Vancouver’s Newest Facial Bar Combines High Tech Treatments, Vitamin Shots and Wrinkle Relaxing Injections

Vancouver’s Newest Facial Bar Combines High Tech Treatments, Vitamin Shots and Wrinkle Relaxing Injections

The first thing you notice when you walk into Fig is the stylish staff uniform: a green botanical-print pyjama straight off an Olivia von Halle runway. When you learn that founder Jessica Walsh was once the legendary British fashion stylist Isabella Blow’s assistant, it makes sense. Walsh found the 19th century print at London’s Royal Albert Museum and had the uniforms made by a South African menswear designer on recommendation from a former colleague at British Vogue. As you do.

It’s this type of design-led customization, attention to detail, and relentless sourcing that epitomizes Fig, which bills itself as the world’s first clean, doctor-led facial- and injections-bar. The business’ genesis story is interesting too. Walsh, who moved to Vancouver with her family five years ago, felt uprooted from her London community and was feeling burned out and depleted after having her third baby in four years. Her epiphany came when she decided to try the West coast wellness approach and walked into a naturopathic office as a last resort. She was an instant convert to the efficiency of vitamin injections (such as the B12 “stingers” now offered at Fig, where several naturopaths are on staff) not to mention overjoyed that her skin recovered. But as for facials, there was no option that offered high-tech, highly-efficient results for this busy mom. So she’d start one, she thought.

From Scarf to Scent

From Scarf to Scent

You may know Twilly as the perfect accessory—the traditional square silk scarf first introduced by Hermès in the 1930s and since produced in hundreds of pattern and colour combos (beyond their round-the-neck use, these have also graced our handbags and hair). By SARAH BANCROFT

Say My Name

Say My Name

“When I first started at Guerlain, I smelled my mother everywhere,” says Isabelle Artus, editorial director at Guerl AIN. She is making a reference to the 90-year-old Shalimar, the iconic fragrance that liberated women wore in the 1960s and ’70s.

Scent from Paris

Scent from Paris

People associate fragrance with luxury goods, but it is so much more than that,” says Sandra Armstrong, director and co-founder of Le Grand Musée du Parfum in Paris. “It is emblematic of French culture and art de vivre.” By SARAH BANCROFT

The Look of Love

The Look of Love

After seeing his future wife, Victoria Beckham, wearing a catsuit in a Spice Girls video, David Beckham reportedly declared, “That one there—that’s the girl I’m going to marry.” It’s no surprise that Ms. Beckham’s eponymous fashion line is now known for its sexy silhouettes. By SARAH BANCROFT