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Season’s Greetings

It’s December 24th here in Vancouver, and so I’m sending Merry Christmas greetings to all who celebrate it – and wishes for peace and joy for all of us!        

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Snow in the Quarry

… in the former quarry, that is. One that we Vancouverites know as Queen Elizabeth Park. This is a lovely spot for nature lovers, and equally popular with locals wanting to show off our city to visitors. That’s because, in…

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First Snowfall

While many have perceptions of Canada as a year-round winter wonderland, that’s not the case throughout our country. Here in Vancouver, snow on the mountains is not uncommon in the winter months. Last weekend, many Vancouverites – such as the…

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Lights at Lafarge: A Bit of Magic to Brighten December Skies

There’s a reason we have an abundance of greenery in Metro Vancouver. While there are hints of snow in next week’s forecast, it’s our rain that’s been on a lot of minds lately. As of three days ago, the official count was that…

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Under the Bridge

… you’ll find boaters soaking up the gorgeous setting. You’ll also find people admiring the Bow Bridge itself from across the lake in New York’s Central Park. It’s a striking piece of cast iron beauty, and only the second cast iron bridge…

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Hôtel Le Germain Maple Leaf Square: Boutique Style In the Heart of Toronto

We’ve just spent a great weekend in Toronto, and are delighted that we tried a property new to us: Hôtel Le Germain Maple Leaf Square. Readers will know I was highly impressed with my first stay with Hôtel Le Germain, in…

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Hotel Eldorado: A Lakefront Postcard from Kelowna

If you’ve not yet been to British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, you’re in for a treat. I popped up to Kelowna yesterday for a Friday night catch up with the gals. Where better to get together than at our old haunt, Hotel…

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