Guest Blogger - April Clark, Fashion Aficionado, Beauty, Lifestyle Blogger 

Discover self-care and a little retail therapy at Crabtree Valley Mall. Here are a few tips to treat yourself:

Take a home spa. Have a long bath or shower, sit around in your bathrobe, and enjoy spa products from Crabtree & Evelyn.

Exercise! You always feel so much better when you take a little time in the day to exercise.  Lady Footlocker has great apparel and products for your exercise routine. 

Participate in leisure activities. What do you love to do? What is FUN for you? Bike riding? Walking at your favorite park?  The Walking Company has shoes perfect for favorite leisure activities. 

Journal.  Journaling forces you to take the time to slow down and WRITE out what you are feeling. It really helps you process ideas, thoughts and goals. Papyrus has a beautiful selection of journals and pens.

Inhale an upbeat scent. Try peppermint.  It will boost your mood and motivation.  Find peppermint scented products at The Body Shop.

Go on a “Beauty Scavenger Hunt”. Find five beauty products that you have been meaning to try at Bare Minerals.  Let their team of experts pamper you!

Splurge a little. Diamonds Direct has a great selection of jewelry. Buy a small luxury item as a way of treating yourself.

Soak in the tub.  Bubbles make you feel like the princess you are. Shop the NEW Bath and Body Works and White Barn Candle (located lower level, near LEGO) for their selection of bath products for a day of primping and pampering.   

Wander around your favorite store. Browsing around your favorite store can be a form of therapy… retail therapy, especially when you find a great buy!

Give your body a treat. Pick something from your wardrobe that feels great next to your skin. Aerie has a great selection of lingerie and intimate apparel.

Photo credits: Courtesy of Crabtree & Evelyn