Our Favorite Things, Oprah-style!

We love Oprah. We think her name is perfect for an airport. But who has time to look through a hundred Favorite Things? So, as a team, we decided to make our own list. Then clients, friends, and family shared their favorites, too, and the list was way more manageable at 20 things—and too good not to share!



1. Rebecca Minkoff Always On M.A.B. Backpack

Tara Paras, Principal Broker & CEO
“I love my purse/backpack combo that saves me from having to carry both a purse and laptop bag. It's superlight, easy to carry, and stylish, too! It fits everything I need for meetings, and it doesn’t pull on my back, since it's a backpack! Super find when I was at a conference in Vegas. Love it!”


2. Shacke Pak Packing Cubes

Audrey Reynolds, Realtor
“Packing cubes have saved me so many times while traveling.
I know exactly where everything is in my luggage at all times, and they make packing/unpacking a breeze. I love them!”



3. Shun Classic 10-inch Chef’s Knife

Aaron Sauvage
“I'm all about that Shun 10-inch chef’s knife! Shun’s are a great all-around kitchen knife. A Shun is very sharp, very well-made, and has a very nice edge! It also makes me feel fancy when I’m cooking in the kitchen.”



4. Catstudio Ski Utah Pillow

Cindi Opkycke, Realtor
“I love anything by catstudio! We’ve collected a few pieces from places we’ve lived and traveled, but my favorite is my Utah pillow! The mini pillows would look so cute on a Christmas tree, the dish towels would be lovely in a frame, and drinks always taste better in the pint glasses!”



5. PMD Personal Microdermabrasion

Justine Boone, Realtor
“There’s something about being able to sand my face that makes my day better! This is one thing that a salesperson insisted I buy that I actually love. I can give myself a quick facial without leaving home. It’s essential in a dry climate!”



6. TanTowel Self-Tanning Kit

Polly Popola
“To date, the best self-tanning product I have found. Very natural, good-looking color, and towels make it easy to apply. I’ve never had a streak!”


7. Organys Lash & Brow Booster Serum

Polly Popola
“Within a week of using this nightly on my brows and lashes, I for sure 100% saw growth. It really works! At least it did for me!”



8. Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Sue Sorenson
“I don’t think I need to explain, LOL! But you may want supervision when getting these.”



9. Trader Joe’s Bruschetta Sauce

Sue Sorenson
“Delicious with everything, NO LIE! Low carb, low fat, low sodium. Add in heavy cream or ricotta for a quick pasta sauce. I have a tub in my fridge at all times.”


10. The Copper Can Moscow Mule

Rick Wroblewski
“These are awesome over ice with fresh-squeezed lime! They’re available all over the Salt Lake Valley and Park City.”



11. Norwex EnviroCloth

Whitney Stephens, Realtor
“Norwex products have been a gamechanger for me and my family. Chemical-free, fast, spotless (seriously, the cloths with just water clean better than commercial cleaning products), and letting the kids pitch in without worrying about damaging surfaces or chemical ingestion are just some of the reasons we love cleaning with Norwex at our house!”



12. Babyganics

Jessie Anderson, Realtor
“This is my favorite brand for baby stuff, especially wipes and sunscreen. The wipes don't smell like anything, which I like, and they’re really, really soft. Their spray sunscreen is the best! So easy to put on. It’s recommended by pediatricians because it’s mineral-based and doesn't smell like anything.”



13. Melissa & Doug on the Go Magicolor Coloring Pad

Jessie Anderson, Realtor
“These are awesome for little kids! It keeps them from marking up your stuff—the ink only shows on their paper! My daughter even left the caps off all night and they didn't dry up!”



14. XJD Baby Balance Bike

Jessie Anderson, Realtor
“Cutest little first bike for baby! My baby would sit on this and push even before she could walk. It's lightweight and so easy to put together.”



15. CamelBak Chute Vacuum Insulated Stainless Water Bottle, 40 oz.

Kierstin Pierce, Marketing
“I don’t know about you, but I need to have water with me at all times and not just any water ... COLD water. This water bottle has been the best investment ever! It’s insulated, so it prevents ice from melting too fast, for super-refreshing, ice-cold water (or drink of choice) all day long. Living in a dry climate, you can never have too much hydration!”


16. TheraPAQ Large Reusable Gel Ice Wrap

Dawn Cardinale, Marketing
“After a knee injury, my PT used something like this at his office. I got this one, though I’m guessing there are better ones out there. I think it’s great, because you don’t have to lie still on a couch with ice packs, or use a bandage to wrap packs around your leg. This is easy: you can walk around with it on, and you don’t have to deal with wet, leaky ice packs. I ice every bump and bruise. It feels awesome.”



17. Saucony Kinvara Running Shoe

Walker Willey, Realtor
“I've had 5 or 6 pair of these. Superlight, low drop, natural feel, wide toe-box, fast, and super, comfortable underfoot. They’re good for both fast training runs and long runs. I am a fan."



18. Lululemon Namastay Mat

Jessie Anderson, Realtor
“My favorite yoga mat! Very thick and sticky so your hands and feet stay in place. Even in the sweatiest of classes, you don't need a towel. Seems to last forever and hasn't worn out after 100s of classes.”


19. TaoTronics LED Desk Lamp

Dawn Cardinale, Marketing
“Shopping for a piano light, I only found very expensive classic-style lamps you see in libraries, all glass shades and brass bases. Finally found this gem for $40. It’s not very stable for a piano, since pianos vibrate, but I love it for its flexibility, tone and brightness levels, and other features. Plus it’s low-profile to fit anywhere.”



20. Amazon Echo and Echo Dot



Bam Faboyede
“My Amazon Echo and Dot would be my favorites. Connects all the music in any room. I can control the sound and get my schedule in the morning, hear the news and weather while I’m in the shower, etc. I use them every day.”