Recipe | Winter Veg TWO Ways✌️

The following is a sponsored post on behalf of Whole Foods Market but all opinions, words, and photos are unbiasedly mine.

OK, Vancouver Island. We need to talk. This whole winter weather thing you have going on isn’t a great look for you. I mean yea the white-topped trees and the beautiful blustery skies are pretty and all but c’mon. It’s March. It’s not like we’re the prairies or the east coast! Out here on the west coast we usually see bright pops of pink and yellow from the cherry blossoms and daffodils yet you have Nanaimo covered in snow. SNOW!!

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Serenity Salon | How a Fresh Hairstyle Got Me Feelin’ Myself 💁

WHERE ARE ALL MY “HAIR IS MY SECURITY BLANKET” LADIES AT?! You know who you are – you dread going to the hairdressers for fear of sitting silently in that chair while someone chops off your precious tresses as you silently scream (or in my case cry) as they totally mangle your beautiful locks. Yea, I’m talkin’ to you. Well grab a cup of tea, sit your butt down, and let me tell you about the goodness that is Serenity Salon.

Nothing can make you feel as good as a great haircut. Alternatively, nothing can make feel as crap as an awful haircut.

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Winter Sunrise at Cattle Point

So I have this thing about sunsets (like most people probably). I love love love me a good sunset. Not like the clear sky sunsets but sunsets where clouds are splattered across the sky, painted in brilliant colours of pink, peach, and lilac. One thing I wish I enjoyed more were sunrises. I mean, it’s not that I DON’T enjoy essentially a reverse sunset (can I make that a thing?). It’s just that the sunrise ascends from the horizon just too dang early.

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Update/We’re Back… kind of.

IT’S BEEN AGES. WE KNOW. First off – hello, hi, how are ya? We hope 2016 has been going swell for you. Things have been pretty good over here at Local Loves VI. Well. It’s been quiet on the blog (I won’t even tell you when our last post was because it’s shameful). However, our lives outside of the blog have been doing pretty well. Both Sarah and I have been trying to adjust to Victoria life which hasn’t been all that hard to be honest. What has been hard is trying to pin down our schedules so that we can devote some quality time to our blog. If you follow us on Instagram you’ll know we have been up to some fun things – albeit not very often. Again, it’s a scheduling thing.

Nanaimo sunsets though

Nanaimo sunsets though

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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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