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?
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!
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