It’s time to escape with your girlfriends for a getaway! Leave behind the tedium, the deadlines and the “I can’t do one more thing without a break” routine. Enter a world of pampering, gotta-have-it shopping, culinary decadence and fun spots in Lafayette-West Lafayette. Nothing beats time with your girlfriends. 

Beautify

Remember doing each others’ hair in junior high, trying outrageous styles and all the giggles that went along with it? This time, get a professional to give you a new style, massage your feet back to life and brighten your toes with a pedicure. It’s time to pamper yourself, and Bliss Salon and Spa says it all about how you’ll feel. This relax-and-renew spa also offers facials, manicures and make-up artistry. It’s not the only pampering spot in town, either. Check out Christina’s & Co.’s day spa or go green at Evan Todd Salon & Day Spa. Be rejuvenated at Love’s Hair Etc., where their experienced team of professional hair stylists, has been creating lovely styles since 1973.

Downtown Shoppers

Shop til you drop

Why is it you always find the best things to buy when you’re out of town? It’s meant to be, especially in Lafayette-West Lafayette where trends, one-of-a-kinds and must-haves line the shelves of dozens of shops. Stroll down Main Street in historic Downtown Lafayette and choose from fun & quirky items for the home at Main Street Mercantile, gifts that tantalize all of your senses at One Earth Gallery, antiques & galleries galore or head across the river to West Lafayette for trendy boutiques like Juniper, fine jewelry, or Rubia European Flower market. For those who like known names, Tippecanoe Mall has more than 100 stores, and the brand new, and growing, Lafayette Pavilions features many favorites. 

Get Decadent

Every girlfriend getaway deserves a sweet treat, and Lafayette-West Lafayette serves up decadence at every turn. While you’re downtown, hit Kathy’s Homemade Kandies and Chocolate Lounge for a little fondue fun. Or stop at O’Rears Pastry Shop for a sweet, decadent donut. Lunch at Red Seven is a must, you’ll dine in a hip and trendy restaurant serving specialty drinks and fresh cuisine. At Silver Dipper (2 locations) enjoy hand-dipped ice cream shakes that are completely customizable or if you prefer an Indiana original, head for the Frozen Custard. There’s one more stop you’ll want to make. Don’t miss the award winning Wildcat Creek Winery for a “taste” of something truly decadent. 

Wrap up the day

The only thing better than a day out with the girls is...a girl’s night out and the choices are endless! Fun spots for twenty, thirty & forty something’s include Nine Irish Brothers (try not to fault them for being, well…not girls), Diby’s Pub & Patio, Sgt. Preston’s, and Lafayette Brewing Co. If you’re up for late night fun, the Knickerbocker often has live entertainment. So what are you waiting for? Grab your flipflops, casual clothes and dreams of a new you and head for some urban flair in a community just enough away from the hustle and bustle.