After a full morning, mid afternoon we headed downtown to go to the spa. I asked Mike if we could stop by Gorilla Foods first. (It is a raw-vegan cafe and I had NEVER been there!)
It’s located right downtown on Richards and Hastings.
Head on down the stairs and enter the rawesomeness!
Organic.Vegan. Raw. (so cool! I have been backsliding a teeny bit this past weekend off raw and am diligently getting back on the wagon)
It’s just the way raw foods make me feel vs cooked/processed foods. It’s about a feeling. A very healthy and alive feeling.
I chose to get the GO Veggie Burger, Mike ordered the pizza.
Mmm, raw desserts, don’t mind if I do..
They also sell some dried foods, goji berries, raw cacao, raw olives, cacao nibs, stuff like that.
My burger was amazing. I look ridiculous eating it, haha, but I was soo impressed. I opted for the flax seed “bun” which was an extra $2.
This piece of pizza was $8. May seem crazy to some, but I look at it as an investment in my health. This raw pizza (made only of veggies, fruit, nuts and seeds, and maybe a bit of olive oil) was freaking outstanding. It doesn’t leave that lumpy pizza sitting in your stomach feeling after either.
I told Mike if he wanted to have dessert he should of ordered it. I shared my fudge.
Gorilla Foods gets a big, fat Gorilla thumb’s up! Go there!
Next stop, Absolute Spa…
How cute, a little rock garden with a rake. Isn’t that cute? must be therapeutic in some way to. (I just looked it up. It is called a Zen Garden and “a Zen garden can serve as a quiet refuge for meditation and relaxation.”)
Lots of celebs frequent this spa.. (My picture is not on the wall…yet…haha)
Before my massage, I put some cucumbers on my eyes, along with a damp washcloth that smelled all aromatherapy-ish.
It was a lovely day. We even fit in a visit to the SKN clinic in Yaletown. Mike got a facial and I had some laser hair removal! ow ow.
I’ve been using their Jade and Ginseng Radiance Moisturizer. It has really been keeping my skin hydrated and feeling great. This is by far my favourite moisturizer right now!
Guess what? Tomorrow I have a Tomboy of the Month coming your way. She is a superstar. Can’t wait for you to meet her!
I’m whispering in your ear right now, “Keep shining bright!”