Sunday, February 01, 2009

Wandering Guys

With April showers and May flowers upon us, many find themselves single again as the cold winter melts away.

Its undeniable, the springtime just has a certain knack for breaking apart even the most ooey-gooey couples. Quit moping and hit the town! These cheap and cheerful ideas will have you giving someone new your number in no time.

Pamper yourself
The days of throwing out their pizza boxes and picking up their dirty socks are OVER! You may have forgotten how to take care of yourself the right way, but a spa day is sure to jog your memory.

10 Spot Nail Bar located at 749 Queen Street West offers affordable and traditional spa services as well as a package directed specifically to you ladies in need. "The Breakup" package includes pedicures for you and a friend as well as a pint of Ben and Jerry's. Also, all spa services come with a complementary cocktail, which can also help take the edge off.

Be Social
Chances are you have friendships that may have suffered due to your past relationship. With all the newly free time you have on your hands its probably time to get to work and reconnect with those friends that may have been slightly deprived of your time, and what better way to do that than over brunch? The Drake's Corner Café offers a cornucopia of snack and brunch fare perfect for reconnecting over, and it won't break the bank. Cappuccinos for $2.65 and warm and delicious scone platters ($7) are the perfect foods for comfort and conversation.

Improve your self-esteem
Okay, maybe you're allowed one pint of Ben and Jerry's to ease the pain, but that's it! The last thing your friends want to hear about is you complaining that you've gained weight, because they are already being amazing about the break-up situation, even though he probably wasn't worth your tears in the first place. If you're not a gym member already, then now is the time to become one. Everyone and their mom seem to be a member of GoodLife Fitness right now, so it might be time to jump on the bandwagon.

As they claim on their website "For as little as the price of a cup of coffee a day, you can become a GoodLife Fitness Plus member." Which allows you to access numerous workout facilities all over the city of Toronto. Exercise releases endorphins and endorphins will help to mend a broken heart, and the gym setting usually provides for some eye candy to help the mourning process as well.

Retail Therapy
Two words: Retail Therapy. Get your toenails done, drink some coffee and then go shopping, you don't have to empty your wallet either. Some of the most satisfying shopping can be done the vintage way. With a plethora of vintage boutiques in downtown Toronto it is easy to feel extra special again without breaking the bank. Vintage shop Stella Luna (1627 Queen Street West) offers hand picked items ranging anywhere from the 1940's to the 1980's to put a little something different into your regular ensembles. With dresses for $28 and skirts and bags for $24, even if you just wear it once, its something you did without your ex.

So what now?
Call up your best friend, put on the jeans that make your ass look nice and hit the town. Oh, and by the way, you're better off without him.

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