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Lifestyle

Dec 11, 2017
New and Improved: The latest developments in the world of lifestyle, from shoes to eggs (and more!)
Felicity Stone

Clothing/ Native Shoes, the Vancouver “beast-free” shoe company started in 2009, is opening its first-ever retail location, at 14 Water Street in Gastown. In addition to Native’s core footwear, the shop will sell recent additions like the water-resistant Treklite boot collection...

Dec 11, 2017
6 Must-try Wines from the Bounty of Valpolicella, Italy
Josh Murray

BCBusiness + Consorzio Tutela Vini Valpolicella Italy is a country ruled by adjectives: jovial, welcoming and, most certainly, delicious. Its food and wine culture has long provided culinary aficionados with everything from risottos and ravioli to prosciutto and Parmesan: a dining...

Dec 1, 2017
The Ultimate 2017 Gift Guide for Everyone on Your List

Handmade in Vancouver using locally sourced materials, these "Gin" and "Tonic" cushions add sparkle to any sofa. Treat her to a stylish reminder of her favourite cocktail with these lovely linen accessories. $119 each at Pillow Fight Factory Give a gift...

Nov 29, 2017
Chengdu aims to become China’s Silicon Valley
Janet Gyenes

It’s early morning at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding on Futou Mountain, part of the rare bears’ ancestral homeland. A small group of us are huddled against a wooden fence. We’re hoping to glimpse some of the...

Nov 24, 2017
Hopscotch Festival's Grand Tasting Hall launches tonight
By the Editors

The Hopscotch Festival Vancouver launched in 1995 as a single-day event dedicated to whisky and beer with about 36 vendors. Now it sprawls over an entire week, with more than 130 merchants peddling some 400 varieties of spirits, cider, wine and cocktails at the...

Nov 23, 2017
Office Space: Working Well
Felicity Stone

“There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.” That message is inscribed at the base of the staircase in the Vancouver office of CBRE Group Inc., a global real estate services firm headquartered in Los Angeles.

Nov 14, 2017
With aid from NHL legends, Hockey Helps the Homeless tournament aims for a new fundraising record
By the Editors

Hockey Helps the Homeless Vancouver is back for its ninth annual charity tournament. Presented by Freedom 55 Financial, the contest takes place on Friday, November 24, at UBC’s Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre. In separate men’s and women’s tourneys, players from all over the Lower Mainland will lace up with National...

Nov 9, 2017
Numerology: Artisanal markets in B.C. kick off the gift-buying season
Melissa Edwards

As the gift-buying season approaches, that’s about how many craft markets will set up across the province to help local potters, carvers, glass blowers, jewelry makers and other artisans get their wares into holiday shoppers’ hands. Indie fairs are growing...

Nov 1, 2017
New and Improved: The latest developments in the world of lifestyle, from hotels to eyewear (and more!)
Felicity Stone

SEE/ Founded by Vancouver optometrist Harbir Sian, online retailer Kingsley Eyewear sells a range of eyeglasses with handmade Italian acetate frames. For every pair purchased, a person in need receives a full eye exam and a pair of glasses through Optometry Giving...

Oct 11, 2017
Whisky Wisemen Society serves good spirits in support of worthy causes
Nick Rockel

Boy, yuppies have changed. On an August evening at Shebeen Whisk(e)y House in Vancouver’s Gastown, the local chapter of the Whisky Wisemen Society is holding its monthly Third Thursday event. Among the lively crowd gathered round the bar are a...

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