How to have an epic ‘treat yourself day’ in Charlotte

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No matter the reason, there’s nothing wrong with a little self indulgence every once in awhile. A special day set aside to treat yourself. Why? Because you work hard and deserve it. Duh.

We’re not talking one mani-pedi and a mimosa. We’re talking a full-on day dedicated to you and whatever your little heart desires.

1 lb. donut at Stoke? Treat yourself.


Cocktails on the roof at Fahrenheit? Treat yourself.

That dress you’ve been eyeing at KK Bloom? You guessed it…


Here’s your ultimate guide to a treat yourself day in the Queen City:

City Art Works
Where: 1630 E Woodlawn Rd., Suite 226
Cost: $$$
What you’ll find: Super unique jewelry, art and other gifts. Everything in the store feels like it’s been carefully curated.

Where: 3920 Sharon Rd., Suite B150
Cost: $$
What you’ll find: Trendy, boho-inspired dresses, southwestern style jewelry and ultra-cool distressed tees.

Where: 4010 Sharon Rd.
Cost: $$$$
What you’ll find: High-end designer pieces. We’re talking Givenchy, Proenza Schouler, Stella McCartney and others. The Poole Shop, Capitol’s sister store, is located upstairs.

Claire De Lune
Where: 1820 South Blvd., Suite 100
Cost: $$
What you’ll find: A mix of trendy and classic clothing and accessories. They even have a cute puppy that chills in the store named Cam. * heart eyes emoji *

KK Bloom
Where: 2823 Selwyn Ave., Suite E
Cost: $$
What you’ll find: Fun brands like Show Me Your Mumu, MINKPINK, and Jack by BB Dakota. Pro tip: hit up Little Spoon for brunch beforehand.

Blended Bartique
Where: 3100 N Davidson St., Suite 103
Cost: $$
What you’ll find: Edgy, bohemian apparel and a full bar. That’s right. You can enjoy cocktails while you shop. Did we just find heaven on earth?

JT Posh
Where: 2400 Park Rd., Suite 2A
Cost: $$
What you’ll find: Popular brands at consignment prices. This is the place to go if you are looking to treat yourself but not looking to break the bank.

Criswell & Criswell Plastic Surgery
Where: SouthPark – 4310 Sharon Rd., Suite V02 & Ballantyne – 14835 Ballantyne Village Way, Suite 210
What services to get:
SculpSure®: This is a non-invasive body contouring treatment that uses light technology to reduce fat in areas like your love handles and abdomen. You leave feeling flatter, firmer and tighter all without exercise. Sign us up.

Halo Laser Treatment: Two words. Youthful. Glow. This treatment helps even skin tone, diminish pore size and texture and rejuvenate skin damaged by sun and age.

Forever Young BBL Photofacial: Photofacials use light energy to fade brown spots, age spots, redness, freckles and more. For optimal results, go for a series of treatments. The before and after results are pretty cray.

Criswell & Criswell also offers a variety of more traditional facials and peels. You can even get a complexion analysis and receive a skin treatment plan personalized for you. Check out their full list of treatment options.

Blo Blow Dry Bar
Where: 2850 Selwyn Ave.
What services to get:

  • Signature ‘Blo Out’: For $40 get an insane blow out. Choose from 7 blo out styles.
  • Head Massage: Add this on to your services for maximum pampering.
  • Brow Wax: Your blow out will only be as good as your brows.

Cachet Nail Salon
Where: 4620 Piedmont Row Dr.
What services to get:

  • Gel Manicure: Stays on for two weeks straight. For real.
  • White Russian Pedicure: Includes a 15-minute leg and foot massage and white chocolate mask.
  • Hot stones: Add on for only $10.

Crave Dessert Bar
Where: 500 W 5th St., Suite 120
Cost: $$
What to Order: Baked brie, double deck strawberry shortcake and top it off with a glass of bubbly.

Where: 100 W Trade St.
Cost: $$
What to Order: The Donut. It’s over a pound and topped with diplomat cream and heath bar crumble. Your insta will have so many likes.

Where: 222 S Caldwell St.
Cost: $$$
What to Order: Maine Lobster “Mac & Cheese” and an Apothecary (Cardinal gin, Cointreau, Luxardo, Lemon Juice, Prosecco)

McNinch House Restaurant
Where: 511 N Church St.
Cost: $$$$
What to Order: Go for the Prix Fixe “Grand Menu.” It comes with 7 courses and you can opt to add wine pairings for an additional $55. Go big or go home.

The Punch Room
Where: 201 E Trade St.
Cost: $$$
What to Order: Top of the Hill Punch (Topo gin, Champagne, Blackberries, Earl Grey Tea, Rosemary, Lemon) and a Cheese Plate

City Lights
Where: 555 S Mcdowell St.
Cost: $$
What to Order: A Sparkle & Pop. Bubbly with a King of Pops popsicle of your choice. Drink out on the rooftop patio for skyline views.

Soul Gastrolounge
Where: 1500-B Central Ave.
Cost: $$
What to Order: Dirty South Nachos and The Last Mariachi (Espolon Anejo Tequila, Aperol, Roasted Jalapeno Syrup, Key Lime Juice)

Zen Massage Charlotte
Where: 1021 East Blvd.
What services to get:

  • Zen Swedish Massage – $49.95 for 1 hour
  • Hot Stone Massage – $70.95 for 1 hour
  • Reiki Therapy – add on to any service for $15

The Spa at Ballantyne
Where: 10000 Ballantyne Common Pkwy
What services to get:

  • Carolina Lavender Massage – $125 for 50 min.
  • Shea Sugar Smoothie Body Wrap – $125
  • Ballantyne Signature Pedicure – $90

Eden Therapy & Massage
Where: 2115 South End Dr., Suite 101
What services to get:

  • Hot Bamboo Massage – $80 for 1 hour
  • Swedish Massage – $55 for 1 hour
  • Aromatherapy – add on for $5

(This content was co-created with Criswell & Criswell Plastic Surgery.)

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