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I was so happy last week to see Brad Pasutti’s latest work displayed at Winchester Gallery in Oak Bay. Another great collection of paintings by one of my favourite Victoria painters and people.

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Brad Pasutti, The Intertwining, June 7–25, 2015, Winchester Gallery

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The Center of Gravity, Brad Pasutti 2016

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The Anatomy Lesson, 2016; Conan, 2015; The Width of Your Present, 2016.

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Pli selon pli, Brad Pasutti 2016

It is the wintery season and my thoughts turn to hot chocolate. For this year, I’m going to post about what’s new in Victoria and hopefully, I will find some new gems.

A delightful little coffee shop called Hide + Seek Coffee has recently opened in Oak Bay. I loved the atmosphere and the super-friendly staff. We enjoyed one of their versions of hot chocolate: organic camino coco and a bit of sugar with the milk of your choice. It was delicious and bitter-sweet.

I’ll be visiting again soon to try their London Fog and sample a baked treat or two. They have some nice looking gluten-free options.

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2207 Oak Bay Avenue, near Hampshire Road.

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Slight fail with the foam decoration on the right was handled with humour. Didn’t make any difference to the flavour! Plus I think it’s a perfectly rendered sea turtle.

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Fun staff making delicious drinks.

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I loved the mixture of beautifully upholstered Danish mid-century and contemporary furnishings.The atmosphere was very pleasing.

This park holds only a small portion of the creek, much of which is now covered by roadways.

This park holds only a small portion of Bowker Creek, much of which is now covered by roadways.

Stumbled on this pretty little park in Oak Bay a couple weeks ago, full of birds and blossoms. More info here, here and here.

Ducks enjoying the creek.

Ducks enjoying the creek.

Would be a great picnic spot, so quiet and peaceful!

Would be a great picnic spot, so quiet and peaceful!

I’m very excited that Eclectic Gallery, a lovely gallery on Oak Bay Avenue, is now carrying some of my necklaces and bracelets.

Eclectic Gallery, 2170 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria BC.

Eclectic Gallery, 2170 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria BC.

Some gift boxes and tags for the pieces at Eclectic.

Some gift boxes and tags for the pieces at Eclectic.

One of 11 necklaces now available at Eclectic. They have many jewellery artisans represented.

One of 11 necklaces now available at Eclectic. They have many jewellery artisans represented.

This is another piece I'm fond of; fun summery colours with cheeky brass bells.

This is another piece I’m fond of; fun summery colours with cheeky brass bells.

I was please they took this piece, one of my favourite recent designs.

I was please they took this piece, one of my favourite recent designs.

Another gorgeous spring weekend. Our friend Brad Pasutti was having an opening of his new work at Winchester Gallery in Oak Bay, so we hopped on the bus. Amazing paintings and a well-attended opening with red dots! After a while, it was time for coffee, but the delicious bakery (Ottavio) next door to the gallery was packed. So off we trundled into the depths of Oak Bay searching for sustenance. Luckily, not too far along, we found Demitasse Bakery Store on McNeill Avenue. Great little bakery-shop-deli-garden centre where we had a yummy snack. Then we wound our way through the side streets until we reached Beach Drive. Crossing into Fairfield we walked through the beautiful and peaceful Ross Bay Cemetery and then along the water, through the park and home. Wonderful delightful day!

Winchester Galleries Oak Bay location showing the work of Brad Pasutti until April 28; 2260 Oak Bay Avenue.

 

The Demitasse Bakery Store at 2164 McNeill Avenue, Oak Bay.

Plants to purchase at Demitasse.

Sweet little gate plaque in Oak Bay.

Hard to see in the pic, but the pink snow has begun. Delicate pink petals dance in the air and gather along the curbs. Another good wind will bring them all down.

Kite surfers and others enjoying the beach just west of Clover Point.

The camas are just beginning to bloom at Beacon Hill Park.

Rhododendron season! These are at Beacon Hill Park.