Lifestyle

Sep 7, 2022
Sisters in Psychedelics is looking to establish Vancouver as the 'psychedelic capital of Canada'
Rushmila Rahman

Bea Chan and Dana Harvey hosted a psychedelic potluck last November, just a year after meeting each other. Sure, that definitely sounds like they took some shrooms and tripped out together, but that wasn't at all the case. The two women...

Aug 18, 2022
Zyre weed vapes are all about high maintenance for modern consumers
Rushmila Rahman

Our parents are usually among the first people to know when we land a new job. But when Vancouverite Audrey Wong left her executive position at the BC Liquor Distribution Branch (BCLDB) to serve as multinational company Aurora Cannabis’s vice president...

Aug 11, 2022
The 8-year-old behind Lily Lou's Aromas is launching a new line of luxury candles
Rushmila Rahman

For most children under the age of 12, the entrepreneurial spirit begins and ends at the lemonade stand. That’s not the case for “minipreneur” Lily Harper. Eight-year-old Harper started a small candles and scents business from her Surrey home during the...

Jul 25, 2022
GREY GOOSE® Vodka Le Voyage is the Ultimate Way to Experience Yacht Life in the Summertime
Jessica Kirby

Bringing the sophistication and beauty of the French Riviera yachting lifestyle to Vancouver, GREY GOOSE Vodka is hosting an intimate experience in an unforgettable setting—aboard a private GREY GOOSE Vodka yacht for only five days this summer, August 3-7.

Jul 22, 2022
Go Figure: Pet-a-palooza is coming back to celebrate furry friends in B.C.
Melissa Edwards

The West Coast's largest pet festival is rolling up to Victoria (August 13+14) and Vancouver (August 28) this summer.

Jul 11, 2022
Inventory: 5 hot swimwear companies based in B.C.
Alyssa Hirose

Natasha Ashby founded Izumi Studio in August 2020, after the pandemic prompted her to pick up a new hobby—sewing. She makes each piece in Vancouver using recycled nylon, aiming to combat the fast fashion industry with suits that are made...

Jul 11, 2022
Smash + Tess take onesies to the next level by partnering with Mountain Equipment Company
Rushmila Rahman

Any company that’s trying to make the “sheets to the streets” look a less messy affair has my attention. Smash + Tess, an “everywear” brand from Vancouver, is doing just that by leading what it calls a “romper revolution.” Co-founder and...

Jul 4, 2022
Signature Kitchen Suite
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Midland Appliance Since 1984, Midland Appliance has been making its mark in the Lower Mainland. This summer, the company will open a third showroom, located in Langley, which joins existing operations in Vancouver and Richmond. Although Midland has grown to employ more than 100 people, its service remains one-on-one, genuine...

Jun 17, 2022
John Fluevog and Zandra Rhodes don't care if it doesn't make cents
Nathan Caddell

“We met in a crowded train station in Zambia,” says John Fluevog wistfully when recalling how he first officially encountered British fashion designer Zandra Rhodes. The two had been familiar with each other for years, but that fateful meeting was...

Jun 16, 2022
Weekend Warrior: Salt Spring Coffee's Mickey McLeod spills the beans on his favourite camping spots in B.C.
Rushmila Rahman

Mickey McLeod cared about nature long before “sustainability” became a buzzword. As a kid, McLeod camped with his family and his Cub Scout troop, but a move from New Westminster to rural Texada Island in 1966 turned the pastime into...

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