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With equal focus devoted to running, yoga, spinning, and kettlebell workouts, Energia Athletics lives up to its philosophy that "cross-training is the best way to reach maximum performance and the highest level of fitness." And the business didn't just borrow this philosophy from the philosophy library. Both of Energia's founders are living examples of the benefits of varied training. Lea Amaral has run competitively since her late teens and later discovered spinning, yoga, and kettlebell workouts. Jon Dunnill walked a similar fitness path, joining a running group and competing in races before shaking up his routine with strengthening kettlebells and calorie-torching spinning. At Energia Athletics, the duo introduces their members to the healthy, full-body challenges presented by each discipline, helping clients tone their muscles, boost their endurance, and shed unwanted pounds.
Though Botany Floral Studio owner Rachelle Soucy holds a BFA degree in studio art and has designed for flower shops throughout Canada, her passion for blooms stretches back much further. As a child, Soucy accompanied her grandmother to her garden, where she witnessed the cycles of the seasons and the various flowers, vegetables, and plants they brought with them.
At Botany Floral Studio, Soucy’s nostalgia for her formative years tangibly permeates the space. Locally grown blooms, succulents, orchids, flowering branches, and berries mingle with the wistful dreaminess of the studio, beckoning visitors to linger by inimitably arranged displays to see if a peony will whisper them a story from their childhood. In addition to perusing the aromatic bouquets, visitors can enroll in arrangement workshops and enlist the services of Soucy and her staff, who lovingly tailor designs for events such as weddings and Valentine’s Day.
Chocolate Tales offers artisan chocolate-making classes to entertain and amaze chocolate enthusiasts at its headquarters or on-location at bridal showers, birthday parties, and corporate events. The 90-minute cocoa fest is led by a master chocolatier who will start the adventure with a brief history of chocolate from bean to bar, including seven chocolate tastings along the way—helping teach how to discern good chocolate from bad chocolate or deceptive mud pies. Next, participants learn to engineer a variety of specialty Belgian chocolates, mini chocolate bars, decorated bonbons, and Roman chocqueducts. After learning basic cocoa-wielding techniques, sweet-toothed students make truffles and chocolate fondant (chocolate soufflé) before dipping giant marshmallows into molten chocolate until one of them spills its gooey secrets. Chocolate Tales only uses high-grade Belgian chocolate in its workshops, so sophisticated taste buds need not attempt another mouth filibuster. At the evening’s close, participants are sent home with their own creations wrapped in ribbon-tied parcels, their minds a-flutter with holiday gift ideas and their bellies plotting a stealthy dessert heist. The following class times are currently available:
Meltdown Snowboard Shop purveys athletic gear and apparel for sports involving boards, skis, and BMX bikes. In the winter, snowboards by brands such as Burton, Forum, and Gnu fill the shop. In the summer, paddleboards by Bic Sport and Jimmy Lewis float into stock, along with longboards by GoldCoast, Dregs, and Lush. Athletic apparel and accessories bolster a wide range of outdoor pursuits, from hiking up tranquil foothills to biking away from overly chatty mountain goats. Men and women’s clothing provides tip-to-toe epidermal coverage, and all-purpose backpacks hold gear safely and conveniently.
In addition to guiding guests through an extensive selection of boots and bindings, the expert staff maintains slope-shredding equipment with meticulous tune-up services. Patrons can drop off beloved skis or snowboards for overnight upkeep sessions at the shop, bidding tearful goodbyes and making sure they packed their night lights.
Crisp surgeon’s cuffs. Tiny ticket pockets accenting the waist. Contrast lining peeking from a suit collar. Nuanced yet eye nabbing, detailed flourishes such as these adorn Quattro Clothier’s custom suits, reflecting their mission to enhance silhouettes with personalized ensembles. Tailors meticulously measure clients’ builds, and then help them navigate the vast selection of high-end Italian 100s and 150s fabrics such as Marzotto wool, cashmere, Egyptian cotton, and silk.
In addition to custom garments, Quattro Clothiers stocks ready-made sartorial flourishes such as extra-fine cashmere sports jackets and Italian-made silk ties by Versace Collection, Pal Zileri, Canali. Additionally, Quattro Clothier’s staff of sartorial experts are always on hand to field high-end apparel questions, from pleat placement to which pocket should be used to store martini olives.
To Tanya MacFarlane, a pile of glass isn't a safety hazard—it's art. The owner of Mosaic Beach Studio keeps glass all over her studio in jars much as a baker keeps flour, sugar, and hoarded Lucky Charms marshmallows. She arranges these colourful pieces one by one until they form a glimmering scene, and perhaps even a mural for a local school or nonprofit.
Glass mosaics have been MacFarlane's full-time career since 2001. Beyond creating her own work, she also teaches ongoing studio classes, which meet five days a week and let students come in, design mosaics, and finish them at their own pace. More formal sessions—such as installation classes—focus on projects like bathroom murals or floor inserts. Mosaic Beach Studio sells all the glass and tools needed to create these projects and just about any other students can conceive.
