Pick Purple Polish for your New Year’s Eve Party

Pick Purple Polish for your New Year’s Eve Party

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner I don’t know about you but I always feel naked if I go to a formal party and my nails aren’t done. New Year’s Eve is coming up quickly but there’s still time to polish up your look and paint your nails. May I suggest something in the purple family? …

Ambergris: Golden Nuggets from the Sea

Ambergris: Golden Nuggets from the Sea

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner Have you ever heard of ambergris? Did you know this little golden nugget could be worth thousands of dollars in the global perfumery market? A couple of nights ago, I was watching Chef Heston Blumenthal’s Heston’s Christmas Feast and he wanted to make the most epic holiday banquet of all …

Cheers to the Chi Machine

Cheers to the Chi Machine

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner On Thursday night, I went to my first Spa Warming Party. What a treat. My classmate, Mariko, just started working at Nurture Thyself Day Spa here in Victoria. She calls this her “dream job” and I can see why she loves this spa so much. As part of the festivities, …