The Caudalie Vinothérapie Spa inside The Plaza Hotel figured out what New Yorkers have known for years: Many times, city dwellers and travelers just don’t have the time for full-fledged spa treatments. The spa — known for touting the benefits of grape seeds and vines — just launched “Caudalie’s Beauty Under An Hour,” a menu of four treatments designed to get you in and out in less than 60 minutes. The program is the brainchild of founder Mathilde Thomas and treatment manager Regine Berthelot.
They knew those on the go needed pampering just as much as anyone else, especially in the city that never sleeps. And like all of the services at the spa, natural antioxidant-rich ingredients from the grapevine are used. Our favorite? The Vine Reset treatment, which somehow covers all the bases: It features a detoxifying wrap, scalp and body massage, and a moisturizing treatment — all performed back-to-back (nothing is done simultaneously), so you don’t feel rushed. For an efficient glam session, Vine Flash is the one to book. You’ll get a petit facial, brow shaping, bikini line wax and nail polish change — ideal before a big night out.
The Vine Express (body polish, body wrap, petit facial and scalp massage) and the Vine Power (grand facial, manicure and petite pedicure) round out the express menu. Bonus: You can buy the products used during your treatments. We like the Beauty Elixir used during the facial (inspired by Queen Isabelle of Hungary’s famous “elixir of youth”) and the Vine Body Butter, which is made with sweet orange zest, peach pulp, carrot and iris. So next time you’re dashing out, you can indulge at home before you book it out the door.