New and Improved: The latest developments in the world of lifestyle this month

The latest developments in the world of lifestyle—from bikes to booze (and more!)

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.