There's something magical about a comfy robe and a pair of slippers. Put them on, and you instantly enter a world free of stress and uncomfortable workplace necessities like socks. That plush uniform grants access to dry and wet saunas, a cold-plunge pool, and a blissful relaxation room. Turn another corner, and there's a fresh juice bar or even a full restaurant with expertly grilled filet mignon.
Marble walls, tiled floors, and some well-placed statues surround visitors as they enter BRC Day Spa & Sauna Resort. Beyond the aforementioned facilities, a trip down one of the resort's hallways might end in the heated waters of a junior olympic swimming pool or the healing atmosphere of a therapeutic salt room, available for an additional charge.
Some spa services require a bit of assistance. Therapists massage with hot stones and aromatherapy, while aestheticians soothe skin with a variety of facial treatments.
Here are some tips for visiting BRC Day Spa & Sauna Resort: fresh towels are available throughout the facility; bring along a bathing suit; children are welcome with close parental supervision.
A line of baby cribs line the interior of Broadway Puppies and Boutique, but this is no traditional nursery. Inside, patrons will find playing, sleeping, and socializing pups: malteses, westies, poodles, yorkies, bulldogs, pomeranians. The staff not only cares for these dogs as their own, but for the ones that come in for grooming as well. The store also houses dog supplies and accessories.
Anyone who travels along Goffle Road doesn't need a calendar to tell them when Spring has arrived—the blossoming pansies inside Goffle Brook Farm have marked the occasion since 1968. Today, some 40 years after Richard and Dancy Osborne opened it, the family-owned shop still maintains its original traditions, which include opening on March 15 every year and closing for the winter promptly at 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
The shop's celebration of the seasons has become an especially beloved practice. In the fall, Goffle Brook Farm transforms into a Halloween utopia, complete with a petting zoo, hay bales, and hand-decorated pumpkins. Come December, the shop aids decorating efforts with its elegant wreaths, which are handcrafted from balsam, frasier fir, noble fir, and, when available, bits of Santa's beard. The rest of the year, Goffle Brook Farm keeps customers stocked with high-quality gardening supplies, from seeds, soil, and mulches to flowers and the pots they go in.
Karma Organic Spa is worth a visit for the scents alone. The interior smells of fresh lavender, mint, and geraniums, thanks to the spectrum of organic beauty products the team uses for their facials and mani-pedis. Patrons drawn in by the woodland scents often stay for pampering treatments.
One popular service? The Karma Milk and Honey mani-pedi, which starts with a warm milk bath followed by a housemade sugar scrub and a skin-softening honey mask. The final step, as in all the spa's mani-pedis, is a coat of soy-based polish from spa owner Nausil Zaheer's own line. His creations, which range from neutral to neon, eschew what Zaheer dubs the "big three" toxins, rendering them safe for pregnant women, many clients with allergies, and stylish trees.
FruitFlowers’ unique edible bouquets delight eyes and stomachs in equal measure, arranging bright, daisy-shaped pineapple slices with cantaloupe centers and skewers of chocolate-dipped strawberries into reusable baskets and vases. Founders Susan Ellman and Ellen Davis began arranging slices of fresh fruit into floral shapes in 1984, working from their home kitchens. Since then, their artistic take on the fruit basket has become a popular way of both snacking and decorating, and their business has spread across the nation, much like the shadow cast by Godzilla as he crosses the ocean.
Savvy Chic Consignment Boutique, voted Best Consignment Shop in Bergen County by (201) magazine, affords a luxurious shopping adventure for snagging high-end designer finery, at bank-account-mollifying discounts. Specializing in women’s clothing, shoes, handbags, jewelry, and accessories, Savvy Chic styles customers in top designer brands, such as Free People, Prada, and Juicy Couture. Just like the acceptable length for cargo shorts, the inventory at Savvy Chic is constantly changing, but recent offerings have included a Lily Pulitzer dress ($59), a Theory pantsuit ( $89), and a Louis Vuitton purse ($499).