Thankfully there is a locals "Spa Splash" deal which includes a 50-minute spa service, a pool pass for the day, a glass of wine, parking and up to 90 minutes of complimentary childcare. Who's with me? How does late October look for you? I'm going to ask for a day at the spa and a big bottle...

This year I was invited to attend the The International Salon & Spa Expo(ISSE) Midwest Show at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. The ISSE show included everything relating to hair, nails, makeup, skin care, and wellness. I had a great time going from booth to booth...

! Stylist Tracee giving a hair consultation. Stylist & Waxing expert Stephanie giving a hair consultation. Viewing Stella & Dot accessories. Dress for Success volunteer Sheena meeting someone who dropped off a donation. With Alicia and Editor in Chief of Facon Magazine Janice...

Drinking more water helps your health in more ways than one: it replenishes fluids in muscles and tissues throughout the day and post-workout; it satisfies your thirst, which can sometimes be mistaken for hunger and cause you to inadvertently eat more than you need; it alleviates signs of...

Next, it was time for a spa service or two; wanting to try a few services, and at least one with a bit of local flair, I started with a foot reflexology session, followed by a Native American blue corn and prickly pear salt scrub. Both services were the epitome of divine, effective in...

To do so, you discard all belongings that don't "spark joy" and keep the possessions that do. When you're surrounded by things you love and each of them has its proper place in your home, Kondo contends, you'll find it much easier to keep your place neat and you won't feel the urge to acquire...

(See that messy hair? I literally woke up like this.) As you can see, my skin appears calmer, brighter, and more even-toned with less redness. The little bumps on my forehead indicating congested pores were gone. My complexion looked and felt great and it continued to do so over the next 4...

Readers of this blog know that in the last year I've become a diehard Bar Method devotee, but last week I found myself cheating on the Bar Method to try the newest barre fitness studio in Vancouver, Pure Barre. This is Pure Barre's second location in Canada and its first in Vancouver, and in...

For all of these reasons, the invitation to try a stress-busting MELT Method class at The Dailey Method Vancouver in early February couldn't have come at a better time. But what was the MELT Method exactly? I was about to find out along with my BFF, whom I'd invited to try the class with...

I recently had the privilege of trying services at two new-to-me salons in Vancouver that are definitely worth checking out if any or all of the above apply to you this Valentines Day. First up? A gel mani at Lily & Roo. Lily & Roo (named for owner Chloe's daughter and her daughter's...

 

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