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Monday, August 3, 2009

Relaxing in Atlanta

Last week I had the pleasure of hosting a yoga party here in the ATL. The theme of the party was Relax, Recharge, Reclaim Your Personal Time and it was sponsored by SC Johnson the makers of Off! Clip on Mosquito Spray. I truly looked forward to relaxing after the hectic pace of BlogHer '09 and since I have been out of yoga practice for awhile this party was just what the doctor ordered. The party was held at the new Palomar luxury boutique hotel which is beautiful.










The weather was not on our side(summer thunderstorms rained down intermittently all day) so we were unable to work out al fresco on the roof top terrace but we enjoyed our comfy (dry) indoor accommodations. Our class was led by instructors from the Urban Body Studios and they were fantastic. The practice was about a half-hour, slightly challenging because we all were experienced in yoga and completely relaxing. The class was excellent and I know I am going to take advantage of the deeply discounted classes offered to all attending the party.


After the practice we ate appetizers and drinks that were to die for!







Literally. My favorite had to be the melted brie with apples, delicious! The tuna tartar was also a favorite as was the bruschetta with basil, mozzarella and tomatoes. Yummy. I have to admit that I don't remember the names of the non-alcoholic drinks we had but they were just as amazing as the food.




After great conversation we departed with a great gift bag including a travel yoga mat, a sample of Off! (which by the way works great. I use it when I am outside reading on my patio and it keeps the mosquitoes at bay.) and the bag is a reusable flip and tumble that tucks away into a little ball that you can carry in your purse. I love the flip and tumble, I have one in every bag I carry so I am never without a reusable bag when shopping!

GIVEAWAY!

Although most of you were unable to attend the party I want to share the love and am giving away a gift bag.



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Good Luck! And thank you again to SC Johnson for a fabulous event!


The contest is open until 11:59PM EST on Monday, August 10, 2009. The contest is open to U.S. addresses only. Winner will be chosen randomly and contacted by email.



122 comments:

Modern Mami said...

Tweeted! http://twitter.com/modernmami/status/3122735540

Modern Mami said...

Believe it or not, what I normally do to have some personal time, is sit down with the laptop. Just being online for an hour and either writing a post or chatting on twitter, helps to clear my mind a bit and have some "quiet time".

Modern Mami said...

I'm subscribed via RSS. :)

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K. Rock said...

I am extremely busy so after all the kids are to bed, I get my son's Nintendo DS and have at it for an hour or 2 before bed. Very nice!!

K. Rock said...

I subscribe in a different email.

Erin said...

I like to relax and recharge with a book, a bath, and a glass of wine!

Erin said...

You're in my blog roll

mannequin said...

Relax, Recharge and Reclaim will have to wait until summer is over!
I like to spend a relaxing afternoon in my craft room or reading a book and feeling decadent.

Lisa C Writes said...

I missed this event and it looks like you gals had a wonderful time!! I will catch up with you next time!

I love to go in to my bedroom, light a candle, play soft meditating music and meditate! This helps me to clear my mind and recharge.

I'm already subscribed to your blog!

Christine Anderson said...

What a great post. I haven't been able to get back into the yoga (it's on the list though)

Morning preparation - I go into my backyard and pull veggies from the garden then I sit under the canopy and write out whatever is in my head.

Night rest - I go into my studio and turn on the little fountain on my table and work making paper or cards or read a book.

Mind you this is at 5am some mornings and 11pm some nights. It takes that long just to finish cleaning and washing dishes, etc.

Blessings

Carrie said...

I hide and lose myself on the internet and surfing the web. Sometimes I even go soak in a hot bath and think about nothing!!!!

Carrie said...

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Carrie said...

Check it out I tweeted!
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Kathleen W. said...

Wow, I wish I lived in Atlanta. That sounded like such a great little retreat, especially after BlogHer (still recovering here).

To unwind, I lay on the floor or on the bed in corpse pose (kind of morbid, I know), and let the stress fall away from me.

Kathleen W. said...

I'm a subscriber
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sglucky25 said...

I lay down in a queit room and relax with a good book!

blabla3269 said...

I surf the web read some blogs and shop a little
I am a big list maker and that always relaxes me

Jennifer said...

