Hi Victoria!

Located in Vancouver Island, Victoria is a charming city filled with culture, history, and well, beauty. A hop, skip, and a 35 minute helijet flight (stunning view from above, by the way!) away from downtown Vancouver, Victoria is the perfect destination for those who are looking for an escape from the busy-ness of a big city, but not yet ready for a total (radio) silence in the wilderness!

The breathtaking view from Helijet's window

The breathtaking view from Helijet’s window

Whether you’re wining and dining, shopping, or simply there for sightseeing, here are couple things you can do:

Upon arrival, brunch 

Blue Fox Cafe – Local eatery, located in Fort Street. Specializing in all-day breakfast, brunch and lunch!

Jerk Chicken Benny

Jerk Chicken Benny at Blue Fox Cafe

Get Caffeinated at Fernwood coffee to fight that Post-brunch food comma.

Locally roasted quality beans that come with warm, and friendly environment. Making Fernwood the perfect neighbourhood coffeeshop!

Or if you’re still hungry, they also do selections of baked goods, sandwiches, and salads

Check in at the Fairmont Empress

Hands down, one of the most stunning hotels in town – she really is an icon. Located in the heart of the city, right by the water, across from the BC legislature building. this hotel has literally the best location.

Viranlly Victoria Fairmont Empress Royal Champagne Afternoon Tea

The prettiest room in the prettiest corner

The prettiest room in the prettiest corner

Champagne Afternoon Tea at the Fairmont Empress, because everyone needs that Royal Treatment! Believe it or not, sipping tea and drink champagne with your pinky up  it’s a common (re: proper) thing to do.

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To celebrate the Royal Visit (the other, actual Royal visit, not mine HA!), Fairmont Empress introduces the Champagne Afternoon Tea, presented and created by the former Royal Chef Darren McGrady himself. This special afternoon tea is available till November 30th! (So Hurry up!)

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The most beautiful room for a Royal treatment

 Afternoon Walk before dinner around downtown

Victoria Harbour

Victoria Harbour

the adorable Johnson Street

The adorable Johnson Street

Canada's oldest Chinatown

Canada’s oldest Chinatown

Dine at Brasserie L’ecolethe place to be for chic french food. Be there right at 5.30 for the fist seating to avoid long wait (yes! even for a table for one!)

And if they ask, the answer is always, the fancy truffle fries, always.

Night Cap at Veneto, located inside of Hotel Rialto

One Vodka Martini, please!

Pre Brunch Hangover Cure – #Cortados at Hey Happy!

Newly launched Brunch Menu at OLO Restaurant is definitely a must try!

Dish of choice that day was a steak and egg, can’t really go wrong with that!

Post Brunch Hangover Cure: Shopping at Johnson St.

Citizen offers well curated menswear pieces: From Barbour Jackets to Wolverine Boots

Citizen definitely is one my new favorite shops, and it’s conveniently located across from Hey Happy!

I meaan…. Cute, right? #RookandRose

Things I packed, slash wore:A Club Monaco tweed jacket, Uniqlo white oxford shirt, *new* Barbour Vest from Citizen, a pair of streeeetch denim, New Balance Kicks from New Balance Vancouver, and a Fendi Day Bag!

Special Thanks to Fairmont Empress for being such a fabulous host, and to helijet for the amazing ride!

I cannot wait to be back! Till next time, Victoria!