Real Life: Micro Loft Living in Victoria

3 Minute Read: Micro lofts, minimalist living, lifestyle design, better beauty, Victoria, BC.

See that fridge shot? It’s how I stocked my Airbnb fridge upon arriving back in Victoria, BC, this week.

Mostly green stuff, plus coconut milk, local raw cheese, olives and local butter (in the glass jar; brought from home). I also made tuna poke (so perfect!!).

So…I’m easing into another delicious self-retreat in Victoria. Unlike my February trip, however, this one is focused on networking and house hunting.

How I stock my Airbnb fridge

How I stock my Airbnb fridge

As I wrote last week, cabin life in Nelson is pretty sweet right now. In so many ways, that’s where I belong: surrounded by mountains, lake, sky, eagles. And yet, for now, I want a change.

The past two years have been really, really hard. And while I am fully aware that moving to Victoria won’t solve my life, it will offer a reset. I’ve moved countries and homes enough to know both of these are true.

So…I’m currently scouting out something completely different from what I have now. Specifically, I’m looking at brand-new, uber-minimalist micro condos in or within walking distance of downtown, Chinatown and Victoria’s bustling harbour.

I barely have any stuff, so size isn’t an issue…except for my cats – honestly, they’re probably by biggest concern + consideration when it comes to housing.

The other issue is noise. Will I be able to handle it? Not sure. And, for the most part, I don’t even care. Right now, I want new, clean, easy.

I don’t expect this coming move to be a forever one – not by a long stretch. In ways I’m not sure how to articulate, it’s part of a recovery process and a healing. A dismemberment before becoming whole again.

Then, when the time comes for a next move and next step, I will be starting from new footing.

Anyone else make a major lifestyle shift lately? Or considering one? Please share in the comments!

Habits + Beauty

Speaking of lifestyle shifts, don’t miss out on the FREE Habits to Thrive Summit next week. I’ll be speaking about vulnerability + body image, but there’s a diverse line-up covering eating, sleep, stress and more.

Everything’s recorded, so you can watch/listen on your own time…plus take part in a pop-up Facebook group. And there’s a bunch of prizes + free gifts!!

Also…Mother’s Day is coming, and I’m offering 15% “cash back” on Beautycounter purchases of $100+ through MONDAY, May 6.

Just make sure to shop my site and add the BETTER BEAUTY “social” at checkout. I’ll then send your 15% discount via PayPal.*

Not sure what to get? Feel free to reach out so I can help you choose the best match for your mom’s (or your!) skin. Alternatively, Flawless in Five is a fantastic no-brainer. It’s customizable and designed to help you create a 5-minute, everyday makeup routine using six easy pieces:

1. Lip gloss
2. Touchup Skin Concealer Pen
3. Satin Powder Blush
4. Brilliant Brow Gel
5. Volumizing Mascara
6. Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer

Get the details here and don’t forget to claim your cash back at checkout (Flawless in Five already qualifies you!!).

*If you’re shipping to Canada, you won’t be able to add this code, but don’t worry! If you use my link, I’ll see you’ve ordered and will still send your cash back!!

Meanwhile, this week’s…

Oh, hey. This is me, lately.

Oh, hey. This is me, lately.

Recipes + Links

Veggie, paleo, keto. Mmmmmm.

Totally not paleo. But cracked me up.

Personally, I adore my androgynous grey sweater + scarf capsule, but if you like more playfulness with your clothes, read this. Whatever your style, wear what feels like you: “When your basis for flattery is not in what makes you look ‘good’ or thin or ‘better,’ but in what suits your mood and body and deep-seated inclinations, the rules change. You become less like an accountant, searching for the right equation, and more like an artist, feeling your way toward expression.”

Short link-love list this week, I know! But heading out for hot yoga + home hunting! Would you ever live in a tiny house or micro loft? I’d love to hear in the comments! xo.

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