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It’s one thing to win a spa award. It’s another to win it seven years in a row. Ontario’s venerable Ste Anne’s Country Inn & Spa has done just that. It’s been named Favourite Spa in Canada in the SpaFinder Readers’ Choice Awards, so kudos to Ste Anne’s Spa.
Ste Anne’s Spa and I go way back
I’ve feel I’ve cut my spa teeth on Ste Anne’s Spa. My first trip there was nearly ten years ago when I went on assignment for the New York Post. Never mind that I’d just come back from Thailand and with my jet lag I wanted to sleep through every treatment and was wide awake each night, it was still a memorable experience.
Horse play – Equine therapy at Ste Anne’s Spa
I think the team is terrific there, owner Jim Corcoran, his thoughtful horse-crazy sister Marijo Cuerrier and the oh-so-stylish David Navia (How is that little horse of yours, by the way? Does she have any friends yet?)
I know about David’s horse because a couple of years ago I returned to Ste Anne’s on assignment for Pure Magazine to do the Horse-to-Heart Equine Therapy, where you spend some serious relationship time with a horse. This highlighted my lack of leadership skills and my utter inability to dominate an animal several times larger than I, but I did conquer all (or at least some) in the end, and the horse only stepped on my toe once.
Ste Anne’s for a special occasion
The last time I went it was a surprise birthday present from my boyfriend, who, after four and a half years together, finally understands the joys of the spa. Now he’s my fiance and I’m not saying the weekend at Ste Anne’s had anything to do with me saying yes, but I’m not denying it either. Forget food, the way to this woman’s heart is a facial.
Speaking of facials, you can read my full spa review of Ste Anne’s here.
And congratulations, Ste Anne’s Spa, once again.
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