Daily Archives: February 18, 2009

Awesome Coffee Shop Alert — Root Hill Cafe

posted by unsinkablemoo

Today I headed out to Park Slope to get my haircut.  Yes, I traveled there from Astoria, but a reasonably priced good hair cut is worth a little or a lot of traveling.  I arrived early, Yelped the area and came up with the Root Hill Cafe.

A charming, little cafe that serves amazing coffee, great pastries, and has free wi-fi.  You know the type. But they have an $11,000 coffee machine called the Clover.  I got myself a cup of the decaf which cost $2.50 but was worth every penny.  It was delicious and I sat in a relaxed, eco friendly atmosphere for at least an hour.  Their sandwiches looked delicious and they even host an open mic night.  Next time you are out in Park Slope check out the Root Hill Cafe.

262 4th Ave
(between 5th Ave & Carroll St)
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 797-0100


posted by seabean

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chapped lips dare

posted by freebean

If you have chapped lips, I dare you to balm your belly button.

Nooooooooo, I’m not crazy!  A very knowledgeable esthetician I know has found this to be the cure to chapped lips.  Please make sure to use a lip balm, body balm/butter/oil – regular moisturizer isn’t going to cut it since it has too much water in it.  (Note: you may want to stay away from the colored options – unless you are going for a more decorative look.)

Here are some of my personal faves:

  1. Badger Balm
  2. Alba Natural
  3. Kiss My Face

Go ahead… I double dog dare you! (C’mon, what’s the worst that could happen?  You get a really moisturized belly button?)

Day Retreat from New York

posted by ebean

Can’t afford a yoga retreat to Tulum?  Why not opt for a “daytreat”?

From a recent Jivamukti Yoga newsletter:

With Jivamukti Co-Founder Sharon Gannon & Hoftra Professor Joshua Greene

Saturday, April 4, 2009, 9AM – 5PM

Immerse yourself in a restorative day of yoga and devotion at the exquisite 200-acre Old Westbury Gardens on Long Island-only 40 minutes from Penn Station via LIRR. For advanced and beginning practitioners alike, this rejuvenating retreat includes yoga asana classes with renowned Jivamukti co-founder Sharon Gannon, dialogues with popular author-teacher Joshua Greene, a live kirtan group, poetry, nature walks, and delicious vegetarian meals. To see photos of Old Westbury Gardens, visit
www.oldwestburygardens.org – the perfect location for this exhilarating excursion into the ecstasies of the soul.

Comments from last year’s retreat:
“Simply amazing-beautiful, loving, can’t say enough about this marvelous day.”
“Much more than I expected. It was wonderful to have such an experience so close to New York!”
“Thank you, thank you, thank you for this memorable day.”

$150 all inclusive or $120 if you register before March 1.
Call (212) 353-0214 ext. 0. to reserve your place or visit our website for online reservation- www.jivamuktiyoga.com

*Please bring your own mat; we also suggest you bring your own blanket or sitting pillow. If you require blocks and or belts feel free to bring those as well.

What I’m listening to: Top Itunes Songs

Posted by Unsinkablemoo

These aren’t new songs but I love them just the same and when I looked on my itunes, they were the songs I listen to the most:

Supermassive Black Hole by Muse -Want to pump yourself up?  It’s even my ring tone.
Hold You In My Arms by Ray LaMontagne – I put this one on repeat, daydream and sigh.  (Cheesy I know)

Beautiful Child by Rufus Wainwright – I imagine myself standing at the top of a mountain with my arms out

What are you listening to?