Five Restorative Ways to Treat Yourself Kindly

Rediscover the restorative pleasures of treating yourself to good food, coffee, music, and causes around the Queen City.

Rediscover the restorative pleasures of treating yourself to good food, coffee, music, and causes around the Queen City.

Photo illustration by Mari Fouz

SAVOR CHEESE AND WINE

There’s a reason cheese and wine is a timeless decadence—even the least nuanced pairing feeds the palate and the soul in distinct ways. Enjoy a flight of domestically produced cheese and a bottle of something special in The Rhined’s cozy outdoor courtyard. 1737 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine

LINGER OVER COFFEE

Give your Mr. Coffee a break and drink in the craft of local java legend Chuck Pfahler at Adesso in Mason. With his refined menu of coffee and espresso drinks, wine, cocktails, and locally sourced eats, Adesso—which means now in Italian—is the perfect space to enjoy a moment. 125 E. Main St., Mason

VISIT FARM ANIMALS

Gorman Heritage Farm is a 122-acre working farm committed to teaching sustainable agricultural practices. Walk the trails beside goats, chickens, pigs, and other farm animals. After months of worrying over half-filled groceryshelves, take the opportunity to connect with where your food actually comes from. 10052 Reading Rd., Evendale

BROWSE THE MUSIC BINS

After a year quarantined with your well-worn music collection, you probably need some new sounds, and Shake It Records is the place for good tunes. The staff will helpyou find your next favorite album, and make time to peruse the shop’s two stories of new and used vinyl. 4156 Hamilton Ave., Northside

GROW IT YOURSELF

Did you miss the 2020 home gardening craze? Volunteer with Brick Gardens, Domonique Peebles’s social-enterprise project converting vacant buildings into indoor hydroponic farms. Or dig in the dirt at St. Aloysius as the project works unused soil to grow healthy, homegrown food for the Bond Hill community.

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