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TOP 5: SIGNATURE SCENT

January 1st, 2008


New year, new scent.

When she's not dabbing on amber oil from Cairo, Vitamin T editor Athena makes her own unique scent by layering orange blossom and honeysuckle jasmine by Britain's Jo Malone. At Holt Renfrew, www.holtrenfrew.com

Editor-in-chief Sarah's mom wore L'Air Du Temps (remember the dove on the bottle?). Perhaps that's why she loves the new cult hit Juliett ...

THE MOTHER OF ALL SPAS

December 30th, 2007


Ever wish you could get a facial, a workout, a pregnancy massage and an ultrasound, all under one posh roof?

Vancouver's very first luxe ultrasound facility providing 3D and 4D (video) non-diagnostic ultrasounds has landed on 16th and Granville.

While not just for expecting mothers, at Som Visao Urban Ultrasound Spa and Wellness Centre there are skin care products targe ...

BEST OF 2007: QUIRKY WEBSITES

December 29th, 2007


 

Copy chief Maria likes to exercise her vast vocabulary (and donate rice to charity) by playing the word game at www.freerice.com

Editor-in-chief Sarah wiles away the hours watching the 24/7 live product testing done by the gorgeous cast of www.honeyshed.com

Vitamin T editor Athena loves checking out the beautiful products and prototypes submitted to Generate at ww ...

FROM ICELAND WITH LOVE

December 28th, 2007


When one of our staffer's husband had a business trip to Iceland (and a penchant for Uma Thurman), she did what any smart girl would do and tagged along. Herewith, the tour of Reykjavik.


sleep

You may as well break open the piggy bank, cash in the RRSPs and ask the boss for a raise as Iceland is anything but cheap. And since chances are it will be a once-in-a life ...

L'EGGO MY CRÊPE-O

December 25th, 2007


If serving burnt toast on Christmas morning is a distinct possibility, get thee to the grocery store quick.

The locally made, all-natural French-style frozen crêpes from Half Moon Foods can be microwaved to fluffy perfection and topped with whipped cream and berries in less than a minute.

Now that's what they mean by Happy Holidays!

View crêpes ($3.99/6) and find nume ...

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS…

December 23rd, 2007


Is a haircut, a massage, a Pilates class, a manicure, time to read a magazine…

Fear not, your Christmas angel has arrived.

The excellent childcare service Nannies on Call

Boxing Day Steals & Deals

December 21st, 2007

FAB

Fab Grab

Shop in Boxing Day style at FAB Clothing. Everything in the store, including premium denim and hot designer brands like Chip and Pepper, Paige, William Rast, Graham & Spencer and more is 40-60 per cent off, plus score a free pair of Hanky Panky underwear when you purchase a pair of jeans! FAB Clothing, Kerrisdale ...

Turkey Lurkey

December 21st, 2007

DECEMBER 21ST, 2007

The Italians know how to do the holidays up right, so why not let this great Italian deli do the heavy prep work while you focus on the cocktail chit chat?

Shop at Moccia's Little Italy outpost for their decadent lasagna ($12/$28), or online with the handy fresh sheet.

We ordered the beautiful Cappone Roll, a boneless roasting chicken stuffed ...

steals and deals

December 20th, 2007

Jonathan Olivia

Ho Ho Ho J and O

Did you leave yourself off your holiday shopping list? Make amends at Main Street fashion haven Jonathan+Olivia and score 20 to 30 per cent off all men's and women's fall 2007 merchandise, including pieces from Vince, Mike & Chris, Acne Jeans, Rag & Bone and more! Click here for discount details. Jonathan+Olivia, ...

Windy City

December 20th, 2007

DECEMBER 20TH, 2007

Eye-popping architecture, eclectic boutiques and one of the best restaurants in the world—our kind of town, Chicago is.


stay

A short skip away from the Magnificent Mile and Millennium Park, The James is a slick, hip alternative to the Marriotts, Sheratons and Hyatts. Rooms are spacious and airy and feature a mini-theatre room for late-night gangster ...

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