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Bahn mi incoming! So, a while ago I was lamenting that Victoria had a surprising lack of bahn mi options. I love a good sandwich and this Vietnamese style is high on my list of favorites! So when I was told that Fort Street had a new bahn mi spot I had to try it out. It's called Ba Le and it's located between Douglas and Blanshard. This sandwich was spot on and just what I was looking for. The essential thing is the bread. The bahn mi has to have a flakey, fluffy, oh so light and crisp baguette style bun or else it's not really a bahn mi. This place nails it. Filled with pickled daikon and carrot, crunchy jalapenos, lots of cilantro, and a salty and sweet grilled pork, this sandwich was just what I live about bahn mi. Texturally pleasing and filled with different punchy flavours. This place has lots of filling options and combos with salad rolls or spring rolls. And it's inexpensive like bahn mi should be. I'm gonna be going here a lot I think... 🐷
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 #bahnmi #vietnamesefood #sandwich #vicfood # #yyjfood #yyj #yyjfoodie #yyjeats #goodeats #goodfood #localeats #localfood #foodreview #foodblog #foodblogger #foodreview #foodstagram #propitiouspig #foodie #foodphotography #foodlover #instafood

2019-07-18 02:52   3 0

 

Bahn mi incoming! So, a while ago I was lamenting that Victoria had a surprising lack of bahn mi options. I love a good sandwich and this Vietnamese style is high on my list of favorites! So when I was told that Fort Street had a new bahn mi spot I had to try it out. It's called Ba Le and it's located between Douglas and Blanshard. This sandwich was spot on and just what I was looking for. The essential thing is the bread. The bahn mi has to have a flakey, fluffy, oh so light and crisp baguette style bun or else it's not really a bahn mi. This place nails it. Filled with pickled daikon and carrot, crunchy jalapenos, lots of cilantro, and a salty and sweet grilled pork, this sandwich was just what I live about bahn mi. Texturally pleasing and filled with different punchy flavours. This place has lots of filling options and combos with salad rolls or spring rolls. And it's inexpensive like bahn mi should be. I'm gonna be going here a lot I think... 🐷 . . . #bahnmi #vietnamesefood #sandwich #vicfood # #yyjfood #yyj #yyjfoodie #yyjeats #goodeats #goodfood #localeats #localfood #foodreview #foodblog #foodblogger #foodreview #foodstagram #propitiouspig #foodie #foodphotography #foodlover #instafood

2019-07-18 02:47   14 2

 
All dressed up with nowhere to go 🐕

2019-07-18 02:46   2 1

 

All dressed up with nowhere to go 🐕

Oops. We opened a day early! We are here till midnight. Come test out the space and the beers.

2019-07-18 02:38   20 2

 

Oops. We opened a day early! We are here till midnight. Come test out the space and the beers.

Food Lovers 🍗🍗

2019-07-18 02:37   6 1

 

Food Lovers 🍗🍗

SOLD | Congratulations to my client on the purchase of their first condo in Victoria! Thank you to @deannalawrence for the opportunity to work together on this sale. This one bedroom and den offers close to 650 sq ft of chic, sleek, stylish downtown living. The 15 foot ceilings, wood floors & white cabinetry combine with huge west facing windows to create a space that is light, bright and airy. The Hudson offers a tremendous downtown location, housing the Public Market, coffee shops, yoga studios and more along with an incredible common roof top patio featuring multiple lounge areas, BBQs and beautiful city, mountain & water views.

2019-07-18 02:31   19 5

 

SOLD | Congratulations to my client on the purchase of their first condo in Victoria! Thank you to @deannalawrence for the opportunity to work together on this sale. This one bedroom and den offers close to 650 sq ft of chic, sleek, stylish downtown living. The 15 foot ceilings, wood floors & white cabinetry combine with huge west facing windows to create a space that is light, bright and airy. The Hudson offers a tremendous downtown location, housing the Public Market, coffee shops, yoga studios and more along with an incredible common roof top patio featuring multiple lounge areas, BBQs and beautiful city, mountain & water views.

