Tax Refund Splurges
So you wised up and filed your taxes early this year? Good for you. The experts tell us the average tax refund for New Yorkers is a whopping $2,986. With all that extra cash in hand, you can totally justify making those splurges you've been dreaming about at The Shops at Columbus Circle. Let’s go shopping!
For Your Jewelry Box
When you have found money like this, there's no better excuse to spoil yourself and no better treat than a new piece of jewelry. Wrap the 18-karat rose gold vermeil “Splendour” bracelet ($275) from Links of London around your wrist and you’ll think about your windfall every time you wear it.
For Your Wardrobe
What’s missing from your closet? A head-turning handbag. Give it up for the luxurious Bancroft Large Calf Leather and Snakeskin Satchel ($1,390) from Michael Kors, which is cleverly designed to convert from a refined satchel to a roomy tote for maximum versatility. It’s a timeless piece that you’ll never regret.
For Your Travels
Now is the moment to get rid of that old beat-up suitcase and treat yourself to a Tumi bag that makes a real style statement at the check-in line. You’ll sail through security, too, with the aluminum “Degree” International carry-on ($995) in ivory gold. Have it personalized at the store for maximum visibility.
For Your Kitchen
Sure you can head to a coffee shop every morning, but there's nothing more indulgent than a perfectly brewed cup at home. With the Nespresso/Breville Creatista Plus Espresso maker ($599.95) from Williams-Sonoma, you’ll never step out uncaffeinated again. Sleek and stylish, it's also perfectly sized for petite urban kitchens.
For Your Home
Have you had your eyes (and ears) on the groundbreaking Phantom sound system (from $1,690), ever since Devialet appeared at The Shops at Columbus Circle? Your opportunity has arrived. All you need to do is choose between a fashionably designed white, gold, or silver model to take your home entertainment to new heights.
For Your Healthy Living
This is a good chance to splurge on your body, too. Turn Equinox into your ultra-luxe home away from home with an annual membership. It’s the splurge that keeps on splurging: All year long, you’ll have non-stop access to fitness classes, as well as Equinox’s amazing spa-like facilities (hello, Kiehl’s amenities!). Schedule an appointment for a tour; prices are available on request.
For Your Relaxation
Can’t make it away for a vacation? Book the “Spa & Tone” wellness retreat ($925) at The Spa at Mandarin Oriental New York, which includes four hours of pampering: a private Vinyasa Yoga session, an enriching body scrub, full body and scalp massages, and a HydraFacial MD treatment. You also get to use the Amethyst Crystal Steam Room and the Vitality Pools, so that you can make a full day of it. You know you deserve it.