December Trends & Trendsetters in and around Coweta County

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By Corby Carlin Winters, Public Relations and Marketing

Each month, this Trends & Trendsetters column covers some of the hot trends from health and wellness, fashion and style, business or even tapping into your creative side. There are so many new trends happening in social media, politics, business and fashion. Look for the remainder of 2019 and into 2020 to be filled with many new ones while still holding on to those timeless trends.

Messenger Bags
The perfect catch-all for men’s “stuff” is a Messenger Bag.  These have long been popular with Europeans and big city professionals. They are not purses but cool bags to use instead of overloading pockets. These bags also keep guys from scrounging around looking for “their stuff” every morning.

Winters Gloves

Winters Gloves have a cool new twist with finger pads for texting. Yes it is true and they are fabulous gloves too. You can pick up your pair at Wedgewood Boutique in Wesley Woods.

Life is Good clothing and accessories continues its strength and can be found at Southern Heritage Outfitters in downtown Newnan. Eldest SON said lanyards to hold keys are out, but his girlfriend, as well as Youngest SON said they are incredibly convenient and they don’t care whether they are in or out. Convenience and functionality are most important to them.

Vinyl records are making a huge comeback and it might be time to get on the bandwagon. I still have all my favorite albums and there is nothing like playing music you adore on a real record player. Check out Vinylyte Records in downtown Newnan for all your record needs. .

With the new year approaching (and Christmas for that matter) those thinking about starting to exercise or run should check out Dragonfly Running Company.  They carry a large selection as well as awesome apparel and even protective gear and lights for those running at night.

Want to send friends and family cool Georgia stuff? The Classic Market in Senoia is the perfect place to shop.  You can purchase almost everything and anything Georgian from puzzles, clothes, books, military gifts, baby gifts and much more.

Other things that are hip and happening
When I think of Santa’s Workshop but I can’t help but get a vivid image of wooden toys being created by hand.  My dear friend

Tinkers Toys

“Tinker” has a workshop with hand-built replicas of excavators, bulldozers and front-end loaders. Every piece works and they are spectacular pieces of art. Tinker is just one of  many talented artists in our areas. This Christmas why not purchase something handmade (or painted) from a local artist.

Recently, my friend Meredith and I ran up to Serenbe for a quick rest and renewal trip. While there we enjoyed shopping at Honeycomb Consignment Shop where we grabbed up some fabulous clothes.  We also shopped at the General Store and the Hills and Hamlet Bookshop.  We ate at The Farmhouse and The Hill. Serenbe is a hop, skip and a jump from Coweta, and provides a wonderful close getaway.

Backstreet Community Arts is a local nonprofit focusing on healing through the arts.   Founded by Kim Ramey, it was spotlighted in the national magazine Where Women Create-Inspiring Work Spaces for Women in its Winter 2019 edition.  Backstreet Community Arts Studio is a delight for the eye when you walk through the doors see so many ways to create so many things.

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Corby Winters is known to many as a Power Shopper, the Little Black Dress and a life stylist. She’s crazy about shoes, clothes, accessories, and of course leopard prints. She loves writing, speaking, ministering, life coaching and being with friends, Winters and the SONS of Thunder.

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