Best Spa Nibbles, August 2010
A good spa service comes with extras like the latest issues of trashy magazines in the waiting area, a steam room, and a salon-grade hair dryer in the bathroom. A great spa has all that plus enough free snacks on hand that you can skip lunch. That’s what you get at Ciel Spa, which opened last year in the SLS Hotel. Start off with watermelon juice, tea, or cucumber water. Move from skewers of fresh fruit (honeydew, cantaloupe, watermelon, pineapple) to ones of berries (raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries). You’re not done: The ground-floor SLS patisserie furnishes gourmet chocolates and bonbons in flavors that include star anise and Earl Grey.