LOCATION: Canada

Beach / Lake / Waterfront Location
Birthday Bucket List of The Week: Throw a Storm Watching Party
Jake Kilroy
by Jake Kilroy
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Wickaninnish Inn

500 Osprey Ln, Tofino, BC, Canada

There’s a serene lightness to watching a bad storm. It reminds you how good you have it, to be able to keep shelter and watch the world tremble. Here in the northwestern wilderness, though, this isn’t just some cloudy day or rainy night that talks you out of running errands or meeting up with friends. It’s well beyond that, instead a fantastical barrage of tempestuous water thrashing the rocky coast of Canada.

An onslaught of gale force winds, giant swells, and lashing waves relentlessly barge and blitz the rugged west coast of Vancouver Island—and then, thanks to the Wickaninnish Inn, there’s you, bundled up and beholding the fierce nature of...well, nature.

 

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Restaurant
Brunch Bucket List of the Week: Native Tongues Taqueria
Cortnie Fausner
by Cortnie Fausner

One of our personal FLAVORite cuisines is Mexican. Being San Diego natives and so very close to the border, you could say that we are corn tortilla aficionados and spicy salsa lovers from way back. But the heart of the matter is that we’re just spoiled. Crispy rolled tacos, bountiful smoked meat burritos, fresh and spicy guacamole and homemade chips… all day, errrrrryday if we want. And we do. As we’ve been raised on veritable mother’s masa, we really aren’t quite sure who wouldn't want to munch on superb Mexican flavors any time of the day. But if you live in snowy Canada, maybe said tacos aren’t as readily available. until now.

This week’s #BrunchBucketList goes to a corn-tortilla-making cantina so good it’ll make you cry in Calgary, Canada where every day is Taco Tuesday. Ole!  

 

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Workshop
Perfect Penmanship at the Pipe Shop
Cortnie Fausner
by Cortnie Fausner
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The Pipe Shop

115 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver, BC, Canada

We have to disclose our love for Laura before we even begin gushing about her spectacular workshops! As some of you may know, we were once event planners prior to our foray into The Venue Report world. She has penned many spectacular invitations, menus and signs for us, including many pieces at our founders wedding!  To say we are fans of Laura Hooper Calligraphy is the understatement of the century. She is truly a ninja-like-genius with pen and ink and who doesn't want to learn from a master right?   

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Field / Forest / Orchard
Killer Skylines & A Lovely Love Story
Sarah Nickerson
by Sarah Nickerson
Bed & Breakfast Inn
Rustic Retreat Wedding on The Canadian Shores
Cortnie Fausner
by Cortnie Fausner
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Eagles Nest Retreat

Eagles Nest Retreat, Galiano Island, BC, Canada

The Scoop

Galiano Island is a magical place. It’s all about cabins on cliffs, driving slow, hiking through coastal rainforests, and getting your morning coffee at the one bakery in town. You’ll find this gem via a short (and incredibly scenic) ferry ride from Vancouver or Victoria, or if you want to arrive in style, via a floatplane. Perched atop a cliff is Eagle’s Nest Retreat—a beautiful property with an unbeatable view of the ocean. You’ll arrive via a winding road through the forest and once here, you’ll never want to leave.


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