She ain’t pretty!! 1993 Dodge B350 5.9 litre automatic. One tonne 12 passenger van with three rows of easily removable seating, so you can take ALL of your friends with you, or take it to work and haul a full load of drywall. Low mileage for its age, and with brand new brakes, tires, ball joints and killer V8 soundtrack there’s still a lot to love. Message me for details. #beaterwithaheater #nofrills #workvan #vanlife #mopar #onetonoffun #brianthecarguy #victoriabc #yyj

2019-07-18 02:24   5 0

 

She ain’t pretty!! 1993 Dodge B350 5.9 litre automatic. One tonne 12 passenger van with three rows of easily removable seating, so you can take ALL of your friends with you, or take it to work and haul a full load of drywall. Low mileage for its age, and with brand new brakes, tires, ball joints and killer V8 soundtrack there’s still a lot to love. Message me for details. #beaterwithaheater #nofrills #workvan #vanlife #mopar #onetonoffun #brianthecarguy #victoriabc #yyj

This week I have been visiting the different coworking spaces here in Victoria. We have some pretty awesome options - all offering something a little different. ⠀
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But after touring and working in some, there are a couple of things I know that will be important to ME in OUR space:⠀
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1. Noise. I am not talking about the noise pollution we are assaulted with everyday when at home with our kids but just enough to "take the edge off". I found in the spaces that had ZERO noise it was oddly distracting and uncomfortable. I felt like any sound I made was going to stick out in the sea of silence.⠀
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2. Music. This goes along with the first. Having a bit of background music really seemed to increase the mood in the room compared to those spaces that didn't have it. It helped to create a bit of that background din that psychologically provides a safe place to "hide" or "rest in". I will warn you though, there is a good chance we will have 90s Hip Hop hour.⠀
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3. Conversation. Sometimes you will need to come in, put your head down, and grind out that work to make a deadline. There will be quiet, no distraction, areas for that. But, by and large, we are creating a sense of community and you can't get to know someone, or feel that you are known or seen, without speaking to another human being. This is also where you get to connect and network with others possibly leading you to the next great thing.⠀
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5. People. It is funny because each space seemed to have their own "type" of people. It makes sense that like minded people will gravitate to each other which just further reinforces the idea that we will both find people who do and don't fit our tribe, and that's okay. The people I envision for The Omnihood are kind, open, caring, positive (most days), care about others, and want to create community. There may be a lot of hugging that happens.⠀
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So really, a lot of my vision for the space feels more like a coffee shop than a quiet office, but one that is filled with all your friends who are cheering you on in life and in business. Sound good to you?

2019-07-18 02:24   3 1

 

This week I have been visiting the different coworking spaces here in Victoria. We have some pretty awesome options - all offering something a little different. ⠀ ⠀ But after touring and working in some, there are a couple of things I know that will be important to ME in OUR space:⠀ ⠀ 1. Noise. I am not talking about the noise pollution we are assaulted with everyday when at home with our kids but just enough to "take the edge off". I found in the spaces that had ZERO noise it was oddly distracting and uncomfortable. I felt like any sound I made was going to stick out in the sea of silence.⠀ ⠀ 2. Music. This goes along with the first. Having a bit of background music really seemed to increase the mood in the room compared to those spaces that didn't have it. It helped to create a bit of that background din that psychologically provides a safe place to "hide" or "rest in". I will warn you though, there is a good chance we will have 90s Hip Hop hour.⠀ ⠀ 3. Conversation. Sometimes you will need to come in, put your head down, and grind out that work to make a deadline. There will be quiet, no distraction, areas for that. But, by and large, we are creating a sense of community and you can't get to know someone, or feel that you are known or seen, without speaking to another human being. This is also where you get to connect and network with others possibly leading you to the next great thing.⠀ ⠀ 5. People. It is funny because each space seemed to have their own "type" of people. It makes sense that like minded people will gravitate to each other which just further reinforces the idea that we will both find people who do and don't fit our tribe, and that's okay. The people I envision for The Omnihood are kind, open, caring, positive (most days), care about others, and want to create community. There may be a lot of hugging that happens.⠀ ⠀ So really, a lot of my vision for the space feels more like a coffee shop than a quiet office, but one that is filled with all your friends who are cheering you on in life and in business. Sound good to you

