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Indulging the Individual

When a day all to yourself is just what the doctor orders, take a jaunt to the Lake Champlain region for a soothing experience to get back in touch with the person who truly matters most: the one staring right back at you in the mirror. Treat your mind, body, and soul to a day devoted entirely to your personal independence.

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Bodywork

Have a professionally licensed massage therapist work out your kinks for pain management, injury prevention, muscle recovery, and relaxation at Brilliant Massage Therapy in Burlington or make a full-service day of it with any number of signature treatments at the Essex Resort & Spa. To pinpoint a problematic ache or pain, make an appointment at the Living Well Center for Integrative Health which utilizes chiropractic, functional medicine, physical therapy, osteopathic medicine, naturopathic medicine, aqua therapy, and therapeutic massage to help all patients achieve optimal health.

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Get Buff

Break a sweat and put your worries at ease with a solo lift or group fitness class. Whatever you’re looking for in your health and wellness regimen – including yoga and Zumba – you’ll find it at Marketplace Fitness. When it’s too cold to bust out your laps outside, head to the indoor pool at the Greater Burlington YMCA which also offers a variety of classes and a men’s basketball league on Tuesday and Thursday night running November to April. Both Marketplace Fitness and the YMCA offer reasonable day rates for non-members.

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New Do And A Scent Or Two

Try out a fresh look with a new hairstyle crafted by O’Briens, the full-service AVEDA concept salon specializing in haircuts, coloring, extensions, waxing, facials, manicures, pedicures, and more. Once you’ve got your swagger back, choose your favorite aroma at Howie’s Humidors, purveyor of top-quality cigars and expert advice. Or to channel healing vibes, head over to Spirit Dancer Books & Gifts/Star Root Aromatherapy for all the crystals, candles, oils, and incense your heart could ever desire.

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Sharp Duds

Spruce up your wardrobe with some original threads at Michael Kehoe which has been providing the men of Vermont (and beyond!) with the finest in high-quality sportswear and tailored clothing since 1977. Book an appointment for a custom fitting to add the next level of precision to your closet. For the sophisticated woman, there’s always a fashionable find at Jess Boutique that deals in designer dresses, skirts, tops, and handbags from Nicole Miller, Trina Turk, DVF, Ted Baker, and more.

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Winding Down

At the end of a long day tending to your needs, relax over a warm pot at one of Vermont’s most unique tearooms, Dobra Tea. Their way of serving the beverage is inspired by the traditions of the East, and you’ll find the servers are highly knowledgeable in both the science and skill of a variety of special tea techniques and tricks of the trade. White, red, yellow, black, and green, hot or chilled – they have it all to top off your day of personal independence.

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Did you know?

Vermont became the 14th state in the union in 1791, the first admitted after the original thirteen colonies. But prior to that, it was its own sovereign country. Founded in 1777, the Vermont Republic operated a postal service, issued its own currency known as Vermont coppers, and abolished slavery.

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