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Victoria Dining Guide

Victoria Dining Guide

Wondering where to dine in Victoria? I LOVE trying new restaurants, and I've been compiling my BIG list of favourite eateries for more than a decade. Click the fork-and-spoon image to read my Victoria Dining Guide.

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Where to Find Fabulous Greeting Cards in Victoria, BC


With the holiday season on the horizon, I set out last night to search for some special Christmas cards for friends and family. By the time I left home around 5:30 p.m., I knew I would be too late for the six-o’clock-closing of two of my favourite shops: The Shieling . . . → Click to read full blog


New Victoria HomeSense Store is OPEN!


In an interesting twist this morning, my own Scrimp or Splurge website gave me some exciting news for Victoria shoppers. A Google ad popped up on my home page proclaiming that Victoria’s new HomeSense store is NOW OPEN! Woohoo!

I know I’m not the only one who has watched the . . . → Click to read full blog


Valentine Scrimp or Splurge: It’s the Sentiment, not the Expenditure, that Matters


Every year I see people getting caught up in the commercialization of Valentine’s Day, falling prey to the retailers’ equation: Love = Spending

If you can afford to lavish gifts on your loved one this February 14, hey, go for it! But Valentine gestures of affection need not be costly. . . . → Click to read full blog


Candy Cures Sweetshop is a Highlight of the New Uptown Centre: Victoria BC


“Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.” Julie Andrews sang us that bit of wisdom as Mary Poppins in the classic 1964 Disney film. The super-nanny’s advice has been taken a step farther at the new Candy Cures store in Victoria’s Uptown centre—where sugar itself is the . . . → Click to read full blog


Sea-Salt Caramels are a New Sensation at Rogers’ Chocolates: Victoria BC



I have read that some street drugs are so intoxicating, a single experiment with them can lead to addiction. I’ve always steered well clear of that trouble area, but little did I know the lifetime of cravings I unleashed when, at . . . → Click to read full blog


Where to Find Unique, High-Quality Greeting Cards in Victoria for 99 Cents


I’m going to give up a secret today that I’ve been selfishly keeping to myself. Once I share my little gold mine with the rest of you, I know there will be less for me. But the message I received today from reader Kayley J. has inspired me to open . . . → Click to read full blog