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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.

My Favourite Victoria Consignment Fashion Shops

It’s no secret that I’m a devotee of consignment stores. With no two items the same, these shops offer the thrill of the hunt and the delight of a truly original find. I regularly score great designer pieces at a quarter or less of the retail price. Best of all: . . . → Click to read full blog


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


Shop IKEA the Easy Way: Let Someone Else Do It!

If you love funky and affordable IKEA products but hate the costly and time-consuming ferry trip to Vancouver, listen up. I’ve discovered a local company that will shop for you and bring back your IKEA goodies to Victoria.

The company is Add 2 Cart. Rosie and her team visit IKEA . . . → Click to read full blog


Ride the IKEA Bus from Victoria to Richmond for a Shopaganza!

There is a wonderful and surprisingly little-known solution for IKEA-starved Islanders: the Pacific Coach Lines’ IKEA Day Trip, just $40 *return* fare per person. . . . → Click to read full blog


Shopping for the Best Men’s Shoes in Victoria, BC

When I ask men where they shop for stylish shoes in Victoria, many develop a pained or perplexed expression. The most common response is a mildly sarcastic “Vancouver.”

Honey often laments the lack of shoe-shopping options for Victoria men, certainly as compared to the smorgasbord of women’s shoes. (See . . . → Click to read full blog


Fall 2012 Antique and Collectible Shows in Victoria

Though summer has lingered beautifully into September this year in Victoria (thank you, Weather Gods), don’t forget that the fall antique and collectible shows are just around the corner.

I’ve found some truly great deals at the Tillicum Antique & Collectible Show & Sale in the last few years. This . . . → Click to read full blog


What’s New at Victoria’s Uptown Shopping Centre?

I’m curious about something, readers. Do you like the new Uptown centre? Do you shop there regularly?

If you’re reading this article, I would LOVE for you to post your comments on this blog about Victoria’s newest shopping complex. Is the Uptown replacing Victoria’s traditional downtown shopping? Or is this . . . → Click to read full blog


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

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


Milkman’s Daughter is a Wonderful, One-of-a-Kind Store: Victoria, BC

If you have not yet made a visit to the Milkman’s Daughter, it’s time. I can’t think of any other shop in Victoria where the merchandise is so consistently surprising and unique.

If you’re familiar with the screen-printed clothing at Smoking Lily, Victoria’s tiniest retail shop at 569A Johnson Street . . . → Click to read full blog


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

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