Top things to do on your downtime this winter to renew your body, mind and soul.
Adorn Your Spirit
For celebrations, rites of passage, parties, pampering and more, set your sights on Mehndi NYC, where owner and professional henna artist Madeleine (Mangala) Bühler-Rose creates unique henna adornments inspired by yoga traditions and her clients’ desires. Mehndi NYC uses organic and 100 percent natural ingredients exclusively, and is dedicated to sourcing the highest-grade ingredients for her handmade henna paste, made from leaves of the henna plant.
Create a Scent
Have you ever dreamed of creating your own perfume? Your journey at The Scentarium in downtown TriBeCa will take you on a voyage through the entire range of fragrance families and field of scents. Better yet, owner Sue Phillips will help you understand how perfumes are developed, why they are very personal to each individual, and how to build your very own custom scent. At the end of your journey, you’ll take home your own unique fragrance, reflecting your individuality and personality.
By appointment only – 917-449-1134, Scenterprises.com
An effortless getaway with direct flights from New York City, Gansevoort Turks + Caicos is the ultimate “paradise found.” An ideal romantic escape with your Valentine, the island is located under three hours from NYC by air and boasts year-round 80+ degree weather. This sleek, boutique property is tucked away in a secluded location on beautiful Grace Bay Beach. You two love birds can lounge in the 7,000-square-foot infinity pool before or after getting pampered at Exhale Spa and savoring some tropical-tinged treats.
She Winks Lash Studio is a full service eyelash extension salon in the heart of midtown. The salon is equipped with 15 relaxing lash stations, private wax room, threading station, two full makeup stations and the “She Winks Selfie Station.” Certified, trained and talented She Winks Lash Stylists are ready to glam you up with lavish lashes that revamp your look and cut your beauty routine in half. Additional beauty services like eyelash and eyebrow tinting, threading and makeup application are also available.
115 West 45th Street, Suite 201, SheWinks.com
Ready for a unique rejuvenation session? Drop by New York’s first official Salt Room, Breathe Easy. Dry salt therapy, also known as halotherapy, simulates the beneficial effects of salt caves, which have been used for centuries to improve health and one’s overall well-being. Salt is a natural and effective antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and anti-inflammatory mineral. Relax while breathing micro particles of dry salt for 45 minutes. The salt is ground into tiny particles by a state-of-the-art halogenerator and then infused into the salt rooms. There’s also a salt bed for private, individual treatments.
1 Park Avenue, BreatheEasyUSA.com
Spare Some Time
Grab your friends and hit Bowlmor Lanes, one of Manhattan’s premier entertainment destinations with locations in Chelsea Piers and Times Square. All Bowlmors allow you a night of fun, drinks and play where you can also snack on delicious foods while you sip cocktails. The Times Square location even brings the fun and nostalgia of Coney Island with a “Carnival” that features classic boardwalk games from Whack-a-Mole to “Roll-ette.” Let the good times roll!