FOR 2023, EMBRACE A NEW YOU
BY LAURIE BROOKINS
This roundup of must-have wellness products will help kick off your New Year with a focus on renewal and refreshing your body and mind.
January’s arrival inevitably spawns thoughts of renewal, refocus and refreshment, ideas rooted in personal improvement and inspired by the optimism of the months that stretch ahead.
More than ever, today’s hottest luxury brands recognize the power and appeal of the wellness lifestyle and the notion that, increasingly, each of us is all too aware that we deserve to relax and rejuvenate in a quest to be our best selves. From luscious creams and other beauty products that soothe our skin and engage our senses to high-end gadgets that add fun to healthful food prep and a wealth of accessories that enhance our fitness routines, it’s easier than ever to embrace wellness in 2023 with both ease and style.
With that in mind, we gathered a dozen terrific ideas from sought-after brands at South Coast Plaza to jumpstart your 2023 — in a no-stress way, of course. No matter whether you’re opting to kick off the year with a renewed focus on healthy eating and fitness or you’re determined to dedicate time to replenishing your skin and relaxing your mind, any of these ideas is sure to put you on the path to a better, enriched and more restful life. After all, in these early days of 2023, anything and everything is possible.
SOUTH COAST PLAZA
THE 2023 WELLNESS EDIT
Stella McCartney Restore Cream
From Stella McCartney’s acclaimed beauty collection, this Restore Cream is a lightweight reparative moisturizer formulated for skin that is thirsting for care and comfort. Crafted of ingredients that include natural-original hyaluronic acid and cherry blossom extract, Stella’s Restore Cream is vegan and cruelty-free, clinically tested for all skin types, and designed to deeply hydrate and nourish skin’s top layers while restoring elasticity and vitality. True to McCartney’s philosophy, sustainability is also key, as this product is both refillable and recyclable.
Diptyque Limited-Edition Do Son Collection
This limited-edition collection celebrates the tuberose, a scent that has been proven to relieve stress and tension. Diptyque’s Do Son collection highlights the beauty and benefits of the tuberose while also honoring one of the company’s founders, Yves Couselant, who fell in love with the tuberose while spending his childhood summers in Vietnam’s Halong Bay, where the flower is prevalent and known for being its most fragrant in the evening. From soaps to solid perfumes to hair mist, a convenient travel spray and a perfumed bracelet that allows you to carry the scent throughout the day, the Do Son collection offers a variety of products to suit every need and lifestyle.
Paper Source Quartz Cooling Eye Stones
For centuries, quartz has been sought-after for its health benefits, which include boosting circulation in your skin, brightening your complexion and leaving your skin looking simply radiant. These Love x June Quartz Eye Stones, exclusive to Paper Source, embrace those ideas as they help diminish puffiness and dark circles and promote a healthy glow, while also adding a cooling effect while placed over your closed eyes.
Pressed Simple Cleanse Juice
Launching on January 1st, Simple Cleanse is the latest juice to join the menu at the highly popular Pressed at South Coast Plaza. A zesty blend of ginger, cayenne and vitamin C, ingredients that offer both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, the plant-based Simple Cleanse also includes lemon and ginger, which assist with detoxifying your body. When combined with a sensible diet and exercise, Simple Cleanse is an ideal juice to kickstart your fitness regime, whether you’re embracing a new routine or you’re a fitness devotee who desires an elevated experience.
Sur La Table Philips Premium Airfryer XXL
Savor the crispy taste of delicious food that’s fried, baked, grilled or roasted, without using excess oil and fat, when you cook with the Philips Premium Airfryer XXL, exclusive to Sur La Table. Using hot-air circulation, this Philips Airfryer can prepare up to 3 lbs. of food, from a whole chicken to two bags of frozen fries or up to six portions of your favorite dish, all at one time. While food cooks, fat is also being removed via the Airfryer’s Twin Turbostar technology, which captures fat for easy removal — and as a bonus, the Airfryer accomplishes its task without the annoying and lingering smell of fried oil. Cleanup is also a breeze, as the removable non-stick mesh basket and removable drawer are both dishwasher safe.
