WOW Holiday Guide Issue 5

Posted by Gina Holmberg on 2nd Dec 2020

WOW Holiday Guide Issue 5

I've had several conversations with people who are approaching the holidays differently this year, and a common desire was to only shop locally for holiday gifts. As a small business owner, this makes me warm and fuzzy. As a consumer, this motivated and inspired me to practice what I preach by extending Women owned Wednesdays to promote local small businesses owned by women! Every Wednesday will have multiple, women-owned businesses that you can learn about and support, and in the holiday spirit of giving we’ll have some epic giveaways for you!

Joni Johnson
Clairvaux :

Parisian Chic meets California cool: we offer a unique mix of ready to wear, gifts and accessories. We strive to offer our clients an exciting assortment of designers around the world. We believe style is a beautiful blend of classic wardrobe staples along with one-of-a-kind specialty pieces. We strive to be a resource to all of our clients to express their individual style and help women dress well; live well.

Favorite Holiday Wellness Routine
This year more than ever it's focusing on my entire well being. I've recently been turned on to Thai Massage which incorporates more stretching and I've seen a huge improvement in my overall health. Just taking that time to relax, meditate and stretch is life changing.

Stephanie Simkins

Organic skin and body care formulated with high quality, non-toxic, plant based ingredients, locally in Kansas City.

Favorite Holiday Wellness Routine
Lots of vitamin D! Lots of love from family and friends! and lots of Lemon Balm tea every night!

Sierra Otto
Sierra Winter Jewelry :

Intricately designed by Sierra Otto, Sierra Winter Jewelry is a handcrafted collection of high-quality and inspired pieces. Just like you, each piece has its own story to tell, and we want to share those stories. When you wear Sierra Winter Jewelry, we hope that you feel as good as you look... which is good as hell.

Favorite Holiday Wellness Routine
We love taking family walks. Either here in KC or when we travel to the Flinthills for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Fresh air is the best medicine.

Peregrine Honig
Birdies :

Your undergarments are the first thing you put on in the morning and the last thing you take off at night. Let us take care of you. We are honest and sensitive to the narrative you are intent on telling with your body. Sweat, cellulite, stretch marks, tan lines, first tattoos, cesarean scars, breasts lost to cancer, messy hair, bruises, veins, augmentation, chipped nails, bad breath- bring it. Give us your body. Let us decorate you and help you frame what you love in the mirror. Desire is the energy of evolution. Lace is the material of brides, prostitutes, christenings, and funerals. Arrive vulnerable and leave empowered.

Favorite Holiday Holiday Meal
My business partner and I are both of middle eastern descent so we love any celebratory meal that is spicy and savory. Alexis’s father makes the most amazing breakfast eggs and my sisters and I continued to refine our father’s chicken soup recipe.

Pendleton Jewelry
Michelle Pendleton :

A fine jewelry store that celebrates women and helps reward their successes with heirloom quality pieces made to be worn and loved every day. Offering a curated selection of women-owned designer jewelry lines, our goal is to find the perfect piece that tells your stories of strength, resilience, triumph and joy.

Favorite Holiday Holiday Movie
A Christmas Story! It was filmed in Cleveland, Ohio (where I’m from), and it always reminds me of the simple joys of this time of year.

Jill McKeever
For Strange Women :

Creates perfume exclusively from plant aromatics sourcing beautiful plant extracts from around the world which value sustainable practices.

Favorite Holiday Movie

Sarah Jabbour
Scoobie :

A women’s clothing boutique offering unique finds at affordable prices. We travel the country (pre covid!) to hand select our inventory in order to find the best quality pieces at the best prices. Most of our items are under $100 in order to keep the inventory in our store affordable to a large group of fashion-loving women! We live near the shop and love the sense of community that The Shops of Prairie Village has, along with our amazing shop neighbors!

Favorite Holiday Wellness Routine
An outside run when I can fit it in, along with a glass of wine while working after the kids go to bed to try and stay on top of it all!

Alessandra Dzuba
Oracle Natural Science :

A shop in the Crossroads, specializing in framed insects, preserved specimens, crystals, and objects aiding in spiritual connection to nature and ourselves. However, Oracle is meant to be so much more, as a community space for education, learning, and inclusivity, as we aim to help our community and create a safe space for anyone's journey.

Favorite Holiday Wellness Routine
I try to stay well over the Holidays by making sure I take time to myself; checking off of social media, brewing a strong cup of herbal tea, and a long bath. Gives me the time to check in with myself and make sure I am not pulling myself too thin.

Laura Rourke
Bride :

Thoughtfully curated a collection of modern and independent female designers with a key focus on celebrating personal style and a refreshing experience to match.

Favorite Holiday Tradition
The newest and absolute best is seeing Christmas through my lil one's eyes, Harlow just turned six and it's the sweetest thing. A close second is my mama's homemade quiche and mimosas on Christmas morning.

Jessica Moler
Hand and Land :

We curate non-toxic, sustainably crafted products for the home, body and holistic health. In The Spa we offer Infrared Sauna Sessions, Therapeutic Massage, Biodynamic Skincare, Acupuncture, Energy Work, Medical Astrology and more.

Favorite Holiday Wellness Routine
I take a lot of hot baths with therapeutic oils, salts and detoxing clay. I get bi-weekly acupuncture, sauna regularly, use a tincture called “Simmer Down” for stress and anxiety, and take 3000mg of Vit C daily. I like LivOn Labs liposomal sachets.

Stephanie Agne
Golden and Pine :

An ethical home boutique in the heart of Prairie Village, KS (and neighbors to our favorite ladies at Welwythn!). We have a personal connection with each of our makers and share the story behind every design to help you curate a livable, unique home full of authentic, handcrafted pieces.

Favorite Holiday Meal
I'm all about the appetizers - I love a good cocktail party with bites of everything.

Coki and Karen
Coki Bijoux :

A French inspired jewelry boutique specializing in handmade, custom and ready to wear pieces since 2015.

Favorite Holiday Movie
Elf and It's a Wonderful Life

Staci Cross
Enjoy :

Enjoy’s mission is to raise the consciousness of the planet through the positive energy of healthy people. Enjoy provides convenient, high-vibration delicious food and drink to nourish the mind, body, and spirit of every customer, actively contributing to a brighter world. We serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner and also offer smoothies, organic cold-pressed juices, health-promoting lattes, and clean cocktails. We have a robust online ordering service and offer delivery, curbside service, as well as, safe indoor dining.

Favorite Holiday Wellness Routine
I am trying to get some form of exercise six times a week. There are so many goodies that come out during the holidays, and while it's a special treat to eat some of them, I really try sticking to the healthy foods that my body is used to. I also try to recognize when the stress of the big to-do list starts heating up and mindfully work at physically and mentally slowing down when I can. I like to get my face in the sun for a few minutes each day to absorb some natural Vitamin D which is a must for our immune system.