New and Improved: The latest developments in the world of lifestyle, from restaurants to retail (and more!)

Our latest lifestyle choices

Shop/ Residents of Kamloops, Kelowna, Prince George and Vernon can now order groceries from Save-On-Foods online and choose where and when to pick them up. Personal shoppers assemble the order and load the groceries into the customer’s car at designated online shopping pickup parking stalls.

Experience/ Vancouver has two more experiential retail spaces. Toronto-based Roots Ltd.‘s 3,900-square-foot Roots Cabin concept store in CF Pacific Centre is one of just three in the world. In Yaletown, Mason Wu and Muyun Li, owners of Kokko Luxury Boutique in Richmond, are combining avant-garde fashion, books and home accessories with a wellbeing bar and photo studio in their 22,000-square-foot Leisure Center.

Sparkle/ Van Cleef & Arpels has opened its first stand-alone boutique in Vancouver. The 4,000-square-foot Alberni Street location is the high-end French brand’s second largest in the Americas, after the Maison in New York City.

Dine/ Sammy Piccolo, the owner of Prado Cafe, recently launched Spade Coffee + Spirits + Treats + Small Plates, a 40-seat licensed eatery in Vancouver’s Commercial Drive neighbourhood that is a community coffee house by day and an Italian restaurant by night.

Eat/ Early this spring, Vancouver’s Hawksworth Group will add a second Bel Café location, in its new test kitchen and catering commissary, Chef’s Kitchen on West Third Avenue in Kitsilano.