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Selfology Spa Does Exceptional Hair

“The Best You in The Best World” is the mantra of Selfology Spa, located conveniently near my Kitsilano home at 16th and Granville. I certainly do feel so much better each time I visit. Aren’t we all working on being our best, even if we forget to think of ourselves and our mental and physical health some of the time? So many things pull and tug me away from being my best!

I’ve been spoiled at Selfology Spa in the past and would return their weekly, or more, if I could. I’ve had an amazing Seaflora facial and lymphatic detox massage, a firming and slimming facial and scalp massage, and an renewing seaweed body wrap. The last time I was in I was envious of the hair clients, as they left with their shiny and colourful new hair! Since mine has been straight black for far too long, I decided to go in for a change.

There are a number of hair stylists, including Mia (check her work out on facebook) and the lovely Kei who took care of me for the many hours it took to transform my look into something pretty darn spectacular.

Selfology goes behind a hair style, by combining Hair Art , Hair Wellness, and wholeperson Spa wellness; they remind us to think of the scalp as the other skin we might be ignoring.  The focus of this spa  is to be a Cultural, Natural, Holistic, and Artful place.

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The Café next to the spa (Two Tarts) is a healthy and delicious way to fuel up and they’ll happily feed you should you need a snack. Being the best, after all, starts with what you do, and do not, put in your body.

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After we went over my goals and what I am capable of keeping up once I leave the spa/salon. I reclined in the massage chairs for a scalp treatment and shampoo.

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My transformation included a cut, colour and then straightening treatment. Afterwards Jessica, the spa owner, also did my make up.

I think the before and after pretty much tells you how talented this crew is! It’s been a month since I’ve been in (I’ve been in a writing funk – more about that another time).

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I’ve now just retouched the roots and my hairs still looking fab! Thanks Kei, Peter and Jessica for all the encouragement along my journey. If you are smart, you’ll also make them part of yours!

Selfology Spa Salon Medi-Spa Package

Selfology Spa is a modern spa and salon  at Granville and 16th in Vancouver who’s primary goal is to nurture you towards better health. Their treatments range from skin care to massage and makeup, as well as hair cuts and styling. This is my second very excellent visit to this spot! There is an awesome SocialShopper deal on now too!

Selfology Spa Salon

It’s a comfortable place with natural wood accents and the treatment rooms enable you to escape for an hour or two and enjoy a variety of healing treatments.

Selfology Spa Treatment Room

My latest adventure at Selfology a including firming and slimming facial using the natural Sea Flora line of products, along with a scalp massage and a detox-massage and heated Sea Flora seaweed body wrap.

The Sea Flora products are made up of marine and thalassotherapy elements of wild seaweed, ocean mud and marine minerals and they are so soothing I’ve started to use them at home.

The facial massage left my skin tight and glowing and the seaweed body wrap in the infrared heat blanket is said to opens pores, and ease sore muscles. It gets a bit hot in the wrap, but you can definitely feel these affects as if fat is melting away! My body felt deep cleaned and after I rinsed off the seaweed in their amazing shower, I emerged feeling a new energy had been unleashed.

All products used at this high-end, modern spa are 100% organic and their professionally trained therapists provide customized treatments should this particular one not be for you.

I will be back soon, as I’m due for a mani and pedi so I can slip into my summer footwear without embarrassment!

SELFOLOGY™ SPA

Company Website
8 – 3195 Granville St.
Vancouver, BC
V6H 3K2

Selfology Spa Salon

This is a place where miracles seem to occur and luckily SocialShopper currently has two deals for you for:

– Option 1: $82 for 90-minute head to toe medi-spa package for one person, including firming or slimming facial with scalp massage, medi-body contouring or detox-massage and heated body wrap (value $308)

– Option 2: $155 for 90-minute head to toe medi-spa package for two people, including firming or slimming facial with scalp massage, medi-body contouring or detox-massage and heated body wrap (value $614)

*Selfology spa provided the treatments mentioned, but, as always, we only recommend products and services we truly love.

