Spa Fancy: Spa e

Brenda Le Grange, owner of Spa E in Miami Beach. Photo: Nissa Benjamin.

The lowdown: Spa e owner Brenda La Grange didn’t want to recreate the “typical spa,” she said, with its isolated cubicles. So she built an open-space spa with mobile nail stations and two treatment rooms with cloudy partitions. A nature buff, La Grange also went by Feng Shui principles. There’s a gurgling, ceiling-high water wall, huge vitrines and a leafy courtyard right outside. Repêchage products are used.

The ‘hood: Located in a tiny plaza between Euclid and Pennsylvania avenues on the south side of Lincoln Road gives the spa a sense of serenity. And, as La Grange points out, it has the advantage of being next door to Oribe, where you can get a blow-out after your pedicure. Metered parking can be found in small public lots one block south.

The vibe: shady, flowing, white.

The highlights:
The Vita Cura 5 Phase Firming Facial uses a mask of Spirulina (blue-green algae) and enzymatic micropeel to revive and tone skin instantly, $150; the Body Movin’ seaweed wrap with peppermint oil under cloth bandages is meant to “get the jiggle out of your wiggle,” $120. But the signature treatment is a Menage a Spa: a facial, manicure and pedicure performed simultaneously for the busy girl, $160.

Spa e, 630 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 305-534-3223

Published: 8/08


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