When getting a mani-pedi is one of the few times in a week you can sit back and relax, you want it to be the ultimate “me time” experience. For busy momtrepreneur Lilly Rojas, that means getting your nails done while sipping on wine (pending wine and beer license) or hot cappuccino in a beautiful tranquil setting – all while putting your health first.
That’s why she opened Lili and Cata (72 Greenpoint Ave), a non-toxic , cruelty-free, vegan nail salon set in a tranquil environment with plants peppered throughout, plush reclining velvet pedicure chairs, and crisp clean air with hints of freshly brewed coffee wafting in.
Lili and Cata is an inviting and warm space with a luxurious touch. The bright interior is accented with soft golds and flows naturally into the fully equipped espresso bar that is separated by greenhouse-like floor to ceiling windows. You can imagine the perfect gathering of friends here, and indeed it is available for private events – from bridal showers, birthday parties, company parties and more.
With the help of husband Jorge Rojas, who has a background in architecture and paid careful attention to every detail in the build-out of the space, Lili and Cata has created an experience as beautiful as they would expect in their own home. A family operation, the business is named after their daughters, who are also the inspiration behind their commitment to safety and environmental consciousness.
Here’s how Lili and Cata maintains the highest quality services and products:
Use of non-toxic, vegan cruelty-free long-lasting nail lacquers that are free of nasty chemicals like formaldehyde, TPHP, and many more.
Hygienic techniques in its Clean Cube to sanitize, disinfect, and sterilize every tool that is used in each service
Waterless processes that are both eco-friendly and reduce the risk of foreign infections. Going waterless saves an estimated 12 to 15 gallons of water per service. It also eliminates the use of water jets which can often be full of germs. Plus soaking nails in water shortens the lifespan of your lacquer due to nail expansion and contraction.
State-of-the-art ventilation system at each individual station to provide the cleanest and freshest air for every client
Positive work environment for hard-working nail technicians by paying them fair wages and treating them with the respect they deserve.
Support small family-owned businesses and Lili and Cata’s mission by booking an appointment or buying a gift certificate for someone who deserves to be pampered!
Mention “Greenpointers” for a 20% discount through November 22nd. (For first-time customers only and cannot be combined with any other offers.)
They welcome walk-ins, but just to be safe, make sure to book online.
Husband and wife team Lilly and Jorge Rojas worked hard to bring the concept of a healthier beauty option to Greenpoint and are grateful for the neighbors who have warmly welcomed them. They hope to continue to be an oasis and a respite from the daily grind.
Lili and Cata has a fully equipped espresso bar and it is also waiting for the final approval of their tavern wine license, which will allow them to serve wine and beer.
Location: 72 Greenpoint Avenue (between Franklin St. and West St.)
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday (10AM to 8PM), Sunday (11AM to 6PM), Closed on Mondays
Book an appointment: www.liliandcata.com (Walk-ins welcome but book online to ensure that they can provide service at your convenience.)
Riis Bazaar is proud to announce its offseason restaurant partner, The Dropout – an exciting restaurant headed by Chef Julia Steinberg. 2019/2020 will mark Julia’s return as our offseason operator, having run the kitchen to raves 2 years ago. Continue reading →
Foodies in Williamsburg have another August event to look forward to this summer, as Grand Street is once again slashing prices with prix fixe menus at 16 different restaurants.
With prices ranging from $12 to $35 for 3 course dinners, Restaurant Week breaks down costs of entry and offers the best opportunity to try something new in your neighborhood. That’s why we’ve provided this guide with insider tips for every participating business, so everyone can find a reason to try the spot that just opened, or one that has been there for 20 years that you’ve never had the chance to visit.
“We want everyone in the community to feel at home in all of our small businesses, and be able to enjoy the entire range of our vibrant culinary scene,” said Executive Director Erin Piscopink. “That means sharing why pupusas from Bahia Restaurant may be the best comfort food you’ve never had, or how Thompson Brooke’s original French toast doughnut is the perfect ending to a bargain $35 dinner. “
There is something unique and special to try everywhere from our oldest participant Los Primos, to our newest Mad for Chicken. Read the full guide and find out more about Restaurant Week on Grand Street at grandstreetrestaurantweek.com.
Once again, the BID is rewarding those who share their prix fixe experience with their friends with #DineonGrand in our social media contest. Diners can win $50 to a Grand Street BID restaurant of their choice if selected the winner!
Even though school is out for the summer, parents are already making plans for school year 2019-20! When students return in August, they will learn, play, and grow inside Success Academy Williamsburg. A free, public charter school with grades K-4, SA Williamsburg admits students based on random lottery — and they’re still accepting applications for the upcoming school year. If YOU would like to learn more about this world-class elementary school, what better way than straight from an SA scholar?? Keep reading to hear more about a day in the life of SA Williamsburg scholar, Keagan!
I wake up early to get to school on time, and I like to listen to The Greatest Showman soundtrack and to Drake when I get dressed in the morning Continue reading →
The weather’s warmed up, the sun’s come out, and we’re out here taking full advantage! Local Greenpoint businesses have you covered with refreshing summer drinks and seasonal specials. Next time you’re looking for a place to chill with your friends, try out one of these spots and get an extra 10% off, up to 30% total, when you pay with the Cinch app and use code SUMMER! June 7-14 only.
