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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.

  Seaside talks with Karen Morgan, Executive Director, Saanich Peninsula Hospital, about what’s In Fashion … In your closet? Sympli skirts, Jacob Ribkoff jackets and anything Eileen Fisher. Though comfortable, these brands get me compliments every wearing. In your makeup bag? Pixi lip and cheek colour and Clinique chubby eye shadow pencil. In your bathroom cabinet? Epsom salts and bath bombs for a spa experience! On your bedside table? “The Age of Voter Rage” by pollster Nik Nanos. I’m a political junkie. On your playlist? Michael Kaeshammer’s live albums. AndRead More

Posted On June 29, 2018By seasideIn Regulars

In Fashion – Your BEST Summertime Skin!

by Shannon Hall, AnamCara Spa + Beauty Bar –  Summer! This is definitely NOT the season to slack off on your skincare routines! The sun’s rays are more harmful during this time and we are at a higher risk of sun damage when we are spending more time outdoors and exposing more skin. Here is the skinny on your best summer skin! Exfoliate. Exfoliating the face once a week during warmer months will provide clearer, smoother skin! For the body, dry brushing or exfoliating mitts work well to keep skinRead More
by Rupert Downing, Vancouver Island Community Investment Cooperative –  Impact investing is a fast-growing vehicle for getting a financial return while also creating positive benefits for people, the planet and communities. By 2015 the sector grew to $9.2 billion in Canada. After working in Community Economic Development in many places for 40 years, I wanted to know how we could add “invest local” to “buy local” to build our Vancouver Island communities. We did the research and modeled how funds could be managed in the B.C. context. Then we testedRead More
by Jesse Holth –  Victoria Hand Project (VHP) is a not-for-profit organization focused on providing low-cost, upper-limb prosthetics. In many parts of the world, a lack of local resources – as well as the prohibitive cost – can prevent people from accessing the prosthetic devices they need. VHP has created a device through 3D printing which allows the cost to be significantly reduced. Including the necessary materials, the clinician fee for fitting the device, and the technician fee for assembling the device, VHP can provide a prosthetic limb for onlyRead More
by Jordan Caldwell, Training by Tara Brunet –  Finally, summer has arrived in Sidney. Warm mornings, sun shining during walks down by the breakwater, and cool summer winds that breeze through late-night patio conversations. Everything about summer has that great positive vibe to it. Colours are brighter, and oddly enough water even tastes colder and more refreshing! July is right in the peak of patio season. Family and friends gather outside to play or suntan on the lawn. You could close your eyes and imagine you’re on a beach inRead More