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Couples’ Getaway

Yorkville is home to unique boutiques

photos Courtesy of Graham Farkas, Www.torontowide.com, and Clifton li.

Explore A romantic weekend in Yorkville represents a great mix of activities for conscious couplers to partake in. In case of cold temperatures, the area affords a wealth of galleries, museums, and first-rate shopping options to provide sanctuary. Intimate settings, within a short walk from your hotel, provide the opportunity for hand-in-hand excursions without having to stray far from the fireplace in your hotel suite, and a warm hot chocolate in the coziness of the Living Room at the Windsor Arms. Located only a five-minute walk from the hotel, Toronto’s Gardiner Museum will exhibit the fascinating “Women, Art and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise” from Feb. 5 to May 17, 2015. Newcomb Pottery is considered one of the most significant collections of American art pottery of the

20th century, with each piece critically acclaimed and highly coveted. The exhibition will feature more than 125 objects – the iconic pottery as well as lesser known textiles, metalwork, jewelry, bookbinding and historical artifacts. (Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen’s Park, www. gardinermuseum.on.ca/) If the inspiration and genius of modern hand-wrought pottery doesn’t hold your interest, then maybe a dose of shopping in some of the most exclusive retailers in the world will sate your desires. Yorkville’s “The Mink Mile” is home to some of the most luxurious retailers on the planet including Cartier, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and Montblanc. Venerable Canadian luxury retailers like Holt Renfrew, and Montreal’s M0851 leather fashion house are also within easy walking distance. If bargain hunting is more your thing, you are in luck since a dual

Winners/Homesense location is just across the street from the hotel. But we should not forget the men! A brand new Holt Renfrew for Men has opened in the area, to join the iconic Harry Rosen, as well as the venerable Paris-based Loding that caters to stylish men from one of its two Toronto boutiques on Avenue Rd. in north Yorkville. If lingering lazily around the hotel is more your speed, then the Spa at the Windsor Arms will provide just the right amount of pampering and can include a relaxing swim in the chlorinefree salt-water swimming pool. If you need to indulge your inner shopper while lounging in your plush bathrobe, you can check out the Treasure Chest boutique located in the hotel lobby. Featuring a selectively curated collection of vintage clothing and accessories, it is a great place to indulge one’s sense of dress-up and style at the same time. ■ inbetween

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