It's that time of the year when you realise that you are broke from spending money on gifts for everyone but yourself. I feel you guys first hand so I decided to help us all out by composing a list of fancy things you can treat yourselves to without breaking the bank!
Instead of moping around and thinking "woo is me", it's time to take some money and put it towards your own wellbeing! So, get up, get out there, and enjoy your own city in the most fancy, yet affordable, ways possible! You won't regret it!
1. Get Fancy At Spa Le Finlandais For A Spa Day
124 Boul Labelle, Rosemère, Laval
Price: $39 each from 10 am – 6 pm
For a perfect Spa day out of Montreal, I strongly recommend checking out Spa Le Finlandais. Their water circuit is absolutely amazing! They have 6 different saunas including a Russian sauna and Hammam, they also have 4 baths including arctic and thermal, and even a bubble experience! This is a great way to relax and feel fancy AF.
2. Get Fancy At Cardinal For High Tea
Cardinal is one of Montreal’s only restaurants/cafes solely dedicated to making you delicious and fancy tea! Their tea isn’t the only delicious thing there, their finger foods are just as good. The ambience is also superb! It’s a vintage location with funky decorations and a guaranteed great time. I mean who doesn’t love tea in the winter?!
3. Get Fancy At Bota Bota For A Spa Day
Price: $45 each
Quais du Vieux-Port de Montréal, Rue de la Commune O
Ah yes, the perfect way to relax and feel classy is by treating yourself to a spa day at Bota Bota. Personally, I recommend Bota Bota since it is only $45 before 11 am and after 6pm for their water circuit. Not only do you relax, but you also get to see Montreal from a whole other angle with the stunning views you receive at the spa of Montreal covered in snow!
4. Get Fancy At Rouge Nail Bar For mani-pedis
Price: $40-60 each
Honestly who hasn’t treated themselves to a Mani-Pedi with their BFF? I suggest heading to Rouge Nail Bar on Crescent for a relaxing time. They have a beautiful stress free environment and it’s a great place to talk while getting some nice foot massages with your BFF! You can still have fresh AF toes in the winter!
5. Get Fancy At C'chocolat For A Gourmet Dessert
Feel extremely fancy by treating yourself to the famous chocolate bomb from C'chocolat! It is 100% a desert that you need to treat yourself to! Not only is it super amazing to watch like in the video above, but it is also crazy good! C’chocolat is the home of the Montreal chocolate bomb and I can honestly say that it is TO DIE FOR!
6. Get Fancy At Fabergé For A Gourmet Breakfast
Price: $25-30 each
There truly is no better way to start a relaxing day than to go out for a lovely fancy brunch! This restaurant is a great place for the start to a great relaxing day. I mean, who doesn’t love going for a gourmet brunch or breakfast!
7. Get Fancy At Ateliers & Saveurs For A Cooking Class
Price: $22 – $95 per class
Ateliers & Saveurs is a hands-on class led by professional chefs. You can choose to specialise in cooking divine french cuisine but, I find it super fun to go to the cocktail classes where you can make fancy food and drinks!
8. Get Fancy At Milan Pole Dance Studio
50 Rue Saint-Jacques
Why not feel fancy AF by going pole dancing! You may think that this does not sound one bit fancy but trust me, it's a pretty fancy hobby to pick up! Not only is it a great workout but it’s super fun and you will have a great time! I suggest trying Milan Pole Dance Studio where you can have fun and laugh all while remaining classy!
9. Get Fancy At The Montreal Museum Of Fine Arts
Price: FREE! until January 17th, 2017
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts contains beautiful art galleries with hundreds of paintings and archaeological artifacts such as mosaics, frescoes, statues, and much more! It’s a great way to enjoy a lovely day while feeling rich and fancy!
10. Get Fancy At Spa Victoria For A Facial
Price: $39 each (value $155 before Groupon)
A facial is something everyone wants as a fancy treat at least once! To make a great saving for a great facial, I suggest checking out Groupon for a superb deal At Spa Victoria in the West Island. For $39 you receive a complete facial and mask that is valued at $155. For 90 minutes, you receive deeply cleansed pores to regenerate the superior skin layer and a hydration mask.
11. Get Fancy At HVOR For A Gourmet Meal
HVOR is one of Montreal’s best-rated restaurants! It is stunning and it is the perfect location for some gourmet food that you’ve been dying for. The ambience is very modern and classy so you can dress up and enjoy your well deserved gourmet meal. Trust me, you will love it!
12. Get Fancy At Mont-Tremblant For The Hot Springs
The Scandinave Spa in Mont-Tremblant (537 Montée Ryan, Mont-Tremblant, QC), is about an hour and a half drive out of the city and is one seriously magical place. It is a great location for a staycation. You can relax, drink up, and have a magical fancy time!
13. Get Fancy At St. Lazare Ranch For Horseback Riding
For something new to try while remaining fancy, why not try horseback in St. Lazare! The horse ranch at St. Lazare is only 15 minutes from downtown Montreal where they offer horseback riding indoors, outdoors, and on a trail through the sunset. This is a great fun activity to try during the winter and summer!