Win a Coconut Refresh Massage from Vida Spas

Comments 217 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vida Spas are quickly becoming known for their special seasonal treatments that match winter, spring, summer, and fall. Their latest for a hot sizzling summer is the Coconut Refresh Massage.

Coconut Refresh Massage from Vida SpasThe treatment begins in Vida Spa’s plush relaxation lounge where you’ll sip a refreshing coconut water beverage. Next, you’ll enjoy a fragrant 30-minute coconut oil massage that rapidly nourishes and hydrates, infusing vitamins and nutrients into the skin.

Sore muscles will also find relief from coconut oil, which is readily absorbed by the skin due to the small molecules of the oil. Sun-seekers will also benefit, as the oil can protect against the damaging UV rays that cause premature aging.

This treatment to revitalize and refresh is available from July 12th until August 31st at all Vida Spa locations (Sheraton Wall Centre, Sutton Place Hotel, Westin Bayshore, Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle).

If you would like to win a Coconut Refresh Massage from Vida Spas, please leave a comment listing your favourite way to relax during a Vancouver summer. I’ll draw one winner at random from the entries July 26th.

Update My winner is Kym. Enjoy your time at Vida!

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  1. Kirstin HepburnTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 12:59pm PDT

    I love watching the cricket at Brockton Oval in Stanley Park. Sunshine, a good book, maybe a nice cold beverage – watching a great game and seeing the cruise ships go by… Definitely the best way to unwind in Vancouver during summer. Other than maybe with a refresh massage at Vida!!!

  2. AndreaTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 12:59pm PDT

    My favourite way to relax? In the garden with a gin and tonic!

  3. TriciaTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 1:00pm PDT

    Flying a kite at Vanier Park or lying on the beach in the sun!

  4. AmandaTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 1:01pm PDT

    Obviously my favourite way to relax is with a massage – NOTHING beats that! But when I can’t get an appointment (or can’t afford the luxury of a quality treatment), a blanket and a good book and a patch of shade on the grass at English Bay is the very best way to unwind in Vancity. (A grande Coffee Frappuccino Lite or a scoop of lemon sorbet don’t hurt either.)

  5. BeckyTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 1:02pm PDT

    Amazing! My favourite way to relax in Vancouver is reading a funny book on the patio, under a big umbrella with a mojito in my hand and my favourite album playing in the background.

  6. OanaTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 1:06pm PDT

    A picnic at the beach! I love the people-watching.

  7. KylaTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 1:07pm PDT

    Favorite way to relax on a Vancouver Summer day? Backyard in a hammock, under a tree, with a cool drink in hand.

  8. NatTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 1:08pm PDT

    At the beach, reading a book, sipping on some wine (illegally from my plastic cup).

  9. cooperTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 1:12pm PDT

    Chill on the roof with a refreshing hops flavored beverage.

  10. jeffTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 1:12pm PDT

    I like to relax by taking a nice jog with my chocolate lab. There’s nothing better than seeing the joy it brings him to get out on the trails.

  11. JewelsTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 1:14pm PDT

    the best way to relax during summer in vancouver is to head down to third beach at sunset with a plastic cup filled with a yummy summer drink ;), a blanket to stretch out on, and enjoy a good book.

  12. CandiceTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 1:15pm PDT

    mmm that sounds heavenly! My perfect way to relax is walking along the dyke in Steveston with an Sarah’s Old Fashion ice cream in hand. Leaving all worries for another day – and enjoying what my first home has to offer

  13. mingTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 1:15pm PDT

    hanging with friends on the patio with some shade and a few icy cool drinks.

  14. TrishTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 1:17pm PDT

    Favourite way to relax during Vancouver summers is to hike Seymour or climb at Lighthouse park in west Van.

  15. SiobhanTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 1:18pm PDT

    A picnic at the beach is the best!

  16. CandiceTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 1:19pm PDT

    Fab way to relax in the summer ?
    Yoga, beach, nightcap. In that order:)

  17. VeronicaTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 1:30pm PDT

    Biking the Seymour Demonstration Forest is an amazing ride with the kids…

  18. KayTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 1:45pm PDT

    My favourite way to relax is to go down to the beach with a few friends and a few drinks.

