Just got back from a quick few days in the city with my girls! The blondetourage was finally reunited since Miami. This trip we decided to try out Toronto’s best beauty spots, restaurants & activities.
Facials at Exfolier Rejuvene 904 Winston Ave. Toronto (Opening October 1)
Our first stop was at Exfolier Rejuvenate what I loved about this place was how knowledgable the staff was. They really made sure to educate us on our skin type and the products we should we using. I find that some of the places I have visited in the past tend to focus on the relaxing aspect of the facial which is great, but getting some knowledge on how your skin works, your skin type and important ingredients is key.
We started off with a microdermabrasion which helps with acne scarring, cleaning out the pores & blackheads.
We then had a quick little peel to help resurface the skin & ended it off with our own custom mask. Mine had some tea tree oil in it to help with my acne prone skin as well as having a clay base to help with the oil. MY FACE IS GLOWING!!
The staff here is just wonderful. They are in the process of relocating to 904 Wilson Avenue in Toronto at their new & improved location!
You can check them out and book your appointments via their instagram: @exfolierrejuvene
They offer a variety of services including: Oxygen Facials, Mink Eyelash Extensions, Hair .. the list goes on.
Nails at Hard Rock Nails 790 Broadview Ave. Toronto
This place is by far the best in Toronto. They are the best of the best for nail designs & shapes and can do anything that is in trend right now. From marble to chrome to anything your mind can think of! My two nail tech recommendations are Johnny Tran (owner) and Tina. Both just so talented at their job. The first pic is a photo of my nails, but the other ones are to show off their amazing work.
Give them a call to book your appointment: (416) 818-8971
Vegan Heaven at Planta 1221 Bay Street, Yorkville, Toronto
This was my first time trying out Planta and it has now become one of my favourite spots in Toronto. Main reason? That Kombucha Mojito!! We got to try a bit of everything on the menu and everything was delicious. This place truly proves to you that plant based food can be just as good. A dish that really stood out for me was their kale caesar salad & their mushroom calamari. Their desert was also to die for.. anything you get from their menu is going to leave you drooling!!
Make your reservation here
From staff to art to architecture this place leaves you in awe. Best service and the rooms are to die for. We didn’t get a chance to try out their restaurant but the D Bar was amazing. It was TIFF week so everyone was having the best time & the DJ was great. We had tried out a few spots around the city that night and I gotta say this bar was the most fun we had. (The vibe was a lot more happening here than at SOHO house.. haha) Love this hotel overall due to its prime location right in the heart of Yorkville.
Lashes by Josie Richmond Hill Area
The queen of lashes! If you’re looking for someone with experience and who is always making sure to keep up to date with the latest trends and techniques, Josie is your girl. She knows the ins and outs of lashes and perfectly recreates the vision you had in mind. She also happens to be an accredited eyelash trainer if you are interested to learn from her, I definitely recommend it.
Check out her instagram here to book an appointment
This is by far my biggest Toronto recommendation. If you’re visiting the city make sure to stop by the Billy Bishop Airport and check out @iflygta. Such a beautiful view of the city especially at night. The lights were on all over the city and it was breathtaking. A little pre-flight champagne also never hurt anyone 🙂
@TorontoOnTop & @AdamStevensVisuals – these two talented guys got to capture our experience pre flight & during flight which was amazing. They are both so unique and their work is stunning. Contact them for either photography or videography work. Click their names for their links!!
You can book a tour with iflygta through their website here
Wine Academy T.O 67 Richmond St. West, Toronto
Wine Academy is a social club located in Toronto and a wine cellar. This place works on memberships and you are the one bringing and storing your own wine. This place was designed to hold meetings, social gatherings at a really exclusive level. The design of this place is to die for and there is a feeling of comfort knowing how private this place is.
Andy Gaudry is the Membership Director here and such an inspiration. He decided to switch his life around from one day to the next and did everything in his power to reach his goals. This guy will not take a no, he will find a way to make anything work. So sociable and knowledgable on every topic this guy will leave an impression on you no matter what.
If any of you are looking to get a membership at this beautiful place, ask for Andy! A personal membership starts at $1500CAD
Love this spot – marble and wooden design everywhere its definitely blogger heaven. I didn’t get to take too many pics of the food since I was enjoying my beautiful company BUT this place is definitely a must try.. that filet & beef tartare thouggggggh. *drooling*. I’m not sure if it was because it was TIFF happening or if they do this on the regular but on certain occasions the staff kinda just broke out of nowhere into this crazy dance on the tables it was quite entertaining.
Book your reservation here
Vitamin Drips at Whole Life Balance 793 King St. West, Toronto
Where to start… I’m so in awe by this place. The location, staff.. everything. We left there with nothing but smiles on our faces from our experience. Hungover 100% cured hahah. We tried out the revitalizing balance drip (recommended after our night of drinking) and we automatically felt 100. I’m so afraid of needles and IVs in general but the nurse made me feel so comfortable with the process. Took about 20-30 min and voila! We were revitalized and good to go.
They offer many other things including aerial yoga & pilates, massages.. cupping..
I’ll be going back to visit the amazing staff soon so keep an eye out for a more detailed post on the pro’s of Vitamin Drips with Whole Life Balance Toronto as well as their different services!
Book your drip here
Body FX Laser at NUDE Laser
We visited Megan at NUDE Laser Toronto to try out this new technology that has had quite the craze around it. Body FX Laser is a non invasive/non surgical alternative to get rid of fat. It also helps reduce cellulite and helps tighten the skin! Super interesting procedure since you feel no pain.. simply a little laser going “beep beep” over your skin. I don’t really have any areas on my body that I would of really worked since you do need a considerable amount of fat for it to be successful but i did try the procedure on the back of my legs to help with the cellulite and give the booty a little plump!
This procedure requires you to come in for a few treatments to see a major difference but differences do show after your first time. Just like Cool Sculpting which you all probably have heard of, it is completely painless and it is recommended to workout post treatment to really compliment the laser. This is a nice alternative for anyone looking to get rid of stubborn fat in an easy, non invasive way. I’d definitely recommend it and I would recommend Megan, the laser tech I had this treatment done by at Nude Laser due to her expertise and experience. Megan was so on point at answering any questions we had and we could see how passionate she was about this procedure and its results. If you have any questions you can send a direct message to their instagram linked below.
Book your consult or appointment with her through instagram here
Let me know if you have any Toronto recommendations or if you get a chance to try any of these spots..