A Quick Guide Through the South of France with @The Girl Habit

A Quick Guide Through the South of France with @The Girl Habit

Our good friend Leore shares a few of her favorite must-see’s in the South of France… make them your must-see’s, too!

Antibes Farmers Market

Antibes is an open-air market, resting (or bustling, rather) under a sea of tents in the town’s center square. Its cobblestone road is lined with vendors selling fresh spices, honeys, French-made soaps and body lotions, fresh produce and sweets. This farmers’ market is an amazing place to stock up on French-infused beauty essential while eating healthy snacks.

Plage des Ondes

This small local’s beach is ideal for relaxing and swimming, the water shallow and clear enough to see fish gliding around your feet. Because the water is so calm, you can swim out very far and float for as long as you’d like. And don’t forget — salt water cleanses skin and balances oil production.

Plage de Pampelonne in Saint Tropez

Saint Tropez is known for its private beach clubs and famous parties but, aside from the fun, Place de Pampelonne offers an endless stretch of sand to run along, to take in all the action from a distance. Stop in a beach club that catches your eye and grab a fresh juice along the way during your workout.

Cannes

Cannes is THE place to take in endless shopping and endless — and delicious — food all along the French Riviera, with a few great yoga studios dotted in between it all. I love finding yoga all over the world. Re-centering yourself and taking time to stretch after long travel is so important, especially when your mind and body are taking in a new environment.

Gourdon

Gordon is a charming mountain town, with a climate perfect for growing orange trees, olive trees and perfume plants.Here you can walk through the perched village and visit one of many local perfumeries.
Less of a hotel and more of a museum, art lies everywhere in Colombe d’Or, teeming with Picasso, Matisse, Chagall and Léger, Calder and Braque. What makes it so very special? These 20th century artists donated a piece in exchange for room and board here.
St. Paul de Vence itself is swarmed with art galleries via its small cobblestone roads — a perfect place to get inspired and pick up a pen and paper and start drawing or writing.
While here, I also highly recommend visiting beach town Juan Les Pins, the village of Eze and Nice.
+Travel on your mind? Check out more guides here and be sure to follow Leore on Instagram

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Moving Together RSVP’s Are Finally Here — Will You Be?

Moving Together RSVP’s Are Finally Here — Will You Be?

Consider Moving Together a celebration of sorts — making a date with your best bud/s to get active and give back to those around you… all in the name of a good cause!

Next weekend, 10/7 and 10/8, FP will play host to 18 fitness classes across the US that support the incredible work of our charitable partner, Girls Inc. In addition, members of those Girls Inc. chapters located near our participating stores will be on hand to do a little moving of their own!

WHO IS Girls Inc.?

Girls Inc. is a New York-based 501(c)3 non-profit with over 100 chapters across the US, serving 140,000 girls annually, that encourages all girls to be “Strong, Smart, and Bold” through direct services and advocacy. As part of the Moving Together initiative, Free People will be supporting Girls Inc.’s Mind+Body program, which promotes physical and mental wellness, body positivity and overall health of 6-18 year-olds in their network.

EVENTS

Everything is better together. Grab your friends and get moving in the name of charity… A weekend dedicated to working out and working as one. See below for details on our in-store events on Saturday, 10/7; and our NYC Fitness Festival scheduled for Sunday, 10/8.

10/7 EVENT DETAILS:

  • Free fitness class and “give back” shopping event at 17 stores across the US.
  • 100% of profits from our custom FP x Girls Inc. hoodie, the Move Together Tee, will benefit Girls Inc.
  • 25% of profits from all FP Movement purchases made on 10/7 will benefit Girls Inc. (in-stores and online across the US, all day!)
  • Free to customers!
  • Bring your own mat!

For any questions regarding your RSVP, visit us here.

FIND AN IN-STORE EVENT NEAR YOU:

Log onto Facebook and reserve for the event closest to you!

10/8 EVENT

NYC – Governor’s Island Fitness Festival   go here for more info on this special event!

Free People Blog

Moving Together RSVP’s Are Finally Here — Will You Be?

Moving Together RSVP’s Are Finally Here — Will You Be?

Consider Moving Together a celebration of sorts — making a date with your best bud/s to get active and give back to those around you… all in the name of a good cause!

Next weekend, 10/7 and 10/8, FP will play host to 18 fitness classes across the US that support the incredible work of our charitable partner, Girls Inc. In addition, members of those Girls Inc. chapters located near our participating stores will be on hand to do a little moving of their own!