  19. kelseyTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 1:45pm PDT

    i like going to the beach, or sitting in my basement being nice and cool watching a movie

  20. ChrisTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 1:51pm PDT

    I think the “hanging out on the patio with friends” theme that others have mentioned is one of the best ways to relax during the summer. Not being a guy who really digs the heat, simple stuff like that is not only easy to do, but not too hard to regulate internal temperatures.

    It’s just plain tough being a walrus in the summer.

  21. KristenTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 1:56pm PDT

    Friends, sunshine, mojitos, good food and music. Ahhh relaxing!

  22. LesleyTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 2:01pm PDT

    Favourite way to relax is to sit and watch tv – catch up on old shows, discover new ones and re-watch great episodes.

  23. VanessaTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 2:02pm PDT

    Crescent Beach, blanket, good book, picnic, husband. A coconut massage might be able to trump that!

  24. UrsulaTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 2:10pm PDT

    This sounds spectacular. My favourite summer spots are Maple Grove Pool and Locarno Beach.

  25. ashleeTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 2:16pm PDT

    drinks on a patio (any patio!) as the sun is setting πŸ™‚

  26. EmmaTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 2:21pm PDT

    My favourite way to relax is to sit on the beach with a beer.

  27. KarinaTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 2:23pm PDT

    Walking out with the tide at Spanish Banks.

  28. JohnTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 2:38pm PDT

    relaxing in the sun drinking beer..

  29. HollyTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 2:40pm PDT

    Sitting by the water. With a nice cool drink. And a good book!

  30. NobuTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 2:54pm PDT

    My favourite way to relax would be having BBQ with my family and friend. Of course with home made Mojito!

  31. AnneTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 3:16pm PDT

    Early morning coffee at the beach.

  32. WelbyTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 3:18pm PDT

    Read trashy magazines.

  33. Sandra O’ConnellTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 3:27pm PDT

    With a book laying under a tree, barefoot and on a blanket. Bliss.

  34. RennTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 4:06pm PDT

    Fave way to relax in Vancouver is to set up a blanket on the beach by the water and enjoy the beautiful views that our city offers!

  35. CeciTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 4:19pm PDT

    Kick back with a good book out on the patio with a glass of cold drink!!

  36. CathyTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 4:31pm PDT

    Reading a book on the deck of my boat in a bay on Anvil Island…

  37. MichelleTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 4:38pm PDT

    My favourite way to relax is to go for a swim at the 30 Foot Pool in Lynn Canyon Park, then lie in the sun on a hot stone to warm up! Especially good if you have a bottle of white wine chilling in the river, but that’s probably not allowed so don’t tell anyone. πŸ˜‰

    And a Coconut Refresh Massage sounds amazing!

  38. ApollineRTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 4:47pm PDT

    walking or reading next to the water

  39. HelenTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 4:57pm PDT

    Aaaaah! There’s nothing like a relaxing massage.

  40. Mandy JansenTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 5:02pm PDT

    I definitely agree with the comments about reading or walking near the water.

  41. Agasel LTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 5:06pm PDT

    Find my cat with the black, thick fur coat, and lie down beside him. Any place he lies down this summer MUST be cool.

  42. JeanieTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 5:16pm PDT

    Coffee and a book on a comfy couch…

  43. JessicaTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 5:17pm PDT

    My favourite way to relax is to take a stroll on the West Dykes in Richmond along the marshes and bogs. I find it to be very peaceful there and a perfect blend of nature and people!

  44. bekkiTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 5:31pm PDT

    I like sitting by the water at Belcarra, watching people catch crabs.

  45. BrendaTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 5:43pm PDT

    My favorite summer activity is reading a book- anywhere!

  46. the_bradfordTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 5:51pm PDT

    Any Vancouver Beach

  47. KanaTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 5:52pm PDT

    My fav. way to relax in the summer: picnic at Spanish Banks πŸ™‚

  48. KymTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 5:54pm PDT

    sooo in need of a massage! one of my fave ways to relax is to just go to steveston village with my family and/or friends and enjoy a nice walk with some gelato πŸ™‚

  49. TracyTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 6:03pm PDT

    Hanging out at the beach with friends or a book.

  50. RinaTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 6:08pm PDT

    Summery drinks on our back patio with husband and the toddler.

  51. MaddyTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 6:11pm PDT

    My favorite way to relax is having a large cold drink and laying down on the beach. Great both alone and with friends and free! =)

  52. LynnTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 6:13pm PDT

    A book and iced tea in the shade!

