By Janene Mascarella

New York's LUSH SPA

Get Validated
Validation is a life-affirming face treatment to enhance your natural beautyoffered at LUSH Spa. This unique service instills inner confidence and right from the start of your journey into Validation, you’ll realize this is like no other facial. The treatment taps into the subconscious to make you feel truly beautiful, from the ethereal music and words spoken to the essential oils used during the facial massage. You’ll leave feeling uplifted, self-assured and glowing from the inside out.60 minutes – $140, 783 Lexington Avenue, LushUSA.com

Dream Beach - Pool

Hit “The Beach”
Let the sun shine because you don’t need to sit in traffic to indulge in a little sizzle. The Beach at Dream Downtown spans 4,800 square feet filled with imported sand, private cabanas and Cote D’Azur-inspired chaise lounges. A specialty menu transports you to a tropical vacation with signature cocktails including Beach Spritz (Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label, Aperol, Grand Marnier), Ginger Towers (Grey Goose, fresh ginger, mint, ginger beer) and Hot to Trot (Cazadores Blanco, cucumber, agave, jalapeño). 355 West 16th Street at 9th Avenue, DreamHotels.com

YAGP 2013 TAMPA GALA

Lift Your Spirits
Dance has a way to move your soul, so get it movin’ this summer!Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, one of the world’s most popular dance companies, will present 15 performances at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater from June 11-22. Led by Artistic Director Robert Battle, Ailey’s acclaimed dancers will be performing exciting premieres, new productions and repertory favorites by renowned choreographers that give 30 extraordinary dancers more ways to inspire. Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased at the David H. Koch Box Office, by phone at 212-496-0600, or online at AlvinAiley.org or LincolnCenter.org.
Photo caption: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Alicia Graf Mack in Alvin Ailey’s Pas de Duke
MUST INCLUDE: Photo credit Siggul, Visual Arts Masters

Sex and the City Hotspots

Take the Tour
Cliché? Maybe. Touristy? Totally, but hey, that’s the fun! On Location Tours runs the “Sex and the City” and “Gossip Girl” tours, which are perfect NYC outings for a bunch of friends. The tours visit off-the-beaten-path locations that were used to film the shows, including Buddakan, Dylan’s Candy Bar, O’Nieal’s Bar on Grand Street and The Pleasure Chest. It’s great for a girls’ day out! OnLocationTours.com
Photo Credit: Yacouba Tanou / On Location Tours

Kitano_Kaiseki

Grab Your Partner
Mosey along to a unique sake pairing dinner at the Kitano New York. Hosted in the Kitano’s Michelin-rated restaurant, Hakubai typically once a month, these dinners offer diners the opportunity to learn about traditional Kaiseki cuisine while sake producers teach them proper sake pairing and drinking techniques. Throughout the five-course meal, the Kitano’s staff will be available to offer insight on the Kaiseki cuisine and answers any questions. You’ll also get free admission to that evening’s JAZZ at KITANO performance. For information on sake pairing dinner dates or to make a reservation, call 212-885-7072. 66 Park Avenue, Kitano.com

armani chocolates

Shop the Gift
For the ultimate 5th Avenue gift, swing by Armani/Dolci – the only chocolate company in the world privileged enough to directly reflect the fashions of Mr. Giorgio Armani himself. Armani/Dolci is known for its seasonal offerings, including luxurious pralines, chocolates, teas, jams and biscuits. Give a gift that’s sweet, sinful … and stylish! 717 Fifth Avenue, ArmaniDolci.com
 

 

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