1. Places We Want to Play: 4 Winter Wellness Getaways

    Between the cold weather and the gray skies, it’s hard to avoid the winter blues. But instead of spending the next few months bundled up indoors, take advantage of this time of year to hit reset at a wellness retreat or resort. Not sure where to start? A few of our favorites are below.



    Canyon Ranch

    Located in the Berkshires in Lenox in Massachusetts, Canyon Ranch is an all-inclusive retreat that features wellness activities (from yoga to snowshoeing), locally sourced meals, and a full-service spa. 



    The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa

    If wellness for you means outdoor adventure, head to the Equinox Golf Resort & Spa in Manchester, Vermont. With daily winter activities like cross country skiing, dog sledding and snowshoeing and a luxe spa to relax in afterwards, this resort has it all.



    The Lodge at Woodloch

    Escape to the Poconos and check yourself in at The Lodge at Woodloch. This all-inclusive destination spa offers 35 classes per day covering everything from forest bathing to meditation to wine tastings. And of course, there’s a spa.




    Retreat Hotel at The Blue Lagoon

    For a true winter retreat, head to Iceland and book a stay at The Retreat Hotel at the Blue Lagoon. Complete with a subterranean spa, geothermal pools and fine dining. You won’t want to leave this magical place.

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  2. L’Etoile Style Icon: Chris Evert

    With 18 Grand Slam singles titles, Chris Evert has earned her place in tennis history as one of the greatest athletes of all time. She’s also earned her place as a tennis style icon. Wearing everything from designs by Ted Tinling to diamond bracelets (that’s where tennis bracelet gets its name!) on the court, her style is one we’re still inspired by today. Here are some of our favorite looks. 


    Wimbledon, 1972


    We love the mod detailing on Chris’ simple Wimbledon shift.


    Get the Look: Zip Front Tank & Retro Lace Skort


    Wimbledon, 1974


    The perfect pop of color for a Wimbledon win.


    Get the Look: Fleecy Pullover & Pointelle Team Skort



    Wimbledon, 1975


    Who said diamonds and tennis don’t mix? Evert made it the norm and started the tennis bracelet trend.


    Get the Look: Halter Tank & Team Skort


    Olympics, 1988


    A romantic and sweet lace look, complete with a white bow, for the 1988 Olympic Games.


    Get the Look: Diamond Pointelle Dress

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  3. 5 Apps to Help You Stay Calm This Holiday


    The upcoming holiday season have you feeling stressed? You’re not alone. Between hosting family and friends and the packed social calendar, this time of year quickly becomes anything but calm. Lucky for you (and us!) there are a few apps that can help you find that zen. Here are some of our favorites…


    Calm

    Whether you’re looking for soothing ocean sounds, a guided meditation or for Matthew McConaughey to read you a bedtime story, Calm has it all. The app is designed to help with meditation and sleep with a combination of stories and sounds to help improve mindfulness and lower stress. 


    Headspace

    If you’re just getting into meditation or looking to try something new, Headspace is for you. The app features a daily meditation plus meditation courses and one-off exercises to help you manage stress, anxiety, and productivity.  


    Tap In

    If you’re having trouble finding a few minutes for yourself, Tap In can help. The app features a 10-minute guided meditation everyday (Monday - Friday) at 3PM. Do it from your desk, the coffee shop or while you’re out on a walk. You’ll be surprised how much good those 10 minutes will do you.


    10% Happier: Meditation

    From ABC News anchor Dan Harris, 10% Happier is a great app for meditation beginners or just those looking to sleep better and be happier. There are quick meditations for busy days and a library of 500+ videos and guides on everything from anxiety to parenting.


    Simply Being

    This app is, well, simple. Choose the length of time, whether or not you want a guided session, and even select your background music. Whether you have just five minutes or 25, Simply Being makes it easy to step back and center yourself.

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