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Get Fit with World Famous Fight Experts at Renzo Gracie Fight Academy

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I worked today from one of the places I love the most, in Williamsburg, when two guys arrived and sat beside me, at the bar. I’m great at starting conversations with random strangers and this time, it lead me to learn more about Renzo Gracie Fight Academy NYC where world famous fight experts meet.

I always say that every cool girl, is half boy. Impossible not to agree, right!? While I was working today from Beco Bar, today I started a conversation with two guys.

These guys were Daniel Gracie and Nica. They start telling me about their Fight Academy just around the corner called Renzo Gracie Fight Academy.

I was crazy looking for a good place to go back to practicing Muay Thai, which I practiced for over 1 year back home. So, I’m definitely signing up with them later today for classes!

Their 1st academy was Founded by the famous Renzo Gracie 20 years ago. It opened right across from the Madison Square Garden where they still are today.

Many of their students were based in Brooklyn, so in 2011, they opened the Williamsburg location. There they have modalities like the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai, but they also have spaces dedicated for weight training. Classes are not only for adults, but also for kids!

It’s surely one of the best fighting academies in NY  and I knew about them from back home in Brazil. Famous guys like Anthony Bourdain and Guy Ritchie have trained there too!

Daniel told me one of the funniest stories that happened with him and Guy Ritchie.

He was always training with Guy, and one night Guy asked “Do you want to come with me tonight to my wife’s show?”, and Daniel answered “Yeah, of course!”.

They got into Guy’s car and when Daniel noticed, they were entering Madison Square Garden. So, he asked Guy, “Wow, your wife must be pretty famous to be singing here!”

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Obviously, Guy thought that Daniel was joking and he called Renzo Gracie telling what had just happened. He handed over the phone so Daniel and Renzo could talk, when Renzo said, “Daniel, that is Guy Richie!”

Daniel had no idea that he was THE Guy Richie, even though he loves Guy’s work as a movie director. He turned in amazement and said, “No way! I love your work! I think you’re one of the best film directors in the World!” Hahaha…

Well, obviously they still train together and are close friends today.

Daniel and Nica, thank you so much for a great “bar talk” and see you guys soon on the fighting floor!

Oh! If you like UFC, on November 12th, the 1st UFC will be hosted in NYC at the Madison Square Garden. Their academy will have 5 students fighting the Championship!!

If you’re interested in booking a private class or activity, let our experts help you out! If you’re a company, and would like a unique team building experience, contact us!

Hours:
See hours for different classes online.

Locations:
100 Bayard Street, Williamsburg
224 West 30th Street, Chelsea

www.renzogracieacademy.com


Videography: Renata Meirelles
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Renata Meirelles and courtesy of RGFA

Fê is our Founder & CEO! She’s Brazilian (Yup! Not a New Yorker!), but her indescribable passion and curiosity for NY makes her a New Yorker by heart. Fê worked in companies like Kimberly Clark, Quintessentially, Vogue Brazil and Iguatemi Group, and after 12 years of working for these fantastic companies, she decided to go solo and move to NYC!
She lives in Brooklyn since April of ’15 and has been tirelessly working on BTSNYC, working with huge companies on corporate projects, practicing her Arhatic Yoga meditations, finding time for gym and friends! Phiuf!

Brooklyn Boulders: Mixing adventure with technology

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Have you heard of Brooklyn Boulders? If you haven’t, it’s time to learn more about them! If you are hungry and restless to try some adventure with technology, this is a great place to go!

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“It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” ~ Edmund Hillary

Brooklyn Boulders is one of the greatest workouts to have a bit of downtime from the city. They offer a great 22,000sqft space for rock climbing since 2009.

Located in the neighborhood of Gowanus, in Brooklyn, every year their team bring novelties to the experience they create.

This time, they’ve added Augmented Reality to their menu of classes!

How it works? There are projections on the walls that create a videogame experience for the climbers. The objective is to touch each projection – or target – as fast as possible. At every touch,  a sound is ignited to confirm the target was reached. Pretty cool, right? Fantastic mix of adventure with technology.

