Massage, Fondue, Burlesque, Repeat. Yoga, Chia Smoothie, Dinner Party, Repeat. Mani-Pedi, Sushi, Catwalk Thursdays, Repeat. It’s my mode of travel and a way of life: A mission for wellness, indulgence and outrageousness. An endless vacation of contentment, pleasure and excitement! Spa, Eat, Party, Repeat: A life I seek to lead every sweet waking day! But life gets busy and money gets tight, so the good news is, I find spa moments of healing in my own meditation den, I take pictures of my food so that the memory lasts forever, and I make parties happen every single day, turning subway rides into dance parties and streets into festivals. And suddenly, cooking healthy is a spa escape and late night massages are total parties… so where do we draw the line? We don’t! We repeat.

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  • #PINEAPPLE

    #PINEAPPLE

    happiness is here, now! but here now, this made me sad. nobody should be lonely in new york city not when family is just a dance away the tribe is growing faces are glowing friendships are showing and the haiku rhythm is flowing and ::YOU:: sweaty, smiley and prestigious as pineapple sturdy and sweet an invitation a time-tested symbol of hospitality an open-arms welcome. we don’t always dance with pineapples…. but when we do… it’s at THE GET DOWN. :: WELCOME HOME :: THE GET DOWN MONTHLY THURSDAYS @ CIELO 6:30 pm Dance Floor Meditation with Michelle Joni 7 – 10 pm dancing …

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  • ::magical::massages::

    ::magical::massages::

    :: Massage Testijonials :: “I feel like I have a new face. Like, I can actually see clearly now, and it feels like for the first time” – Nancy Heyl, costume curator “You need to teach this to lots of massage therapists. This is a totally new technique.” — David Rock, CEO, Neuroleadership “You really do have magic hands.” – Nessa Norich, actor, director, party ninja “Transcendent.” – Alionka Polanko, life coach, entrepreneur “A magical thing happened right after I left…” – Anna Diehl, purveyor of fine art “I saw things I never saw before.” – Quentin Jennings, musician and producer “Please do …

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  • The Dance Floor Meditation

    The Dance Floor Meditation

    It all started with a moment of clarity (in the midst of all the BLUR): it has come high time for us – the collective us – to start meditating on the dance floor before our parties. The dance floor is a holy place. We move our bodies to dive into the deepest depths of our souls, and simultaneously shimmy up towards the flashing sky. At The Get Down last week, with a circle of nine people, I led my first ever dance floor meditation, something I’ve been imagining for months. Through stillness and breath-work, coupled with the vibrations of …

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  • When In Robe :: the Spa Dance Party

    When In Robe :: the Spa Dance Party

    When In Rome, in fall of 2010, is when I first discovered my travel anthem: Spa Eat Party Repeat. I was on a spa press trip, invited to Tuscany via Twitter to stay at Antico Casale di Scansano, a spa resort in the Maremma. I nestled this rural Italy visit with two hearty weekends in Rome—two weekends with no specific schedule, and waking up each day with the mission to do only four things: Spa. Eat. Party. Repeat. I also blogged every day – the Spa Eat Party Repeat cycle facilitates writing and creative flow like a charm, and I do …

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  • THE GET DOWN 3.27.14 :: the blur is the best

    THE GET DOWN 3.27.14 :: the blur is the best

    I’m a serial water drinker when I go out dancing. It usually goes something like, shot of tequila, a whiskey ginger and then 14 consecutive glasses of water with lime. How else would do you think I could make it out till 5AM? 8AM? Water, water, WATER, kids!!! The blur you see here is not a tipsy topsy hostess, it’s just that we were dancing so fast, you can’t keep up. And that my Canon point-and-shoot thinks it is God. As DJ stevetek put it when I wanted to retake this completely blurred shot we got of The Get Down …

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  • Spa Eat Party Repeat :: South Slope, Brooklyn

    Spa Eat Party Repeat :: South Slope, Brooklyn

    I woke up Saturday morning with a cheese hangover. I ate too much cheese Friday night… I mean, if you put a log of fresh mozzarella in front of me, I’m going to eat it. But it was a mistake… and so I woke up at 3PM, just in time to revive myself with a massage. SPA :: Chinese Success Qi Gong Tuina - Got an hour and a half massage. It was nice. I wouldn’t recommend eating a log of cheese the night before any massage. EAT :: JAVA Indonesian Rijsttafel (across the street and completely dairy-less) Try the Soto Madura …

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  • Nothin’ But The Lotus – Josh Max Wrote A Song For Meeee!

    Nothin’ But The Lotus – Josh Max Wrote A Song For Meeee!

