Easter is just around the corner, which means eggs in every colour of the rainbow, chocolate goodies, and good weather (if we’re lucky). However this time of year is also associated with Lent – that time of when many of us give up certain luxuries and indulgences for 40 days. The good news is that on April 13, it’s time to break the fast and we want to make sure you’re aware of the best possible ways to celebrate. Here are a few ways to reward yourself.
Spas and staycations
If you’ve been committed to staying within a tight budget since the beginning of March, make sure your first big spend after Lent is worthwhile. Go ahead! You deserve it. Make your first stop the Stillwater Spa, and get the R&R that will help your body feel as fresh as the weather. Take a quick break from work with a fast massage or facial, or go for a Stillwater Retreat to get the full spa experience. If 40 days without spending has been a couple’s mission, honour your success with a staycation. Get away for a romantic night without the drive out of town, and enjoy the best that downtown Calgary has to offer.
Treat that sweet tooth
Have you been forgoing your typical treats and staying away from extravagant meals? Well, get ready to eat. Calgary’s culinary scene has grown significantly over the last few years, and you can always find something delicious to enjoy. With Easter coming, restaurants are getting ready to pull out all the stops for an incredible brunch, including our very own Thomsons Restaurant Easter Brunch. Enjoy one of Calgary’s largest spreads featuring locally sourced, fresh and delicious food to make sure that you get the indulgence you’ve earned for yourself after a few tough weeks. If big brunches and fancy feasts aren’t the way you planned on celebrating, indulge with some homemade treats. Go for a simple yet delectable Chocolate Mousse or get extra festive with an Easter Nest Cake .
Celebrate with good coffee and great deals
If you were brave enough to give up caffeine for Lent, you’ll probably be itching to get your hands on a good latte or americano as soon as you can. Have a plan on hand to make the most of your first coffee run: head to Rosso Coffee Roasters. Having opened its doors in 2007, it has become a Calgary coffee staple with seven shops around town, one of them just steps from the Hyatt Regency. If you’ve set out to abstain from alcohol for Lent, you’ll be ready to let loose by the end of next week. There’s no better time to try out our incredible downtown happy hour at the Sandstone Lounge on Monday nights. Treat yourself to $18 buckets (5 domestic bottles), $25 bottles of house wine and $5 highballs that will make for the perfect post-Easter celebration.
If you loved this decadent article, make sure to check out everything that the Hyatt Regency Calgary has to offer. If you’re still thinking about that incredible Easter Brunch at Thomsons, go ahead and call 403-217-1234 to make your reservation. Don’t miss out on one of the city’s most delectable holiday meals. Above all, make sure to reward yourself after all your efforts over the last 40 days!