5 Things I Loved This Week

This is a new series that was Theresa’s idea. She mentioned that I do so much stuff and that it would be great to get a short digest of some of my favorite things and experiences every week.

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1. Culture Espresso: If you’re looking for a great latte in midtown, this is a great spot. My friend Laura and I went for almond milk lattes. They were so good. I’m definitely going to get a cookie next time I go. Passover.

2. General Assembly Introduction to Content Strategy: I love taking classes at General Assembly. I’ve never been disappointed, and always leave learning something new. I went to Introduction to Content Strategy taught by Elizabeth Kiefer. Elizabeth is a teacher at GA, a freelance content strategist, a professor, an editor at Teen Vogue, and writes for publications including Refinery 29, Marie Claire, and Self. We learned how she kicks off projects with new clients, and even got to pick a client and talk though a strategy for them. I recommend it!

3. Everyone You Need to Know to Start Your Own Business with #73SpringStreet: My friend Katie is the talented designer behind Three Jane NY. I’ve written about this before, but she shares a studio space with Inslee by Design and Society Social. The women are all so talented on their own, but I love how they have come together to create a supportive community online and offline. They hosted an event called Everyone You Need to Know to Start Your Own Business. They had a panel with an accountant, a lawyer, a photographer, a publicist, a social media strategist, a branding and marketing expert, and a web developer. The panel was extremely informative and I took pages of notes.

4. Anti-Gravity Yoga at Crunch: I’m going to write a longer review in the next few weeks, but this was such a fun class. The instructor was really hands on and was quick to spot problems if people were having difficulty with positions. The hammock makes it easier to do positions I wouldn’t be able to otherwise, like headstands. I have pretty serious scoliosis and the class helped me stretch and feel more elongated. I recommend it. You may see spots or get dizzy – apparently that’s normal and will decrease with time.

5. SurfSet and Sand at Crunch: You spend time alternating between the board and “the beach”. The exercises on the board are similar to doing yoga or pilates on a surfboard. When you aren’t on the board, you do squats, crunches, and other exercises with a sand bag. The instructors were energetic and fun. I’ve been a bit under the weather this week so I haven’t gotten to go to as many Crunch classes as I’ve hoped, but luckily I have all month!

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4 Responses to 5 Things I Loved This Week

  1. Elana, you do so many fun things! I’ve always wanted to take a class at GA, and the anti-gravity yoga looks really cool. I can’t wait for your full review.

    Happy Friday!


    • Elana Lyn Gross says:

      Thank you! Yes, you should definitely take a class there! I’m writing the review for next week. Stay tuned. Have a great weekend!

  2. Candace says:

    wait- anti-gravity YOGA!? that sounds amazing!!! I’m pretty excited to read your review!

    Lovely Little Rants

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