Canadian Made: Keepin’ It Simple

23 Mar

All you need: a sleeveless black a-line dress, a statement necklace and luscious leather handbag… with a hidden pocket for a bottle of your favourite local craft beer, of course.


100% Bamboo Malcolm Dress // Hanna Dorothy
Available at Dream, Little Dream, Lüt and Much & Little

Hand-crafted, Multi-toned Necklace // Broken Promises
Select pieces of the collection available at Cavalier.

BYOB Leather Handbag // Erin Templeton
Select pieces available in Vancouver at DreamLittle Dream, Erin Templeton, Still Life Boutique and Walrus and in Victoria at Footloose and Still Life Boutique.

Canadian Made: Put Your HANDS up!

12 Mar

Say Hi Earrings // Casa Malaspina
The Distance is Killing Me Letterpress Card // Lost Boy
Available in Vancouver at Board of Trade and The Pleasant.
Clueless Sterling Silver Necklace // Carli Marie Sita
Available in Vancouver at Dream and The Pleasant.
Give Peace a Chance Kids’ Sweatshirt // Emerson Apparel
Select styles available in Vancouver at Delish General Store

Local Event: Vancouver: Pleasant Yoga

9 Mar

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Start your mornings with Pleasant Yoga at The Pleasant! Starting this week, the lovely Mercedes Grant will be teaching all-levels hatha-flow at the shop on Tuesday & Thursday mornings from 10am-11am. Enjoy a class, complimentary treats from the Gluten Free Epicurean and tea and water for only $12! There are only 15 spots available so please RSVP by email to

Tuesdays & Thursdays | 10-11am | 197 East 17th Avenue

Local Event: Victoria: Festive on Fabulous Fort

27 Nov

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Get festive on Fort Street tonight!
Shops will be open late to kick-off the holiday season.
Check out these and other participating indie shops:

Chorizo & Co. | Choux Choux | Footloose Shoes | Leka | The Little Cheese Shop | The Papery



Stretch It Out in South America!

13 Nov


Our dear friend, We Are Local contributor and experienced Yogi, Amanda Gutmanis, has teamed up with locally owned Finisterra Travel to offer an amazing 13 day yoga trip – Colombia Yoga Journey into Magical Realism. Taking off on March 1 this tour promises to guide participants on a journey in inwards and outwards:

“On this Colombia Yoga Tour we have a chance to travel inwards through daily yoga practice, while you adventure outwards through three unique regions in beautiful Colombia, dubbed the land of ‘magical realism’, and home to the Amazon, the ‘lungs of our planet’. We will work our way through the framework of the chakra system with daily asana practice. This is a unique opportunity to explore inner and outer landscapes! Sustainable tourism practices are very important to us so we endeavour to support small local businesses and communities.”

What a way to explore a landscape — vamos!

Highlights Include:

  • Participating in daily yoga classes that dovetail with the geographic locale & the itinerary of each particular day with 500 hour certified yoga instructor Amanda Gutmanis
  • Exploring 3 diverse regions of Colombia: Coffee Region, Andean Highlands & Pacific Coast
  • Supporting & learning about local cultures & traditions firsthand
  • Meditation, mantra & asana on isolated beaches, hilltops, & in forests
  • Sampling Colombia’s fresh local cuisine
  • Hiking, snorkeling, swimming, & canoeing in Colombia’s unique landscapes

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