The Institute, a members-only New York City destination from the cult-favorite skincare brand, Erno Laszlo, is a can't miss for any bi-coastal beauty looking for year-round pampering and seriously beautiful skin.
Re-opened last year after a 40-year hiatus (the original Institute was on Fifth Avenue from the 1930s - 70s), this SoHo institution is beyond gorgeous. Featuring a chandelier dripping with crystals through three unique floors and a revolving showcase of art and events held at the space, there is always something new and exciting to experience.
With it's original iteration frequented by Hollywood stars such as Marilyn Monroe and Greta Garbo, it's new location is also a must-visit for the modern day West Coaster. Flying can ravage skin, leaving it dry and prime for irritation. So even though NYers are lucky enough to have the space in their backyard, jet setters around the world who frequent NYC will benefit even more as they need the relaxation time and a healing hand to help soothe travel-weary skin.
Membership is pricey, but the personalized service is well worth it - and even if you don't hit the Big Apple monthly, the Erno Laszlo team is keen to help you make the most of your membership, and will work with you to maximize your skincare regimen.
The Institute pricing:
• 12 months (annual) membership: $3000 with a minimum of 15 treatments
• 3 months (trial) membership: $1000 with a minimum of 4 treatments