I'm Charlsea.
I live on Salt Spring Island — the biggest Gulf Island on the "Wet Coast" of British Columbia.

I guess it is special to live on an island, but to me, Salt Spring is simply home — the place where I feel safe, comfortable, and free as a red-winged blackbird. I love going on adventures, like kayaking to Carlos Island, or searching for sea otters and sea stars on Vancouver Island, or weekending in Whistler.

I am just as happy at home, gathering things from our organic garden to sell at the family farm stand at the end of our driveway, or taking care of The Empress, my mischievous little goat, and my sheep, Kam and Loops. One day I would like to be an architect, but for now I'm content to be building an eco-friendly tree-house.

Extensive research went into the creation of Charlsea. Visit The Making of Charlsea page to learn more about the process of developing our Maplelea Girl from the West Coast!