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I recently spent a fabulous week at Canyon Ranch in Tucson. As my friend and I were (so sadly) checking out, we realized we hadn’t checked out the boutique. We stopped in for a quick “just-looking” until we spied a rack of stellar looking workout clothes, which we both oohed and awed over. Upon closer inspection, I saw that it was a line I was not familiar with, Anatomie. Each uber-fashionable piece I picked up was even cooler than the last one-all featuring exceptional styling and artsy, runway-fashion detailing. Unfortunately, I was racing to the airport so I didn’t have time to try on anything. I made a mental note to go online and check them out, which I completely forgot to do.

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A few weeks later, on a plane to Miami, I was sitting next to a very chic woman, wearing a sophisticated, figure-flattering, stretchy black and grey jacket and pants. I’m always on the lookout for fashionable yet comfy travel clothes, so I immediately butted in and asked her who made it. She told me that it was by Anatomie. She went on to say that it was her fave travel outfit and that she had hand washed the pants the night before and they were dry by morning! She raved so much about the company that I thought she might be on their payroll, but it turns out that she’s just another one of their many satisfied customers.

The timing could not have been better since I was going to spend a few days at the Miami Canyon Ranch and their store also carries Anatomie.

Cut to the chase: I am now the proud owner of the same jacket and pants. On top of putting a new strut in my step, I’m sure that this outfit will also greatly increase my chances of getting upgraded to first class. Unfortunately (for my dwindling bank account) I’m totally addicted to shopping on their idiot proof website, where you’ll find their latest collections featuring endless, must-own pieces like a stunning black leather & Italian knit jacket, a sexy, mesh, perfect-for-a-hot-night-on-the-town top, and high- end work-out wear that is so flattering you might be tempted to skip your work-out.

Curious as to where they picked up their styling chops, I clicked on the “About Us” sections and aha, now it all makes sense. Created by Kate Boyer, a former gymnast and fitness trainer and her fashion designer husband, Shawn, the two understand that today’s globe-trotting, active woman wants functional fashion that can take her straight from the treadmill to the jetway. Each season the couple flies to Europe to draw inspiration from the top European fashion houses and search for the finest high-performance French and Italian fabrics. Anatomie then transforms those fabrics into a sophisticated sexy silhouette that is minimalist, durable and ultra-modern.

*Don’t miss the website’s helpful “Traveling Packing Guides” organized by trip themes ranging from Island Goddess to Safari Travel.

Final thought: Throw your boyfriend a few blatant X-mas gift hints so at least when you add the proverbial “I will go to the gym more” to your NY rezzies, you’ll be doing your downward dogs in high style!



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