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Lifestyle

May 18, 2017
This private island is a playground for the rich–and Hawaii's best-kept secret
Amanda Ross

There’s perhaps no bigger status buy than the private island. Thanks to Justin Trudeau’s Christmas vacation, we now all know about the Aga Khan’s Bahamian getaway, and Richard Branson has long used his Necker Island as an advertisement for the...

May 16, 2017
Couldn't get tickets to that U2 concert? Blame the scalper bots
Melissa Edwards

470 per cent—That’s the premium ticket-seekers were facing on resale sites in January, only minutes after U2 seats went on sale for the May 12 concert at Vancouver’s BC Place. The rise of ticket-buying software—known as scalper bots—has been increasingly...

Apr 21, 2017
Taking Care of Business at the 2017 Pacific Links Championship

When the PGA Tour Champions announced it was bringing the Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship to Victoria, it represented a great opportunity for local businesses to benefit from the biggest golf event to hit Vancouver Island since the 2010 Telus World Skins Game.

Apr 19, 2017
Jacques Villeneuve helps drive racing club Area 27
Felicity Stone

Thirty years ago Jacques Villeneuve and Bill Drossos were teenagers training at the Spenard-David Racing School in Ontario. Villeneuve became a professional racecar driver like his father, Gilles, while Drossos returned to his native Penticton in 1992, but the two...

Mar 24, 2017
New and Improved: Lifestyle
Felicity Stone

Canada’s second Galibelle shoe store is set to arrive in Kelowna this spring. The Portugal-headquartered, Brazilian-made brand is known for its customizable women’s sandals with interchangeable straps. Galibelle Canada owners David and Lisa Broesky established the first boutique in their...

Feb 20, 2017
San Antonio's Pearl district shines in the heart of Texas
Marcie Good

At Cured, a much-lauded restaurant in the Pearl district of San Antonio (pictured above), the hostesses fill water jugs at stainless-steel sinks that brewery workers used for decades as hand-washing stations (pictured below). They’re among many artifacts preserved and given...

Feb 16, 2017
Watercooler: What the Airbnb controversy tells us about people young and older
Steve Burgess

Airbnb—does it contribute to the economic well-being of society? Or does it make our cities less livable? A recent Mustel Group poll of Vancouver citizens commissioned by BCBusiness offers one perspective. Does Adam Smith offer another? Smith—perhaps you’ve heard of him—suggested...

Feb 14, 2017
New and Improved: The latest developments in the world of lifestyle this month
Felicity Stone

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...

Jan 26, 2017
4 food delivery services that know what's good for you
Lucy Hyslop

An offshoot of SPUD—the Vancouver-headquartered Sustainable Produce Urban Delivery company that works with a raft of local farmers—Be Fresh has four cafés and markets throughout the city as well as delivering workplace wellness plans to companies. With its non-GMO housemade...

Jan 24, 2017
Get ready to pay for all the things that used to be free
Steve Burgess

With great leg room comes great responsibility. Those lucky passengers who are seated in the spacious exit rows of an aircraft are instructed by flight attendants on what to do in case of an emergency: pulling down the handle, tossing...

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