This hair salon in White Plains will change the way you care for your curly hair.
If you haven’t heard of Devachan Salon in White Pains, you probably don’t have curly hair. But if you’re a curly top (like myself) and haven’t heard of Devachan, sit down – your life is about to change.
Lorraine Massey (author of Curly Girl: the Handbook) and Denis DaSilva, co-owner of Devachan Salon, can teach you how to love your curls. The highly trained professionals at Devachan Salon will cut, color, style and show you how to care for your hair. People have been known to cry at the salon when they see their hair in all their curly glory. And not only does the salon have a cult like following, the products are also considered miracle workers.
Here are the Devachan principals. Get your garbage can ready. [...]
See what's under the Big Top!
It’s going to be frigid this weekend, so how about making a plan for the great indoors? We’ve got just the place for you.
The locally-loved Hanneford Family Circus will perform for the 38th time at the Westchester County Center this Saturday, February 16 through Monday, February 18 at 10am, 2pm and 6pm. Expect tigers, motorcycles, high flying beauties, elephants, and a special guest named “Grandma.” Purchase tickets at the Westchester County Center box office or call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or go to Ticketmaster’s website. Ticket prices: Adults & Children (2 yrs. & over) $29.50 or $23.50. Westchester County Center: 198 Central Avenue, White Plains; 914-995-4050 [...]
Lots to do. Plus, scroll down for a guilt-free babysitting event!
We’re going to skip any outdoor event listings for the weekend, since it’s so cold that we’ve been hibernating. But we’ve got a few worthwhile events to get you out of the house and into another cozy warm space for a little fun. If these don’t cut it, we’ve got plenty of other ideas, too — don’t miss our list of 50 things to do this winter in Westchester.
Young children will appreciate Emelin Theater’s production of “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt,” based on the award-winning book. With two showtimes on Sunday, January 27 at 11am and 1:30pm, the production is about a father and his four children who go on a bear hunt. The family skids down a grassy slope, swishes across a river, sludges through mud and, of course, finally sees the bear, who chases them back home. Tickets are $13 for adults and children. 153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck; 914-698-0098 [...]
Cool fitness classes, an amazing pre-opening deal and "no judgements."
There I was every weekend at my gym, Crunch in Union Square. I worked out leisurely, then strolled home feeling those delicious post work-out endorphins probably thinking about getting ready for a date or a night out with the girls. Those days feel very far away. But apparently Crunch will soon be back in my ‘hood, only this time in White Plains with a pre-opening enrollment price so low, I triple checked to make sure I had it right. Plus there’s five more locations in Westchester in the works.
Crunch is known for it’s hip, “downtown” vibe, bright colored walls, plus the “no judgements” slogan. Their first location was in New York City’s East Village and they have since expanded to cities all over the country. Crunch has always been known for its innovative classes. My favorite work-out of all time was “Urban Rebounding,” where everyone in the class had their own trampoline. [...]
Have you made your New Years plans yet?
Who doesn’t love a good party and an even better reason to celebrate? We told you about our favorite restaurants offering exciting menus for New Year’s Eve and here are a few more ideas (one for the kids, too!) to ring in the New Year. No need to drive into the city, we have all the action right here in Westchester.
“Ring in the New Year at Noon” in downtown New Rochelle at their annual celebration on December 31 starting at 10:30 am. Enjoy face painting, crafts, martial arts and sports demos, snacks, magician, clowns, games and more. With a countdown at noon and a balloon release with thousands of brightly-colored balloons, kids can experience the excitement of the holiday without venturing into the city and staying up late. Jimmy Fink of 107.1 will host this event that’s geared towards kids ages 2 to 10. Location: New Roc City (in the Atrium), 33 LeCount Place, New Rochell. Cost: Download free tickets on their website and parking is free, too. [...]
A ballet, comedy, puppet show and a New Years Victorian Visual Extravaganza!
This weekend is all about family entertainment. It’s time to put down the eggnog and get moving with a bunch of fun shows to keep us laughing and celebrating…
My girls would love to see a ballet that just right for their age group. The Ballet for Young Audiences Ballet Repertory’s performance of Beauty and the Beast is this Friday, December 28 at 2pm at White Plains Performing Arts Center. Tickets (buy them here) are $17 adults; $13 kids 18 and younger. 11 City Place, White Plains [...]
These new discoveries will have you (and your kids!) slurping.
When I ask my three-year-old what she wants for lunch her answer is usually a loud, enthusiastic “Noodles!” Recently we tried two restaurants in White Plains specializing in noodles and dim sum, and I was happy to have my daughter as a date for both of them.
