Have you noticed the fancy new nail salon on Franklin St called Latika Spa? It is my latest stop on the Greenpointers Mani-Pedi Tour. Don’t roll your eyes. Ladies need to know.
I am on a gel bender but I wished I’d started my habit after Latika Spa, because it is considerably more expensive than the other nails salons I’ve been to in Greenpoint.
It is also considerably nicer, more of a nail/spa hybrid than a straight up nail joint. They have loads of other services, like massage and facials. While there, a few ladies came in with a print out for savings. I felt left out.
“What’s that, I asked?”
My nail tech Kim, said, “Coupon. After.”
I thought maybe I could download the groupon online, but it had expired. They also didn’t have a mani-pedi special, which I think is key, but Latika, who is the owner, promised they would start summer specials the following week.
The ladies who work there are all dolls. One voluntarily scraped gum off the bottom of my sandal because I was got stuck to the tile floor. Gosh, I have never felt like such a d-bag. (Okay that’s a lie.)
How much do hot dogs rule? And Crif Dogs! Thank God there one isn’t in Greenpoint. The Chihuahua, which is wrapped in bacon and deep fried, served with avocado and cream cheese! YES!
Here is a deal that will save you 50% at Crif Dogs: BUY IT NOW!!!
For $7, you get a hot-dog meal for one (a $14 total value) that includes the following items:
• One Crif Dog (up to a $5 value)
• One order of large regular or cheese fries (up to a $4 value)
• One drink (up to a $5 value)
For $13, you get a hot-dog meal for two (a $28 total value) that includes the following items:
• Two Crif Dogs (up to a $5 value each)
• Two orders of large regular or cheese fries (up to a $4 value each)
• Two drinks (up to a $5 value each)
I ran into Liz, a fellow Greenpointer yesterday while working out at Human@Ease. She said, “you’re the reason why I came here!” That makes me feel all sweet and mushy inside. You know how I feel about Human@Ease. The place rocks, my workout routine rocks, and I feel great working out for only one half hour per week. Plus I am able to give my boyfriend a piggyback ride, now! Human@Ease has a sweet deal going on now. Like one in which you can save over $100! Choose from Three Options:
$25 for two 30-minute personal-training sessions (a $130 value)
$45 for four 30-minute personal-training sessions (a $260 value)
$65 for six 30-minute personal-training sessions (a $390 value)
Personal trainers acquaint guests with strength-training machines and guide muscles through fluid conditioning exercises during 30-minute sessions.
Today’s Groupon offers 2 beer flights and 2 small plates for $15 or 4 beer flights and 4 small plates for $25.
From the Groupon site: “Slabs of slate glisten in candlelight atop rustic wooden tables, where white slivers of artisanal cheeses or curlicues of charcuterie fill each stony plate. Nearby, One Stop Beer Shop’s tap-pulls and bottle openers unleash foamy rivulets of imported and American beers from breweries such as Hofbrau, Leinenkugel, Rogue, Bellhaven, and Harpoon, whose names and compatible astrological signs are announced on a wall-mounted chalkboard menu. Lively happy hours pour discounted brews and spirited specialties, such as shots of whiskey or vodka chased by vials of pickle juice or borscht, and weekly special events, such as beer-pong and trivia night, test patrons’ physical and mental dexterity. One Stop Beer Shop also preps growlers of popular brews for pickup and neighborhood delivery orders.”
From Groupon site: For more than 20 years, Two Guys Auto Plex’s car-wash services have kept automotives as beautiful as the day they hatched in the factory. The facility’s horseless-carriage whisperers groom cars of all sizes, pampering exteriors by gently scrubbing windows, polishing tires and rims, and exfoliating auto bodies with a complete wash and waxing. On the inside, touch-ups include the vacuuming of muck from mats and the shampooing of seats to protect their longevity. Armor All is also included to round out your speedy companion’s spa-like experience.
From the Groupon site: Jennifer’s Day Spa tasks itself with ensuring the comfort of its patrons, pampering them from head to cuticle with a wide array of services. 30-minute massages ($40) can wick away pent-up stress with patented Swedish techniques or delve into musculature with a sure-handed deep tissue massage, a modality designed to realign subdermal layers of muscular and connective tissue. A body scrub with sea salts accompanies each massage, further relaxing customers and earning them the olfactory love of mariners everywhere. Other spa services include 40-minute foot reflexology sessions with Chinese herbs ($40), waxing sessions for areas such as the lower leg ($20) or underarm ($10), and detail-oriented manicures ($10) and pedicures ($15).
I walk by this store front all the time but I’ve never gone for spa services in Brooklyn so I think I’ll try this one! Clicked ‘Buy’.
Today’s Groupon offers $60 worth of merchandise from Peachfrog for $25. An extra incentive to spread the word: if more than 1,000 Groupons are sold, the value of the Groupon will increase to $70. Check out Brokelyn’s review. If you’re a bargain shopper, this is a must buy!
From the Groupon site: Peachfrog filters the finest overstock and liquidated apparel, accessories, and housewares, diluting them down to their purest and lowest-priced form by offering savings of 50%–90% off retail prices.
The website lists this under Greenpoint although I’m pretty sure this is in Williamsburg.