Fade in: Midtown dressing room. Two friends trying on bikinis for a midwinter vacay.
Girl 1: (astonished) Da-amn, girl. What chu got goin’ on down there?
Girl 2: (calmly) It’s December. I’m taking a break, ’kay?
1: No, sister. You’ve gotta book at Sweet Samba Spa. Just opened in Midtown.
2: Oh, man, I hate feeling all exposed. Pain factor?
1: The imported Brazilian wax grips only the hair, so no redness. Plus, you can watch TV—on the ceiling!
2: How much?
1: Bikinis $28. Brazilians start at $40. Just be sure to tip, or they’ll remind you at the front desk. Really. There’s a sign.
2: Fair enough. Still need some clothes for the trip though.
1: Shop Sweet Samba Spa’s boutique. They’ve got Frankie B. jeans, cute hoodies, and Colombian body shapers to handle that jelly.
2: Now you’re saying I’m fat?
Sweet Samba Spa, 884 Monroe Drive, Midtown (404-347-5211 or sweetsamba.com).