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Hygge Essentials

With the cold seemingly all settled in and snow on the ground, it's time to get Hygge! 

In case you haven't heard this Danish term, it is defined as “a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being.” Sounds nice doesn't it? And somehow it makes winter seem more welcoming...

With the help of our East Village neighbours, Liz & Lottie we put together our #HyggeEssentials of all the things that remind us of relaxation, indulgence, and gratitude. 

So let's get cozy, settle in with a good book,  enjoy a warm cup of tea, light up a soothing candle, put on a cute scarf and treat ourselves with comfortable Candrima body care for the ultimate Hygge experience!

See details of all of our Hygge picks below...

Hygge Essentials

1. A Gift of Comfort Aveda gift set - Feel the comfort of the holidays in Aveda’s own comforting aroma with certified organic ginger and ginger lily, named candrimā™ after “moonlight” in Sanskrit for the lily’s moon-white blossoms. Candrimā™ body care nourishes with a plant oil blend including certified organic sesame and coconut oils, to leave skin soft and smooth. Plus if you buy this special gift set at RedBloom, you'll also get a complimentary hair treatment gift certificate.
Available at RedBloom

2. The Little Book of Hygge - Embrace Hygge (pronounced hoo-ga) and become happier with this definitive guide to the Danish philosophy of comfort, togetherness, and well-being.
Available at Liz & Lottie

3. Silk Road Tea in Winter Warrior Wellness - This tea is made for fighting off the cold and flu and is bursting with luscious lemon, revitalizing ginger and soothing green tea.
Available at RedBloom

4. Folk Feathers Mug - Everybody needs a cute mug and this porcelain mug from Now Designs, has two cozy folk birds, and bonus it is dishwasher and microwave safe! Did we mention it's also a
 generous 12 oz?
Available at Liz & Lottie

5. Abbott China Teapot with red knit tea cozy - The perfect teapot to fill with that delicious tea and keep it warm, while you drink it all day.
Available at Liz & Lottie

6. D&Y Blanket scarf - Get the comfort of your favorite blanket with the trendy style of a scarf! Wrap up in this and you'll stay warm all winter!
Available at Liz & Lottie

7. Matchstick Wax Co. Candle in At the Cabin - Light up this lovely candle with notes of tobacco, cherry, cedar wood and vanilla. 

Want more ideas on how to make your home more cozy for winter? Check out this blog post for 11 ways to create the perfect Hygge environment

Now it's time to settle in, cozy up and enjoy your ultimate Hygge experience.

Thanks to Liz & Lottie for helping us put this together! Be sure to stop by their store when you get a chance; It's the cutest!

p.s. want to learn more about Hygge? Click here

Autumn Essentials

Autumn is just around the corner (let's be real it already feels like it in Calgary), which means, cozy sweaters, fall jackets, cute scarfs, crunchy leaves, NEW Aveda products and pumpkin everything!

We partnered up with Coveted Boutique in Bridgeland to put together our autumn essentials and we are excited to share them with you!

See product details below!

autumn essentials

1. Leather Jacket Hania by MACKAGE is a classic biker-style jacket. This moto vest features a waist length, fitted silhouette with buckled cinch belt at the hem, asymmetrical front zip closure, and Nickel hardware on all colorways. Plus it's a Canadian Brand out of Montreal! Pick up this beauty at Coveted Boutique.
2. Sweater - Pink knit sweater by MINIMUM is the perfect sweater for fall weather and can be dressed up or down. It also comes in navy blue! Available at Coveted Boutique.
3. Socks - say no to boring socks! These cute socks by STANCE not only add a pop of fun to your outfit when your shoes are off, but they also stay hidden under your shoe line when you don't want them visible. Find these at Coveted Boutique.
4. Scarf - The Artist Label Scarf by Oana Soare. Add this beautiful multicoloured scarf to top off any outfit and add some extra warmth! Available at Coveted Boutique.
5. Lip colours - Mulled Plum and Rose Water rehydrating lip glaze by AVEDA. We are in love with these new limited edition lip colours from the new Autumn/WInter Birds of Paradise makeup collection. They are natural, hydrating and add the perfect amount of colour with a glossy, satin finish. Available in Salon.
6. Treatment masque - damage remedy intensive restructuring treatment by AVEDA is perfect for treating your neglected locks after s dry summer. This intensive treatment is packed with quinoa protein which strengthens damaged hair with deep repair and leaves hair feeling healthy, smooth and strong. Pick this up at your next hair appointment at RedBloom or ask about receiving this treatment with your next service.
7. Texture spray - Texture tonic by AVEDA is their newest product and to say we are obsessed is an understatement! Define and enhance natural texture and create piecey definition that looks effortlessly undone with 94% naturally derived* texture tonic. Cane sugar and salt work in harmony to help create naturally tousled texture and flexible hold, while leaving the hair touchable and infused with natural shine for an effortlessly "undone" look. You seriously need to get your hands on this ASAP. Available in Salon!

Thanks to Coveted Boutique for the beautiful clothing! Be sure to stop by their store!

#RedBloomEssentials #AutumnEssentials

Wellness Essentials

We’ve been feeling extra inspired to live right and be our healthiest selves recently and it may have something to do with our new, Live YYC, neighbours opening up in the East Village! They offer yoga, spin, row and HIIT workouts plus they have their own Café so you can feel good from the inside out. They’ve sourced some of the best in local food and beverage suppliers to offer fresh, healthy and real food options.

