Tag Archives: Christmas

Vancouver Christmas Market 2014 Holiday Fun

I love the Downtown Vancouver Christmas Market, it’s festive, it’s romantic, it’s got great food and gift ideas, and it’s an affordable, family holiday activity! This year the winter season Christmas Market is open from November 22 to December 24, 2014. Colourful décor. Authentic gifts. Family entertainment. Tasty authentic food. The aroma of mulled wine. A truly enchanting atmosphere. Mmm… …

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The Fairmont San Francisco in the Heart of the City by the Bay

The Fairmont San Francisco in the Heart of the City by the Bay I once lived in San Francisco, for eight years. As a San Franciscan, we acknowledge that the city is aesthetically blessed, temperately favoured, culturally magnetic, and even earthquake sensitive, and also that The Fairmont San Francisco atop Nob Hill is treasured, loved, and a significant landmark in …

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2013 Festival of Lights at VanDusen Garden

2013 Festival of Lights at VanDusen Garden, Vancouver Festival of Lights at VanDusen Botanic Garden in Vancouver is a magical Winter Holiday experience for the whole family with 1.4 million twinkling lights. Spend a special Christmas holiday evening strolling the garden paths among hundreds of thousands of brightly twinkling lights while sipping on hot spiced cider or chocolate, listening to …

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Finding Fabulous Hot Chocolate in Vancouver

Vancouver’s Best Cups of Hot Chocolate As Vancouver starts to feel the winter chill, hot cocoa is a perfect way to warm the spirit, indulge is something luxurious, and share a moment. After the initial seasonal egg nogs, I turn to something less cloying, something more earthy and complex.  Cacao has a long history, considered sacred by the Aztec, and still …

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Shopping Across the Border – Welcome to Bellingham and Fairhaven

Many a Lower Mainlander has been been enticed by deals south of the border in neighbouring Bellingham. I had never been. Oh, I’ve certainly enjoyed the pleasures of Seattle shopping, but also the great dining, art, touring, and the overnight accommodations that make that the real purpose of visiting. Curious about the delights Bellingham had to offer, and on the …

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