WHO IS Girls Inc.?

Girls Inc. is a New York-based 501(c)3 non-profit with over 100 chapters across the US, serving 140,000 girls annually, that encourages all girls to be “Strong, Smart, and Bold” through direct services and advocacy. As part of the Moving Together initiative, Free People will be supporting Girls Inc.’s Mind+Body program, which promotes physical and mental wellness, body positivity and overall health of 6-18 year-olds in their network.

EVENTS

Everything is better together. Grab your friends and get moving in the name of charity… A weekend dedicated to working out and working as one. See below for details on our in-store events on Saturday, 10/7; and our NYC Fitness Festival scheduled for Sunday, 10/8.

10/7 EVENT DETAILS:

  • Free fitness class and “give back” shopping event at 17 stores across the US.
  • 100% of profits from our custom FP x Girls Inc. hoodie, the Move Together Tee, will benefit Girls Inc.
  • 25% of profits from all FP Movement purchases made on 10/7 will benefit Girls Inc. (in-stores and online across the US, all day!)
  • Free to customers!
  • Bring your own mat!

For any questions regarding your RSVP, visit us here.

FIND AN IN-STORE EVENT NEAR YOU:

Log onto Facebook and reserve for the event closest to you!

10/8 EVENT

NYC – Governor’s Island Fitness Festival   go here for more info on this special event!

Free People Blog

Moving Together RSVP’s Are Finally Here — Will You Be?

Moving Together RSVP’s Are Finally Here — Will You Be?

Consider Moving Together a celebration of sorts — making a date with your best bud/s to get active and give back to those around you… all in the name of a good cause!

Next weekend, 10/7 and 10/8, FP will play host to 18 fitness classes across the US that support the incredible work of our charitable partner, Girls Inc. In addition, members of those Girls Inc. chapters located near our participating stores will be on hand to do a little moving of their own!

WHO IS Girls Inc.?

Girls Inc. is a New York-based 501(c)3 non-profit with over 100 chapters across the US, serving 140,000 girls annually, that encourages all girls to be “Strong, Smart, and Bold” through direct services and advocacy. As part of the Moving Together initiative, Free People will be supporting Girls Inc.’s Mind+Body program, which promotes physical and mental wellness, body positivity and overall health of 6-18 year-olds in their network.

EVENTS

Everything is better together. Grab your friends and get moving in the name of charity… A weekend dedicated to working out and working as one. See below for details on our in-store events on Saturday, 10/7; and our NYC Fitness Festival scheduled for Sunday, 10/8.

10/7 EVENT DETAILS:

  • Free fitness class and “give back” shopping event at 17 stores across the US.
  • 100% of profits from our custom FP x Girls Inc. hoodie, the Move Together Tee, will benefit Girls Inc.
  • 25% of profits from all FP Movement purchases made on 10/7 will benefit Girls Inc. (in-stores and online across the US, all day!)
  • Free to customers!
  • Bring your own mat!

For any questions regarding your RSVP, visit us here.

FIND AN IN-STORE EVENT NEAR YOU:

Log onto Facebook and reserve for the event closest to you!

10/8 EVENT

NYC – Governor’s Island Fitness Festival   go here for more info on this special event!

Free People Blog

Wellness Encyclopedia: Sage Benefits and Sage-Rosemary Oil DIY

Wellness Encyclopedia: Sage Benefits and Sage-Rosemary Oil DIY

More than just a pretty-smelling oil, sage has been used for centuries for everything from memory enhancement to wound healing…

This week, I’m pulling off one of the most stressful things a person can experience: A multi-state move. Come Saturday, I’ll be packing up my truck and making the journey from Pennsylvania to Maine, and right now I’m feeling that stress all over. Head to toe. Even though this move is one I’m excited about, it’s been said that moving, even in the best of times, is akin to experiencing a death in the family when it comes to stress level – and I believe it! To keep calm and grounded as my move-out date approaches, I’ve been turning to tried and true practices that bring peace of mind while everything around me is chaos. A favorite? Sage oil and smudges. While sage smudging is often thought of as a move-in ritual, the smoke from sage can help clear the air anytime. Add sage essential oil to the equation, and you’re in for decreased levels of stress and a great-smelling apartment (even if it is filled with boxes). But sage is more than just a pretty-smelling oil, the herb has been used for centuries for everything from memory enhancement to wound healing. Learn more about this incredible herb below!

