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NYC Spa Week: Not A Secret, But One Of NYC’s Best Wellness Events

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This is definitely not a secret, but the NYC Spa Week happens twice a year. It’s a great opportunity to try the numerous treatments, in the various spas, around the five boroughs.

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Photo Credit: Steven Meisel for Vogue Italy, featuring Gisele Bündchen (2013)

NYC Spa Week was founded by Cheryl Reid, she explains why and how this idea started:

“Living in New York is not always as easy or glamorous as it sounds. I guess that’s why they say, “if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere.” While the constant hustle and bustle of our metropolis can be exciting, some days a one mile commute can take 45 minutes.

Everyone in New York moves in a hurried, frenzied, impersonal manner — one that is both stressful and draining. One evening I began brainstorming how to create an event that would educate exhausted New Yorkers about the benefits of the spa & wellness lifestyle while offering them an affordable way to experience it.

I also needed to figure out a cost-effective way to drive this new clientele into the day spa market. With these components recognized, the light bulb went off, and the Spa Week Brand was born.”


So, in 2004, NYC Spa Week launched their first edition. 

The idea of offering to everyone the possibility of relaxing and having some down time to unwind, at a reasonable cost is amazing.

We all know that New York’s beauty scene can be quite expensive, so having the best spas around the city offering treatments at $50, is fantastic!

They started off their first year with only 25 venues participating, but each year, grew as it became more popular and recognized.

Today, Spa Week has become a National brand, with events happening all over the country. Now, you are able to experience some of the top players in the wellness industry. Plus, you can focus and dedicate time for your well-being.

Each year, in New York City, there are over 100 salons and spas participating in this special week. They all offer a wide number of treatments at this special, discounted rate. 

The best thing is, many of these treatments are offered in super high-end and luxurious spas around town.

Keep your eyes opened for their 2016 event! All bookings cane be made online.

Here are two spas that we adore: Aire Ancient Baths in TriBeCa and Body by Brooklyn in Clinton Hill. We have even organized unique experiences for corporate groups coming from overseas and they had a fantastic time.

www.spaweek.com


Photo Credit: Steven Meisel for Vogue Magazine
*Last Update on March/2020.*

Munchery: Afraid of Winter? Order a healthy food delivery!

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Hey New Yorkers – and visitors! If today is a lazy day, plus it pretty cold outside, it’s the perfect day to order a healthy food delivery! We had a great experience with Munchery yesterday night!

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UNFORTUNATELY THIS BUSINESS IS PERMANENTLY CLOSED!

If you follow our account for a while, you DO know that this type of post never shows up.

On the other hand, this is NOT a paid post, ok? The thing is, we were invited by a good friend to try out this food delivery service. So, since it’s quite cold outside and we were feeling very lazy to cook, we decided order in. Fair enough…

The service is called Munchery. They offer “nourishing, affordable, chef-cooked meals delivered right to your door”. We loved the concept at first sight!

The dishes are amazing, done by different chefs. You can filter the available dishes for the day selecting filters like: Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free and Nut-Free. You can also select Entrées, Sides, Kids, Deserts, Breakfast and Drinks!

Now, after selecting it online and as soon as the payment was processed, they took literally less than 10 minutes to arrive! And, the food was super fresh and very tasty!!! WE really enjoyed the service, the food’s quality and presentation, since we do enjoy eating super healthy!

If you’d like to try it out, you have $20 off your first meal, since I’m inviting you through my personal profile! You might also want to directly to their website and type a Code when you get to the payment processing: T4KFB73F.

Before anyone mentions…YES, we do get credit for people who sign up. But, believe us, we’re are only doing this because we really enjoyed their food and service.

We bought a bunch of food through our friend’s Code and payed only the delivery. That to say, the food has a super fair price too!!!

Let us know your feedback after using this healthy food delivery service!

Lastly, if you’re brave enough to leave your home, and enjoy healthy food, go to Forager’s City Grocer. We love them and they have a fantastic selection of healthy, organic, locally source food.


Photo Credits: Courtesy of Munchery
*Last Update on March/2020.*

Be The Match: Transplanting Hope Can Be Easy And Painless

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Transplanting hope can be easy and painless. See how Be The Match started and how they are helping millions of people across the globe. Come and be part of this amazing community.

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One of the main reasons we started Behind the Scenes NYC was to work with the local community, making a difference and helping those that need our support.

We met a great group of people from Be The Match at an event in the city last year. Immediately, we signed up and joined their program by filling out a form. Plus, they got a “saliva sample” so we could become donors – totally painless.

They explain:

“For thousands of patients with a blood cancer like leukemia or other blood disease like sickle cell anemia, a marrow or umbilical cord transplant is their only life-saving treatment – their only chance for a cure. Yet, most have no matching marrow donor in their family.”

So, if you are between the age of 18 and 44, these folks need you!

Moms and future moms, did you know that your baby’s umbilical cord can save lives too!?

Here are a few ways to engage and be part of this amazing work:

  1. Donate: Different from what people thing, the 2 methods of donation are painless. PBSC donation is a nonsurgical procedure and the most common way to donate. Bone marrow donation is a surgical, usually outpatient procedure. Regardless, both are safe and painless.
  2. Donate Money: Yes, they do rely on financial contributions to continue researches. In addition, they help patients with transplant costs and other needs.
  3. Volunteer, attend an event or put together a fundraising: Yes, there are other countless ways to support and participate. You’ll surely find the one that suits you the most.

