To start the new year, pick up a new hobby, read a new book or thrift a new outfit.


For new clothes at local stores such as Maude Vintage Clothing or Daisychain Consignment (previously New Beginnings Consignment Store). New years often encourage people to try new looks, and you can do so without contributing to the textile wastes by shopping second-hand.

Maude Vintage, 818 E. Broadway, Columbia, MO 65201, Mon. noon–5 p.m., Tues.–Fri. 12–7 p.m., Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sun. 1–5 p.m., 573-449-3320; Daisychain, 7 S. Tenth St., Columbia, MO 65201, Tues.–Sat. noon–5 p.m., 573-449-5722.


Some of Columbia’s newest restaurants. For breakfast, swing by Ellianna’s Donut Shop for doughnuts, croissants and more. For lunch or dinner, visit Delia’s, a new Mexican grill at 201 N. Tenth St. If you want to stay in, check out Coley’s new virtual restaurant, Brassy Bird, which offers delivery only through GrubHub.

Ellianna’s, 1105 Grindstone Parkway, Columbia, MO 65201, Mon.–Fri., 5 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sat.–Sun., 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., 573-777-0442; Delia’s, Fri.–Wed., 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thurs., 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., 573-499-1010; Brassy Bird, thebrassybird.com.


Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times by Katherine May. This title is from the booklist of Alex George, the owner of Skylark Bookstore, and it explores the transformative power of rest and retreat. Starting your year off with a book about rest might seem counterintuitive, but to rest is to prepare for a longer journey.

Skylark Bookshop, 22 S. Ninth St., Columbia, MO 65201, Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 573-777-6990.


Down your New Year’s resolutions in a journal. 2020 has been a challenging year for many, but jotting down aspirations while reflecting on past experiences can be a great way to prepare yourself for a new chapter in your life. Poppy has a selection of notebooks and journals you can choose from.

Poppy Made by Hand, 920 E. Broadway, Columbia, MO 65201 Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sun. noon–5 p.m., 573-442-3223.


With virtual yoga classes from AlleyCat Yoga or in-person at Moon Yoga and Yoga Sol, where classes are limited to eight students at a time. The cold temperatures can lead to an aching body, so you can wake up those muscles through some deep stretches. You can look up simple yoga routines on YouTube to follow along, too.

AlleyCat Yoga, alleycatyoga.com for times; Moon Yoga, 23 S. Fourth St., Columbia, MO 65201, class times vary, 573-449-8137; Yoga Sol, 210 St. James St., Columbia, MO 65201 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., 573-999-0627.

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Culture Editor, Fall 2020 Claudia is a journalism student with an emphasis in magazine writing. Feel free to contact her at claudiakhaw@mail.missouri.edu.

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