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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.

by Lara Gladych –  Seaside Magazine wants to live up to our slogan of being “the voice of the Saanich Peninsula,” so, in every issue, we’ll be asking people to answer a question. We’re looking for responses from all ages and across the diverse neighbourhoods that form our community. I did a little bit of reading online as to why we so often get sick with the dreaded winter cold after the holiday season. To no one’s surprise, it’s largely related to depleted immune systems. The stress (be it good orRead More

Posted On December 31, 2018By seasideIn Regulars

Globehopping – Machu Picchu: Andean Wonder

by Carolyn O’Meara, Vision Travel Solutions –  Machu Picchu is one of those iconic places that you have to visit to truly appreciate. A series of plazas, terraces and stone structures – history come to life. The images we have all seen on the pages of glossy magazines do not do this ancient Inca wonder justice. This 15th-century citadel sits high in the Andean Mountains of Peru. Shrouded in cloud forest, it is one of the finest unspoiled examples of Inca architecture. We can thank Hiram Bingham for revealing MachuRead More
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by Debra Lewis –  Now that the holidays are behind us, thoughts turn to spring. Warmer weather may seem far away, but spring fashions begin to break ground in January and you will find some harbingers amidst the sale racks.  The Spring Summer 2019 runways featured new looks and familiar favourites in brights and neutrals. Athleisure remains current but for the spring took a turn towards California-inspired beach wear. In a trend bridging safari and utility there were jumpsuits, belted trousers and jackets in many shades of khaki. Tie-dye wasRead More
by Deborah Rogers –  The prospect of my Day Out this month gave me shaky hands! Another “outside my comfort zone” activity – something I’d like to be good at, but haven’t dared to try before. Readers who grew up in Canada will almost certainly have skated at some point in their lives, but I grew up in rural south-west England. It was not cold enough for frozen ponds, and the nearest ice rink was an hour’s drive away. I remember watching Torvil and Dean win gold in the 1984Read More
  story by Janice Henshaw | photos by Matthew James Photo – “This house is a masterpiece, built with integrity and attention to every detail. It’s a labour of love with no expense spared and will be a dream to come home to at the end of each and every day,” says homeowner Miriam as the electrician works nearby to put the finishing touches on the last of the home’s beautiful light fixtures. The impressive 5,400 plus square foot two-storey home on Bayside Road in North Saanich was finished inRead More