This Week in Wellness: Drybar expands, Canadian raw food in New York, and more

Welcome to our weekly roundup of wellness news we’ve spotted and reported throughout the week. Our Page Six!
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Drybar's Murray Hill facade (Photo:


Welcome to our weekly roundup of wellness news we’ve spotted and reported throughout the week. Our Page Six!

Blowouts are blowing up. According to, rapidly expanding Drybar is set to open two new locations in November–in Murray Hill and on the Upper East Side.

And prodigious nail-polish brand Essie is opening what it calls its first “stand-alone” salon, although it’s actually inside an Upper East Side hair salon. So you can pay $32 (and up) to get a manicure with a slightly larger selection of the brand’s polish than at your regular place.

A Toronto-based raw food chain, Rawlicious, is opening a Soho location within a few weeks, and in addition to being vegan and raw, its menu is also gluten- and sugar- free.

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Tara stiles doing "Yoga Anywhere"

Tara Stiles launched a “Yoga Anywhere” campaign with Shape Magazine, and she’s asking followers to tweet photos of themselves doing yoga in interesting locations. New Yorkers clearly already have a head start.

Juice Generation just launched new smoothies served in coconuts called Coco Blends. They come in four flavors—Pink Pitaya, Garden Green, Amazon Acai, and Tropical Berry.

Fitist is bringing back its “It’s Better on the Beach” Hamptons workout series for the summer. Classes in the sand will include Keoni Kinetics, SLT Yoga, Flybarre, and Holly Rilinger Fitness. Warning: It’s also harder on the beach.

The Environmental Working Group released an updated Dirty Dozen list for 2012 produce, with a few additions, like cucumbers, so you can make up-to-date organic produce choices.

New York’s big-time Forrest yogi, Erica Mather, debuted a collection of videos. Among the practical how-tos for students (how to do handstands, how to get into crow) are pretty brilliant ones for teachers, as in How to get a paid gig.

Over shooting their goal by 5,000 yogis, 14,000 gathered in Times Square for the Athleta Summer Solstice: Mind Over Madness Yoga on Wednesday, despite 95-degree temperatures. Check out our photos from the event here.

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