Get More Sleep: Tips From Our Spa

With winter in full swing, many of us are still feeling exhausted. Is your mind racing with all the things you need to do? Are you having trouble falling asleep these days? “Sleep is one of the cornerstones of wellness that’s often overlooked,” observes Racheal Ellery, Spa Director at Hockley Valley Resort. “People tend to focus on diet and exercise …

Seasonal Stress? Breathe Easy…

Still feeling the effects of the stress of the season? Don’t despair! Our spa team has put together a list of 5 tips to help you breathe easier through the frenzy that is the holiday season… Essential oils: Don’t underestimate the power of scent! Aromas like lavender and chamomile have been known to help with anxiety, while lemon and peppermint …

Brining A Turkey: A How-To

Thinking of brining your turkey this year? It’s a great way to add flavour and to make your turkey moist! We asked Chef Akshay, our Executive Chef, for advice and he shared with us the steps he used for his turkey. (Keep in mind, his turkey was roughly 8 lbs.) Ingredients10L water, salted200g brown sugar2-3 sprigs of rosemary6-8 pink peppercorns15g …

Spa Gift Guide

‘Tis the season for gift-giving, do you still have gifts to buy? “So many of our guests are focusing on wellness for their loved ones,” observes Racheal Ellery, Spa Director. “Our spa offers a wide variety of natural, organic and local products that promote wellness and relaxation, perfect for the holiday season.” Here are Racheal’s top 5 picks if you’re …

Oatmeal Lace Cookies

Looking to make something a little different over the holidays? These delicate oatmeal lace cookies are unique and delicious – we dare you to eat just one! Ingredients: 1 cup butter 2 ¼ cups light brown sugar 2 ¼ cups rolled oats 3 tbsp. all-purpose flour 1 tsp. salt 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 tsp. vanilla Directions: Preheat oven to ...

Fall Wellness

Are you taking care of yourself this season? Self-care doesn’t mean selfish! Cozy sweaters and pumpkin spice lattes are fantastic, don’t get us wrong, but wellness is where it’s at. Here are some tips and tricks from the wellness experts in our spa to get you started: 1. Taste the season! From apples to squash to beets, fall is delicious ...

October: What’s Happening

It’s that special time of year when the fall colours are spectacular at the resort! What's happening in October? Here are just a few of the events we have planned this month: In the Spa: Do you love everything pumpkin? Our Pumpkin Spice Body Glow includes a full body exfoliation, whip butter, mini facial, hot stone mini massage and lunch ...