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In a food-crazed city, the West Village still manages to be the epicenter of all things culinary. Seemingly every single charming, tree-lined block brings another hip restaurant, with tiny spaces typically filled to the brim with gorgeous people. Plus, there's a little bit of everything: from authentic French fare to read
One Sunday earlier this year, I found myself laying topless, face-up on a bed in a back room of Barneys New York. (Did you see this going elsewhere, dear reader?) Diane Nakauchi, the CEO of Koh Gen Do, a Japanese beauty brand favored by elite makeup artists, was examining my face. "We're going to do a lotion pack," she read