It’s a new year, and this is when you hear people say “new year, new you.” We have a bit of a different take on turning a new year, thank you very much: We think that YOU are fabulous just the way you are! Anytime you focus on what’s best for you, whether that’s improving your health, ramping up the exercise routine or trying something different, that means you’re taking the time to be the best version of yourself. So for our monthly FINDS this January, we’re focusing on you, too, with a group of treats for yourself. Get on with your best self, Memphis, and try something new!
FOR THE BODY
Admit it, you’ve always wanted to try Pilates, but you’ve been a little intimidated. (Okay, maybe that’s yours truly talking). A single group Pilates session at Club Pilates, $25, is a great introduction to the world of Pilates, and will rejuvenate your mind and body.
We’ve enjoyed the last few days bundled up because of snow and cold temps, which is a time that always boosts our energy. Yep, cold is good for your body, and the benefits of some serious cold, as in cryotherapy, include increased energy, reduced stress and even better sleep. Try a single Flow Cryotherapy chamber session for $50, or a series of three for $120.
Kick off a new focus on your health with a one-day juice cleanse from I Love Juice Bar, $42.50, and enjoy the benefits of even just one day, including increased energy and mental focus, and general detoxification and cleansing. Your body will thank you!
There’s no better way to focus on yourself than a massage, whether you need some deep tissue manipulation to combat overworked muscles or simply a quick yet relaxing aromatherapy massage. Using products by Aveda,
Pavo Salon Spa offers a variety of massage treatments based on your specific needs, from $40 to $125.
Infrared body wrap
Need a little boost on tightening and toning for motivation? Then a FAR Contour Body Wrap,$95 at Renew Wellness Spa, is just the ticket. A 90-minute treatment includes a skin-tightening clay, healing herbs and essential oils, and the infrared heat is used to maximize effectiveness. The $95 price is this month only; regular pricing is $150.
FOR YOUR LOOK
Boost your brows with a tinted brush-on brow gel, crafted in Italy and infused with fibers and peptides to give brows a fuller and more defined look. The long-wear formula fill in sparse areas, too. Find the Grande Brow Fill, $19.95 at Mona Esthetics.
Switch up your hair care routine this month, with the lush and locally formulated line of products by stylist Roy Evans. His line of shampoo, conditioner and styling products features UV protection, natural detanglers and ingredients to bring out shine and protect tresses. Conditioning Systems by Roy Evans products, $19 – $24.
True Grit pullover
Wrap up in plush warmth to fight the cold temperatures in this cozy True Grit Frosty Tipped pullover, $145 at Oak Hall. These popular pullovers feature a quarter zip and are easy-care. They’re almost gone for the season, so now is time to grab one!
FOR YOUR WORKOUT PARTNER
If your workout buddy has four legs, treat him (or her!) to a snazzy new accessory to sport on your walks. These darling bow ties are the perfect accessory for any collar, and are made from scraps of leftover fabric from the custom line of Hollywood Feed’s pet beds. $18.99, in a variety of patterns, from Hollywood Feed.
FOR MOTIVATION (OR A JOB WELL DONE!)
Career coaching book
So maybe the new year means a new job? If so, pick up local career coach (and recent FACE of Memphis) Angela Copeland’s new book, Breaking The Rules & Getting The Job: A Practical Guide to Getting a Great Job in a Down Market. Angela will be signing the book January 12th at 6:30 p.m. at The Booksellers at Laurelwood, where you can pick up a copy for $19.97.
Show your city pride and tote your gym clothes in one move by using this reversible, super strong tote that’s crafted out of Tyvek (that stuff mailing envelopes are made of) and even softens with use. $38 at Falling into Place.
Par Avion teas
Hand-blended teas from Par Avion are not only good for you, they do good for others. Hello Skinny and Hello Detox teas, $22.99 each at City & State, are caffeine free and packed with antioxidants, and a portion of each sale goes to providing educational opportunities for children across the globe.
Skinny Girl Margarita
Cocktails that are low cal? Yes, please! The Skinny Girl ready-to-serve margarita, $11.99 at Wine Market, features a blue agave silver tequila and is lightly sweetened with agave nectar. Delish, and just 100 calories per 5-ounce serving.
Celebrate all the good you’re doing for yourself with a bottle of Memfizz, the made-in-Memphis, all natural probiotic soda. Healthy and tasty, Memfizz comes in three flavorss — Cranberry, Lemon, and Ginger — and is available at The Curb Market for $3.35 a bottle.
Low-cal craft beer
Yes, the words “low calorie” and “craft beer” can exist in the same sentence! Sierra Nevada’s Otra Vez, $9.99 for a six pack at Buster’s Liquors and Wines, comes in at 139 calories per serving, and is a dry, crisp ale brewed with prickly pear cactus and grapefruit — a combination we say cheers to!
Happy shopping, Memphis!
Thanks to Micki Martin for her great photos of our January FINDS!
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