Being fit definitely became more entertaining at Brooklyn Boulders!

Oh! They also offer yoga, acroyoga, capoeira classes, and a variety of fitness workshops. Plus, these guys love to party making everything fun.

If you are a bit lazy and need and extra push to exercise, they have fantastic personal trainers that can help you out and keep you disciplined.

Also, their free wifi will let you document your experience to share with your friends!

Lastly, after a fantastic class at Brooklyn Boulders, you might want to walk a few blocks to a neighborhood we love called Fort Greene. For lunch or dinner, go to Colonia Verde, one of our favorite spots!

If you want our expert’s help to organize a private party or gathering, let us know. This is also the perfect spot for a company outing or a team building day. Our team is also able to assist you in organizing it all.

Contact us for further information.

Hours:
Monday – Friday: 7am – Midnight
Saturday & Sunday: 8am – 10pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Location: 575 Degraw Street, Brooklyn

www.brooklynboulders.com/brooklyn

 

Photo Credits: Courtesy of Brooklyn Boulders

A Space for Healing, Rejuvination and Peace: City Wellness Collective

The other day we went to visit a gorgeous space called City Wellness Collective. They are dedicated to offering the most amazing wellness techniques in the city like healing, rejuvination and peace.

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After moving back from Berlin to New York, Michelle Keinan and Dan founded the City Wellness Collective. Dan is her partner is love, life and business.

The space is dedicated to you if you’re in search of the best healing and rejuvenation techniques or simply looking for peace. It’s also a place to check out, if you are a healer and need a beautiful space for your clients.

She found out that, like herself, other people were feeling isolated as solopreneurs. They were in profound need for community and support in this overwhelming (but amazing) city.

Michelle and Dan partnered up with Maria Lomanto, a design visionary that helped create the perfect space for healers and ideal for clients. We do need to confess, the space is fantastic. Just by walking in, you can already sense the soothing energy inside it!

So, if you are looking for healing, or peace and relaxation, their professional are certainly part of the top healers in NY. They offer a wide range of practices and modalities, based on your personal need and goals!

You can expect everything from acupuncture, advance biostructural correction, reiki, colorpuncture, integrative nutrition, somatic healing and massage. And still, women’s health and fertility, holistic facials, crystal healing, sound baths, breath work, intuitive guidance, Qi Gong and so much more!

The list is endless!

If you are a healer, be prepared for a great opportunity to learn, work and heal together.

Their network helps you find new clients and provides the tools you need to make the collective a sanctuary for your business.

Oh! Don’t forget to check out their event’s page! There are great workshop, healing sessions, talks, etc, through out the month.

We are positive you will find what you’ve been looking for!

To learn an apparently simple, but very powerful meditation, you might want to try out the Twin Heart Meditation by Grande Master Choa Kok Sui.

Location: 141 West 28th Street, suite 301

www.citywellnesscollective.com

 

 

Photo Credits: Courtesy of City Wellness Collective and Dan Keinan

Test your limits at a fitness dance by Body Conceptions

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Lets sweat it off in style, girls! Body Conceptions is a fitness dance that focuses on the cardio and creates fantastic results for a perfectly toned summer body!

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It’s hard to beat a concept like this one. Dance to build that beautiful, lean and sculpted body of a dancer, targeting everything from:

“…your arms and abs to your thighs, glutes and heart. Both the cardio and body-sculpting components of the method use integrated movements that involve multiple muscles and require engagement of and connection to your core.”

Plus, listen to great music to boost your energy! It definitely makes all the difference.

Body Conceptions offers a few different programs: Classic, Power 45, Power Sculpt, Blast 45, and Bootcamp (yikes!).

Now, if you really want to push it up a notch, try their BoCo’s #StrongforSummer Express Challenge. It’s a focused, 4-week program designed to help you get super healthy, strong and confident for summer time.

And still, they have private class options if you prefer. Join a group of 4-7 friends to inspire each other during classes and have tons of fun. If you don’t have a group, they can add you to a smaller group.

Also, you can set up a time for a bachelorette party, a birthday celebration or even, prepare your body for your wedding!

