Life can be busy and stressful at times. It can become just a little too much on occasion. And that's when you know it's time for a "treat yourself" day. What this means is that you can spend 24 hours of doing all the things you love. It's all about relaxing and enjoying some much-needed "me time". That's why we have come up with four ideas of how you can "treat yourself" when you really need it.
Reinvent your look
Don't worry, you don't have to buy an entirely new wardrobe. That would be a little over-the-top, even for a day that's all about spoiling yourself. However, how about buying one new outfit? But it can't be just any outfit, it has to be an outfit that makes a statement about who you are when you're your best self. Choose something bold that makes you feel confident and self-assured, like you can take on the world.
And if you want to make it even more special, you can wear the outfit out of the store. Pack the outfit you were wearing in a bag or put it in your car. Let yourself feel bold and let the world know you have arrived.
There are plenty of designer stores in Canal Walk Shopping Centre, the biggest mall in Cape Town. There will definitely be clothing, shoes and accessories that suit your taste and style. Just remember, this is not meant to be an everyday outfit. It needs to be extraordinary, like you.
Before or after you buy your stunning new outfit, why not pamper yourself? That's the ultimate treat, isn't it? You can stop and have a manicure, choosing to have your nails painted with your favourite colour. Or book a pedicure so your feet look truly amazing in your brand new sandals. But it doesn't need to end there. Maybe you want a new hairstyle to go with your new outfit, something different to your usual style? Or perhaps you need a massage to help you unwind after a long week? Whatever you need, Canal Walk has a variety of places to choose from for the best pampering session. You will walk away feeling refreshed and ready to face the days, weeks and months ahead.
Watch a movie or three
Sometimes it's difficult to set aside time to go to the cinema and catch up on the latest releases. However, it is an experience that's definitely worth adding to your "treat yourself" list. While you're at Canal Walk, book a ticket to a movie at Nu Metro Scene Xtreme. You can watch a movie on a screen that's three storeys high and there is 360-degree surround sound to immerse you in the film. You'll feel like you're right there on set. So, if you're wondering what is an Xtreme 3D movie? It's time you find out for yourself.
Of course, you don't need to only watch one movie. You can watch a few. You can watch a morning, afternoon and evening feature if you choose to. And, in between, you can do your shopping and pamper yourself. It's your special day, after all.
Take yourself out for a meal
You don't need to have someone else there to go to a nice restaurant and have a delicious meal. Of course, you can always invite a friend to join you on your â€œtreat yourselfâ€ breakfast, lunch or dinner if you feel awkward eating alone. There are many restaurants to choose from in Canal Walk, whether you feel like eating something with an Italian flavour or want nothing more than a sushi platter, you'll find an eatery that's ideal for your special day .
When you want to treat yourself, you can choose no better place to do so than Canal Walk. You deserve a special day, go ahead and have a fantastic time.