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Power Players

Where women who rule the world eat, sleep, spa and more in NYC.


For beauty touch-ups on the go: GlamSquad

It’s hard to beat the convenience of this rapidly expanding mobile app, which sends a pro to your home or office for everything from blowouts to makeup applications. When time runs out before an event, GlamSquad eliminates the need to run between different salons.

For skin-perfecting facials: L’Appartement Caudalie Spa

The newly opened Madison Avenue spa on the Upper East Side feels as intimate and personal as being in a friend’s chic townhouse. With facialists who tap into the brand’s renowned vinotherapie-inspired scrubs, masks, and creams, as little as one session will turn dull skin radiant and glowing.

For restorative spa treatments after a long day: Aire Ancient Baths

Designed to reflect Greek and Roman bathhouse traditions, this modern sanctuary is a transformative space for for body-reviving thermal massages, which are combined with aromatherapy muscle-rubs and pink Himalayan salt scrubs.

For a place to rest your head: The Beekman

This recently opened boutique hotel has quickly established itself as the must-stay spot, its portrait-worthy rooms furnished with a mix of antiques, barn doors, custom leather headboards, and lush tapestries.

For lunch or dinner meetings, book a table at the Keith McNally-owned Augustine restaurant for an elegant take on French bistro fare.

For energizing meals: Café Clover

Come for the beautiful, royal-blue leather banquettes, and stay for the delicious sprouted-grain risotto and chickpea flour hushpuppies. This clean-eating restaurant caters to the city’s busy fashion esthetes who appreciate sustainable, farm-fresh dishes served in a stunning atmosphere.

For after-work cocktails: The Campbell

This iconic cocktail bar is tucked away in Grand Central. Open since the Jazz era, The Campbell is now run by the Gerber Group, who have curated a freshly imagined menu (from martinis to charcuterie boards) and boast a location that makes it easy to zip up or downtown.

For networking and striking up deals: The Wing

Based on the concept of a modern women’s social club, The Wing is a membership-based hang out spot where you can fire off emails, relax on pink sofas, read feminist literature, and meet up with other likeminded entrepreneurs.

For a well-curated wardrobe: Moda Operandi

Not only does this online luxury retailer – co-founded by the perennially chic Lauren Santo Domingo – allow you to pre-order fashion collections right after their runway debut, but they also have in-house stylists who can help you assemble a stylish, on-point wardrobe in person.

For a mind-body reset: The Class

Taryn Toomey’s The Class is not so much a workout as it is a movement. The 55-minute sessions combine incredibly challenging, guided exercises with cathartic mantra to release negative energy. Part muscle-toning, part meditation, this boutique class channels inner and outer strength for a steady mind and a fit heart.

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Kari Molvar

Kari Molvar is a beauty writer and backstage reporter who has covered everything from high-performance skincare to hands-on makeup applications. She started her career in beauty as a senior editor at Allure and has since written for Vogue, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Town & Country and the Wall Street Journal among other print and digital publications. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and two (DIY-obsessed) young daughters. Follow her @Kari_Molvar

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