 

Selfology Spa Salon

SocialShopper Selfology Spa Deal here.

Should you not be feeling quite yourself, it may be time to treat yourself to Selfology, a spa and salon at Granville and 16th in Vancouver. Peter Tu and Jessica Yu, the owners of this unique spot take self-care a step further and believe and practice with healing first in mind. By visiting the spa for one of their many treatments you will be nurtured and healed towards better health. Peter’s father’s unfortunate death ignited a passion in him to pursue preventative health and share this with the community. The spa hosts wellness seminars and speeches and runs a program where they give back by giving away makeovers to deserving individuals who have been to busy or distracted to stop and care for themselves.  Their mantra is to be “the best you in the best world”.

Selfology Spa Salon

The entry room to the salon where the hair technicians practice their art is stark white with natural wood accents. The chairs are comfortable and at the wash station these chairs even recline and massage while the hairdresser shampoos your scalp to cleanliness. I had the pleasure of meeting Kei Ishihara who treated me to a deep condition and wonderful blow out.

Selfology Spa Treatment Room

Through the sliding door into the next room there is a make up consultant should you wish and several treatment rooms for you to relax and enjoy a massage, or facial or perhaps some body contouring or hair removal. The many options are listed here.

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I had an amazing relaxing organic Seaflora thalassotherapy facial and emerged with glowing skin. I also experienced the lymphatic detox massage which left me knot-free and so content I needed a nap.

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The spa sells many different skin and hair products tailored to your specific needs, I went with the Seaflora line for dry skin to elevate my skin treatments at home.  The above pictured Relaxus Salt Aroma Lamps surround the room and are also available for purchase. They not only make your room smell and look better, but also help reduce indoor pollution, and yes, I had to have one.

Selfology Spa Salon

This is a place where miracles seem to occur and luckily SocialShopper currently has two deals for you for:

– Option 1: $69 for 90-minute head to toe spa package for 1, including full body massage, plus organic Seaflora thalassotherapy facial (value $175)

– Option 2: $129 for 90-minute head to toe spa package for 2, including full body massage, plus organic Seaflora thalassotherapy facial (value $350)

*Selfology spa provided the treatments mentioned, but, as always, we only recommend products and services we truly love.

 

J Natural Spa

IMG_6429I have walked up 4th Avenue in Kitsilano hundreds of times and never noticed J Natural Spa before. There’s a signboard that I must have passed, but it’s tucked away on the upper level. I must have been tweeting or somehow focused on something else. Never mind, as I have found it now.

SocialShopper put together a package that included a full body massage, herbal foot soak, eyebrow shape, 45 minute facial with their J Natural Spa products, a lip and eye treatment as well as mineral makeup and a bronzer and lip balm application.

I hustled down to the spa as I was running late and rather flustered and was desperately in need of a relaxing experience. I seemed to be the only one at the spa. It’s rather small, but good things do come in small packages here.

The treatment started with the herbal foot soak in the waiting area while I sipped some herbal tea and began to unwind. I was then off to the massage room and after I disrobed, climbed into the bed I began to de-stress as the technician worked her magic focusing on my back as it’s always in knots from sitting at my desk too long. Soft music drowned out the occasional noise from the street below and at one point I actually fell right to sleep.

Once the massage was over the facial began.  It was a scent-filled procedure filled with many steps. I wasn’t sure what was going on from one moment to the next, but drifted off and left it in her capable hands and came back with refreshed skin and unblocked pores.  J Natural Spa has their own 100% natural skincare line that is said to be “handmade with love and will feed your skin with essential nutrients and vitamins”. The final mineral makeup and bronzer left me glowing and I merely had to put some mascara and lipstick on to head out for the afternoon. The frazzles were gone and I was all set for a relaxing evening.

