Best of Boston

2002 BEST Day Spa, West

Grettacole

Push through the glass and wood storefront, past the bright pots of Trish McEvoy cosmetics and rows of neatly packaged Molton Brown potions (you can hit all of the above on your way out), and head straight for the heart of this operation: the spa. The intimate setting in back serves as the stage for some world-class pampering—whether it’s a custom-designed massage at the hard-working hands of Amy Nicalek or a soul-saving pedicure. The entire staff works at the expert level. Better yet, they’re downright sweet.

300 Boylston St. (Rte. 9), Atrium Mall Chestnut Hill 617-964-6998 grettacole.com/