How Kid’s Table Founder Anicia Anya Spent $1,000 on Wellness

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Welcome to Wellness Diaries. In this series, we send readers $1,000 to splurge on any product, service, or experience—as long as it’s something that can enhance health. 

This time, we’ve got Anicia Anya, the founder of Kid’s Table. She spent her $1,000 on body serum, trail running shoes, an energy healing session, and more.

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Anicia Anya

Meet Anicia

Anicia is the founder of Kid’s Table, an organic, globally inspired kids’ meal company on a mission to create healthy and adventurous eaters.  Prior to Kid’s Table, Anicia worked for almost a decade as a private chef and nutritionist, serving a coterie of New York City’s high-profile families, celebrities, and athletes.

Wellness has always been a huge influence on Anicia’s life and career. When she’s not hustling through the city sourcing ingredients for her next dinner party or putting out fires at an early stage startup, you can find her taking 7 a.m. Pilates classes, jetting over to Chinatown to stock up on healing herbs, and strolling the streets of Brooklyn with friends. 

Anicia’s Diary

$315 Energy Healing Session at Sage + Sound

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Sage + Sound

Energetic Healing with Niko Karelas | Earn 1,575 Ness Card Points1

“As a startup founder, I’m often juggling multiple projects while keeping up with friends, family, a workout routine, cleaning my apartment, and all that. It’s important for me to release some of the chaotic and busy energy to clear my mind. I’ve been wanting to try Reiki for a long time and I’m excited to try out a new spa in NYC!”

$48 Arrae Probiotics

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Arrae Bloat (60 Capsules) | Earn 240 Ness Card Points

“Recently, I’ve learned how important gut health is to your daily life. Especially for someone like me who struggles with chronic illness while also living a busy life. I love trying out new probiotics and gut supplements, and Arrae has been on my list. It’s a small (but mighty) minority-owned business that I’m excited to support!”

$32 Hana Hana Shea Body Butter

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Hana Hana Beauty

Amber Vanilla Shea Beauty Butter | Earn 160 Ness Card Points

“Moisture is key when it comes to taking care of your skin and keeping it youthful and looking radiant. We often only focus on our face, when in reality our whole body needs care, too! It’s almost like getting dressed in the morning and only putting your top on… you need your bottoms to complete the look. That’s how I view skincare. I love Hana Hana Beauty because its ingredients are ethically sourced and the product is made in-house.”

$45 OUI the People Body Serum

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OUI the People

Cheat Sheet Resurfacing Body Serum | Earn 225 Ness Card Points

“As a chef, I’m constantly banging up my body and often leave the kitchen with burns, scars, and bruises. The OUI body serum is great at breaking down those scars and revealing bright and radiant skin.”

$74 Bathhouse Day Pass


Day Pass | Earn 370 Ness Card Points

“During stressful months and wild NYC winters, I love to get away for a staycation. Bathhouse is a healing oasis with steam rooms, saunas, cold plunges, and more to leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.” 

$75 Skin Laundry Laser Facial

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Skin Laundry

$75 Signature Laser Facial (first-time offer) | Earn 375 Ness Card Points

“I’m approaching my mid-30s and realizing that I cannot just slap copious amounts of serum across my face to fix fine lines and wrinkles. I’ve recently discovered laser facials and I’m excited to see how this one adds to my new anti-aging routine.”

$135 Nike Trail Running Shoes

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Zegna Trail Running Shoes (usually $160; these were on sale!) | Earn 675 Ness Card Points

“I love going for a midday run to break up the day and get some endorphins kicking. When running in NYC, it’s super important to have the correct shoes to prevent injury. I’m excited to try these Nikes, which are supposed to be some of the brand’s best pairs!”

$139 P.E. Nation Leggings

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P.E. Nation

Baserunner Leggings | Earn 695 Ness Card Points

“When you look good, you feel good. When you feel good, you do good. This is how I view working out, which is why I like to always hit the trail in a cute workout outfit to optimize my confidence and performance. I love P.E. Nation because the brand combines street style with activewear so you can easily go from a run to a meeting or dinner with friends.”

$139 Remedy Organics Juice & Smoothie Delivery

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Remedy Organics

3-Day Reset Program | Earn 695 Ness Card Points

These days, I’m juggling a startup and many other projects. Some weeks it’s hard to stay on top of my nutrition. I love adding in fresh smoothies and juices for a quick and easy nutrition boost!

Total: $1,002 | 5,010 Ness Card Points

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