There’s nothing better than a spa day, especially mid-week! Yesterday my girlfriend, Camilla and I got to spend some time relaxing and got pampered at CHI, The Spa at the Shangri-La Hotel in Vancouver. We were absolutely spoiled! Some of you may know Camilla as the voice behind Nordstrom Vancouver’s social media channels, plus she’s also got a new business about to launch and packing up to make the move to Toronto. Since she is moving back East in two weeks, it was only necessary that we drop everything and give her a proper farewell send-off of rest, catch-up and relaxation.

We spent the morning lounging around the rooftop pool and cabanas, enjoyed yummy healthy smoothies and took in the view – which by the way is absolutely amazing. Rooftop cabanas, a beautiful pool and jacuzzi nestled right in the middle of skyscrapers. After some time by the pool we indulged in a delicious lunch before heading to our individual treatments.

The Spa is stunning. Each suite comes with its own fireplace, private bath, shower, relaxation lounge, changing room and vanity area (you can see more on my snapchat: sydneysocias). Camilla and I both had the West Coast Wrap treatment followed by a 90-minute West Coast Wave Message and it was absolute heaven.

I’m so excited because I’ve teamed up with Shangri-La Vancouver & CHI Spa to offer you a chance to win a West Coast Wave Message too! (You’ll LOVE it). Scroll down for entry & contest details:



To Enter:
1. Follow & @shangrila_van on Instagram
2. Leave a comment on my Instagram contest announcement
. Earn bonus entries by leaving a comment below!

What You’ll Win:
A 90-minute West Coast Wave massage, with an aromatic steam to start and glass of bubbly to finish! (Valued at $300)

Aromatic Steam: refresh your body in a gentle cloud of steam infused with eucalyptus aroma. Ideal before a massage to cleanse the skin, clear the lungs, promote circulation, and invigorate the body.
West Coast Wave Massage:
 A popular treatment of choice for a customized full body massage, using a combination of techniques and deep flowing movements with individualized pressure. 
*Winner will be announced at random, on Friday, May 27th – good luck!

********** THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED**********


  • Reply Miranda at

    Looks like an amazing day, what a great location. That rooftop pool is to die for

    • Reply Sydney Socias at

      Thanks Miranda :) It’s an unbelievable view up there! You NEED to go!

  • Reply Cindy Dhaliwal at

    Sounds divine…. would be amazing to win

  • Reply Deirdre Connolly at

    Spa Bliss, looks so peaceful there.

    • Reply Sydney Socias at

      It was by far one of the very best spas I have ever visited! Hope you get a chance to go xo

  • Reply Kristina at

    Would love this!! The photos look amazing, Sid!

  • Reply Oz at

    Looks like bliss!!

  • Reply footnotes and finds at

    I soooooo need a spa day right now! Never been! would love a chance to go!

  • Reply Sheralyn La at

    This would be amazing! Wedding planning stress is taking its toll! Plus I’ve never won a thing!! Thank you for the opportunity!

  • Reply Larissa Norman at

    Wanna win this giveaway

  • Reply Ericachappell at

    Pick me please! :)

  • Reply Angela at

    This sleep deprived momma totally needs a spa day like this!

  • Reply Sim at

    This spa looks beautiful. A 90 minute massage would be amazing

    • Reply Sydney Socias at

      I had the West Coast Wave massage when I was there on Wednesday and it was pure bliss – good luck!

  • Reply Chelsea at

    That looks like the most beautiful Spa! Keeping my fingers crossed. Love your blog and Instagram! :)

    • Reply Sydney Socias at

      Thank you so much Chelsea, that just made my day! Thank you for following along, best of luck! xo

  • Reply Nancy wu at

    Fab post and giveaway. I really need a massage for bad posture and correct that texting neck

    • Reply Sydney Socias at

      LOL ohh do I know that texting neck ;) Thank you so much for your entry!

  • Reply Tracy K. at

    Love the Chi spa, it’s sooo serene and calm there!

    • Reply Sydney Socias at

      It is amazing there, truly one of the best spa experiences I’ve had. Thank you for entering!

  • Reply Evelyn at

    this looks divine! <3 you look lovely and relaxed here :)

    • Reply Sydney Socias at

      Thank you so much, I was definitely relaxed when I stepped back out to reality!

  • Reply Rebecca at

    Looks fabulous!

  • Reply Carolina L at

    Sounds amazing!

  • Reply Carla Davis at

    This spa looks absolutley amazing I have always wanted to go! Its on my list still and would love to experience a treatment there!!

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