  53. Laura AnneTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 6:19pm PDT

    A nice long bike ride with iced tea at the end!

  54. SheilaTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 6:31pm PDT

    Hanging in the backyard with a mojito in hand!

  55. JenTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 6:39pm PDT

    I really enjoy a swim at New Brighton on a reaaally hot summer day. So relaxing and beautiful there!

  56. RoshenaTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 6:42pm PDT

    ICE CREAM!

  57. LeighTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 6:43pm PDT

    Looks like I’m not alone in having hanging out at the beach as my favourite way to relax in the summer. Can’t go wrong with friends, sunshine, ocean and a great view!

  58. Pamela FindlingTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 6:44pm PDT

    A glass of wine and my husband on our patio watching the tugboats on the river.Bliss!

  59. Jason KuryloTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 6:49pm PDT

    My favourite way to relax is to stand on Panorama Ridge overlooking Garabaldi Lake, with a BC mountain breeze in my hair, popping a fistful of farmer’s market berries into my mouth one at a time. It’s truly one of the best places on this planet of ours.

  60. RobynTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 7:01pm PDT

    Favourite way to relax in Vancouver in the summer is with a glass of wine at the beach.

  61. MagsTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 7:10pm PDT

    My favourite way to relax in Vancouver during the summer is to go to Spanish Banks on a not too hot, not too cold day, with a big pair of sunglasses, lots of ice water and fruit, and a good book and read all day!

  62. RachaelTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 7:15pm PDT

    Picnic in the park, a drink and a good book on our balcony in the evening, an evening kayak at False Creek or Indian Arm.

  63. GraceTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 7:18pm PDT

    Laying against a log on the beach with a good book in hand and a gf to chat with about random things.

  64. JessicaTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 7:20pm PDT

    Going to Spanish Banks with the dogs when the tide is out and walking through tidal pools for miles, then landing on a sand bank and making a claim of the land before it is washed away a couple hours later.

  65. RanelleTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 7:21pm PDT

    I love walking the seawall at dusk then stopping at the beach to read.

  66. Tyler_MillsTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 7:48pm PDT

    Enjoying a bbq at Alpha Lake in Whistler!

  67. MicaelaTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 7:58pm PDT

    A beach picnic πŸ™‚

  68. DonnaTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 8:05pm PDT

    fave way to relax is with a cool drink and a smutty gossip magazine!

  69. mariaTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 8:07pm PDT

    Suntanning is my fave way to relax!

  70. LeannaTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 8:09pm PDT

    I love taking a chair and a book down to the river or the beach. I people watch and read but mostly I just breathe. Ahhh.

  71. TracyTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 8:24pm PDT

    Going to the beach for SURE.

  72. SherryTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 8:34pm PDT

    One of my favourite ways to relax in the summer is to lay back on the slide of my Mr. Turtle pool in the sun with a nice margarita….after the grandkids go home of course…..more room in the pool then and I usually need the margarita.

  73. AnaTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 8:36pm PDT

    I LOVE just going to a park, bring a book and sit under a tree and just read.

  74. Burnaby AnnTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 8:36pm PDT

    My favorite way to relax is at one of our BC wineries! We are so lucky to have beautiful vineyards all over BC – MetroVan, VanIsle, not just the Okanagan. Pack a baqutte, some sliced meat & cheese, picnic @ a vineyard & have a bottle of wine-perfect afternoon!!

  75. LoriTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 9:08pm PDT

    A patio, a rose, and listening to the birds twitter (different than social media twitter!!).

  76. colleenTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 9:11pm PDT

    favourite way to relax in the summer is by backing my bones in the summer, lying on a beach with a beer and my book!

  77. LindaTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 9:20pm PDT

    We’ve always stayed with family. It is our first summer in our own place- so watching a good movie together. We’re still exploring relaxing, since there’s so much to do.

  78. dorisTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 9:34pm PDT

    a cool drink on a pation and evening beach walks

  79. E. TangTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 9:41pm PDT

    My favorite way to relax in the summer is enjoying any of the sites and sounds of Vancouver (bike riding, beaches, patios, etc.), as long as it’s with my husband. =)

  80. DilaraTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 9:45pm PDT

    I love to relax by people watching in Coal Harbour.