Do you like to test your limits? Well, then this is another reason why to try out these fitness dance classes by Body Conceptions.

On our side, we are all about testing limits! You might want to try another type of fitness experience too, at Brooklyn Boulders.

Locations:
Adelante Studios – 25 West 31st Street
Stepping Out Studios – 37 West 26th Street

Hours:
Weekday classes are at Adelante Studios
Weekend classes are at Stepping Out Studios

www.bodyconceptions.com

 

 

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Body Conceptions and Matt Simpkins

Maria Bonita Salon & Spa: For a Brazilian beauty style

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The Brazilian beauty services and techniques are incomparable! We’ve tried a few, offered at Maria Bonita Salon & Spa, and completely loved them all.

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We have to confess that we’re pretty picky when it comes to beauty products and specially services. A good product can be copied, but a good service is very hard to replicate.

Maria Bonita Spa & Salon was founded in 2003 by Fernanda Lacerda and is co-owned by Manuela Giannini. It has been considered the to-go-salon in Soho for all the Brazilian beauties that live or come to New York City.

The other day we experimented a few services we were curious about and after the fantastic results, decided to share it with you.

We started with a fabulous Gold & Diamond Facial that lasted over 1 hour.  We were “taken to heaven” and brought back. This treatment is used to “treat light scarring, discoloration, sun damage and stretch marks. It helps to thicken your collagen, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, which result in younger looking complexion.”  Virginia de Oliveira was the expert facialist behind the technique.

After the facial, we had a manicure. It’s hard to explain how different Brazilian professional do manicure services, versus the NY spots we’ve been to.

Believe us, it’s as perfect at is can get, and it definitely lasts much longer.

Last, but surely not least, we finished with a blow out. This, again, was amazing!

We haven’t tried the Wax, but we’ve heard miracles about it by friends and powerful women we know. So, if you’re looking for a waxing spot, there is surely nothing like the Brazilian Wax.

To wrap up we do have to say that, different from the NYC style, Brazilian spots allow you to take your time and relax. Nothing is rushed, so every moment is fully indulged.

All professionals were fantastic, super caring and hot hearted – like every Brazilian we know!

They recently launched a second spot, called MB45. It’s the perfect place for powerful women that live the New York hustle life. In other words, perfect for women that are always on the go. You can schedule a quick 45min blow up and manicure with them, for only $65.

MB45 offers manicures, blowouts, braids and make-up. We love all Brazilian beauty services.

Finally, to see what other talented Brazilians are up to in New York City, you’ll love this post.

We’ve worked with many people visiting NYC and corporate groups coming into the city, searching for leisure activities.

Let us know how we can help you or your company!

Location:
Maria Bonita Salon & Spa – 199 Mott Street
MB45 – 93 Worth Street, Unit C

Hours:
Maria Bonita Salon & Spa:
Monday – Wednesday: 10am – 7pm
Thursday – Saturday: 10am- 9pm
Sunday: 11am – 6pm

MB45:
Monday – Saturday: 8am – 8pm
Sunday: 11am – 6pm

www.mariabonitany.com
https://mb45studio.com

 

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Maria Bonita
** This post was updated on July 25th, 2017. **

Capoeira Brooklyn: A traditional Afro-Brazilian Martial Arts

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We are very fond of Capoeira for several reasons! A while ago, we went to an event called Batizado (or baptism), and met a group called Capoeira Brooklyn. The modality is a traditional Afro-Brazilian Martial Arts.

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This is a great group, if you are interested in Capoeira.

They explain that Capoeira is:

“…a child conceived in Africa and born and raised in Brazil. Originally outlawed in Brazil, the art of Capoeira was created and practiced by Africans forcibly brought to Brazil during the slave trade as a form of combating their oppression. Dance-like movements, instruments and singing disguised the martial nature of the art from the Portuguese slave masters.

Capoeira continued to be illegal in Brazil until the 1930’s when it was taken off the streets and brought into the classroom. Today Capoeira is a both legal and very popular in Brazil and throughout the world. On July 15th, 2008, Capoeira was officially recognized as a culturally preserved art by the Brazilian government’s Department of Culture. It is a rich and multi-dimensional art that teaches culture, language, music and encompasses a complete body workout.”

