Archive of posts tagged "girls getaway"

Afternoon Tea at the Fairmont Empress in Victoria


Tuesday, November 30th, 2010 — 11:10am PDT
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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, […]

Silk Road Tea in Victoria


Thursday, November 25th, 2010 — 11:53am PDT
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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, […]

Nanaimo Bar Trail


Wednesday, November 24th, 2010 — 11:30am PDT
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Chelsea Barr from the City of Nanaimo has been promoting the city’s latest (and sweetest) attraction. She’s put together the “Nanaimo Bar Trail” in honor of the famous 3-layer chocolate dessert invented in (and named after) Nanaimo. Photo credit: edwardkimuk on Flickr Normally served up in bar form with a layer of vanilla custard between […]

Nanaimo Arts & Culinary Culture Walking Tour


Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 — 10:02am PDT
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For most of my life, the only time I had ever spent in the Nanaimo are was either at Departure Bay or Duke Point ferry terminals. Nanaimo is a port for vessels carrying tourists, travellers and commuters however in recent years its own downtown core has become known as a great place to eat, shop, […]

History in Ross Bay Cemetery


Monday, November 22nd, 2010 — 1:11pm PDT
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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 […]

The Landing at Pacific Shores – Girls Island Getaway


Friday, July 10th, 2009 — 11:20am PDT
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For our final meal of our Girls Getaway last week, Keira and I were treated to dinner at The Landing West Coast Grill over at the Pacific Shores Resort & Spa. One of the best things about Parksville, aside from the endless beaches and glorious sunsets, is the resorts. I remembered spotting Pacific Shores from […]