Celebrate Back To School With A Unique Twist This Year | Jesse Blacklaw

Celebrate Back To School With A Unique Twist This Year


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Now that the kids are back in school, it’s time to treat yourself to the not so kid-friendly activities you’ve been missing all summer — from massages to cocktails to fancy desserts! 


Give some upscale, KC-style desserts a taste. Christopher Elbow offers a wide variety of gourmet chocolate treats in all different flavors and shapes. Although the flagship store is located in the Crossroads, you can buy Christopher Elbow chocolates all over the metro and nationwide.

If you’re more in an ice cream kind of mood, try out Glacé Artisan Ice Cream. Located just south of the Plaza, this shop offers unique flavors and toppings. You can also purchase Glacé at a couple locations in the Kansas City area.


Have you been craving a certain cuisine all summer, but your kids balk at the mere idea of eating it? It’s finally time to satisfy that craving! Try Happy Gillis in Columbus Park for an elevated brunch, Le Monde Bakery in North Kansas City for French-inspired pastries and soups or McClain’s Market in Overland Park for salads, wraps, homemade juice and more.


You deserve R&R in the form of facials, massages and more at some of the Kansas City area’s top day spas. Oleander Aestheticsin the West Plaza neighborhood offers a customized approach to aesthetics in a modern and rejuvenating private studio. Travel north of the river to visit The Spa at Briarcliff, a medical day spa focused on wellness. And Sunlight Day Spa in Overland Park provides a wide variety of services, along with food and beverages.


Cool off with a fancy cocktail! KC Wine Co. in Olathe serves frozen wine slushies, which you can sip on their expansive outdoor patio. Or head downtown for unique cocktails and speakeasy-atmosphere at Manifesto or Tom’s Town. You can also check out the bustling brewery scene in North Kansas City at Calibration Brewery or The Big Rip Brewing Company.

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