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J Natural Spa
Company Website
1937 West 4th Ave
Vancouver, BC
V6J 1M7
604.564.1662
info@j-spa.ca

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Spa Day at New Image College of Fine Arts

NewImageSpa1Last week I took a much needed afternoon to myself to beautify my tired feet and get my nails in order. Fortunately for me at New Image College of Fine Arts they offer an esthetics training and once the students have mastered the skills, they can take on clients to fine tune their trade. The school’s programs are tops in the industry so these students are pros by the time they get their hands on you and services are offered at extremely descent prices. There’s a sale on now for a $20 pedi or $20 mani and facials are just $30.

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The best thing about the pedi/mani was that I was all tucked up on the treatment table as though I was in bed. I even fell asleep I was so incredibly relaxed. My technician, Anastasia, did an excellent job; she’s training to be a teacher herself and looks forward to opening a spa of her own.

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Here’s my nails after the mani. I always choose a lighter polish so the chips are less obvious.

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But toes get colour! Now I can wear my spring shoes. Thanks New Image! I’ll be back again and will be sure to try that facial!

More About New Image College of Fine Arts

Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, and originally established in 1980, New Image College of Fine Arts is one of Canada’s leading accredited post secondary institutions offering unique “real world” training in film & television acting, makeup artistry and esthetics. For thirty-four years, New Image has been dedicated to preparing students with the knowledge and hands-on training needed to be successful in their chosen fields by instructors who are amongst the best in the country; award-winning professionals with accomplished careers in acting, makeup artistry and esthetics. New Image graduates routinely go on to impact the entertainment and esthetics industries, contributing their skills to world class productions, both in Canada and abroad.

www.NewImage.ca

Juillet Spa

juilletOn the corner of Broadway and Arbutus in Kitsilano spa goers can find one of Vancouver’s largest spas, Juillet Spa. They pride themselves as the perfect place for a spa party or pre-wedding prep, and they most certainly are. However you don’t need a group or any special occasion other than the need to treat yourself to visit this spa. SocialShopper has an excellent $88 package right now click here to purchase.

The spa has multiple treatment rooms all geared for privacy as well as a large central room where you can relax prior or post treatment, or receive a mani or pedi. All this while watching your choice of movies that are kindly played at a very low volume with subtitles so not to ruin the mood.

In the private rooms the spa offers everything from acupuncture to cellulite smoothing treatments, along with facials, massages, aromatherapy, make up application, hair styling, waxing and spray tans.

I chose the 100-Minute Rejuvenation package which includes a massage, Organic Eminence Facial, Reflexology, and a Collagen Anti-Aging Eye Treatment.  It is usually $290 but SocialShopper is currently offering it for $88 – PURCHASE THE DEAL HERE.

After changing in a private room into a comfy robe, I was guided down the hallway to my private room where a warm water bed awaited me.  The spa professional began with a soothing massage concentrating on my difficult zones, back and shoulders, and was so relaxing I fell asleep. The facial uses the Eminence products and the specific cleanser and moisturizer is chosen for you once your skin condition is determined.  Mine included the blueberry soy exfoliating cleanser and the pumpkin latte hydration masque which left my skin a bit red after as I had some sensitivity to something in the product. However, the technician took the time to apply a cooling mask, at no extra charge, which remedied this and I left with glowing skin.

After the treatment I relaxed in the lounge with some herbal tea and fruit before dressing and heading back to the real world feeling energized and refreshed

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Juillet Spa and Wedding
Company Website
2525 Arbutus St.
Vancouver, BC
V6J 4S2
604.736.2111

Give the Gift of CHI, The Spa

Holiday Wrappings Gift Basket

Wrap someone you love in comfort this holiday Season with a soft and luxurious Kashwere bathrobe and blanket. Add in a gift card and it’s the gift of comfort and joy.

