Do you like going to the spa?
Being personally pampered and indulged in all things comforting, calming and relaxing. Totally therapeutic – right?
I had a few girlfriends ask if I would like to join them for a day at the spa during my week of ‘stay-cation’.
I am not a spa girl.
For me my ‘therapy’ is visual. I would rather spend a day strolling about just looking and seeing.
Often that ‘looking’ involves retail, admiring window displays and set designs that constantly change to reflect colour and trends. I love to visit art galleries and see the beauty there. I like to walk about different neighborhoods admiring homes. I enjoy walking around downtown viewing the architecture of commercial buildings, skyscrapers – both historical and modern.
I have come to realize that I am not a ‘spa’ girl but rather I am a ‘spatial’ girl!
Here is what I saw while on my stay-cation.
An early morning walk to Lake Ontario revealed a scene of tranquil beauty.
This home renovation made me smile with its colourful plywood framing.
The beautiful blue skies made St James Cathedral seem even more magnificent.
I thought this was really cool how the glass building seemed to disappear into the blue sky!
Of course a visit to the AGO is always a must even if it was to just appreciate the Henry Moore sculpture on the outside of the gallery.
The cantilevered portion of the OCAD (Ontario College of Art and Design) building in downtown Toronto always makes me pause. And look….there’s the CN Tower peeking through!
The view from the floor to ceiling windows atop the Sheraton Centre is a great place to get a view of downtown Toronto.
Last week I had a wonderful stay-cation in Toronto seeing all the sites and visiting with family and friends.
All images via Modmissy excluding spa photo: www.blog.invitationbox.com