When picking a restaurant, it usually comes down to what you’re in the mood for—be it Mexican, Thai, or Italian. That decision comes easy at Around the World, where the menu encompasses a wide variety of global dishes. Whether craving a bison burger topped with crisp back bacon or a creamy chicken curry served over basmati rice, diners can appease their appetites at this warm, mustard-hued eatery.
Polished wooden floors absorb glittering sunrays that carry the sparkle of nearby St. John’s Harbour's waters as the beams break through a wall of windows framing the salon. Patrons with heads dappled in highlight foils or in the midst of a chic new haircut gape in awe at the stunning views, but Icons’ well-trained staff doesn’t skip a beat as they continue with their artful coiffing duties at their respective styling stations. The team’s focus and attention to detail is bolstered with ongoing training throughout the year, which keeps them abreast of current styling, colouring, and fashion trends. As a Kérastase and Shu Uemura salon, Icons’ crew maintains hair's health and stylish shape via a smattering of beautifying treatments executed with salon-calibre products from brands such as Goldwell and L’Oréal Professionnel. While specializing in the grooming of guests' topmost exteriors, Icons’ staff also revamps physiques with spa services such as facials to purify complexions or waxing services that prepare bodies for aerodynamic dives into office-appropriate unitards.
The Lotus Centre’s focus on yoga and meditation reflects founder Meranda Squires’ extensive study of holistic health in India. In 1983, Squires travelled to the birthplace of yoga and stayed for 17 years, immersing herself in the practice’s basic tenets. Now, she shares her wisdom during Soma and Hatha yoga classes, each with gentle flows that build strength, agility, and enough flexibility to pat yourself on the head after strapping yourself into a straitjacket. In addition to leading classes, teachers meet with students for one-on-one yoga-therapy sessions that focus on individual challenges, and administer Thai yoga massages that reduce muscle tension through guided stretching. The Lotus Centre also offers retreats that combine yoga with meditation to help participants find inner clarity and direction.
Healthy Vibes’ multidisciplinary team – which includes massage therapists, yogis, a naturotherapist, and a psychologist – works together to promote well-being and the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. The team guides group fitness classes and offers a range of holistic therapies at their wellness clinic while also promoting wellness in the surrounding community, leading running clinics and women's wellness workshops.
The tan techs at Sunsations combine solar know-how, modern beds, and a variety of tanning options to match clients with the best programs for their skin types. Well-maintained equipment and a knowledgeable staff ensure that guests enter tanning beds that are both appropriate and well-tuned, and spray-tanning sessions secure immediate tawniness and remind the sun that it’s not the reason for everything around here.
The oldest bar on George Street, Christian's Pub couples its premium drafts, high-quality spirits, and expertly mixed cocktails with Screech-Ins, a nightly ritual of fish kissing. In order to become honorary Newfoundlanders, visitors, tourists, and lovesick aquarium owners are asked to down a shot of local Screech rum before puckering up to a cod or renting a free room for a private party upstairs. Regular patrons watch NHL Center Ice on a 70" Sharp Aquos LCD HDTV or play Golden Tee Golf while sipping libations such as fine whiskeys, ryes, tequilas, and other spirits, including indulgent ounces of luxury Louis XIII cognac. Imbibers can also gulp down premium wine or Dom Perignon or transform into a caffeinated tornado after chugging a specialty coffee.