In short, this unique and traditional Afro-Brazilian Martial Arts mixes self-defense, acrobatics, with a specific music rhythm.

Capoeira Brooklyn was founded my Mestre Foca and his wife, Instrutora Rouxinol. Both have been practicing the technique for over 20 years. Mestre Foca decided to open the only full-time capoeira academy, in Brooklyn, years ago. Today, it a highly recognized school within the capoeira community in New York and abroad.

He is certified as a professional martial arts instructor through IDEA Health & Fitness Association, while Instrutora Rouxinol is a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

Besides the classes for adults of all levels, they also have fantastic classes for kids.

They are both specializes in teaching children, so it’s definitely a good activity for kids to try out too.

In 2012, Mestre Foca and Instrutora Rouxinol launched a music compilation called “Vem Brin Capoeira”.  They wrote and  You can buy on iTunes, if you’re interested.

So, we’re sure you’ll just love this Afro-Brazilian Martial Arts modality. Plus, there’s nothing better than to get fit with mental balance and great capoeira music!

Still in the Brazilian spirit, you might want to try a great restaurants, a bar and a bakery. Beco, in Williamsburg, Berimbau do Brasil, in Greenwich Village, and Padoca Bakery on the Upper East Side.

Classes:
All Levels Capoeira for Adults: Tuesdays & Thursdays: 8pm – 9:30pm at Way of Action
All Levels Outdoors! Saturdays: 11am-12:30pm at the grassy water’s edge next to LeFrak Center at Lakeside
Beginners Capoeira: Wednesdays & Fridays 6:30pm – 8pm at Way of Action
Intro to Capoeira: Thursdays 6:30pm – 8pm at Way of Action
Kids Capoeira Classes: Check out the youth programs for details!

Locations:
Way of Action: 316 7th Street, 2nd Floor, in Park Slope, Brooklyn
PowerPlay: 432 3rd Avenue, in Gowanus, Brooklyn
LeFrak Center at Lakeside: 171 East Drive, in Prospect Park

www.capoeirabrooklyn.com

 

 

Credits: Courtesy of Capoeira Brooklyn

Ancient Greek and Roman baths in NYC, at Aire Ancient Baths

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The experience of ancient Greek and Roman baths in NYC is just a few blocks from you! Aire Ancient Baths is one of the top get-aways in the city.

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Located inside an old weaving factory in TriBeCa, Aire Ancient Baths is an experience you’ll never forget! Most likely, you’ll get addicted to it!

As we’ve all studied in History class, in ancient Greece and Rome, fancy banquets were organized for special guests with sessions to thermal baths. These public thermal baths were hosted inside beautiful palaces and were considered special rituals.

Aire Ancient Baths offers a variety of water induced relaxation sessions ranging from the hottest water at 102ºF, to the super cold water pools that can go down below 46ºF. Definitely, for the brave!

There are also steaming rooms that are intensified by aromatherapy and propeller jet baths at 97ºF for pre massage sessions.

Plus, salt water pools at 100ºF that is one of the most sought after baths because of its ability to induce mental relaxation, and much more!

We love their newest treatment called Red Wine Baths. We all know that grapes are huge antioxidants.

Extracted from the Matarromera winery in Spain, the treatment starts with 30 minutes inside a tub with tempranillo grapes concentrates. While in the tub, you’ll receive a scalp massage, as well as a facial massage. The best!

Then, you’ll head to a full body massage with grape seed oil that will do wonders for your body regarding hydration.

And wait! It’s still not over! You will still indulge yourself into another 90-minute Thermal Session in their different baths.

This experience lasts 180 minutes. Have fun!!!

Prices per person:
Monday – Thursday: $450
Friday, Saturday & Sunday: $550

If you go there later in the afternoon, you can take an additional set of clothes and head straight for dinner. Since you are at the upscale TriBeCa neighborhood, you might want to try Bouley’s kitchens.

