And so it begins.
Cranberry Revitalizing Facial at The Spa at Equinox
What: Banish last year’s dull dermis with a wintertime treatment ($200) that harvests the berry’s vitamin C content to lessen sun damage and fine lines.
Why: Marine collagen and aloe extract speed the regenerating process.
When: Dartmouth St., daily, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Franklin St., Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: 131 Dartmouth St., Back Bay (617-578-8918); 225 Franklin St., Financial District (617-426-2140).
Take for $10 at the Boston Center for Adult Education
What: Plunk down a Hamilton for one of 30 bettering-yourself classes, from ballroom dancing and watercolor to wine and cheese pairing.
Why: Your resolutions list runs longer than a chapter book.
When: Today & Fri., 6-8:30 p.m.
Where: 122 Arlington St., Back Bay (617-267-4430).
What: Three- and five-day juice regimens augmented by potent nutritional shots (algae, probiotic) and daily phone and email encouragement.
Why: Starvation not necessary. The shipment includes a raw-food dinner, snacks, and even a vegan cookie.
When: The aftereffects of holiday gluttony rear their ugly head.
Where: Available at revitalive.com, $267-$399.
Hot Chocolate from Chocolate Silhouette
What: Stir the pot with a luxe batch of Belgian comfort fare from local chocolatier Andrea van Wien, who honed her sweets-making skills at the Chocolate Academy in Belgium and Canada.
Why: You’ve got chills, and they’re multiplying.
When: The snow finally arrives.
Where: Available at chocolatesilhouette.com, $9.
Photo: Courtesy of Equinox