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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.

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

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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

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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

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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

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

SPLURGE ON A SURPRISING NEW CONFECTION AT ROGERS’ CHOCOLATES

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

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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

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