Lindita Nails

 Light Purple Matte Gel Nail Polish: $40

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I believe there are two different types of nails salons, there is one where you go to for a quick job and there is another one that you go to for service and attention. I could be wrong, but this is based on my experiences so far. You have the salon that does your nails really quickly and you have the salon that takes their time with the process. And its super hard to find a perfect one because most of the time the really good ones do not have websites and they’re not on yelp! This is the ultimate struggle. So after asking around and hours of research, I found another hidden gem.

First Impression: 

This is not your regular nail salon. First off, as soon as you walk in you will notice that its small cute spot. Personally, I like that it is small because it is a bit more personal and you can sit back and relax while you’re pampering yourself. I love the modern look to the salon, it is very comfortable. I came prepared with a picture from Pinterest of how I want my nails for the nail stylist, she glanced at it and exceeded the job! Lindita Nails have matte nail polish in all colors, whether you want them in gel or regular polish which is a plus for me! Happy customer; I will definitely recommend it to everyone.

Favorites:

  • Great service
  • Reasonably priced
  • No rush in paint job
  • Cuts and shapes natural nails before tips (many places do not do this)

For more information, please visit: 

Hours of Operation:  Monday – Friday: 9am-7m

Take the 4 uptown train to 183rd and walk up two blocks going East. Easy Peazy.

Sweet Water Dance & Yoga

 

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I am a huge advocate of health and taking care of your mind and body. In order to live a fulfilling life, one of the things we must do is take care of our mind, soul and body. Living in The Bronx, it was very difficult to find a nearby gym or even a studio that offers different classes. Even if it you did have gyms and studios near you, most of the time people were not aware. However, over the last two years different gyms and local studios have been popping up all over The Bronx.

“Used to be that if you wanted to take a dance class, you took the train into the city. A yoga class? You went downtown. A boot camp, or pole, or meditation class? You just couldn’t find them consistently available at home in the Bronx.” – Sweet Water

Do you see where I am going with this? No more traveling downtown, you can attend the same classes right in your own backyard.(Sweet Water is located one block away from Yankee Stadium.)

Classes Offered: 

  • Afro Cuban Workshop (Orisha Dance)
  • Barre
  • Boot Camp: Dancehall Workout
  • Boot Camp:  Kukuwa African Workout
  • CapoeiraWorkout (Afro Brazilian dance)
  • Egyptian Belly Dance
  • Salsa Dance Class
  • Pilates
  • Pole Dance Class
  • Baby Ballet
  • Baby Yoga
  • Yoga (Dance Yoga, Hot yoga, Prenatal Yoga and other types of yoga!)

Just to name a few! Here is a small overview of the classes that Sweet Water offers. Besides the classes, within the facility there is also a Wellness spa and a Children’s program available.

I just joined the studio in February and so far I love it! As soon as you walk in, you feel right at home. However, I will publish a separate post on my full experience and the classes that I have taken.

Thank you Sweet Water for gifting something beautiful to our communities. -Dey

For more information, please visit: sweetwaterdanceandyoga.com

Charlies Bar & Kitchen

 

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First Impression: 

Customer service here is amazing! I had brunch with one of my girls here on a Sunday morning and it was marvelous. I was a bit nervous because I thought I was going to encounter a long wait time, but to my surprise there was no wait at all. There is coat check available!! That is a major plus in my book, especially during this time of year. The waiter knew the menu very well and made great recommendations for us to try since it was our very first time.

Favorites: 

  • Food was banging! Like for real, MUST TRY
  • Coat check
  • Clean/Pretty bathrooms (two unisex bathrooms)
  • Staff very friendly and knowledgeable
  • Great selection for a brunch menu!!!!!!
  • Unlimited Mimosa, Bellini, Screwdriver or Greyhounds ($18 for 1.5 hours)

Highlights: 

  • Southern style food
  • Located in the heart of The Bronx
  • Menus also available for Lunch and Dinner
  • Delivery service provided (You have the option to order online)
  • Host events, view more info on website

Happy Hour: Monday – Friday 4pm-7pm

  • 2/1 well made drinks
  • $5 Margaritas
  • $1 Oysters

Visit the direct website for more info at charliesbarkitchen.com

Lou Gehrig Plaza

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I would like to introduce to you, the “Lou Gehrig Plaza”. This park peacefully sits in between of the Bronx Supreme Court and Joyce Kilmer Park, which is a bigger park that sits right next door.

There are a couple of interesting things that we should know about this eleven year old park. One, if you are like me and you are a resident in the area, than you will know that this used to be a small parking lot. Another thing is, ceremonies, and performances are hosted here in this plaza all the time by Bronx officials and artists, especially during the summer time. You can “Like” the Facebook page for further information on the events. Lastly, who is Lou Gehrig? Originally known as Henry Louis Gehrig, he was baseball’s first baseman and played with the New York Yankee team for more than fifteen seasons straight!

Well there you have it folks! I’d love to hear more from you guys! Have you seen this spot yet?

Garlic Shrimp Alfredo Bake

 

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A dish made with love is what you see above. Instead of going out to an Italian restaurant for a date, me and my boyfriend decided to make a home cooked meal with a glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne. An Italian meal paired with french champagne, I couldn’t ask for more. I am not sure why I’ve never paired pasta and champagne before, its a perfect combination. What do you like to cook with your lovie?

This recipe was found here http://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a46095/garlicky-alfredo-shrimp-bake-recipe/

Bronx Drafthouse

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First Impression: 

  • Everything you need in a local bar! This is my go to spot for a chill night with a few friends. I have been here a couple times and every time I visit, I find another reason to keep coming back. Although there are other bars in the neighborhood, this is nothing like the other guys. Bronx Drafthouse is open all year, not just when there’s a Yankee game which is a huge plus.

Favorites:

  • Huge selection of tap beer and cider
  • Margaritas and sangrias are really good
  • Food selection is GREAT! I mean they have everything on their food menu. If you decide to stop by, please try Highbridge Nachos (Deliciousness!)

Highlights: 

  • The staff are generally knowledgeable about their menu, which is a major plus for me.
  • Neighborhood friendly and naturally a welcoming environment as soon as you walk in.
  • BoogieDown Brunch! They now serve brunch on Saturdays from 11am to 4pm, which includes beermosa and mimosa, how cute!

Happy Hour: 

  • Mondays – Fridays (3pm – 7pm) $5 wine/beer and $6 Margaritas
  • Please keep in mind, that happy hour is not available during a Yankee game.

Visit the direct website for more info at bronxdrafthouse.com