Monday, September 3, 2012

Relaxing Monday Picks

In the spirit of Labor Day, this Monday’s picks will help you relax and unwind.  I hope everyone will have a clam, stress free week and be able to make some time for you.

Haruki Murakami’s Norwegian Wood is the book I have been unwinding with each night.  It’s deals with the themes loss and change but doesn’t drown you in the subject.  Instead, Murakami’s words gently lull around you and pull you effortlessly into the memory of the main character.  It is engrossing without pulling you in so deep that you can’t step out; that’s why it’s the perfect book to help get your mind off the day for an hour before bed.

Even if you’re not a tea drinker, you will be soothed by Teavana’s Monkey Picked Oolong.  Its delicate flavor unravels from whole tea leaves in a light balance of earthy sweetness.  Any time of day is perfect to treat yourself to a cup and escape for a bit.  While you’re at it, why not enjoy that tea in these adorable cups from Dawn Vachon?  I find their pastel pallet irresistible and am impressed by the illusion of softness she has managed to create.

Finally, I couldn’t mention relaxation without pointing you in the direction of Lush’s Dreamtime bath melt.  Drop this into a tub of hot water and your bath will be transformed into a calming sea of jasmine, lavender, chamomile and sandalwood.  It’s aromatherapy qualities make it perfect for just before bed time.


Frannie said...

Lovely post. I like your picks. I am ready to relax and unwind this weekend.

Lauren said...

Enjoy your weekend! Get lots of you-time in.

Jessica said...

Just reading this post it sounds relaxing. I never ever get to take baths. I'm going to buy one of those bars just so it gives me an excuse to fill up the tub for myself one night instead of my kiddos. Have you used any of their other products?

~J3ss1ca (Swap-Bot)

Lauren said...

Yes, they have lots of amazing stuff. My favorites are their body bars that you melt when you massage with them, then heat up to relieve aches and pains. Also their shower smoothies! It's good to take time for yourself. A nice bath can go a long way.

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