Body Blitz and L’Unita

Foodie, Indulge

It’s always a good time with Lindsay; now a globe-trotting sommelier, she and I have been friends since high school. We had a summer ritual of weekly visits to Body Blitz where, for $300, you could have an unlimited pass for the summer months to visit as often as you want. For us, this meant Wednesday spa visits to soak in the epsom salt and Dead Sea salt pools, cold plunge, eucalyptus steam room and sauna. We always followed this up with wine tasting, her day job/my pass time.

Body Blitz West Location

Body Blitz West Location

Yesterday we cashed in on a blog interview that I did for Body Blitz. (see article here:

As a thank you for the interview I got to try an incredibly luxurious sweet ginger + milk body glow. The treatment included a citrus-mint body wash,  ginger body scrub,  warm milk with sweet orange oil and almond treatment, and massage to finish, working in a warm grape seed body oil. It was an hour of heaven.

Ginger and Milk Body Scrub

Ginger and Milk Body Scrub

After you get past the part where you realize you haven’t been ‘washed’ like this since you were a baby, and the fact that the plastic apron worn by the spa attendant is vaguely reminiscent of Dexter in body-disposal-mode, it is so amazing to be under a heat lamp having a sweet, soft-spoken angel pamper you for sixty minutes.




Spartacus: Pampered and Luxurious, without the problematic power dynamics and violence

At one point I found myself imagining that this must be what ancient rich housewives must have felt like (without the slavery, obviously), but that if every person on Earth received this treatment we could probably solve every global conflict known to man. It was that good. I was blissed-out and elated for the rest of the day.

I joked with my wife about how delicious I smelled; “smell me!”

She told me I smelled like a white person, then smiled and said, “Vanilla.”

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Day turns into night as we move on to a late dinner. We started with some bubbly, then shared an Amarone.

Huge thanks to the wonderful staff for a beautiful night of delicious flavours! L’Unita’s website:

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L’Unita at night.

We carried on our food theme as we headed to L’Unita, a decadent Italian restaurant at Avenue and Davenport (Toronto, Ontario) with beautiful ambiance and some of the best service in the city.

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Grilled Octopus on a bed of greens, with fingerling potatoes and sausage.

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Warm olives with herbs and lemon zest

Mozarella Burrata with beets

Mozarella Burrata with beets

Classic Caesar Salad

Classic Caesar Salad

Margherita Pizza

Margherita Pizza

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Evidence of a decadent meal

On to desserts, made in-house by their pastry chef.

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Caramel sugared donuts

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Bufala Panna Cotta with blood orange and mint

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Chocolate olive oil cake with gelato

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Very happy ladies. I sincerely hope you have a chance to visit L’Unita: Buon appetito!

One thought on “Body Blitz and L’Unita

  1. That wash-scrub-warm milk goodness at Body Blitz sound AMAZING! I can’t wait to try it. And I’m going to recommend L’Unita to all my friends. It’s a must-go place for foodies, and visitors to the city.


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