Kashwere Bath Robe
Kashwere Blanket
$50 Gift Card to CHI, The Spa

A $380.00 value for $265.00

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The Wise Man’s Gift Basket

it is a wise man (or woman) who gives the gift of CHI, The Spa this holiday. A basket of wonderfully scented oils to ease away tension, plus a gift card towards a treatment of your choice.

CHI Signature Massage Oil
CHI Signature Essential Oil
Copper Diffuser
$50 Gift Card to CHI, The Spa

A $130.00 value for $105.00

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Terms & Conditions:

·       This offer is not combinable with any other offers or promotions

·       Spa Cuisine must be ordered 24 hours in advance

·       Champagne and Spa cuisine will be served in Ginger Bar after the treatments at CHI

·       Offer Valid from 1 December – 15 January 2011

·       Price is subject to 12% HST and is subject to availability

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*Call CHI The Spa on 604 695 2447 or visit our website www.shangri-la.com for more information.

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A Couple’s Christmas Escape

In the midst of wonderful holiday mayhem, escape for a few hours of “couple” time. Ready yourself for the season ahead with a massage that restores vitality followed by spa cuisine and a flute of champagne. Cheers to the holidays!

Element Vitality Signature Massage (100 Minutes)
Couples Spa Cuisine & 2 Glasses of Champagne (30 Minutes)
$50 Gift Card (next visit)

A $540.00 value for $450.00
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Terms & Conditions:

·       This offer is not combinable with any other offers or promotions

·       Spa Cuisine must be ordered 24 hours in advance

·       Champagne and Spa cuisine will be served in Ginger Bar after the treatments at CHI

·       Offer Valid from 1 December – 15 January 2012

·       Price is subject to 12% HST and is subject to availability

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Call CHI The Spa on 604 695 2447 or visit our website www.shangri-la.com to request an appointment.


September Offers from CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La

A Spa Romance For couples that spa together…Rate at CAD $230

CHI, The Spa has an extraordinary spa suite where couple’s can escape, at least for a few hours. Here you can enjoy quiet time, relaxing side-by-side while enjoying our Signature Element Vitality Massage – 100 minutes each of a customized massage. Spend extra time relaxing in the suite before you join us in the Ginger Bar for spa cuisine created by our executive chef and a glass of champagne to toast your romance.

Special price throughout September – CAD 230 per person

*This offer is available from 1 Sep 2011 through 30 Sep 2011

Spa Party

Laugh & linger in CHI, The Spa with our new Spa Party – champagne bubbles, sumptuous cuisine & relaxing treatments.

We have created a new offering for groups of four – bring the girls, the boys, the sisters or mothers for our September “Spa Party”. Each member of your “Party” will receive a complimentary glass of champagne and our customized spa cuisine. You can each choose one treatment – either a facial or a signature treatment (detailed on our website).

Offer includes: 

When you book a party of 4

-4 complimentary glasses of champagne

-4 complimentary orders of spa cuisine

Terms & Conditions:

*Please note that spa cuisine must be ordered 24 hours in advance and will be
served in Ginger Bar, adjacent to the Spa

*Offer available Monday through Friday

*Includes an additional 30 minutes of relaxation (& laughter) in-suite

*Cannot be combined with any other promotions

Call CHI The Spa on 604 695 2447 or visit our website www.shangri-la.com to request an appointment.

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Sabai Thai Spa

In Thai “Sabai” means harmony, and when you enter either one of the three locations of Sabai Thai Spa, you will certainly understand why they’ve chosen their name.

This boutique spa specializes in traditional Thai treatments and has three locations in North Vancouver, Coal Harbour, and the most recent location, West Vancouver,  opened in May 2011.

 

The owner, Neata Goutier, grew up in Thailand and was taught the art of Thai massage from one of the oldest healers in Thailand, at the young age of twelve.  She is also trained in Thai yoga. Her sister Nisita Auttapoung joined her in Canada to run the West Vancouver location and has gone through similar intense training.

