When I need some pampering, one of my favourite things to do is go to the spa for a treatment. If you’re in the midst of a separation or divorce, you probably need a little TLC, but you may not have the time or budget to go to a luxury spa. Don’t let that be an excuse! This at-home treatment for a … [Read more...]
Gwyneth Paltrow & GOOP Want You To Steam Your Vagina
Whether you are pro-conscious uncoupling or find yourself grimacing at all things GOOP related, this is one piece of Gwyneth Paltrow advice you might want to think twice about before drinking the Kool-Aid. On her lifestyle blog, Paltrow writes about Tikkun Spa in LA and, specifically, the “golden … [Read more...]
How To Make The Most Of A Luxurious Staycation
For years we've struggled with the idea of travelling over the holiday season. We've had great experiences travelling to tropical paradises, ski getaways and everything in between during this time of year. It was always great to escape with the kids and each destination offered something wonderful … [Read more...]
What You Need To Know About Facials Vs. Peels
I've been to spas before and have spent anywhere from $80 to $250 on a facial. Some were straight forward maintenance type of facials—you know, with extractions and that steaming machine that opens up your pores? To the extreme, I've tried luxurious facials that include the soothing sounds of … [Read more...]
Spa Review: Zen Out At The Shizen Spa, Cosmopolitan Hotel
I can hear the water streaming in the background and the quiet whispers of enchanting music. It's hard to believe that this spa is in the core of the city just mere steps from many offices. It's an urban escape if only for a few hours out of my busy schedule. I let the soothing voices take me away … [Read more...]
Don’t Panic! Gifts & Apps for Valentine’s Day!
There can be a lot of expectation and pressure around Valentine's Day but planning the perfect date doesn't have to be stressful. But don't panic! You're just days away...I know. But just remember it's the thought that counts. You ARE thinking, right? Here are a few fun ways to help you on the road … [Read more...]
How to celebrate romance in the city? We check in with the Chef Concierge at the Four Seasons!
I started thinking about Valentine's Day a few weeks ago when hubby asked where I wanted to go for dinner around Valentine's. He loves celebrating all those special days throughout the year. Around the same time of his inquiry, I bumped into Liloo Alim at an event and we had a nice chat. She's one … [Read more...]
A Quick Trip to Brazil? Say Hello to the Quickzillian!
These past few weeks have been quite a trip! I'm having a little fun these days covering the Toronto International Film Festival. Sure, the focus is on the up and coming films but another aspect of TIFF is all the glam and beauty. Leading up to TIFF I had some primping to do as mentioned. You know, … [Read more...]
Summer Getaway: City or Cottage?
Now that summer is just about at the half-way mark, you may be looking for a few ideas to fill in last-minute holes in your calendar? So, what do you prefer? City or cottage country for a quick getaway? I'm in that mode myself. In between summer camps we'd love to getaway with the kids as a … [Read more...]
Urban Luxury at the Four Seasons Hotel Spa
I must be one of those people - the hard to buy for. Over the holidays (which was also close to my birthday) I was given a few gift cards to enjoy at various spas around the city. My friends and family know me well. I don't need or want a lot of "stuff" but I love "experiences" and spas … [Read more...]