Welcome to the ’20s! Every turn of the calendar year brings a renewed sense of determination to lead our best life. We’ve searched the South for FINDS that help you stick to healthy habits, keep an organized home and tune up the body and mind. Here are our January FINDS!
Nothing says “Happy New Year” like breaking open a brand new desktop calendar. North Carolina native and pro illustrator Inslee Fariss’s 2020 Color Calendar captures the mood of each month through 12 unique color studies on six-inch square cards nestled in a gift box. Grab yours for $32 (it’s on sale!) from Inslee Fariss.
There is no better time to clean out and switch up your wallet than January. We absolutely love the minimalist design of this Ethiopian leather wallet by Nashville eco-friendly maker, ABLE. The interior features six card slots and three slit pockets that can be used to store cash, receipts, a checkbook or a passport (!). The nifty interior pen slot means you’ll never again forget those clever ideas or to-do lists. Pick your color for $58 from ABLE.
The first step to achieving a goal is to write it down. This handcrafted genuine full-grain leather cover is the perfect home for all your 2020 thoughts and notes. It includes a refillable insert of 80 lay-flat pages and comes in three different leather color options. Find this monogram-ready journal for $38 from Narrow Gate Trading Co. in Franklin, TN.
AROUND THE HOME
As we look to give our space a new and fresh look, why not give it a one-of-a-kind scent, as well? This Native Roots Candle from OAK Nashville will fill your space with scents of plum, flowers, vanilla and amber, filling the air with the right amount of accents. Each OAK candle is hand-poured and packaged in Music City. Find your favorite scent online or at OAK for $32.
Nothing Fancy cookbook
The book is filled with relaxed, easily executable and super delicious recipes for newbie cooks and seasoned chefs alike. We love this note from the author: “It’s not entertaining, it’s having people over. An unexpected weeknight meal with a neighbor or a weekend dinner party with 15 of your closest friends — either way and everywhere in between, it’s unfussy food paired with unstuffy vibes.” Grab a copy for $33 from East Fork in Asheville, NC.
Okay, so you’ve got a new cookbook. But it’s often challenging to keep said cookbook open to the correct page without getting the listed ingredients all over it. This NEWLY Balsamo Lucite Cookbook Holder is different than other holders on the market, as its made from 100% recycled materials (check being more eco-friendly off your list as well!). Get yours from SB shop for $38.
FOR SOME ELEVATED SELF-LOVE
In the never-ending journey of self-care, it’s important to carve out time in your schedule each week to invest in yourself and truly relax. Some weeks may only allow time for a nighttime face mask, but that can still make all the difference. Find these for $4 each at Wrapsody, with locations in Hoover and Auburn, AL.
Luxe laundry detergent
So this isn’t exactly self-care, but really good laundry detergent can make everything better. Two cult favorites, The Laundress and Le Labo, united to blend fine perfumery with a well-loved detergent formula. Santal 33 combines 33 ingredients to create a subtle scent that both men and women love. It’s a slightly higher price tag, but it’s highly concentrated and can last for about 32 washes. Grab your new favorite laundry product for $50 from Suite Dreams in Mountain Brook, AL.
Agraria lavender and rosemary Dead Sea bath salts are the perfect luxurious addition to some “me” time during this winter of resolutions. These salts aid sleep, exfoliation and relaxation. Get yours for $28 from Social in Memphis.
GET INTO A HEALTHY GROOVE
Hit the reset button on post-holiday gluttony with a juice cleanse. A cleanse can boost immunity, help weight loss and increase energy, mood and mental focus. I Love Juice Bar‘s Essential Reset comes with six juices for $35, the Juice to Dinner that comes with six juices, including one with probiotics, for $40 or the Core Reset that comes with six juices and a kale quinoa salad bowl for $45 at I Love Juice Bar‘s multiple locations throughout the South.
The South puzzle
Puzzles are having a moment, and we’re loving it. Cracking open that box and pouring the pieces out on to the table evokes a nostalgic feeling of the familiarity and community we’re seeking this new year. Put the phones away, grab the family or friends, and start a new puzzle tradition. True South Puzzle Company has SO many amazing puzzles depicting scenes from different states, parks and more. This Grand South version is wildly intricate and will teach you a few things about the South as you work toward completion. Find it from True South Puzzles or wherever True South Puzzles are sold for $26.95.
With themed, private, classic and connect rides, CYCLEBAR is the perfect place to escape and burn some serious calories to heart-pumping music. And no matter your fitness level, you’ll fit right in. Check out their list of locations throughout the South HERE. Each studio has slightly different monthly and class-pack deals to kick off the new year, but most studios are offering a month unlimited for as low as $149! Find a studio near you at CYCLEBAR.
GEAR UP FOR SUCCESS
If you’re looking for the perfect splurge on your self-care in the new year, consider the Garmin Venu. At $400, it’s definitely a “spoil yourself” item that’s well worth the cost considering its state-of-the-art features that track everything from daily fluid intake to sleep patterns. In addition to tracking your vitals, the Venu comes pre-loaded with animated, on-screen workouts and a personal running coach. Head over to Fleet Feet to grab yours!
Be Kind Do Good hat
Now that you’ve locked in a fresh workout routine, it’s essential to have the correct gear. The Be Kind Do Good hat from SB Shop is a perfect way to take on your healthy resolutions while spreading a message of love and inclusion to those around you. Find yours at SB Shop for $35.
There’s nothing worse than getting to a workout only to realize you can’t keep those pesky locks out of the way. These adorable hairclips from Hemline, with multiple Southern locations, will keep your hair in place while looking chic (even through the sweat). Pick out your favorite color at Hemline for $10.
Baggu packable backpack
This Baggu packable backpack from Nisolo’s new ethical market is perfect for carrying your essentials or post-workout clothes. The entire backpack collapses into its own zip pocket, making it ideal for on-the-go workouts. Find yours at the Nisolo Showroom in Nashville or online for $36.
Have a great month — and a great 2020!
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