Sabai Thai uses all natural products including Eminence OrganicsSpa RitualMacadamia Natural Oil and Langley’s own Tuscan Farm Gardens creations in all their treatments, leaving your skin irritation free.

This spa specializing in Thai massage, an ancient form of massage where the client lays on a floor mat and the instructor gently stretches joints and muscles and uses pressure points to loosen up the body. They also offer herb compress massage, white clay body wraps and the Sabai Thai Signature Facial that I recently had the pleasure of receiving.

Sabai Thai Signature Facial

“Detoxifying Thai white clay and organic herbs and honey are combined in a steamed herbal compress and applied with a deep, rhythmic motion to the face, neck and shoulders to increase circulation, soften the complexion, and minimize signs of fatigue, dehydration, and aging.” Pricing is 60 minutes – $119; 90 minutes – $149

From the moment I walked into the spa I felt a sense of calm.  The Thai-styled room filled with statues and art, pleasant herbal aromas, soft music and attentive service all contributed to this sensation.

After disrobing, slipping under the blanket and settling comfortably into my treatment bed, Ms. Auttapong entered the room and described the steps we would go through.

Clean – deep clean and anti bacteria treatment – coconut scent
Exfoliate – removing dirt oil and skin
Apply Mask – for repair and anti-aging
Massage – lymphatic draining
Application of the Herbal Ball filled with tumeric, ginger, cumin, plai and lemongrass and steamed for detox and revitalization
Nourishing moisturizer

The most unique and relaxing sensation was that of the Herbal Ball application.  As the ball touches various parts of your face and shoulders, you inhale the aromas and feel a general sense of cleansing, both mentally and physically.

After the treatment I was instructed to drink a lot of water for the day to flush out the toxins and was serves a pot of herbal tea from a traditional Thai tea set while I slowly awakened and emerged back into the real world.

If you go, make sure to take some time out to enjoy the after affects. I recommend going for a healthy lunch or taking the afternoon off for a long walk or yoga session to fully absorb the healing powers.

I left vowing to return when time permitted for the full Thai Massage.

Locations:

Coal Harbour
Sabai Thai Spa Downtown Vancouver (604) 568-6227
571 Cardero St. Vancouver, BC V6G 3L2

North Vancouver
Sabai Thai Spa North Vancouver (604) 985-8896
987 Marine Drive. North Vancouver, BC V7P 1S4

West Vancouver
Sabai Thai Spa North Vancouver (604) 925-1074
1867 Marine Drive. West Vancouver, BC V7V 1J7

 http://thaispa.ca/

 

News from Fairmont Hotels

Fairmont Official Host Hotels of Vancouver 125

Think of a landmark hotel around the world and chances are it’s a Fairmont property. Fairmont is a natural fit as host hotel group for Vancouver’s 125th anniversary celebrations as few hotels can boast their communities literally grew up around them the way Fairmont can. From 1887, when ground broke on the first Hotel Vancouver to 2010 when we opened the contemporary Fairmont Pacific Rim property, we’ve celebrated a rich history with Vancouver. As such, we are pleased to announce Fairmont’s official support of the City of Vancouver’s 125 celebrations in anticipation of “Summer Live,” a weekend of Vancouver 125 celebrations this coming July 8 to 10. Stay tuned for several consumer prizes we’ll be offering in partnership with Helijet. www.celebratevancouver125.ca

TASTY UPDATES

Seafood Sundays at ORU

ORU at Fairmont Pacific Rim in Vancouver has recently introduced a Sunday night seafood buffet. Both locals and visitors can now enjoy a delicious seafood haul prepared by ORU chefs, fresh from the Pacific Ocean. Guests can sample local delicacies such as oysters, honey mussels, seafood paella, “catch of the day” and a selection of Chef’s signature sushi and nigiri. It’s a great way to taste the bounty of the Pacific Northwest. See here for more info on the restaurant. www.fairmont.com/pacificrim

