December 2016

In this issue

Dec 5, 2016
Tidal Shift: Vancouver Aquarium goes global
Marcie Good

How John Nightingale transformed the Vancouver Aquarium from one that does conservation into “a global conservation organization that has an aquarium." While it faces mounting criticism at home for keeping and displaying cetaceans following the unexplained deaths of two beluga whales in November, the aquarium has found an eager global market for its expertise

Dec 5, 2016
B.C.'s Best Cities for Work 2017: Enterprising spirits
Marcie Good

The lounge at Gillespie’s Fine Spirits in Squamish, where patrons stop in for tastings by day and cocktails by night, feels like the living room of your long-time best friend’s apartment. Fat leather couches line the deep-purple walls, and houseplants are slung from the ceilings in macramé hangers. A small window behind the bar at the back reveals the stainless-steel...

Dec 2, 2016
New and Improved: The latest developments in the world of lifestyle this month
Jenny Peng

Known among collectors for their quality craftsmanship and minimalist designs, German Nomos Glashütte watches (pictured above) have arrived at Roldorf & Co. in Vancouver’s Bentall Centre. Their manual-winding and automatic collection featuring 12 core models ranges from $2,000 to $5,000. Following the saying that “food is best when shared,” executive chef Jeff Park and director/sommelier Pat Allan, both formerly with Whistler’s...

Nov 28, 2016
Six prime private dining rooms in Vancouver
Amanda Ross

From heritage spaces to dynamite views to luxe lounges, trying to find the right room to accommodate an intimate meal, festive gathering or full-on office holiday bash often seems to need military strategic planning. We’ve scoured the city and chosen six excellent options (plus one coming down the pike) that, depending on the size of your party, capture just the right ingredients for merrymaking

Nov 25, 2016
What to put on your business agenda in December and January
Jenny Peng

Social Media Strategy Fundamentals Social media offers endless possibilities to scale a business and reach new audiences, but not all platforms are right for everyone. This one-day course at BrainStation aims to help you narrow down the right channels for your target audience through Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. The course will cover social media strategy development, goal setting, content...

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