The meme originated when Tom and one of his co-workers discussed a day once a year in which they indulge themselves. The comical back-and-forth produced suggested treats like “fine leather goods, fragrances, mimosas and massages.”
Every person’s idea of a treat is different. Me, I love nothing more than a hot bath while listening to some jazz tunes and sipping a nice champagne.
Cliché? Sure is. Amazing? Absolutely!
Whether you enjoy getting in a good sweat session at the gym or indulging in some retail therapy, Valentine’s Day is a fitting time to honor love in all forms. Even if you are without a significant other, don’t neglect the opportunity to celebrate friends and, more important, yourself.
One place you can take a load off your weary feet is Hair & Nail Salon (2800 N.W. 63rd; 841-1011). Hop in one of the massage chairs, pick out a polish color — guys, you can just opt for clear polish or none at all — and let the fumes take you away.
You’ll be treated with hot towels wrapped around your legs and a hand-and-arm massage. It doesn’t take up a whole day and it isn’t as expensive as a spa, so it’s the perfect mini-retreat on a stressful day or post-brunch activity.
If you are ready to splurge — after all, you’re treating yourself here — book some time at Renaissance Salon & Spa (10440 Broadway Extension; 751-8888).
The actual building you’ll be escaping to is an updated farmhouse originally built in 1911. The epitome of country chic, Renaissance is also a full-service Aveda Concept Salon, offering a variety of massages such as pregnancy, chakra balancing and couples aromatherapy.
After your mani-pedi and a fantastic massage, reward yourself a bit further with a cupcake. Even if you skip all aforementioned pampering, taking time out for a cuppie can be heavenly.
Located in Quail Springs Mall, Cupcake Heaven OKC (2501 W. Memorial; 751-2244) is open late and perfect for kicking off a session of retail therapy. The staff behind this family-owned-and-operated bakery turns out fresh cupcakes in the flavor of raspberry champagne, lemon pie, toffee caramel crunch and red velvet.
Try the cupcake truffles, too! If you’ve got a special dietary request, Cupcake Heaven can accommodate it.
Valentine’s Day is actually a win-win. It’s great to shower a loved one with treats, and to cherish the most important relationship you’ll ever have: the one with yourself. Let’s treat yo’selves, OKC!