Super fun at the Sooke Car Show this past Sunday!
Here's a shot of Janaya in one of her 50s Pinup style outfits. She and her family drove all the way down from Courtney Comox for the shoot! That's dedication! Many thanks to the organizers for making myself and the models and their families feel so welcome. Did you see the little video I posted earlier?
If you were at the show and would like to see the photos I took message me directly or visit the blog post on my website (link in the bio)
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 #sookecarshow2019 #sookecarshow #carshow #victoriavolkswagenclub #sookeflats #shoplocalbuylocal #sooke #yyj #victoriaBCmodels #victoriaBCphotographer #pinup #pinupmodel #pinupmagazine #pinupshoot #carshow #hotrods #vintage #vintagestyle #pinupgal #vegas #highheels #50spinupgirl #pinuphair #hotrod

2019-07-18 02:23   10 0

 

Super fun at the Sooke Car Show this past Sunday! Here's a shot of Janaya in one of her 50s Pinup style outfits. She and her family drove all the way down from Courtney Comox for the shoot! That's dedication! Many thanks to the organizers for making myself and the models and their families feel so welcome. Did you see the little video I posted earlier If you were at the show and would like to see the photos I took message me directly or visit the blog post on my website (link in the bio) . . . . . #sookecarshow2019 #sookecarshow #carshow #victoriavolkswagenclub #sookeflats #shoplocalbuylocal #sooke #yyj #victoriaBCmodels #victoriaBCphotographer #pinup #pinupmodel #pinupmagazine #pinupshoot #carshow #hotrods #vintage #vintagestyle #pinupgal #vegas #highheels #50spinupgirl #pinuphair #hotrod

Come check us out at Oakland's sunset market until 8:30pm tonight. We will be here next week as well ( July 24). Bring your growler. #raw #honey #Kombucha  #jun #yyj

2019-07-18 02:21   19 0

 

Come check us out at Oakland's sunset market until 8:30pm tonight. We will be here next week as well ( July 24). Bring your growler. #raw #honey #Kombucha #jun #yyj

Your dogs are not the problem..🤷🏼‍♀️
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It may not be easy to hear, but the truth often isn’t. 
The truth is that we are either unwilling, or unable to provide the leadership and structure our dogs require to thrive in our busy urban lives. 
Which one are you? 
If you are unwilling, ask yourself why?
If you are unable, what is getting in your way? 🤔
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Balanced training is changing my life, and enabling my rescue dogs, both fearful and with disabilities, to lead a confident and capable life! 
If you’re struggling, frustrated, or worried about your dogs behaviour, be open minded about the changes you need to make! And always feel free to send me a DM for questions and help.. 🤗🐾
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 #balancedtraining #dogtraining #dog #dogbehaviour #dogtrainer #prongcollar #ecollar #minieducator #rescuedog #muttsofinstagram #dogs #dogsofvictoria #dogsofinstagram #photography #adopt #lead #love #yyj #rescue #work #train #wednesday #humpday

2019-07-18 02:13   16 2

 

Your dogs are not the problem..🤷🏼‍♀️ • • • It may not be easy to hear, but the truth often isn’t. The truth is that we are either unwilling, or unable to provide the leadership and structure our dogs require to thrive in our busy urban lives. Which one are you If you are unwilling, ask yourself why If you are unable, what is getting in your way 🤔 • • • Balanced training is changing my life, and enabling my rescue dogs, both fearful and with disabilities, to lead a confident and capable life! If you’re struggling, frustrated, or worried about your dogs behaviour, be open minded about the changes you need to make! And always feel free to send me a DM for questions and help.. 🤗🐾 • • • • #balancedtraining #dogtraining #dog #dogbehaviour #dogtrainer #prongcollar #ecollar #minieducator #rescuedog #muttsofinstagram #dogs #dogsofvictoria #dogsofinstagram #photography #adopt #lead #love #yyj #rescue #work #train #wednesday #humpday

I’ll be vending at this market on July 28th! Come say hi 🌷@outliersassembly

2019-07-18 02:12   6 1

 

I’ll be vending at this market on July 28th! Come say hi 🌷@outliersassembly

Sometimes your tech room is well designed with mixers, amps and more. Sometimes it's a 4x4 storage shed. I'm grateful for it all! 
I can work in most any condition; whether it is a company retreat to the mountains, a banquet room in a hotel, or private room in a restaurant, I've been there and make the laughs rock anywhere!

