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Jumpstart the New Year With Our ‘Hello 2021’ Guide

December 30, 2020 - by Mason Luvera

Jumpstart the New Year With Our ‘Hello 2021’ Guide

As the holidays come to a close and 2021 welcomely arrives, the perfect opportunity to refresh your mind, body, tastebuds and wardrobe presents itself. From self-care to shopping sprees, we rounded up a few of our favorite experiences to kick off a fantastic new year! Take a gander at our latest seldctions and start planning your own way to usher in the new year with some fun. Because... you deserve it!

Take a Self Care Retreat

Let’s face it, 2020 has taken a toll on our minds and our bodies. From the stresses of the pandemic to poor posture from working at makeshift home desks, give your body a break and treat yourself to some self care. Check out Yuan Spa for fantastic massage treatments in a calming, blissful retreat, Recoop Spa for one of the best pedicures in town, or give yourself a boost with a hydrofacial and eyebrow shaping from Studio Wax.

Add a Bit of Tranquility to Your Home

We’re all spending more time at home, and likely will be for some time. So, use the new year as a catalyst to make your own space a place you can relax and unwind while finding new inspiration. Consider a touch of color with a glowing glassybaby – you can pick from a wide selection of handmade votive holders at their Main Street boutique. And pop by Veritables, Hedge + Vine or any of our other great home shops for fresh décor, candles and more.

Skip the Dishes For a Take-Out Challenge

Instead of cooking, take yourself on a takeout challenge: simply pick a new restaurant each week to grab take out from, and enjoy! Try Fern Thai for a burst of authentic flavor, Mediterranean Kitchen for classic shawarmas, Ascend’s “At-Home” kits for a steakhouse experience in your own kitchen, Cielo Cocina for fantastic Mexican and to-go margs', or Andiamo for Italian with a PNW-twist. That’s just the beginning, though… 

Redo Your ‘Do

Shake off 2020 with a fresh cut, new style or bold color. From an expert fade at Weldon Barber to a cut and color treatment at Bishops, or maybe you stick to the simple and get a blow-out and style from DryBar – you’ll be hard-pressed not to look and feel your best as 2021 arrives. For those of us who’ve dealt with “COVID-cuts” and faded color, it’s long overdue. Plus, consider going for something new – it’s the perfect time to have some fun!

Rediscover Your City

A fresh perspective always helps to refresh the mind and reinvigorate excitement. For the new year, spend some of your free time rediscovering the Heart of Bellevue. From hidden spaces like the W Hotel’s gorgeous staircase to pops of art like the aptly-known “strawberry mural” off Main Street, bundle up, snap some pics and take a stroll to see what you find. And of course, catch the last of the Season of Cheer presented by Symetra by taking in the color-changing lights adorning Downtown Park.

Whether your make New Year’s resolutions or simply want a fresh start to what will hopefully be a more celebratory year ahead, the Heart of Bellevue offers a variety of escapes and experiences to recharge and reset. Check them out for yourself!

The Season of Cheer presented by Symetra is part of the Heart of Bellevue: our campaign to showcase local businesses while connecting you with stories of activity, creativity and recovery. Find out about our campaign and explore more of what’s happening around Downtown.