Majestic Mountains: Red Mountain Resort & Spa

Lynn Burshtein If happiness were a colour, it would be the colour of Red Mountain – more specifically the russet-hued rocks located in St. George, Utah on the northeastern tip of the Mojave Desert. Its epic scenery surely makes this one of the more picturesque places on earth. Indeed, it is as if the area […]

Emily Hartzman: From Journalism to Beauty

Emily Hartzman arrived at the University of Western Ontario to major in journalism and business.  However, after a while, she discovered that it wasn’t the line of work for her and went to hair school.  After graduating, Emily went to study to become a make-up artist and it was there she met Lauren Simpson, who […]

Ste. Anne's Country Inn & Spa: A Castle in the Country

Lynn Burshtein   Those seeking to escape the hectic pace of city life in favour of peace and tranquility need look no further than Ste. Anne’s Country Inn & Spa. Situated in a 19th Century fieldstone castle among the gentle rolling hills of Northumberland County (a mere 90-minutes outside of Toronto, accessible by car or […]

Swellwomen Surfing & Yoga Retreat

Lynn Burshtein The word “swell” can refer to an ocean wave generated from a distant source, or, in more common parlance, a description of something fantastic. For Me-Shell Mijangos, founder of the Maui-based surfing & yoga retreat, Swellwomen (along with its co-ed counterparts, Swell Co-ed), the dual meanings of the word complement one another. A […]

One-stop-shop Skincare at Yorkville's Skinovation

T U Dawood Cosmeceutical expertise comes to Yorkville with the launch of Skinovation, a 1700 square feet med spa with a luxury feel located at 114 Avenue Road.  Noah Kiani’s ten years of experience in cosmetic consulting and solutions and is determined to make the process of beautification simpler and more enjoyable for customers.

Meredith “Lady Lamb” Mainguy of Shimu Shai

Cynthia Cheng Shimu Shai, a spa located in Corktown, just north of Toronto’s Distillery District area is run by Meredith “Lady Lamb” Mainguy. Lady Lamb came up with the name because of its “soft, soothing sound” a name that sounded like a puppy. The name also reflected the spa’s philosophy of wholesome, country freshness. Most […]