This Netherlands import indulges tasters with 50 sweet and savoury varieties of pannekoeken and a caboodle of other Dutch staples in a warm, casual atmosphere. As the only restaurant of its kind in Western Canada, this syrup bistro adorns each 37-inch circumference carb canvas with a choice of toppings. Topped offerings include the Canadian with DeBakon (a pork cottage roll), tomato, two eggs, and other hearty garnishes ($13) alongside a jug of honey or maple marmalade. Traditionally this brawny pannekoek is rolled up, but diners can also enjoy pannekoeken such as the Apple and Cheddar ($13) unrolled and cut into 113 1-square-inch bites. The Dutch-inspired dining room soothes focused diners as they navigate a smorgasbord of tummy favours or decorate their beards with icing sugar.
Dedicated to training the next generation of stylists and aestheticians to be confident visionaries, Legends Academy educates students with a hands-on curriculum focused on developing cosmetological know-how in arenas ranging from hairdressing to makeup application. In order to complete their training, pupils fine-tune their skills in the school salon, where they perform services including perms, cap highlights, and elegant updos. The salon?s commitment to quality extends to the products they use during each appointment, including brands such as Schwarzkopf, CHI, and L?Or?al. Aside from hairstyling, guests can find a host of waxing and threading treatments to whisk away unwanted fuzz, as well as lavish mani-pedis to rejuvenate hands and feet weary from crab-walking to work.
When Melody Leskun opened Redemption Salon, she assembled a team of stylists with schools such as Kosmetae Academy, John Casablancas, and Vidal Sassoon on their resumes. By surrounding herself with skilled veterans, Melody freed up her schedule to have more time to find each client find their ideal look. Her stylists mold manes with products by American Crew, Redken, and KMS California when they aren't performing brow shaping and applying gel nails that liquefy upon contact with a chalkboard.
The idea for Simply Comfort Spa came from two cousins who wanted to offer a more tranquil and pampering approach to spa services. Facials are performed with Laboratoire Dr Renaud products, and preference is always given to products made with organic, fair-trade ingredients or by bees that make fair wages. The spa’s mani-pedis include an exfoliating brown-sugar scrub and finish with OPI nail polish, and waxing services use botanical épillyss wax, designed specially for sensitive skin. The staff also offers relaxing massage therapy, makeup and bridal services, and handmade hair clips for sale.