Recent Posts

Cherry Point Estate Winery - Farm & Winery

Cherry Point Estate Winery – Savour Cowichan

This past weekend marked the beginning of the Savour Cowichan Festival in Vancouver Island’s beautiful Cowichan Valley. With 40 artisan food and beverage producers participating it will be an incredible 10 days of  tastings and special events in the Cowichan Valley. The event runs from September 26 to October 5, 2014. This ...

Read More »
Kiteboarding at Nitinat Lake

Kiteboarding at Nitinat Lake on Vancouver Island

Nitinat Lake is considered to be the jewel of Vancouver Island for kiteboarding. It is an ideal place for both novice and expert kiteboarders to practice their skills. Nitinat Lake is a tidal, saltwater fjord, 23 km long and 1.2 km wide. The southern end of the lake lies in Pacific ...

Read More »
Make your dream lifestyle business a reality today!

3 Reasons You MUST Build a Lifestyle Business

What exactly IS a lifestyle business? And, more importantly, why do you need one?  The basic premise of a lifestyle business is that the entire purpose of the business is to enable the lifestyle of your choice. In other words, you decide what your ideal lifestyle looks like, then work ...

Read More »


AugustGrams – My favourite Instagram posts from August 2014. Follow my Instagram account for more fun pics. Loading My favourite colour is sunset. This one was last night on Cpwichan Lake. #sunset #cowichan #lakecowichan #youbou #littleshaw #camping View on Instagram Loading Loving island living! The view from the pub in ...

Read More »
Cobble Hill Fair 2014

A Photowalk at the Cobble Hill Fair

The Cobble Hill Fair celebrated its 105th year this summer and the 4-H Club celebrated its 100th year in BC. “The fair showcases everything about the Cowichan Valley that is good and its emphasis on agriculture is really a reflection of the founding of South Cowichan area,” said Cobble Hill Area Director ...

Read More »
The Cobble Hill Fair

Celebrating 105 Years of the Cobble Hill Fair

This Saturday August 23rd, the Cobble Hill Fair will be celebrating its 105th year. Visit the Cobble Hill Fair from 7am to 5pm for an old fashioned country fair celebrating South Cowichan’s agricultural roots and rural lifestyle. You’ll enjoy seeing livestock and poultry, domestic science entries, flowers and fruit, crafts, needlework, horse show, vintage machinery, stage ...

Read More »

JulyGrams 2014

JulyGrams – My favourite Instagram posts from July 2014. Follow my Instagram account for more fun pics. Loading #SundayFunday! #Mojito #SummerFun #Shawnigan View on Instagram Loading Happening now. 🙂 Saturday afternoon at Shawnigan Lake. Life is good. #shawnigan #vancouverisland #lake #summer #explorebc #lovingislandliving View on Instagram Loading It’s finally blueberry season! Mmm!! #Yay! ...

Read More »
Welcome to Merridale Cidery

9 Reasons to Visit Merridale Cidery on Vancouver Island

There are countless reasons to visit Merridale Cidery. I’ve listed 9 of them here, all of which place it near the top if my list of local Cowichan Valley tours. Merridale Cidery is located on the southeast coast of Vancouver Island between Victoria and Nanaimo. Follow the Wine Route signs from the main ...

Read More »
Photography: Rule of Thirds

Photography: 10 Composition and Creativity Tips

I’ve shared a whole schwack of photo tips over the past several weeks: Camera Setup and Shoot Planning Exposure and Camera Settings Focusing and Sharpness Lighting and Colour Now that we’ve covered the technical aspects, we will be getting into the fun part with some composition and creativity tips. In photography, ...

Read More »
Ventures in Wine Country Logo

Ventures in Wine Country – TV for Wine Lovers

I’m a wine lover, this is no secret. Just this past weekend I visited four Cowichan Valley wineries, but I’ll tell you more about that later. Right now I want to tell you about a vine-to-glass television series set in our very own back yard that could be coming to a screen ...

Read More »