Remember when you thought green juice was an oddball concoction reserved for stars like Gwyneth Paltrow? Now kale-cucumber-apple blends are as commonplace as caramel skim macchiatos.
In large part, we can credit this shift in attitude to Denise Mari, a raw food and juice pioneer and the founder of Organic Avenue. So it’s fitting that she’s behind the latest East End clean-eating trend: the very first “bed-and-cleanse.”
Called Mari Manor, the new boutique hotel launches this month in what was once the home of New York State governor and presidential candidate Alfred E. Smith. Carefully restored with health nuts in mind, the inn features raw-vegan breakfasts with Organic Avenue juices, access to a garden and pool, and the option to add juice cleanses, massages and private yoga sessions to any stay.
With only five guestrooms (from $350), Mari Manor offers privacy along with convenience. It’s a short walk from the Westhampton Beach village shops and restaurants (should you tire of raw-vegan fare) and a bike ride from the beach.
Open all summer, the manor will host private retreats during the rest of the year. And, for your poolside reading pleasure, Mari’s first book, Organic Avenue: Recipes for Life, Made with LOVE*, will be on hand.
Mari Manor, 91 Potunk Lane, Westhampton Beach, 631-288-5506 or denisemari.com