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Great Places For Food In Victoria

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It’s no secret I love to dine out. Yesterday I raved about Pagliacci’s…but here are a few more of my favourite lite bite places in Victoria. Canoe Brewpub & Marina 450 Swift Street Victoria, B.C. 1-250-361-1940 Canoe Brewpub, Marina and Restaurant, is located on the waterfront in Victoria’s active inner harbour in the ‘Design…
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The Best Cheesecake In Victoria

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Pagliacci’s Restaurant Broad and Fort Street Victoria, B.C. 1-250-386-1662 Being the industrious entrepreneur that I am, I was cutting the lawns for several neighbours on my street at the age of ten, delivering newspapers for The Times Colonist at the age of thirteen, and working in restaurants from the age of fifteen…
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My Childhood Playground

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There’s always some theme running through my blog that may not be evident to most readers, but last Monday I wrote about Toronto’s newest Harbourfront Park – Sugar Beach. Now I adore sugar and I love a great beach so those ideas simmered with me all week, until it made…
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Pass The Sugar, Be-ach

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When I was a kid, one of the very first inappropriate jokes I learned went like this: Pass the sugar, Sugar Pass the honey, Honey Pass the tea… Bag! Hysterical at the age of 9, worthy of an eye roll today, eh? I’m sure the title of my blog might be how…
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Stairway To Heaven

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Ok, I’m sure you know well by now I’m a product of the 70s, so please forgive the ‘Stairway To Heaven’ reference on a stair railing blog. It simply can’t be helped given ‘Stairway To Heaven’ is, without doubt, one of the greatest rock anthems ever created! Released by the English rock band Led Zeppelin in 1971, this breathtaking eight minute song…
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I Love Door Sixteen

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One of my most enjoyable blogs is written by Anna at Door Sixteen. The photo above is of the front of her home! I first discovered her blog when I was looking for black houses, which I truly adore. I blogged about it in May under the title Black Is…
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Wonderful Wallcovering

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For a good chunk of my adult life, those who subscribed to the purity of contemporary architecture and design considered wallpaper a bit of a decorating no-no. Or at least it seemed that way to me. Canadian and American Shelter magazines like Metropolitan Home (now defunct though archived), Dwell Magazine…
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Late News At The ROM

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On Wednesday I attended the Royal Ontario Museum’s showcase exhibit – The Warrior Emperor and China’s Terracotta Army – which runs until January 2, 2011. It was an amazing history lesson – well worth navigating the crowds – but what really tickled me pink was the fourth floor show organized by…
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History Today

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Sir Henry: Casa Loma king lived in a world unto himself August 09, 2010 John Goddard  The Toronto Star No statue was erected to the man, no arena named for him, no postage stamp printed in his honour. If you screamed “Sir Henry Pellatt” down Yonge St. almost nobody would…
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