Posts By: Sarah

Island Profile: The Magnolia Hotel & Spa

Published November 23, 2010 in There comes a time in every girl’s life when a weekend away with friends graduates to something with a bit more style and sophistication than in younger years. Rebecca and I recently escaped to Vancouver Island for some rest and relaxation and found ourselves at the Magnolia Hotel &… Read more »

A culinary cut above

Published on October 15, 2010 in the Chilliwack Times, by Paul J. Henderson The Fraser Valley is well-known as the breadbasket of the province and the Okanagan certainly leads the way in British Columbia’s wine industry. But Vancouver Island’s Cowichan Valley is a fabulous place to pick up culinary delicacies–from oceanside oysters to mountain morels–and… Read more »

One ‘Grape escape’ on Vancouver Island

Published October 12, 2010 in Surrey Now, by Beau Simpson Victoria’s Magnolia hotel a starting point for adventures north in Cobble Hill As far as invites go, it was a good one. “Not willing to let summer fade away?” the email read. “Are you a wine lover who likes adventure off the beaten track? Then… Read more »

Travel Temptations

Published August 21, 2010 in The Vancouver Sun, by Barbara Braidwood and Rick Cropp Marathoner Package The two night Magnolia Marathoner package (1-877-624-6654,,from $239 per night) is for those attending the 31st Annual Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon on Oct. 10. It includes overnight accommodation, breakfast, parking, plus spa treatments for one (a 60-minute spa… Read more »

Maximizing the Marathon at Victoria’s Magnolia Hotel

(Victoria, British Columbia) — Marathon winners and Victoria’s four-diamond, European-style luxury boutique hotel have a lot in common. They leave nothing to chance and are always striving to improve their personal best. Victoria’s spectacular fall weather is made for running and the Magnolia Hotel & Spa is the perfect home away from home for marathon… Read more »

Valentining In Victoria

Published January 29, 2010 in, by Jane Cassie Is an Olympic event your ideal Valentine venue – or is it going to interfere with this day of love? If romance, in your perfect world, doesn’t include skating rinks, ski slopes or a swarm of spectators, escape the hectic pace and head over to the… Read more »

The Ultimate Dinner Date and Free Time From the Magnolia Hotel & Spa

(Victoria, British Columbia) — Time together is the most precious gift – and adding unexpected romance to the mix rekindles the passion. The Magnolia Hotel & Spa, Victoria’s four-diamond, European-style luxury boutique hotel, has two perfect date nights for the romantically inclined – for  Valentine’s Day or any special occasion, leaving nothing but time to… Read more »

Victoria’s Secret Shopping From the Magnolia Hotel & Spa

Published December 1, 2009 in by Joy Metcalfe “Tis the season to find the perfect gift, something unique for that someone special – and Victoria is where boutique hotel meets boutique shopping. The Magnolia Hotel & Spa, Victoria’s four-diamond, European-style luxury boutique hotel, is just steps away from designer stores and trendy boutiques filled… Read more »