Period Drama Location: Lancaster House

Lancaster House in London has been a popular film location for many period dramas. In the last decade it’s been the predominant location for the interior of Buckingham Palace in the following dramas: Vanity Fair (2018) The Crown (2016-Present) The...

Review: Downton Abbey (2019) Movie

Ladies and gentlemen, I present you the period drama of the year! In one word, the Downton Abbey (2019) film is sublime. Four years after the beloved series ended in 2015, the movie is finally gracing the big screens on...

Palace du jour: Schloss Fürstenried

Happy Palaces Day! Today’s featured palace is not a tourist destination and can only be admired from the exterior by castle-visitors. One of its former inhabitants was the Pope Emeritus Benedikt XVI! Schloss Fürstenried in Greater Munich began as a...

Castle du Jour: Schloss Possenhofen

Today’s featured castle is one for the Sisi (Empress Elisabeth of Austria and Queen of Hungary) fans: Schloss (Castle) Possenhofen. The Castle’s story begins in 1536 when it was built by Chancellor Jakob Rosenbusch for Duke William IV as a...

Afternoon Tea at Adonia Tea House

ADONIA Tea House in Kerrisdale had been on my list for afternoon tea for over a decade. It’s probably the only place in Vancouver that correctly refers to the delightful afternoon meal as afternoon tea and not high tea. Moreover,...