Happy World Coconut Day!

By Maria Alexandra Koropecky, Homespunspa owner & Laura Benvenuto, guest blogger Did you know that September 2nd is World Coconut day? Coconuts (Cocos nucifera) are one of the world’s most nourishing, versatile and popular foods and to celebrate World Coconut Day, I’ve teamed up with Laura Benvenuto of Truth be Told New York and Nutiva …

Splash Some Spa Time into Your Staycation this Summer

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner Now that summer is officially in full swing — yay! — you might be looking for fun things to do. Have you considered planning a staycation? Victoria, British Columbia is one of the most beautiful and relaxing places on earth and as locals, we should enjoy and appreciate our city …

we love referrals.

We Love Referrals! :)

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner Much of the time, I get calls from people who would like to make an appointment for a mobile spa service on behalf of someone else rather than themselves. At Homespunspa Mobile Spa, we’ve given many pedicures for people in their 80’s and 90’s thanks to their thoughtful sons and …

How about a heaping helping of Pumpkin Spice Bath Salts?

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner How about a heaping helping of Pumpkin Spice bath salts? It’s my newest creation and I’m so excited about this recipe! I took my basic bath salts recipe with sea salt, Epsom salt, cornstarch and baking soda and then glammed it up by adding Himalayan salt for a peachy colour …

Homespunspa is set to spruce up holiday parties this season

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner We’re all set to spruce up holiday parties in living rooms and boardrooms across Victoria, BC. With only 61 days and counting until Christmas, the office holiday party is fast approaching. Mobile spa services add sparkle to any party and are hands down, by far, a more memorable “Season’s Greetings” …

I’m Going on a Wellness Tour

I’m Going on a Wellness Tour

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner “The Road to Wellness is up the road and around the corner” was the lead in an article I wrote in 1998 when I was a reporter for the Peninsula News Review. My assignment was to interview a Naturopathic Doctor who had just opened a wellness clinic in Saanichton. At …

Checklist for a Successful Spa Party

Checklist for a Successful Spa Party

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner Are you planning to celebrate a special occasion soon, like a birthday party, bridal shower, wedding, anniversary or seasonal holiday and would like to do something fun and unique for your bff’s? How about hosting a spa party? If a spa party sounds like a great idea to you, here’s …

Have you ever Spa’d at Sea? Part 2

Have you ever Spa’d at Sea? Part 2

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner As you may recall from my blog post, “Have you ever Spa’d at Sea? Part 1,” I went on a cruise to Alaska with my mom in June of 2012. It was a wonderful experience and a dream come true for me. Here is the much anticipated, “Have you ever …

Give the Gift of Homespunspa Mobile Spa this Mother’s Day

Give the Gift of Homespunspa Mobile Spa this Mother’s Day

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner In 2012, Mother’s Day will be celebrated in Canada on Sunday, May 13. I know what I’m going to give my mother this year but shh, it’s a surprise. There’s still time for you to plan something special for your mom and all of the mother figures in your life. …

Let your Sense of Smell Guide you Home for Christmas

Let your Sense of Smell Guide you Home for Christmas

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner My friend, neighbour and high school classmate used to joke with me about the smell in my house. She said that if she was blindfolded and taken all over the world on a wild goose chase and then dropped back into my house on Trombone Court in Vienna, Virginia, she’d …