Transformation on TREND


Transform yourself (back) into the grungy glam of the 90s with dark, heavy, smudged eye makeup. Stylists suggest blending black with brown on both lash lines. To achieve the “Wednesday Addams look,” combine the three MAC Eyeshadow colors of Carbon, Script & Glitch in the Matrix from About Face Beauty or Ulta.


Cardio drumming is a fun workout. Using weighted drumsticks and a mounted yoga ball, participants rock out in a group class, led by an instructor and a catchy beat. 125 Live recently certified POUND cardio drumming fitness instructors; Anytime Fitness in Byron also leads classes. The rhythm is gonna get you.


Celebrate Your Body (and Its Changes, Too!): The Ultimate Puberty Book for Girls by Sonya Renee Taylor is a body-positive guide to help girls ages 8-12 navigate changes from social to self-care to early puberty. (Yes, even how to use those tricky menstrual cups.) Available through Garden Party Books or Fair Trade Books in Red Wing.


Removing external stimuli on your nervous system results in your body shifting from fight-or-flight to rest-and-recovery. By floating in a shallow Epsom salt solution inside a sensory deprivation tank, Flotation Therapy can ease your worries. Book your session with Nalu Float.


Broaden musical horizons and experience the thrill of live music. Research suggests that classical music can lower blood pressure, improve sleep quality and even enhance memory. Transform and transcend by attending a Rochester Symphony or Choral Arts Ensemble concert.


Designers are predicting luxe laundry rooms in 2023. Down with utilitarian. Think a chandelier, marble tile and colorful wallpaper. Whether one accent wall or paired with wainscoting for an all-over effect, wallpaper transforms. Botanical choices such as “Hill Garden” are available through Struve’s Paint & Decorating or Hirshfield’s Rochester. ::

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Gina is a writer and author living in Rochester with her husband, two entertaining children and whoodle pup.

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