Post-SOUL Stops from MINIMODE's Colleen Crivello and Maria Benetos
September 22, 2015
We’re obsessed with MINIMODE, the online destination for style-savvy moms that includes everything from kids fashion to celeb mom interviews to top spots to shop. The site’s creators — SoulCycle riders MARIA BENETOS and COLLEEN CRIVELLO — gave us the scoop on a few NYC stops they love to hit after tapping it back…
Maria (left) and Colleen
Best Grab and Go near SoulCycle Soho: Smile To Go
Take a stroll two blocks south of the Soho studio and you’ll undoubtedly come upon a small crowd of stylish people snacking on a mouth-watering array of salads, sandwiches and baked goods. This tiny spot with a rustic atmosphere and simple food that attracts the masses is courtesy of NoHo hipster restaurant, The Smile. The owners created this small to-go outpost with the hope of bringing “L.A.-style” takeout to New York. That translates to a daily-changing selection that includes addictive bacon sliders, a tangy kale salad with black cherries, lemon vinaigrette and toasted almonds and an orange cinnamon bun that tastes that much sweeter knowing you put in your Soul-session prior to indulging.
Smile To Go
22 Howard Street
Best Fitness Fashion Fix near SoulCycle 19TH Street: Bandier
For those days when you want to complement your SoulCycle workout wardrobe with other, lesser-known indie brands, take the four minute walk to Bandier on Broadway. This fitness fashion boutique debuted in Southampton and quickly developed a cult following for its unique and stylish selection of leggings, tops, sports bras, sneaks and more. Carrying chic athleisure brands that were difficult to find in the past, such as Alala, Koral, Lucas Hugh, VPL and Michi, Bandier is a one-stop shop to looking good (and therefore feeling good!) while working out. What’s more social than getting your Soul on in NYC? Chances are, you’ll want to look fab doing it! Bandier can help.
Best Beauty Experience near SoulCycle West Village: CAP Beauty
You’ve energized yourself with a workout, now pamper yourself! A shop-spa hybrid, this green beauty emporium offers products from chic eco-conscious mainstays like RMS, Intelligent Nutrients and Tata Harper, as well as from emerging brands including May Lindstrom, Dr. Jackson’s, and Vintner’s Daughter. In terms of individualized treatments, which they recently started offering in chic little rooms tucked behind the store’s shelves, facials and body treatments using luxe organic brands like Alexandra Soveral are available. And to be sure your pampering remains simple and uninterrupted, regulars can keep a credit card on file and there’s a tip-included policy — meaning you can indulge and go!
238 W. 10th St.
Best “Me-Time” Indulgence near SoulCycle West 27th Street: Madison Square Park
You just spent the last 45 minutes sweating it out to loud music with a group of like-minded people who helped you push yourself as hard as you can go. You feel amazing… but now you just need some me time. What to do? Thankfully a lot, if you’re in the Madison Square Park area! Grab an espresso at Eataly, have a gelato, or simply wander through the aisles admiring the insanely vast selection of food and drink. Care to be outdoors? Wander through Madison Square Eats, the semi-annual culinary pop-up market featuring the city’s top chefs and restaurants or just take it easy with a book under a shaded tree with a Shake Shack Vitamin Creamsicle Shake.
Madison Square Park, between Fifth & Madison Avenues, 23rd & 26th Streets
Check out more from Colleen and Maria at MINIMODE! Want to ride at one of these downtown NYC studios? Grab a series HERE and get ready to ride!
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