Month: November 2010

Giveaway: Win A Pair Of Passes To Mount Washington Alpine Resort

UPDATE: Congratulations to Mike K. on winning the second pair of Mount Washington alpine ski passes! Thanks to all who entered. Thanks to the weather phenomenon known as La NiƱa, the Island’s skiers and snowboarders are waiting on… Read More

Island Profile: Silk Road

Whether we intended it or not, tea was certainly a theme of our girls’ getaway to Nanaimo and Victoria, so it seemed only fitting that Rebecca and I take some time to visit Silk Road in Victoria’s downtown… Read More

Afternoon Tea At The Fairmont Empress Hotel

There is perhaps no icon more synonymous with Victoria than the Fairmont Empress Hotel. Built between 1904 and 1908, its ivy-covered walls have been standing watch over the Victoria Harbour while hosting everyone from musicians and movie stars… Read More

Photos: A Walking Tour Of Downtown Nanaimo

For far too long, Nanaimo has been a “drive through/drive thru” city for me: I would only ever “drive through” Nanaimo to get to the Comox Valley while hitting up a “drive thru” for some nosh on my… Read More

Island Profile: The Magnolia Hotel & Spa

There comes a time in every girl’s life when a weekend away with friends graduates to something with a bit more style and sophistication than in younger years. Rebecca and I recently escaped to Vancouver Island for some… Read More