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TriBeCa Calls

After 5 years in the luxurious Caledonia in West Chelsea, we decided it's time for a change in energy and scenery. We moved to TriBeCa!  

The move itself was super stressful.  I had forgotten how much anxiety moving in NYC causes. Not to mention the amount of junk I had accumulated in our apartment over the course of 5 years and being a self-proclaimed “high end hoarder”. It felt AMAZING to get rid of unnecessary stuff. We gave away at least 12 huge trash bags of clothing to Slavation Army from my closets alone! 

Tribeca Tower on Duane Street has some spectacular views. Expect some epic sunset photos on my social media:)

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Classic Waldorf Hotel to Be Gutted, Up to 1,100 Rooms Turned Into Condos

China’s Anbang, acquirer of the New York landmark, is finalizing plans to shut down the hotel for up to three years and convert as many as three-quarters of its rooms into private apartments. Click here for the WSJ article.

Warm Up With New York: Roxana Rafatjah | CORE CULTURE

(This article is published on the CORE Culture Blog.)

All the intensely high energy in NYC is what makes this city so great, but it can also be draining without a break to decompress.

An old textile factory since 1883, Aire Ancient Baths in TriBeCa opened in 2012 as what might be the most beautifully designed, relaxing oasis in the entire city.

On the rare occasion that I get the opportunity to decompress for a couple hours and escape the cold of winter, there is nothing that rejuvenates your body and mind better than soaking in their warm salt water bath after the steam room, and then plunging into the ice cold pool. It’s so invigorating!

The small yoga classes there are a really special experience in the warmth between the pools, dim candle lighting, music that sounds like monks are singing… My lack of yoga skills is quite apparent I’m sure, but I feel the zen while getting a good sweat and stretch in the peaceful ambiance.

As we are transitioning into spring I will definitely be treating myself to a yoga, massage and ancient bath at this gorgeous sanctuary. After relieving muscle tension and clearing the mind, I’m always recharged, more focused and ready to hit the world full force again!