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 Bota Bota garden pools

Bota Bota’s Urban Drift Thursdays
Until August 28, 2015
Everyone loves a spa day, but what about a spa 5 à 7 to help you unwind with a friend or loved one after a long day at work? For the next two months, head to Bota Bota after 5pm for their Thursday night special rate of $35 (includes the baths and special activities). Tonight’s theme is Escape with Kusmi Tea which entitles you to access to the baths (including their awesome new outdoor garden pools), chilled Kusmi teas, live ambient music by a harpist and first-come first-served chair massages. Relax and enjoy!

Check out all of Bota Bota’s summer activities here: botabota.ca/en/events/

Bota Bota bbq
All that spa time can make a gal hungry. Thankfully, until September 4, Bota Bota’s BBQ experts will be on deck Wednesday through Friday from 4-8pm to grill up some summer goodness. Check out the menu here: http://botabota.ca/en/evenements/bathe-and-bbq-at-bota-bota-21/

Lete des chefs
Balnéa’s Summer of Chefs
Every Sunday, until September 6, 2015
On the top of my getaway list each summer, Balnéa is my favourite spa outside of Montreal. Throw in 10 gourmet meals created by 10 of Quebec’s top chefs served at the spa’s Beach Club and you have an amazing escape waiting for you on the last day of each week this summer! More info: www.balnea.ca/en/ete-chefs-balnea/

 Spa Style
Chic-it-up at the spa
I’ll be at Balnéa on July 19 and Aug 16 to offer spa style tips. Ditch the bathrobe for a fabulous cover-up, a pin-up worthy bathing suit, an extra-large hat and stylish sunglasses. I’ll be posting more spa style ideas the same week as my Balnéa visits.
Book your Balnéa Sunday here: balnea.ca/en/chefs-2/

Wine & Beauty
All of July 2015
Throughout the month of July, sip on Pfaffenheim wines (Pinot blanc & Riesling) while having a spa or beauty treatment at these participating salons:

Rouge Nail Bar, 4065 Saint-Denis St.
Camil Coloriste, 4417 Saint-Denis St.
Oblic by Pur, 3458 Saint-Denis Street
Dru Hair Salon, 5044 blvd St-Laurent
Carte Blanche, 5251 Sherbrooke W.
Candy Nail Bar, 6218 Saint-Hubert St.
Mod’s Hair, 4201 St-Catherine St. W.
Westmount Spa, Westmount Square
Studio M&W, 400 rue McGill
Leopold, 266 Notre-Dame St. W.
Mëdz salons (Mason and Wellington streets)
Deauville Salon & Spa, Jean-Talon W.
Espace Blanc par Exil, Nun’s Island
Coiffure Espace St-Laurent, 3035 blvd le Carrefour, Laval

Splurge on Montreal-Made Merch
Azamit pop up home decor
Until Sunday, July 5
In possibly the coolest apartment in Old Montreal (directly across from Marché Bonsecours), local style queen, Azamit has hand-picked local designer pieces (from home decor items to local fashion & accessory must-haves) and put them on display in what could be anyone’s dream home. I went yesterday and experienced some serious apartment-envy. Go and be inspired!
375 St-Paul Street East, Suite 1
Azamit Pop-Up Home
Twitter: @AzaPopupHome