The internet is most of my relaxing time. I also like to take a long hot bath and read a good book!

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Jennifer said...

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Keitha said...

I just lay on the couch and watch some TV usually, or layout in the pool

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Keitha said...

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Anonymous said...

It's really hard for me to relax, as I suppose it is for many people. Sometimes, reading does it. Sometimes I try to meditate. Sometimes a bubble bath. I've been working at yoga since November. I'm getting a little more practiced, but I still have a long way to go.

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Threeboys1mommy said...

I was a yogi too, can't wait to heal up and downward dog again ;-)

Threeboys1mommy said...

tweeted it!

The POSHpreneur said...

very cool!!

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

bath is relaxing

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

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TRochelle said...

What is that? In the past week I have truly forgotten what those words mean. I have been so stressed that your post is the most relaxing moment I have had in a long time. Normally, I bake to relax, recharge, and reclaim. I forced myself to bake a HUGE pan of brownies that I did not need to eat earlier. I was so stressed with work and getting things done around the house that I just had to create my own loophole for life.

Ms. Bar B: said...

That is fabulous. I'm glad you got the opportunity to come down (in a very good way) from all the excitement.

Patrice said...

My way of relaxing is by watching movie at the theater after a long week of working online. Great post by the way.

Elisa said...

Wow! You hosted a yoga party? That's fantastic! And from the looks of it, it was really lovely. Brilliant idea, Renee!

marthajane said...

Snuggle with my cat on the couch and read a good book.

Amber said...

I meditate to recharge and reclaim my pesonal time!
Thank you for the giveaway!
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Amber said...

I subscribe to your blog too!
Thank you for the giveaway!
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turboterp said...

To Relax, Recharge and Reclaim, I squeeze in some quick cardio whenever I can! Those little ten minute bursts really add up to give me much-needed energy throughout the day.
Thanks!

Anonymous said...

relax, recharge, reclaim
sadly, i relax by taking a bath.
(privacy at last!)
i recharge by eating.(usually with one hand, i multi-task.)
i reclaim by going to sleep.(finally, peace and quiet)

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nick said...

swin in summertime, workout in winter time, use my laptop to enter sweepstakes

Jewelry Rockstar said...

I tweeted it. Ohh that food looked yummy. I must be hungry.

denyse said...

I relax behind the computer.

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SunnyView said...

To relax, recharge and reclaim my personal time, I watch my daily shows on Tivo. Thanks for the giveaway!

SunnyView said...

I subscribed via email (sunnyview99 at gmail dot com)!

SunnyView said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/sunnyview99/status/3158584543

SunnyView said...

I stumbled (sunnyview99)!

SunnyView said...

I added your site to my blog roll: http://wut-givz.blogspot.com/

SunnyView said...

I blogged: http://wut-givz.blogspot.com/2009/08/cutie-booty-cakes-relax-recharge.html

jsc123 said...

My favorite way to relax is with a long,hot bubble bath.
I light some candles and put on some soft music and just let my stress drift away.
Thank you so much for the chance to win.

jsc123 said...

I am subscribed via email.

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jbeckett said...

I like a long nap on weekend afternoons.

Naomi said...

I like to bake, actually... not necessarily the best thing for my hips but it is very relaxing!

msrodeobrat said...

i lay out by the pool.. very relaxing

Carolyn G said...

I grab a book, a cup of tea and go sit out on my sun porch and read.

Carolyn G said...

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Carolyn G said...

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Girly Remix said...

I dance to recharge and I listen to beautiful orchestral music to relax. I've been really wanting to get into yoga!

LindaD said...

Although I practice yoga on my own everyday, I find going to classes 3times a week to enjoy the community of people renews my soul. My favorite yoga pose: the feeling of surrender in reclined bound angle pose.

Pat said...

To relax, I like to read.
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Kimberly said...

I do cardio in the morning to energize me for the day and then relax with a long shower.

Kimberly said...

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Jayfr said...

To relax and recharge, I sit in a dark room with eyes closed and the MP3 headset on to some calm Chill music. In a bath is even better.

justine said...

To relax and recharge, I stay up late for some alone online time :D

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justine said...

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justine said...

I tweeted

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Anonymous said...

