Thursday, December 30, 2010

I’m back……

Hey guys!

Sorry for the absence…  we had Christmas, and then we jetted away for a few days at a lovely resort for some R & R!!!!   I didn’t hardly take any pictures at Christmas, so I’ll just give you a re-cap of the R & R few days!

I HAVE to do a review of the amazing resort we went too, as it was a wonderful experience!!  We saved up some money over the last year to indulge in an after Christmas stress holiday, as we did it last year and it was a fantastic stress reliever. 

After being recommend the Tigh-Na-Mara resort by many friends, we decided this was the place!! 

Here is the view from our Ocean View, Jacuzzi tub, room!

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So beautiful!  Usually the beach goes out for miles and miles and you get tons of gorgeous sand bars, but it only went out after dark for us… I got a few snap shots before the sun went down though…

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Such a lovely spot!! 

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  I even met a new friend…

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My camera has terrible zoom, so I was actually this close to him,  we did a photo shoot – I have about a million other pictures of him too!!! 

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Two of our friend joined us at the resort, and we went out for a fancy dinner…  which of course was lovely.

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There was nothing on the menu that was dairy free, so I asked the waitress if possible to create me something seafoody/pasta ish.   And I got a fantastic pasta dish loaded with crab, prawns, scallops, clams, and a great tomatoes sauce!!

It was delish…  and the company was pretty alright too! Winking smile 

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We found this lovely gazeboo and tried to take a few later night shots…  which worked out ok!!

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Our lovely friends!!!  She’s got a bun in the oven, and we are SO EXCITED!!!

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Overall… this resort was amazing… the rooms were stunning,  views amazing, food fantastic… staff were amazing!  It was a perfect get away!!!   We are hoping to go back in the summer time, as it looks like they have lots of fun things going on during that time of year!

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We spent the second day spa-ing it up!   D had a massage, and then we played in the mineral pool.

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Then we went for the ultimate foodie experience…

Endless tapas in the Tree Top Tapas Lounge!  (in our bath robes and flip flops, which was required attire!)…

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For $45 per person, we got to sample all of the following (They were awesome too and made all of them except 2, dairy free for me!!)  Plus there were 2 deserts!

I’m noticing now that there are a few on here we didn’t try, but we got them substituted for other things!!

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It was foodie heaven, I’m telling you!!   It was SUPER dark, but I snapped a few photos!! 

Flatbread with hummus and balsamic/olive oil!

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One of the best soups EVER – Carrot and Butternut Squash with corn relish.

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My favourite dish of all – Cilantro Sticky Rice, Seaweed Salad and Marinated Squid

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I stopped taking photos, as it kept getting darker and darker. 

This was one of my top 3 favourite restaurant experiences, hands down… especially because of our amazing server Christopher!   We will be going back again for sure!! 

Anyways, if you live on Vancouver Island, or are looking for a beautiful/romantic get away this is the place!!      They didn’t miss a beat and it’s oozing amazing West Coast flare.

Check out the link to the Tigh-na-mara  You will not be disappointed!!!!

~We paid for all of our services, food and accommodations, this review is strictly from our personal experience.

Hope you enjoyed your Christmas holidays!!  I will be back tomorrow with some more foodie goodness!

xo Jess

6 comments:

  1. NICE TRIP! Tapas in bathrobes?! I die! And I love your birdie friend. Glad you had a wonderful time!

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  2. all of it looks decadent and wonderful... what a great idea to have a relaxation-vacation right after the holidays!!

    HAPPY NEW YEAR, MY FRIEND !!

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  3. good food, peaceful view, and a hot tub!!?! Thats my idea of a holiday.
    LC

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  4. Mmmm! We used to drive up from Victoria (many) years ago for Tigh-na-Mara's killer Sunday brunch...it was my claim to fame that I could out-eat the big guys we were dining with. Hahaha, that was a loooong time ago.

    Glad to hear you enjoyed your holidays!

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  5. Wow! It's so gorgeous.....looks like you had so much fun. I'm jealous!

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  6. I seriously want to try every single thing on those menus - wowza!!! Sounds like a great place!!!

    Happy New Year!!!

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