Grabbing a coffee, having a drink, getting a manicure, a blowout and a facial no-longer need to be separate activities in different spaces. The new, Pinterest-worthy space that is Her Majesty's Pleasure on King West has quickly become a city favourite for a luxe experience from your Americano to your makeup application, and it can *finally* all be done in one beautiful place.
Ten years ago, the King West strip in Toronto’s downtown core (between Spadina and Bathurst, to be specific) was reserved for clubs and late night loft parties that went well into the wee hours of the morning. While there are still a fair amount of hot spots that line the strip to have a good time when the sun goes down, today’s King West is a bustling live/work area filled with young professionals who work just as hard as they play.
One of the stop-in-your-tracks brilliant business that will having you doing a double take for both it’s beauty and concept, is without question, Her Majesty’s Pleasure, located in a spacious street-level retail space of one of the many newly erected condominiums that now pepper the area.
Her Majesty’s Pleasure (or HMP for short) is a heavenly, Pinterest-worthy palace for those looking to get pampered in the haute-est of atmospheres. But this is not your average nail salon or blow dry bar, for HMP gives you multiple reasons to visit in a day. Whether it’s to start with a gourmet coffee or cold-pressed juice, mid-day mani pedi, or a hair styling and makeup application before a night out on the town (with a handcrafted cocktail or glass of champagne in hand) even I can be found visiting more than once in a day, multiple times per week.
And what’s not to love? The staff is friendly and cool, the space is bright and airy, anywhere you point your phone camera will get you a stunning shot to share on Instagram, and no matter the reason for your visit is, you’re guaranteed to leave looking and feeling better than before you got there.
While the multi-use, multi-experience business is sure to be a growing trend throughout the city of Toronto, Her Majesty’s Pleasure is leading the pack and is undoubtedly a place that’s fit for a Queen that absolutely must be visited when in #the6ix.
Visit in person at 556 King Street West, Toronto, or http://www.hermajestyspleasure.ca/ and @HerMajestysPleasure on Instagram.