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Enjoy yoga with a view on Thursday

It’s officially rooftop season, baby! Well, some days it feels like it is, anyway. Pod Hotel Brooklyn is kicking things off on Thursday with its first rooftop class of the summer: yoga. Led by a CorePower Yoga instructor, the one-hour Power Vinyasa class starts at 6pm on the Williamsburg hotel’s sweet roof. But don’t worry if you’re not a yogi (or if you’re not even sure what Power Vinyasa means, like a certain writer who shall remain nameless). The free class is meant for all levels

The CBD Craze Has Hit Brooklyn. And It’s Amazing.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, then you’ve seen all of the news regarding CBD. I’ll be honest: I didn’t know what all of the hype was about, and at the time, I thought it was just that: bluff. That is until I saw that the parent company of the Oreo cookie has announced that they are seriously considering adding CBD to their product line. Now, while I’m one of the first people to call BS when I see it, the fact that a multi-billion dollar corporation (and…

Cirque de Soleil’s newest show ‘Luzia’ is a jaw-dropping journey

Photo: Meredith Craig de Pietro Photo: Matt Beard / Costumes: Giovanna Buzzi / 2016 Cirque du Soleil There is a big top tent set up next to Citi Field, all the way at the last stop on the 7 train in Queens. If you make it all the way out there, prepare to be mesmerized. Cirque de Soleil’s latest show, “Luzia: A Waking Dream of Mexico,” pulls out all the stops—including Mexican wrestlers, “papel picado” and monarch butterflies. Along the way, you’ll catch your breath with feats of great daring, surprise, and flexibility. Photo: Matt Beard / Costumes: Giovanna Buzzi / 2016 Cirque du Soleil Photo: Matt Beard / Costumes: Giovanna Buzzi / 2016 Cirque du Soleil During the two-hour-plus show, audience members will travel “from an old movie set to the ocean…

Away vs. Chester: Carry-on Luggage Showdown

It’s incredible how much you can save on plane tickets by traveling light, but choosing the perfect carry on luggage isn’t always easy. You obviously need to meet the size requirement for your luggage to fit in the overhead compartment, but, at the same time, you need space for all your belongings, plus a few souvenirs. Luckily, luggage brands are stepping up their game and now you can find great carry-ons that tick all the boxes. The CHESTER Carry On luggage and the Away Carry On luggage are two of the best options out there and, if you’re still not …

At Minka, wellness is a form of activism

Aki Baker, one of the founders of Minka, sees healing as a method of activism. Photo: @omandthecity Aki Hirata-Baker, an owner of Minka, wants to hear you scream. “We have been told we can’t be angry and we can’t say what we need to say. That’s an energy we need to tap into.” This is the first clue that this is not your typical GOOP-like wellness center. Sure, the space is light and airy; it’s full of crystals, herbs, and nice smells. There are caps for sale that say “Make America Magic Again.” You’ll need to slip off your shoes upon arrival and you may be offered tea. But, unlike most wellness spots today, you’ll also…

And now a brief summer 2014 recap.

It’s been a great summer. I’ve already personally decided this is one for the history books in terms of the congenial weather we’ve had almost everyday since June.It’s also been a rough summer in terms of world events, and here at home senselessness like the murder of Eric Garner by members of the NYPD.I’ve been out enjoying the former and loathing the latter so much I’ve found it hard to focus enough to write.Some things I’ve missed are the random bouts of fireworks, (unrelated…

Mozart in the plant store jungle

If you’re as obsessed with indoor plants as I am, Greenery will feel like a bit of heaven to you. This Greenpoint plant shop is like a mini-jungle, filled with unique plants (and care instructions for them all), and somehow they are going to host a BYOB concert series in the midst of its crocodile ferns and fiddle leaf figs. On Thursday, April 25 SoFar Sounds will be bringing its secret lineup of musicians to perform in store, and you can…

Despite Us Being American: after Michael Brown Jr. & too many more

Eric Garner’s murder saddened me as it has many. As a person of color, as a person who has men that resemble Eric in my family. As a tax payer and American, his murder brought me so much sadness it took two weeks for me to write what I thought was a concise and useful post about it.Then Micheal Brown Jr. an unarmed 18year old was killed in Ferguson, MO. by a police officer, shot six times, dead. It’s been a week of …

Steel Magnolias on stage

On Friday night, skip Times Square and get your theater fix in convenient Park Slope instead. The Gallery Players’ current production of everyone’s favorite ode to female friendship forged in a Southern beauty parlor, Steel Magnolias, is running now through April 28th, and tickets are $25. I’ll always have a soft spot for this tearjerker, and if I don’t get a last minute invitation to a seder (hint, hint, y’all), I might just spend the evening with Truvy, Clairee, Ouiser, and the girls.   More ideas for Your Ideal Week here ⇨