September 7th, 2006
vavavoom in victoria
Victoria + girlfriend getaway = rollicking good time, really! Herewith, our weekend guide for an Island itinerary that had one vitamin v gal dancing in the streets.
Fairmont Empress Hotel
Check in to this Victoria classic and prepare for your debaucherous night on the town with the new twilight savoury West Coast High Tea. Nosh on Dungeness crab gazpacho, smoked salmon pinwheels, cheese, grapes and olive bread before painting the town red. 721 Government St., 250-384-8111, www.fairmont.com
Not Just Pretty
Yes, dancing in an environmentally friendly dress will grant instant absolution post your 19th vodka shot, we promise. Find the perfect socially conscious outfit for your night out here.1036 Fort St., 250-414-0414, www.notjustpretty.com
Ferris’s Oyster Bar & Grill
This cheap and cheerful (dinner $13-$18) local favourite serves up heaping plates of fresh-shucked oysters and has a great little wine list. Don’t miss the new back patio on the main floor, or hop up to the new oyster bar via the staircase next door. 536 Yates St., 250-360-1824.
The Social Club
Ok so the guys are all from UVIC and under the age of 23 but what’s a weekend away with the girls without a little youthful indulgence? Dance the night away at this new hotspot and if anyone asks, you’re majoring in sociology. #27, 560 Johnson St., 250-480-2874.