My girlfriends and I talk about everything you could possibly imagine, so I started doing “Gal Talk” on my Instagram Story. Feel free to follow along @TessaMachen. We talk about all kinds of things while we are together—dating, clothes, things to do in Charlotte, the list goes on. This all inspired me to create a Treat Yo’ Self Guide throughout the Queen City.
Stop #1: Treat Yo’ Self: Ritz Massage + Amenities
If you have not checked out the Ritz Spa, then drop what you are doing right now and check them out. We all need some R&R, and I promise you will not be disappointed with this spa.
Tip: Go in the morning and then stay most of the day enjoying the sauna, hot tub, ordering food by the pool, reading a good book (my current recommendations), or using the gym. It is worth every penny, and you feel like you are on a mini-vacation for the day.
Stop #2: Facial from Miramae Skincare Studio
Taking care of your skin is so important, and I have been dreaming about getting a facial from Rhonda at Miramae Skincare Studio off of Selwyn Avenue. Skincare is the new makeup.
Stop #3: Lion King at the Blumenthal
Pre-show Vibes: Hit up one of my favorite spots in Uptown, Malbar, for a glass of wine and a light appetizer. The perfect late summer evening! Tickets are sold until September 9th, so go watch the classic Disney film while you still can.
Stop #4: Georgia Street Design off East Blvd
Stop #5: Makeup done by Stewart Hough
Stop #6: Potts Chocolate
They have homemade chocolate made locally in Charlotte. I have had my eyes on their chocolate and wine pairings event for a while now. I have heard that this is an unbelievable experience! End the day with a sweet treat.