January is a month of clearing away the holiday clutter and starting fresh. Resolutions are in place, and with them, that exhilarating feeling that this will be a year of new beginnings. Hopefully, some of those new year, new you edicts include more joy, more learning about something you love, more laughter and more fun. We’ve rounded up some great FINDS, including books that inspire and wine that is special without breaking the bank, to name a few, all selected to help you on the path to your best year yet!
Who says learning has to be dry and boring? This book, written by Whiskeria magazine editor Dominic Roskrow, is filled with the best whiskies from around the world! Each whisky includes a description to help you choose your next sipping splurge, or at the very least so you can sound knowledgeable at the next dinner party. $40 at Avec Moi
Resolved to get a full eight hours of sleep each night? Or did you resolve to ditch that nasty, decade-old T-shirt and sweatpants as the nightwear of choice? Great jammies may be in order to make either resolution happen, and we suggest these uber-soft and utterly chic pajamas from Emmaline. $115
Too much sugar, caffeine or wine can wreak havoc on your skin. Do a little detox in the new year with this amazing clay mask with glycolic acid and quartz to revitalize your skin. The Multi-‘Face’-eted mask by Bliss can be found at The Cosmetic Market for $50.
Give yourself an instant makeover with these cheeky ponytail wraps by Jolie. No more pencil stuck through your roughshod bun. No more ratty elastic band holding your ponytail. These lovely bands give even the easiest hairstyle a touch of polish. I mean, you did vow to up your game when it comes to style, yes? $18 at Vintage Jolie
A few changes can make a big impact on your health. Adding olive oil to your diet is one easy step you can take. Storing it in this beautiful ceramic flask from The Registry, corked with a pour spout, makes keeping it out on the counter easy and pretty. $53
Nurturing plants and creating something beautiful in one fell swoop? Everything you need to know about creating a terrarium is in this beautiful book at Yarrow Acres. If you’ve resolved to take up a new hobby or just miss gardening, this is a fun, informative read. (And Yarrow Acres stocks tiny plants, containers and virtually everything you need to create a miniature garden under glass.)
Vow to get out of the all black, all the time fashion rut this year. Add color and pattern with this fun blouse by Joie that will work now and in the spring! Pair now with a navy blazer, boyfriend jeans and heels for a chic, casual vibe. Or wear it with a pencil skirt and leather moto jacket for a dressy option. $248 at Emmaline
If you add more healthy veggies to your diet, you’ll want quick and easy homemade dressings to go with them. These fun salad dressing mixer bottles from Avec Moi have eight different recipes on the bottle so you can mix and measure easily. Making your own dressing means no preservatives or weird additives. Double the healthy bonus points! $9.95 at Avec Moi
Maybe you can’t carve out an hour of “me” time, but adding a 15-minute beauty indulgence via these amazing oxygen-infused eye masks from The Cosmetic Market is totally doable. Each box contains four treatments, so using the hydrating, brightening under-eye masks once a week equals a month of pampering resolution. $54
“Play outside more” sounds so much nicer for your new year, new you list than “must exercise,” don’t you think? The trick to getting outdoors in the winter months may be wearing the proper play (read “exercise”) clothes. This jacket at Bink’s Outfitters is designed to keep you warm and wick sweat. And you’ll look pretty darn cute at the same time! $159
This slim book is filled with quotes, questions and short stories that help you think about what paths you want to explore and where you want to be in five years. A perfect kickstart to living intentionally, this book is one of our favorites! 5: Where will you be five years from today? by Dan Zadra is $14.98 at Philanthropy.
Stop saving the good wine for something special. The something special is a Tuesday night with your beloved best friends or a rare night at home alone with a good book. Live in the moment, use your crystal wine glasses and enjoy! And this wine, Southern Belle Precious Syrah, is special. A Spanish Syrah that is aged in used whiskey barrels sourced from the Pappy Van Winkle Distillery in Kentucky, it marries French winemaking with Southern whiskey. Before the oak casks welcomed the wine, they housed whiskey for 20 years. The result is an incredible red, bold, fruity flavor with a bit of vanilla. Southern Belle Precious Syrah, $39.99 at Moon Wine & Spirits
No more higgly-piggly shopping. Invest in items now, like this top from Free People at Stacey Rhodes Boutique, that will segue into spring with ease. The tunic, paired with velvet jeans now, will go into spring perfectly with white denim and an armful of bangles. (Yes, boho is still going to be huge.) $128
Hockey sticks, random packages, the odd lamp or muddy boots all reside in your car. Keep it organized with this spiffy Junque Trunk container at HeyDay. Large enough to corral your clutter, it folds flat when not in use. $45
Pretty meets practical in these adorable bee-bedecked cashmere fingerless gloves from Haven. Keep your hands warm in charming style, and still text on demand. $125
Add one dramatic element to your basics. A white blouse, denim and a tee, the blazer-and-blouse combo … all elevate when you dare to add a dramatic necklace, like this one from Johnnie Q. Own your style this year with daring and drama. $225
We hope our January FINDS leave you feeling inspired and excited about the year ahead. Happy New Year!