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What’s Happening: December 9-16

Cancel on the awkward work Christmas party, you’ve got smutty storytelling, a drag holiday showdown and a couple of delicious-sounding dinners you won’t want to miss.

By Breakwater Mag

This self-serve bakery cottage in the Comox Valley is worth a road trip

I’ve come for the pies. More specifically, the coconut cream pies at Just Like Mom’s—an unassuming yet delightful self-serve bakery stand between Fanny Bay and Union Bay along Highway 19A.

By Julia Crawford

Island Diaries: Misty Lawson of Atleo Air

I don’t take where we live for granted... Sometimes I’ll paddleboard across the channel to work when the weather is calm and think about how this is what’s normal for me. How this is what some people spend their year working to be able to do on their two weeks of vacation.

By Breakwater Mag

Just Like Baba's—Taking in the Friday Night Supper at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre

Writer and photographer Rachel Rilkoff takes in one of Victoria's hottest nights of dining: the once-a-month Friday night Ukrainian Supper.

By Breakwater Mag

Marta Cafe and Pantry is a Little Bit of Paris in Victoria

Marta Cafe and Pantry is a French-inspired, country-style restaurant that's doing breakfast right. Our look at this newly-opened Victoria spot.

By Julia Dilworth

Affordable A-Frame Cabins in Tofino

Storm season in Tofino is almost here and what better place to take it in than these A-frame cabins perched right on the inlet?

By Julia Dilworth

 

Island Diaries: Designer Kyla Bidgood of Bidgood and Co

The recession hit in 2008 and I was laid off. It was shocking, but it was kind of a sign. Like—okay, now I’ve got nothing to lose, so I may as well see what I can do on my own. It was probably the most challenging time to start a business.

By Breakwater Mag

The Breakwater Guide to Good Beer in Victoria

In need of a guide to craft breweries in Victoria? Look no further. Here's the Breakwater guide to craft breweries in the city.

By Rob Mangelsdorf

Just Opened(ish): Land and Sea Brewing in Comox

Land & Sea Brewing, Comox’s first craft brewery, opened its doors late last year, and judging by the enthusiastic response, it was long overdue.

By Rob Mangelsdorf

The Breakwater Guide to Good Beer: Mid-Island

We've got you covered on where to find good beer from Nanaimo to Campbell River.

By Rob Mangelsdorf

On Pasta Pop-Ups (And the Kind of Dessert an Angel Would Eat)

In Victoria, Pasta di Hugo's pop-up pasta dinners hearken back to old-world Italian trattoria meals.

By Julia Serena Ready

On Hangover Poutine and the kind of Greasy Spoon that Never Judges

In Stands and Shacks, we document our affinity for the most unassuming places to eat on Vancouver Island. First up: Esquimalt's glorious La Belle Patate.

By Julia Crawford