What's proper etiquette for the queen's sommelier? West Coast Wine Education's John Gerum confronted this question head on when he served Queen Elizabeth II. Apparently he made the right choice, as he went on to pour wine for prime ministers, presidents, provincial premiers, and cultural icons during his 20-year career. Gerum's achievement distills three generations of fine-dining experience that was passed down from his father, a chef, and his grandfather, a maitre d'. Wine education was always his passion, so when starting out, he sought personal instruction from the master sommelier Andrew Lalibert? and demonstrated a palate refined enough to earn him membership and certification from the International Sommelier Guild. Gerum often merges his know-how with other wine educators to cultivate a roster of classes and hone their delivery. These experts join in delineating scotch terroir and describing the bouquet of a student's favourite pinot-stained shirt with an easy professionalism that has enthralled groups of up to 300 people. They share their expertise with casual drinkers and professionals during two-hour workshops, in consultation for store openings and events, and through appearances on Global TV.
A mini spa located in the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel, Sueño Spa cossets male and female guests with seaweed and clay body wraps, chocolate facials, and products from brands such as Éminence Organic Skin Care and Wilma Schumann. Before a day at the spa, guests can take a few laps around a full-sized, heated outdoor pool or enjoy the hot tub and outdoor deck.
Natural Reflextions borrows from Mother Nature's innate sense of style with its decorative plants, earthy tones, and fragrant candles, convincing visitors they've stepped inside a forest sanctuary. The zen-like ambience pervades the spa's treatment rooms, which overlook rock gardens dappled with trees and the fountain of youth where Sophia Loren resides. Beneath billowing cloths hanging from the ceiling, a team of relaxation experts administers massages and skincare treatments inspired by nature's soothing, curative elements.
The spa's menu of services whisks visitors onto a cloud of relaxation with its seaweed body wraps that swaddle physiques in nourishing Seaflora products and footbaths that reward the hardest working jack-o'-lantern stompers. Skin reaches its aesthetic peak with facials using anti-aging Dermalogica serums and waxing that ousts unneeded bodily fleece. Handcrafted and fair-trade items—including teapots, jewellery, and natural soaps—can be discovered in the spa's boutique, encouraging guests to support the local artisans from which they came.
As one of the elite premier providers of Invisalign, Dr. Robert Knudson restores ragged smiles with Clearly Comfortable Smiles? Invisalign services. After the introduction of Invisalign in 1999 as an alternative to metal orthodontics, Dr. Knudson mastered the administration of the straightening mouthpieces for adults, teens, and cheshire cats after hockey fights. Dr. Knudson also showcases his talents at Beautiful Dentistry, undertaking cosmetic repair projects ranging from teeth whitening and veneers to implants and dentures.