Spring is almost here, but yet in many places, like Charlottesville, VA right now, it still feels like winter weather. Getting excited about upcoming events and interesting, new things is a great way to beat the its-still-winter-but-i-want-it-to-be-spring blues! I wanted to share what I’m excited about in a quick post in the hopes that they might interest you and get you excited for spring! What I’m so excited about includes a new, environmentally friendly hand car wash that will be opening soon in Charlottesville — Aqua Cville; an innovative business conference — BRIL; healthy, eco-friendly, athleisure footwear –OESH shoes; La Blast dance fitness classes; Rodan + Fields current special offer; my Groceries Apparel t shirt from Verdigris, which isn’t exactly new, but I wore it today and felt excited about spring!
A new environmentally friendly hand car wash that will be opening this month in Charlottesville,VA: Aqua Cville. Not only has my car gotten a little neglected and dirty from all the driving around I’ve been doing lately and needs a good, high quality hand wash and interior cleaning, but I also really want to enjoy spending time in their beautifully (and environmentally friendly) designed waiting room. The waiting room has tons of natural light, comfy couches, a counter perfect for sitting and working on a laptop as it has power outlets and USB charger ports built into the countertop, and for those with children, it’s got a cute little kid sized table where they can sit and color in coloring books! Check out their website or follow them on Facebook or Instagram !
A business conference geared towards small business owners with all female speakers that includes a yoga break as part of the conference! Business Resources for Inspiring Leaders (BRIL) is a great one-day conference for entrepreneurs who want to learn from and network with successful business women! It is in downtown Richmond, VA, coming up soon on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 8 AM to 5 PM at the Delta Marriott Downtown hotel. For a list of speakers and topics, more details, and to purchase tickets, check out the website or the Facebook Page!
A pair of healthy, eco-friendly, athleisure footwear for women, designed by women, and made here in Charlottesville, VA: OESH shoes developed by Dr. Casey Kerrigan. I’ve only my La Vida v3.0 Sagebrush shoes for 5 days and absolutely love them! I’ve been running in these shoes on an indoor track, walking, working out. I also went to a meeting wearing these shoes as they are quite dressy looking and don’t really look like sneakers! It was nice not having to bring a pair of shoes to change into going from driving, to the gym, then to the meeting. I even have been dancing in them in a La Blast group dance fitness class taught by Katie A. at the Brooks Family YMCA.
Speaking of La Blast, another thing I’m excited for are extra La Blast classes coming up soon in Charlottesville as well as in the Richmond, VA area and in Maryland! I enjoy La Blast classes because I enjoy learning ballroom dance moves and find it to be a really good workout! I also how inspiring and motivating Katie is as a La Blast Master Trainer teaching the classes.
Katie is teaching a La Blast Fitness Open Class this Sunday 3/11/18 from 3:45 – 4:45 pm at the Brooks Family YMCA in Charlottesville, VA! For fitness professionals interested in getting certified to teach La Blast – check out Katie’s La Blast Certification class on 3/24/18 at the Brooks Family YMCA from 9 AM – 6 PM. Louis Van Amstel, creator of La Blast and Dancing with the Stars dancer and choreographer, will be teaching a La Blast Open Class in Lutherville, MD on 4/5/18 from 7 – 8 pm at ACAC Timonium and another one in Midlothian, VA (near Richmond) on 4/7/18 at 10:35 AM at ACAC Midlothian. Check out Katie’s Facebook page or Instagram for more about La Blast as well as the other fitness classes she teaches!
Rodan + Fields has amazing special offers in addition to their amazing products so another thing I’m excited about is the current special offer — good through 3/12/18 — of a FREE Lash Boost with the purchase of any Regimen (bundle of products) for new preferred customers! Such an amazing offer because Lash Boost is amazing product, making eyelashes (and eyebrows) appear fuller, darker, and longer. What a great way for new customers to get introduced to the products! Later in the month, I’ll be having a special offers for my existing customers, too, because my current customers are amazing, too!
My Groceries Apparel t shirt, an eco-friendly brand made in the US, that I bought a year or so ago from Verdigris, a local woman-owned boutique on the downtown mall in Charlottesville, VA. I wore it today to get in the mood for spring since it’s light peach color combined with my green sweater reminds me of spring! Verdigris has these new, really neat looking upcycled jewelry made from recycled bike inner tubes by Alixandra Barron Designs in their store– check out Verdigris’ Instagram post about them! I need to stop by soon and check out this jewelry, it sounds fascinating!
I hope sharing what I’m currently excited about has helped inspired you to get excited about something that you’re looking forward to! What are you looking forward to for spring? I’d love to know what you think of any of the above! Did you want to learn more about any of the things I mentioned in this article?