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.


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

It's absurdly romantic.