TRAVEL ⎪Cowichan, B.C. – Where to Eat & Stay.

Located on Vancouver Island, the district of Cowichan is fast becoming a foodie’s paradise. Nestled in between Victoria and Nanaimo, Cowichan consists of 11 communities – Maple & Genoa Bay, Mill Bay, Crofton, Cobble Hill, Malahat, Shawnigan Lake, Cowichan Bay, Lake Cowichan, Duncan, Ladysmith and Chemainus. On this road trip, I explored five of them….

TRAVEL ⎪ TOFINO: A weekend getaway to Tofino Resort & Marina

Tofino Resort & Marina 634 Campbell St, Tofino, BC 1 844-680-4184 Tofino has always been one of my favourite resort towns to visit on Vancouver Island.  So when my husband and I had the chance to visit for the weekend, I quickly jumped at the opportunity. On this trip, we stayed at Tofino’s newest resort…

EVENT ⎜ Luxury Wellness Retreat at Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria, B.C.

This is Catherine Roscoe Barr’s third Luxury Wellness Retreat at the Fairmont Empress. This program combines the science of health, happiness and productivity with just a sprinkle of magic.  It connects practical success strategies with the transformative power of self-directed neuroplasticity. The Life Delicious curriculum will teach you how to hardwire personal power as a…

TRAVEL ⎮ Cathay Pacific’s Lounge at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and Business Class Cabin

Cathay Pacific’s First and Business class lounge offers understated luxury for travellers at Vancouver International Airport. Located between departure gates D66 and D67 in the International Terminal, the Cathay Pacific Lounge adopts the airlines contemporary and elegant design template which has already been rolled out in their other lounges in Hong Kong, Manila, Bangkok, Taipei…

TRAVEL | TOFINO: Pacific Sands Beach Resort

Pacific Sands Beach Resort 1421 Pacific Rim Hwy, Tofino, BC, V0R 1Z0 Tel: (250) 725-3322 Our next stop on our eight-day West Coast staycation was the Pacific Sands Resort in Tofino. Tofino is a small town located on Vancouver Island that offers year round surfing and storm watching that attract many people from around the world….

TRAVEL | WHISTLER: Staycation at Four Seasons Resort and Residences

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler 4591 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC, V0N 1B4 Tel: (604) 935-3400 Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler is one of North America’s top mountain resorts having been named Whistler‘s only Forbes Five Star Resort. In addition to world-class skiing, this award-winning Four Seasons Mountain Resort offers the ultimate year-round getaway in…

TRAVEL + EVENT | Osoyoos Oyster Festival

In mid-April, I was lucky enough to attend the Osoyoos Oyster Festival. In its sixth year, the festival offers eight unique dining experiences, featuring oysters from across Canada, and award-winning South Okanagan wines, ciders, beers and spirits. Osoyoos is the gateway to the Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys.  Just shy of five hours, the drive from…

TRAVEL | VICTORIA: The Magnolia Hotel & Spa + Harbour Air + 10Acres Bistro

The Magnolia Hotel & Spa 623 Courtney Street, Victoria, BC, V8W 1B8 Tel: (250) 381-0999 Recently, I had the opportunity for a mini vacation to Vancouver Island with a friend.  I was fortunate enough to take Harbour Air – a quick 30-minute seaplane ride from Vancouver to Victoria‘s picturesque Inner Harbour. Upon arrival, we walked the short…

TRAVEL | Helijet

HELIJET 455 W. Waterfront Rd, Vancouver, BC Tel: 1 800-665-4354 With many transportation options from the Lower Mainland to Vancouver Island, Helijet offers commuters, business travellers, and tourists – a fast, reliable, and professional service.  The premium helicopter airline offers daily service to and from Vancouver/Richmond to Victoria, Nanaimo, and chartered flights to the North…

TRAVEL | VICTORIA: Fairmont Empress

Fairmont Empress  721 Government St, Victoria, B.C. Tel: (250) 384-8111 Built in 1908 the Fairmont Empress (formerly knows as The Empress Hotel) is the most iconic and oldest building in Victoria, B.C. The chateau-style hotel has recently completed Phase 1 of its restoration. The traditional decor of approximately half of the 464 guest rooms and…