Another reason why I would love to live in New York: The La Prairie Spa at the Ritz-Carlton. The Swiss skincare company has just devised a new Platinum Rare facial at its New York relaxation destination using its luxe Platinum line—an antiaging collection devoted to recharging the skin’s electrical balance using actual traces of one of the world’s rarest, most precious elements. The service’s real selling point, though, is that you are attended to by two aestheticians instead of one. That’s right; two hands are cleansing, exfoliating, and performing a facial massage while another, entirely different set of hands cleanses, exfoliates, and gently rubs out all of the tension from your legs, feet, arms, and hands. The most impressive thing about the 90-minute treatment, which concluded with a blissful scalp massage, was the unison in which the therapists worked.

The La Prairie Spa at the Ritz-Carlton is located at 50 Central Park South, NYC. For more information or to book an appointment, call (212) 308-9100.