Dumbbells & High Heels is a wellness-focused, luxury lifestyle magazine for women in their 30s and 40s who want to have it all when it comes to health, success, beauty, style, travel, relationships, spirituality and personal development.
By prioritizing self-love and self-care practices over anything else, we believe we’re empowering our readers to become the best versions of themselves.
We admit, we’re super obsessed with tracking the latest fashion trends and trying out anything new like a new organic juice bar or a ballet-inspired barre class. And we equally love when we discover a life-changing beauty treatment, a recipe for a delicious, gluten-free dessert or an inspiring podcast. With that said, our idea to launch this unique magazine concept came to us when we noticed a recent trend: wellness is quickly becoming the new form of luxury.
Instead of investing in another designer handbag, an expensive face cream or an invasive beauty treatment, women are choosing to indulge in experiences that add meaning to their lives. For example, as we launch into this new era, you’ll likely hear your gal pals dish about their recent experience at Soul Cycle; the best healthy eats in their neighbourhood; a cool meditation app that they downloaded to their Smart Phone or the latest juice cleanse and face mask that they’ve stumbled upon.
To give you a better idea of what we mean, we believe our ideal reader prefers to spend her weekend in Downward Dog, while catching up with a girlfriend over a Latte and sporting Lululemon or Lorna Jane in place of Louis Vuitton. More than ever, we believe women crave “me time”, meaningful relationships and the opportunity to connect with their mind, body and soul.
After recognizing that there was an opportunity to jump on the bandwagon and inspire women to live their best life, we decided to create an online space that provides interesting, informative and well-researched articles on anything from the latest fitness gadgets to the best new facial cleaning device to the coolest yoga retreats on the planet.
To ensure our content is relevant, newsworthy, timely and factual, we conduct interviews with leading industry experts; cite the latest studies from scientific journals; and share anecdotal stories from real-life women. As professional journalists, we believe it’s our job to eliminate the fluff and get straight to the facts.
With so much information and misinformation out there, we know it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Therefore, we do our best to give you content that’s relevant and meaningful to you and your life. Our goal is make you feel empowered, inspired, entertained and totally Zen.
In addition to providing interesting and inspiring articles, we also strive to create a sense of community and sisterhood among our readers. We believe it’s important to foster conversations on real life issues as a way to support and empower one another to reach for the stars. When we share our stories and allow ourselves to be open and vulnerable we are better able to see that we are much more alike than not.
Although we know that beauty stems from the inside, we also believe in taking good care of ourselves. As a wellness-inspired magazine, we strongly feel that when we eat well, exercise regularly — and on occasion — trade in our sweats for stilettos, we have the energy, confidence, strength and stamina to accomplish so much more.
We sincerely hope that you enjoy our online publication. If you ever have any questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to contact us. We’d love to hear from you!
Wishing you an abundance of health & happiness
The D&H Editorial Team