"A little warm-weather indulgence—say, through to October—for our family is to hunt down the best gelato spots in Toronto. We have an A-list that takes us to different neighbourhoods. We also have a favourite pizza joint—out of neighbourhood, and no other pizza will do! The fact that this particular spot was featured on Restaurant Makeover makes it all that much more fun."
–Rhonda Rovan, beauty editor
"A couple of times a year, I spend a few hours with my girlfriends using the ‘therapeutic waters’ at Body Blitz Spa in Toronto. For the price of a pedicure, I can soak for hours, reaping the benefits—both physical and psychological—of this ancient tradition. In an afternoon, we’ll complete a circuit, going from a hot mineral water pool to a green tea pool and cold pool, as well as a eucalyptus steam room and a sauna."
–Lindsay Borthwick, associate editor
"It may not seem like much, but my ‘latte factor’ is smoothies, from a variety of places around town. At $5 to $8 a pop, they can make a dent in my wallet fast! To compensate, I try to make them at home most of the time instead. I’ve invested in a few quality ingredients, like protein powder, matcha (powdered green tea) and good frozen fruit and berries, but the total cost is much lower."
–Kat Tancock, web editor
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