My holiday out west

This post is a little off-topic but includes paper things 😉 Over the holiday break, I went to British Columbia — Victoria, Sooke and Vancouver to be specific — to meet my partner’s family and also just breathe that sweet, sweet air. I was a huge fan of BC and their paper stores from my 2014 trip, but that wasn’t the only reason I was excited, I swear! So I just wanted to share some photos of my trip. It was amazing and I wish I could go back. I hope you all had nice holidays, too!

There were so many photos I wanted to post, so I hope you don’t mind the slideshow instead of scrolling for a year.

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    On the ferry to Victoria
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    I got to decorate a Christmas tree for the first time :)
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    Jack outside of a bookshop in Victoria <3
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    Russell Books
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    Gorgeous spines at Russell Books in Victoria
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    Gorgeous spines at Russell Books in Victoria
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    Romance books at Russell Books in Victoria
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    L.M. Montgomery at Russell Books
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    The Papery in Victoria (better than in Toronto!)
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    Munro’s Books (formerly owned by the ex-husband of Alice Munro)
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    Munro’s Books
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    Murchie’s tea and scones – delish and only $7!
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    Awesome Murchie’s tea
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    Awesome Murchie’s tea
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    The Museum of Old Office Oddities at the Regional Assembly of Text in Victoria
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    The Regional Assembly of Text in Victoria
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    I wrote a pen pal a letter :)
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    The Regional Assembly of Text in Victoria
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    Renaissance Books in Victoria
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    Having a quiet moment for a book, tea and cookies
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    Point No Point, Sooke, BC
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    Point No Point, Sooke, BC
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    A discovery!
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    A gorgeous view of the Olympic Mountains in Washington
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    Point No Point, Sooke, BC
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    Point No Point, Sooke, BC
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    Point No Point, Sooke, BC
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    Point No Point, Sooke, BC
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    I love BC.
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    I had a very special birthday at a Westin in Vancouver :)
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    Cozying up to new Christmas gifts
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    Vancouver Public Library
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    Paper Hound books in Vancouver
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    Amazing categories at Paper Hound books in Vancouver
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    Paper Hound books in Vancouver
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    Amazing categories at Paper Hound books in Vancouver
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    Daiso in Vancouver
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    I had the best doughnut of my life at Lucky’s Doughnuts – the mango passionfruit one (the yellow one in the middle). I’m drooling.
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    Urban Source in Vancouver
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    Sadly peering through the closed door of Regional Assembly of Text in Vancouver (I’m glad they had holiday time to rest though!)
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    Main Street, Vancouver
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    Vancouver, BC
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    Vancouver, BC
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    I am so jealous of the views in Vancouver. Look out the window, oh hey there’s a mountain. Walk down the street, oh hey the mountain looks nice today. Bah!