Food | Crust Bakery

A few days ago, I let you guys in on my struggle to keep motivated to do the hobbies I love most. One of the hurdles I have to jump (which I didn’t touch on in the last post) was trying to explore Victoria without a car. Yes, the bus system here is great, but it just adds a layer of difficulty that isn’t present with the ease of having a car. Having said that, I do come across rare instances where I have access to a vehicle for a few days so I always make the most of it. The last such time, I headed to Crust Bakery.

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I have walked up and down Fort Street SO MANY TIMES and I’ve always overlooked Crust Bakery. What a huge mistake. This quaint, artisan bakery and café is such a delight. Continue reading

Explore | Chasing Englishman River Falls

Who ever said, “Don’t go chasing waterfalls” has obviously NEVER visited a Vancouver Island waterfall in the spring. The surrounding forests are lush with old-growth greenery, the birds are happily chirping, there’s nary a soul in sight and, most importantly, the water levels are so high that the waterfalls are gushing with glacial water.

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All that Glitters is ‘Little Gold’

Okokok. If you don’t know by now Lower Johnson (or #LoJo – I’m trying to make this work) is such a rad place to explore – trendy coffee shops, charming restaurants, fashionable clothing stores, and the like, #LoJo is an eclectic mix of some of Victoria’s coolest locales. There’s been a few stops on our list to explore – like Rook & Rose, Hey Happy, and The Regional Assembly of Text, but one that’s news to me is Little Gold.

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Explore | Victoria Buzz’s Christmas Lights Tour Map!

CAN YOU BELIEVE it’s only 3 days until Christmas?!?! Like, no. This can’t be. It’s too early.

If you’re like Sarah and I, we’ve been busy at work and have had little time to really throw ourselves into the Christmas season. Having said that, you know what I absolutely couldn’t give up? Seeing all of the Christmas lights around my city. Since I live in an apartment, I can’t really decorate with as much pizazz as I would like – which is why I enjoy driving around and living vicariously through other homeowners’ outdoor Christmas light displays!

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I enlisted the help of my friend Jenna (thanks for the ride, friend!) to help me track down some festively-lit homes. Victoria Buzz recently just put our their 2nd annual Christmas Lights Tour Map, so we followed along to their map which includes homes in greater Victoria, Saanich, the Saanich Peninsula, and even West Shore! Continue reading

Food | Christmas at Il Covo Trattoria

Hello LLVI readers! Is that weird – LLVI?! Sarah and I still aren’t used to the name change (even though we’re OBSESSED with the switch to LLVI) so calling you LLVI’ers instead of LLN’ers is weird!

Speaking of changes, Sarah and I wanted to try some place new in Victoria (since, as you know, we’re newbies here). Which is why, when talks of Christmas dinner with our friend Jenna came about, we knew we wanted to try Il Covo Trattoria:

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