Manic-depressive literary princes aside, the Danes know a thing or two about living well.
Wasn’t it Hans Christian Andersen who mastered the fairy tale?
So give your face the Cinderella treatment at Gunilla Skin Butik, a one-woman skin haven devoted to pampering your epidermis the Scandinavian way. Duck off Union Street and follow the alley to the back of the house (no need for bread crumbs, Grettie). Step into the cozy space adorned with birch reeds, Moroccan teacups, lanterns, and an ornate silk quilt to keep you toasty.
Using products by Epicuren, 302 Skin Care, Jurlique, and Matis, Gunilla customizes each facial, factoring in skin type, diet, and lifestyle to develop a holistic routine that makes sense for you. Brides-to-be get extra special attention with the Optimal Bride package, which includes monthly rejuvenation treatments to maintain both sanity and clear skin before the big day.
Did someone say “calm bride”?
Fairy tales just may come true.
Gunilla Skin Butik, 2165a Union Street, at Fillmore Street (415-931-7318 or gunillaskinbutik.com).