April is National Stress Awareness Month, and we’re highlighting some local businesses to help you de-stress. Chronic stress is a serious subject that involves more than a quick fix. We hope that these suggestions are meant to provide some bright spots in your day, which ultimately can keep stress from accumulating. What’s more – you’ll be supporting local Rogers Park business owners and employees, brightening their day too!
Laugh it Up – Laughter really can be the best medicine. It’s proven to reduce the stress hormone cortisol and support both mental and physical health. You can enjoy the stress-busting benefits of laughter close to home at Red Room Comedy Club. The club is a new addition to the Northside of Chicago but has a vintage aesthetic, and it attracts both up-and-coming acts and seasoned comedians to its stage. 7442 North Western Ave.
Give a One-of-a-Kind Gift – Two things that are known to reduce stress: having a delicious meal and doing nice things for others. Long-time local favorite eatery Charmers Café helps you accomplish both. After a meal at the Café, stop by the attached boutique, Horseplay by Charmers, which features unusual, quirky, and hilarious gift items that will make anyone’s day. You can grab a dinosaur tape dispenser, a Grow Your Own Salsa kit, or a smartphone movie projector attachment, as well as practical items like notecards and knit caps. 7358 N. Greenview Ave
Immerse Yourself in Nature – We love our vibrant, dynamic city of Chicago, but a nature break can provide a soothing balance to the bustle of city life. Nearby North Park Village Nature Center boasts a 46-acre natural area and educational facility, with opportunities to take relaxing solo nature walks, or join in educational and social programs. Known as one of the city’s hidden gems, the center serves as a relaxing oasis for urban residents. 5801 N. Pulaski Rd
Spruce Up Your Home – Even a small change to home décor can create a whole new sense of peace when you walk in the door of your TAWANI home. Rogers Park Furniture is a relatively new small business that offers a range of furniture options, from standard tables, couches, and chairs to unique conversation pieces like a dresser with Hollywood lights or a plush royal blue chaise. You’ll also get the added feel-good benefits of supporting budding entrepreneurs in a local family-owned business. 7015 N. Clark St.
Pamper Yourself – A bit of pampering can lighten your mood in the moment, and the “new you” look can provide an extra spring in your step each day. Blass Salon & Spa has an extensive menu of services, including facials, hair braiding, cuts, color treatments, massages, and more, for all genders and ages. 6551 N Clark St.
At TAWANI Property Management, we’re committed to supporting our local community businesses, while providing safe, comfortable, and inviting properties that help residents de-stress, relax, and recharge at home.