Last, we work with highly customized and strategic corporate services with small, medium and large companies. We’ve organized, in the past, some very exclusive experiences ta Aire Ancient Baths.

If this is something you’re looking for, let us organize it for you and you team.

Hours:
Monday – Friday: 9am – 11pm
Saturday & Sunday: 8am – 11pm

Location: 88 Franklin Street

www.ancientbathsny.com

 

 

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Aire Ancient Baths and Vogue Magazine (thumbnail image)

Fê is our Founder & CEO! She’s Brazilian (Yup! Not a New Yorker!), but her indescribable passion and curiosity for NY makes her a New Yorker by heart. Fê worked in companies like Kimberly Clark, Quintessentially, Vogue Brazil and Iguatemi Group, and after 12 years of working for these fantastic companies, she decided to go solo and move to NYC!
She lives in Brooklyn since April of ’15 and has been tirelessly working on BTSNYC, working with huge companies on corporate projects, practicing her Arhatic Yoga meditations, finding time for gym and friends! Phiuf!

Meet one of the Top NYC Hair Stylists: Rogerio Calvalcante

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We’re here today to share a great tip if you’re looking for one of the top NYC hair stylists! We simply love the miracle hand and flawless work by Rogerio Cavalcante.

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Hey Gorgeous Girls!!!

We’ve been receiving cou messages and emails regarding beauty treatments in NYC and the best salons in NYC. So, we’re here today to share a great tip if you’re looking for a top hair stylist in the New York!

Rogerio Cavalcante is Brazilian and we can say with extreme confidence that Brazilian hair stylists do know how to make women explore their best style.

He comes from a hair stylist family, hence his love and keen eye for the perfect hair style and color. It’s a talent that is literally stamped in his DNA!

At a very young age, 13 years old to be exact, Rogerio starting exploring the beauty and styling universe at his uncle’s salon.

Over 5 years ago, Rogerio came to NYC and opened himself to learn with great names – even if it meant, going back to working as an assistant. A great approach and vision with out a doubt!

He explains that inspiration is everywhere and it can be extracted from the most simple, to most complex things around you…at all times!

Working with countless hair styles is certainly a thrill and his passion transcends into appointments that can last up to 2h, or from 3h-6h if you’re going for coloring!

Yup, this is the Brazilian service ‘style’…not common in New York City, if you ask us… Brazilain professionals take time and want to be sure that the client leave their appointment more than happy.

He offers services like: Bangtrims, Women’s Cut, Men’s Cut and Blowouts, plus Coloring – single, full highlights, balayage and toner (glaze).

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As Rogerio aways says:

“Approach is everything! Styling is a fluid process. We’ll explore trends and work around what’s best for your features. And, at the end of the day, there is nothing like the look on my customer’s face when I’m done. Their happiness is priceless.”

Change is good and change is always welcome, so if you’re looking for it, try starting by meeting Rogerio! As we said, she’s definitely one of the top NYC hair stylists!

If you’re coming to New York and need private assistance at your hotel or you live in NY and don’t have time to go to the salon, let our experts take care of this for you. For businessmen and women coming into the city for work, meeting or events, we can also assist your needs.

Location: 199 Mott Street – Maria Bonita Salon & Spa

www.mariabonitany.com

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6 NY based Vegan, Organic, Natural Beauty Brands at Indie Beauty Expo

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We’ve been observing a trend around the world: people are changing their values about lifestyle. Behind the Scenes NYC attended the Indie Beauty Expo that took place in New York and found some amazing NY based Vegan, Organic, Natural beauty brands.

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During the last couple of years, the number of organic products have grown exponentially and more people started to practice physical activities as part of their daily routine.

There is also a clear concern about the origin of every product that we use. People are now choosing to live in the most natural way possible. It’s not a surprise that this new lifestyle also includes the concern with cosmetic products we purchase. Hence, we see so many new brands in the market, with different proposes, offering vegan and organic formulas.

We attended the Indie Beauty Expo, that took place in New York a while ago.

“IBE’S mission is to provide a platform to recognize, showcase and celebrate independent beauty, wellness and lifestyle brands. Indie brands are among the fastest growing product categories.”

