Spa Deal Here’s a great deal if you’re planning to cut work after the madness of New Year’s: ESPA at the Peninsula is offering “Experience the Peninsula,” a seasonal package consisting of a facial to brighten dull, winter-fatigued skin, along with a deep-cleansing back massage. The treatment comes with a healthy poolside breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea, and use of all their facilities, including indoor, heated pool, sauna and steam rooms, and rain shower, all for $1,600. The offer is available until Feb 28, 2009. Details: 2315-3322. Object of Desire Gucci by Gucci Anyone who has yet to be seduced by the dump-truck-full of new perfumes, colognes and essences that have been filling stockings and sitting under Christmas trees all this week should take a whiff of the new Gucci by Gucci fragrance. The brand is attempting to reinvent the wheel, as far as perfumes go, and claims that this one is a new classic. The scent is floral-based, with Tahitian tiare flower and patchouli tempered by musk and honey for a lingering scent, while top notes of guava and pear keep the scent light and fresh. $755 for 75ml, from Gucci outlets. Hungover? We’ll all be ringing in the new year well into the early morning on January 1, but how can we make sure we’re not paying for it on the first day of 2009? Drink, Drink, Drink And no, we don’t mean hair of the dog. Alcohol is a diuretic, and the most important thing to do is to get water back in your system. Dehydration is what causes that dry mouth, pounding heart and splitting headache, so as a pre-emptive strike, drink water before going to bed, and all through the next day. Sports drinks are especially good rehydrators, especially after a tactical chunder. Replenish Lost Nutrients Take vitamin C and B complex pills with a small helping of easy-to-digest food. And to directly counteract acetaldehyde, the main toxic ingredient that causes a hangover, look for cysteine tablets, available from some pharmacies. Eat a Breakfast of Champions There’s a reason why so many restaurants in town do eggs benedict during their weekend brunches. Eggs are naturally high in cysteine, so if you can’t find those tablets, a plateful of eggs will make you feel better in no time. You can also try eating bananas or kiwi fruits. Rich in potassium, they’ll replenish the minerals lost on your binge. Grab Some Ginseng If you’re feeling queasy, munching on a raw ginseng root is a time-honored way of banishing nausea. If the taste is too strong, try boiling it with honey and drinking it as tea.