Luxe Spa Treatments With a Side of Butterbeer

Wizards, witches and muggles, rejoice. You can now sidle up to a butterbeer bar and craft a magical wand right here in New York City. 

The Boy Who Shopped 

Wizards, witches and muggles, rejoice. You can now sidle up to a butterbeer bar and order a tankard of the frosty brew, craft your very own magical wand, and treat yourself to chocolate frogs and Bertie Bots Every Flavour Beans right here in New York City. 

The Harry Potter New York flagship store recently opened in the Flatiron District, and its three floors are packed with fantastical props, clothing, gifts, books – of course! – the aforementioned butterbeer bar, a wand station, and plenty of selfie spots, including a bright-red London phone box, a life-size replica of Fawkes the phoenix and a giant Nagini slithering around the Dark Arts section.  

Luxury Treatments, Bar None 

The Spa at the Hotel Hershey is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. We crunched some of the (tasty) numbers. Since its opening, it’s provided 1.7 million treatments and served 896,000 guests, all in its luxurious 40,000-square-foot spa. Sounds divine – and delish! 

Boston Garden 

Through September, the main lawn of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, will be transformed into a garden of sunflowers and traditional Native American crops of corn, beans and sedges. Two gardens will frame the bronze statue Appeal to the Great Spirit, which portrays a Native American man on horseback: Ekua Holmes will plant 3,000 sunflowers as part of “Radiant Community,” while Elizabeth James-Perry’s “Raven Reshapes Boston: A Native Corn Garden at the MFA” will feature plantings of corn, beans and sedges in the shape of a horseshoe crab.  

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