spritz & the city

the ultimate girls' getaway

details

this unique experience is hosted by Joanne (Giovanna), a true New Yorker, born from an Italian family, whose traditions are rooted in Little Italy!

this getaway has been designed for fun and wellness, while surrounded by the sights and vibrant sounds of New York City's famously diverse neighborhoods.

get together for a one-of-a-kind culinary experience at Monte's Trattoria, where Chef Pietro will welcome you as if you were his family, as part of the Italian tradition.

then enjoy amazing activities, wonderful adventures and delicious, locally-sourced cuisine. See below daily itinerary, for more details.

New York: the city’s five boroughs are the perfect backdrop for your team’s next adventure. Arts, food, culture: New York has it all.

the moment the sprawling Manhattan skyline comes into view, you can’t help but feel the palpable energy the city exudes. With over 200 languages spoken, this beloved melting pot is a global hub for culture, cuisine, arts, entertainment, and media that sparks inspiration on every corner.

SoHo Grand Hotel is a luxury boutique hotel that honors the district’s loft-style design and The Gilded Age of the late 1800’s.

this space is the perfect mixture of art, history, and intuitive design.

surrounded by chic restaurants and boutiques that define the Soho neighborhood.

guests are minutes away from the historic NYC Chinatown, vibrant Washington Square Park, and the hip Bowery area!  

itinerary

12pm | Lunch at Monte's Trattoria

kick off the weekend with a delightful lunch at Monte's trattoria. enjoy authentic Italian cuisine, receive a signed cookbook from the chef, and take some memorable pictures.

2 pm - 5pm | walk off Lunch at Washington Square - stroll through Soho and check-in at your hotel

suggested options:

- The Soho Grand Hotel

- The Bowery Hotel

- The NoMad Hotel

7:00 pm | dinner at a fun non-Italian restaurant

suggested options:

- beauty & essex: enjoy a vibrant atmosphere and eclectic, globally-inspired dishes in this trendy spot on the Lower East Side.

- catch NYC: experience a lively seafood restaurant with a rooftop bar in the meatpacking district.

- ABC Kitchen: savor farm-to-table new American cuisine in an elegant and sustainable setting.

9:00 am | workout on the High Line

start the day with a refreshing workout on the High Line. enjoy a scenic walk or jog along this elevated park, taking in the stunning views of the city.

12:30 pm | lunch at Pastis

Head to Pastis in the Meatpacking District for a chic and classic French bistro experience.

3:00 pm | bathhouse visit

indulge in relaxation and rejuvenation at Bathhouse in Williamsburg. Enjoy a variety of spa treatments and thermal baths.

6:00 pm | cocktails at Dear Irving on Hudson

enjoy panoramic views of the city while sipping on expertly crafted cocktails in a stylish setting.

8:00 pm | dinner

suggested options:

- ABC Kitchen: farm-to-table new American cuisine.

- the Polo Bar: an upscale, cozy setting with American classics.

- Nobu New York- cannot go wrong with nobu


11:00 am | brunch

suggested options:

- the Smith: East Village location offers a diverse menu of classic brunch favorites and innovative dishes.

- Sarabeth's: Enjoy a charming brunch spot known for its comfort food and relaxed atmosphere.

- Buvette: a quaint, Parisian-style bistro in the West Village with delicious brunch options.

1:00 pm | optional shopping or a stroll through Central Park

3:00 pm | departure

head back home with wonderful memories of a chic and fun-filled weekend in NYC.

spritz & the city

the ultimate girls' getaway

host

joanne mosconi

Educator, Theater Artist, Culinary Enthusiast, and Sicilian Explorer.

