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Lady in British Columbia

British Columbia is bigger than it first appears. I used to think only of Vancouver when the westernmost Canadian province was mentioned, but every time I go I discover another destination worth visiting. On my most recent trip it was Whistler, but on previous travels throughout British Columbia I have found a depth and diversity I never imagined, and now my list of places to visit in BC grows longer all the time.

Victoria BC, Canada

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Lady in Vancouver

There’s something about the west coast of North America that I can’t get enough of. From San Francisco to Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver, the laid-back culture and good food and wine are the perfect combination for a great life. This is particularly true in Vancouver, where things just keep getting better.

Rainbow Crosswalks in Vancouver's West End

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Lady in Whistler

I come from a long line of unemotional women. Both sides of my family feature females with less emotional capacity than bricks (and that’s being mean to the bricks). As such, I tend to avoid things that are overtly feminine or super girly. Which is why I’m a bit nervous when Destination British Columbia invites me to participate in a women’s ski camp in Whistler, Canada.

Skiing in Whistler

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Lady at Canvas by Michael Riemenschneider

It’s not every day that a London chef adds me as a friend on Facebook. But sometimes I get lucky, as I did a few weeks ago when chef Michael Riemenschneider sent me a request. As it turns out, a friend of mine knows him and suggested he get in touch with me about reviewing his new London restaurant, Canvas, in Marylebone.

Scallops at Canvas Restaurant in London

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