With so many options, what is the best way to spend your babymoon in Toronto? It’s that one last pampered getaway before the baby comes—since it will be months until the next time you have much time to yourself. So if you are an expectant mama, Toronto is an ideal place for your getaway. From high-end designer baby shops, to spas with special services for moms to be, and plenty more, the city has everything you need for your babymoon to relax and unwind before the big day.
Advice From a Caterpillar
While you may want to focus on yourself, there’s always time for some shopping. For one-of-a-kind items, you head to Advice From A Caterpillar in Summerhill. The bright, sun-lit shop is just the right balance of vintage and traditional style for conscientious, stylish parents. The store is full of exclusively curated clothing, decor, and toys for its discerning clientele. You may also want to check out Ella & Elliot near Trinity Bellwoods. Explore the modern showroom and let their colourful yet functional nursery displays inspire you. Speaking of colours, if your favourite is green, Baby on the Hip has eco-friendly, locally made clothing, accessories, diapers, skin care, and bath products.
Enjoy all the luxurious comfort of the Four Seasons on your babymoon in Toronto, where your experience begins with a Mom-to-Be Massage. You melt into the spa table to the sound of soothing music, as the therapists’ expert hands relieve your aching back. You’re feeling especially indulgent, so you book yourself an illuminating facial to soothe your mind and senses. It leaves your complexion radiant, and ready for all those baby photos. You finish it all off by going for a dip in the sunlit indoor relaxation pool (with music underwater). While you dry off, you curl up in one of the massive plush lounging chairs and take a little snooze.
Lily of the Valley
Now that you’re calm, it’s time for some well-deserved primping. Located in Toronto’s Little Italy district, Lily of the Valley is a stylish boutique that can do just that. In the relaxing salon, you sit in the comfy chair for a mani and pedi. When you’ve updated your colours, you move to the stylist, ready to freshen your locks. A cut and style is just what you need to get you ready for your night on the town.
After a day of shopping and relaxation, you head to back to the hotel and New York chef Daniel Boulud’s d|bar for some much-needed nourishment. The space is buzzing with fashionable locals and visitors, and after your day, you are one of them. You stop in for a light bite, and the menu is full of with favourites like the juicy Firehouse #312 burger (named for the firehouse next door): a homemade beef patty topped with pulled BBQ pork and Boston lettuce on a jalapeno cheddar bun. And just because you’re pregnant, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a refreshing drink. The bartender will happily make you a carefully crafted virgin cocktails like the Virgin Rocks (coconut water, cherry juice, cranberry, pineapple, and orange syrup) or the Not Normal (pear, cinnamon syrup, ginger beer, and rosemary). Of course, you won’t forget dessert: a basket of warm madeleines baked fresh to order. Talk about a bundle of joy!