They have become a ‘must have’ in almost every retailer’s collection and are now directly influencing key trends in their markets. We can see this in New York, with several stores specialized in brands that offer natural cosmetics.

Here are some brands that called our Contributor’s, Laura Peruchi, attention at the Indie Beauty Expo 2016:

A wellness and trendy lifestyle in NYC for a top Fitness Blogger

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We gave a few health, fitness & beauty tips for a trendy lifestyle in NYC exclusively for the Brazilian fitness blogger, Gabriela Pugliesi. Plus, one of the top New York City rooftop to visit!

New York City has endless options for all the fitness addicts and enthusiasts.

So, we’ve listed a few of our options that have been on the top of our list!


Class with TT

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The newest NYC fitness obsession is called Class with TT. The modality was created by Taryn Toomey. After working with companies like Dior and Ralph Lauren, Taryn decided to work with her passion for music, body work and movement.

This is a 75-minute body & mind experiment that works all body muscles from the bottom up. In addition, there are no elastics, supports, equipment, nothing. It’s just you and your body! It is definitely a fantastic addiction!

So, when you’re in New York, be sure to schedule your class. If you live here, what are you waiting for? This is part of the ultimate trendy lifestyle in NYC.

Location: Several different studios, so check online.

http://taryntoomey.com


Gallow Green

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And, here it is again! We love this place! Located on rooftop of famous The McKittrick Hotel, in Chelsea, Gallow Green is definitely one of the NYC highlights.

The spot was considered one of the Top 10 Rooftop Bars & Restaurants to visit in NYC and it’s perfect for brunch with friends! The menu is small, so it’s not a place for lunch or dinner, but it offers delicious salads, salmon, prawns, some quiches.

But, the best part is the experience of feeling on top of the world with an incredible skyline and a perfect view of the city! Plus, the McKittrick hotel houses one of the most amazing theatrical productions today called Sleep No More.

Location: 542 West 27th Street

www.mckittrickhotel.com/gallow-green


Dimes

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Now, this is also amazing. Many people have no idea of the countless delis around the city that are focused only in extremely healthy ingredients.

Chinatown can be super cool, too! Dimes is definitely one of the healthiest restaurants in NY that you will never hear about. Or not! The restaurant goes against the media frenzy on search of fame!

As the New York Times has described: “The hippest healthy restaurant you’ve ever heard of.”

The restaurant opened in September of 2013 and is so tiny that it’s compared to a shoe box. It offers a super healthy menu with influences from cuisines from around the world.

The duo behind it is Sabrina De Sousa and Alissa Wagner. In addition, some of the ingredients they use in the dishes are: black sesame, coconut, oat flakes, yogurt, vegetables and fruits.

And, don’t forget to try the juices. They are inspired by a Patagonian juice bar!

Plus, you will go crazy inside their deli wanting to buy everything!

Location: 49 Canal Street (restaurant) | 143 Division Street (deli)

http://dimesnyc.com


Bottega Organica

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Designed by science, made by nature!

Bottega Organica was born from a peculiar conversation between a geneticist and three owners from an Italian, organic and sustainable restaurant named Quartino, in downtown Manhattan.

With a full line of beauty products, everything is created from scientifically proven botanical formulas (100{c8399be91965ff06a5fa23750b49beaf0bc09e4b1c94b50d52f75c5d1635bbfd} pure) to keep skin looking young. This happens by prolonging the youthful state of our cells.

Furthermore, the formulas are based on extracts of plants and extra virgin olive oil that are produced at a farm in Liguria, Italy. Most products are focused on anti-aging, of course.

They offer products for the face, body, hair and lips. Plus, a line of teas, olives and olive oil that also have anti-aging properties.

Note: “A minimum of 10{c8399be91965ff06a5fa23750b49beaf0bc09e4b1c94b50d52f75c5d1635bbfd} of all profits from Bottega Organica sales will be donated to organizations dedicated to cancer cure and prevention.” A super cool initiative! 

Location: 11 Bleecker Street

www.bottegaorganica.com

 

 

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