Chocolate, almonds, and cocoa powder sound like the makings of a decadent treat. And also a pedicure. Oh, yes: the hot chocolate pedicure is here. Maria Bonita Salon, located in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood, is offering an indulgent hot chocolate pedi. First, you soak your tootsies in cocoa, almond oils, and Dead Sea salts. Next your dead skin is sloughed off with a chocolate and almond exfoliating scrub. Then your feet are massaged with a combination of chocolate, almond oil, and vitamin E, topped off with a hot chocolate paraffin infusion. Unlike the hot chocolate at your local coffee shop which shouldn’t cost more than $3, the hot chocolate pedicure will set you back a whopping $40. While it’s decadent to be sure, it sounds like a misuse of perfectly good hot cocoa to me. [Maria Bonita Salon] [Image of hot chocolate via Shutterstock]
Seriously, is there anything better than sipping a hot drink when it’s cold and blustery outside? Whether you like your warm beverages chocolatey or fruity, with or without booze, I found 12 delicious drinks guaranteed to please your palate and warm you up this winter. Click on the gallery to check ‘em out!
As soon as it gets cold outside, people immediately think they need to bundle up (think four plus layers) up to stay warm. Not a bad idea, but it’s just as effective to throw on your favorite coat and warm yourself from the inside out. Try making a cup of Chocolat Moderne’s new line of drinking chocolates instead of slipping on your thermal underwear. The four flavors, Snake Charmer, Madame ‘X’tasy, Kama Sutra and Midnight Oasis, are all delicious, but Madame ‘X’tasy is the stand out drink, a combination of espresso, burnt caramel and fleur de sel. There’s just something so unusually good about chocolate with a hint of salt. [$19, ChocolatModerne.com] Keep reading »