We recap everything earth-shattering that happened in health and wellness this week: April 13-19, 2013.
Dig Inn Seasonal Market debuted a new location on Hudson Street in West Soho on Thursday. The new eatery has an expanded menu, with sandwiches and salads, and an upgraded food display system. A line stretched out the door at lunchtime on opening day.
BluePrint is finally opening a brick-and-mortar juice shop, in LA. Racked reported that the pioneering juice brand just signed a lease for a flagship location at 1422 Abbot Kinney in Venice.
Long Island City cycling studio Crank Studio opened a second location on 92nd Street on the Upper East Side.
Vegan sushi purveyor Beyond Sushi opened a second location dubbed “The Green Roll” in Chelsea Market, just 10 months after debuting in Union Square.
High-performance athletic apparel brand 2XU opened its first retail location in Santa Monica. The brand plans to focus first on Southern California and then build out more retail shops across the country.
Gingersnap’s Organics has created a combo juice-and-raw food cleanse called the Spirit Junkie ($65 a day), inspired by the East Village restaurant’s No. 1, fan Gabrielle Bernstein. “It’s for the people who wanna cleanse deep, but still want to chew,” says Gingersnap’s founder Jamie Graber.
NYC FITNESS NEWS
CitiBike memberships went on sale for the first time, and the bike-share program sold more than 5,000 memberships in just two days. The long-delayed program is set to launch in May.
Runners will gather for a #BostonStrongNYC run in Central Park to show support for those affected by the tragedy in Boston on Monday, April 22 at 6:30 p.m.
Yogi MD Stephanie Marango, founder of the Sacred Body Institute, is hosting a lecture, “The Wisdom of Your Body,” and launch party for her new book, on Tuesday, April 23 at Kinected.
On Tuesday, April 23, at the DKNY store in Soho, join Well+Good co-founder Melisse Gelula and women’s health expert Alisa Vitti for the launch of Woman Code ($25). Vitti will share tips on how tweaking your diet can turn around your hormonal health, irregular periods, and fertility. Ticket includes juice, snacks, and champagne.
Natural beauty expert, cancer survivor, and the formulator of CV Labs skin care, Britta Aragon is now offering Personal Detox Overhaul programs that take place in New York, via Skype, or in your hometown, if you want Aragon to toss out your toxic medicine cabinet items for you or a group of friends.
On Earth Day (Monday, April 22), Aveda stylists around the world will volunteer their time “to offer haircuts in return for a donation to Earth Month.” The aim is to set a Guinness World Record for most money raised for a charity by haircuts in a 24-hour period, said a press release.
This week, SpaFinder Wellness, debuted Last Minute, a last-minute booking site for discounted beauty services and fitness classes, which lists appointments within a 72-hour window in New York, Chicago, and Miami. Los Angeles is next.
New York nail expert, Jin Soon Choi, created two limited-edition polishes ($18) exclusively for Space NK. Adding to her 5-free line, are Voile (a vibrant violet) and Gossamer (a luminous purple-pink shimmer).