Loving in December
December is a time for giving – but that doesn’t necessarily have to mean giving of a physical gift (though mindful presents are always gratefully received!) – it can be giving your time, your energy, your presence. This December we wanted to share the things we’ve been loving recently to give you a little festive inspiration. From small businesses to support, to products we’ve found, or ideas that we’re crushing on, here’s what we are loving in December.
The Spotify Playlist
The name to this playlist really is all you need to know. Here you’ll find your ultimate summer jams, from chilled beats, some hip-hops to old school classics. You’ll be grooving along whether that be road tripping to your summer vacay spot, powering your workout, providing the background for a productive afternoon of work or just for the vibes on a lazy Sunday morning.
If you're in desperate need of a quality break and want to ignite some sort of transformation in your life, then you need to book on to one of the Fit Chill Out Retreats. Held in idyllic tropical locations such as Bali and Cambodia, these week long retreats include Life Coaching, Fitness sessions and Yoga, leaving you feeling re-energized to take charge of your life and crush your goals!
The Online Store
The Slow Mode is a gorgeous online destination offering a curation of “slowly made” fashion, beauty and homewares. Supporting artisanal labels, The Slow Mode has some of the most lust worthy brands on board such as Morton Mac, Emelli, Apres Ski and Courtney and The Babes. If you are looking for some last-minute gift ideas this is your go-to!
The Unwind Your Mind Session
As the end of the year comes crashing in, so too does rising tensions and frazzled nervous systems. The best antidote – booking yourself into one of Ascend Yoga Therapy’s Gong Meditation sessions. Whilst the practice of meditation itself can be challenging and requires discipline, the Going is a powerful instrument that sends out sound waves that literally vibrate through your whole body. The soundscape created focuses the mind on the constant sound and vibration, making it easier to surrender and let go to be within the present moment. Even if you do have a regular meditation practice, the Gong can provoke deeper expressions from the mind and you will emerge feeling deeply refreshed and aligned.
The Decoration Inspiration
If you are in need of some festive inspiration for your home this Holiday season then feast your eyes on these two gorgeous Instagram accounts. Both feature stunning table settings, wreath ideas and simple bouquets that you can spend an afternoon DIY-ing to add a little extra sparkle to your home. Charlie, of Lottie is Loving, often shares little styling tips and tricks so be sure check out her stories, and if you live in Hong Kong – you can even order from By Deau directly for festive fresh bloom deliveries!
If you’re looking to deep dive into the practice of Yoga that moves way beyond the mat, then you need to get your hands on Invincible Living from acclaimed Kundalini + Yoga expert Guru Jagat. The beautifully illustrated and enticing book shares a radical and practical way of understanding Yoga – one that is not just of the practice, but as a broader principle for living. As you broaden your knowledge, this guide offers simple modes of the technology of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation you can apply right away into your everday life, in a bid to upgrade your operating system and raise you to a higher vibration. It’s mind blowing…
The Gym Kit Upgrade
If you live your life in leggings then you need to get your hands on a pair of these panties ASAP. Seamless, sweat wicking and a guarantee for no VPL, Invisii will change the foundations of your gym kit so you can forget about uncomfortable situations (no more wedgies) and focus on smashing your sweat session.
The #SelfCare Skincare
Always on the hunt for an effective eye cream, this refreshing and energizing offering from Origins is the real deal. With active ingredients of Coffee, Ginseng and Magnolia extract, just a few dabs can help de-puff, brighten and soothe the tired bags under your eyes – perfect for when you need to look awake the morning-after yet another holiday party!
The Fit Gift
If you are looking for an actual gift to share with a loved one, then this is the dream present for any fitness fanatic or anyone wanting to trial out new classes. You can now gift class packages or a 1 month unlimited membership with Guava Pass – giving your recipient access to the top fitness studios across Singapore.