Welcoming Spring with a Little ‘Joy’ from J.S. Bach

“There’s nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.” Johann Sebastian Bach Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring,” recognized simply as “Joy,” has been played at weddings and funerals, graduations and special milestones and events. Without question, it is one ofContinue reading “Welcoming Spring with a Little ‘Joy’ from J.S. Bach”

Craigdarroch Castle

Our first visit to Craigdarroch Castle was in 1978. Over the years, we have returned to the “Castle” many times to feel a sense of history. There are many stories held safe within these walls. Robert Dunsmuir, a wealthy coal baron, wanted a family residence for his wife, Joan, and children. With 39 rooms andContinue reading “Craigdarroch Castle”

Creating Our Reading Rooms

The first time I was was introduced to a “Reading Room” was on our visit to Orkney. Betty’s Reading Room is located by the small ferry terminal in Tingwall, a tiny settlement on the north-east coast of Orkney’s West Mainland, which looks across the Gairsay Sound to the islands of Gairsay, Wyre and Rousay. CraigContinue reading “Creating Our Reading Rooms”

Hotel Vancouver Eighty Years of Iconic Moments

HOTEL VANCOUVER proudly presents 80 YEARS OF ICONIC MOMENTS by The Collective You In the heart of Vancouver Centre, the historic Vancouver Fairmont Hotel reigns with a sophistication of a past age. Known as the “Castle in the City,” she is a grand lady, with many stories held safe within her elegant interiors. Originally builtContinue reading “Hotel Vancouver Eighty Years of Iconic Moments”