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Best Bets: Week of April 6, 2015

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 08:01:14 -0400

Acrylic tables, how to puff a pocket square, and more new stuff in New York stores.

Best Bets: Week of March 23, 2015

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:00:55 -0400

Brookfield Place’s big reveal, armless side chairs, and more new stuff in New York stores.

Best Food Tattoos

Mon, 9 Mar 2015 13:47:59 -0400

Meattt, Inc. of 28-year- old graphic designer Marina Heintze recalls a butcher shop, with fake mutton chops hanging in the windows.

Best Prenatal Massage

Mon, 9 Mar 2015 13:47:58 -0400

When you reach around week 30 of your pregnancy and the lower-back pain becomes too much, the antidote is acupuncturist and massage therapist Leigh Withers (who happens to come highly recommended by the city’s top gynecologists).

Best British Manicure

Mon, 9 Mar 2015 13:47:57 -0400

Nestled on the fifth floor of Saks Fifth Avenue is the first Nail’s inc Nail Bar in the U.S.—a manicure spot firmly established in London’s shopping scene .

Best Semi-Personal Trainer

Mon, 9 Mar 2015 13:47:54 -0400

The S10, in S10 Training, stands for sub-10 percent body fat, and founder Stephen Cheuk works obsessively toward that goal for his classes of no more than eight people ($50).

Best Indoor Running

Mon, 9 Mar 2015 13:47:50 -0400

New York’s first-ever dedicated treadmill gym, Mile High Run Club, opened in November.

Best Alt Sephora

Mon, 9 Mar 2015 13:47:48 -0400

Beyond the five-pound tubs of mayo and bulk toilet paper, a nexus of boutiquey beauty buys has arrived at Costco, the “Beauty’s Most Wanted” collection.

Best Salt Treatment

Mon, 9 Mar 2015 13:47:45 -0400

The dry-salt room, a European mainstay beloved for its lung- and skin-clearing benefits occupies a nail-salon-like room, Breathe Easy, within the Oasis Day Spa.

Best Closet Organizer

Mon, 9 Mar 2015 13:49:04 -0400

Don’t expect midwestern niceness when Wisconsin native Jessie Freschl’s stylists are decluttering (from $300 for three hours).

Best Toy Store

Mon, 9 Mar 2015 13:48:56 -0400

The LEGO Store’s newest 4,000-square-foot flagship has a less frenzied vibe and more interactive features.

Best By-the-Hour Interior Design

Mon, 9 Mar 2015 13:48:55 -0400

With Homepolish interior designer Noa Santos and tech whiz Will Nathan pair clients and designers on a wallet-friendly hour-to-hour basis

Best Toddler Tennis

Mon, 9 Mar 2015 13:48:51 -0400

Private kids’-tennis clubs are all the rage in Europe, but Court 16 is the first of its kind Stateside.

Best Mini Pete Seeger Lessons

Mon, 9 Mar 2015 13:48:49 -0400

Jalopy Junior Folk lessons for young strummers ages 8 to 14 feature small-group instruction on banjo, fiddle, or guitar.

Best Kids’ Birthday Presents

Mon, 9 Mar 2015 13:48:48 -0400

Wyatt Lily is a turquoise-and-pink wonderland of baby-shower and class-birthday gifts for ages 0 to 6.