  81. ChelseaTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 9:59pm PDT

    Having a daddy day for the kid and heading to a lake to lay in the sun with a book and no distractions:)

  82. RachelWednesday, July 14th, 2010 — 3:21am PDT

    I relax by sitting in the sun and playing with my bunnies.

  83. ChristineWednesday, July 14th, 2010 — 4:15am PDT

    Reading a book in the shade at the beach…

  84. AretaWednesday, July 14th, 2010 — 7:14am PDT

    Heading to English Bay for a relaxing afternoon on the beach.

  85. novaWednesday, July 14th, 2010 — 8:01am PDT

    My favourite way to relax is to sit underneath some shade with a big bottle of mango shake and pair of sunglasses.

  86. ValerieWednesday, July 14th, 2010 — 8:30am PDT

    Lying on Kits beach in the sun with my friends!

  87. ChelseaWednesday, July 14th, 2010 — 8:33am PDT

    getting out of the city almost always relaxes me. though if i have to stay here, hitting the beach or getting a manipedi always work too!

  88. BrookeWednesday, July 14th, 2010 — 9:38am PDT

    On a patio with drink in hand.

  89. CarrieWednesday, July 14th, 2010 — 9:53am PDT

    I like to lie down on our porch swing and close my eyes and just listen to the sounds of summer

  90. Jen HamesWednesday, July 14th, 2010 — 10:01am PDT

    When in Vancouver during the summer, I love to bike or walk around the Seawall with friends, enjoying the great weather and beautiful scenery.

  91. SamanthaWednesday, July 14th, 2010 — 10:10am PDT

    I love to relax by riding bike around the seawall with my boyfriend. Maybe go to the pool at Second Beach if it’s an especially nice day out!

  92. CarynWednesday, July 14th, 2010 — 11:04am PDT

    My favorite way to relax in summer is to lie in the shade and listen to the waves lap the shore.

  93. HeatherWednesday, July 14th, 2010 — 12:05pm PDT

    My favorite place to relax is Kits pool!

  94. SharonWednesday, July 14th, 2010 — 12:33pm PDT

    With a book on the patio.

  95. ElaineWednesday, July 14th, 2010 — 1:02pm PDT

    Lying on the grass at Trout Lake with a good book!

  96. LaraWednesday, July 14th, 2010 — 1:19pm PDT

    Outside with my favorite man and my favorite dog, enjoying fresh air and sitting on green grass.

  97. RachelWednesday, July 14th, 2010 — 1:29pm PDT

    Biking with friends along the Seawall

  98. Mandy WongWednesday, July 14th, 2010 — 2:30pm PDT

    definitely a cocktail by the beach to relax πŸ˜‰

  99. JennWednesday, July 14th, 2010 — 3:09pm PDT

    With a good book and a cold drink in my backyard.

  100. KatieWednesday, July 14th, 2010 — 3:19pm PDT

    lying on an air-mattress in a pool, reading a book

  101. LisaWednesday, July 14th, 2010 — 3:22pm PDT

    Taking a nap in a grassy park by the water with some good tunes on.

  102. BerhWednesday, July 14th, 2010 — 3:51pm PDT

    Beach and a book.

  103. NicoleWednesday, July 14th, 2010 — 4:11pm PDT

    beach and music

  104. SheenaWednesday, July 14th, 2010 — 4:16pm PDT

    Jericho beach, then back to a friends house for drinks under their giant, twinkly light-strung tree. Beautiful.

  105. tvlifeWednesday, July 14th, 2010 — 4:18pm PDT

    A nice walk from Granville Island to Vanier Park & watch some kite flyers…then back to the Island to pick up some fresh produce & steaks to fire over the bbq at home with a matching bottle of wine.

  106. AngieWednesday, July 14th, 2010 — 4:18pm PDT

    My favorite way to relax is to head to the beach and read a book, play some volleyball, or just people watch for the afternoon. πŸ™‚

  107. TinaWednesday, July 14th, 2010 — 5:25pm PDT

    My favorite way to relax in the summer is by sunbathing in Jericho beach listening to my favorite Michael Buble tunes.

  108. lizWednesday, July 14th, 2010 — 5:34pm PDT

    sea kayaking, and reading on the beach!

  109. ErinWednesday, July 14th, 2010 — 8:01pm PDT

    Going for a run along the seawall

  110. Jenny LWednesday, July 14th, 2010 — 10:39pm PDT

    Reading a book while sipping iced tea!

