Going Local Blog

Author: Anita Willis aka ScrimporSplurge

Think of me as your in-the-know local friend, a fun-loving gal who enjoys sharing tips on special deals and rare finds in Victoria, British Columbia. As the former Editor-in-Chief of British Columbia Magazine, I worked with a network of writers, photographers, and industry insiders to uncover the very best of B.C. for subscribers. Now, I'm sharing my “secrets of Victoria” through www.ScrimporSplurge.ca , a website dedicated to helping locals and visitors enjoy the best of our capital city—for less! How do you know www.ScrimporSplurge.ca is for you? • If you think talented chefs are demi-gods; • If getting 50% off makes you feel gleefully lightheaded; • If you enjoy quirky independent shops more than chain stores; • If you want to find the city’s best cookies (or cocktails, or chicken wings); • If you’re as comfortable scouting for bargains in a consignment store as you are in a chic boutique; • If you want the scoop on free and fun local events before they happen; • If you’d love to discover more affordable theatre, dance, art, live music; • If you want to get off the beaten path to eat, shop, and hang with the locals . . . then www.ScrimporSplurge.ca is for you. To learn more about me, link to the Funny Facts About Anita page on my website: www.ScrimporSplurge.ca/funny-facts-about-anita Link here to follow ScrimporSplurge.ca on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scrimporsplurge Link here to follow ScrimporSplurge.ca on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/


Buck-a-Shuck Bargains at Victoria's Oyster Bars

Posted on November 17, 2010 at 11:06AM by Anita Willis aka ScrimporSplurge

It is a rite of passage for every West Coast resident and visitor to eat at least one raw oyster. Briny and bracing, oysters—like grapes grown for wine—carry a distinct flavour depending on where ...

The Milkman’s Daughter Delivers the Goods

Posted on November 1, 2010 at 12:10PM by Anita Willis aka ScrimporSplurge

When I visit a new city, I’m always on the lookout for unique, independent local shops and restaurants. These feisty little businesses thrive amidst the homogenizing influence of chain retailers ...


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