This shift in weather has all of us here at Friends reaching for our coziest sweaters and bundling up inside as much as we can! It feels good to do a little hibernation but sometimes our SAD lamp isn't enough. There are a lot of cozy places here in Bushwick you can retreat to and beat the winter blues.
This is a community acupuncture clinic where you can pay $40-$70 on your session depending on what you can afford! Acupuncture can help you beat cold symptoms and basically any other ailments you may have. You meet with the acupuncturist and explain your symptoms, then lay on one of their comfy massage tables and relax.
Trek on over to a yoga studio in your biggest puffer and get your mindfulness on! Solid Gold Yogi provides vinyasa classes for all levels, meditation sessions, and even sound baths by healing artists. The studio is super comfortable and feels like home right when you walk in!
After a long Monday back at work, unwind with a craft cocktail on tap. If you live in the neighborhood, provide some proof and enjoy happy hour all night long. Our favorite is the "swipe right", their take on an old fashioned.
Bring in your used records you don't listen to anymore and refresh your collection with some new jams. Spend an afternoon flipping through their shop and discover something new!
We recently had our annual holiday party at Syndicated and have been loving it ever since. Cozy up with a hot toddy and enjoy a $7 movie with table service throughout the showing! We suggest to buy your tickets ahead of time because they sell out fast when it's chilly out.
Come on in and wander around our store for as long as your heart desires! We get new vintage and contemporary items in constantly. We have bundles of self-care items to make this winter more bearable like face masks, CBD bath bombs, incense, and skincare products.
We hope this list helps you find a new favorite retreat, or visit somewhere you've been meaning to go back to. Let's get through this winter together!