Palm Springs has transformed from your grandparents’ hot spot to hopping it-spot beloved by hipsters and cool kids alike.
This year, Vail Resorts, Whistler’s owner, gave it a brand spanking new 10-passenger gondola to whisk Creekside skiers up the mountain in record time. And with a new six-person chairlift as well, this formerly local secret isn’t so secret anymore.
This month, the Festival of Christmas overtakes the hotel, with a two-storey tree, a gingerbread village, a stocking workshop, and Santa himself setting up shop for visitors to drop in.
With gift shopping, cookie baking, and tree decorating in full swing, navigating the world of advent calendars is not for the faint of heart. We’ve made a list and checked it twice: from coffee to beauty, NUVO has curated Advent calendars that promise to deliver festive fun.
The wigs may be long gone, but it’s clear the Gulikers’ pursuit of luxury locks is still their mane game.
In ancient times when men and women were cutting grapevines, they began spreading grapevine sap over their faces, making their skin brighter and more even-toned. But it wasn’t until Mathilde Thomas, co-founder with her husband, Bertrand, of French skin-care brand Caudalie, bottled the storied tale that it became a modern reality.
When life gave Victoria Ferguson lemons, she made skincare. Ferguson, the founder of Vancouver-based East 29th skincare, formulated the perfect tincture to eradicate her eczema.
The rarified treatment at Four Season’s Sensei Lanai’s hale pool, one of many designed by Sensei’s spa, is like having your senses fine-tuned. Here, health and wellness are more than just standard massages and a gym schedule; it’s the potential to also harness the mind.
Nectar Yoga’s retreat on Bowen Island feels less a quick zip into remote island wilderness (20 minutes from Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver), and more a slow journey from civilization to a Tolkienesque vale a world away.
Allison Audrey Weldon has been on a long journey to find a home in the creative orbit of wellness. Her skin-care line, Sangre de Fruta, touches on her experiences in the four corners of the globe.