Editor’s Picks: Best Places for Mom to Recharge
This month is all about mom. As your kids head back to the classroom, it’s the perfect time for you to relax and recharge. Take a little time for yourself this month by trying out a new hobby or catching up with an old friend. These ideas should get you started.
All About Cha
7300 N. Western Ave, Oklahoma City
Why we love it: Between the relaxing atmosphere and the top notch coffee and tea selection, a trip to All About Cha is a surefire way to shelve distractions and take a moment for yourself. The quiet dining room and charming patio make it the perfect place to catch up with a friend or sneak in a quick weekday date. In addition to the traditional lattes and iced teas you’ll find at any coffee shop, you can try something new like a plum tea or blackberry latte. The cafe serves breakfast all day, and has a stellar bakery counter. So before you leave, grab some sweet treats to take home for the entire family to enjoy.
Paint Your Art Out
10 S. Broadway, Edmond
Why we love it: Even if you don’t have a creative bone in your body, Paint Your Art Out guides you through making a beautiful piece of art you’ll be proud to hang in your home. But it’s not really about how good the painting looks, anyway. Channeling focus and creativity into something as simple as putting paint to canvas offers up something seriously relaxing. Visit the Paint Your Art Out website to see a calendar of featured paintings and select one you’d like to try yourself. The studio encourages painters to bring their own appetizers and beverages, so plan to make an evening of it.
Ultimate Realm of Serenity
3750 W. Main St. #3, Norman
Why we love it: The name says it all. Even if you just stop in for a 30-minute facial, you’ll leave this spa feeling relaxed. Head to the day spa to change things up and try something unique, like the yogurt and coconut milk bath or the mud body wrap.
801 N. Hudson Ave, Oklahoma City
Why we love it: There’s no better way to recharge than to do a little sweating, and a class at barre3 delivers. The studio offers classes that cater to any schedule and the instructors embrace students at all skill levels. The flexible workout encourages a balanced life. There are barre3 studios in Edmond, north Oklahoma City and Midtown. If you end up loving it but don’t have time to attend regularly, subscribe to the online workouts and enjoy barre anywhere. Childcare is provided on site for a small fee, so there’s no reason not to take a moment for yourself and enjoy a class.
Gourmet Yarn Co
2915 W. Britton Rd., Oklahoma City
Why we love it: Having a personal hobby is a great way to recharge and what better hobby than one you can do in your downtime and end up with special gifts for everyone in your family? A class at Gourmet Yarn Co is the ideal way for beginners to pick up crocheting and for skilled knitters to meet up with fellow crafters.