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Eucalyptus soap from Arbor House Soaps

During these times it can be difficult to feel good about yourself. The pressures of ever-changing work conditions and the daily questioning of your safety can put a heavy strain on the average person. Self-care is important, and there are a variety of things you can do each day to make sure you are taking care of yourself.

Sometimes going beyond self-care into a place of indulgence can go a long way in improving your mood. Organize a day of free time by visiting or ordering from these local businesses.

Breakfast / brunch from:
Every day is a Sunday café
Located in Pittsburgh’s Garfield neighborhood, this cafe offers a variety of warm, delicious offerings to keep you satisfied during your luxury day. They have a vegan option as well as an extensive list of made-to-order soups to satisfy any appetite. 4919 Penn Ave., Garfield.

Coffee / tea from:
La Prima / Bantha tea bar
La Prima makes one of the best coffees in Pittsburgh. There are coffee shops in La Prima where you can order espresso drinks, including in the Strip District and on the Carnegie Mellon University campus. You can also order whole beans online and make coffee at home. Try the La Prima Dark or the new Buona Pasqua Easter Blend with flavors such as mandarin, milk chocolate and rose. Several locations.

If you’re not a coffee drinker, head to Garfield’s Bantha Tea Bar for a wide variety of aromatic teas. 5002 Penn Ave., Garfield.

Take a bath with soaps from:
Arbor House soaps
Arbor House soaps are beautiful, vegan, and very affordable. They come in scents like eucalyptus, bamboo, and peach prosecco. The Arbor House also offers Himalayan salt bars and body butter. Take a bath or shower with one of these soaps and feel in a place of relaxation and bliss. Available from love, Pittsburgh. 805 Liberty Ave., Downtown or 301 Shiloh St., Mt.Washington. Shop online at

Perfume from:
837 north
837 North also makes candles, but their perfumes are special. Their unisex fragrances are available in 15 ml or 60 ml bottles in fragrances such as teak + citrus or cardamom + sandalwood.

Candles from:
Blis 23 Candle Co.
Blis 23 Candle Co. not only offers delicious smelling candles, but also accompanies each candle with often funny descriptors. Order any fragrances, maybe two that complement each other, and light them up while bathing. Snap some pictures for the gram while you’re at it.

Manicure from:
Lalas Salon & Spa
Getting a manicure can be a relaxing activity regardless of your gender. Stop by Lala and let yourself be pampered. They specialize in versatile nail art, but they can also add a more natural look. Lala’s has COVID security plans in place. So don’t forget your mask and wash your hands on arrival. They now accept bookings by appointment only at their East End and Monroeville locations. 5341 Penn Ave., East Liberty or 222 Center Rd., Monroeville.

Dinner from:
Brazil house
Casa Brasil is a Brazilian restaurant that offers a ton of beautiful, delicious dishes. They also have vegan and gluten free options on the menu so you can enjoy authentic Brazilian cuisine without having to worry about breaking your lifestyle. Try the Prato Feito with beef, chicken or vegan and end your meal with a dessert-like churros or brigadeiro (chocolate truffle). Casa Brasil is only open for take-away or pick-up. 5904 Bryant St., Highland Park.

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