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Caudalie LoungeWhen a girl hears wine and spa in the same sentence, her mind begins to wander.  Did they bathe you in Bordeaux? Soothe you with Shiraz? Well, a girl can dream…

Although the new fall menu is good enough to drink, it’s best to let your skin take it all in.

I tried the Merlot Wrap, which is a detoxifying and perfecting wrap for skin in need of intensive pore cleansing.  And who doesn’t need a good cleansing?  Your body is soothed when a warm mixture of Bentonite clay, five deep-cleansing essential oils and nourishing grape-seed oil envelopes you in a sumptuous, soothing cocoon.  In minutes impurities are gently dissolved and pores breathe freely.  Yes, it’s exactly as it sounds, almost a religious experience.

When the wrap is removed I felt my tone, color and texture visibly improved.  My skin felt wonderfully clean, refreshed and balanced.  Perfect for a girl to get her glow back on and slough away the effects of sun exposed summer skin.

While the treatment sets, the head is massaged to soothe the senses and relax the mind, followed by a sumptuous massage using Caudalie’s rich nourishing body lotion to promote micro-circulation and help slow the signs of premature skin ageing, leaving skin velvety soft and firm.  Featuring anti-oxidant grape-seed Polyphenols; nourishing grape-seed sesame and borage oils; micro-circulation activating titrated Biloba extract.

I left feeling light as a feather but still dreaming about France and the Bordeaux region.

I was led to the French Paradox Wine Lounge, an 800 square foot wine lounge stocked with vintages from Château Smith Haut Lafitte, the family estate and vineyard of Caudalíe founder, Mathilde Thomas. The Lounge features an imposing wine cellar of wood and Bissazza tile, with a floor of slate grey tiles interspersed with elegant rugs and comfortable chairs and couches.

Caudalíe’s Wine Lounge houses a sommelier, Cliff Rames, who is available to host wine tastings between treatments, as well as instructional wine classes.  Wines are sourced and rotated on a consistent basis and paired with regional tasting plates.

I left feeling totally pampered and drifted into Central Park without a care in the world.  Caudalíe is the perfect way to detox whether it’s girls’ night out or just a little self-indulgence.

A toast, to health, happiness and finding a cure for all hangovers.

Of course, we’ll drink to that.

Mention dishinoutbeauty.com when you call and receive a complimentary glass of wine with your treatment. http://www.caudalie-usa.com/The-Plaza

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