Between to-do lists that never seem to end, how about spending an entire day solely focused on you? In fact, February has been unofficially dubbed by some as “Self-Love” month, so it's an ideal time to kick-start that exercise routine you’ve been putting off, pamper yourself with a dreamy facial or even indulge in a little retail therapy to update your wintry wardrobe. And because we know that you’re tired of running around and that your time is at a premium, we’ve sussed out a bunch of convenient hubs where you can exercise, spa and shop with zero schlepping and hassle. Here are a few places where you can do it all:
Welcome to the wonderful world of @250, where yoga pants are de rigueur and the entire first floor of this 41,000-square-foot building is bursting with wellness, self-improvement, health, beauty and shopping options. You can occupy your whole day getting fit, balanced and beautiful. Start with a killer (in a good way) Pilates-meets-strength training session at SolidCore. If you’re not too pooped, take a class at The Bar Method or go for a pedaling frenzy at SoulCycle. Feeling like a sweaty mess? Hit Dry Bar for a hair wash and blowout in this serene space. Afterward, check out the glamorous-meets-techy med spa Truth + Beauty, where a beauty coach can analyze your skin and you can get all kinds of state-of-the-art, noninvasive treatments including facials, body contouring and skin tightening. After, reward yourself with a trend-worthy outfit from Pink & Honey, a jewel of a boutique bursting at the seams with fun clothes, mostly from California brands.
INFO: 250 S. Service Road, Roslyn Heights
Head to the Harbourview Shoppes, a small, upscale cluster of stores and restaurants in Roslyn, where the Center for Wellness of Northwell is located. Here, the vibe is serene and the selection of healthy practices vast. Choose from a staggering number of yoga classes offered in a beautiful labyrinth of sunlit studios. Ranging from beginner to advanced, Ashtanga to Vinyasa. Find daily meditation, Pilates classes, acupuncture, Reiki, reflexology and more, along with a small selection of journals, fuzzy sweatshirts and leggings for sale. Trot your newly limber self right across the hall to the Spa at Red Hots and trade-in your workout outfit for a cushy robe and indulge in any number of luxe skin and body treatments. There’s a full menu of specialty massages, a brow and lash bar and spray tanning options. Find gifts galore — cute bags, PJs, candles, scents and sparkling jewelry. Added bonus? A free sauna session for clients.
INFO: 1520 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn
Don’t be put off by this oddly located boutique/wellness establishment located atop a Subway sandwich shop. Inside, it feels like going to your best friend’s house and hanging around in her uber-fashionable closet. The Wellground, which opened eight months ago and already appears to be doing a brisk business, is the vision of two Port Washington moms, Manda Kovar, 40, and Lanie Marcus, 42. The space includes a vibrant boutique with a mix of on-trend brands, and a room dedicated to barre classes held a couple of times a week. A brow expert from NYC comes once a month; a facialist does a variety of treatments a few times a week and, occasionally, there’s a visit from a crystal reader. Friday is a great time to visit as they offer a series of trunk shows and a complimentary session with a makeup artist. Kovar says the place is “a little escape from life. It’s a playground for wellness and shopping.” Here, a cushy sofa beckons from the center of the room where Kovar says customers often gather and shoot the breeze and where “we sometimes serve Kombucha.”
INFO: 938 Port Washington Blvd., Port Washington
Stony Brook Village Center
For relaxation, visit Blue Salon + Spa, which offers facials and massages as well as nail and waxing services. After your refreshing 30-minute hydrafacial ($150), grab a cup of tea or coffee at Crazy Beans. The shopping options are aplenty here, from stores like Chico's to Cottontails and JoS. A. Bank. In the warmer months, Stony Brook Village Center offers bike, kayak and paddleboard rentals to help get you moving.
INFO: 111 Main St., Stony Brook