Well what a weekend! My apologies for the delay in this week’s posts — turns out basically any and everything that could go wrong in the past two days did. From the blog having a glitch in the mainframe, to my flight delays (again and again) I could not be more than happy to be home and settled!
Don’t get me wrong, I had a ridiculous weekend and you can peek at my Instagram to see what I got up to, but the sentiment, “There’s No Place Like Home,” has never been more real.
And I got the sweetest welcome home, when I was set up for an amazing evening at Toronto’s Shangri La Miraj Hammam Spa by Caudalie. After the past 48 hours, it was so wonderful to receive a relaxing spa treatment and enjoy some of the perks the spa has to offer.
I arrived to the most serene space and an incredibly kind and attentive concierge. After I completed my forms and was all prepped, the staff offered me a full tour, so I knew my way around and let me relax on the private patio in their gorgeous waiting lounge. I sipped lemon water and took in the amazing view of the CN Tower and cityscape, all while releasing the troubles of the day.
After some unwind time, I was taken in for my incredible Hammam and Gommage treatment, which was this beautiful steam & exfoliation body massage authentic to traditions in the Middle East. The treatment is completed in a Hammam steam room to also cleanse from the inside out, so the result was super silky skin as the oils penetrate from the steam, as the exfoliate whisked away dry skin from the surface.
As if this experience wasn’t enough, I was finally brought to this Middle Eastern inspired relax lounge where I was given warm tea, baklava and grapes. I was encouraged to stay and unwind as long as I needed and I guess I really needed it because I easily could have fallen asleep there for the evening!
It was the most wonderful way to spend my first night home and I want to thank everyone at the Shangri La, the Miraj Hammam Spa by Caudalie and MacIntyre Communications for presenting me with such a thoughtful gesture.
Now I’m home, recharged and back to it, so let’s make the rest of this week count!