Friday, July 17, 2009

Fabulous pampering at the Old Mill

Well, I must say I was very impressed with the service at the Old Mill Spa yesterday. The staff are very, very helpful and attentive from when you walk in the door. The atmosphere is incredibly relaxing with a private sitting area with comfy chairs, beverages, snacks and a well appointed change room with secure locker, showers and infrared sauna. I felt like a princess - can I be a princess AND a goddess? My therapist Kristina - not sure if I am spelling that correctly - gave me a wonderful massage and reflexology treatment. At several points she checked in with me to make sure the pressure was fine and I was okay. It was more than okay - I was in such bliss that I almost nodded off at one point (or may have snorted/snored). She told me that some people are not capable of relaxing AT ALL. That in fact "even if an angel came down from heaven to massage them - they could not relax"...sad... Because I didn't completely use up the generous gift certficate - I also consulted with Ashley - who is an expert on Jane Iredale makeup - Jane Iredale's make up is mineral based long before anyone else jumped on the bandwagon. I tried on powders and ended up with a concealer. After this wonderful nurturing experience I decided to continue the nurturing and head to Dufferin Grove Market. For those health minded among you this is an amazing organic market that happens every Thursday from 3 - 7 p.m. Well, actually even before 3 as customers (including me) were eager to purchase delicious fruits and vegetables. I got some lovely cherries, luscious raspberries, kale, collards, lettuce and because I'm a chocoholic a fudgy chocolate hemp cookie from ChocoSol and a "hemp butter cup"....both irresistible. I like buying their bars at 4 Life in Kensington. Tonight, I'm anticipating dinner at "Rawlicious" in the junction then off to see my neighbour, jazz fan and drummer Paul Fitterer at Sage West on College at Dovercourt. I hope to check out Whitney Barris finally at Statler's on Sunday. I am volunteering at the Festival of India tomorrow and hope to partake of some enticing Indian food - my favourite! Due to the strike instead of being on the Island it's near Captain John's on Lakeshore...
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