Get Out of the Heat and Cool Off
Summer is in full swing with long, sunshine-filled days. But with that sun comes high temperatures (and humidity!). If you’re looking for a way to beat the heat, stop in at The Shops at Columbus Circle for refreshing drinks that will leave you rehydrated and rejuvenated. Plus, the temperature at The Shops at Columbus Circle is always 10 degrees cooler than it is outside, keeping you comfortable inside and out.
You may know Equinox for its killer workout facilities, but this is also a great place to refuel. The Juice Press offers a wide range of organic smoothies and juices. Reboot with a Hawaiian Healer smoothie that includes energizing pineapple, ginger, and mint. Or stay healthy while you’re on the move with the Mother Earth, full of celery, kale, dandelion, and more. Yum!
For a midday pick-me-up, head to Bouchon Bakery. A custom-blended iced chai or tea hits the spot on a blistering summer day. An added bonus? You can also grab a mouthwatering pastry, like a pain au chocolat to pair with your ice-cold drink.
If you need something a little stronger, Center Bar is a good place to start. The new Tonic's menu puts a twist on the classic gin and tonic with fresh and light ingredients. Sip on a T.P.T., which blends Cimarron tequila, pomegranate, and tonic. The bar also offers an extensive list of wines and champagnes by the glass. Nothing says summer like a glass of crisp rose.
Or head to Bar Masa. A little secret: This inventive Japanese restaurant isn’t just for sushi. The regularly changing cocktail menu uses seasonal ingredients for concoctions like the Naranja Margarita, made with fresh clementines, or the Akebono, with homemade grapefruit granita. It’s the perfect way to end a hot day.