💗Happy Valentine’s Day Lovers 💕

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.” – Jimi Hendrix 🖤


Spa Day @ Spa Castle

At my current job and in my social work masters program I am reminded constantly about self-care. It essential that everyone makes time every week to do things they enjoy and de-stress. Take care of your mind, body and soul! That way you can be refreshed and your very best. Monday, MLK Day, My friend Diana and I visited Spa Castle in College Point,Queens, NY. Admission was $50 dollars for the entire day. They open at 8am and close 12 am. Admission includes all the saunas in Sauna Valley. Which included a Gold Sauna, Loess Soil Sauna, Jade  Sauna, Color Thearpy, Himalayan Salt, Infrared Zone and Ice Land. It also includes hot tubs and hydrotherapy foot and body massage jets both indoor and outdoors. In addition, there’s a aqua bar where you can sip on some cocktails in the pool. Other services such as massages, scrubs, and facials are available at a additional cost. I really loved how all guest are given an electronic watch that opens and closes your assigned locker and can also be scanned when you make  purchases. Purchases are charged to your account and paid before you leave the spa. 

Brooklyn Trip- Botanical Gardens, Di Faras Pizzaria, Other Half Brewery & Strong RopeBrewery 

Last Saturday morning my friends and I got together bright and early! We started our voyage to Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY around 9 am (50 mins from Paramus, NJ). Our first stop was the Botanical Gardens that is free admission from 10am-noon on Saturdays. Typical it is $12 for regular admission and $6 with a student ID. I was excited to get there and see the grounds. I really wanted to see the Japanese Hill & Pond Garden. 
Japanese Hill & Pond Garden-

We made our visit quick because we needed to head over to Midwood,Brooklyn, NY about 15 mins away. We had to make it there around 11am because that when the line begins to start at DiFara’s (opens at noon), our next destination. 

DiFara’s Pizza- The man pictured below, Dom Demarco, has made every pizza since 1965. This pizzeria is listed on Thillist’s article,  The 11 Greatest Pizza Places in Brooklyn, and another one of their articles, Best Pizzarias in America. Zagat rating=4.6. 

Next Stop …

Other Half Brewery – founded in 2014, located in the Carroll Gardens section of Brooklyn, NY

Cost: $4 for 5 oz tasting, other sizes prices vary

Strong Rope Brewery- this brewery utilizes the best ingredients from local farms.

Brooklyn Bridge 😍