I'm so so about tea, but I have relatives who consider themselves conoisseurs. I've had East Wind Tea and think their teas are okay but not superb. I can say this with some basis because I've been to China and purchased long leaf green Imperial Tea from the source. The tea from East Wind was okay, but my imperial tea was better.
Raymond's Coffee Shop fit the bill when my cousin and I were starving and needed to find a place for a bite to eat. Neither of us had been there before, so we were open minded for what we might find. This is a quaint little coffee shop that served tasty sandwiches (nothing fancy) at a decent price. Job well done.
When my cousin had his birthday party at the Fun Depot Batting & Go Karting place, I wasn't expecting much. Much to my surprise, I had a blast there! The go karts were so much fun to ride in and the course was full of twisty turns. I even took my turn at the batting cages and actually hit one. I didn't put a lot of thought or hope in the party, but I wound up having a great time. Who knew?
The Strawberry Fields Sports Cafe is a nice little place to go for a bite to each, do a little people watching and catch up with friends. Their food is pretty good but the atmosphere is what pulls me in. I like this spot and tend to wander there about ever other week.
One of my friends works out with Tony of Tony's Workouts and invited me to work out with them. I personally don't like working out but have been known to do it on occasion, like when I get pushed into it. I have to admit, Tony was fun and made me work out harder than I ever thought I could. I was sore for days on end afterwards, so I guess that's the highest form of praise and compliment I could pass along.
I don't know how I keep getting myself talked into things, but I was talked into taking a lessons at Sasha's Studio for belly dancing! It's harder than it looks and the instructor was super patient with us (ok, me. I couldn't stop laughing at one point). It was a great workout and if I didn't feel so ridiculous, I might have taken more lessons.
My crazy aunt talked me into joining her for a couple of classes at the Kempo Self Defense Studios. I wasn't too sure about it, but the classes were fun and I think I actually learned a couple of things. One thing's for sure, I sweated my butt off!
I went into Steiners Sporting Goods looking for a baseball glove for my brother. I was wandering aimlessly before being asked by a rather friendly fellow if I needed help. I did, so he showed me to the section I needed to be in where he gave me a product overview. It was a little odd getting lessons in baseball gloves, but I don't claim to be an expert. He obviously loved his job and wanted to share the wealth.
So - my mom thought it would be a good idea for me to see a 'wellness coach' because I've been really run down and dragging. She booked an appointment for me for the New York Wellness Coach. Sigh. What a waste of time and effort. For an exhorbitant amount of money, they'll teach you how to be a better, more natural and holistic you. Please. Between school and work, it's no wonder I'm run down. Save your money and get some extra sleep.
I loved the Yoga Crossing! Their introductory special of 1 week of unlimited classes for $20 can't be beat. Even better - the instructor and owner who makes it a personal mission to ensure all of her students are comfortable and cared for during the 90 minute session. I thought I loved Iyengar yoga the best, but I'm having second thoughts after taking the Bikram classes here.