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The Week in Wellness: “Girls” nail polish, Soho’s new tea shop, and more


Don’t be the only one at the office this week who doesn’t know which new fitness studio just opened (and is flooded with celebrities) or where that new vegan sushi hotspot is.

We’ll keep you in-the-know with this weekly round-up of the most important wellness news—including fitness and yoga studio openings, celeb juice cleanses, better beauty news, and more:

Non-toxic nail polish brand Deborah Lippman teamed up with director-actor Lena Dunham to launch a “Girls”-inspired nail polish collection. The four-polish line includes a color for each of the four main characters.

Chic French tea brand Le Palais des Thes will open its second New York City boutique, a Soho flagship on January 16. The store, at 156 Prince Street between W. Broadway and Thompson, will also host tea classes for leaf-lovers.

Organic Avenue introduced six new juice shots, in flavors like Micro-Greens and Candida Cleanse. And Tribeca’s go-to coffee shop, Kaffe 1668, debuted a menu of culinary cold-pressed juices that are fit for a foodie.

Noah NeimanBarry’s Bootcamp is hosting a ’90s hip hop Bad Boy Dance Party with Noah Neiman this Saturday at its Tribeca location—live DJ included.

The Huffington Post launched a stress-reduction app called “GPS for the Soul.” The app measures your heart rate and its variability as predictors of stress and then connects you with things that help calm you—like music and pictures of puppies.

And celeb trainer Amanda Russell launched an app, Hot Body Fitness, that allows her fans to carry her high-intensity workouts with them.

Proof that GMOs are being kicked to the curb? Beauty line Andalou Naturals announced that it’s now the first full beauty line to have non-GMO project verification and Saffron Road announced its new dish, Chana Saag, as the first frozen entree to carry the non-GMO designation.

Popular barre brand Physique 57 introduced Physique Cardio, a new class that will add heart-rate raising to the usual routine of tucking, toning, and lifting.