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 f*@!ing mistake. This quaint, artisan bakery and café is such a delight. 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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Food | Part and Parcel

Moroccan Spiced Fries. Morrocan. Spiced. Fries. YES! Among other delicious, inconspicuous foods these are the holy grail of what Part & Parcel has to offer. According to my Mum and I that is. Part & Parcel in Victoria offers handcrafted cooking, with new dishes being offered daily, local ingredients and counter service it has quickly become one of my favourite places to eat in the city.

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Explore | LLN’s Favourite Brunch Spots!

Happy Friday lovely readers!

Today I want to share with you three of my absolute favourite places to hit up for Sunday brunch. Growing up, I wasn’t much of a breakfast person. But one thing I did look forward to was weekend breakfasts where my parents would fry up a feast of scrambled eggs, crispy bacon, golden toasted… toast (?), all accompanied with a nice cold glass of orange juice. Of course, once you get older and move out for University, weekend breakfasts become more of a greasy hangover breakfast from an iffy breakfast chain. Or wait, was that just me?!

Well, the old adage “with age comes wisdom” must be true because now that my uni days are behind me, I’ve come to appreciate a well-made breakfast using local ingredients (everything tastes better when using local food). Which is why the following three restaurants top my list for fav brunch: Continue reading

Vote | We ♥ Local Awards!

Happy Friday, Local Lovelies! Who’s excited it’s Friday? We sure are. ESPECIALLY since rain is in the forecast (hey – we’re dry as a raisin over here, we could use some hydration). You know what else we’re excited for? The We ♥ Local Awards!

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If we had a nickel for every time we said we love keepin’ it local, we’d owe ourselves… a lot of nickels tbh. The We ♥ Local Awards are just as you’d imagine them: awards for anyone and everyone who helps support the local economy. The best part, aside from celebrating the farmers, artisans, and advocates of our community, is that the We ♥ Local Awards are completely nominated and voted for by you! Continue reading