Summer blahs, we hereby banish you.
The Little Bird Bakery and Coffeehouse
What: Stop by the recently opened East Village corridor for owner JoAnna Troccoli’s addictive vegan treats (must-put-down banana cacao macaroons) and iced Counter Culture java.
Why: Sliced banana, with apple butter and walnut crumbles, or sea salted cucumber, avocado, and lemon on multigrain is yum.
When: Mon.-Thurs., 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri., 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 182 Ave. B, b/t 11th & 12th Sts. (212-677-4460).
Giannillo the Salon
What: Get a lunchtime/predate pick-me-up at this ultra-femme salon from lead celeb hairstylist Gregg Giannillo.
Why: Mention DailyCandy when booking (first-time clients only; call by Aug. 30 for appointments thru Dec.) to get discounted packages: partial highlights (reg. $160), haircut (reg. $200), and a new high-gloss blow-dry (reg. $80) for $300. Or get a Brazilian bikini wax from a J. Sisters alum (reg. $60) with a high-gloss blow-dry (reg. $80) for $110.
When: Tues.-Fri. Call to confirm hours.
Where: 217 E. 60th St., b/t Second & Third Aves. (917-470-9695).
What: Denim doctor/designer/lover Loren Cronk’s new retail space and workshop houses his three lines (Soldier and Brave starts at $69), refurbished vintage (fringed bags made from jean jackets), and custom designs. He’ll repair and mend your denim, too.
Why: Collaborations with local designers Keller (denim lace-up shoes) and Heavy Leather (guitar straps).
When: Fri., noon-9 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Where: 82 Nassau Ave., b/t Manhattan Ave. & Lorimer St., Greenpoint (646-413-4984).
Drink Your RDA
Royal Juice Bar
What: A new juice joint in Greenpoint’s Cafe Royal. Made-to-order blends. Local ingredients.
Why: Specialties ($6.50) like the Nassau (kale, parsley, apple, cucumber, jalapeno) and the Driggs (red pepper, sweet potato, carrot, pear).
When: Mon., 7 a.m.-6 p.m.; Tues.-Fri., 7 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 195 Nassau Ave., b/t Humboldt & Russell Sts., Greenpoint (718-349-8584).
Go Naturally Gorgeous
What: A new eco beauty temple with a chemical-free house line catering to the whole family (even pets).
Why: The charcoal detoxifying cleanser ($14) works like a charm on sweat-induced blemishes, plus a rainbow’s worth of nail polishes (40 colors, including matte).
When: Mon.-Fri., noon-6 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 9 Clinton St., b/t Houston & Stanton Sts. (646-861-3508).
Photos: Melisa Verrecchia; Courtesy of Giannillo the Salon; Courtesy of Loren; Courtesy of Kaia House
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