Vancouver: Escape the holiday scrum with a massage at Smile Thai | Hollywood yohana

The holidays should be a time for hot toddies, chocolate truffles, and lots of cheer—but I’ll be the first to admit that all that mall madness gets to me sometimes (hands off, lady—I saw that dress first!). The solution, now more than ever? The spa. A visit to Smile Thai Wellness (853 Richards St., Suite 103, Vancouver, 604-630-3808, smilethaiwellness.), which owner Austin Sakchai recently moved to a more serene but equally-convenient location near Robson Street, was just what the holiday cheer doctor ordered. While the summer me might have indulged in the Thai aromatherapy oil massage with exfoliating body scrub ($125), the current me needed a traditional Thai massage (from $85). Rather than fall asleep and doze off during the kneading, though, Thai massage is different: The therapist engages you in stretching techniques that leaves you feeling relaxed, restored and ultimately, more energetic—in other words, ready for more holiday shopping.

Beauty Fix: Travel-friendly brushes, BB cream queries and how to rid yourself of a red, sweaty face post-workout | Hollywood yohana

You might have oodles of items in your makeup bag, or perhaps just a few key items. No matter the contents, we all have that one beauty product that baffles us. It could be something we’ve purchased and never used, or perhaps it’s just the endless search for the one product that will radically change the way we approach makeup. Well, search no longer! This week Beauty Fix is here to solve some of the most pressing makeup bag mysteries.

Fall/Winter 2012 trend report: Check out our rundown of the brooches, briefcases and knee-high boots that have become this season’s accessory fixations | Hollywood yohana

Fall/Winter 2012 trend report: Accessories

Fall/Winter 2012 trend report: 138 of the top looks from New York, London, Milan, and Paris! | Hollywood yohana

Fall 2012 trend report

Fashion’s favourite season is finally here and we’ve got the chock-a-block trend report to prove it, complete with 138 of the top looks that take you from Fall’s dark fantasies into Winter’s light and feminine pastels. Go on, get clicking!