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Seven Victoria Vices

1. Pride

Nothing wrong with being proud of yourself! Take pride in your appearance with Victoria Shopping Tours and find a whole new wardrobe of perfect pieces from the city's top boutiques with expert guidance from your personal shopping guide, Jodi Bryans. Gather your girlfriends and treat yourselves to some retail therapy with exclusive discounts, transport to each location, complimentary bubbles and a two course lunch with a bird's eye view of the city at Vista 18 Westcoast Grill & Wine Bar.

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2. Envy

While we're sure your friends love you, they're bound to be a little envious of your gorgeous Flytographer photos. This local photo concierge company are the people you need to get those beautiful once-in-a-lifetime vacation shots for you. Spend anywhere from 30 minutes to a full day exploring with your loved one, friends or family as your professional local photographer captures those special moments. No awkward selfie sticks or blurred photos taken by strangers here. 

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3. Wrath

Work stressing you out? Car broken down again? Many things can get your temper up. Melt anger away and plan a romantic escape with your partner. Situated 1,880 feet in the sky atop the Malahat Summit, the Villa Eyrie Resort is the perfect place to relax and leave those frustrations behind. As you gaze out over the Saanich Inlet and forest below the views alone will help to instill a sense of peace and calm.

Take a dip in the hotel's mineral pool while enjoying the spectacular views, then enjoy a romantic dinner together in the Summit Restaurant savouring coastal inspired Italian cuisine created by two-time Gold Medal Plates recipient Chef Terry Pichor.

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4. Gluttony

Who can resist a sinfully rich culinary experience? We won't judge! Get your chocolate fix at Chocolats Favoris: select from a tempting selection of soft serve ice cream then choose your warm melted chocolate dip, from dulce de leche to salted caramel. Tip: Take a fondue pot home and share with your loved one - there are 15 flavours to choose from.

For a true savory indulgence, sink your teeth into a Big Wheel Burger - we suggest pairing your burger with a side of chilli cheese fries or deep fried pickles. And there is no need to feel guilty about this indulgence because Big Wheel Burger is proud to be Victoria's first carbon neutral fast food restaurant.

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5. Lust

For centuries and across many cultures, different food and drink have been considered aphrodisiacs. Pique your partner's romantic interest with an intimate dining experience with Kitchens of Distinction. This multi-course meal features desire-inducing dishes with ingredients such as nutmeg, chocolate and asparagus.

One of the most notorious aphrodisiacs are oysters that contain amino acids that trigger your inner mojo. A sexy place to have an oyster experience is Ferris' Upstairs Seafood & Oyster Bar. With its rich brick walls accented by candlelight, and a great wine list, this is the perfect place to get in the mood for love.

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6. Sloth

After a big night out with your sweetie you will want to relax and take it easy. Sleep in, check out late and roll into downtown Victoria for a lazy brunch date at Saveur Restaurant. Opt for a savoury dish such as their duck benny served with duck confit, orange scented Hollandaise and potato rosti, or satisfy your sweet tooth with red velvet French toast stuffed with white chocolate marscapone, bacon orange bourbon maple syrup and yoghurt whip cream.


7. Greed

Make 2017 the year you take of yourself - because we believe that caring for yourself is not self-indulgence, it's self-preservation! A trip to WOODS on Pender on Pender Island is the perfect way to experience winter glamping and indulge in some "you" time. Set on seven acres of tranquil forest you can escape the pressures of urban life and gaze up the stars from your deck or hot tub.

Indulge in some culinary greed at the Woods on Pender Coffee and Kitchen: sip a cup of Silk Road tea or try one of their 20 signature hand crafted cocktails or a glass of wine from the curated B.C. wine. Whether your slumber in one of the custom designed Airstream Trailers or enjoy a romantic weekend in the Shasta Airflyte there are plenty of choices. This act of "greed" will replenish your spirit, allowing you to serve others from the overflow.

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