Today’s post is near and dear. We got to go to Angel Feet
for a date!! You guys, it’s such a little NYC gem. This place will sweep you away in minutes. I’m so happy to share it with you…
Angel Feet is known as the best reflexology place in the city. I have known about it for probably 10 years and have always wanted to go. I looove reflexology (is there anything better than having someone with skills go to town on your feet?) Read ahead for our full date experience in the West Village. And, something fun today: One reader will receive a gift for two! See the end of this post!!! 🙂
is nestled in what is quite possibly one of the cutest neighborhoods in existence – the West Village. (It also reminds me so much of Brooklyn. I think that’s why I love it. 🙂
Now, Danny is not so experienced with all my natural/holistic ways…but since we’ve been together, he’s been loving so much of what I’ve introduced him to. (hee, hee.) I’ve got him drinking my green smoothies with me every day, drinking almond milk, eating all kinds of greens from the farmer’s market. He even laughed the other day when he realized we have a sugar and flour bin in our cupboard that we never use. (We use almond flour and honey/agave/stevia instead.) Anyway, it’s cute to see him enjoy some of my holistic ways. And let me tell you, this man looooooved the reflexology 🙂 🙂 🙂
From their website: “Reflexology is a natural and gentle form of relaxation which promotes harmonization of the body, mind and spirit. By gently stimulating reflex points located in your feet and hands (which correspond to your whole body), tension and stress can be released giving you a feeling of peace and well-being.”
Going in, I was ecstatic. Danny still didn’t know what he was getting himself into. 🙂
We were attended to by two of the sweetest relexologists I think there ever could be. They tucked us into these suuuper comfortable chairs and wrapped us up to stay awhile, gave us something to drink, tucked pillows all around us, started our feet soaking, and then wrapped and propped up our feet. Um….we were kind of dying over how relaxing it already was and they hadn’t really even started. The hustle and bustle of NYC could not have been further away.
Yes, this guy was loving life.
Our dear reflexologists worked on us simultaneously. We had a 1 hour session so they had time to work on both our hands and our feet. It was heavenly!!!
And that feeling of “peace and well-being” that reflexology is supposed to help create? Yes, yes, yes! We felt it. 🙂 🙂 Oh my.
I’ve always loved that official Reflexology Foot Chart. It was actually hanging up on our wall near my mom’s desk my entire childhood. She would often do reflexology on us if we had any aches or pains. 🙂 (Also, I looove this amazing, modern chart, designed by Erin Jang. It shows some of the more basic points that you could massage at home. I think I need to carry on tradition and have one of these hanging on my wall. 🙂
After our sessions, we were so relaxed we didn’t want to move…
It felt strange to put shoes on again.
Afterward, we headed to Taim
, a tiny Israeli place and one of our favorite restaurants in the city. They are famous for their falafel. I love the “green falafel” with parsley, mint, and cilantro (GOOP
says it’s “the best falafel in the world!”) I also love getting their coconut milk smoothies (the date, lime, banana is amazing.)
There is always a line at Taim, so snag a seat on the bench out front or on one of their stools as soon as you can!
Our day ended with watching the basketball players at West Fourth Street. This scene is just classic New York.
Such a perfect day.
And now, Angel Feet would love to share this experience with one of you!
They have offered a Gift Certificate for (2) 1-hour sessions so you can take your partner or a friend on a date! Just leave a comment below. We’ll choose one of you after 12 noon on Friday, 6/14/13. This would also be the perfect thing for anyone visiting the city. (NY has a tendency to tire out visitors’ feet. 🙂 And if you don’t think you’ll be in NYC anytime soon, you could also gift it to a friend in the city.
(FYI, the one hour session gives you the opportunity to have both hand and feet work done, if you wish. I highly recommend it!!! You will be in heaven!!!!)
Also, Angel Feet would like to offer 15% off to ALL our readers this Summer (through August 31st, 2013). Just mention A BLOG ABOUT LOVE when you book your reservation. 🙂
Angel Feet: 77 Perry Street, 212-924-3576. Appointments recommended.
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (10 am – 9 pm)
Tuesday: 2:30-9:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Taim: 222 Waverly Place, 212-691-1287
Hours: 11 am – 10 pm daily
UPDATE: The lipstick! It’s one of my favorites on earth. I gave up Nars, you guys. They have LEAD in some of their lipsticks. That is so not cool. I’ve been going all natural and this brand is the cream of the crop. A little goes a long way…I feel it will last forever.
Brand: Ilia. Color: Wild Child.
OK, and the sunglasses: Target. 🙂
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