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Your West Coast Culture. A magazine about the people and places that make the Saanich Peninsula the little piece of paradise we call home.

Posted On December 28, 2019By seasideIn Regulars

First Word with Sue Hodgson

We’re not just about to enter a new year, we’re headed into a whole new decade. The sound of 2020 feels a little surreal to me for some reason. I’ve just returned from a beautiful trip to my other favourite island, Hawaii. This trip not only gave me time to de-stress and relax, it suddenly and unexpectedly made me pause and think: “What do I want to do when I grow up?” At the same time I think to myself: What do you mean; I’m having the time of myRead More

Posted On December 28, 2019By seasideIn Regulars, Top Stories

Trendspotting – Take Good Care

Self-care and becoming your best self are on-trend in the new year. Seaside’s Trendspotter Lara Gladych has found some tools to help you slow down, spend time with loved ones, improve your sleep, eat well and nourish your body, inside and out. Organica Mylk Lattés $20.99. Sidney Natural Foods 250.656.4634 Daniadown Royal European White Goose Down Firm Standard Pillow $199. Sweet Dreams Boutique 250.656.0510 Kuraidori Precision Cooker $129.97. Home Hardware Sidney 250.656.2712 Journal $17.50. Papyrus Cards and Gifts 250.656.1358 Eminence Pure Forest Collection $62 – $84. Haven Spa & SalonRead More
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Posted On December 28, 2019By seasideIn Top Stories

Keeping Yourself Safe from Fraudsters

by Cst. Meighan Massey, Sidney North Saanich RCMP – Frauds can originate from many different areas of your life, from the stranger knocking on the door to offer cheap trades work; a grandchild borrowing your debit card; a caller offering a fabulous deal that’s too good to share with anyone else; or a few new charges on your credit card that you did not incur. Here in our community we have a large demographic from what is considered the “greatest generation:” people who remember when your word was your bondRead More
by Shai Thompson, House of Lily Koi – There was a time when age-related fashion dictated the choices we made in our wardrobe. What I now call our original influencers – mothers, grandmothers and teachers – all took a turn drilling into our heads their traditional way of what is “age-appropriate” dressing. No disrespect, but I am about to de-funk that way of thinking. Here is the deal … all day long I hear women saying what they can’t wear. My question is always “why do you feel that way?”Read More
Seaside Magazine Starfish

Posted On December 28, 2019By seasideIn Regulars

New & Noteworthy

by Paula Kully – News, changes, updates, launches? Email FOR THE FITNESS FREAKS Time to just do it!There is now no excuse for not joining a gym. Anytime Fitness has recently opened in the former 7-Eleven and is literally open “anytime”. The new 24-hour studio is in a convenient location on the corner of Beacon Avenue and Resthaven Drive. What’s a dojo?Hastings Martial Arts is opening a new dojo (martial arts school) on Mills Road. Owner Cory Hastings has been a member of Puckett’s Noble House of Karate sinceRead More