Between crazy work hours and extracurriculars, taking a day for yourself isn’t always a top priority. But when you do have that time for yourself, whether it’s a day or 30 minutes, here are five places to indulge in some self-care.
Foxy Fruit Açai Bowls and Smoothies
Self-care doesn’t always have to mean a manicure or pedicure. Foxy Fruit at The Churchill combines food with art for a fresh start to your relaxing day. With a menu packed with superfoods and nutrients, their açai bowls are a great way to treat yourself without the guilt.
Our recommendation: Berry Bliss Bowl ($9.25)
901 N. 1st St., 602-281-6096, foxyfruitbowls.com
Mynd Spa & Salon
You can’t go wrong with a day at the spa. Mynd Spa & Salon sets the standard for relaxation in the Valley. The spa offers everything you need to treat yourself, from full-body massages to a quick facial for a rapid restart.
Our recommendation: The Essential Facial ($150)
2502 E. Camelback Rd., 602-553-8800, myndspa.com
Who says treating yourself is limited to healthy eating? An Instagram-worthy ice cream sundae is the perfect pick-me-up. Whether you’re a fan of the classic soda shop aesthetic (photo shoot, anyone?) or the ice cream, a stop at the Sugar Bowl will certainly bring a smile to your face.
Our recommendation: Gosh-Awful-Gooey Banana Split ($7.50)
4005 N, Scottsdale Rd., 480-946-0051, sugarbowlscottsdale.com
Relax and refresh with a manicure or pedicure at Spa 23. From a classic manicure to a quick massage, Spa 23 can help relieve your tension and leave you feeling fabulous.
Our recommendation: A Basic Mani ($25) and Dazzle Dry Pedi ($40)
4215 N. 16th St., 623-230-9916, spa23az.com
For some people, retail therapy is the best kind of self-care. However, retail therapy can also break the bank. Buffalo Exchange is a trendy thrift shop with clothes that won’t compromise your style or your wallet. And if you’ve recently cleaned out your closet, Buffalo Exchange gives you cash for clothes to make room for new ones.
Two Valley locations, buffaloexchange.com