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10 Last Minute Guilt-Free Treats To Ease The Post Bank-Holiday Blues

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October 30, 2018 at 11:38am




Yes, we know we've just had a lovely long weekend - but if you feel like you need another break already, you're not the only one.

The good news is there are countless little ways you can treat yourself to ease the post- bank holiday blues.

Even better - when you use your KBC credit card, you get 1% cashback on grocery and online purchases, so you can feel a little less guilty about your bank holiday splurges.*

Here's ten lovely last-minute treats to spoil yourself with.

1. Fancy Afternoon Tea

You can have regular old brunch any time - next weekend, take it to the next level and book a fancy afternoon tea with good company.

There's something about little triangular sandwiches - the ultimate weekend indulgence.



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2. A mini-facial

You don't have to spend hours in the beauticians chair to get really relaxed and refreshed. If the whole full-body massage thing doesn't appeal to you, why not book a quick mini-facial (they can be as short as 30 mins) to squeeze in some pampering time.

We love the 30-minute Precision Treatment at Oslo Beauty - the treatment targets specific areas of concern using unique skin care techniques that ensure effective results.

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3. Thai Massage

Traditional Thai massage involves the therapist using the palms of the hands, thumbs, knees, elbows and even their feet to apply some pressure and stretch out your tense muscles.

You'll leave reenergised and feeling amazing.

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4. Floatation Chamber

This one is a little more unusual, but it's one of the most unique ways to switch off in Dublin.

The Harvest Moon Centre on Baggot St. Dublin provides the treatment but also offers a myriad of relaxing treatments: Indian head massages, reflexology, reiki, holistic pregnancy massages, and facials.

The floating session goes on for an hour, but in here you lose all concept of time. You only snap back to reality at your session's end.



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5. Book a Yoga Class

Always wanted to try Yoga but never found the time? Well, there is no better way to make the most of your weekend.

Yoga has countless benefits for both the body and mind. Yes, classes tend to be a little pricier than normal gym sessions - but if you find something you really love it will have been totally worth it.

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6. Book a Canal Boat Dinner

There is no better way to really feel like you're getting away from it all than to get out on the water.

La Peniche is one of the most popular canal boat dinner restaurants in Dublin - enjoy a delicious meal as you glide down Dublin's leafy canals.



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7. Sushi masterclass

This is one of the best ways to spend an evening - learning a new skill and making friends.

The Sushi Masterclass at Banyi Noodles & Tapas is followed by a delicious five-course tasting menu with wines to accompany each course.

The next class takes place this evening - there's no better way to beat the post-bank holiday blues!

For more information or to book, head here.

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8. Cocktails and a movie at the Stella

Cocktails and a movie is always a winning combo and you can’t beat the glitz and glam at the Stella Theatre in Rathmines.

The ridiculously luxurious cocktail bar has an outdoor terrace and a mouth-watering menu to boot. Sip on an Old Fashioned before taking your seat to watch your movie in style.

The ultimate treat.



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9. Book a trip to the Theatre

The Great Gatsby is coming to The Gate theatre next November 15th - why not book a trip to Dublin to experience the show that sold out entirely last year? Something to look forward to as the evenings get darker.



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10. Buy a piece of art

There are so many Irish creatives making amazing artwork - and treating yourself to a piece of art is the ultimate gift that keeps on giving.

Check out some of our favourite Irish creatives here.

Did you know you can use your KBC credit card with Apple Pay™, Google Pay™, Fitbit Pay™ and Garmin Pay™?

Just download the KBC app and add your KBC credit card. Then you are set to pay more easily and securely online and in-store, where you see the contactless symbol.


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