A few weeks back my husband had to make a work trip to Ottawa so I decided to tag along so I could meet up with ML. She suggested we stay at “Arc The Hotel“. This beautiful boutique hotel has modern rooms with the most comfortable beds ever. Really. As I mentioned, the husband was there for work but he never wanted to leave the cozy bed and pillows 😛 We’ve stayed at the W Hotel in Montreal a few years ago and I would say these two hotels are in competition for the comfiest beds!
The photos above are of the hotel lobby and are courtesy of Arc The Hotel via Marilou. Here are a few pictures of my room (sorry, quality isn’t that great – we arrived crazy tired at 2am and I wanted to snap photos before crashing for the night!)
While my husband was at his work appointment I decided to check out the much heard about THANN store and that’s where I met up with ML. I was pretty excited since I always hear ML raving about THANN products and I got to try a few of them out since they are provided in the hotel.
Let me tell you as I took these pictures these were the ONLY few minutes this store wasn’t filled with customers. There was a steady stream of regular buyers as well as passerbys. I even met a guy from Toronto who was doing all his Christmas shopping for his mom, sister and girlfriend there! He bought stuff for himself too 😉
While I was hanging out at the store, I was treated to a mini facial using some of the skin care products. They felt wonderful on my skin! I was worried my skin would feel tight or dry afterwards but I didn’t have that feeling at all! I was merely a bit self conscious about not having any make up on (eeks!) but other than that, my skin felt great 🙂
I was finally able to meet the famous Fadi Ghaby the man behind the Ottawa store. He seriously exudes so much passion about the products – and it was true passion I tell you, not just trying to tell me stuff LOL! Fadi definitely lives and breathes THANN. And I can see why. The products feel and smell so good. When I walked into the store I was drawn to the scent of Jasmine. The Jasmine Blossom Collection was calling my name but sadly it was sold out 🙁 I placed an order anyway and I actually received my shipment last week! Christmas presents for the grandmothers! But that means I still have none of my own so I will have to place an order soon.
I also picked up the Aromatic Wood Scrub and the Shiso Body Butter as a gift for my mom (hope she isn’t reading this!). I had to pick up the Body Butter for myself too. The products are definitely a luxury. I can honestly say I haven’t spent this much money in the past on body products, but I do feel they are worth it. I feel pampered every time I use my body butter. And why not? Our skin is the largest organ of our bodies and is exposed to crazy temperature changes – we probably SHOULD be treating our skin better!
So with that said, I will definitely be making a future purchase for the body butter, and of course the Jasmine collection for myself. But…I’m hoping to WIN the body butter! Twenty York Street and THANN are hosting a giveaway where you can win a ONE YEAR SUPPLY of the SHISO BODY BUTTER!!!!
You don’t even know how excited I am at the possibility!
*** Tomorrow is the last day to enter my Pure+Simple book giveaway!****