Mini Guide to: Beauty Sleep

September 10, 2008

I’ll come right out and say it: A WIT needs her beauty sleep. While some of you may believe this entails little nighties, satin sheets or a plush eye covering, in the end that’s not what will really get you falling asleep and – more importantly – staying asleep.

If you’re a WIT that has trouble getting to sleep like I do, here are some pointers, courtesy of The Today Show and their guests, for getting a good night’s sleep (modified slightly).

Relax, relax, relax. By exercising during the day — but not too close to bedtime — you’ll likely have an easier time relaxing at night. Relaxation tapes and techniques also may help.

Who’s that sleeping in your bed? If you’re spending every night with the bf or have any pets that sleep in bed with you, this could be contributing to your sleep problems in a big way. Decide whether it’s time to reassess the situation.

Monitor your habits. Consumer Reports says these habits could affect your ability to sleep at night: long or late-day naps; watching TV in bed; drinking alcohol or caffeinated beverages close to bedtime; eating large meals at night; and varying your bedtime and wake-up times throughout the week.

photo courtesy of Real Simple


Eating and shopping. Shopping and eating. No matter the order- they are two of a WITs favorite things to do. Which is why the guides are so brilliant! My dear friend in Chicago, Lauren, just told me about them and I know I’ve picked them up off cute, ornate tables in darling boutiques and willed myself not to buy it for it undoubtly would make me spend more money. But that doesn’t mean you can’t pick up a copy for your own city and start exploring! (Let’s be honest, after this post I’ll most likely go out and buy one!)

Tailored to cities all over (from Vancouver and London to Chicago and San Francisco), the guides can lead you to everything hip, fun, chic, new, hidden, delicious or beautiful. If we get real, it’s no mystery that tourist books really can’t always provide the best direction within your various destinations. Yes, they’re good for those “must sees,” but your idea of a must see (read: the boutique that makes you want to buy everything from vintage jewelery to lingerie to that gorgeous bag because everything in it is just so darn fabulous) may not be the same idea of a must see from Mr. Travel Guide (read: the place Christopher Columbus landed).

Thus, the beauty of these little books. Plus, as Lauren informed me, the witty dialogue from the lovely ladies behind these books emobodies how we WITs think about clothing, fashion and fun. Sounds perfect, right?

So go forth…EAT! SHOP! and be WITTY!

Heaven on Earth…Beaver Creek

My sister was kind enough to send me this link about getting married in Beaver Creek…which is exactly what I plan on doing and she knows it! It’s quite possibly the prettiest place on earth and my absolute favorite.

What? WITs are required to plan these sorts of things! 🙂

photo courtesy of Beaver Creek resort