Living in Victoria has its perks. We have beautiful seascapes, great local artisans, farms looking for goat cuddlers (seriously)… We also have an ABUNDANCE of coffee shops. Like, damn good coffee shops.
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 goddamn early.
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.
I have walked up and down Fort Street SO MANY TIMES and I’ve always overlooked Crust Bakery. What a huge f*@!ing mistake. This quaint, artisan bakery and café is such a delight. Continue reading
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.
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!
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