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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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Home Reno DIYers Should Check Out RemoveandReuse.com

Victoria Savvy readers really are people in the know in this city. Reader Roodi shared a wonderful new local resource for do-it-yourselfers with the following comment on my blog about Victoria’s ReStore in Langford.

“A new place to get repurposed supplies in Victoria is RemoveandReuse.com. The website is well laid . . . → Click to read full blog

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Where to Find Good Used Toys in Victoria

The joys of Christmas shouldn’t be dragged down by the woes of credit-card debt in the New Year. Sure, it’s fun to give and receive, but maybe our holiday gifts don’t have to be quite so costly.

Reader Tracey L. sent me a great question this week: “I am looking . . . → Click to read full blog

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Duchess & Duke Ranks with the Best of Victoria’s Consignment Shops

There are good days, and then there are super-duper-fantastic days. I had one of the latter on Saturday when I happened on the new Duchess & Duke boutique at 1824 Government Street.

The consignment shop had been open for just two weeks when Honey and I strolled in. We . . . → Click to read full blog

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UsedVictoria’s Handy Alerts Let You Search While You Sleep

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I’ve been a frequent user of UsedVictoria‘s free online classifieds for years. It’s my favourite local source for secondhand items. I regularly troll the Garden and Antiques sections for possible finds, and simply inputting my shoe or dress size into the Women’s Clothing and Accessories department yields endless bargain fashion . . . → Click to read full blog

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VintAgeous Vintage Fair Features Retro Fashion, Accessories, Decor, and More: Victoria, BC

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UPDATED February 29, 2012: Vintage Fair THIS weekend! Starts Friday, 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Does your wardrobe need an injection of style for spring? Mine sure does, and I know where I’m going to get it. At the 2nd annual VintAgeous Vintage Fair on March 2-3, 2012, at . . . → Click to read full blog

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Half Price Deals October 21-22 at Bee’s Knees Boutique in Sooke, BC

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In early September, I wrote about two excellent Victoria consignment stores specializing in children’s clothing, accessories, and toys: Mya’s Treasures and Sailor Jack Family Consignment. (Sadly, Mya’s Treasures has since closed.)

A helpful reader (thanks, Rebecca!) responded with a glowing recommendation for Bee’s Knees in Sooke, touting . . . → Click to read full blog

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VERVE Designer Consignment Clothing Hosts Client Appreciation Night: Victoria, BC

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There is a special kind of happiness deal-hunters experience when we find an exceptional piece of clothing at a great price. I am radiating that happiness right now.

Within a week, I picked up two fashionable pieces that will define my fall wardrobe. One is a stylish black fur-felt women’s . . . → Click to read full blog

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A Fabulous Children’s Consignment Store in Victoria, BC

I’m a great proponent of quality consignment-store shopping, a practice that beautifully combines great scrimping and socially responsible recycling. And if shopping these secondhand stores makes sense for me, a woman with no children, it makes doubly good sense for moms. Why pay full retail for tiny outfits that your . . . → Click to read full blog

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New Rich Rags Co-ed Consignment Store on Douglas: Victoria, BC

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I had to pose a tough question to myself today. Was I more excited to visit a new specialty shoe store for women (wahoo!), or a new co-ed fashion consignment outlet (yippee!)? With time to stop in at only one, I was truly torn between Head Over Heels in the . . . → Click to read full blog

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At ReStore in Langford, Get Recycled Home Building Materials at Bargain Prices

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Is it better to give or to receive? At ReStore in Langford, home renovators are encouraged to do both.

ReStore is a building supply store like no other. Operated as a fundraising centre for Habitat for Humanity Victoria, the outlet sells building supplies it receives by donation. Some items are . . . → Click to read full blog

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