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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.

For Women Only at Fiamo Italian Kitchen, Victoria BC

photo: SoS roving reporter Ann-Marie Millington

Some restaurants go a little farther than others to ensure the comfort and happiness of their patrons. This sign hangs on the back of the stall doors in the women’s bathroom at Fiamo Italian Kitchen in downtown Victoria.

It’s not a gag. The . . . → Click to read full blog


The Scrimper’s Code: Never, EVER Pay Full Retail for Boring Things Like Tax Software

I’m a scrimper—big surprise, right? 🙂 I scrimp out of necessity, and I scrimp for the victorious thrill of getting a great deal. I scrimp on everyday things so I may splurge when something irresistibly splurge-worthy comes along.

What I really hate paying full price for are practical, distinctly un-fun . . . → Click to read full blog


The Secret to a Good Walk is Knowing When to Stop: Victoria Bench by Bench

My idea of a good walk assumes a certain amount of laziness. Don’t get me wrong. I’m no slug when I go for a stroll; I move along at a pretty good clip. But for me, the whole reason for taking a walk is to punctuate the journey with stops . . . → Click to read full blog