We are clearly approaching cold season and especially in Alberta - we might need something extra warm!!
If you haven't had a chance to hear about Icebreaker - you definitely should explore that brand!
Icebreaker is the New Zealand brand that pioneered in merino wool apparel for the outdoor industry.
The line includes underwear, mid layer and base layer garments, outerwear, socks and accessories for men, women and children.

This week, I've received beautiful gift of few Icebreaker items to try and share my feedback with all of you! (Thanks Carla and Jane Gill & Associates!).
The package included arm vest, purple wool hat as well as men's jacket!

Merino innovator Icebreaker has announced a breakthrough in garment sustainability with the launch of exceptionally warm jackets made with recycled fabrics.
Icebreaker’s 2014 Fall/Winter collection debuts technical and lifestyle jackets made from MerinoLOFT, a new lightweight insulation created from premium, ethically-sourced wool fibers.
What is so cool about those products is that MerinoLOFT jackets are warm even when wet – great for adverse weather conditions. A durable woven merino lining next to the skin regulates temperature and breathes to prevent overheating and clamminess!
And of course - I love combination of grey (my vest) and purple (hat) :-)

While most innovation in merino outdoor clothing has involved blending fibers to make merino fabrics cheaper, Icebreaker is using the latest technology to build the next generation of high performance merino. 

For Fall/Winter 2014, the New Zealand-based merino specialist is creating mid layers made from merino wool wrapped around a nylon core. The Realfleece fabric is then brushed to create millions of extra air pockets, almost doubling the warmth while keeping garments thin, lightweight and low-bulk.
And honestly the blue jacket - that works as mid layer - not only looks great on my hubby - but also-and most important - is very light yet very warm!!

If you are looking for outstanding clothing solution for extreme winter conditions (but you also would like to look fashionable:-) - you should definitely check Icebreaker!!
And what a great news - from the end of December - the brand is launching its newest retail "TouchLab" located in Calgary's Chinook Centre!
The store will feature Icebreaker's complete line of innovative merino wool apparel, including outdoor, run, fitness, kids, underwear and travel&lifestyle collections along with socks and accessories - all made from merino wool sourced from the Southern Alps of New Zealand!!!


As many of you know already (as I have been sharing online my "special" journey for the last few months) I am expecting and there is only 5 weeks left until baby boy - Olivier - will join us!
Every month I have a pleasure to unwind & relax thanks to wonderful team of professionals from 
Diva Salon&Spa located in Chinook Centre! 
Each time, I experience different treatment, especially targeting expecting moms:-)

My recent experience was all about beautiful face:-)
As usual - together with both Diva's salon manager in Chinook Centre - TJ & SPA Manager at the same location - Sarah - we decided to try Aveda Enrightenment Discoloration Treatment.
Because for the last few years I had some issues with dark spots&pigmentation (although I have been very careful & keep using products with SPF ) I thought it's going to be very beneficial for me.
And as always-I wasn't wrong.

As soon as I entered beautifully prepared room - I knew I am going to fully relax.
At the beginning, Sarah introduced me to few essential oils - and I chose -as always - energizing composition together with cinnamon bark essential oil (which reminds me of Christmas!!).

The whole enbrightenment line include cleanser, toner, serum, cream, lotion and masque!!
The whole treatment promises to give you brightening effect by reducing the appearance of pre-existing dark spots and breaking them down through exfoliation. Moreover, it helps preventing new dark spots and discoloration with anti-oxidants which help fight free radical oxidation. The whole line also soothes skin and reduces irritation that can lead to dark spots and of course - illuminates your skin!!

While I was laying down comfortable with the masque on my face - Sarah went way beyond my expectation and did both hand and feet massage!!
Her professionalism, gentle touch and of course SPA music-made my visit another unforgettable experience!!

For more information about Aveda and their products - please check the link below:

Thank you Sarah, TJ and Diva Salon&SPA team!!