Lulu lovers rejoice! There’s a new store in town. lululemon Market Square opened its new, spacious, and bright boutique in the heart of town last month—just in time for winter shopping and New Year’s resolutions. More than a store, the Lake Forest outpost features a mediation space to help you unwind and get grounded. Get in the yoga mindset and enjoy one of the many mediation podcasts offered on the store iPad. Or, relax in the cozy seating area with complimentary beverages and sparkling water. Once you are in a Zen frame of mind, start shopping from lululemon’s signature yoga and athletic apparel, which includes cozy sweaters and hoodies, beanies, and water bottles. For more information, call 847-735-9041 or visit lululemon.com.
Our favorite way to get through winter is to begin dreaming about spring flowers. And what better inspiration than a gorgeous coffee table book about the grand dame of garden design herself, Rachel “Bunny” Mellon. She and her husband, Paul Mellon, one of the wealthiest men in America, maintained homes in New York, Cape Cod, Nantucket, Antigua, and Upperville, Virginia, and she designed the gardens at all of them. She also designed gardens for some of her dearest friends—including the Rose Garden and the East Garden at the White House (at the request of President Kennedy) and the gardens at both the Paris home and the château of couturier Hubert de Givenchy. You can find stunning photographs of all these creations in The Gardens of Bunny Mellon, illustrated with Mellon’s own garden plans, sketches, and watercolors. The book also includes archival photographs and specially commissioned photographs of Oak Spring, the Mellon estate in Upperville. Author Linda Holden’s text is based on extensive interviews with Mellon before her death in 2014. Available at your local bookstore or vendomepress.com.
Ready to add something new to your New Year’s makeup routine? At the touch of a button, Mineral Air delivers a completely new makeup experience—an ultra-lightweight, handheld air mist technology that delivers flawless, full-face application in seconds. The portable device delivers superb Hollywood-style coverage creating a uniform and weightless veil, quickly and easily—without messiness of other airbrush products on the market. The result? A luminous, even complexion every day, for all women, all ages, and all skin types. Look for it at your favorite local cosmetic counter or at mineraair.com.
Tasting for a Cause
Even if you’ve sworn off wine and chocolate for the New Year, there is a good enough cause to justify your indulgence from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, February 10, when Equestrian Connection hosts its annual Wine, Chocolate, and Spirits Tasting. The Lake Forest-based nonprofit provides equine therapy programs and services for special needs children and adults. It is committed to expanding access to the state-of-the-art 26,000-square foot facility in Lake Forest for clients with a variety of special needs. Events like this one make it possible to serve more people, regardless of their ability to pay. With tasting stations, gift sales, a silent auction, raffle, and great entertainment, it’s sure to be an afternoon to remember. Equestrian Connection is located at 600 N. Bradley Road in Lake Forest, 847-615-8696, equestrianconnection.org. The February 10 event is held at Ravinia Green Country Club in Riverwoods.