With the Toronto International Film Festival fast approaching, a host of fabulous stars are set to descend on Canada’s largest city, and you can bet those celebrities will be into some 5-star pampering – after all, the red carpet is a harsh critic indeed. And even though much of the film frenzy has moved downtown, centring around the Tiff Bell Lightbox at King and John, don’t let that limit you. With its walkable streets, outdoor cafes, mega-buck condos, luxury hotels and pricey boutiques, you can bet that Toronto’s see-and-be-seen neighborhood of Yorkville will attract plenty of A-Listers.
Don’t forget yourself
It might be a moment for stargazing but don’t neglect yourself – you’ll need to get glamoured up, too, if you want to pose around properly. To the rescue comes Stillwater Spa, a deluxe Yorkville spa in the Toronto Park Hyatt that has come up with a number of TIFF-inspired treatments to help you stay camera ready and ready to party. After all, you never know when you’ll run into celebs such as Olivia Wilde or Mila Kunis on the street … or in the steam room. Best to be prepared.
Coddle your skin
One of the top TIFF spa choices is a Pamper Before The Premiere package. This indulgent splurge includes a detoxifying Red Carpet Rescue Wrap that promises to plump, tone and firm the skin. The secret ingredient? Cactus Toning Gel in a heated mask – said to increase circulation, improve elasticity, boost water loss and firm the skin’s surface. Once your body is Oscar-accepting ready, you’ll move on to a Vital Awakening Facial, a treatment that incorporates a thermo sculpting mask to lift and reshape facial contours. Package price for this star treatment? $513.
Other paths to blissdom include a Glitter on the Red Carpet package for those who want a golden glow; The Quickie for those who need beauty in a rush; The TIFF Rescue Kit and finally, It’s a Wrap. So let the credits roll.
About Stillwater Spa
Located in the Park Hyatt Hotel at the corner of Bloor and Avenue Road, Stillwater Spa consistently rates as one of Toronto’s best spas. The soothing neutral tones, natural materials, aqua accents and sleek water walls give it a posh uptown vibe, and its stellar knowledgeable staff consistently gets 5-star ratings.
Toronto Park Hyatt is at 4 Avenue Road. Contact the Stillwater Spa Concierge Team at 416 926 2389 for spa reservations or more information.
Carol Perehudoff is a spa and travel writer based in Toronto. Don’t miss her luxury travel blog at WanderingCarol.com