Friday, April 29, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
One normal day in Uptown I was driving along and saw an unassuming sign about Flex + Fit but under the sign is what caught my eye. It included some of the services the company would provide...yoga and cooking classes, you say? Not to take anything away from Charlotte but with a place like this I was wondering if I was still in it. Flex + Fit sounded so interesting and different-I was immediately intrigued.
After connecting with owner Shama Patel, I found out a few tidbits that made me fall in love with the place even more...so much so that I had to share with HoneeBee followers even though the place doesn't open until May, which is not normally my style but don't worry I will let you know when the grand opening is and give you a few gift ideas in the meantime.
Telling you that Flex + Fit (FF) is a health club doesn't do it justice. Yes, FF will have four studios where various exercise classes will take place including air yoga (where you can hang from hammocks...yes hammocks!) and spin classes where there will be large theatre screens projecting images that allow you to feel like you are literally moving in the studio. As Patel told me one of the images "feels like you are riding through the hills of Hawaii". Personal training sessions are also available. Now don't forget I mentioned cooking! In addition to the fitness studios, FF will host cooking kitchens where local chefs show you how to eat well and all participants walk away with a recipe. A great combination to your workouts, no?
Flex and Fit will also include a retail center, tea and smoothie bar and art! In addition to opening this beautiful club, Patel is an artist and her art will adorn the walls of FF and she hopes to bring in other artists too. When asked about this concept and why, she simply told me "I knew I needed to do something different". And guess what? She did it and I can't wait to see it in the flesh in May.
Here are a few gift ideas (below) that I sprinkled throughout my post. These would be good for the fitness nut, your bestie who is bored with her current fitness regime, your bro who needs to learn how to cook, man cannot live on pizza alone and anyone that is ready to try something new in the world of fitness and cooking.
- fitness class passes- I don't know about you but I'd like to spin through Hawaii!
- cooking class passes- Learn how to cook healthy in the same place you are trying to exercise to be healthy? Yes, please!
- Artwork- original artwork is very subjective but a great gift when you know the giftee's style
- Personal Training sessions for you and your boo- take time out to get fit together!
Friday, April 15, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
I LOVE this idea! On a recent visit to Tiffany & Co. for a Charlotte Style Week event I came across celebration rings. The idea behind these rings is simply to celebrate special moments in your life that may get overlooked or not receive as much fanfare as other events (anyone say wedding?!). I don't know about you but when I think about Tiffany's, spectacular wedding rings come to mind (in addition to Audrey Hepburn's wonderful performance in Breakfast at Tiffany's but I digress) but this classic, timeless store has much more to offer and celebration rings should not be overlooked! This gift would be a great graduation present (maybe the Tiffany Garden cobblestone band ring?) or a Bat Mitzvah present. Heck, get a celebration ring to celebrate being single or the change of season! They are too cute not to snag one up! Check out all the styles of celebration rings here.
Friday, April 8, 2011
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Ballet flats aren't just for ballerinas anymore! Many designers are creating these cute shoes for the average gal..and while sky high heels are ever so popular so are these flats. They come in just about every pattern and color so you are sure to find something perfect for your giftee. Here are a few options that you can slip on to run errands, attend an event in the park (where the grassy terrain isn't made for stilettos) or just the everyday.
J Crew Cece leather ballet flats
Target Mossimo Supply Co. Odelina Bow Flats - Red Patent
Tory Burch Snake Print Caroline Ballet Flat
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Monday, April 4, 2011
I feel that my blog doesn't always cater to the male (shock and awe!) but this post is all about the men! This gift tip is for that stylish man who wants to be on the cutting edge with his shades....and keep the sun out his eyes. Here are a few options of sunglasses for your best bud, brother, Dad or some other man in your life:
Maui Jim 'Stingray - PolarizedPlus®2' Sunglasses
Ray-Ban Square Wrap Aviator Sunglasses
Gucci Logo Temple SunglassesHoneeBee Tip: Knowing your (or your giftee's) face shape will help you choose the best sunglasses. Below are the types of face shapes and the shades that will look best: Oval: An oval-shaped face is characterized by balanced proportions, a narrow forehead and jaw line, a chin that is slightly narrower than the forehead, and typically high cheekbones. Tips for Choosing Glasses: An oval-shaped face can wear practically any frame, so experiment with a variety of frame shapes to find the perfect look. You might want to start with rectangular or butterfly frames. People with oval faces often have smaller features, so make sure your frames are in proportion and don't overpower your face. Square: Square-shaped faces are usually proportional in length and width. They are characterized by a strong, prominent jaw line, square chin and broad, deep forehead. Because square faces are so angular, try round or oval glasses to soften and add contrast to the face. Tips for Choosing Glasses: Round frames are perfect for creating curves and softening square or angular faces. Cat-eye frames provide interesting curve and contour to square faces. Gently curved oval frames help minimize angles and lengthen a square face. Frames should be more horizontal than vertical. Subtle rimless frames with soft edges add contrast and visual interest to a strong, square face. Round: Get a good angle on your round face. A rounder face has an equal width and length and is characterized by soft curves with few angles, if any. As a general rule, a balanced face looks best, so people with rounder faces should select angular frames to help sharpen and add definition. Tips for Choosing Glasses: Angular frames with rectangular or geometric shapes create balance and add definition to a round face. Rectangular styles make a round face look slimmer. Frames that are more horizontal than they are vertical make round faces appear longer and thinner. Glasses with high or mid-height temples help lengthen a round face. Heart: A heart-shaped face is characterized by a wide forehead, narrower jaw line, high cheekbones and a narrow chin. Because heart-shaped faces can be a bit more challenging to fit, it's important to have fun and experiment with a variety of frame shapes to find the perfect look. Tips for Choosing Glasses: Butterfly or cat-eye styles are great for balancing a heart-shaped face. Round frames in lighter colors balance and soften a wide forehead. Frames that are wider at the bottom than the top help offset the narrow chin. Cat-eye frames balance a narrower jaw line. Eyeglasses with low temples add balance. Some frames can exaggerate the widest point of a heart-shaped face, so try to avoid frames that are decorative at the top or that are wider at the top than the bottom. sources: nordstrom.com, lenscrafters.com