What is sage?

Salvia officinalis, also called common sage or garden sage, is a light green herb with small purple flowers in the mint family. Native to the Mediterranean, sage now grows worldwide and has been used for thousands of years for both culinary and spiritual practices. Believed to promote everything from fertility to warding off evil to promoting brain function, When burned as a smudge, sage is thought to clear energy from a space or an object, much the same way as it was used centuries ago..

What are the benefits of sage?

Considered a sister herb to rosemary, when paired together sage and rosemary are believed to enhance cognitive function and could improve memory. On its own, sage could help boost brain power whether consumed as part of a dish, or simply used in aromatherapy by potentially stimulating neural pathways in the brain and possibly reducing overall inflammation, which has been linked to brain function. The same antioxidant properties in sage that may lead to reduced inflammation have also been found to possibly help with reduced muscle pain; in fact, the oils derived from sage have long been used to ease muscle aches and pains throughout the body. Sage has been found to contain some antibacterial and antiviral effects, and when applied as a poultice or tincture has been shown to improve symptoms of a variety of skin conditions, including eczema, acne and psoriasis.

How do I use sage?

Sage bundles can be bought pre-made but are just as easy to create and customize on your own with the benefit of adding in your own herbs and flowers. Sage oil blends beautifully into essential oil blends, like the one below, and fresh sage can be added to everything from salads to soups to desserts for antioxidant and memory-boosting benefits!

Sage-Rosemary Muscle and Memory Blend

Materials

10 drops sage essential oil

10 drops rosemary essential oil

1 oz carrier oil (jojoba, sweet almond, sesame)

Small glass container

Method

Combine essential oils and carrier oil in a small glass container. Mix gently before capping. Store in a cool, dark place. To use: rub on sore muscles or on temples to ease stress and improve mental capacity.

+ Be sure to check out more Wellness Encyclopedia posts!

Follow Julie on Instagram + check out her blog.

 

Free People Blog

Wellness Encyclopedia: Sage Benefits and Sage-Rosemary Oil DIY

Wellness Encyclopedia: Sage Benefits and Sage-Rosemary Oil DIY

More than just a pretty-smelling oil, sage has been used for centuries for everything from memory enhancement to wound healing…

This week, I’m pulling off one of the most stressful things a person can experience: A multi-state move. Come Saturday, I’ll be packing up my truck and making the journey from Pennsylvania to Maine, and right now I’m feeling that stress all over. Head to toe. Even though this move is one I’m excited about, it’s been said that moving, even in the best of times, is akin to experiencing a death in the family when it comes to stress level – and I believe it! To keep calm and grounded as my move-out date approaches, I’ve been turning to tried and true practices that bring peace of mind while everything around me is chaos. A favorite? Sage oil and smudges. While sage smudging is often thought of as a move-in ritual, the smoke from sage can help clear the air anytime. Add sage essential oil to the equation, and you’re in for decreased levels of stress and a great-smelling apartment (even if it is filled with boxes). But sage is more than just a pretty-smelling oil, the herb has been used for centuries for everything from memory enhancement to wound healing. Learn more about this incredible herb below!

What is sage?

Salvia officinalis, also called common sage or garden sage, is a light green herb with small purple flowers in the mint family. Native to the Mediterranean, sage now grows worldwide and has been used for thousands of years for both culinary and spiritual practices. Believed to promote everything from fertility to warding off evil to promoting brain function, When burned as a smudge, sage is thought to clear energy from a space or an object, much the same way as it was used centuries ago..

What are the benefits of sage?

Considered a sister herb to rosemary, when paired together sage and rosemary are believed to enhance cognitive function and could improve memory. On its own, sage could help boost brain power whether consumed as part of a dish, or simply used in aromatherapy by potentially stimulating neural pathways in the brain and possibly reducing overall inflammation, which has been linked to brain function. The same antioxidant properties in sage that may lead to reduced inflammation have also been found to possibly help with reduced muscle pain; in fact, the oils derived from sage have long been used to ease muscle aches and pains throughout the body. Sage has been found to contain some antibacterial and antiviral effects, and when applied as a poultice or tincture has been shown to improve symptoms of a variety of skin conditions, including eczema, acne and psoriasis.

How do I use sage?

Sage bundles can be bought pre-made but are just as easy to create and customize on your own with the benefit of adding in your own herbs and flowers. Sage oil blends beautifully into essential oil blends, like the one below, and fresh sage can be added to everything from salads to soups to desserts for antioxidant and memory-boosting benefits!