  111. LauraWednesday, July 14th, 2010 — 11:02pm PDT

    An early morning trip to the farmers market for a buckwheat crepe and fresh local cherries, which are later eaten at the beach while listening to some Angus and Julia tunes!

  112. gail whitworthWednesday, July 14th, 2010 — 11:13pm PDT

    How relaxing and luxurious

  113. A Little CoffeeThursday, July 15th, 2010 — 12:45am PDT

    Favourite way to relax in Vancouver: sit on the beach in English Bay with a friend and an iced tea or gelato. Hands down always one of the highlights of the summer for me!

  114. ivyThursday, July 15th, 2010 — 4:55am PDT

    best way to relax in Vancouver is to sit on a patio by the water at restaurants like C or Lift and have a good sipping glass of red wine and an addicting fashion magazine or book

  115. AnnaThursday, July 15th, 2010 — 9:24am PDT

    My favorite way to relax is to sit at the beach and listen to the tides come in and out with my eyes closed, feeling the breeze of water brush into my skin πŸ™‚

  116. GwenThursday, July 15th, 2010 — 10:18am PDT

    The kids wading pool, a good book and a lawn chair come to mind.

  117. JodiThursday, July 15th, 2010 — 11:04am PDT

    on a sunny patio with a pitcher of sangria

  118. MarinaThursday, July 15th, 2010 — 11:32am PDT

    A cup of tea and a good book while basking in the sun.

  119. ChrisWThursday, July 15th, 2010 — 1:35pm PDT

    My favorite way to relax is having a bbq on the beach with friends, relaxing in the sun, enjoying good times and beautiful views of the mountains, ocean, and sun. πŸ™‚

  120. KarenThursday, July 15th, 2010 — 1:44pm PDT

    I would really love to win this. πŸ™‚

  121. KarenThursday, July 15th, 2010 — 1:45pm PDT

    I would really love to win this. πŸ™‚

    My favourite way to relax is napping on the beach.

  122. AliceThursday, July 15th, 2010 — 2:55pm PDT

    Thanks Miss604! I would love to relax at Vida Spas for a coconut massage! Their spa services are top notch!

  123. TaraThursday, July 15th, 2010 — 3:06pm PDT

    Reading a great book in a park with my toes in the grass… and ahhh getting a massage…

  124. LBThursday, July 15th, 2010 — 3:39pm PDT

    hitting a park or beach with a good book and lots of free time.

  125. ChrisThursday, July 15th, 2010 — 3:54pm PDT

    Sit on the deck at Jericho watching the sailboats and eating ice cream.

  126. Tasha HessThursday, July 15th, 2010 — 6:46pm PDT

    Get out of Vancouver and go camping!

    Tasha

  127. Heather HessThursday, July 15th, 2010 — 6:49pm PDT

    Sail over to Bowen Island and have a swim in the ocean – hopefully I’ll spot a sea otter or some seals or whales on the way. Top it off with an ice cream cone and a walk around English Bay.

    Heather

  128. CherylThursday, July 15th, 2010 — 8:19pm PDT

    My favourite way to relax in the summertime in Vancouver is with a glass of wine at Kits Beach watching the sunset and listening to the waves roll in. Aaaaaaahhhhhh, so good!

  129. NicoleThursday, July 15th, 2010 — 11:35pm PDT

    i like taking lots of cold showers to keep cool!

  130. LaurenFriday, July 16th, 2010 — 12:40am PDT

    Bocce!

  131. GloriaFriday, July 16th, 2010 — 2:38am PDT

    On a boat, giving a sensual massage to my fiance, passing by English bay during a 35 degree evening with the sun setting before our eyes sipping coconut juice on the rocks listening to the ocean and tourists laughing on the beach=) THAT is what makes me smile n relaxed and PROUD to be living in Vancouver.

  132. Lilian yuenFriday, July 16th, 2010 — 2:53am PDT

    I love talking a nice and relaxing bike ride around the seawall in Stanley Park and then around false creek to Granville Island where I can enjoy lunch on a patio under the sun!

  133. JanFriday, July 16th, 2010 — 9:09am PDT

    I love to go on a stroll around Deep Cove in North Vancouver.

  134. DanFriday, July 16th, 2010 — 9:31am PDT

    Walking around False Creek with my wife and wiener dog in the afternoon, people watching and sharing the news of the day.

