Enrich Your Decade: Ideas for 2020 and Beyond

It’s not just the new year, it’s a new decade! Time to take stock and think about how we want to spend the time ahead of us. If you’re looking at 2020 as the year to enrich and expand your life, you’ve come to the right place! From us to you: here are some ways to make it happen!


  • Slow down: take a moment for yourself.

Get your coffee to stay next time you go to Rojo’s, or set aside half an hour to relax and read on a bench in the wonderfully shady Tiger Park once the sunny spring weather returns.

  • Strengthen your mind & body: now’s the time to invest in your health… why wait?

Tone and strengthen at Pure Barre, or find your zen with a yoga class at lululemon.

  • Celebrate: whether its a milestone anniversary, or just any old Tuesday, life should be lived and celebrated!

Why not book a table at Mediterra, and enjoy tapas and wine with that special someone? Or, pop the bubbly from Princeton Corkscrew Wine Shop (if you’re looking for a celebration bottle, they’ve got one, and if you’re looking for a bottle to pop with your takeout, they’ve got that too!)

  • Be curious: it’s always the right time to learn something new!

Try your hand at a new skill like cheesemaking, with classes at Olsson’s Fine Foods. Or, visit jaZams Toys to grab a stack of puzzles or card games that will engage the whole family, together.

  • Be creative!

Pay a visit to the Princeton University Art Museum (don’t miss their new satellite space on the corner of Palmer Square and Nassau!) to jump start your imagination, or try your hand at painting with friends at a paint party at Cranbury Station Gallery.

  • Try a new look: if your cut or style have seen you through more than one decade without a change, why not go for an update?

Men and women can get the luxe treatment from an expert stylist at Salon Pure. Refresh your wardrobe with timeless staples for him or her from J. Crew.

  • Nourish yourself, inside and out: whether you’re sticking with a resolution or not, making taking care of yourself inside and out is a critical investment!

Give yourself healthy fuel – like a fresh, antioxidant-loaded bowl from Playa Bowls. To keep your skin looking like it hasn’t aged a day, step up your skincare or bring a daily SPF into your routine with a consultation from the team at Bluemercury.

  • Spend time with important people: give your precious time to your most precious people.

Call your friends and make plans, even if that’s just a stroll around town followed by a hearty lunch at Winberie’s (where there’s something for everyone on their menu!) Or, sweeten a rough day with some quality time and a few scoops of ice cream together in a booth at Halo Pub.

  • Curate your space: make your home your happy place!

The design team at Homestead Princeton specialize in just that–creating spaces that homeowners will enjoy for years to come. While you’re at it, bring some green into the room with fresh flowers or plants! Princeton Floral’s selection is upscale and stylish.

  • Fill the calendar: get off the couch and out on the town this year!

Experience live music, or enjoy movie night al fresco with the family! Palmer Square’s calendar is always packed with activities for all, from date night ideas to family friendly fun.

2020, let’s make it count. Every darn bit of it.

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