Drop those kids off to school and start your day out by stopping in for a solo, quiet breakfast or coffee for one. We have just the spots. Armor Coffee Co. at The Village at Allen is the perfect spot to stop in and grab a craft coffee and a comfy seat. For our HGTV fans out there, stopping in just might lead to a run-in with Allen’s local HGTV star, Jennifer Todryk, from “No Demo Reno.” Jenn and her husband Mike, own and operate Armor Coffee Co. and you’ll find Jenn’s design touch all over the coffee shop!
You might also be surprised to know that Armor Coffee Co. has not one, but TWO in-house chefs making scratch kitchen delights like the yummy OG Breakfast Sandwich. Sage sausage, a farm-fresh egg patty, and American cheese on a toasted whole-wheat English muffin make this breakfast treat a local favorite!
If Watters Creek Village is your destination for your day out, Frogg Coffee Bar & Creperie is where it’s at. Their patio alone is reason enough to stop in and take a load off. This hidden, cozy cafe right in the heart of Watters Creek Village is another local favorite serving up a variety of handcrafted coffee, crepes, sandwiches, and baked goods prepared by their talented baristas and in-house chefs. Treat yourself to a specialty crepe that’s unlike any crepe you’ve ever tried like the Banana’s Foster Crepe or the Nutella & Stuff. Both are excellent choices for a nice breakfast for one that you don’t have to share with the littles!
After you’ve fueled up, head out for some pampering at Merum Face Bar. Clear your mind as the sounds of Merum’s 10-foot indoor water fountain designed to help drown out the “noise”, soothes you into clarity. If you enjoy scenic beaches, take a scroll to the cabana area with copper sconces that resemble a beach sunset. Much like the beach, visit their in-house bar – aromatherapy bar that is, with housemade body butters and sugar scrubs all vegan and cruelty-free, perfect for that model glowing skin. This traditional, intimate, self-care sanctuary offers relaxing options for everyone.
Looking for something a little less traditional but just as relaxing? Head over to BOHO Alternative Med Spa, a.k.a – heaven on earth. In addition to fillers, body sculpting, dermaplaning, and microneedling, Boho is offering luxury with their new Boho Ritual. Indulge in a 24k gold sheet mask and gold elixir jelly massage designed to make you feel like royalty (and clear your mind.)
You’ve tried traditional and alternative, now step up to the new upscale nail salon, Nail Boutique. The first reason to check out Nail Boutique is the modern aesthetics but the “hand and foot” service is the only reason you’ll need to stay. Clear the afternoon because once you sit down, you may, who are we kidding, you won’t want to get back up. Sink back into their massage chairs while sipping your favorite wine and splurge on their Aloe & honey mani/pedi that includes a milk bath foot soak, a 20-minute foot massage, and to seal the deal (and the moisture), the collagen socks that you’ll run back to the office raving about. For the risk-takers and trendsetters, we’ve got just the place, with experts who can fulfill your monthly mani/pedi fix. These experts are ready and willing to be as daring as you desire with unique nail colors and designs. Need more than just a getaway? Dare to try the Cloud 9 main/pedi that treats you to a guava soy candle massage to ensure your skin can remain, or become silky smooth.
Experience the full “Pink Carpet Treatment” and prepare to have your mind blown at Blo Blow Dry Bar in Watters Creek Village, where you can feel runway-ready at a moment’s notice. No cuts, no color, just wash, blow, and go! Stop by for an appointment to get all dolled up with a blow dry and full-face makeup service.
Take a break from your break and grab some lunch at one of the dozens of restaurants within minutes of you. There are several alfresco dining options in Watters Creek Village, like Mi Cocina, with tranquil views of the village green. Grab a signature margarita swirl and one of their delicious salads as a mid-day pick me up. If the patios are too warm, head over to Two Rows Classic Grill for some of their world-famous, Honey Pepper Bacon™ and a full menu with something that will fit every appetite!
Wrap up your day out and treat yourself to a nice, relaxing massage at Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa at The Village at Allen. Whether you’re looking for a deep tissue massage to relieve stress and knots, or a classic Swedish massage to clear your mind and body after a long summer break with kids, Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa has you covered. Specializing in memorable experiences from the aroma scent you choose that promotes different moods, to the hot stones they use to enhance and further relaxation and peace, you’ll wake up from a soothing massage feeling like a new person.