  135. ChristineFriday, July 16th, 2010 — 10:26am PDT

    Grab and iced coffee, add baileys and roam the seawall.

  136. HeatherFriday, July 16th, 2010 — 12:02pm PDT

    Chillin on wreck beach! Just bring a towel and a bit of cash and you don’t have to worry about packing a picnic or keeping your drinks cold!

  137. LucFriday, July 16th, 2010 — 3:24pm PDT

    Watching beach volleyball in Kits!

  138. RitaFriday, July 16th, 2010 — 5:34pm PDT

    My favourite way to relax in the summer is to sip a smoothie on the beach or by the pool.

  139. ChrisFriday, July 16th, 2010 — 5:47pm PDT

    I relax with time with my puppy by ice cream and a stroll

  140. CeceFriday, July 16th, 2010 — 6:04pm PDT

    A good book, glass of wine, laying in my hammock as the sun sets

  141. DennisFriday, July 16th, 2010 — 6:20pm PDT

    Love relaxing on a patio with some beers.

  142. DanykaFriday, July 16th, 2010 — 8:03pm PDT

    Falling asleep in the sunshine πŸ™‚

  143. AlexFriday, July 16th, 2010 — 10:37pm PDT

    Picnic at Deep Cove.

  144. EmilyFriday, July 16th, 2010 — 11:12pm PDT

    I know it sounds crazy but when I’m exercising is when I’m most relaxed. I’m always thinking and over-processing but when I exercise I feel so good.

    Or when I listen to Pink Floyd, that works too.

  145. veronicaFriday, July 16th, 2010 — 11:32pm PDT

    A day spent lying in the sun and throwing a frisbee around at Kits Beach! πŸ™‚

  146. NicoleSaturday, July 17th, 2010 — 12:40am PDT

    a book on the beach with a cold cocktail

  147. ShoshannaSaturday, July 17th, 2010 — 1:48am PDT

    Biking around False Creek/Stanley Park, picnic lunch, and a light siesta afterwards.

  148. CarolSaturday, July 17th, 2010 — 7:53am PDT

    Getting a good massage, facial, pedicure and manicure

  149. PingSaturday, July 17th, 2010 — 8:10am PDT

    jUST sit the back yard and enjoy the little kids running around and playing, oooh so innocent.

  150. laureentSaturday, July 17th, 2010 — 12:34pm PDT

    My favourite way to relax in the summer is to sit on the patio and have a nice cool drink… it’s a nice way to just kick back and enjoy the weather!

  151. TeresaSaturday, July 17th, 2010 — 8:20pm PDT

    I relax by laying in the sun.

  152. Stella TungSunday, July 18th, 2010 — 11:46am PDT

    At an outdoor concert… nothing like good music and sunshine all at once!

  153. Nina KSunday, July 18th, 2010 — 12:19pm PDT

    My favorite way to relax in the summer is lying by a log at Kits beach, equipped with beach towel, magazines, bevvies, and shades

  154. DianneSunday, July 18th, 2010 — 1:31pm PDT

    My favorite way to relax is hanging in the backyard with some good company (usually one of my neighbors) and some kind of a cocktail in hand or a nice glass of wine.

  155. AnnieSunday, July 18th, 2010 — 1:52pm PDT

    Reading a book in the shade while drinking some fresh lemonade.

  156. ErinSunday, July 18th, 2010 — 2:50pm PDT

    Glass of wine and a book on a restaurant patio during non-busy times.

  157. JaniceSunday, July 18th, 2010 — 3:31pm PDT

    I work a lot in the summer so I don’t get much time to relax.

  158. FaySunday, July 18th, 2010 — 6:13pm PDT

    I like to hike the Grind – it’s worth it for the view from the gondola on the way down

  159. DaniellaMonday, July 19th, 2010 — 12:05am PDT

    I relax during the summer with a nice cold drink tanning on my patio!!

    Thanks

  160. MarilouMonday, July 19th, 2010 — 12:48am PDT

    Favourite way to relax in Vancouver, without spending money is to walk on the seawall and watch the waves hit the shore and rocks. I also enjoy to feel the warmth of the sun with eyes closed while listening to the sound of water. It somehow clears the mind, very calming and refreshing.

  161. CandiceMonday, July 19th, 2010 — 9:50am PDT

    Love going to the beach with trashy magazines, a bucket of watermelon and some good friends.

