Calling upon three decades of professional experience, First Choice Haircutters’ team of seasoned snippers reshapes locks using current and creative styling trends. Collaborative consultations help stylists share their personal tips, such as "cocktailing" two different styling products to enhance their benefits or wielding Designline moisturizing products to repair hair damaged by the frigid assault of winter. Stylists welcome drop-in visits, allowing customers to tame hair right before work or right after a lunch date in a wind tunnel.
A fuchsia suit jacket with delicately ruched sleeves. A belt that pulls an outfit together. Sunglasses that keep people guessing who's behind a put-together look. Express’s fashions run the gamut from bohemian to business chic for both women and men, with designers uniting each store's collections with vibrant colours, bold patterns, and silhouette-hugging cuts. Racks of duds with such features call out to shoppers in styles that feature plunging necklines and low waistlines for women and fitted jeans and lightweight jackets for men. Many looks can seamlessly transform from the cubicle to the club, further encouraging workday business meetings to be held in lounges.
To call The Body Shop a mere skincare, body care, fragrance, and makeup store is to miss half of what makes it special. Late founder Dame Anita Roddick was a pioneer for ethical business practices; upon opening her first store in Brighton, England, in 1976, she developed company values such as Defend human rights and Protect our planet. She somehow balanced principles and profit, partnering in global campaigns with UNICEF, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, and the United Nations, all while expanding her brand into 2,500 locations in 60 international markets. After her death in 2007, then-British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said, ?She campaigned for green issues for many years before it became fashionable to do so and inspired millions to the cause by bringing sustainable products to a mass market. . . . She was an inspiration.?
Indeed, the Body Shop exhibits an ecofriendliness that's hard to come by in a company of its size. Its products have been fair-trade since 1987, and its Against Animal Testing movement led to a UK-wide ban of animal testing of cosmetics. The products are made from ingredients harvested from around the world: shea butter from Ghana goes into body scrubs and butters, and Indian artisans craft wooden massagers and tote bags that are screen printed by hand. But all that isn't to say the company's production practices overshadow its final products. Skincare treatments, such as the Vitamin E Overnight Serum-In-Oil, often appear in Flare, Chatelaine, Canadian Living, and other national publications.
To kids, learning is a lot like eating vegetables: as long as it's disguised by something more fun, they'll gobble it right up. However, whether they know it or not, children begin learning as soon as they're born, with these early years of development often laying the groundwork for future success. With roots that stretch back to the late 1930s?right around the time math was invented?Scholar's Choice has made learning a more enjoyable experience for generations. The London, Ontario-based company is among Canada's oldest distributors of educational materials and toys. It has also earned the trust of parents and teachers, who consistently turn to the company as an invaluable resource for engaging young minds. That's because Scholar's Choice has a reputation for helping parents pick out the right toys for each child, taking into account factors like challenge level, sensory stimulation, age-appropriateness, and more. Their inventory is also vast, ranging from games and puzzles to books, musical instruments, and arts-and-crafts supplies. Parents and educators can have these products shipped around the world thanks to the Scholar's Choice website, or they can stop into one of more than 20 retail locations peppered across Canada.
Montfort grills, plates, and serves healthy Mediterranean cuisine with fast, friendly service. The Upper James location offers families and couples a homey, sit-down dining experience in the most spacious and sweatpants-free dining room of the Monfort locations. All of their dishes are made from scratch, and include such classics as hummos and falafel ($12.95) and the signature Montfort chicken pita with pineapple ($6.99)—which like a rapper’s smile is grilled, not fried. Night owls and midnight parakeets will appreciate Montfort's late hours, with filling food served until 3 a.m. on weekdays. For the full scoop and sundae on their tasty fare, check out the complete menu on their website.