What is a Weekend?

Are you familiar with the scene in Downton Abbey where Dame Maggie Smith’s character asks, “What is a weekend?”? Her delivery is perfection. While the scene touches on the ‘modern’ invention of leisure time (for the period), not to mention the obvious class distinction between floors, I can’t help but ask myself that very question…… Continue reading What is a Weekend?

It’s coming! It’s coming!

The first sign of Spring has arrived here in Vancouver and I’m practically hyperventilating with excitement! 2 more weeks and we’ll be (hopefully) surrounded by pretty blossoms with crappy weather soon becoming a distant memory. Realistically, being that it is Raincouver after all, we’ll have another month of rain but I’m so looking forward to…… Continue reading It’s coming! It’s coming!

Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

Continuing on with our visit to the Bellagio Hotel, today we’re stopping in at the conservatory to check out the current seasonal display: Japanese Spring Of course, you can’t have Spring in Japan without cherry blossoms. One of two red-crowned cranes, symbolising luck, longevity, and fidelity. The Bellagio employs an horticulture staff of 120 to…… Continue reading Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens