Their newest location in Scarsdale will be open for the holidays!
I consider myself pretty low-maintence when it comes to my hair. I typically reserve a professional blowout for special occasions, and sometimes even try to time a haircut to a special event or night out so the blowout is included. That may all change when PlushBLOW opens down the street from me later this month…
(Disclosure: This is not my hair.)
With current locations in Rye (53 Purchase Street) and Greenwich (18 Lewis Street), PlushBLOW’s newest location in Scarsdale is scheduled to open in late November at 12 Harwood Court.
PlushBLOW is exclusively a Blowdry Bar, meaning they don’t do any haircuts and their services are simple. Every BLOWdry includes a hair cleanse and costs $40, except on “Treat Yourself Tuesdays” when you can get one for $30. Extras like hot iron curls, updo’s and hair treatments cost extra. [...]
Sophisticated and whimical styles from Sweden. Plus, a great sale on outerwear.
When I was a kid my mom says I used to hide under the clothing rack while she shopped. Kids have an even better place to hide when they visit Polarn O. Pyret in Greenwich, CT — two tunnels have been built inside the store for hiding and playing. Plus, there is a train table and friendly staff who give out Polarn O. Pyret stickers, so kids may not even want to hide while shopping with Mommy.
And trust me, shopping is what you’ll want to do. Polarn O. Pyret’s fall collection is full of cool prints, warm layers and cheerful colors. I fell for a new collection that is perfect for this season, shopped the 25% off outerwear sale and my daughter piled about five dresses on our stroller to claim as hers. [...]
September 6 marks the annual global shopping event.
Fashion’s Night Out was created four years ago by Vogue (the concept was Anna Wintour’s baby) along with the Council of Fashion Designers of America and the City of New York, to celebrate fashion, boost the industry’s economy during the recession, and put the fun back in shopping. The initiative has since exploded globally, and several stores in our back yards are participating tomorrow night, Thursday, September 6, with in-store special events, deals, entertainment and more. Grab a girlfriend, your wallet, and go shopping — no need to go to the city!
The ballet barre exercise studio franchise expands.
Last spring, Go Figure Studio opened up in the Five Corners Shopping Center in Scarsdale. I dropped by recently to try out a class, and it was not only a great workout, but a fun experience in a calm and not-at-all intimidating environment.
The “Figure Method” was designed 10 years ago by founder, Cindy Sites, to incorporate pilates, yoga and classical ballet into a unique barre class that focuses heavily on posture, flexibility and developing overall strength. My instructor was Linda, an incredibly-ripped veteran of Go Figure Studios, and there were three other women in the class on a sleepy weekday morning. We talked about our ballet barre class history (I’ve tried them all including Physique 57, The Bar Method, BodyFit, and CoreFusion), and got started with a warm-up and light weight exercises for arms, shoulders and back. [...]
Pack up the sand toys. The beach is closer than you think.
Part of the reason I moved to Westchester from NYC a year ago was the water. I was tired of having to schlep out of the city to dig my toes into the sand and go for a swim. Lucky for us Westchester folks, we can take a dip in the Hudson — or head to one the region’s many beaches in Mamaroneck or Rye. (If you’re lucky enough to snag a spot at the oh-so-private Larchmont Manor Park Society’s Manor Beach, then you’ve got it made.) But for the rest of us, the nicest public beach is actually in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Our friends in Greenwich took us to Greenwich Point Park for the first time in the spring. We were wowed by the Hamptons-like beach houses on Shore Road along the way, but it was the long sandy stretches that thrilled us. After driving over a one-lane bridge built of riverstone, we found ourselves on a peninsula surrounded by the calm waters of the Long Island Sound. The beach itself is expansive, even if the sand is soft in parts, pebbly in others.
Still, we’ve gone several times this summer. Swimming is perfect for young children since the water gets deep gradually, and there are lifeguards on duty. [...]
Pleasantville Music Festival, Kisco Summer Sunday & Dinner with Mario Batali's Chefs
Summer is in full swing, and there are so many awesome happenings going on around town this weekend. Check out our events calendar for more, but here is what we’re extra excited about…
The Pleasantville Music Festival, taking place this Saturday, July 14, is a family-friendly event that sounds cool for adults and fun for kids. Both well-known musicians and local favorites like The English Beat, Good Old War, Delta Spirit, Davy Knowles, Sloan Wainwright, ReignJah, Susan Said and Z.Z. Ward will take the stage from 12:15pm-8:30pm at Parkway Field in Pleasantville.
Food, drinks, treats and crafts will be plentiful and provided by numerous local vendors, including Westchester’s own Captain Lawrence Brewery and Pleasantville’s Prospero Winery who will be pouring in the Festival Garden. There’s even a special kids’ fun area where there will be face painting, games and songs by “Miss Patty” Hupp. Tickets are $40/adults, $15/seniors and students, and free for kids 11 & under with an adult ticket-holder. There is no public parking but shuttles will run all day from a free lot at Pace University Entrance #2, as well as the Pleasantville Metro-North Station. Get your tickets here. [...]
Call it heaven for the 12 and under set.
Sometimes you hit upon a park that’s worth driving to. It could be the setting that makes it worthwhile, other times it’s the playground itself. In our Westchester Parks series, we’ll tell you about the parks and playgrounds that are definitely worth a trip.
A friend of mine told me I just had to go to Bruce Park, located across from the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT. So we’re going to cheat a little bit here and head just over the border into Connecticut. My 2-year-old and I visited Bruce Park last week, and it’s incredible. Here’s what you need to know.
There are multiple play zones. A large series of ladders and platforms and bridges make up a playground for older children up to age 12. Kids can wander in and out of faux, oversized tree trunks, balance on a rope strung between the faux trees, and spin on these really cool sit and spin-like seats near the big-kid swings. A slide built into a hillside makes a simple slide feel more adventurous.
The featured Westchester home is high style -- and kid-friendly.
If you’re an HGTV fan or just a fellow magazine junkie, you’ll be thrilled about the newly-launched HGTV Magazine on newsstands this week. (Full disclosure: We have friends and family at this hot new mag, but that’s not the only reason we’re telling you about it.)
We were smitten with one of the featured homes inside: This amazing home is in Westchester’s own Pound Ridge. The homeowner (Sue De Chiara, blogger and owner of zhush.com) worked with Greenwich-based designer, Lauren Muse. I love the industrial lighting in the kitchen, striped wallpaper on the home office ceiling, and the dreamy mudroom. More pics of fabulous homes after the jump…
Right here in Westchester (and some cool discounts, too!)
There is something about Scandinavian clothes that makes me giddy. Those bright colors, bold graphics and whimsical prints! I can’t imagine a better way of dressing my kids for the warm weather. Lucky for us, it’s easy scooping up some Scandi style for our kids. Here are three stores that carry the best brands from Sweden and Denmark and two of them are practically down the street…
Polarn O. Pyret‘s store in Greenwich was designed so kids will actually want to go shopping. With a train table, tunnels and balloons, kids can play while Mommy shops. And shop is what you’ll want to do when you see their new spring collection with droolworthy prints and easy, casual summer style.
Shop Polarn O. Pyret’s Greenwich or Manhattan location and receive 20% off full priced items with code: WEEWESTPOP. Here’s what I’ll be picking up… [...]