Sometimes when you cannot hop on a plane to take you to an incredible destination the next best thing is a wonderfully relaxing stay-cation! I teamed up with my creative gals Stephanie + Tiffany along with the The Ivy at Verity to capture our experience & stay at Toronto's Best Kept Secret. When Stephanie called and said there was a boutique hotel in the city which had 3 rooms with each of our own aesthetic and style to say I was excited would be an understatement! You will see below how each of the rooms we stayed at in the IVY were perfectly tailored to our style!
Before I go into all the fun let me breakdown some details for those of you who aren't familiar with Verity. Verity is a private members-only club for women in Toronto to enhance their live both personally & professionally. To read more about Verity click here. Incorporated within Verity which are available to both club members & to the public are:
A European inspired boutique hotel
Luxury women's only spa *keep reading so see their stunning amenities*
One of Toronto's top fine dining restaurants with Chef Lorenzo Loseto at the helm
First impressions? I was shocked at how I never knew this place existed. From the outside you'd never know what hidden treasures (and relaxation) lay inside! Upon arrival we were got settled in the members only beautiful lounge.
We were fortunate enough to get a tour from founder & managing director Mary Aitken. It's not secret that I admire and love being around other business women, and so hearing all the stories and heart behind Verity form Mary herself was incredibly inspiring. A common theme of verity members is women helping women succeed and thrive in business. There are plenty of benefits of being a member, on the business side you instantly get access to a superb network of successful women, the opportunity to be a part of Mastermind programs, networking events and beautiful venues to host clients and meetings. On a personal level you get the privacy of 'me time'. I loved that there was an area tucked away where Verity members could work on their laptops quietly and uninterrupted. There are various fully equipped fitness rooms and facilities, access to the beautiful Ivy at Verity and of course Sweetgrass Spa where you can quickly escape to your own personal oasis.
To learn more about becoming a club member at Verity click here
above: two of the many private meeting rooms available to Verity club members
Post-tour relaxation time begins with a little lunch c/o George Restaurant in the Sweetgrass Spa (Mac n' Cheese with bacon + glass of bubbly? Yes Please!) As you can see in the images, every detail from the lounge area, change rooms to manicure/pedicure room is designed to perfection.
After our delicious lunch it was time to enjoy the hydro-therapies apres our spa treatments. I chose to receive the Organic Body Flow treatment which was phenomenal. Perfect way to get your skin prepped and smooth for the summer months ahead. The entire environment in the Sweetgrass Spa was incredibly serene and relaxing. Soft, soothing music, beautiful surroundings and an incredibly helpful (not to mention kind) staff - everything you need to relax and take it easy!
Checking into my own personal turquoise oasis aka Room #3. I don't know where to begin? I feel as if everything in this room was made in heaven. The bed was probably the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in & just outside the room available to guest of the IVY was a 24 hour beverage station anything from coffee, tea, wine, beer or bubbly! It's all these little touches that make the stay at The Ivy so memorable.
Getting all fancy and ready for our delicious dinner at George Restaurant.
lots of love going out to my girl Stephanie who got me in front of the camera for a change and snapped these images of me! XO
Our 4-course meal was delightfully delicious and what I love about Chef Lorenzo Loseto is that he uses only the best seasonal ingredients available. To read more about Chef Lorenzo's & his amazing accomplishments click here
And of course, what better way to unwind after a fun day than with a bubble bath! There is no bath in our condo at home (only a shower), I cannot tell you how much I miss taking bubble baths! A beautiful ending to a beautiful day!
Rise n' Shine!
After a relaxing sleep thanks to the worlds most comfortable bed I enjoyed a quiet breakfast on my personal veranda overlooking the courtyard.
All the incredibly gorgeous bouquets of flowers were c/o Elizabeth Munro
I love bringing my FujiFilm Instax Printer with me - I can print cute polaroids right off my iPhone!
And now a glimpse into Stephanie & Tiffany's stay - you'll see their rooms totally compliment their signature style and aesthetic!
Check out all of Stephanie's experience HERE
And now...it's time for a fun giveaway!
We have teamed up with Sweetgrass Spa to give one lucky winner a Manicure! Head on over to Instagram & enter for your chance to win!!
In addition, receive 25% off when you book an esthetic service between June 12th - June 18th! Mention the code "SGS25" when you book!
Thank you all for coming along our stay - I hope you enjoyed it!
Lots of love
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