Relax with a Drink
Relax with a drink
We all relax and unwind in different ways, whether we’re heading for the sauna, the local beauty salon for a massage, escape on a weekend break to a health spa to enjoy some holistic treatments, or we chill out at home, having a bath with some relaxing bath oils or salts, meditating or simply sitting down with a drink in our hand. Most people find having a drink relaxing, simply because it means, you have to stop doing, what you are doing and sit down for some time in order to enjoy the full benefits of having that drink.
Drinks can be soothing, relaxing or stimulating, but what they all have in common is that they make you take time out, read or chat to friends and give both your mind and your body a rest. The beauty of relaxing with a drink is, that you can do it anywhere – curled up on the sofa with your hot chocolate or a glass of wine, or you can make it an occasion to go out, see your friends and do some catching up. If you haven’t got child care, many more places these days are child friendly and some coffee shops are popular places for mothers and toddlers to meet and socialise.
Relaxing with a drink is mostly associated with the consumption of alcohol, and places, such as pubs had to adjust to a change in culture with more women going out for meals and drinks. This has also increased the popularity of wine, which is more readily available now and many places offer a decent selection of different ones, in addition, continental-style wine bars have sprung up everywhere over the past few years. Drinking alcohol at home has also become more wide spread – not only for dinner parties, but simply to sit together watching a film, or having your friends round to watch a football match. Staying in has for many of us become the new going out.
However, the ever present American influence on our culture here in Great Britain has also brought about a sharp rise in coffee as the beverage of choice. And what the European cafe culture has failed to achieve over here has been made up by American TV shows, such as “Friends” or “Frasier”, and every self respecting town in England, however small it might be, prides itself now with an array of coffee shops – just like on TV. And not only that, the stylish espresso has been surpassed by a diversity of new drinks, such as cappuccino, latte, macchiato, mocha and many more. Coffee shops are very popular meeting and relaxing places for people of all ages.
And lastly, whilst they have been around forever, herbal teas have seen a huge revival as choice of drink, which can relax, energise or soothe you, whilst being totally natural and having several health benefits all at the same time. And because of that, they are widely available in cafes as well as the popular coffee shops. So, whatever your preference, just sit down and enjoy that drink.