  162. PhyllisMonday, July 19th, 2010 — 10:31am PDT

    I love laying out in the sun with good company.

  163. JonMonday, July 19th, 2010 — 10:47am PDT

    Going for tea and sushi after some yoga

  164. JenMonday, July 19th, 2010 — 11:23am PDT

    Getting away, sitting by a beach campfire with a cool drink in hand πŸ™‚

  165. Allen, ProKneadsMonday, July 19th, 2010 — 12:55pm PDT

    I enjoy relaxing by giving massage … but I also love *receiving* them too! Bring on the coconuts!!!

  166. VeronicaMonday, July 19th, 2010 — 3:25pm PDT

    My favourite way to relax is to sit outside on the deck with a good book to read.

  167. CrystalMonday, July 19th, 2010 — 3:31pm PDT

    Sitting outside on the patio, drink in hand, reading a great book while listening to my kids play outside!

  168. kaelinMonday, July 19th, 2010 — 4:24pm PDT

    My favorite way to relax is to sit on my deck with a nice glass of white wine and a good book

  169. KathyMonday, July 19th, 2010 — 4:29pm PDT

    Being with friends and our kids having a barbeque anywhere close to the ocean…mmm…I can smell those hamburgers cooking now

  170. DeeTuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 10:34am PDT

    The best way to relax in the summer is to have a picnic on the beach with good friends.

  171. misoTuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 11:01am PDT

    good way to relx…

  172. CarlaTuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 11:34am PDT

    Cant beat a massage!

  173. DanielleTuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 3:06pm PDT

    love massages!

  174. Scott ElliottTuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 3:26pm PDT

    My favorite way to relax in Vancouver is to go kayaking around Granville Island.

  175. IainTuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 3:28pm PDT

    The best way to relax is to go lay down at Spanish Banks

  176. BrittanyTuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 4:30pm PDT

    A good book, sun, blanket, berries and either a grass field or beach. The perfect way to unwind!

  177. Alex CameronTuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 4:52pm PDT

    Best way to relax? On the beach with a cold drink in the sun.

  178. Christine MacIntoshTuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 9:23pm PDT

    Enjoy a lemonade made by my daughter under our hundred + year old Black walnut tree, listening to the birds.

  179. Christine MacIntoshTuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 9:28pm PDT

    Enjoying a lemonade my daughter made me under our huge walnut tree

  180. AlexWednesday, July 21st, 2010 — 8:52am PDT

    Fish & Chips at Pajo’s in Steveston, followed by a lovely walk along the water & BBQ picnic at Spanish Banks.

  181. NadineWednesday, July 21st, 2010 — 1:14pm PDT

    Sitting on my balcony is my favourite way to enjoy the summer.

  182. AmyWednesday, July 21st, 2010 — 4:20pm PDT

    Biking the Sea Wall around Stanley Park, and taking a break to just mountain-gaze from Prospect Point.

  183. AmyWednesday, July 21st, 2010 — 10:24pm PDT

    On my porch swing, enjoying a cool beverage while reading a book!

  184. JeremyThursday, July 22nd, 2010 — 9:59am PDT

    Reading a book on the patio with a nice cool drink in hand!

  185. JenThursday, July 22nd, 2010 — 10:00am PDT

    Relaxing in the backyard in a hammock, under a shady tree πŸ™‚

  186. JYThursday, July 22nd, 2010 — 10:19am PDT

    At a park with a good book under the shade.

  187. TiffanyThursday, July 22nd, 2010 — 3:53pm PDT

    Spending the evening in the backyard with a cool drink and a good book. Which is what I’ll be doing in a couple of hours!

  188. Shane GibsonThursday, July 22nd, 2010 — 4:15pm PDT

    This may not sound like a very masculine response… but it would have to be cuddling πŸ™‚ But not just cuddling random strangers….that would be awkward. πŸ˜‰

  189. AmyThursday, July 22nd, 2010 — 4:15pm PDT

    Best way to relax is with the boyfriend at a park on a grassy spot

  190. Mama in the CityThursday, July 22nd, 2010 — 4:16pm PDT

    Strolling along the seawall while sipping an iced coffee is my idea of enjoying a perfect summers afternoon.

  191. raincoasterThursday, July 22nd, 2010 — 4:19pm PDT

    My favorite way to relax in the summer in Vancouver is to WIN STUFF!!!!

