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3 Ways to Keep Your Skin Hydrated this Summer

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

1 - Drink more water. This is the most obvious and important step to maintaining your hydration. Water is one of the very best natural skin care products. It is essential for not just your skin, but for healthy hair, nails and a healthy body.  Read more

2018 Easter Activities

Thursday, March 01, 2018

You're never too old for an Easter egg hunt, especially when you can find not only chocolate but also spa prizes! This Easter we have a number of fun activities planned for the entire week - check it out! Read more

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

Thursday, February 01, 2018

These gluten-free chocolately whoopie pies are so delicious it doesn't have to be a special occasion to make them. We recently added them to our afternoon tea menu as well — come try one! Click here to watch recipe video.  Read more

Dehydration vs. Dryness

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

We often describe our skin as oily, dry or combination and not much in between, but our skin is so much more complex than that! The biggest misconception with skin is that dryness and dehydration are the same thing or interchangeable, but this simply isn’t true - there’s quite a difference between the two and they need to be treated differently. Many people are dehydrated and mistreat it as dryness, so let’s outline the symptoms and solutions for both ailments in the skin.  Read more

Holiday Shortbread Recipe

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Bring them home from our bakery or make them yourself, Ste. Anne's gluten-free shortbread cookies are a perfect, sweet holiday snack to serve alongside a nice cup of hot chocolate, tea or cider.  Read more

See You Later, Alligator!

Thursday, November 23, 2017

With the winds picking up, the air getting cooler and winter just around the corner, our skin is without a doubt scared! Living in Canada, dry, irritated and chapped skin is inevitable for many of us. Between the -40º winds and the dryness indoors, it’s hard to keep your skin moisturized and comfortable - but it is possible! Read more

Super Sea Buckthorn

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Sea buckthorn oil is starting to make its way into the skin care market more and more, and for a great reason - it works wonders. This ingredient is truly a super skin saver. It is anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, soothing, hydrating, brightening and toning all in one, while still being natural and organic. Read more

The Beauty of Aging

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

We all reach a point in our lives when we look in the mirror and the person looking back isn’t the same person we remember. Instead we see lines, sun spots, or imperfections. We are always our own worse critics. While there are things we can do to soften those imperfections and improve the health of our skin, aging is inevitable (trust us, we’ve looked into it). So do yourself a favour and the next time that you look in the mirror and notice all those lovely signs of aging, don’t think about what you would change. Own it, because you have earned every single line, and every single spot, living your life.  Read more

Improve Your Wellbeing with Guided Meditation

Thursday, September 14, 2017

If you're new to meditation, the idea may conjure up images of Buddhist monks or new age hippies, but meditating doesn't have to be a religious experience, it takes various forms. For instance, a guided meditation is simple to follow and effective at easing many of our internal conflicts. Meditation can help to build patience, diffuse anger, build emotional intelligence, improve focus, boost creativity and induce a sense of calm.  Read more

Which Style of Yoga is for You?

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Perhaps you haven't tried taking a yoga class, or you've mustered up the courage but found that it wasn't for you. There is a common misconception that yoga is not for everyone. The truth is that there isn't a particular body type or range of ability required to practice yoga. In fact, since there are such a wide variety of yoga styles available, the practice really is for every body. You can choose a class based on your own needs and desires. In addition, private and customized classes are available which are excellent for addressing specific concerns. Read more