Since you like to do your holiday shopping the old-fashioned way -- you know, by trudging through the malls while schlepping heavy bags its time to take a break and unwind before your last round of holiday parties. You have to get your nails done anyway, so you might as well do it in style. The Cranberry Cooler manicure and pedicure at the Ritz-Carlton South Beach will put you in the right state of mind. While your lips sip a cranberry champagne cocktail, your hands and arms will be massaged with an exfoliating cranberry cleanser, followed by an antioxidant lotion. And just when you thought it couldnt get any better, a deep-moisturizing body butter is rubbed on, and your tired limbs are wrapped in warm towels as you decide on the perfect cranberry-hue polish to top off your sinfully soft digits. But wait -- theres more: After your fingernails have dried, you will sink into the heated massage chair and snack on mixed nuts, cranberries, and white chocolate-covered pretzels as you soak your feet and prepare for the same pampering on your tootsies. This berry special indulgence costs $150 and is offered through January 1, so it will also make the perfect last-minute gift for your impossible-to-please mother-in-law. Call 786-276-4090, or visit www.ritzcarlton.com/resorts/south_beach/spa.
Dec. 22-Jan. 1