Lifestyle

The Pleasure Factor

With COVID-19 still top-of-mind, many of us will be hunkering down at home this winter in an effort to stay healthy. Here are a few feel-good finds to up the pleasure factor.

By Karen Turner

Calling all couch potatoes:
Snuggle up on family movie nights on the Vesta 2.5 sofa from Furninova. The Scandinavian modular design allows you to customize your lounge zone for maximum comfort. Starting from $3,838, Dala Décor, www.daladecor.com

Buckle up:
Turn heads on your drive to the grocery store in the 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S. The two-door sports car is slick, powerful, and oh, so cool. MRSP $231,700, Porsche Canada, www.porsche.com

Serenity now:
Easy to keep to your own bubble with the luxurious Zitta Bosca freestanding soaker tub.  Perfect for long, sudsy baths, it features an elegant built-in shelf for all your favourite lotions and potions. $4,195, Mondeau Bathroom & Kitchen, mondeau.ca

Walk on the wild side:
Stroll the neighbourhood in warmth and elegance with this full-length, down-filled coat with Toscana lamb trim from Italy. $2,500, Pat Flesher Luxury Outerwear, www.patflesher.com

Coming up daisies:
Katy Perry isn’t the only one singing the praises of this delicate bloom. Marc Jacobs pays tribute with Daisy Eau So Fresh spray. $135 for 125 mL, Sephora, www.sephora.com

Put on a happy face:
Add a pop of colour to your kitchen with a Smeg Portofino Pro-Style Duel Fuel range. Inspired by the hues of the Mediterranean, the Italian-made appliance comes in a rainbow of vibrant shades. $7,299.99, Hudson’s Bay, thebay.com

Time’s up:
Don’t waste another second of your day with the new Pasha de Cartier watch collection. The unisex timepieces feature steel, yellow or pink gold cases with interchangeable straps and blue sapphire hands. $8,100 to $33,400, Maison Birks, www.maisonbirks.com

Sweet dreams:

No time to count sheep when you’re tucked under the St. Geneve Ziegler Polish white goose down duvet. Light and lofty, the 380-thread count bed topper includes a silky-soft sateen cover. $1,466/queen, Suite Dreams Home Emporium, suitedreams.ca

Decadent date night:
Treat your love to a romantic gourmet dinner for two curated by Ottawa upscale restaurant Beckta Dining & Wine. For $600, you’ll receive two three-course meal kits, once a week for four weeks, paired with two premium bottles of vino. That’s amoré! www.beckta.com

Just for kicks:
For the sneakerhead on your holiday list, the Portofino Logo Sneakers from Dolce & Gabbana are made of smooth leather with graffiti motif and thick rubber soles. $1,145, Harry Rosen, www.harryrosen.com