Integrative Wellness Retreat

Food| Movement | Lifestyle | Soulful Travel


Well rounded travelers touch down in places that are certainly soulful, and sometimes that includes destinations that are definitely COLD. This year, Jenn saw Aspen's first snowfall and Amanda experienced the chill in her bones as Chicago's November temps dropped to a new record low. We may live in California, but we travel into the snow often enough to know what we need to hold our own. Here are the cozy cold weather essentials that come with our highest recommendations for men + women!

Stay warm Soulful Travelers!

Amanda + Jenn

5 Cold Weather Essentials for Women|

1) Nordstrom Faux Fur Infinity Scarf | We love when we can add a little glam to our cold-weather game 2) Ruff Hewn Puffer Vest| We have our eye on this burnt orange vest. Those toggle closures mixed in with the menswear pattern are to die for 3) The North Face Arctic Down Parka | When the temp drops below zero + function must surpass fashion, you will not see Amanda in anything else 4) Lululemon Wunderunder Pant in Herringbone Black| We can't get enough of this herringbone pattern. It was brought back this season by popular demand. If you're lucky, you'll find it online, but you'll have a better chance of scoring this pattern in stores 5) Faribault x Target Wool Shawl| A cup of chai tea + a cozy wool shawl will always keep us warm. 

5 Cold Weather Essentials for Men|

1) John Varvatos Star USA Slouch Beanie | We love a guy who can pull off some casual cold weather style! We believe that this lightweight beanie will do the trick. 2) The North Face McMurdo Parka| Whether you live in a place that regularly sees the temperature drop below zero or you're just passing through, this is our vote 3) A Jacket that's one part business + one part casual | When it comes time to face the cold urban commute we have 2 picks... Micheal Kors Quilted Mixed Media Shirt Jacket + The Northface Tweed Nuptse Heights Jacket 4) Timberland Ribbed Knit Wool Blend Glove with Touchscreen Technology Gloves that are stylish, actually keep you warm, AND have touchscreen technology that works is the trifecta that is nearly impossible to find. For those milder days, we choose these, but just know going into it that you + your phone probably won't outlast temps below 30 degrees for >15 minutes.  5) Patterned Socks| 2 of our faves: OCTAVE Snow Jacquard Crew Sock  + Birdseye Pattern Camp Sock

3 Cold Weather Essentials for Everyone|

1) A trip to Tulum, MexicoPack your bags, forget the cold, February 4-8, 2015 Integrative Wellness Retreat is headed to Mexico! Tulum is a magical place where a balmy breeze + bright sun are sure to chase away any winter blues. Along the coast of Tulum you'll find sacred land rich with history, lush jungles, turquoise waters, and white sand bottom beaches. Get out of the cold + come renew your soul at our Ayurveda, Alignment, + Yoga Retreat 2) Dirty Balm Lip Treatment| Cold weather seriously makes you try every lip balm on the market. Trust us when we say we swear by this! We love that the ingredients are simple + that The Dirt Paleo Personal Care Brand uses traditional beauty secrets from around the world to provide the most effective lip care you have ever tried 3) Evan Healy Whipped Shea Butter with Olive LeafIf the wind + cold leaves your skin feeling dry, this is the remedy to try. On any given day while treating patients, Amanda washes her hands 20 + times per day. Although extremely necessary, it is very drying to her skin. When the colder weather comes, it can make a bad situation worse. To continuously keep her skin lubricated, she swears by shea butter to keep her hands hydrated + healthy. Try it on your lips before heading into the cold or on your hands + feet before slipping on your socks + gloves.


For us here in the states, cold weather means the holiday gift giving season is just around the corner. Get inspired with IWR's top 15 food, movement, lifestyle, + soulful travel gift ideas!  

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