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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.

40-75% Off Massage, Hair and Beauty Treatments in Victoria, B.C.

Three Victoria schools provide incredible value for clients willing to put themselves in the hands of student practitioners. At Richard Mar, Aveda Institute, and the West Coast College of Massage Therapy, students work under the watchful eye of their professional supervisors to provide a full range of hairstyling and colouring, . . . → Click to read full blog


FREE Yoga Classes at Dockside Green: Victoria BC

Update: May 11, 2011. Some terrifically positive feedback about these free, no obligation yoga classes from @DesigningRenee on Twitter this week. And an important correction on the location, which apparently is NOT #105 – 399 Tyee Road as advertised, but #103.

Renee writes: “Fantastic stressbuster! Loved trying Hatha Yoga last . . . → 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


Local Victoria “Cookie Monster” Shares Her Favourite Sweets Around Town

Something I really enjoy about writing for Scrimp or Splurge is how enthusiastic people are about sharing their own Victoria tips once I tell them what I do.

My friend Ann is one of those generous people. As a fellow Victoria foodie, she often shares tantalizing descriptions of her favourite . . . → Click to read full blog


Incredible $32/Hour Massages at Victoria’s West Coast College of Massage Therapy

Scrimp or Splurge features a guest post today from Victoria writer and spa enthusiast Donna Milner.

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Back when I was a stressed-out, full-time working woman, I became a devotee of Victoria’s West Coast College of Massage Therapy (WCCMT). When my workload threatened to overwhelm . . . → Click to read full blog