As I finish my Monday, “I will exercise more this week” exercising, I realize it was easier to go longer today thanks to an updated and upbeat workout mix. Here are some good songs, which will hopefully motivate you to push yourself harder and longer, as they do for me.
1. Pitbull – Give Me Everything
2. Robyn – Indestructible
3. Ke$ha – Blow Remix feat B.O.B.
4. Freemasons feat Sophie Ellis-Baxter – Heartbreak Make Me A Dancer
5. Rihanna – Man Down
6. Katy Perry – Last Friday Night (TGIF)
7. Kaskade – Fire In Your New Shoes
8. The Naked and Famous – Punching In A Dream
9. La Roux – Bulletproof
10. Ellie Goulding – Under The Sheets
11. Charice – Louder
And last but not least a warm down, feel good song:
This Thursday, grab your friends and get ready to play some board games, pool, Foosball or Jenga! Like a big living room in someone’s posh, but relaxed mansion, 675 Bar is quite possibly the only chill place in the Meatpacking District. With little cubby hole rooms you can plop yourself in a comfy chair and settle in with some games before the crowd starts to roll in around 11pm.
Although more low-key than you can usually find in that area, don’t walk in expecting to find 2$ PBR’s and your mom’s pizza bagels. They do have a cocktail list of fancier drinks (which are all pretty delish) as well as fancier finger foods. I recommend the Azul Perra, a delicious purpley concoction of blueberries, vodka and pomegranates.
With pretty decent music, and enough room that you’re not insanely cramped, grab a friend, eat some food, drink some drinks and then go dance the night away!
Mon – Thurs 6pm – 2am
Fri – Sat 6pm – 4am
675 Bar 675 Hudson St btwn 13th & 14th Streets New York, NY 10014
As a member of Surfrider, World Wildlife Fund and Oceana, I am very concerned and in touch with everything going on with our environment, or at least I try to be!
One website that is a great source of information is the Natural Resources Defense Council’s website. The NRDC is one of the most effective environmental action organizations. It gives valuable and accurate information about policies in place, how to make your business more environmentally friendly, ways you can get involved and just facts about the oceans you swim in and the air you breathe.
I was particularly interested in the “Testing the Waters” report, listing local beaches and how they fared against NRDC’s star-criteria, which rewards beaches based on how often they meet/don’t meet health standards. How did YOUR beach rank?
NRDC also has a separate website called It’s Your Nature geared towards younger people looking to get involved and learn more about our environment and the natural resources we rely on every day. Pairing art, music and celebrities, this “hipper” NRDC website will hopefully continue educating the next generations to come!
I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m constantly getting new ideas for things I’d like to learn. I started teaching myself Norwegian once. Another time I took up baking and learning about different desserts. Whether I end up mastering whatever skill I’m tackling, or I abandon ship, it’s always fun to know that there are classes for most anything you might want to learn.
At CourseHorse, you can easily search through categories for the art, language, business practice etc., you want to learn. You can search by price, location or category. Know exactly what you want to learn? Enter that in the search bar and see what’s offered!
Obviously, not everything you could ever imagine is listed, but they do have quite a broad range of classes throughout New York City.
I’ve always watched tv shows in part for the music. Listening for whatever new band or artist they’d be showcasing that week. Although Leona Lewis isn’t new to me, her new song “I Got You” has me hooked. After hearing it with an AMAZING So You Think You Can Dance performance, I’m obsessed with both the song and the dance that accompanied it! Hope you all enjoy it just as much!
*Cause this is love and life And nothing we can both control And if it don’t feel right You’re not losing me by letting me know Go ahead and say goodbye (say goodbye) I’ll be alright Go ahead and make me cry I’ll be alright And when you need a place to run to For better for worse I got you*
This Thirsty Thursday head back over to the East Village just a touch North to The Penny Farthing.
The Penny Farthing is a spacious (with two floors) old-fashioned feeling neighborhood spot. With a mix of Irish Pub and American Country, the wooden bar and homestead decor is comforting and inviting. Mixing it up between a low-key lunch place during the day and a lively social scene at night, The Penny Farthing seems to have found the key to conquering both worlds.
The Penny serves brunch, lunch, dinner and pub food at the bar. With a special brunch on weekends between 11am and 4pm with a wide range of typical brunch favs. Everything I’ve ever ordered here is delicious, including their Buffalo Wings, Spinach & Artichoke Dip, and Fish & Chips.
Happy Hour is simple. Half priced almost anything you can think of Monday thru Friday from 4pm to 7pm. Including some old time classic cocktails, like Manhattans (careful, they’re lethal), and a Southern Fizz.
The Penny can get quite crowded on the weekends, resulting in a line to get in – I always try to go on a weekday and take advantage of their happy hour since their normal prices are a little higher than average – $12-13 a cocktail.
The Penny Farthing
Sun – Tues 11am to 2am
Wed -Sat 11am to 4am
103 Third Avenue @ 13th Street