Written by: Issy Foster
If you live in Little River and you are keen on making the most of a few days off, creating a fun experience in your own home can feel like a luxurious staycation.
If you want to save money or avoid driving but you still want to have a special day or evening, why not design your very own staycation? From planning your next vacation wardrobe to creating a film festival at home, you can pamper yourself in ways you know best.
Creating an Outdoor Massage Spa
Spa treatments have a plethora of benefits – including relaxation, skin rejuvenation, and hydration. A relaxing massage can help with stress, ensuring you get a good night’s sleep. It is little wonder that the number of spas in the U.S. has increased by 21% over the past five years – as reported by Pricewaterhouse Coopers.
Many homeowners in Little River are lucky enough to have a backyard – one in which they can enjoy privacy but still benefit from the stress-reducing benefits of nature. Simply being in a green area can significantly reduce levels of stress hormone, cortisol.
So on warmer days, why not create an outdoor massage area for loved ones, drafting a mini ‘spa menu’ and allowing family members to choose a facial treatment or massage? Create the right ambience by lighting a few candles on the porch, offering an antioxidant-rich smoothie, and playing a little chill-out music.
Not a DIY-er? Check our business directory for professional spa installation.
Enjoying Fine Dining at Home
If you are a talented chef, now is the time to show off the bevy of dishes you have mastered over the years. Delight family and friend with something they may not have tried before.
If cooking isn’t your thing, many restaurants offer takeout/curbside/delivery services. Just one of these is The Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro, which serves delicacies such as crab soup, roasted beet and goat cheese salad, duck a l’orange and many more dishes worthy of a candlelit dinner.
Add the ambience at home with the right music and a few candles on the dining table. Get dressed up for the occasion too; it will help add a bit of style to your evening.
See our business directory for local restaurants.
Enjoy a Movie Night
For movie buffs, there are few things as fun as driving to Cinemark at Myrtle Beach to watch a Shakespearean drama or foreign film but some nights, staying in appeals and there is no reason why you cannot set up your own theater at home.
Film projectors are reasonably priced and can really add to the sensation that you are in your own drive-in movie. The garden is the ideal place to prop your fold-out screen. Arrange seats like they would be located in a theater and entice moviegoers with a small makeshift bar where your family can access popcorn and icy drinks.
Planning Your Next Vacation
Having more time at home means you can spend time with your loved ones (or by yourself) planning your next getaway. Whether Hawaii or Bali appeal, start planning everything from your dream accommodation to your wardrobe.
Make a list of must-have beach swag including stylish towels, hats, beach bags, and more. Try to include a few eco-friendly items. These days, sustainability is as big a priority in fashion as it is in food and even energy for homes. Who said being stylish and environmentally responsible were mutually exclusive concepts? Beach holidays aren’t the only opportunity to do so, of course. Mountain getaways require gorgeous jackets, boots, and scarves.
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Sometimes tiny details can make a big difference in terms of making family and friends feel that home is truly one of the best places to chill out and enjoy time together. I hope this has given you some ideas and something to look forward to!