Known as "TheChefsDaughterNYC.", Giovanna curates delicious, heart-friendly meals while also showcasing fitness inspiration and exercises from her friend Brooke Burke's fitness app, BBBODY - where her menus appear to help women maintain a healthy lifestyle. Giovanna's love for Italy and her annual summer sojourns to the enchanting island of Sicily hold a special place in her heart. It was on her first trip to Sicily a decade ago, where her husband proposed to her, that she discovered the island's captivating magic.

room options

superior room

  • shared occupancy
  • 7,734 per person

deluxe room

  • shared occupancy
  • 8,921 per person

for both rooms

included ↓

• 7 nights and 8 days lodging at the luxury Villa Igiea and Verdura Resort, part of the Rocco Forte 5 star Hotels

• Airport pick up

• Breakfast at Villa Igiea

• luggage porterage

• Welcome apertivito

• Wine tasting At Planeta Ulmo, this includes private transportation, and private wine tasting experience (duration: 4 hours)

• Cefalu, Palermo, Agrigento private tours (guide and transportation included)

• 3 cooking classes: 1 pasta-making class, 1 caponata class, 1 class hosted by Joanne

• Fab sicilian dinners and daily breakfast, welcome and Grand finale Aperitivo

not included ↓

• international airfare

• wine and any alcoholic beverages 


• one dinner and one lunch in Palermo

• olive oil tasting

• any personal shopping on site or during excursions 

• tips

• SPA treatments

location

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faq's

accommodation

what are the accommodations like? ↓

accommodations depend on your customized itinerary. We never stay at hostels or hotels below 4 stars. We strive to create an experience that ensures comfort, quality and safety

who am I rooming with? ↓

if you travel solo, we will match you with someone of the same gender unless you request a roommate. To request a roommate, make sure both you and your roommate add each other's names to the "Special Requests" section at booking or email at contact@yogandoretreats.com

what if I can no longer travel? ↓

your down payment is fully refundable until your spot is confirmed. Once your spot is confirmed you can cancel or transfer to a different trip for a fee and receive a Trip Credit for your remaining down payment up until 60 days prior to departure

activities

do I need to participate in all the listed activities? ↓

not at all. However, if you signed up for a listed activity and you cannot attend that day, we will not refund your payment

attendance

what if I arrive late for my trip? ↓

we understand that things can happen and that flights can be delayed. In general we will not be able to refund you for your trip paid, for any nights you are delayed. Please, promptly inform the person of our team who is on site and who can reschedule airport pick up and how to join the group

what is not included in the retreat? ↓

flights, insurance, gratuities, alcoholic beverages, wine

what type of excursions and tours are provided? ↓

since we customize all our retreats, activities depend on the retreat theme and on the hosts requests

how many attendees on each trip? ↓

retreats can cap between 10 to 15 travellers but it changes from trip to trip

where do I meet everyone? ↓

the trip brochure listing the detailed itinerary will be released at least 3 weeks prior to your trip start date including hotel and airport transfer information

also, before your trip, you’ll be invited to a group chat in what’s app to meet the other travellers and start exchanging information

payments

is a down payment required? ↓

a 25% down payment is due at the time of booking

The down payment is refundable until your spot is confirmed at which time it becomes non-refundable (you will receive an email when your spot is confirmed)

The remaining balance will be charged 60 days prior to the retreat departure, unless you have agreed on a payment plan. If you book within 60 days from trip start, the full amount will be due at booking, but still refundable until your spot is confirmed
See all of our terms & conditions

what is your cancellation policy? ↓

See all of our terms & conditions Our cancellation policy is as follows: Your spot is pending: The 25% down payment is fully refundable Your spot is confirmed: The 25% down payment is non-refundable 60 days or less before trip start: 100% non-refundable

when will my spot be confirmed? ↓

when the trip reaches the minimum amount of attendees. We recommend not booking a flight until your spot is confirmed

trip

what is included in the retreat? ↓

We generally include accommodations, listed meals, your wellness classes, workshops, and guided activities relevant to the theme of your retreat. If listed, we also include ground transportation

what is not included in the retreat? ↓

flights, insurance, gratuities, alcoholic beverages, wine

what type of excursions and tours are provided? ↓

since we customize all our retreats, activities depend on the retreat theme and on the hosts requests

how many attendees on each trip? ↓

retreats can cap between 10 to 15 travellers but it changes from trip to trip

where do I meet everyone? ↓

the trip brochure listing the detailed itinerary will be released at least 3 weeks prior to your trip start date including hotel and airport transfer information also, before your trip, you’ll be invited to a group chat in what’sapp to meet the other Travellers and start exchanging information