Once again, summer has come and gone in seemingly the blink of an eye! The leaves begin to change colours like the sunsets that close the curtains on our now increasingly shortened days, the kids are back in school
And we all know what that means… Pumpkin spice season is back, baby! In all seriousness (not that I couldn’t go for a Pumpkin Chai latte right now); Parents - you finally get some “you” time!
While beyond rewarding, we know raising a kid is hard work and it can be exhausting balancing that on top of your already packed schedule. But between work, playdates, and, yes, trying to understand the new ways they teach math so you can help your little one with homework (how on earth are you supposed to carry the 7?), St. Thomas has everything you need to add essential self-care into your routine!
Relax and rejuvenate at one of the Railway City’s many fantastic spas and wellness centres! Whether detoxing at the Retreat Day Spa, or getting mani-pedis at Cedarhurst Salon & Spa, or a Spice Spa facial, you’ll find that this city has so much to offer for your health and wellness. Here’s the bonus too, not only is a spa day a good way to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the everyday and reduce stress, but you’ll also be supporting our wonderful local community in the process!
On those days where it feels like it’s “go, go, go”, it’s good to cherish that half-an-hour or so of calm. What better way to do so than to stop by one of our locally renowned cafes to get a coffee and a bite to eat! From your classics such as Streamliners Espresso Bar or Las Chicas del Cafe to confectionary favourites like the Why Not Cafe, the Fritter Shop or Chick Boss Cake, St. Thomas has a nice variety of quaint little coffee shops and eateries that you’ll be sure to fall head over heels for!
Did you know that taking up a hobby does wonders for your mental health? According to research, it can improve your mood, help you get a better night’s sleep and decrease overall anxiety - the perfect stress buster! Even better, it’s entirely flexible, fitting in with both your already packed schedule and your unique interests! Not sure where to start? Look no further than the Craft Hive, your one stop shop for all your artsy needs. You could try your hand at painting, embroidery, knitting, whatever your heart may desire. For fabric lovers, MSM Fabrics has everything you could possibly need!
If you’re in the area, you could even customise a clay creation of your choice at Crock-a-Doodle, whether you’re there for an hour, or three like I did, you’ll surely have a serene experience, as well as a beautiful piece of your own to show for it!
Or if you're looking to stay active in indoors try Chains Disc Golf & Wellness, an indoor disc golf training gym, retail store and more!
If none of these suggestions are your thing either, no worries! We can guarantee that you’ll find something that piques your interest in our Fall Feature here, or you can even stop by the station to pick up some maps and guides that may be more your speed!
That’s it for me today, but I hope that you are all having an incredible September so far and that you’re making sure to make time for yourself this month, carpe diem!
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