So we thought it was the perfect time to show you our RedBloom WELLNESS ESSENTIALS together with Live YYC. These essentials are perfect for mediation, yoga, workouts, and nourishing your body on both the inside and the outside.

p.s. Head over to Live YYC and try a class, the first one is on them!

*See product details below*

Wellness essentials with Live YYC

1. Halfmoon plush yoga towel – This plush Wet Grip Mat Towel absorbs sweat and creates a grippy surface so you can stick with your practice. Perfectly sized for layering over your yoga mat. Ideal for a hot yoga class at Live YYC!
Available at Live YYC

2. Aveda chakra™ 3 balancing body mist intention - An authentic fusion of pure essential oils blended to balance the power chakra. When the power chakra is balanced, one achieves goals, is self-confident and has strong motivation and direction. We like to spray it before starting our Yoga practice.
Available in salon

3. Aveda Tulasara Oleation Oil & Bright Concentrate – Massage this nourishing oil into your skin to restore radiance with a 100% naturally derived* blend of six plant oils. Follow with Bright concentrate to visibly even skin tone and reduce discolorations over time. Use these together for the most radiant, glowing skin you've ever had!
Available in salon

4. Halfmoon natural cork yoga block - Need a lift or just something to lean on? This lightweight block is made from sustainably harvested cork that provides the comfort, stability and support you want for yoga and restorative practice.
Available at Live YYC

5. Well ink charcoal lemonade - This light tasting lemonade will help neutralize and remove unwanted toxins, making it especially helpful if you've overindulged. Removing these unwanted toxins will keep your mind sharp and your body operating efficiently.
Available at Live YYC

6. Koral leggings - Made with a 4 way stretch compression fabric developed to help improve your mobility, increase oxygen delivery to active muscles, reduce lactic acid build-up, and deter muscle fatigue. Soft and smooth, with Moisture Movement technology to wick perspiration off your skin and out to the exterior of the fabric, ensuring you stay dry and comfortable during strenuous workouts.
Available at Live YYC

7. Live YYC water bottle – Hydration is key for wellness so make sure you always have your water bottle, like this one!
Available at Live YYC

8. Live YYC t-shirt – Soft, comfortable t shirt great for a workout or a relaxing day at home.
Available at Live YYC

9. True Buch Kombucha - full of living probiotics, enzymes and amino acids that are all beneficial for the digestive system.
Available at Live YYC

10. True North Hemp Hearts – Alberta grown, these super seeds are filled with essential fatty acids and protein, are a great source of magnesium, zinc, and iron, and also offers some potassium phosphorus, and calcium!
Available at Live YYC

11. Invisibobble – The perfect hair tie for your workouts because no-one wants hair in their face during a sweaty spin class! Plus the invisabobble is know for no kinks, less headaches, and strong hold.
Available in Salon

12. Aveda Be Curly Style Prep - Detangles, moisturizes and defines curls as it seals the cuticle, taming frizz all day. It’s great for a heat free, low key hair style, even if you don’t have a lot of curl in your hair. Perfect for a shower after your workout. 
Available in Salon

13. The Wet Brush - Designed specifically for wet hair, the Wet Brush will detangle your knots with ease - no matter what hair type. A must have in our Gym bag!
Available in Salon

Thanks Live YYC for the amazing products!

Valentines Essentials

Show yourself some love this Valentines day!

We've put together our top picks to make for the perfect valentines day, whether you have a partner or not, you deserve to treat yourself! So eat some delicious chocolate (and other sweet treats), relax with a stress relieving bath while drinking some tasty vanilla tea and hydrate your skin to show your body some love! 

p.s. This would make a great v-day gift!

Check out all the details of our Valentines Essential below!

1. Nathan Miller Chocolate Bar - 72% Peru. Pure dark chocolate with a dairy creaminess, like dulce de leche swirled with honey — fun, unusual, easy to like. Because Everyone needs chocolate on Valentines day! Bars available at Luke's Drug Mart.

2. MAST almond butter mini chocolate bar - Dark chocolate blended with roasted almonds
70% cacao, cane sugar, cocoa butter, almonds, sea salt. Delicious chocolate and beautiful packaging for the win! Available at Luke's Drug Mart

3. shampure™ soy wax candle from Aveda - Calms the senses with an aroma with 25 pure flower and plant essences including certified organic lavender, petitgrain and ylang ylang. 

4. Vanilla Plantation Black tea from Silk Road -  intoxicating, uplifting vanilla notes with a smooth & rich ceylon finish. This premium tea is fresh, and organic which results in higher antioxidant levels & superior flavour. Available at all of our RedBloom Locations.

5. stress-fix™ body lotion from Aveda - Hydrating body lotion with an aroma of certified organic lavender, lavandin and clary sage proven to reduce feelings of stress. 

6. stress-fix™ soaking salts - Soak away stress with these sugar and mineral-rich bath salts with the stress reliving scent.

7. Lemon meringue tart from Sidewalk Citizen -  So many delicious and beautiful sweet treats to choose from at Sidewalk Citizen bakery, it was hard to choose between the cheesecake, chocolate cake and the pain au chocolate! 

8. Aveda love™composition oil - Your whole body deserves your love. Give it authentically with certified organic, sensual oil, created with love for the Earth.