Their Volunteer Programs is great for anyone interested in donating time – one of our most precious assets today!

Furthermore, if you want to actually see the impact they have today, you can read heart-warming stories. From patients and donors to stories behind patients & donors actually meeting, after a successful transplant!

Let’s help make a difference in this world that seams to have become as it’s crazy as it can get!

www.BeTheMatch.org


Credits: Courtesy of Be The Match
*Last Update on March/2020.*

BodyBrite NYC: Some Of The Best Beauty And Spa Treatments In New York

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We always get questions regarding the best beauty and spa treatments in New York. This is a personal tip by our Founder, Fê Paronetto. She uses and loves BodyBrite NYC!

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Back home, in Brazil, I did a treatment for hair removal that really worked for me. I did it in three different parts of my body, and now I need just to so a simply maintenance 1-2 times during the entire year.

In Brazil, these treatments are very popular, specially because we have good weather year round. Everyone is always showing some skin. Some more, some less (laughs), but hair removal is a bit thing.

On the other hand, we are very cautious with the treatments we do, since there are many that are too aggressive and damaging to the skin.

After intensive research, one of the treatments that I found was perfect (for me), was the hair removal with IPL – Intense Pulsed Light. It’s practically painless, specially in comparison to laser hair removal methods. Besides, it’s much cheaper too.

You do have to schedule a few more sessions than laser treatments, but in the end, the “math” is better. Much lower price, practically painless, no burns, not aggressive for the skin, etc. After just the first few sessions, you already see visible results. I did around 3-4 sessions, then started seeing the difference. I did a total of 8-10 and now only have to do maintenance once or twice a year.

So, when I moved to New York City, I wanted to find the same method I used back home.

I found it! So, the other day I headed to the Upper West Side of Manhattan to understand all the treatments that BodyBrite NYC offered. I really was impressed with it all.

They have more than 200 centers worldwide and in NYC they launched their first location a few years ago.

I’m a bit fan of non-invasive machines and treatments, and they do offer many good options.

A few of the services they offer are:

  • IPL Hair Removal: $69 per session per zone | $49 – if you commit to a package!
  • IPL Skin Rejuvenation, also known as Photofacial: $89
  • LED Teeth Whitening: $99
  • DermaOxy Oxygen Facial

BodyBrite NYC also has an exclusive partnerships like the global pharmacological skin care brand DMK. They offer a range of non-machine services from Chemical Peels and Enzyme Facial Therapies (a MUST try!), to anti-cellulite treatments.

Another partnership I got super excited about was with SkinCeuticals, since I’m totally and completely obsessed with them! Most of my skincare products I buy with them. Expensive, but worth every dollar, believe me!

They do have some of the best beauty and spa treatments in New York.

Note: This is not a paid post. I’ve been using their IPL Hair Removal treatment for over 4 years now.

While you’re up in the Upper West Side, you might want to check out a the famous Tavern on the Green. It’s a bit touristy, yes, but it’s one of the spots you have to visit once. Fore the dive-bar-lovers, head up to E’s Bar. You’ll find a pretty energetic crowd.

Hours: Check online for specific details.

Location : 42nd West 72nd Street – Ste A

www.bodybriteusa.com


Photo Credit: Giovanna Battaglia for Tommy Ton
*Last Update on March/2020.*

Foragers City Grocer: A Grocery, Restaurante And Wine Shop

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Foragers City Grocer is not only a grocer, but also a true farm-to-table restaurant and a wine shop. One of it’s locations in the super cool neighborhood of DUMBO, in Brooklyn!

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The Foragers City Grocer opened in 2005 in DUMBO and carries locally grown organic produce, pastured meats and fresh local dairy.

Foragers is your go-to destination for the best, carefully-selected, locally sourced, and artfully prepared food. The demand we saw for clean and ethical foods inspired us to open our market in Chelsea, which also includes a restaurant and wine shop.

All the products featured come from trusted producers, or hand picked from our own farm in Canaan, New York.

The clients like to know where their food is grown, processed and handled.

Plus, they are interested in learning about the entire process and being sure that they are consuming what there is best in the market!

So, as they explain:

“Our sourcing standards ensure that every product you find at our stores is made honestly with all natural ingredients, grown with integrity, and raised humanely.”

This type of market is right up our alley, so we love every single aspect of it, support them, and hope to spread the work to other like minded people.

In addition, the restaurant is called Table. It runs under the direction of Executive Chef, Nickolas Martinez, and is more than a farm-to-table restaurant. They also grow their own food! Therefore, besides a delicious dinner, you must try their brunch that happens on the weekends.

They have a store in Chelsea too. So, if you don’t want to commute all the way into Brooklyn, to shop, you have another great option!

And, if you want to explore other farm-to-table restaurants, we actually recommend heading upstate NY.

There are countless close by day trips that you can plan for a different weekend. For help organizing it all, contact our concierge experts. In sum, they can cater an exclusive and memorable experience for you!

For Corporate requests, contact us and let us know how we can assist.

Hours: Please visit website for store hours of each location.

Locations Market & Table:
56 Adams Street, DUMBO
300 West 22nd Street, Chelsea

Location Wines: 231 8th Avenue

https://foragersmarket.com


Photo Credits: Courtesy of Foragers City Grocer
*Last Update on March/2020.*

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