Ready for a weekend getaway with your girlfriends?
Spending a few days away from home with girlfriends is becoming increasingly popular among young women. Whether you want to relax at a spa all day or shop ‘til you drop, Knoxville, Tennessee is a great location for the ultimate “girlfriend getaway”. “Girlfriend getaways” allow friends to spend time together and escape the stress of every day life.
If your group wants to enjoy a day of shopping, you can find anything and everything you are looking for in Knoxville. Knoxville’s newest shopping attraction is Turkey Creek, the single largest commercial development in Knoxville that boasts more than 300 acres of retail shopping outlets, medical facilities, theaters, office space, banks, restaurants and hotels. Here you can find major retail stores and specialty stores, such as Super Target, Old Navy, World Market, Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works. The shopping in Turkey Creek could fill up one day alone.
If you are looking for something unique, Knoxville has endless boutiques. Historic Market Square, located in the heart of downtown Knoxville, offers a variety of charming shops. Take a day trip to the Square where you can find Bliss, a unique mixture of local and faraway artists with favorites from invitations to clothing to house warming gifts. Next door to Bliss is Earth to Old City, another boutique with an assortment of gifts ranging from home décor to bath and beauty products - or unusual items such as a funky lamp or the award winning bath line Archipelago Botanicals.
If you are furniture hunting, walk across the Square to Bliss Home, a modern furniture store that offers free in-home design consulting. A few doors down you can find Abode, another one-of-a-kind home store which has vintage accessories as well as contemporary items. Abode carries antique furniture from Europe and hardwood furniture crafted in India. In this store you are bound to find something for everyone from a souvenir to a piece of furniture not found anywhere else in the country.
If you are looking for local designs, there are a few clothing boutiques in Market Square as well. Visit Vagabondia, a boutique specializing in natural-fiber clothing or Reruns, a retro consignment shop. Before leaving the Square, walk around the corner where you can find Indigo, a store that only has employees who are clothing designers.
Another shopping scene is Knoxville’s endless Kingston Pike. Drive down Kingston Pike where you find all the latest fashions at boutiques such as Christi’s located at 5807 Kingston Pike, Obligato located in the Kingston Pike shopping center, and Bella Boutique, located in the shops at Bearden Hill shopping center. All three of these boutiques offer designer brands and accessories to please any taste. You and the girls are sure to find that perfect outfit hopping down Kingston Pike or visiting Market Square.
A “girlfriend getaway” would not be complete without a day of pampering at the spa. You can’t go wrong with Knoxville’s Spa Visage, voted Knoxville’s Best Day Spa. Spa Visage is an expansion of Salon Visage, a well-known local salon that has been voted the “Best Salon in Knoxville” for 13 consecutive years. Spa Visage is a stress-free sanctuary from daily life where you’ll find highly trained and caring therapists who specialize in service areas including nails, make-up, facials, massage and body treatments. Also, try the “Every Woman’s Dream” gift package at Spa Visage. From a body polish to a professional make-up application, this 7-hour gift package fulfills all the needs of a getaway.
From shopping for the perfect outfit to pampering with a facial and new hairstyle, Knoxville is a great location to experience the perfect “girlfriend getaway”. For more information on Knoxville, visit www.knoxville.org.