Bashert is a Hebrew word that means “meant to be.” It’s actually even stronger than that, indicating that it’s so meant to be that “it always was.”

I had the pleasure of getting my hair done for the Spa Week Media Party at the lofty and intoxicatingly energetic Senses New York. As Bruce Conroy, one of the owners, coiffed my locks into a voluminous side-pony that garnered 1,000 compliments that evening, he shared with me some delightful tidbits about the spa.

Senses NY can take full credit - Bruce did my hair, Lizette did my makeup.

When he and his partner and long-time friend and travel buddy Antonio were searching for spaces to open up their business over 2 years ago, they walked into the 2nd floor space on 19th and 5th, and immediately knew that was it. There are white wispy dandelions mural-ed on the walls in pastel colors with crystals to decorate. The dandelion is Bruce’s favorite– people will remove then from their yards, but they’re so beautiful. There’s also painting of Lucy that perfectly embodies the playful spirit of Senses New York; Bruce purchased it in September 2001, the day before the world changed forever.

They named their corporation: Bashert.

It’s fitting that today marks my 1-year anniversary at Spa Week, a job that I truly feel is bashert, on the same day I got a facial at Senses on Live Spa TV.

Suzanne has been doing facials since the 80s, and loves working at Senses because she can use creativity and has the flexibility to do 2 hour facials, which she firmly believes is the only way to do it properly. Using Hylunia products, an eco-friendly line for sensitive skin, she did a light microdermabrasion treatment followed by steaming and extractions, then a mask, tea tonic, toner and a nice little shoulder, neck and scalp massage. The tea is fresh from the Union Square Farmer’s Market around the corner, where she gets many ingredients.

Green Apple Face Mask

The green apple mask at left does not contain apples picked from the market, although Suzanne said that a good food processor is a worthwhile investment for your skin—her favorite masks are the ones made at home.

Her favorite at-home recipe: Lavender Flowers, Yogurt and Honey

Watch it here, then book it for yourself— available this week for $50!

Senses New York Salon & Spa
138 Fifth Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10011

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