Noodle+ is sandwiched in between two large buildings across from Target in White Plains. With approximately ten tables and a cheerful, contemporary decor sporting an orange wall and a large mural of kids eating noodles, we knew we were in for a treat.
The lunch special (offered 7 days a week except holidays) is a great deal and one of the best reasons to visit Noodle+. For $8.95, get your choice of eight entrees with beef, chicken or tofu, an appetizer of dumplings, spring rolls or soup and a drink. I ordered the Drunken Noodles with Chicken, Shrimp Shumai and Thai Iced Tea. I ate every tasty morsel and was stuffed. Next time I’ll try other items on the menu like the Steamed Pork Soup Buns, Beef Pho and Thai Spicy Basil. My daughter loved her stir fried noodles (from the kid’s menu) with chicken, egg, broccoli and carrots. For $5.95, she also got strawberry juice (bliss for toddlers) and steamed dumplings. Noodle+: 245 Main Street, White Plains; 914-948-4950. (Open all week for lunch and dinner.) [...]
Make a jack o'lantern with the hotel's most talented chef.
Even Eloise would want to go to this Halloween event. On October 29 and 30, Chef Castro, a chef at the Ritz-Carlton Westchester, is inviting children into the hotel to learn how to carve the perfect pumpkin — and it’s taking place in the hotel’s swanky Lobby Lounge, shown below.
It’s the first time the hotel is hosting an event of its kind — and Chef Castro is thrilled. “I have a lot of patience so I am happy to take my time to show the kids,” says Castro.
Castro has a flair for pumpkin carving. His intricately designed pumpkins are on display in the Ritz’s lobby. (See them after the jump…) [...]
"Can't Stop Singing" will make your whole family sing the Elmo song.
The new show by Sesame Street Live, “Can’t Stop Singing” is coming to Westchester County Center October 25 – 28, so now is the time to reserve your seats! The new show promises to be a crowd pleaser with singing, dancing and lots of music. All the characters learn about the magic of music when they get their hands (or paws) on Abbie Cadabby’s magic wand. Join the conga line and have fun with everyone’s favorite Sesame Street characters. [...]
Melted goodness with fresh, homemade ingredients and always made to order.
As we drove to Melt Sandwich Shop my daughter and I listed all the food that tastes delicious melted. We decided that almost everything tastes better at least a little melted, even ice cream. Melt’s sandwiches were full of yummy, gooey, melted goodness.
Here’s how you order a sandwich at Melt: choose the roll – short, long or flat, choose from one of their smoked or grilled meats like aged beef top round, corned beef, slow roasted turkey, BBQ pulled pork, (to name a few) and pick one of the combos of perfectly mixed extras that transform your sandwich into more than an ordinary sandwich. I was temped by “the Cuban” with pickles, Swiss cheese and spicy Dijon mustard, excited by “the spicy” with green chili, red onions, white cheddar and thrilled by “the french onion” with sauteed onions, Gruyere cheese and au jus. [...]
We've got the scoop on what products are flying off the shelves.
Lush, a cosmetics company based in Dorset, England, opened its doors at The Westchester Mall in late August. If you’re unfamiliar with this fun and vibrant company, think cruelty-free “naked” bath, body and hair products with cheeky names and actually effective ingredients. Plus, it’s British, so cool by default.
Lush prides itself on their products, which are all handmade using fresh fruits and vegetables, ethically sourced essential oils and are never tested on animals. The 824-square-foot space is a cosmetic market where products are showcased in the same fashion as your favorite wholesome grocery store. Soaps are piled high like exotic cheeses, bath bombs stacked like ripe apples and face masks served from ice-chilled fridges. [...]
Meet John Gazzola. He's about to transform the Westchester restaurant scene.
When John Gazzola purchased four storefronts on a tired stretch of East Post Road in White Plains, the seasoned restauranteur wasn’t just thinking food — he was thinking revitalization. Gazzola, 32, grew up in White Plains, and he’s watched with a careful eye as the city has evolved over the last decade. In came the Ritz Carlton, then NYC transplants like Serafina and BLT Steak, among others.
Now Gazzola is leading his own White Plains renaissance of sorts — centered on the stretch of bars around Mamaroneck Avenue and East Post Road.
In May, he opened Mulberry Street Italian Kitchen, a red sauce Italian joint that’s as family friendly as it is fun with its Saturday night piano bar. They’ve got lots of high chairs. “We’re used to crying babies,” jokes his partner Ralph Battista Jr. (below, left), who also grew up in White Plains. “The more the merrier.”
In the next few days, Gazzola (below, right) will open a second location of his midtown favorite Butterfield 8 on East Post Road, just a few doors down from Mulberry. [...]