We are all looking forward to that day where we could throw our textbook’s into a dark corner of our room, binge the show we’ve been thinking about for weeks, or even just get back to having a proper social life where the conversation won’t include talking about a group project. However, the time we have off will fly by so quickly. Before we know it, we’re heading into the new semester with a stomach full of Christmas and new years’ celebration dinners. In light of this, I have provided four ideas that I think everyone should get a chance to do on their time off.
Hit up a great restaurant with some great friends
Something great about the holidays is that the city becomes beautifully lit up and festive. Something I like to plan with my friends is a night at a nice restaurant to treat ourselves for all of our hard work. It’s fun to get all dressed up and head out for a night on the town! In the past, my friends and I enjoyed a beautiful dinner at Jardin Nelson in the Old Port. The restaurant had such a great vibe to it, with trees and vines and live jazz music. I think the live jazz band is what made the entire experience so perfect. The food was great and the sangria was on point!
Head to the spa!
Nothing is more relaxing than going to the spa and staying in the baths until your skin starts to wrinkle! Get your favorite bathing suit and soak up the spa experience with your friends and make it a night out! Me and some of my girls had gone to Spa Finlandais, the price for access to the baths costed us about $35.00 after 6:00 p.m.(during the week) but during the holidays. Ultimately, this is a great experience!
Binge a show on Netflix
There is absolutely nothing more satisfying (and kind of disgusting) than binging a great show on Netflix! Grab a tub of ice cream, or a bag of chips, or ANYTHING and treat yourself to a great week of binge-watching a great show! I know I’m looking forward to completing Nashville, but choose whatever floats your boat! If you haven’t started watching Stranger Things, it’s most definitely something to consider! I hesitated at first because I was convinced it wasn’t my type of show, but I was lured in like everyone else by the charm of each character.
Visit Family/Go on a mini trip:
If you have the cash flow, it’s nice to take a week and go somewhere tropical, or to go and visit some family if you’re not from Montreal. Two years ago, my best friend and I went to Cuba for one week, not that we really had the money but hey, spend on experience right? It was honestly the most relaxing thing we could’ve done! If going somewhere tropical isn’t in your budget, four or five days spent in Toronto or even New York is a good way to soak up the holiday season!