They say “a picture is worth a thousand words” but a story is worth a thousand pictures. This holiday season, forget the designer belt and Bluetooth speaker you had in your cart and swap them out for one of these fantastic experiences, curated by our experts, instead!
1. exhale® Atlantic City
Rec by: @dressedtothej9s
Relax and let go of any familial drama that may have been stirred up; treat your family to a relaxing spa day at exhale spa in Atlantic City. The beautifully designed spa includes many amenities including a sauna, spa pool, hot tub, and Himalayan salt room. You can also book spa treatments like facials, massages, and body scrubs online. Start the new year feeling refreshed and glowy!
2. Monet’s Garden: The Immersive Experience
Rec by: @twinspirational
Surprise your friends with tickets to this brand-new art installation that pays tribute to Claude Monet, the famous French painter. Take a journey through a recreation (both 3D and virtual) of Monet’s waterlily garden which is the subject of the impressionist painter’s most iconic works of art. There are tons of unusual photo ops, so grab some friends and have fun while learning a bit about art history while you’re at it!
3. Lanterne Candle Lab
Rec by: @cornandcactus
This quaint little candle shop in Chinatown offers its patrons the unique opportunity to customize their own candle with a personalized scent and a hand-picked candle holder. Follow along as your instructor guides you through the process leaving you with a unique, one-of-a-kind candle to share with your loved one. This is the perfect gift for your significant other, bring your own bottle of wine and enjoy!
4. ABC Kitchen
Rec by: @thecloseupartist
Brew up a potion (cocktail) that’ll manifest a good new year at this magical-themed mixology class. Bring a date or group of friends and enjoy this one-of-a-kind cocktail-making class. Tickets are $60 a person and include a welcome drink and two cocktails that you brew yourself, plus the 1 hour and 45-minute interactive experience.
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