Girls’ Getaways: Grab Your Friends & Get Away From It All
WHAT TO DO
Stroll, shop, then get to the spa! Admire the lovely gardens and tree-lined streets of Cobourg, an Ontario Communities in Bloom 2016award-winner. Shop for vintage and reclaimed treasures at Legacy Vintage Building Materials & Antiques. Owner Sven Kraumanis “picks the bones” of buildings slated for demolition. A favourite stop for film and TV props. Have a facial or mani-pedi at Mystic Roots or City Streaks, both Aveda concept salons in town, for a little indulgence.
Go on a yoga retreat with yoga instructor and dietitian, Francesca Bonta, of Karma Lifestyle Yoga. Bust that stress and gain a new perspective with aerial yoga (where you’re suspended from the ceiling in a fabric swing), essential oils workshops, raw food treats, and a nudge from her sweet dog Zoya.
“When you’re hanging upside down, you have no choice, you have to let go,” Francesca says of experiencing yoga postures in mid-air. “There’s something profound about it that allows you to open up and release from the heart.” Beginners welcome.
WHAT TO EAT
Sample the tapas plates, perfect for sharing, at El Camino, or go full gourmand with Chef Andrew Stewart’s enticing three-course tasting menu at Oasis.
WHERE TO STAY
You’ll have a view of the lake and your own private beach at Breakers on the Lake. Or enjoy the century-home charm of Twin Maplesby the Lake bed and breakfast. Cinnamon French Toast Bake with Walnuts, anyone?
SHOP YOUR STYLE
Cultured Kitchen for everything culinary
With All My Art for upcycled creations
Brittany N Bros for effortless chic day to night-out looks