Magnolia European Organic Spa
Aesthetician Ewa Rakwal calls Magnolia European Organic Spa her "home of wellbeing," a sanctuary that brings a European approach to beauty 4,000 miles from her native Poland. Magnolia is entering its 10th year, but Rakwal laid the groundwork well before, honing her art for eight years in a bustling midtown spa. The staff employs the Éminence skincare line, whose Hungarian origin nods to Rakwal's ties across the Atlantic and natural and organic ingredients reflect her commitment to gentle therapies. To this end, organic soy wax, aloe vera–rich Bronze Biologic tanner, and diamond microdermabrasions help keep skin smooth and willing to babysit younger siblings with minimal irritation. Licensed massage therapists apply their expert touch to hidden problems, holistically ironing out physical and emotional stress.