Just a short drive from Vancouver’s busiest urban centre is a place of country pleasures just waiting to be explored. The Fraser Valley, that fertile delta between the Coast and Cascade mountains, is British Columbia’s largest agricultural region. It’s also home to...
From the Midnight in Paris suite at Abbotsford’s Brookside Inn, it is not unlikely to see Mount Baker gloriously peeking out in the distance. With a wraparound balcony that overlooks a nearby vineyard and mountains in virtually every direction, the room immediately...
The moment you walk into Brookside Inn in Abbotsford, it already feels like home. The boutique hotel reflects a certain charm not always attainable with modern décor, like a 1950’s romance movie on pause.Each room delicately captures a sense of time past, with nods to...
Over the holiday season we drove up to Kelowna to visit the Anderton clan and decided a stop in Abbotsford on the way back to Vancouver would be in order. We could catch up with some good friends and take a break from the rather stressful highway driving. We booked...
Brookside Inn’s been open just under a year now, but Chris and Sandi Buis have already made it a successful, welcoming home away from home just an hour away from downtown Vancouver.Over the New Year weekend, my husband and I spent a night here, enjoying views of...
Total eclipse of the Supermoon just ending. I caught some odd light effect that looks like an aurora. Taken at 8:27PM.This aircraft passed in front of the eclipse just before the end of totality. 2 second exposure.
Pear Blackberry Pecan omelettes for breakfast this morning.
Cinnamon apple crêpes with poached pear, sausages & berries.
Lemony Thyme Blackberry scones for breakfast this morning. #gourmetbreakfast
A gourmet breakfast! A morning glory muffin, poached egg & sausage with a fruit & berry stack.
The grapes in the vineyard are almost ripe.
A gourmet breakfast of lemony Thyme, a Blackberry scone, berry omelette and poached pear.
Mr and Mrs Hasegawa here from Japan to play golf at Ledgeview. Ironic - after our dryspell, they were rained out.
A gourmet breakfast this morning, as per our usual. French Toast, and a berry & fruit soufflé with sausages.
What to make when someone is allergic to eggs, gluten and dairy? Easy. Poached Bosc Pear, Fruit and Pecans.
A Good Year (2006)Watch TrailerRotten Tomatoes Reviews View the “A Good Year” in the vineyard Suite
The Secret Garden (1993)Watch TrailerRoger Ebert ReviewRotten Tomatoes Reviews View “The Secret Garden” Suite
Anna’s Hummingbird captured with iphone at 240 frames per second. He’s a regular all winter at Brookside Inn. It looks like he’s accelerating to Mach 1, but it’s just the iphone regular speed kicking in at the end of the video.
Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)Watch TrailerRoger Ebert ReviewRotten Tomatoes Reviews View the “Under the Tuscan Sun” Suite