    There, do I win? Do I?

  192. vanessaThursday, July 22nd, 2010 — 4:29pm PDT

    With a book on the grass near the beach..

  193. LaraThursday, July 22nd, 2010 — 4:37pm PDT

    My favourite way to relax is chilling out with a book at Kits beach

  194. carmenThursday, July 22nd, 2010 — 4:51pm PDT

    I love just laying at the beach!

  195. JadeThursday, July 22nd, 2010 — 11:54pm PDT

    Sitting @ 2nd beach in stanley park with a book. Sunset time is the best.

  196. gayle cookFriday, July 23rd, 2010 — 9:33am PDT

    My Favorite way to relax would definetly by going to Vidas spa and having a Coconut beverage and a Coconut oil massage. Oh that sounds good.

  197. BrendaFriday, July 23rd, 2010 — 7:56pm PDT

    My favourite way to relax is to find a secluded spot on a beach where its just me, a book, the sun and the sound of breaking waves. I’m still on the hunt for the perfect spot as our beaches are so packed but I’m having a great time finding it!

  198. trip stylerFriday, July 23rd, 2010 — 8:22pm PDT

    running with my dog around kits beach area.

  199. JenSaturday, July 24th, 2010 — 1:08pm PDT

    Can’t tell you how much I would love to win this…my favourite way to relax is just lying in our bed on a hot day (for some reason, it’s much cooler in there than the rest of the house, and there’s a nice breeze), with a good book and a cold drink, listening to the big tree outside the window sway in the breeze and the sounds of the kids on the street enjoying the sunshine. Aahh!

  200. RubySaturday, July 24th, 2010 — 4:09pm PDT

    Sitting in the shade on a hot, sunny day enjoying a cool drink and reading.

  201. LaurelSaturday, July 24th, 2010 — 6:01pm PDT

    Backyard, family, croquet, BBQ and lots of laughter!

  202. AmandaSaturday, July 24th, 2010 — 7:30pm PDT

    My favourite way to relax is onthe patio, with a book and a margarita while the kiddo plays in the kiddie pool… πŸ™‚ though this massage would easily trump that πŸ˜‰

  203. DonSaturday, July 24th, 2010 — 8:31pm PDT

    Favourite way to relax is to enjoy the evening sun with a glass of wine

  204. ShannonMacSunday, July 25th, 2010 — 9:53pm PDT

    My favorite way is riding on the back of a motorcycle in the sunshine!

  205. KevinSunday, July 25th, 2010 — 11:14pm PDT

    Riding a bike in the sun.

  206. CaresseMonday, July 26th, 2010 — 11:19am PDT

    A hike on one of our local mountains and then drinks on a patio to reward myself.

  207. Alexandra HMonday, July 26th, 2010 — 2:38pm PDT

    Vida Spa is high up on my list of things I miss most about Vancouver!

  208. DeeMonday, July 26th, 2010 — 5:34pm PDT

    Swimming with friends in a freshwater lake on a beautiful sunny day. Don’t forget the sunscreen everyone!!!

    =D
    I wouldn’t mind trying a massage though. Yay!

  209. TinaMonday, July 26th, 2010 — 10:40pm PDT

    I have never been to a spa!!

  210. ChristineMonday, July 26th, 2010 — 10:49pm PDT

    I so need this right now! My favorite way to spend summer in Vancouver is being outdoors and taking advantage of all Vancouver has to offer (before the rain begins again)

  211. JillianMonday, July 26th, 2010 — 11:29pm PDT

    Bring a picnic to Iona Beach and watch the sun set

  212. SunheeTuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 11:16am PDT

    Sit on my patio chair under a tree watching clouds go by and listen to my 15 months old son laugh and giggle..

  213. JanetTuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 1:12pm PDT

    Is there anything better?

  214. CathrynTuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 2:51pm PDT

    My favourite way to relax through the summer is by doing absolutely nothing :)… to just completely zone out… preferably on a Carribean cruise hahaha!

  215. Aussie BillTuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 3:57pm PDT

    Spa !! pleeeeeeeaaaase lets see if it matches my wifes fine fingers.

  216. Ana Maria TsougrianisTuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 6:00pm PDT

    My favourite way to relax is lying down by the beach under a tree, feeling a cool breeze hmmmm.

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