Tory Burch Good Luck Trainers
Tory Burch’s stylish double-T logo has been combined with an oversized ergonomic sole for comfort and lift and a deep ankle scoop that elongates and flatters the leg in these Good Luck Trainers, which also highlight the New York-based designer’s love of symbols that celebrate good fortune. The latter is seen here in the wishbone embedded on the shoe’s sole, which also acts as a cambrion and reinforces the shoe’s internal support system. Crafted of nylon, suede and leather with a mesh lining, the Good Luck Trainer is available in several colors and seen here in a soothing neutral blend of French Pearl, Dulce de Leche and Biscotti hues.
Williams Sonoma Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer Elite C7000
Exclusive to Williams Sonoma at South Coast Plaza, the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer Elite C7000 offers a variety of upgraded options that allow users to not only make juicing more efficient with greater yield for all textures of produce, but also enables you to make all-natural frozen sorbet, nut butter, hummus, baby food puree and more, thanks to the included blank strainer.
The wide feed chute accepts most fruits and vegetables without pre-cutting, while a two-stage, low-speed system crushes food before pressing to produce the highest yield. A chrome-plated, drip-free Smart Cap also allows the user to create custom juice blends with easy rinsing between recipes. All parts disassemble for easy cleaning, while the juicer also comes with three cleaning tools and a recipe book.
Nékter Juice Bar Immunity Bowl
Offering more than 1,000mg of vitamin C, the Immunity Bowl at Nékter Juice Bar is sure to boost your immune system with its blend of dragon fruit, acerola cherry, strawberry, banana, agave and housemade cashew milk, layered with vanilla chia pudding packed full of protein and topped with hempseed granola and fresh strawberries and banana. The result is a delicious, refreshing selection that totals just 590 calories.
Cozy, soft and oh-so comfortable: Imagine the luxury of sinking into Lovesac’s SuperSac for instant stress relief each evening. Billed as the world’s most comfortable seat, the SuperSac is suitable for two to three people and is crafted of repurposed Durafoam to create a sustainable piece that’s airy, lofty and cloud-like, perfect for sinking into after a long day or for lounging with a good book, watching your favorite game or taking a nap. The removable cover is also machine-washable, while the SuperSac is also available in a variety of sizes, colors and textures — including denim, velvet jacquard and microsuede — and is seen here in a reversible Sterling Hare Phur and Cobalt Herringbone Chenille.
Knife Pleat CBD Beet Salad
The chic Knife Pleat, South Coast Plaza’s Michelin star restaurant from chef Tony Esnault and restaurateur Yassmin Sarmadi, has created an organic CBD Power Lunch menu, which highlights dishes in which all ingredients are healthy and organic. Seen here is the CBD Beet Salad, a delicious blend of roasted beets, red quinoa, heart of palm, radicchio, and marcona almond.
Fossil Gen 6 Hybrid Wellness Edition
Automatically track your steps, sleep, heart rate, blood oxygen and more with the latest smartwatch by Fossil, the Gen 6 Hybrid Wellness Edition. Activity modes with tethered GPS enable the wearer to achieve fitness goals while advanced sensors keep track of health data, all within a smartwatch that can be customized to suit your personal style. Other features include notifications for calls and texts, built-in Amazon Alexa, timers and alarms, and much more.
Crate & Barrel Organic Blush Turkish Cotton Bathrobe
Post-workout or simply for sublime relaxation, envelop yourself in the softest luxury with this plush robe, exclusively available at Crate & Barrel at South Coast Plaza. Crafted of 100-percent organic Turkish cotton, this robe is crafted of a looped weave that’s both durable and supremely soft, while its blush color and herringbone detail imbue this robe with a timeless elegance. Available in small/medium or large/extra-large, this Turkish robe is also machine washable in cold water and softens further with repeated washing.