Victoria... Not the Queen

Today has been surprisingly chilly, and as I make some hot tea I am reminded of our little trip to Victoria BC. What I would give to be at tea service at the

Fairmont Empress

. (Perhaps even my favorite YSL lip gloss.)

British Columbia is a exceedingly fabulous place, and I have no doubt Canadians intend to keep it a secret. We stayed at the

Brentwood Bay Lodge & Spa

and were pleasantly pleased with our spa treatments, dinner at the Seagrille, and giant windows facing the quaint bay.

Luxury Link

often has amazing offers for this hotel.

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Imagine Colonial British architecture nestled among dramatic mountains & the Pacific Coast.

It's absurdly romantic.