Juices for Life: I’m Hooked!

This week my friend and I finally got a chance to visit Juices for Life.  For the past year or so, I have basically been an apostle of Hey Fran Hey (if you don’t know her, you are seriously missing out!) She got me started with making green smoothies in the morning for breakfast and I definitely saw a difference in my energy level throughout the day. You’d be surprised how full you’ll feel after a well-made smoothie. If you don’t plan properly, it can be time consuming – which is where Juices for Life comes in. On one of my lazy days – and let’s be honest, this summer, I’ve had lazy weeks – I can just head over to JFL and get my fix. If it sounds like I’m an addict, it’s because their juices and smoothies are habit forming. I had the Mango Madness – a smooth blend of mangoes and strawberries. My friend ordered the Happy Hour – a sweet and sour mix of berries and lemon. Since we sat at the counter, we got to sample some of the excess juices from other customers’ orders. The staff is the other component of what makes Juices for life so awesome. Everyone who was working there was super friendly and helpful (there’s so much to choose from on the menu!) And you can even call ahead of time so your order is ready for you to pick up when you get there. I know I’ll be back and trying to get as many of my friends addicted as possible!  No Styles P sighting while I was there, but maybe if I keep coming back…..



Restaurant Information

* Restaurant Name
Juices For Life
* Overall
☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
* Neighborhood / Cuisine
Unionport / American New
* Street Address
1026 Castle Hill Ave. , Bronx, NY 10472
* Phone
(347) 281-9644

Bronx Priest Starts His Own Clothing Line

Check out this great Wall St. Journal piece on a Bronx priest who’s created his own clothing line, Goods of Conscience.

Father Andrew O’ Connor set up shop in the basement of Holy Family Church in Castle Hill, where each of the pieces are made. Many of the parishoners have joined Fr. O’Connor in creating the line, including Maria Rivas, the head seamstress. Each piece is made with fabric woven together in Guatemala. The article also mentions that he’s looking to branch out into other products and enlist the help of local residents. He’s also partnered with the Bronx Brewery to grow hops behind the church.

I think it’s great that Fr. O’Connor is so dedicated to helping the community and stimulate its economy. Who would ever expect a priest to launch his own clothing line?

Here’s their Crudo Weekend bag, which sells for $325: