A Winner!

Posted by & filed under At the Sea, Gabriola Living, Gulf Island Lifestyle, Weather.

National Geographic Traveler has named the Gulf Islands 7th in a list of the world’s 99 best coastal destinations – “Scattered across the Georgia Strait between Vancouver Island and mainland British Columbia, the Gulf Islands enjoy a surprisingly dry and balmy climate. Residents generally place a high importance on the quality of the environment and the… Read more »

Halloween Fun

Posted by & filed under Crafts, family life, Gabriola Island, Gabriola Living, Gulf Island Lifestyle, Holidays and Special Events, Kids, People, The Arts, West Coast Living.

We were so lucky today to have the chance to take the girls to a pottery class at Feedlot Studios here on Gabriola.  We were greeted by an extremely fun and warm Mariko and her husband Bryan in their large, bright studio space located at 800 Valli Place.  The girls started by getting in the Halloween… Read more »

Bumper Crop

Posted by & filed under Buy Local, Cooking, Food, Healthy Eating.

…and they just keep coming – tomatoes that is. Even though we had a very cool start to the year we seem to have an abundance of tomatoes. The beauty of buying bedding plants is that you can try so many different varieties. In the spring we went to the Wild Rose nursery located on… Read more »

Tour Studio 9

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It is day two of the 14th Annual Thanksgiving Studio Tour and the island is hopping. This event has been advertised far and wide and the attendance by islanders and vistors alike is phenominal! They are browsing and buying original creations of jewelry, clothing, paintings, photograpy, sculpture, leather bags, woodwork, pottery, glass work and more. Gabriola should… Read more »