February’s Forecast For Wellness

February’s Forecast For Wellness

1. Mind + Body + Soul Restorative Weekend

Resolutions begin with self-care. Join us on a restorative retreat with our customized Purist program at The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort in Puerto Rico, Thursday, Feb 28 – Sunday, March 3rd. Indulge in Ashtanga yoga, Kamaflight stretching, sound bath meditation, health diagnostics, and spa treatments at their world-class remed spa. Email karina@thepuristonline.com for more information or read more here

2. Sound Bath Therapy

SoundBody studio founder and sound bath practitioner Kristen Lund is an expert on the ancient art of sound and vibrational therapy. Click here to learn more about how she uses handmade Tibetan and crystal alchemy bowls as her instruments to direct vibration, energy, and sound to align the chakras, boost immunity, alleviate various manifestations of pain, and improve overall health. Lund will offer a special session at Purist’s next retreat, Feb 28.

3. Save the Planet

A new study suggests that the production of meat is killing the Earth. Click here to learn more about how climate change is both an unprecedented challenge and a unique opportunity to to chart a collective course for a healthy and equitable world, and how your diet can help save the planet.

4. Save Energy

There’s still time for resolutions-especially if yours include saving money. Become a South Fork Peak Saver. You can get free Nest Thermostats installed to lower energy bills, or up to $500 in rebates for most Wi-Fi enabled thermostats. You’ll use less energy and reduce the need for future power lines and substations. The South Fork Peak Savers program is endorsed by Group for the East End, Concerned Citizens of Montauk, activist/artist April Gornik and Purist founder Cristina Cuomo. Click here to sign up! 

5. Shop for a Cause

Olivela is a high-end retailer with giving back built right in. It’s simple. You shop their curated selection of over 350 designer fashion and beauty brands, and Olivela gives 20% of the proceeds of every purchase to one of its partner children’s causes. Be sure to visit their boutique in Aspen at 247 E. Hyman Ave. on Monday, February 18, between 3 and 5 pm, for a special Purist Gives Back Shopping Party.

6. Regenerate the Body

Is your body ready for your 2019 fitness goals? Setting goals is simple but keeping them may not always be. Starting a fitness routine with an ill-prepared body means a greater likelihood of injury. Click here to learn how adding stretching protocols into your daily life will allow your body to feel restored and ensure your goals stick.

7. Mindful Art Appreciation

This year, we implore you to be more mindful with art appreciation and education. Where to start? Join Purist as we honor and celebrate Black History Month with a special opening at RJD Gallery in Bridgehampton on Saturday, February 23rd at 6 p.m. Join us for a conversation with Don Lemon. The exhibition will feature artists Jules Arthur, Stefanie Jackson, Harmonia Rosales, and Phillip Thomas, in attendance.

8. A Show for Hope

On March 28th, Aspen Cares Theatrical Fashion Show will weave dance, movement, music, and fashion into one seamless performance. Donated pieces from designers like Alaia, Dennis Basso, and Cynthia Rowley are featured. Proceeds support the Aspen Hope Center who’s mission is to extend a beacon of hope to those in emotional crisis, while steadfastly working to reduce the stigma of mental illness. Read more here from co-founder, Ramona Bruland, and how to purchase tickets.

9. Gut-Based Beauty

Here, actress Felicity Huffman talks about how probiotics can improve everything from digestion and immunity to mood, memory and sleep. Read more about how this daily supplement helped her and her family find relief from daily symptoms brought up by her successful, yet chaotic work-life.

10. Give Back to the Community

Guild Hall: come celebrate Guild Hall’s 34th Academy of the Arts Achievement Awards at a special dinner Monday, March 11th at The Rainbow Room in New York City. This year’s honorees are Alice Aycock for Visual Arts presented by Adam WeinbergCarter Burwell for Performing Arts presented by Ethan Coen, and Bob Colacello for Literary Arts presented by Linda YablonskyPatti Askwith Kenner will receive the Special Award for Leadership and Philanthropy presented by Tovah Feldshuh. The evening’s host is Eric Fischl and and the emcee is Adam GreenYo La Tengo will perform a Carter Burwell composition. Click here to purchase tickets!

11. Mountain High

Cannabis tourism in Colorado has grown 51 percent since 2014. Here are a few of the best ways to indulge in Aspen’s finest.

12. Love Yourself this Valentine’s Day

“Sadly, especially as women, we have been conditioned to not like ourselves. We are bombarded with images of thin, cute, skinny, all-American—a formula of what beauty and happiness is supposed to look like”. Here, actress, author and health advocate Jennifer Esposito sounds a wakeup call on our culture of self-improvement, and challenges you to tell yourself “I am enough”.