Using fresh, local ingredients, executive chef Susan Delbert whips up small but powerful lunch and dinner menu items, with starters such as roasted pepper soup ($6.75) and an arugula, goat cheese, and candied walnut appetizer with lemon and cilantro marinated mushrooms splashed with an herb vinaigrette ($8). As for main munchies, the NPC jumbo lump crab cakes are paired with artichokes, crispy eggplant, and Kalamata olives ($25), while the filet of beef is crowned with a bing cherry demi glace and sidekicked with chive mashed potatoes and sautéed summer squash ($19). The Fourth Estate offers a staggering array of wines, or you can exercise your constitutional right to consume raisin-bread french toast ($10.50) and steak and eggs ($17.75) with spicy Bloody Marys ($5.27) during brunch.
Roche's menu of services runs the gamut from haircuts (85+ women, $45+ men) to facials ($65–$130/hr). In the bright, minimalist setting of one of Roche's salons, you can consult with an expert stylist before issuing follicle fiats and dermis decrees. A single Groupon will cover a variety of tubular combos: a classic manicure ($20) and bikini wax ($30); a spa manicure ($35) and a feet paraffin treatment ($15); or a Brazilian wax ($50) and access to free-floating nitrogen ($0). Two Groupons will cover a French manicure ($25), a French pedicure ($50), and a brow wax ($20); or a French pedicure and any Kerastase treatment ($50). Massage services are also within your grasp; a Swedish or an aromatherapy massage clocks in at $100/hour, and a deep-tissue massage at $55 for a half-hour.
Treat yourself to beautification and relaxation at the renowned Andre Chreky, the salon spa. This Groupon gets you $100 worth of salon and/or spa services for half price. New Beauty Magazine named the premier salon one of the "most elegant and extraordinary beauty destinations" in the country in its Five-Star Beauty Destination program. Treat yourself and buy two Groupons: get $200 worth of services for just $100.
Cachet Hair Designs has been a beauty destination for more than 25 years. Owner Meriem Benchaouch and her staff abide by the old-fashioned belief that close and personal attention yield the best results, but their work is anything but antiquated. With an eye for the fresh and trendy, the stylists whip hairdos into shape with cuts, Argan intensive conditioning treatments, coloring services, and wave nouveau treatments. They also offer haircuts and beard trimming for men, as well as facials that utilize steam vaporizers and high frequency debacterization to cleanse the skin and make it glow like a firefly that just developed its first crush.
Harnessing the tempered pulses of laser technology, GentleLase Center’s technicians have removed fine and coarse hairs from skin surfaces for more than 15 years. The GentleMax laser removes follicles with minimal discomfort and has the versatility to treat a wide range of skin tones. During each treatment, a medical professional runs a handheld wand over patches of hair, applying therapeutic heat to raise each strand. A laser pulse then dislodges the hair and a pulse of cooling cryogen spray coats the area just like an unbalanced basketball coach covers the floor in maple syrup before practice. GentleLase Center also offers haircare services such as cuts, highlights, and Keratin straightening treatments.
The floor-to-ceiling glass windows that line the front of Relaxed Spa serve two purposes: to funnel natural light inside and act as an invisible barrier to stress. Owner Solmaz Celik and her staff of certified salon and spa technicians preach relaxation as they pamper visitors during services such as sugar and hard waxing, facial treatments, and massage therapy. Using a classic, Shellac, or french style mani-pedi, they also clean up fingernails and toenails.