Try a New Summer Drink
In the mood for a sour beer? Spritzenhaus has got one on tap. If sours aren’t your thing, try one of the other 24 beers on tap at this expansive beer garden. If you can’t find an awesome new beer to love with that many options, well, we don’t know what to tell you. Try a cocktail instead?
If you’re a fan of canned cocktails, Duke’s Liquor Box has an intriguing new option to check out. The Long Drink is a Finnish tradition dating back to 1952; its refreshing citrus taste and liquor kick make it great for summertime parties.
Take Your Taste Buds on Vacation
If you live in Greenpoint, you’re probably very familiar with Polish food. If you haven’t tried it yet (or even if you have), check out Polka Dot Cafe or Krolewskie Jadlo for modern takes on traditional Polish and eastern European comfort foods. Polka Dot Cafe is a casual, counter-service spot while Krolewskie Jadlo is a sit-down restaurant appropriate for a first date.
Brooklyn Label is known for their American classics and brunch, but they recently ventured into French territory with a beef bourguignon dinner special. Visit during happy hour for 2-for-1 margaritas and whiskey sours!
Sponsored by Cinch: Cinch is your neighborhood app supporting local businesses and building strong community connections. Download the app here to discover amazing local Greenpoint businesses and get access to more exclusive offers!
We’re hurtling into summer fast! Are you prepared? Hydrated? Ready to bust out your straw hats and sunscreen? Don’t let the heat and humidity beat you down. Cinch has a little something for you to kick off the season: an extra 10% off, for up to 30% total, at local Greenpoint shops and restaurants with code SUMMER from June 7-14.
Shop local with Cinch and play a part in keeping Greenpoint alive and vibrant!
Bring Nature Indoors
Isn’t it nice to look at all the greenery outdoors? Don’t you want to bring some of that green inside? Houseplants help refresh the air and boost your mood, and you don’t need to be a gardening savant to care for the right one. Visit Soft Opening and talk to the owner to get the perfect plant for any light conditions.
If you’re in the mood for a different kind of nature, take a peek inside Antidote Apothecary and Tea Bar. Specializing in medicinal herbs, tinctures, oils, and other types of traditional, holistic remedies, this is the place to go for spiritual and physical healing.
Cool Off in an Indie Cinema
Stuart Cinema and Cafe shows an eclectic selection of classic movies, documentaries, and recent movies. If the movies don’t interest you, they also have Super Smash Bros tournaments on the big screen!
Give Your Hair a Summer Chop
Cut, color, and blowouts for all hair textures, lengths, and styles are what you get at Hairenomics Mane Bar, a salon owned by celebrity hairstylist Tamara Laureus. Get your hair off your neck with a trendy short cut for summer, or just give your mane a refresh with a blowout. You can also get your lashes, brows, or makeup done!
Sponsored by Cinch: Cinch is your neighborhood app, bringing the community of residents and local businesses together. Download Cinch here, and explore all that Greenpoint has to offer. Don’t forget to share with all your friends too!
Staying in Greenpoint this Memorial Day weekend? A staycation is a fantastic way to recharge and enjoy the neighborhood without the crowds. You didn’t spend your dollars traveling so why not support local businesses with some extra savings? Through Monday (5/27), you can get 30% off at neighborhood restaurants and shops on the Cinch app.
Here are some ideas for you.
Booze it up
Doubling up on your mimosas is easy when when it’s up to 30% off brunch cocktails. Brooklyn Label is your Greenpoint brunch go-to when you’re looking for that unbeatable combo of pancakes and booze. Day drinking is classy when it’s brunch. Continue reading →
This Memorial Day, ditch the big chain stores and shop local! Greenpoint has so many awesome, locally-owned businesses you can support. From May 23-27, get 30% off (or more) when you pay with the Cinch app at places like:
Sunny Eye Shop: Need some new sunnies for all this summer weather we’re having? Sunny Eye Shop offers a curated selection of designer sunglasses, and their staff will take the time to make sure you get a pair that complements your face. Continue reading →
Class & Co. (260 Ainslie St) just opened their roof deck on time for summer and built out 3 new private office spaces (2-person, 5-person and 10-person) available June 1st and is looking for creative entrepreneurs to join their boutique sized co-working community.
Sun-drenched with all the amenities like coffee, weekly breakfasts, and events free to members, this is a space where you will feel inspired and won’t have to worry about anything except building your new project or business. For more details about what Class & Co has to offer, check out this post we did when they first opened!
Drop by for a tour and mention “greenpointers” to save on one security payment. Simply pay the first month and enjoy your new office. No commitment. Continue reading →
The World’s Fare has brought together a group of the most respected foodies to curate what will be a celebration of New York City’s diversity. More than 100 food vendors and 50+ beers will be on site representing more than 100 cultures.
Choose from multiple 3-hour sessions of unlimited beer tastings, as well as full-day access from 11am-8pm to The World’s Fare.
If the food & drink is not enough, two stages will have live music and cultural dance performances all weekend. In addition, the event includes a shopping bazaar of international goods from jewelry to pottery, cooking demonstrations, art installations, martial arts demonstrations and many other activities.
Use discount code GREENPOINTERS within 48 hours for $10 OFF beer tickets