The latest developments in the world of lifestyle—from bikes to booze (and more!)
BOOZE/ Vancouver’s Odd Society Spirits micro-distillery released its first single malt whisky last December, followed by a second offering in March. The Batch #1 Single Malt Whisky was distilled from B.C.-grown malted barley and matured in oak barrels for three years.
BIKES/ A female-focused cycling boutique has rolled into Vancouver. Liv Vancouver, on West 4th Avenue, sells bicycles, clothing and accessories, and wants to become a hub where women riders can learn about bikes over coffee.
SKINCARE/ Victoria-based Jusu Bar has launched Jusu Body, a line of skincare products made with pulp left over from cold-pressing organic juices. The line includes body lotion, body scrub, lip balm and soap bars.
TRAVEL/ Travel Best Bets, the Burnaby-based travel agency founded in 1993, has a new Go Solo app for travellers looking for small-group tours with similar-aged people.
RENOVATION/ The City of Vancouver’s new Commercial Renovation Centre is a one-stop shop that helps entrepreneurs with regulations, permits and procedures ranging from licensing a small business to renovating a commercial tenant space.
BOOK/ Forty years after launching Canada Wide Media (publisher of BCBusiness), chairman and CEO Peter Legge has released his 20th book. The Power of Tenacity is a collection of anecdotes and tips illustrating what it takes to be successful in business and in life.