We’ve waved goodbye to 2016 for good, and it’s time to jumpstart 2017. We’re fans of new beginnings and starting fresh around here, so for this month’s FINDS we’re highlighting ways to re-start many areas of your life — health and wellness, home decor, your wardrobe, and we’re even giving you hints on what to get your newly engaged friends during this engagement season.
HEALTH & WELLNESS
All-natural skin care
Combat winter skin with the all natural skincare line by Spinster Sisters Co. available exclusively at Vintage Style & Designs. The body butters are made in small batches to ensure the freshness of ingredients, including fair-trade shea butter, sweet almond oil and avocado oil. The 8.5 ounce bottles are $27 and come in the following scents: gardenia, peppermint tea tree, oatmeal milk & honey, lavender, orange blossom and rose petal. You can also protect your lips this winter with lip balm at $4.50 each in scents like peppermint, orange, lavender and unscented. An added bonus? The company’s production facility in Colorado is powered by renewable energy for the lowest possible impact on the environment.
There is nothing more relaxing than lighting a candle, kicking off your shoes and settling in for the night. Hallmark USA Oxmoor and Hallmark USA Gardiner Lane have the perfect candles to fill up a room with an enjoyable scent that will help you breathe in the relaxation. TRAPP candles come in a variety of scents including wild currant, indigo acai, jasmine gardenia and orange vanilla. Candles are $25, melts are $7.50 and Votives are $4.
One-year membership package
You’ve set your goal to get in shape this year, now get your body moving at B. You Fitness with a one-year VIB membership for $117 per month. The studios will also be running a special on MyZones, the heart rate tracker used in classes to keep you on track to reach your goals.
There is no better way to start off the new year than with a new mindset. Set your intention for the year with a membership to Yoga Integrated Science, which offers a variety of classes for different levels and different focus areas, such as hips and backs. The yearlong membership is $1,250 and includes unlimited access to classes. The senior membership rate is $950.
Take some time for yourself this year. Get every knot out of your body and leave the stress in 2016. Elements Massage customizes each of their massage sessions to accommodate exactly what it is you need to provide the relief you are seeking. At Elements, you pay for the length of time, not the type of massage you are getting. 70-minutes will cost you $89, 100-minutes will cost you $130 and 130-minutes will cost you $178. You also have the option to purchase add ons, such as aromatherapy for $10, integrative reflexology (not available for 70-minute massages) for $25 and hot stones for $20.
‘Tis the season, and not for Christmas. This is the time when love is in the air. If you are lucky enough to have been hit by Cupid and shot straight through the heart, check out this absolutely stunning engagement ring from Jordan Clines. Priced at $6,500, you won’t find another one like it anywhere in Louisville. From shape to cut to clarity, there is nothing else like it and this ring will, without a doubt, blow her mind.
Many of those who got engaged over the holidays are begging to plan their wedding. Blooms by Essential Details offers a twist on the traditional veil for both brides and flower girls. The Flower Girl Halo pictured below consists of Baby’s Breath and Gold Berries for $30 and the Bridal Flower Crown, consisting of Pink Ranunculus with Hypercium Berries and a mix of Eucalyptus greenery is $45.
Stacked wedding bands
A sweet way to add stacked wedding rings is with the birth of a child or an anniversary. Pictured below are several of the options Clater Jewelers offers in white gold, rose gold and yellow gold. You have the choice of colored stones, diamonds or the combination of all of them. Prices range from $955 to $1,795.
It’s officially engagement season. That means it’s time to start looking ahead to the gifts you’ll have to buy for those happy couples for their engagement party, wedding shower and ultimately their wedding. Why not provide them with a memorable keepsake that can be displayed in their kitchen when they aren’t using it to cook with? These cutting boards from Etcetera make the perfect gift and are available for $194.
Juliska Country Estate plate
With all the engagements that took place over the holidays and those that are to come, it’s time to start thinking about what to get the happy couples for their wedding shower. Dolfinger’s carries a variety of dinnerware, but the Country Estate pattern in Elfite Blue from Juliska is perfect for these winter months and the charger plate is only $98.
There’s nothing better than to walk into a room be greeted with a delightful smell. These Rosy Rings botanical reed diffusers are the perfect addition to any room in your home. Not only will they enhance your decor, they will fill the room with tremendous smells of Current and Cranberry or Forest. Available for $65 at Digs Home & Garden.
January is the month everyone decides it’s finally time to get organized. Bring that organization straight to the kitchen with this fruit holder from The Lee W. Robinson Company. Instead of sitting your fruit out in a bowl, set them in this triangular holder to add a bit of style and pizazz to your kitchen counter. Available for $36.
Mercury glass decanters
What are you going to do with all that leftover liquor from the holidays? These mercury glass decanters from Merridian Home Furnishings make for a stylish container for that bourbon, wine or gin and they also add a little spunk to your liquor cabinet. They are available in assorted sizes, ranging 6″ to 12″ tall and priced $45 to $75.
New Years isn’t just for making improvements to yourself and your daily routine. It’s about making improvements in all aspects of your life, including your home decor. You know you’ve been thinking your living room could use a new chair or two for some time now. Well, lucky you, we found just the chair at eyedia- Design It Again for $143.99.
Repurposed Modern has cleared out an entire room in their store and dedicated it to DIY projects. Alert your friends who insist on doing everything themselves because they are certain to find their next project here. We fell in love with these foiled chairs the moment we saw them. Find inspiration from them and go out and complete the project yourself OR purchase these straight off the floor. Every project-priced item in the DIY room is available for $100 cash or less.
Stickley 2017 Collectors cabinet
Update the feel of your living room with this Stickley 2017 Collectors cabinet. Now’s the time to buy! Carriage House Interiors‘s Stickley Furniture Sale is happening now through February 6th. All in stock merchandise will be 45% off and special orders are 40% off.
One can never have too many pearls. We found the perfect beaded necklace, which resembles pearls, for only $24 at Work the Metal. Not only can you wear this around the office, you can even dress up a pair of jeans and graphic t-shirt on your off day when you want to feel a little extra glam.
Scented backpacks or statement jewelry
Send your kids back to school with the latest trend available at FRESH Boutique 4 Girls — scented backpacks, wristlets and keychains. They will be the talk of their class when they walk in with their vibrant new backpack smelling like pink lemonade, watermelon, bubblegum or even cupcakes. Wristlets are $15, small keychains are $8, large keychains are $12 and backpacks are $68.
Step out in style this winter in a pair of designer shoes. Stella’s Resale Boutique has a variety of boots, heels, sneakers and flats to choose from, but during these cold weather months we’d suggest some boots or bootiesto keep your feet warm. Prices range from $22 to $130 and do change periodically, so if you see one you like, call or stop by the store to inquire up-to-date pricing.
5-0-Lou boasts an on-site print shop that can print just about anything. T-shirts run from $20 to $30, while other items from the print shop are as little as $5 to $15. You can even design a custom t-shirt or printable.
Did you resolve to travel more this year? Make sure you rep your city wherever your travel takes you in one of these LOU hats from Water + Oak Outdoor Co. Available in multiple colors for $28.
Get out and enjoy the city this month, and remember to shop local!
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