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The kids are back in school, life has returned to normal, and you finally have a moment to breathe, step back, and take a moment for you. At LFID we are firm believers in the immortal words of Donna from Parks & Recreation, "Treat Yo Self". You have earned it.

So, we are going to break down a perfect Treat Yo Self Day in three different DMV neighborhoods ensuring that there is a convenient option for everyone to get out there and enjoy a divine day of decadence. We're kicking things off with the district nearest our LFID offices - Bethesda.

Kid's Study Space by Avocado Sweets Design Studio

Photo Credit: Tout De Sweet

Begin your Bethesda Treat Yo Self Day at Tout de Sweet pastry shop. This French style pâtisserie looks just as sweet as its treats taste with an aesthetic that is straight out of a Tiffany & Co. jewel box. Chef Jerome Colin opened Tout de Sweet with his wife, Sofia, with "an emphasis on showcasing a contemporary French approach on daily creations and his spin on the classics". In doing so, he has managed to provide Bethesda with some of the most glorious pastries in the area.

Kid's Study Space by Joanna Gaines/Magnolia Home

Photo Credit: Cera Wax Studio & Laura Fox Interior Design, LLC

After you indulge in some of the delicacies found at Tout de Sweet, make your way around the corner and Treat Yo Self to the best waxing experience of your life at Cera Wax Studio. Sisters Monica and Anna Gomez are long time friends of LFID after they brought Laura on to help out with a number of personal and professional design projects.

The Bethesda location (they also recently opened up a second location in the Mosaic District) has been around since early 2013 and since opening has consistently been ranked as one of the best waxing studios in the DMV. This incredible reputation can undoubtedly be traced to the sisters' 20+ years in the industry and commitment to creating the best experience possible for their clients.

Use promo code FOXY20 when booking to get 20% off your next service!

*Valid through 9/30/18

Photo Credit: Gringos & Mariachis

A block away from Cera is one of Laura's all-time favorite restaurants, Gringos & Mariachis. This delightful cantina features some of the best tacos you will find in the area with creative takes on classic flavors in a space that feels authentic to the style and concept without getting into the kitschy decor realm that you see from so many Tex-Mex eateries. Take your pick of an assortment of different salsas and margaritas, all of which are positively delightful and make sure you try Laura's personal favorite dish, the Carne Asada!