Sep 13, 2021
Inventory: B.C.-designed clothing, toys and other goodies for babies and kids
Alyssa Hirose

Snooze Fest Coming from a luxury design background, Tammy Lo was looking for aesthetic neutrals when her sister was expecting her first baby in 2013. Unable to find any, she founded Richmond-based Nest Designs. Lo injects her own sense of style...

Sep 10, 2021
On Trend: B.C.-made soy candles have a bright future
Saphiya Zerrouk

Better times are coming, and we can just smell it. Soy is now a go-to wax for candlemakers because it burns cleaner and longer than paraffin–and wipes up with soap and water. Here are some of the sustainability-minded B.C. artisans...

Aug 29, 2021
Simply Beautiful Wins Third Consecutive Canadian Subscription Box Award

For the second year in a row, B.C.-based Simply Beautiful has taken home the award for Best Overall Box at the Canadian Subscription Box Awards from A Year of Boxes. In 2019, Simply Beautiful received the prize for Best Women's Lifestyle...

Aug 27, 2021
Weekend Warrior: Architect Kevin Vallely has explored the planet’s farthest reaches
Nathan Caddell

Architect Kevin Vallely has made something of a habit of taking on mind-bending expeditions. After all, he’s skied Alaska’s daunting 1,860-kilometre Iditarod Trail, scampered through Vancouver Island’s West Coast Trail in record time, retraced a 2,000-kilometre, Klondike-era ice-bike route and...

Jun 10, 2021
Inventory: These B.C. refilleries provide low-waste solutions for our everyday grocery needs
Alyssa Hirose

Nada has been providing package-free grocery items since it opened in Vancouver in 2015, but founders Brianne Miller and Alison Carr expanded into delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their partnership with Shift Delivery transports goods like flour, pasta and granola...

Jun 7, 2021
On Trend: Haven’t you heard? Polymer earrings are all the rage
Nathan Caddell

Made with many of the same tools you’d use to bake cookies (yep, these things go in the oven), polymer clay earrings are fairly easy and cheap to create, and they look pretty good, too. (Of course, the adornments have also starred in many TikTok and Instagram posts where influencers...

Jun 3, 2021
After Hours: Arctic Voices and dragon boat racing
By the Editors

True North You can’t head up North anytime soon, but here’s the next best thing. Arctic Voices, the newest exhibition at Science World, takes visitors on an interactive tour of the vast region, with an emphasis on its people, ecology and...

May 28, 2021
How two B.C. moms launched Fuse & Sip to drink away the pandemic
Nathan Caddell

Like so many of us, Karen Hope and Monique Zizzy needed a drink when the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March of last year. Hope, who has a background in event planning, was working with a luxury tourism company, while Zizzy was...

May 20, 2021
Weekend Warrior: Investor Praveen Varshney is putting his heart (and body) into pickleball
Nathan Caddell

As principal of the Vancouver-based investment firm that bears his name, Praveen Varshney does a fair amount of real-estate research. “One of the things we talk about in real estate is the highest net use of the land and how...

Apr 23, 2021
Weekend Warrior: SFU's Sarah Lubik gives body and mind a solid foundation
Nathan Caddell

Sarah Lubik likes to end her innovation classes at SFU with a lesson on entrepreneurial happiness, in which she implores her students to stay active and take care of themselves the best they can. After all, “the more you teach and learn...

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