Hey everyone! I’m Aspen, and I’ve recently returned home after a fun, weekend vacation in Victoria, BC!
As some of you may know, I’m from Seattle, WA. Alongside the waterfront, there are multiple ports where a boat known as the Victoria Clipper takes passengers back and forth between Seattle and Victoria, BC. The 2 3/4 hour long boat trip exits Seattle through a maze of islands, eventually embarking upon the outer harbour of Victoria.
Besides shopping on Government Street and alongside the inner harbour, my mother and I had also visited multiple tourist points whilst in Victoria, including the Royal BC Museum, The Butchart Gardens, and a famous hotel, The Fairmont Empress.
Without further ado, here is what I’d picked up last time I was in Victoria!
1. Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation in Soft Beige, I had paid $12.99
I’ve been on the lookout for this product ever since Tanya Burr had shown it in one of her videos. After scouring all of my local drugstores for this foundation, I’d eventually given up because I had thought Rimmel had discontinued this cover-up. Once I had left the touristy shopping streets of Victoria, I had found a Canadian drugstore, discovering this gem inside! Until a few days ago, I had thought that this product was only sold in the UK, so you could imagine how elated I was to finally find this particular foundation. The light & airy texture and buildable coverage, plus the pump, makes it the drugstore foundation of my dreams.
Hands down, Victoria has the best book stores. First off, last Friday, a local bookstore owner, Jim Munro, had retired from his position as owner. There were local tv stations covering the event, and more hustle and bustle than I’ve ever seen. Another bookstore a few streets down, called Chapters, was AMAZING. The landing was filled with local artistic creations, with a toy store on the bottom, and amazing sales on books, located on the top floor. It was here that I had found these next two amazing books, for two dollars apiece.
Before my mom and I had moved out of our old apartment, we had to get rid of several books, such as this one. Whilst shopping in the sale section of Chapters, I had fallen in love with the cover of this book, and grew more into the book after reading what it was about. Basically, during the Salem witch trials in the 1800’s, there was a girl who could read through a family history via the patterns on a piece of lace. This of course unfolds into a mystery, as it always seems to do. Lace is my favorite material, so I thought this book might be alright:)
Both my parents and older brother have always enjoyed cooking, and I’ve always enjoyed eating hehe. At the same bookstore, I had found this little gem tucked between Les Miserables and Anne Frank on the sales shelf. In comparison to other cookbooks, this one actually seems to be meant for younger people, perhaps 15 through young twenties in age. Besides having just recipes, Callum Hann also includes useful tips such as which flavors pair nicely together and how to write out your own recipes, separating itself from its other cookbook cousins.
At a local mall collectively known as The Bay, there was a small, local, artsy shop known as “Urban Art”. It was here that I had found a large variety of prints that featured famous pieces of art, such as ‘Under the Eiffel Tower’ by Cyndi Shick and my mother’s personal favorite, ‘The Lady of Shalott’ by John William Waterhouse. Along these shelves I’d found some cards with famous pictures on them, and decided to pick some up for a Canadian dollar apiece. I think they’ll make a lovely mix for my room decor!
P.S, I couldn’t find some of the original paintings online, so I put in some similar-looking art!
Here are the four cards that I’ve picked up!
1. Under the Eiffel Tower by Cyndi Shick
2. Tranquil Thoughts by Elizabeth Horning
3. Napoleon by Will Rafuse
4. Rambling Rose by Michael Shannon
I don’t have a picture of this next item, but I had bought it at Urban Planet (kind of like a Canadian forever 21), for about eight dollars. It is an infinity scarf, half a red tartan print and the other half being black and white polka dots. I like to wear it hung once around my neck, so that it hangs low, nearly touching the tops of my trousers.
I don’t have a link for this item and I have a s*** camera, so I apologize for not having a visual for this amazing scarf.
I’m currently considering whether or not to begin my own youtube channel, a place where I could more easily explain tutorials and show hauls and the like:) It’s scary knowing that a video can be seen by literally anyone in the world, but I think that’s also part of the appeal to it.
Let me know if you would subscribe to my channel? xoxo
As always, have a beautiful night,
Disclaimer: I do not own the pictures or music used in this post, and all rights go to their rightful owners. I am not affiliated with any of the brands, companies, artists or bands, mentioned in this post, nor is this post sponsored.