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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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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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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Update | Surprise!

If anyone was awake last night trolling any of our social media accounts, you may have already noticed that we’ve changed in kind of a big way?! Welcome to the new (but still very much the same) blog – Local Loves Vancouver Island!


Some of you already know that in October, Sarah made the move down to Victoria. What you may not know, however, is that I followed suit shortly after. It’s been a month (to the day!) that I moved down to Victoria. Since Sarah and I have both moved out of Nanaimo we thought it was time for a fresh new name to go along with our fresh new starts.

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