12 HOUR countdown people! I’m leaving behind this disgusting Edmonton weather and headed to Medellin, Colombia. Nervous? Excited? Panicky? Yep. I’m feeling it all.
I wanted to have one last hurrah before I left for the winter and decided to take a nice jaunt over to Victoria, BC. Thank god I did because the weather in Edmonton fell quickly and 5 days in the snow was enough to make me pack on 5lbs of chocolate and pie, cuz you know comfort food.
Anyways. VICTORIA! There was a killer flight sale from West Jet, and I scored a flight for under $200. I headed off with two girl friends for the ULTIMATE Girl’s Weekend away.
Call me basic, but a wine tasting, day at the spa, and hot hot blow out was all I needed to cure my Winter blues.
We arrived Friday morning and headed straight to the hotel.
I get such anxiety when booking a hotel. Anyone else? Too many times I’ve been stuck in the middle of nowhere or disappointed to no end. Luckily we had an amazing 2 bedroom suite at the Chateau Victoria which was in the best location ever.
They are also doing a major reno soon so if you have the chance to go in the new year, do it!
I’ve talked about this 1000x, and here I go again. If you are doing a weekend away and only bringing carry-on, you need to ditch your shampoo and hair straightener. Schedule a blow out instead! The style will last you the whole weekend, rain, snow, freaky sex, a blow out is made to last through it all. We went to LUV Salon and it was so fun just to get pampered before the Winery . I went for the whole tousled, beach wave vibe and was super pleased.
After our chic-y blowouts we headed out to Church and State Winery for a chic lunch and tasting. I love wine, but I’m not going to annoy you with tasting notes, legs, and aroma talk. BORING.
I either like how it tastes and will drink half the bottle, or I won’t like it and still drink half the bottle.
Definitely easy to please in the VINO department. That being said. I was blown away by this place. We ate lunch at the bistro overlooking the vineyard, and literally saw baby deer frolicking through the trees. It was straight out of a Nicholas Sparks movie.
The food was sooooo on point, and might I add very aesthetically pleasing.
Definitely one of my fav meals in Victoria.
After the lovely meal we tasted and tasted and tasted, white, rose, red, no wines were left behind. I fell in love with the Lost Inhibition line which was sooo Tongue In Chic, it was as if we were made for each other.
Don’t you agree?? Totally ON BRAND.
If you are in Victoria you need to make sure to check out Church and State, and if you won’t be visiting anytime soon I defs recommend ordering a case off of their site.
You’ll get some cheekiness delivered straight to your door for the next party you host, and can maybe even find a classy way to tell your mother in law to f*ck off.
After the afternoon we took a bottle back to the hotel to keep the party going and only stopped to have a delicious meal at Bodega.
Sunday was spent nursing our food and wine belly’s, from the day before, at the luxurious Sante Spa. All girl’s weekends need to end at a spa, I’ve decided.
Sante was soooo perfect because it was a little out of the city at a gorgeous mountain resort. The drive was beautiful and provided a different view of Victoria. We spent three hours at the spa, totally relaxing and literally soaking it all up. I opted for the Element Mountain Massage which was cool because it incorporated Earth, Fire, Water, Air and I felt very in touch with my spiritual side.
After the treatment we relaxed in the relaxation lounge and had some tea, cucumber water, and snacks – all in robes. #robelife
Even if you aren’t staying at the Westin, you neeeed to stop at the spa and see all that the resort has to offer.
Quick and Dirty – Victoria BC
Stay – Chateau Victoria , The Empress
Eat – Bodega Tapas and Wine Bar, Red Fish Blue Fish, Fishhook ,
Relax – Sante Spa
Play – Church and State WInery
Have you visited BEAUTIFUL BRITISH COLUMBIA? I sure hope Victoria was your first stop 😉