Welcome to 2019! Every turn of the calendar year brings a refreshing outlook on life — and a renewed sense of determination to lead our best life. If that rings true for you, you’re going to love our January FINDS. Whether you’re looking to pursue a new hobby, enjoy a little self-care or simply partake in some downtime with a good book, we have a FIND for you. Happy January!
As we consider the newness of 2019 and the opportunity to do some goal setting, we love the thought of consulting the pros for some sage advice. Getting There by Gillian Zoe Segal allows you to hear from some of the most intelligent and accomplished mentors in the world and read about challenges they have faced and what it truly means to succeed. Though it seems like the distant future, graduation season will be here before you know it, and this book is the perfect well-wishing read for any graduate you know! Gift it or add to your personal collection for $24.95 from Onward Reserve here or any of their locations throughout the South.
Before you’re able to commit to a healthier lifestyle, you must first find a few healthy and delicious recipes to add to your repertoire. The Ashram Cookbook’s The Way We Eat: Recipes for Healthy Living offers up more than 100 recipes for all meals, from breakfast bowls and hearty vegetable dishes to satisfying snacks and sweets, smoothies and more. It also explains the health benefits of certain ingredients and preparation methods. It’s ideal for a “new year, new you” commitment! Find it at a’mano gifts in Birmingham (or at your favorite local bookstore) for $50.
The perfect starting point for creative play, The Giant Book of Creativity for Kids is the ultimate book of ideas. With 500 activities for arts and crafts, building, writing, singing and dancing and more, your kiddo will never be bored again. A great book for parents who may not believe they are creative, this book gives easy entry points for raising some seriously innovative and creative kids. Find this book for $24.95 at Work the Metal in Louisville or at your favorite local bookstore.
Start the day with a page of inspiration from Be Awesome Today! Each page features a beautifully designed and decorated phrase meant to inspire and motivate. Rip out your favorites and carry them with you, or tack them up in your office for whenever you need a little boost. Find the book for $22 at Wrapsody in Birmingham or at your preferred local bookseller.
After a hectic holiday season, you deserve to treat yourself. This “Spa Experience” package from 1818 Farms is the perfect way to do so — and all while using completely organic products and supporting this fantastic Alabama farm! The box includes shea creme, cuticle balm, hint-of-mint lip balm and bars of goat’s milk oatmeal, honey and milk soap. Find this package, ranging from $32 to $35, here.
Natural charcoal deodorant
Much like perfume, deodorant is often made with synthetic chemicals not meant to mix with your body on a daily basis. This charcoal deodorant is made by botaniko skin, a small-batch Southern cosmetic company that uses its 80-acre flower farm to formulate intentionally made clinical skincare. It is 100% natural and made with activated charcoal, vitamin E and organic essential oils to leave a soft, powdery scent with no residue. It is also paraben-free, aluminum-free and non-GMO. Find it for $22 here.
After all of the holiday travel, our skin is needing some rejuvenation more than ever. Our trusted source Woo of Woo Skincare + Cosmetics told us about the Jane Iredale® supplements, and we are ready to embrace the effects. Ranging in price from $47 to $110 for a pack, the vitamins are aimed at a variety of skin treatments like fighting acne, tackling anti-aging and providing essential vitamins. Find Woo Skincare + Cosmetics in Nashville, Atlanta and Charlotte.
There’s no better way to kickstart to your January than with a Grand Slam of shots from I Love Juice Bar, with locations throughout the South. Start with your juiced wheatgrass on the far left and work your way through a shot of ginger, a shot of lemon and, finally, a shot pineapple for your quickest burst of nutrients. For $4.50, get a boost of antioxidants and energy while also strengthening your immune system. If you’re under the weather and really in the market for some restoration, try the “Sniffle Stopper.”
SHED Group Fitness
Kick off your year with high intensity interval training (HIIT) group classes and personal training. With each 50-minute class, you will experience a high-energy challenge tailored for all fitness levels. Membership pricing is $165 for monthly unlimited, $112 for eight classes a month, $99 for a five-class pack, $189 for a 10-class pack, and $300 for a 20-class pack at SHED Group Fitness, with locations in Nashville, Columbus, Memphis and Oxford. Training sessions are also available with a single session beginning at $50.
If your plans have you taking to the hiking trails this year, then you’ll want to be properly equipped to do so. This Patagonia Atom Sling bag is the ideal crossbody bag that offers equal parts storage and comfort. Pack your protein bars, extra hydration and any other creature comforts you like to have on your person. Find it at Mountain High Outfitters, with locations throughout the South, or online here for $59.
A companion for the style-savvy woman who is constantly on the move, this Vooray Alana neoprene duffel is great for errands, workouts and more. Complete with a shoe bag, phone pocket and a sweat bag, there’s no denying this dynamic carrier meets the needs of a healthy, on-the-go lifestyle. Find it for $84.99 at Hot Yoga Plus, with locations in Nashville, TN; Oxford, MS; and Memphis, TN.
Enjoy your first month of 2019!
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