    I’m on a meditation merry-go-round, indeed. I don’t like to talk about it because it makes me feel like a failure. Here I am, I just curated an ashram centered around The Beatles’ journey with Transcendental Meditation, a mantra-based meditation I invested in learning over a year ago. Yet to be really honest, it’s very rare I clear the time to clear my head. There I said it. I suck at making time for meditation, or doing anything consistently, for that matter! I haven’t even been blogging and filling this site with all the sartorial and synchronistic juggernauts disrupting this …

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  • Supermarket Sartorial

    Supermarket Sartorial

    I love food. Eating it, photographing it, playing with it, talking about where to get the best of it, cooking it on special occasions… and occasionally, finding artsy looking men food shopping at 2AM to photograph me climbing on top of it.  Thanksgiving came, and the supermarket solidified itself as a super photo backdrop.  Have you ever been inspired to have a supermarket photo shoot? Party in the pastry department! So colorful, so many backdrops, so much culture, so Warhol. I am surely not done with these adventures. Will you try it one day? Am I a nut? Or should I continue …

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  • GET DOWN GET DOWN 11/21

    GET DOWN GET DOWN 11/21

    Party people! And non-party people who love to dance but don’t want to stay up all night partying… Get your pretty booty to The Get Down at Cielo this Thursday 7-10 and dance like nobody’s watching. Because the good news is, everybody’s watching, everybody thinks you’re pretty awesome. Guest DJ Nickodemus will bring the house down with Natasha and Sascha, and I will glitter it right back up again. RSVP NOW   All clothes - TILLYandWILLIAM. Headphones - Diamond Tears. Natasha’s talk-to-the-hand – 1992.

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  • When Hair Stylists Play God

    When Hair Stylists Play God

    For my cabaret debut on my birthday, I knew the only way to keep my nerves calm in the hours preceding was to be sitting in my hair stylist’s chair. A new batch of highlights and a blowout were in order! There’s nothing riskier than a curling iron/hairspray situation at home before an occasion. This is largely why I wear wigs. What I’ve never considered is a weave. “So, can I take these out and reuse them after tonight?” I asked of the long platinum blond strips of hair that were being affixed to my freshly-done head. “Oh, honey, these …

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  • The Get Down :: Flashing Lights, Birthday Brights

    The Get Down :: Flashing Lights, Birthday Brights

    EEEETZ MY BIRTHDAY!!! I’ll sing, I’ll skip, and for the love of God I will DANCE. I sometimes think my religious views develop by how I use references in slang. Other times, I think they develop on the dance floor. Photography // Ben Mobley <— hire him to do your next shoot Natasha Blank on beats, DJ Dhundee and Maoz & Matta in the mix, and a giant disco ball overhead, Cielo that night turned into a birthday fete in my honor… and I danced accordingly. Afro passed around, a red metallic superhero cape helping me do my work Bodies blending …

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  • Uni Paradise

    Uni Paradise

    :: coming soon ::

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  • :: GIVEAWAY :: Paul Labrecque Core Club Pedi

    :: GIVEAWAY :: Paul Labrecque Core Club Pedi

    Your feet. Soaking in a bubbling cauldron of aromatherapy, padded with warm compresses, kneaded with heavy cream, primed to a bubblegum green shade. It’s brilliant anywhere, but it’s better at Paul Labrecque. Thanks to Beauteeze, a new beauty bookings website, I won myself this fancy shmancy pedicure at Paul Labrecque’s Core Club spa, attached to a whitewashed penthouse library of coffee table books and sleek furniture that feels like this: core club books But FIRST: I’m paying it forward and sending one of you, darling visitors of this strange new website known as michellejoni.com, for this very same experience I …

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  • Spa Couture

    Spa Couture

    High fashion or lazy comfort? Never choose, darling, have it all! The spa at Saks is a good place to start.

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  • I Get Naked At The Spa

    I Get Naked At The Spa

    If you don’t get naked for your massages, you’re simply not living! That’s why I collaborated with Rock Comedian Brian Smith and Scheme Engine to make this music video.

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  • Vajazzling has supported me, and I support it.

    Vajazzling has supported me, and I support it.

    When I sent Bryce Gruber of The Luxury Spot to the spa to get Vajazzled on behalf of Spa Week and the video got over a million views, and our blog started getting ten times the traffic, I got promoted. My boss took me for my first ever “raise dinner,” and probably my last. Bedazzled vaginas lead directly to shimmering bank accounts as far as I am concerned… and probably as far as a stripper is concerned, too. My live stream, in case you were wondering… (SFW) Video streaming by Ustream  

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  • THE SHITSHOW

    THE SHITSHOW

    There are 121,00 people on this planet who have watched me get a colonic, which means  one major thing: I am that much closer to 121,000 people. Or perhaps I’m just a shameless spa whore. Watch the edited YouTube video above at Fabylous Living spa, or if you’re in for a real treat, watch my very first colonic, which I live-streamed from Beljanski, for a 49 minute spa-induced shitshow. Video streaming by Ustream

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  • Redefining “Poppin’ Bottles”

    Redefining “Poppin’ Bottles”

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