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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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History Meets Luxury in NYC: The InterContinental Barclay

If you like a bit of history with very comfortable travel, you’ll be interested in our summer stay at the InterContinental Barclay New York, which is one of NYC’s grand old railroad hotels. Click here to see more.  

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Windsurfing: Postcard from Vancouver

Here are some more shots from one of my favourite places in Vancouver, Spanish Banks. Technically, we still have just over a couple of weeks left of summer, and so I’m thinking of shots – the end of a full…

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A Different Kind of Bread Line

Lineups such as this are typical alongside the Pure Bread stall at the Kitsilano (Kits) Farmers’ Market in Vancouver. Here are some of the reasons.     We usually go for the Drunken Apple Blondies, above. One square cut in half nicely takes care…

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