| New York Magazine
"The Best Bet"
April 23, 2007
Spring is taking its time this year, delaying
the sensory pleasures of the season: green leaves, blooming
daffodils, sun-warmed lunch hours. There is one sense you
can satisfy though: smell. Start with the grapefruit and vodka
pedicure at Sweet Lily ($62: 222 W. Broadway, nr. Franklin
St.: 212-925-5441), an hour of beautifully scented toe pampering.
Your Feet are bathed in warm grapefruit juice, which aids
in exfoliation, and vodka, an antiseptic. (If you have small
cuts on your feet or legs, you’ll feel the sting.) A
traditional file is used to slough rough calluses, followed
by another round using a fragrant lime half dipped into a
sugar scrub. Naturally, nails and cuticles are buffed and
filed to perfection.