hotspots West Coast Float
4433 Sundial Place, Whistler
Salamagundi West 321 Cordova St. W, Vancouver The two levels of this amazing shop are packed from floor to ceiling with treasures of all sizes are stored in display cases and apothecary cabinets, and each drawer reveals something new an unexpected. From antiques, to collectibles, to gag gifts and whimsical ephemera, you’ll leave with your entire shopping list completed!
Krysta Furioso, Art Director
If you’re going to be in Whistler over the winter, take a few minutes (90 to be exact!) at West Coast Float for some complete and pure rest and relaxation. I had the privilege to try this amazing experience in the Spring, and will be going back again. The pools or pods are filled with perfect body temperature water, and saturated with Epsom salts that provide healing. The extremely buoyant water makes you feel weightless, and the pods provide sensory deprivation from light, sound, or touch, leaving your mind free to explore thoughts without distraction. For those who may feel a little claustrophobic, try the Open Float Pool, which also provides a low glow of light. After your float, there is a private shower, and “get-ready” bar with blow-dryers and more. Amazing!
Andrea Vance, Publisher
Dirty Apron Cooking School 540 Beatty Street, Vancouver Dirty Apron isn’t just a first-class deli! Cooking classes are taught by amazing chefs and the cooking stations are stellar and top of the line. Ingredients are prepped and organized so that new chefs can concentrate on recreating the amazing recipes. Classes range from knife skills classes to ocean adventures! My husband and I had an amazing time and we can’t wait to buy some gift certificates for classes for our family and friends. And for those who live far away, The Dirty Apron Cookbook will be a great substitute!
Kelly S. Thompson, Assistant Editor
The Nov|Dec 2014 Holiday issue of WestCoast Families magazine