New Brews at The Fairmont Empress

The Tea Lobby at The Fairmont Empress has been serving up Victoria’s grandest tradition of Afternoon Tea for decades. Recent additions to the hotel’s tea offerings include an Evening Tea that allows guests to experience Afternoon Tea during evening hours (Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday nights during summer months with seatings from 7pm to 9pm); and a signature “1908 Cocktail” that shakes up tea-infused vodka (made with signature Empress Blend tea) with fresh lemon and egg white (named after the year The Empress opened). www.fairmont.com/empress

13 Kinds of Oysters Prepared Nine Ways

Boasting the beautifully carved oak paneling and unique tin ceiling of the haberdashery (men’s outfitter) it once was during the 1930’s, Shuckers is one of Seattle’s oldest (and most loved) oyster bars and brims with 13 different kinds of oysters prepared nine ways (don’t miss the Olympic baked oysters made with Dungeness crab, tomato hollandaise, bacon and bell pepper). Happy hour takes place every Monday to Friday from 3pm to 5pm with $1.25 local oysters, great value cocktail and beer specials, Bay shrimp cocktail, and steamed clams and mussels. See here for more information on Shuckers. www.fairmont.com/seattle

Taste History at Griffins – $23 Tasting Menu and Early Bird Discount

In celebration of 123 years of history in Vancouver, Griffins Restaurant in The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is offering a $23 three-course dinner menu featuring dishes such as Griffins’ signature Caesar salad and grilled sirloin steak with marinated Portobello mushroom plus the hotel’s fully-loaded dessert buffet. In addition, Griffins is also offering an early bird discount of 50% off all dinner menu items from Sunday to Wednesday for diners who come in from 4:30pm to 6:00pm. See here for the full dinner menu at Griffins. www.fairmont.com/hotelvancouver

GREEN NEWS

The Fairmont Waterfront Rewards Guests for Driving Green

The Fairmont Waterfront has announced a new incentive for guests to “drive green” as part of the hotel’s ongoing commitment to sustainability. Guests who arrive at the hotel in hybrid or electric cars will be rewarded with complimentary valet parking for the duration of their stay. “We feel strongly that this is the right thing to do,” said Ian Pullan, general manager for the hotel. “This incentive is a fun way to reward our guests for joining us in the quest for a greener planet.” The Fairmont Waterfront is a leader in sustainability and responsible tourism and is continuously looking for innovative ways to reduce their environmental footprint. The hotel has also been awarded “Five Green Keys” as part of the Green Key Eco-Rating Program. www.fairmont.com/waterfront

PACKAGES + PROMOTIONS

Grand Fromage Package Celebrates All Things Cheese

Love cheese? Us too! The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is offering a “Grand Fromage” package that promises a two-night wine and cheese extravaganza in Vancouver – from a private farm tour and hands-on cheesemaking experience at Farm House Cheeses in Agassiz to a dinner for two at the city’s finest artisan cheese purveyor’s restaurant, Au Petit Chavignol, we’ve got you covered for an authentic BC cheese vacation. See here for current rates and details. www.fairmont.com/hotelvancouver

Park, Dream + Jet Package

The Fairmont Vancouver Airport has announced a “Park, Dream + Jet” package that includes long-term parking. Whether you’re jetting off for a weekend getaway or an extended vacation, the hotel now offers the option to leave your car behind. Package includes a one night stay plus parking in YVR’s long term parking lot with a complimentary shuttle to the terminal – starting from $259 for a one night stay plus four nights of parking (7, 14 and 21 nights of parking are also available at a higher rate). See here for current rates and details. www.fairmont.com/vancouverairport

“Take Root at Fairmont” Packages Show it’s Easy to be Green

Paying tribute to UNESCO’s 2011 International Year of the Forest designation, Fairmont has whittled out “Take Root at Fairmont” travel packages that reinforce and reflect the brand’s decades-long commitment to combining responsible tourism and environmental stewardship. In the Pacific Northwest, we’re fortunate to have some of the most spectacular old-growth temperate rainforest. The following are just a sample of these packages. For a full listing of packages, please visit www.fairmont.com/promo/takeroot.