2019-07-18 02:11   3 1

 

Sometimes your tech room is well designed with mixers, amps and more. Sometimes it's a 4x4 storage shed. I'm grateful for it all! I can work in most any condition; whether it is a company retreat to the mountains, a banquet room in a hotel, or private room in a restaurant, I've been there and make the laughs rock anywhere!

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Went off plan today to go chasing a pump. Absolutely nothing wrong with doing this from time to time. At the end of the day I workout because I love it so why not throw a cheeky shoulders and arms day in every now and then. ⁣
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Save this and try it the next time you want to feel a crazy pump 💪🏻⁣
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•Spider-Man Curls 3x15⁣
• Rack Preacher Curls 3x15⁣
• Alt Hammer Curls w/iso hold 3x15⁣
• Incline EZ Bar Skull Crushers 3x15⁣
• Diamond Grip Push Ups 3x15⁣
• Overhead Tricep Ext 3x15 ⁣
• Face Pulls 3x15⁣
• Leaning Lateral Raise 3x15⁣
• Barbell Front Raise ⁣
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I’m taking on Online and PT clients. DM now if you are interested! ⁣
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 #SamBarberTraining #BodiesByBarber

2019-07-18 02:11   114 4

 

#WorkoutWednesday⁣ ⁣ Went off plan today to go chasing a pump. Absolutely nothing wrong with doing this from time to time. At the end of the day I workout because I love it so why not throw a cheeky shoulders and arms day in every now and then. ⁣ ⁣ Save this and try it the next time you want to feel a crazy pump 💪🏻⁣ ⁣ •Spider-Man Curls 3x15⁣ • Rack Preacher Curls 3x15⁣ • Alt Hammer Curls w/iso hold 3x15⁣ • Incline EZ Bar Skull Crushers 3x15⁣ • Diamond Grip Push Ups 3x15⁣ • Overhead Tricep Ext 3x15 ⁣ • Face Pulls 3x15⁣ • Leaning Lateral Raise 3x15⁣ • Barbell Front Raise ⁣ ⁣ I’m taking on Online and PT clients. DM now if you are interested! ⁣ ⁣ #SamBarberTraining #BodiesByBarber

Bring on the heat this #WingWednesday! Delivered to you from your favourite local restaurants in YYJ. 🌶️ • • •
ORDER NOW: dineinvictoria.com // 250-361-3463.

2019-07-18 02:10   9 1

 

Bring on the heat this #WingWednesday! Delivered to you from your favourite local restaurants in YYJ. 🌶️ • • • ORDER NOW: dineinvictoria.com // 250-361-3463.

Have you seen this beautiful Bamboo dress yet? What about that gorgeous necklace by @jmjanamade ?! We are in love 😍

2019-07-18 02:09   15 2

 

Have you seen this beautiful Bamboo dress yet What about that gorgeous necklace by @jmjanamade ! We are in love 😍

New Arbonne catalogues are here! Give me a shout if you would like one mailed to you! 😀🌳

2019-07-18 02:03   13 1

 

New Arbonne catalogues are here! Give me a shout if you would like one mailed to you! 😀🌳

We’re so happy/excited/proud to announce our first charity, the @canadianwomensfoundation ✨ They are a foundation that provides thousands of cities across Canada with programs to help women get out of violence and poverty as well as help young girls build self esteem and get into leadership roles. Check out our story for more details! 🍋

2019-07-18 01:59   17 3

 

We’re so happy/excited/proud to announce our first charity, the @canadianwomensfoundation ✨ They are a foundation that provides thousands of cities across Canada with programs to help women get out of violence and poverty as well as help young girls build self esteem and get into leadership roles. Check out our story for more details! 🍋

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