“It’s time you were gorgeous” is the tagline for Gee Beauty, and the luxe Toronto spa couldn’t have a better ambassador than Natalie Gee. Natalie is the owner (with her mother, Miriam, and sister, Celene) of the pampering destination of choice for many of the city’s chicest women. This October, the Gee team will launch 6 (next door to Gee, at 6 Roxborough St. W.), a concept shop featuring a curated selection of the good life: handmade fragrances, organic beauty products, and cashmere accessories.
In the meantime, Natalie shared a few of her favourite spots in Toronto with The Style Notebook.
Favourite place to go for a drink during the week
“During the week I prefer not to drink, so it’s water and lemon for me, but I love to eat at Giancarlo at College and Clinton. I feel like I can leave Toronto and be in Italy in minutes.”
Go for a drink on the weekend (and what’s your drink of choice?)
“Definitely vodka on the rocks, lots of lemon, lots of ice. Place for me is Amber. Always great music, and with this beautiful weather, the patio is perfect.”
Place to buy books or magazines
“I love the store Type (394 Spadina Rd). Aside from biographies – I’m currently reading Four Seasons: The Story of a Business Philosophy by Isadore Sharp - it’s magazines all the way. I try to read different kinds, from fashion to decor to business. Lately, it’s been a combo of GQ, Esquire, and Details. Amazing what a girl can learn.”
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