If you're looking to get your wellness on in New York City, then look no further than the founders of Well+Good NYC, Alexia Brue and Melisse Gelula. I talked to these wellness mavens about some of their favorite wellness spots in NYC, including beauty, brunch, spas, yoga, and more.
MBG: Let's start with coffee... Favorite place for coffee?
Alexia: Iris Café in Brooklyn Heights (on Columbia Place near Joralemon) uses Stumptown Coffee Roasters and they make the perfect iced latte.
Melisse: Café Regular du Nord on Berkeley in Park Slope for the Parisian immersion experience, and the awesome coffee. (Pictured below right.)
Favorite yoga studio?
Alexia: I try lots of different studios and teachers for Well+Good so it’s hard to be faithful to one. But time and again, I return to Kula Yoga Project, and not just because it’s five minutes from my apartment. I love that no matter when I can squeeze in a class, I know the instructor will be terrific.
Melisse: Ditto on trying lots of studios. I love Kula, too, but I live in Brooklyn, so I go tend to Bend & Bloom in Park Slope (amazing teachers, a handful also teach at Kula) regularly, and those on my train lines, like Virayoga, where Elena Brower teaches. I also go to Yoga Vida, in Union Square, a two or three times a week. I really like that the classes are just 65 minutes and cost $10.