Welcome to the October issue of VITA. It’s the second since our redesign and we are still changing—just like the weather. Please drop me a note and let me know what you think so far; we are always open to suggestions. In the meantime, in these pages, find all the fall content needed to help ease the transition to colder temperatures, from a roundup of favourite products in the “au courant” colour green to tips on autumn’s biggest trends in hair from Clairol’s Carin Freidag (if you don’t know what a “money shot” is, turn to page 7 now). Also inside: the latest and greatest retailers and restaurants to open across the Lower Mainland, Whistler’s Scandinave Spa’s fresh and virtual wellness offerings (hint: expert-guided self-care for body and mind that you can do at home), tips (and picks) for getting the best night’s sleep, a look at a very special wine collection from Penfolds (if you aren’t into cellaring yet, you’ll want to start with these beautiful bottles) and, if you’re planning to road trip this season, our take on the best way to get to and spend time in Kelowna. Enjoy!