May 4th, 2012
The circle is complete at downtown’s Hotel Le Germain. It already had swish rooms, the stellar restaurant Charcut and the laidback Lounge Central 899. Now the hotel adds Santé Spa to its list of reasons why we want to check in and never leave.
We’ll start our spa experience at the top with a rehydrating facial to tackle the drying effects of our city’s high elevation and end at the bottom with a grounding Thai foot massage using bamboo and mahogany. In between we’ll settle in for the signature hot stone massage.
Santé Spa will lull into a state of calm that might make you want to book a room and curl up with the goose down comforter. —Jaelyn Molyneux
899 Centre St. S.W., Calgary, 403-930-5959, www.santespa.com
November 4th, 2011
The only bad thing about spending time at the spa is the fact that it has to come to an end.
The Spa Ritual makes it easy to bring the spa home with its Pure Ritual product line. Lemongrass shampoos, conditioners, body washes, scrubs, lotions and candles made for and used in the spa help guide a soothing return to relaxation. Pair those body potions with Spa Ritual’s line of botanical loose leaf teas formulated to awaken, ground, energize or rejuvenate and you have that comforting feeling of contentment once again.
Pure Ritual products are sold individually or in baskets starting at $129. That with a treatment gift certificate just shot to the top of my Christmas wish list. —Jaelyn Molyneaux
Spa Ritual, 106 Crowfoot Terrace N.W., Calgary, 403-547-9558, www.thesparitual.com