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The Apron at The Westin Wall Centre Richmond

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Earlier this month John and I met Executive Chef Hamid Salimian behind the scenes at the Westin Whistler. He recently invited us to check out his restaurant, The Apron, located in the Westin Wall Centre Vancouver Airport in Richmond (just off Sea Island Way). I didn’t know what to expect (or how to get there) […]

Magnolia Hotel in Victoria

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Last month Keira and I were guests of the Magnolia Hotel in Victoria, which was my first stay a hotel right in the city’s inner harbour. After driving from Nanaimo along a snowy Malahat Highway we were greeted at the curb with a smile and promptly checked into our room. The lobby was warm with […]

Westin Whistler Getaway Giveaway

Comments 486 by Rebecca Bollwitt

A few weeks ago John and I were the guests of the Westin in Whistler. This was our first time staying at the Westin but it came highly recommended by my sister. Located at the base of the mountain and directly connected to the village, the Westin’s location and cozy snow-capped lodge feeling provided an […]

Afternoon Tea at the Fairmont Empress in Victoria

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For nearly one hundred years the Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria has been a regal monument of elegance and luxury. The most popular activity at the historic hotel would have to be its world-famous Afternoon Tea, enjoyed by tourists, locals, globetrotters and celebrities alike. Thanks to an invitation to tea by the Empress on Twitter, […]

Behind the Scenes at the Westin Whistler

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Last Saturday the Westin Whistler hosted the annual Indulge Gala, benefitting the Whistler Health Foundation. Through a special arrangement, John and I were given a behind the scenes tour of gala preparations by Executive Chef Brad Cumming. Chef Cumming paired up with chefs from four other Westins including Chef JP Fillion from the Westin Grand, […]