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Top 10 Things Every Parent Needs When Kids Go Back to School

Top 10 Things Every Parent Needs When Kids Go Back to School
Summer is coming to an end and it's time for the kids to go back to school. We love our children and cherish the moments and memories of long summer days, but summer vacation is over and so are the busy tasks of travel, camp, flights, road trips, packing, unpacking and extra laundry. So, it's time for parents to take a breather and focus on some fun stuff before rigorous fall sports schedules and routines ramp up. Yes, it's time for some PAMPERING!   
Here are the Top 10 things we think every parent needs right now.
1. A spa visit. It's time for some rest and relaxation with a good massage, facial, body scrub, or other spa treatment. Book your spa appointments today at one of Westfield's many options. Visit On The Side Day Spa, BlueMercury, Bare Skin, Facial Reality, Jersey Boutique Spa, Skin Savvy, or U Relax. See the list.
2. A mani and pedi. We are on top of our pedicures all summer long, but many of us fall off once the weather cools down and the kids are back in school. Treat yourself to a mani and pedi to keep yourself looking and feeling great. First Class Nails, Glamorous Girlz, Joy Nails & Spa, The Nail Boutique, Serenity Nails, and coming soon Nails Spa & Beyond.  View a listing of these businesses.
3. A chill. Visit Chill Cryotherapy to relieve pain & inflammation, lose weight, and enhance athletic performance. 
4. A new outfit. Just because you deserve it. Feel good and enjoy Fall with some shopping at one of our downtown retail stores and boutiques.
5. A girls day or night out. During the summer months, friends are away or gone on weekends and time just flies by. Now that school is back in session, schedule a lunch or a night out to unwind and have fun with the girls. Meet for a coffee, lunch, happy hour or dinner at one of these downtown restaurants
6. A good book. Maybe you did some summer reading, and maybe you just meant to. Either way, now is a good time for some new books. Grab a few from The Town Book Store and dig into them this fall on a cozy chair and under a blanket. 
7. A great bottle of wine. Get your favorite bottle of wine, and enjoy it with a quiet evening at home or with friends and family. Visit NosVino, The Liquor Basket, Trader Joe's, or Westfield Wine & Liquors. View them here.
8. A dietary cleanse. Try a healthy dose of fruits, juices and natural foods to cleanse the body. Several places in town offer 2-5 day cleanses or simply healthy tonics. Visit Via Nutrition, Fresh Bui, Juice Junky at Feast and Ono Bowls. See the list of juice places.

9. A New Workout Gym or Routine. There are so many amazing places in Westfield for yoga classes, Bar, Pilates and more. Get into a new routine by switching it up. Try some new classes at any of these fabulous workout facilities. The Bar Method, Bella Vida Yoga, Club Pilates, POE Yoga, Power Stretch Studio, Raritan Valley Gyrotonic, Satsang Yoga Studio, Westfield Fitness. See the list.
10. New Makeup, Brows, Lashes. It's time for new fall makeup, a fresh look at those eyebrows you've been meaning to tame or enhance, and perhaps a look at some new long lashes. Try one of these fine establishments. Blende Beauty, BlueMercury, Amazing Lash Studio, A Face Forever, Jersey Boutique Spa, Lashzilla Lash & Beauty Boutique, Lord & Taylor, and R Studio Lash Spa. View the list.


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Summer Fitness Specials

Summer Fitness Specials

The Bar Method

Enjoy a Student special at POE with 30 days of unlimited classes for only $75. Ages 13 and up, all classes are eligible. Call or stop by the studio to sign up. A student identification is required. 105 Elm St., 908.232.0746. 

Poe Yoga 

Poe is offering special Summer Memberships with unlimited classes for the entire summer to teachers and students. Pay $199 for unlimited yoga classes, $199 for fire barre, $249 for yoga & fire barre. Your card activates upon first visit. With these packages, you pay the one time price and take unlimited classes all summer until Labor Day. (Normally unlimited memberships are monthly and start at $150 per month.) Students or teachers must show their ID when purchasing. 128 Elm St., 908.264.7995. 


Athleta is offering a Girls Summer Camp Series: Every Tuesday morning from July 11 to August 15, join Athleta for an hour of fun between 8:45 and 9:45am. With different health and fitness professionals each week, your child will engage in activities ranging from Yoga, Strength Exercise, Self Motivation, and Arts and Crafts. The kids will have a blast! Space is limited, so sign up today by calling the store. 234 E. Broad St., 908.518.7620. 

Satsang Yoga Studio

Your OM away from home in the heart of Downtown Westfield, Satsang is offering a special workshop for families on July 15 from 10:30am-11:30am. Enjoy this great way to spend an hour with your kids having fun and learning yoga. Cost is $25/family and is best suited for children 4-10 years old. In addition, Satsang has a special offer for college students -- 10% off class cards all summer long with current student id. 235 E. Broad St., 2nd floor, 908.789.7203. 

Raritan Valley Gyrotonic

All are welcome to attend their Summer series "Free Open Air Gyrokinesis Classes" at Tamaques Park, Fridays at 10am (weather permitting). Advance sign up is required. Check their online scheduler for days and times. 111 Quimby St., 908.288.7551.

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Smart women shop Eminence at Facial Reality Spa!

Smart women shop Eminence at Facial Reality Spa!

Purchase one Eminence product.

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Time to stock up on all your favorite Eminence products! Save on the finest organic skincare products to be found anywhere! And we have them right here in our spa. Eminence is all the buzz in the celebrity world these days, with famous women including Alicia Keyes, Cameron Diaz and Naomi Watts embracing this fabulous line that uses the best of nature to nourish skin. Every woman wants the look of natural,

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Nourishing your Thyroid through Yoga + Nutrition

Suffering from low energy, sleep problems or chronic constipation? Feeling depressed, fuzzy and frazzled? Still packing on pounds despite your diligent restraint and moderation with food?

Date: Sunday, May 1, 2016 from 2:00 – 5:00pm
Cost: $40 pre-registered / $45 day of
Location: 812 Central Avenue, Westfield, NJ / (908) 232.1613

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Health Fair

Health Fair

Saturday, May 14, 10am-3pm

Fellowship Hall

908-233-2278 or

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