Last week, we gave you a taste of our experience at Butter Day Spa, located at 255 Hope Street (right by the OMAC!). We wrote about the beautiful blooming tea ceremony and the 5-Flowers Facial, which were both parts of the Bali Retreat. One writer got to indulge in the include the Bali Body Treatment, while another enjoyed the Spa-Chi Body Therapy Session.
The Bali Body Treatment was exactly was the doctor ordered for the stressed-out student who had the opportunity to enjoy it. Sixty minutes long, the hands-on massage incorporated beautiful-smelling Cinq Mondes Balinese balms and mists. It’s a proprietary treatment, created by the staff at Butter Day Spa; as such, you know they’ve crafted an experience designed to make you relax. A key part of the Bali Body Treatment was the 5-Flowers Cleansing Water, which was sprayed on the legs, arms, and back at various points of the treatment (it was super refreshing and felt like raindrops). This is followed by the use of the Flowers Cleansing Balm—its silky texture is supplemented by kneading that helps to break through though those knots. The treatment includes kneading of the back, shoulders, and legs, as well as a foot massage (!) at the end, which was a delight. The beautiful smells of the balms and the oils contributed to a beautiful sensory experience overall. The stressed-out writer left her session feeling refreshed, well-rested, and de-stressed. Continue Reading
Housed in a yellow colonial just a stone’s throw away from campus, Butter Day Spa is most definitely an escape from the papers, exams, and meetings back on campus. In the peak of midterm season, three stressed bloggers made a trip to Butter to see if it could effectively relax even the most stressed-out students. Butter had no easy task, but with its extraordinary treatments, ambience, and incredible deals for college students (more on this later), it certainly passed with flying colors. And we really want to go back again.
The second we walked through the spa’s large doors, we instantly became relaxed: the aromas were incredibly soothing, and the Victorian interior design transported us back to 19th-century England. The waiting room is filled with Victorian-era furniture, including big, comfy couches. We couldn’t help but notice its display of Cinq Mondes products on the wall behind us. We learned that Cinq Mondes is a world-renowned French spa products company, and Butter is one of the few spas in the US that carries its lines. Butter frequently rotates through Cinq Mondes collections, and integrates Cinq Mondes products into its unique treatments. One such package is its Bali Retreat, a holistic spa experience built on sensorial rituals that help people de-stress.
The first part of the Bali Retreat: a nice, hot cup of white tea. Before we began our respective treatments, the staff treated us to its unique blooming tea ceremony, during which we watched beautiful, bundled white tea leaves from Teaposy bloom before our very eyes. Not only was our tea delicious, but the ceremony set the tone for the rest of our “retreat.” Continue Reading
In case you missed our previous post, 224 Thayer is now home to Christina’s Psychic Readings, offering confidential consultations on your past, present, and future. Better yet, for this week only, there are Halloween specials on offer (because embracing Halloweek is a given on/near this campus).
From now through Thursday, a full-deck Tarot card reading is $25 (normally $40), and palm readings are down to $20 (normally $30). For Thursday only, readings are two for the full price of one, or one psychic reading for a discounted $40 (normally $60).
Walk-ins are always welcome, and you can enjoy a 20-percent discount with student ID. Why not find out if this Halloweek will be your most epic yet (or if you’ll actually make to the front of the line at the obligatory Halloween Whisko)? There’s certainly no better time to embrace psychic revelations than this, the spooookiest of holidays. You can reach Christina at (401) 481-5885.
Are you interested in business? Do you yearn to follow dozens of other college students in their quests to create startups? If so, be sure to check out Startup Weekend Providence. Startup Weekend Providence is excited to invite students of Brown University to join us for a fun, inspiring, entrepreneurial weekend beginning Friday, October 18.
Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event where designers, marketers, product managers, developers, and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch businesses. Come join us to validate your idea, perfect your business model, practice your pitch, and collaborate with smart, talented people. The weekend culminates with team presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders for feedback and prizes. Special deals are offered to Brown University students.
Startup Weekend has had over 400 different events in 100 countries since its founding in 2011. Tickets for students are only $50 for the whole weekend. You’ll get access to young professionals, leading business owners, and other like-minded and driven individuals. Get in on the action this weekend by registering here.
For more information, be sure to check out Startup Weekend Providence’s website.
Look out, College Hill! A new psychic is making her way to Thayer Street. Christina’s Psychic Readings is your new go-to place to learn about anything related to your past, present, future, career, school, and love life! All consultations are completely confidential and as a student, you get a 20% discount (cash and credit cards are both accepted).
So what’s on the horizon at Christina’s Psychic Readings? There will be new and exciting specials to look forward to every week. Prepare yourself for a spooky Halloween special during the last week of October! And if you’re looking for a fun “Girls Night Out”? Visit Christina’s Psychic Readings and two girls can come in for the full price of one consultation! Christina is also open for house calls and parties so if you’re looking for a memorable night with some friends, you’ve come to the right place. Gift certificates are also available to purchase for your friends.
Our crystal ball tells us that this is going to be a great new addition to Thayer! Find Christina at 224 Thayer Street. Walk-ins are welcome.
Interning in New York or Boston this summer? Then stop by the Capital One Strategy Group Summer Networking Events June 27 at Rare Bar & Grill in New York City and July 11 at Alibi Bar & Lounge in Boston. Network with some bros (and Brown alums) from everyone’s favorite visigoth enterprise, Capital One, and learn about life consulting for a Fortune 200 company. Plus enjoy some free refreshments — never something to scoff at. Enjoy!
Safari, the long-awaited African cultural show, is finally here! Head over to the Crystal Room in Alumnae Hall on Saturday, April 13 from 8 to 10 p.m. to eat and enjoy exotic African cuisine, and to celebrate wonderful and unique African cultures…FOR FREE. Yep, you heard it: free.
Come to Alumnae Hall on Saturday night to see performances by:
Mashari Ya Kale African Choir
Oja! Modern African Dance
The Bear Necessities
Fashion show by renowned designer M.Y.
West African Drumming
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In honor of Out of Bounds’ show this weekend, we figured we would check out what some of the Humans that reside somewhere inside OOB members’ heads were up to. Be sure to hit up “Out of Bounds Pro Skater 3″ this Saturday night at 8 in MacMillan 117 (you’ll be out in time for Gala!).
“My man. I did my time, I learned my lessons, I made peace with Western Europe.”
The Brown Vegetarian Society (formerly the Animal Rights club) is seeking your input on eating at Brown and vegetarianism. BVS is offering up a $10 Nice Slice gift certificate to one lucky student who takes this incredibly brief survey.
BVS is an organization focused on providing support and resources to vegetarian and vegan students through social events, cooking lessons, and a peer mentorship program to assist students who are interested in changing their diet. Additionally, the club functions as an organized voice for vegan/vegetarian issues and activism by petitioning and hosting speakers. If you would like to get involved, meetings are held in Wilson 105 every Wednesday at 8 p.m. Rumor has it that its meeting this coming Wednesday will feature some delicious free dessert, courtesy of Wildflour Bakery (Ed.- drool).