Your Guide to the Most Relaxing Sunday Ever in NYC
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The weekend is finally here, and you have two whole days to recharge your batteries. Voila, your itinerary for the most relaxing Sunday ever. (Don’t spend a single second doing laundry or cleaning out the vacuum bag.)
Sip Cold Brew in an Oasis
Grab a cup of Colombian on ice and cozy up with a book (psst, try The Girls by Emma Cline) in laid-back Williamsburg coffee shop Devoción. Oh, and did we mention it’s drop-dead gorgeous? Try to grab a seat on the leather couch next to the living plant wall.
69 Grand St. (at Wooster St.), Brooklyn; 718-285-6180 or devocion.com
Outsource Your Chores
Your Sunday is way too precious to waste time doing grocery shopping or scrubbing grout. There’s an app for whatever you need: Instacart for groceries, Washio for laundry and dry-cleaning and Taskrabbit for pretty much everything else.
Explore a Hidden Garden
Honking cabs? Not today. Slip into a little garden no one knows about and take some much-needed you time. The Creative Little Garden, a tiny pocket of green space in Alphabet City, is the perfect spot to do a little mid-day meditation.
530 E. Sixth St. (at Ave. B); creativelittlegarden.org
Get Your Face Vacuumed
Yep, you can unwind and get younger looking skin at the same time. We swear by the AcuFacial, a surgery-free facelift created by cosmetic facial acupuncturist Shellie Goldstein. It’s a combo of acupuncture, light therapy and microdermabrasion (which feels like your dead skin cells are literally being vacuumed away). Best of all, it’s surprisingly relaxing.
Locations in Manhattan and the Hamptons; 212-388-0800 or hamptonsacupuncture.com
Join the Crosby Street Film Club
Forget the 14-screen Cineplex. At the Crosby Street Hotel, you can enjoy a three-course dinner at the Crosby Bar Restaurant, then stroll downstairs to a private screening room to munch free popcorn and watch a new release. No sticky floors here.
79 Crosby St. (at Spring St.); 212-226-6400 or firmdalehotels.com/hotels/new-york/Crosby-street-hotel
Shavasana By Candlelight
Save the Beyoncé exercise class for Monday. Tonight, it’s all about rest, relaxation and rejuvenation. Melt away tension at Greenhouse Holistic, a restorative yoga class taught by candlelight. Now you’re ready to start your week centered and stress-free.
208 N. Eighth St. (at Driggs Ave.), Brooklyn; 347-689-2734 or greenhouseholistic.com