I sit down with a book and my ipod to relax. It gives me a little "me time"

Nycole
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smdrm said...

I read, or enter sweepstakes, or chill out in front of the computer doing fun stuff.

Meet the Browns said...

I unwind by taking a dip in the pool :)

Katie
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pestkaj said...

I read or listen to music to relax

pestkaj(at)yahoo(dot)com

pestkaj said...

tweeted! http://twitter.com/pestkaj/status/3202362838

LindsayC said...

I spend time swimming in my pool. Not only is it exercise but its nice to be in the quiet and just have a little bit of alone time.

LindsayC said...

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chromiumman said...

i relax by meditating

erma said...

I get on the computer, read or watch tv.
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etrnlone said...

depending on my level of stress, i relax in different ways: goto the gym
slip into a bubble bath with Kitaro in the headphones and candles
a nice glass of wine curled up with a book
a wonderfulful old 40's movie curled up on my bed
they all work

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i subscribed

Candie said...

I lay down on the couch and sleep the evening. Thank you

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mogrill said...

I take a warm bath and relax. Thanks for the chance.
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AmentsChick said...

I like to go to the gym to relieve stress and get away. When I can afford it, though, I like to go a massage (I mean, let's be honest, who doesn't?)

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AmentsChick said...

I'm a subscriber

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Tonya said...

I jump in a bubble bath whenever I need to relax and recahrge, which is quite often lately. Maybe I should take up yoga?

Tonya said...

I subscribed!

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amyd29 said...

I relax by swimming when I can

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sharonjo said...

I like to relax in a bubble bath while drinking hot chocolate! Thanks! senekers@comcast.net

McD said...

I go out and walk my dog in the evenings. It gets me exercise and I'm out of the house, usually with my ipod on with some great music, and its time just for me without having to answer 50,000 questions or make food or anything else!!!

McD said...

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Kate said...

I usually either read or do stretches, or play with the pets for awhile. Thanks for the contest!

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Egare1 said...

My relaxing and recharging time is spent stretched out on the bed getting comfy! If I'm really lucky then hubby will rub my back or my feet too!

Anonymous said...

To relax & recharge, I either do some yoga or take a long, hot bath. Thanks! theprophecygirl at hotmail dot com

JanMc said...

I love bubble baths. A glass of wine and a cheesy magazine is great.

JanMc said...

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janetfaye said...

I meditate to Relax, Recharge and Reclaim your personal time.

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janetfaye said...

Email subscribed.

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Hotsnotty2 said...

I love taking a long, warm bath! Its so relaxing, thanks for the chance!

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Anonymous said...

I either draw a hot bath, write, or practice Pilates to relax and reclaim! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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Molly C. said...

I relax by taking hot showers, and playing on the computer.

Dree said...

I relax with a bubble bath and a good book.

Mishia said...

I take a long hot bath then watch my favorite tv shows!

kngmckellar said...

I have a couples cups of decaf and look at the newspaper!

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Nanette said...

I relax in my recliner with my laptop.

Amanda S. said...

I read at night after everyone is asleep to relax.

Happi Shopr said...

I relax by listening to music. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

Andria said...

I like to take a warm bath, or read on the porch. Thank you.

Andria said...

I'm an email subscriber

kathy pease said...

i sit out in my garden or take a long hot bubble bath :)

kathy pease said...

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Nickolay said...

I head out to the cabin and stare out at the lake for hours on end. Very relaxing

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dvice said...

I relax with a snack and some quiet tv time

ariel36 said...

I relax by going for a quiet stroll with my dog.

Sarah Z said...

I like to read stretched out on the couch!
Thanks
Sarah
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Swtlilchick said...

I do alot of stretching exercises
meditate and beginner yoga.I also
like to take quiet walks,it helps me to think.Taking bubble baths with
candles and music is also good
for my soul.Music is a big part of
my life and I have a friend teaching
me to play guitar

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purango said...

I soak in a luxurious bubble bath. garrettsambo@aol.com

Jennifer said...

I like to relax by reading or when it is nice out by swimming. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Jinxy and Me said...

I relax by walking my dog.

Jinxy and Me said...

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Helen said...

Walking helps calm me.

Gianna said...

A long, hot shower :)

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