Megan Venzin Author

Life is an intricate balancing act. This is the mantra that Megan holds near and dear these days as she juggles careers working as a freelance writer and yoga instructor. Originally hailing from the Bluegrass State, Megan ditched the farm in 2009 with sights set on rigid, concrete pastures. Nearly a decade later, she has a just about every girl scout badge a life in the city can offer – abandoned acting career, refusal of service from many a bottomless brunch-offering establishment and a permanently locked OKCupid account. When she’s not keeping you abreast of the city’s best events and store openings in Metrosource’s NYScope and Hot Shops sections, she’s traveling to music festivals and writing about groundbreaking artists for Brooklyn-centric food and culture blog FREEwilliamsburg and internationally renowned EDM publication, DJ Mag USA. She also puts the hot in hot yoga at Surya Yoga Academy in Jersey City at 6 AM and 9:30 AM on Mondays. Come to class, it’s never too late to start sweating!

Cody Rigsby’s 6 Habits of Healthy Living: A Cycle of Smart Choices

Cody’s 6 Habits of Healthy Living Man cannot thrive on cycling alone. It takes a full routine to keep the mind and body in tip-top shape. Cody shares some of the healthy habits...

Peloton Master Instructor Cody Rigsby Puts Riders Through the Spin Cycle

How Peloton Master Instructor Cody Rigsby recycled his career in dance into helping people get fit — near and far, spinning great music and spreading LGBTQ acceptance along the...

A West Village Gay-Friendly Pharmacy with a History of Serving the Community

We visit a very special pharmacy in Greenwich Village that has been providing gay-friendly advice and hard-to-find medications to the community for decades. The crew at this...

The Ultimate Guide to NYC Pride 2018

Heritage of Pride’s annual collection of official NYC Pride Events will include more than ever — with opportunities to watch LGBTQ cinema, mix with community leaders and...

Enfleurage Aromatics: Making Scents to Soothe the Senses

A singular spot for responsibly sourced essential oils — and the know-how to really appreciate them. Enfleurage Aromatics 237 W. 13th St. New York, NY 10011 212-691-1610 Monday...

Like a Record, Baby? Spin Right ‘Round to Halycon in Williamsburg

Halcyon 74 Wythe Ave. (Entrance on 12th St.) Brooklyn, NY 11249 718-360-0992 halcyontheshop.com Online streaming may have transformed the way that average listeners discover new...

Plastic Surgery Can Help You Put Your Best Face Forward

A top plastic surgeon reveals secrets to reshaping faces and bodies that may sound miraculous. The winter season is notorious for wreaking havoc on your body. As we navigate the...

Nothing Says Artisanal Manhattan Like Chelsea Market Baskets

How one Chelsea Market fixture keeps their selections feeling fresh, gives back to the community and offers neighbors reasons to come back for more....

Charlie West Lets Residents Live the Resort Life in Midtown

While you’re running around NYC, don’t miss Charlie West (505 W 43rd St.), which aims to allow residents to feel like they’re on a permanent staycation at five-star resort....

Meet the Mood Masters behind MNSTR Spin Class

MNSTR Cycle Limelight 47 W. 20th St. New York, NY 10011 212-691-6660 themonstercycle.com A new way to let it all hang out at Limelight. Remember breaking a sweat to industrial...

30 Years Later, ManMate Still Helps Guys Find Love

A matchmaking service celebrates an important milestone, and a different kind of gym lets you spin in or out. ManMate manmate.com 212-564-4025 Finding a special partner to share...

Bright and Beautiful

Art and design intersect to form creations that light up a room in a variety of ways....