Paul Stewart's passion for pottery is genetic. And, as The Pottery's resident potter, he spins more than 25 years of experience between his steady hands. It was 1985 when Paul decided to follow his father's footsteps and enter the profession. For some time after, Paul bounced around Toronto-area studios until landing in Bloor West Village, where he's remained for more than a decade.
Over that time, Paul has created award-winning works that have appeared in magazines, on TV, and in films, and many of his pieces can be bought and added to private collections or worn as part of all-ceramic wardrobes. More than just the birthplace of porcelain decor, Paul also utilizes The Pottery's space to lead lessons and workshops–something he's done for a dozen years. He instructs all ages of students during introductory sessions, as well as during themed workshops and curriculum-based courses.
Flipping through the pages of a Style at Home magazine reveals a world of design and decorating tips. Full-length editorials outline up-and-coming trends in interior design, analyze the style secrets behind real-life homes, and even curate the latest and greatest home appliances and accessories. For readers seeking breezy features, the magazine curates how-to guides and easy-to-browse lists (think "Top 10 Spring Decorating Ideas" or "11 Inspiring Outdoor Living Spaces") that, when paired with carefully snapped photos, instantly conjure up creativity and the suspicion that your walls are not green enough. Although Style at Home primarily focuses on interior design and gardening, the mag—and its online space—also covers a surprising range of topics, including food and entertainment and home organization.
Powered by than more 5 score of collective experience, the staff members at Great Fermentations share their technical know-how with the public through classes and an intimate knowledge of the store's merchandise. Beginner-friendly beer and wine courses teach fundamentals of tasty beverage creation, overviewing the process, ingredients, sanitation, and how to do a proper keg stand. A huge selection of beer and wine making supplies makes it easy for alumni to go forth and prosper with all the appropriate equipment and ingredients. Great Fermentations also stocks provisions for creating homemade sodas, wines, and a variety of cheeses.
Antech Hair & Skin Clinics’ ensemble of highly trained staff members have been revamping hair and skin via a combination of effective technology and natural biostimulants for more than 25 years. Private, personalized treatments bolster appearances through microdermabrasion with the DermaPod system, instant teeth-whitening sessions, and IPL hair-removal treatments that smooth bodies for faster swims to work. Meanwhile, the center's signature five-step hair-loss therapy merges scientific serums and herbal remedies to cleanse follicles of growth-inhibiting debris and help heads grow glossy crops of hair.
Kaboom Fireworks stocks a large assortment of pyrotechnics, including sparklers, fountains, and mortars that launch into the sky before bursting into showers of brilliant colour. Throughout the year, they also offer special giveaways to customers depending on how much they purchase in-store.
Shoppers can also find party favours such as confetti cannons and glow-in-the-dark jewellery. Before lighting a fuse, check out the company's safety tips, where you can get information about everything from what makes a good fireworks show to where fireworks should be stored and why they aren't efficient at toasting s'mores.
Black-and-white billboards of beautiful, scantily clad men and women have become synonymous with Calvin Klein's underwear line. In 1982, the company debuted its designer underwear with artistic ad campaigns that grabbed the attention of the public as they passed through Times Square or slurped up cereal milk in between commercial breaks. The impression the gray-toned billboards made in the ‘80s has had a lasting effect—Calvin Klein remains one of the top underwear retailers in the world to this day. That, of course, is not the only reason for its enduring success. The garments include seamless hipsters, all-lace triangle bras, and low-rise trunks made from 100% cotton.
Over the course of a year, Ottawa Magazine churns out seven glossy issues packed with award-winning articles, hard-hitting journalism, in-depth profiles, and insider knowledge about food, shopping, and events in Canada's fourth-largest city. Reporters keep locals abreast on where to eat, who to know, and who to avoid at the grocery store in sections that explore everything from food and wine and homes and gardens to society and culture.
Inside Downtown Honda's service department, manufacturer-trained technicians revamp sputtering engines, loose brakes, and cracked glass with automotive know-how and original Honda parts. A comfortable, furnished lounge gives customers a break from the driver's seat as technicians tread a full spectrum of automotive repair, maintenance, and detailing services. Inside the dealership's showroom, brand new Hondas beckon drivers with their straight-from-the-factory gloss and odometers that are as blank as a poet's pay stub, while lots full of certified preowned vehicles stand proud after having passed rigorous inspections that ensure peak performance.
Sculpture Hair & Spa's experienced team of beauty technicians fortifies skin, hair, and nails with a luxury canon of indulgent services. During pedicures, nail techs mollycoddle extremities as patrons relax in heated massage chairs that gently levitate thanks to the spa's resident telekinetic. Stationed in private treatment rooms, massage therapists untie knotted muscles and aestheticians rejuvenate complexions with exfoliating facial treatments. The spa's stylists snip tresses during precision cuts followed by shampoos, conditioning treatments, and colour changes that draw on the styling powers of Schwarzkopf and Moroccanoil products.