The Spa at the Intercontinental is brand new. The treatment rooms are very comfortable and relaxing. The common areas are a bit small, but it doesn't take away from the experience. The gym definitely needs more equipment, but the indoor pool is amazing. It is expensive. I would try the spa for yourself and see if you like it -- makes for a great gift.
Hudson stands out among the many design stores in Boston. Each item is elegant and yet very unique. The service is incredible. You can't leave the store without buying a little accessory for your home (or something big!). The prices are great, especially for the quality of the items. Great for the home or for gifts. Highly Recommend.
Working with Roxby Design is a pleasure from start to finish. I could never work with another website designer after working with Betsy Roxby, owner of Roxby Design. Roxby is in a completely different league from other web designers. The work of Roxby Design always exceeds my extremely high expectations.
Brand new italian restaurant from seasoned restaurant owners. The service is wonderful and the atmosphere is warm, inviting, and yet trendy at the same time. Food is very fresh (and delicious). Prices are reasonable. Definitely recommend.
You can't go wrong at Salon Mario Russo. I have been with a few different stylists and always left really happy. However, it is quite expensive. Is it worth the cost? Yes, but make sure to save your appointment for a special occasion so you can get a great cut and look wonderful for a special event! Highly recommend.
Brandon Keith Hair Salon is for people who are serious about their hair. The talent at this salon is incredible. Brandon Keith is remarkable. Just take a look at their portfolio online or in the salon and you will get a feel for the range of talent. They can do anything you want and always listen to what you desire (and follow your directions). They exceeded my expectations and have made it a new favorite. I highly recommend them!
I have been to Stilisti once and had a wonderful experience. The price was very very reasonable compared to neighboring Newbury salons. The "client concierge" was extremely nice and the stylist was wonderful. The space is modern yet very warm. I highly recommend you try this salon. You can book your appointment online and earn points towards services at the salon.
Rina is a perfectionist when it comes to eyebrows. You walk out feeling like a completely different person. Rina recently moved her studio to Newtonville and has created a beautiful, warm atmosphere. The waxing is painless (and I'm a wimp). I wouldn't go to anyone else. Six stars-- highest recommendation. You can schedule your appointments online and don't be late-- Rina is always always on time.
Going to Jeanne Lee's Salon is a pure treat. I have been going to Jeanne for over a year and she keeps getting better and better. She is also one of the nicest people you will ever meet. Her salon is brand new and absolutely gorgeous. It is very relaxing. Highly suggest pedicure with reflexology for a complete indulgence. Highest recommendation! And you can book online :).
My dog has only been once, but the service was good and they did a very good cut. The daycare seems great and very reasonable. The staff is friendly and really takes care of the dogs. You can also sign up for different amounts of time for daycare which makes it great for people with changing schedules. I suggest checking it out!