Cut, color, wax, polish, massage—this sleek hideaway can do it all, whether you’re looking for a simple blowout for your next dinner party or a full-on beauty transformation. Whatever services you select, you’ll be treated to a highly personalized experience that will leave you looking (and feeling) your very best. 8 Main St., Andover, MA 1810, indrasalon.com.
Leave the hubub of Newbury Street behind as you step downstairs into this olfactory paradise. Having a bad day? Pick up a bar of bergamot-scented soap to restore your spirits. Looking for a little something to bring your in-laws? Fresh's stylishly packaged gifts are light years ahead of the other shrink-wrapped varieties. 121 Newbury St., Boston, MA .
It's playground of interior design, from armoires to sofas and chaises: A wall of woods, a wing of leathers, a nook of nubuck suedes. You'll start by changing your home's color scheme, but end up changing your way of life (and credit limit). 585 Commercial St., Boston, MA .
So you spilled on your suit jacket—again. What to do? Bypass your neighborhood cleaners and drop off that soiled silk at Ecoluxe, which uses only organic, environmentally friendly treatment on materials including linen, suede, wool, and cotton. It also offers on-site alterations and tailoring. One Harvard St., Brookline, MA .
There's no seating at this Mattapan institution, so after ordering at the window, be prepared to tear into your thin, footlong dog—slathered with chili, onions, and mustard and wedged into a hot, buttered-then-griddled bun—right there on the street (or, if you have the self-restraint, back in your car). 1509 Blue Hill Ave., Mattapan, MA .
At five milligrams less cholesterol per three-ounce serving than white chicken meat, venison satisfies your craving for red meat and your doctor's orders. The bottom line: it's you or Bambi. Guess who we're rooting for?
The stylists at Interlocks don't just cut your hair. They teach you how to maintain the style, and which products to use to keep your tresses looking salon-perfect long after you've left the chair. And with an adjacent full spa, this is a one-stop shop for hair, nail, and body needs. 58 Merrimac St., Newburyport, MA interlockssalon.com.
Brad Duncan’s laid-back demeanor puts you at ease, while his gentle holistic approach revives your tired physiognomy. He’ll give expert suggestions on how to keep your skin healthy and fresh for years to come without the uncomfortable product push you get in most spas and salons. 530 Tremont St., Boston, MA 2116, bradduncanskincare.com.
You want body-building protein supplements, it's got 'em all. Plus, it gives conspicuous consumption a good name: The money you spend on your selfish obsession with your body goes to support people living with HIV. 29 Stanhope St., Boston, MA .
Bustling Ardan may not scream "relaxation." But downstairs, as you lie on a heated massage table in a candlelit room, the commotion melts away. Massage therapist/medical aesthetician Sarah Rattet incorporates aromatherapy into even a basic massage, leaving your head clear and your muscles tingling. 72 Central St., Wellesley, MA 2481, ardanspa.com.
Whether your look is designer chic, fifties retro, or Elton John outre, this place can meet your specs. It's also one of only a few local sources for the popular Oliver Peoples line of antique-style frames. 755 Beacon Street, Newton Centre, MA .
Ever wonder why the church once outlawed chocolate as too sensual? Airlifted weekly from the little chocolate gnomes in Zurich, delectable with the finest cream, butter, and milk chocolate, these are the kind of chocolates you eat so slowly that they melt in your hand long before they get to your mouth. 230 Newbury St., Boston, MA .
Garlic soup at the Continental Café (the Portuguese half), 445 Somerville St., Somerville. This pungent broth, supporting croutons and a perfectly poached egg, is strong enough to clear your sinuses but subtle enough so that it won't leave your close friends gasping. 445 Sommerville Ave., Somerville, MA .
There's no better way to start a Sunday than at Oro, just a stone's throw from the water in Scituate Harbor. Your morning coffee will go perfectly with the Nutella-stuffed French toast and brûleed bananas, but if a bloody mary is more your speed, try it with the Waldorf chicken-salad sliders and fries. 162 Front St., Scituate, MA restaurantoro.com.
The Sunday brunch buffet at Appetito is to die for, with scrumptious eggs benedict, fluffy muffins, and perfectly seasoned homefries. Alas, eating any of it is out of the question: Everyone's checking out the tautness of your abs and the number of fat grams piled on your plate. Stick, good sirs, to the fruit. 1 Appleton St., Boston, MA .