January Localist: Cleanses, Botanical Skincare and Yoga

From a trio of juice cleanses to a botanical skin saviour, it's all local.


Photography: Daniel Harrison. Hanger, 69 Vintage, 69Vintage.com



ELUCX Pink Clay Botanical Facial Mask, $18, elucx.com

Click Yes to the Dress
Where: Nationwide

Stylish wedding gowns from & for Love are now available to anyone with an Internet connection. Made in a Toronto atelier, the dresses are designed to be effortless and sensual—think drop-waisted with beaded embellishments and sheer cutouts—so you can focus on your one true love instead of the tightness of your Spanx. andforlove.com

Skin Soother
Where: Brossard, Que.

After a fruitless search for chemical-free products to heal her baby’s eczema, Duyen Guyen launched Elucx, a luxe-nature skin-care line made with organic, sustainable ingredients. Specially crafted for winter-whipped faces, the Complete Dry Skin Care Set includes a nurturing (and pretty!) pink clay mask and hydrating toner. elucx.com

Bottoms Up
Where: Edmonton, Toronto, Montreal


The Montreal-based Glow’s Berry Boost

In desperate need of detox? Edmonton’s Glow Juicery offers a largely greens-based cleanse for first-timers; in Montreal, Glow‘s regimen comes with directions on the optimal time to knock back each brew; and Toronto’s Root Cellar Juicery offers plant-plentiful libations to be downed in addition to a vegetarian diet. glowjuicery.ca; glowcleanse.com; rootcellarjuicery.com —with reporting by Élodie Parthenay

Stretch to Fit
Where: Toronto


A studio at YYoga’s new Toronto location

West Coast ommm empire YYoga—co-founded by Terry McBride, the CEO of Nettwerk Music Group—is expanding eastward. A sleek new Queen West studio offers 135-plus weekly classes in eight styles (including yoga for jocks) within two airy, high-ceilinged spaces, while a spinning room caters to less Zen types. Post-workout, browse the shop for local/sustainable/ethical finds, like Mala Collective baubles and Canadian yoga-wear labels Karma and Lolë. 327-333 Queen St. W. —Wing Sze Tang


Trawl for vintage treats at Stepback

Curiosity Shop
Where: Vancouver

After being forced to move down its Kitsilano block due to redevelopment, Stepback has reopened in an updated space that dates back to 1941. It’s an appropriate location: The husband-and-wife-owned shop is a treasure trove of new and antique furniture and home décor items, like taxidermy mounts, bespoke stationery, vintage industrial furniture and time-worn maps and charts. 2936 West Broadway


OSC Cross nylon/cotton jacket, $575

Survival Style
Where: Toronto

Dressing for the weather no longer necessitates a fashion freeze-out. Outdoor Survival Canada, long-time purveyor of utility parkas used way up north (as in Baffin Island, Nunavut), has launched OSC Cross, an urbanized parka label. The down-filled, sustainable shearling—trimmed, streamlined coasts are made in a Scarborough factory—and come with a lifetime guarantee. osccross.com