Sage-Rosemary Muscle and Memory Blend

Materials

10 drops sage essential oil

10 drops rosemary essential oil

1 oz carrier oil (jojoba, sweet almond, sesame)

Small glass container

Method

Combine essential oils and carrier oil in a small glass container. Mix gently before capping. Store in a cool, dark place. To use: rub on sore muscles or on temples to ease stress and improve mental capacity.

+ Be sure to check out more Wellness Encyclopedia posts!

Follow Julie on Instagram + check out her blog.

 

Free People Blog

Soho Pop-Up: Sign Up for October Classes NOW!

Soho Pop-Up: Sign Up for October Classes NOW!

Keep your wellness game strong — consider coming in and being part of the Soho x FP community…

Head to the bottom of this page to RSVP. Refer to the below calendar and opt in for the class best suited to you and what you’re craving. If you’re experiencing any difficulty in signing up, it may be that both the particular class and wait list are at capacity! You must select the “sign up” button in order to secure your spot — this button will appear only next to open classes!

Please note…

  • For ticketed events, your fee can be applied to an in-store purchase ***the day of the event*** (valid only that day). 
  • $15 tickets can be applied to a minimum purchase of $75. For more information. please ask in-store! 

Tune-In Tuesdays

Relax and rejuvenate with a gong bath workshop + yoga by Jennifer Drue!

Wellness Wednesdays

How to Work with the Moon with Maha Rose!

Full Moon Ritual workshop with The Numinous!

Discover Wellness + Sexuality with OneTaste!

HeartRise Method with our friend, Jessie May Wolfe!

Savasana Saturday + Sundays

Tone your body for the week ahead with a YogaSculpt class by YogaWorks!

As part of Free People’s upcoming Moving Together event (details to come Thursday, 9/27!), we’ll be partnering with YogaWorks October 7th to host a FREE yoga event at our NYC Rock Center store, in support of charitable partner, Girls Inc. 

MAKE YOURSELF A NOTE! We’ll be hosting a larger Moving Together event on Governor’s Island October 8th with incredible instructors from Sky Ting Yoga, Aim True Yoga, Dance Theatre of Harlem, and the Nicole Winhoffer Method.

A few additional notes for your consideration:

  • All on-site beauty appointments are walk-in only – stop by on Sundays for free makeovers with lilah b. from 12–4pm!
  • Please meet at the pop-up 10 minutes prior to all classes.

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Soho Pop-Up: Sign Up for October Classes NOW!

Soho Pop-Up: Sign Up for October Classes NOW!

Keep your wellness game strong — consider coming in and being part of the Soho x FP community…

Head to the bottom of this page to RSVP. Refer to the below calendar and opt in for the class best suited to you and what you’re craving. If you’re experiencing any difficulty in signing up, it may be that both the particular class and wait list are at capacity! You must select the “sign up” button in order to secure your spot — this button will appear only next to open classes!

Please note…

  • For ticketed events, your fee can be applied to an in-store purchase ***the day of the event*** (valid only that day). 
  • $15 tickets can be applied to a minimum purchase of $75. For more information. please ask in-store! 

Tune-In Tuesdays

Relax and rejuvenate with a gong bath workshop + yoga by Jennifer Drue!

Wellness Wednesdays

How to Work with the Moon with Maha Rose!

Full Moon Ritual workshop with The Numinous!

Discover Wellness + Sexuality with OneTaste!

HeartRise Method with our friend, Jessie May Wolfe!

Savasana Saturday + Sundays

Tone your body for the week ahead with a YogaSculpt class by YogaWorks!

As part of Free People’s upcoming Moving Together event (details to come Thursday, 9/27!), we’ll be partnering with YogaWorks October 7th to host a FREE yoga event at our NYC Rock Center store, in support of charitable partner, Girls Inc. 

MAKE YOURSELF A NOTE! We’ll be hosting a larger Moving Together event on Governor’s Island October 8th with incredible instructors from Sky Ting Yoga, Aim True Yoga, Dance Theatre of Harlem, and the Nicole Winhoffer Method.

A few additional notes for your consideration:

  • All on-site beauty appointments are walk-in only – stop by on Sundays for free makeovers with lilah b. from 12–4pm!
  • Please meet at the pop-up 10 minutes prior to all classes.

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