  • The Fairmont Waterfront – Treetops and Totem Poles: This package takes visitors to one of Vancouver’s most popular attractions, the Capilano Suspension Bridge. The park’s “Treetops Adventure” offers visitors the opportunity to have a squirrel’s eye view from the forest canopy on a series of suspension bridges high up in the treetops. Totem Park, on the other hand, demonstrates First Nations craftsmanship on towering carved totem poles. New to the park this year is “Cliffwalk,” a series of suspended walkways along the granite cliff face above Capilano River. Package includes one night’s accommodation and admission to Capilano. See here for current rates and details. www.fairmont.com/waterfront
  • The Fairmont Vancouver Airport – Birds & Bees: This package invites guests to learn about the hotel’s honeybee program as well as explore nearby Iona Beach Regional Park, one of the best locations to see rare birds such as burrowing owl and yellow-headed blackbirds. The package includes one night’s accommodation, complimentary use of the hotel’s BMW bicycles (to travel to Iona Beach), a $35 credit towards a “Food for Flight” picnic and a souvenir jar of the hotel’s signature honey, produced by the million or so bees that reside on the Vancouver International Airport’s land at McDonald Beach Park. See here for current rates and details. www.fairmont.com/vancouverairport
  • The Fairmont Olympic Hotel – Evergreen Package: Package includes one night’s accommodation at The Fairmont Olympic in Seattle, a custom three-hour outdoor adventure with Evergreen Escapes and a hand-blown Glassybaby votive candle (hand-blown by a local artist with $4 from each candle donated to Conservation International). Guests that travel via hybrid or electric vehicle will also receive complimentary valet parking during their stay. See here for current rates and details. www.fairmont.com/seattle

SPA UPDATES

Toast Your Toes with a Summer Pairing

Toast the summer – and your toes – with a signature pedicure in Fairmont Pacific Rim’s Willow Stream Spa followed by a complimentary cocktail paired to the colour of your polish in the Lobby Lounge. Our bartenders are up for the challenge – from summery pinks to ocean turquoise, jet black… and everything in between! See here for Vancouver’s Willow Stream Spa details. www.fairmont.com/pacificrim

K-Lift Age Management System = Fast + Visible Results

Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Pacific Rim in Vancouver has introduced the latest in skincare science with “K-Lift” age reversal treatments that provide visible results in a short amount of time. Facial treatments use the “Age Management System” from Kerstin Florian – a device that combines three high-performance energy technologies to address and treat the aging process – producing immediate lifting and firming, restoring dermal density, increasing collagen production, reducing lines and smoothing wrinkles. Try the 60-minute “Lift & Tone Facial,” an energy treatment that includes a deep cleanse and exfoliating multi-acid peel plus 40 minutes of LED Red Light and Impulse Micro-Current, or the 20-minute “K-Lift Express” treatments for quickie lifts. See here for more details on K-Lift treatments. www.fairmont.com/pacificrim

Friends Who Spa Together… Save Together

Recognized by Condé Nast Traveler magazine readers as one of the Top 10 Resort Spas: Canada, the Willow Stream Spa at The Fairmont Empress is an urban oasis in the heart of Victoria. This summer, the spa is offering a great summer promotion for groups of four or more friends who spa together. Each guest will receive $25 off any 90-minute body experience, a bento box lunch and a signature summer tote bag. Victoria’s Willow Stream Spa offers over 75 aesthetic and spa treatments plus the complimentary access to the spa’s Hungarian mineral pool, eucalyptus steam room and sauna with all services. Try the “Evergreen Coast Infusion” (a full body masque and exfoliation followed by a massage with an evergreen-inspired essential oil blend). See here for more details on the spa. www.fairmont.com/empress