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Shizen Spa

Hot Shops: Holiday Recharge at Shizen Spa

Pampering yourself is as important as giving to others this holiday season. (Besides, you know you deserve a little self-indulgence.) Shizen Spa presents a trio of seasonal treatments to rejuvenate your body from head to toe. The champagne pedicure ($60) soaks your tired feet in some bubbly; the caviar facial ($105) restores your skin with roe; while the chocolate body wrap ($120) leaves skin soft and supple.

Spa Escapes

Travellers can slough off tired skin and spring into shape at these eight picks for top-to-toes relaxation.

Hammam Spa

HAMMAM SPA
SETTING This cavernous paradise exudes old-world opulence with lavish steam rooms and private suites.
SIGNATURE TREATMENT Signature Hammam Ritual ($40 per visit, complimentary with other treatments totalling $100 or more). Rejuvenate and detoxify your body with the traditional Turkish steam infused with refreshing essential oils.
PAMPERING PICK Pamper Package ($340 for 3.5 hours) includes a Hammam steam, body scrub, Swedish massage, manicure and pedicure.
OTHER SERVICES Facials, microdermabrasion, body exfoliating treatments, couples’ massages.

SWEETGRASS SPA
SETTING For women only, this haven offers a luxurious space with access to an ozonated swimming pool, whirlpool, infrared sauna, and spa dining from George Restaurant.
SIGNATURE TREATMENT Lomi Lomi massage ($125 for an hour). A stylized Hawaiian treatment that means “loving hands,” this intuitive massage uses gentle flowing strokes, coaxing the body to relax.
PAMPERING PICK The Rose Sweetgrass Pause Package ($334 for 3 hours and 15 minutes) includes an aromatherapy facial, massage, manicure and pedicure, and lunch with wine.
OTHER SERVICES BodySong massage, facials, manicures and pedicures.

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Weekend Roundup, June 12 to 14

The weather is warm and the weekend is here; get out and see the city!

Friday: Indulge in fine seafood at Fisherman's Wharf.

Friday: Enjoy the seafood at Fisherman's Wharf.

Friday, June 12
Sample everything from Alberta whiskey to Zen Green Tea Liquor in the open-air ambience of the waterfront at the Toronto Drinks Show.

Surrender to the artistry of Searching For… a showcase of art work and stage performances created by FireSlide Productions and the artists and writers belonging to their workshops.

Dive into the Fisherman’s Wharf of San Francisco for a sophisticated selection of seafood like the signature coquilles St. Jacques: a medley of bay scallops, shrimp, lobster and crab meat in a white wine and cream sauce baked with parmesan cheese.

Renowned soprano Measha Brueggergosman performs this month with the TSO (photo by Joy von Tiedemann).

Saturday: Hear soprano Measha Brueggergosman (photo by Joy von Tiedemann).

Saturday, June 13
Examine the evolution of painted pottery over the last 500 years at the Gardiner Museum’s exhibition Clay Canvases: The Fine Art of Painted Ceramics.

Marvel at Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman as she pays homage to composers Richard Strauss and Béla Bartók with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

Experience the enchanting flow of flying feet and fiddles at a performance of the award-winning Riverdance at the Canon Theatre.

Join Russell Peters for a hilarious evening of impressive impersonations and cultural humour at the Air Canada Centre.

Sunday: Treatments from Shizen Spa are a great way to unwind (photo by Getty Images).

Sunday: Unwind at Shizen Spa (photo by Getty Images).

Sunday, June 7
Soak in the sun and the blues on the beach during the Waterfront Blues Festival at Woodbine Park.

Get wrapped in a blanket of flower petals and revel in the soft texture and aroma of the signature rose wrap treatment at Shizen Spa.

Delight in a decadent croque-monsieur and mimosa for brunch on the sunlit terrasse of Le Sélect Bistro.