We believe in community. It is something that we strive to recognize and pay homage to on our blog. From posts like #wearetheswan to #SwanQ&A to #friends, it's pretty obvious how amazing our Swan community is! In this holiday season we are fortunate to be able to shine a light on some of this community, and help you complete that holiday shopping list in the process!
Copa Soaps: All natural soaps made from wonderfully soothing ingredients! You can buy these soaps online or head to the holiday market at Union Square to scoop up one for everybody on your list. With so many scents to choose from, Copa Soaps are the perfect stocking stuffer or thoughtful and useful gift for co-workers, neighbors and extended family!
Dallas Clayton: We really cannot get enough of Mr. Clayton's witty, off-kilter, thoughtful musings and art, in both his books and on his blog. We take pretty much any opportunity we have to share his special wisdom with the rest of our friends. You can find his books in most places that books are sold. His website features t-shirts, totes and prints that make excellent gifts for kids and adults!
Free Range Wines: Heading to a holiday party after your Pilates session at out BK location? Hop across the street and pick up a bottle of wine at Free Range Wines. With a wonderful selection and knowledgable staff, we highly recommend going here for all of you holiday spirit needs. Their selection of local whiskeys is not to be beat!
Jill Lindsey: We have adored this store ever since our first visit in July! You can really get into the holiday spirit by heading to Jill Lindsey this Saturday the 13th for their Holiday Bazaar. The stressful task of gift finding is made significantly more pleasant with complimentary prosecco, ornament making and Santa Claus!
Kiley Durham: A fellow southern transplant, Kiley makes stunning jewelry that we adore. Lovely things abound on her website, from her seed pearl necklace to her stunning black druzy quartz earrings, to her blog. Find that perfect special gift and keep her in mind for any custom designed wedding needs.
Lady Grey: The Brooklyn based jewelry design duo of Lady Grey creates bold and beautiful jewelry. We are big fans of pretty much everything, but specifically their stunning rings...every single one of them!
Nova Perfumes: With a focus on collaboration, Nova is know for creating custom formulas tailored to a person's taste and skin/chemistry. You can also purchase their signature scent, Chakra, or check out a few of the other collaborations for sale on the site or at one of these stores! You can also check out Nova's wonderful Tumblr to get a peak into the custom fragrance making process!
The Primary Essentials: Another Bk Swan neighbor, this store carries a plethora of jewelry, books and home goods. It is a wonderfully curated collection of objects by independent artisans and designers. Go here to find a gift for that one impossible person on your list!
Red Clay Hot Sauce: If you read our SwanQ&A with chef Geoff Rhyne, then you are already familiar with his passion for food. He recently launched his Red Clay Hot Sauce. It is a hot-sauce-lovers hot sauce that tastes great on just about anything. Perfect for anyone who enjoys a little kick to their palette!
Sad Boys Club: Got a hip young gentleman on your present list with no idea what to get him? Hard to go wrong with a hat, t-shirt or sweatshirt from the Sad Boys Club.
Upstate: Our friends at Upstate are busy this season! Tomorrow night (Dec. 9) you can find them selling one-of-a-kind items from their collection at Drift Studios from 6 to 9. They will also be at NY Pop Up Flea Dec. 12-14. And do not miss out on our limited edition, custom-dyed Swan leggings, available now at the studio!
The Wild Unknown: Kim Krans is a talented artist whose work you can check out first hand at our Manhattan location. You can find her collection of beautiful zodiac illustration prints, kids books, tarot cards and shirts on her website. The tarot deck is to die for and her blog is lovely as well!
Other Swan Suggestions: If you missed our most recent #readingrecommendations post, check it out to get ideas for the kids on your list and the inner kid in the adults on your list. No one can deny the comfort and style that is our new swan merch!! No matter what the holiday, you can always give the gift of practice! A 10 pack of private sessions is on sale all week!