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Downtown Blog: June 2013

Serendipity: the story of the Venus Sophia

The Venus Sophia Tea Room and Vegetarian Eatery is an aptly named establishment for its current owners, Sallie and Alain El Alaily. The story of how they met and came to own a tea room in downtown Victoria is represented by the symbolic meaning of the eatery’s name – love, beauty and wisdom.


HtO offers Victorians an endless summer

Seventeen years ago, HtO moved into downtown Victoria where it has become known as the “endless summer” store, sought out for its locally shaped surf boards and candy-coloured collection of bikinis.

Your Sunday best… With a hint of danger

Summer is almost here and Victory Barber & Brand is where men are going in Victoria for a little spring cleaning and some masculine pampering. Victory’s traditional straight shave will have you looking your best for the season ahead, with the added experience of having a cut-throat razor dragged along your jawline.

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