WHAT IS MARI MANOR?
Mari Manor Bed & Breakfast, and Bed & Cleanse, is the brainchild of glamorous healthista, Organic Avenue founder, Denise Mari.
“It an extension of my compassionate lifestyle and wellness vision.
“I always dreamed of having retreat centres around the world to provide education and an immersive experience for those desiring a deeper engagement with their health and livelihoods.”
You can also pick up her recipe book, Organic Avenue: Recipes for Life, Made with LOVE*
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT
Mari Manor is the Hamptons’ first Bed & Cleanse featuring a suite of healthy, spa-like services. It’s easily accessible from Manhattan, just an hour and a half, with the bonus of feeling the fresh ocean breeze on your face.
At MM guests have the opportunity to experience a healthier, enhanced version of the traditional bed and breakfast stay including an organic, plant-based continental breakfast and juice offerings, to encourage rejuvenation.
And for guests desiring more of a health boost, the Bed and Cleanse experience, you can pay more to follow the Organic Avenue juice cleanse for the week under supervision.
Other optional amenities include private Mari yoga, sound therapy and meditation sessions in the beautiful, sun-filled yoga studio, as well as custom Mari Massage featuring organic, botanical oils and mists, spending a day in the village, at the beach or relaxing in the private pool and garden areas.
I believe access to this type of experience and environment has now become something people living an intense lifestyle (in NYC or elsewhere) are craving
To be able recharge and get re-inspired—so that they can make the most of all that is amazing and beautiful in and around city life.”
Denise has designed the space herself and has taken great care to create a space that invokes a peaceful and tranquil environment. Mari Manor was formerly the home of New York State Senator and Presidential Candidate Alfred E. Smith’s family, so she has taken care to lovingly maintain the historical charm and beauty, while updating it with a modern, luxurious elegance.
We used non-VOC* paints throughout, and eco oils on the gorgeous 100 year-old wood floors.
All guest rooms feature organic bedding and linens, and the entire house is equipped with a new water filtration system, so even your showers are healthful!
*Volatile Organic Compounds (a carbon-based chemical compound)
WHAT YOU’LL EAT AND DRINK
Depending on the guest and their particular needs the menu at Mari Manor is customized. Their organic, plant-based continental breakfast typically feature only the highest quality foods including vegan baked goods, various fresh fruits, coconut yogurts, organic granola, fresh juices, and herbal teas and coffee.
If you choose the Bed & Cleanse option, you will undergo the LOVE* Deep cleanse from Organic Avenue which consists of 6 different organic liquid beverages such as:
- Sweet Greens (a blend of fruit and green leafy vegetable juice)
- Royal Red (a blend of cold pressed root vegetable juice)
- Coconut Mylk (coconut water and coconut meat blended together)
- Coconut Water
- Grapefruit Juice
- Carrot Juice.
Customised lunches and dinners can be ordered, but most guests enjoy exploring all that the Westhampton Beach village has to offer, which is just a short walk from Mari Manor.
For the greatest, most beneficial experience Denise recommends a 5-day experience. Sometimes, the first three days are the tough ones, and the last two become really inspiring.
The all-inclusive Bed & Cleanse experience starts at £455 a day and includes room with private bath, juice cleanse, massage, yoga and meditation each day. Their regular Bed & Breakfast stays start at £236 a night.
A WELLNESS PHILOSOPHY
My wellness philosophy stems from a deeper spiritual belief that holds to the tenets of Ahimsa, or a non-violent approach to eating and living.
I believe we do not need to kill animals in order to achieve optimal health. Over the years of practicing a lifestyle of pure vegetarianism I have enjoyed a deeper connection to the ideals of being kind to animals, the environment and ourselves. I believe a whole food, plant-based diet is one way to live a brilliant and abundant yet gentle life.”
WHY IS HEALTH SO IMPORTANT?
Without good health, it is difficult to enjoy anything that life has to offer.
“I believe having a place to retreat is extremely important because environment is a huge influence on the success (or failure) of an individual’s health goals.
Being able to surround yourself with a supportive environment that encourages the downtime necessary to unwind from ones daily schedule, provides clean food without additional temptations, and encourages participating in healthful routines of yoga, massage, and meditation, is rare yet necessary.”
Taking a retreat to Mari Manor for a Bed and Cleanse experience provides the needed getaway from ones daily life so that greater progress toward ones health goals and establishing new healthful habits can take place.”
FIVE TIPS TO FOLLOW BEFORE YOUR CLEANSE
- Wean off addictive substances (if possible before your juice cleanse).
- Drink plenty of water in addition to the juices (alkaline water preferred).
- Find a cleanse buddy (a partner to encourage you).
- A couple weeks before the cleanse, begin to eliminate animal products and byproducts, as well as bread.
- Commit to a gentle yoga and meditation practice before, during and after your cleanse.
You’ll soon feel the benefits and the renewed, relaxed energy of a cleaner system trust us!
To book your stay in New Green York’s first “Bed and Cleanse” visit denisemari.com
Organic Avenue: Recipes for Life: Made with Love by Denise Mari (William and Morrow, £18)