In honor of the new year, we’re sharing some of the best items we’ve recently discovered and are taking with us into 2021. This edition of The SB Hot List includes books, beauty products, cookware, and even a few of our favorite holiday gifts. Take a look at these 10 products and discover why we can’t stop obsessing over them. Enjoy!
The SB Hot List: 10 of Our Latest Discoveries
Rose Water Facial Toner
“This rose water facial toner from Trader Joe’s is my new favorite go-to for a little hydrating pick-me-up. It smells wonderful, and it’s a light option for combatting dry winter skin.” — Jenna Bratcher, SB Nashville Lead Writer & Associate Editor
Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living
“Over the holidays, I finally got a chance to read Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living by Krista Tippett. It had been recommended to me by a friend a while back, and it was the perfect read to kick off a new year.” — Lacy Green, SB Traffic Manager
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Red Clay Hot Honey
“I put Red Clay Hot Honey on everything. It’s barrel-aged honey infused with habañeros, making for the perfect combination of spicy and sweet. It’s a must-try on grilled chicken, pizza, and even ice cream. I especially love it drizzled over goat cheese for an easy appetizer.” — Anne Henley Walker, SB Digital Marketing Analyst
“I never expected to say that a pan was my favorite Christmas gift, but here we are. I had been eyeing the Our Place Always Pan for a while after seeing many users on Instagram promote it … and let me tell you, it is worth all of the hype. You don’t even need to spray the pan because food slides off so perfectly. Not to mention, it is so colorful and chic. I want to tell everyone about it!” — Peyton Haecker, SB Digital Marketing Analyst
BELLA Espresso & Coffee Maker
“I got this espresso machine as one of my gifts for Christmas, and I love it! The reviews aren’t so hot on the website, but it’s mainly because the directions weren’t very clear, which I can agree with … but there’s YouTube! Once I figured out how to make a latte, I felt like my own barista.” — Katelyn Caughron, SB Memphis Client Success Representative
Heart Talk: Poetic Wisdom for a Better Life
“One of my 2021 goals is to read more books, so I recently picked up Heart Talk: Poetic Wisdom for a Better Life by Cleo Wade. It’s a nice change of pace from your typical poetry book because, in addition to poems, the book includes illustrated quotes and little snippets of life advice. There’s also a corresponding journal of writing prompts, which I want to buy next!” — Brianna Goebel, SB Editorial Assistant
Ninja Foodi & Imperia Pasta Machine
“I guess I’m officially old because I received two kitchen appliances for Christmas and could not be any happier. I have to recommend the Ninja Foodi. It’s an air fryer and indoor grill, and I am obsessed! We’ve already made French fries, steak, chicken, Brussels sprouts, wings and potato chips — all of which were super easy, so yummy and crispy. And you can throw the air fryer basket/grill plate in the dishwasher, so clean up is great, too.
“The other appliance I was gifted was this pasta machine. This made for a super fun at-home date night. We had never made pasta before — and it is definitely a process — but we had a blast learning together and enjoying a delicious meal!” — Bailey Torkelson, SB Editorial & Marketing Manager Assistant
Vintner’s Daughter Active Treatment Essence & Active Botanical Serum
“I splurged, majorly, in mid-November on both Vintner’s Daughter’s skincare products — Active Treatment Essence and Active Botanical Serum. I fell in love with them based on listening to Laura Vinroot Poole’s podcast What We Wore, where she interviews the founder of the company. The process of making these products is as beautiful as is the intent behind them. The reviews were incredible and after a terrible year, I decided to dive into some luxury skincare. I love these products. It takes about six weeks to see a difference, but the smell alone will have you looking forward to washing your face at night and putting these products on again in the morning. They are all-natural and I’m just a fan! I bought mine at Woo Skincare + Cosmetics, which has locations in Nashville, Charlotte and Atlanta, or you can shop online HERE. This was a sticker shock purchase for me, and I kind of wish I didn’t love it so much! If you wanted to buy one, but not both, I’d buy the Botanical Serum.” — Liza Graves, SB CEO & Founder
Here’s to a new year filled with new discoveries!
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