Vinyl Envy

Exclaim! - - MY CITY -

DAL­LAS ROAD BEACH (100 COOK ST.)

On the foot of Bea­con Hill Park is a rocky beach where dogs en­thu­si­as­ti­cally play in the ocean. On a clear day, you have a gor­geous view of the Ge­or­gia Strait and the Olympic Moun­tains. On a grey and stormy day you can watch the waves pound against the rocky beach. One of my favourite sum­mer spots to bring some pals, a blan­ket and a very large but incog­nito bot­tle of cider.

MOSS ST.

Char­ac­ter Crafts­man-style houses are framed by white and pink cherry blos­som trees that lead all the way down to the ocean. A cou­ple of houses have big Sitka spruces that are prob­a­bly close to 400 years old. Ev­ery Satur­day, the street is oc­cu­pied by lo­cal or­ganic farm­ers sell­ing their fresh pro­duce. If you ever need to day­dream about not be­ing a broke mu­si­cian, look no fur­ther.

(1717 QUADRA ST.)

I have a small record col­lec­tion that has been slowly in­creas­ing thanks to my favourite vinyl stop in Vic­to­ria. Vinyl Envy is one of our new­est record shops, and they have quickly be­come a sanc­tu­ary for the com­mu­nity to en­joy all-ages shows that range from punk rock to jazz.

COLD COM­FORT (1115 N. PARK ST.)

Ice cream is my favourite thing in the world. Cold Com­fort takes that love to the next level. Ev­ery pint and ice cream sand­wich is hand­crafted with love and or­ganic in­gre­di­ents. Favourites in­clude the Phillips root beer flavour and, of course, the peach bour­bon ice cream sam­mies.

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