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Magnolia Hotel in Victoria

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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 […]

Afternoon Tea at the Fairmont Empress in Victoria

Comments 6 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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, […]

Silk Road Tea in Victoria

Comments 9 by Rebecca Bollwitt

During my stay in Victoria with Keira we were booked to to a tea workshop at Silk Road Tea in Chinatown. Recently expanded along Government Street Silk Road is a tea shop, tasting room, and spa rolled into one. Upon entering we were greeted with samples of their Westcoast Peppermint and were surrounded by infusers, […]

History in Ross Bay Cemetery

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Ross Bay Cemetery is frequently mentioned on tours around Victoria as big buses and double-deckers cruise past the historic resting place that sits beside the ocean. It wasn’t until this past weekend that I had the chance to get out of my vehicle and take a frosty walk around to pay my respects to […]

QuitNow & Win a Smoke-Free Life

Comments 53 by Rebecca Bollwitt

QuitNow is ramping up its annual quit-smoking campaign by offering incentives (aside from better health) like never before. Smokers who would like to quit can register for the 3rd annual campaign and in turn become eligible for a grand prize of $5,000. It’s a big step to take so organizers are providing resources online and […]