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Hastings House, Saltspring Island Warren Hastings built an English manor house on Ganges Harbour in 1940 with little idea it would become a Small Luxury Hotel of the World™. All rooms on this waterfront property are cosy, but Manor East, with its harbour view, log fireplace, half-timbered ceiling and oak and chintz furnishings, is my long-favourite. A basket quietly arrives at the door each morning with coffee and muffins, yet a full breakfast awaits in the front dining room. Afternoon tea is a treat by the living room’s Inglenook fireplace. See hastingshouse.com. Turtleback Farm Inn, Orcas Island Bill and Susan Fletcher’s luxurious suites overlook 32 bucolic hectares in Crow Valley. Quiet attention to detail shows everywhere, from snug wool comforters from the farm’s own sheep to Susan’s renowned breakfasts, found in her best-selling Turtleback Farm Inn Cookbook. Handmade Madrona (arbutus) wood furnishings, braided rugs and pedestal sinks add to the charm. See turtlebackinn.com. Wedgewood Hotel, Vancouver “Cosy in Vancouver” is the Wedgewood Hotel, the elegant European boutique property just steps from the downtown Art Gallery and designer shopping. Wellappointed spa, richly furnished Bacchus restaurant and cocktail lounge, romantic suites with soaker tubs, freshly baked cookies at turndown: this is the ultimate city respite. The Sunday Night Getaway package features room, excellent chicken dinner in Bacchus, continental breakfast and valet parking. See wedgewoodhotel.com. Some Cosy Quickies Try the “Double Happiness” hand and foot treatment at Silk Road Spa; silkroadtea.com/spa Sip a pint at Yellow Point’s Crow and Gate Pub; crowandgate.com Groove to a sizzling set at Hermann’s Jazz Club; www.hermannsjazz.com Imbibe Chili Hot Chocolate at Chocolat; 250-381-0131

CLEANSE • REPLENISH • REVITALIZE Helping People Attain Optimum Health

Radiant Health Saunas ™ the latest far-infrared technology with colour light therapy from Japan, providing the the most relaxing, therapeutic sauna experience.

Triangle Healing Products has the best wellresearched formulas, services and technologies to enhance your well-being. If you want to live longer, feel better, control weight, increase strength, experience more energy and joy — Triangle Healing is the place for you. Gifts starting at $20.00. We are your one-stop shop for: • Vitamins • Supplements Nothing beats • Saunas a hearty soup this winter! • Massage beds & chairs The Blendtec ® • Juicers Blender will do the best job • Air & water purifiers every time! • Green foods • Anti-aging, full spectrum lighting • Dehydrators • Circulator foot massage mat . . . Treat yourself and those you love to our Titanium non-stick Cookware. Hand-cast in Germany where quality control and superior craftsmanship reign supreme.

Savour a luncheon plat du jour at Choux Choux Charcuterie; chouxchoux.ca Bundle up with blankets to tour the town by carriage; victoriacarriage.com Toast with a hot toddy in the Bengal Lounge; fairmont.com/empress Turn up the heat with a tango class; cafecasablanca.ca VB

Check us out at The Victoria Health Show in the Victoria Conference Centre - Jan 16th and 17th.

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Boulevard Magazine - January/February 2010 Issue  

BOULEVARD MAGAZINE is designed to capture the personality, culture and vitality that is Victoria by focusing on the Arts, People, Trends, Fo...

Boulevard Magazine - January/February 2010 Issue  

BOULEVARD MAGAZINE is designed to capture the personality, culture and vitality that is Victoria by focusing on the Arts, People, Trends, Fo...

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