Amanda Ross

Recent Posts on BCBusiness

Jul 20, 2020
Inventory: Beauty without the beast

From cosmetics to hair products to spa treatments, B.C. beauty and wellness brands are creating merchandise free of harmful chemicals. Vitruvi was co-founded by Sara Panton (one of our 30 Under 30 winners in 2017), who has changed the essential oil...

Dec 11, 2018
Gift Guide: Give at the office

For everyone from moguls to minions, here are this season’s promotion-worthy presents When your iCal crashes–and it will–B.C. brand Stil is there to cushion the fall with thick, old school paper. Its Pro weekly planner comes ready to do business with...

Aug 11, 2017
How Uniqlo hopes to win over Vancouver shoppers

Generally, Vancouver has two gears when it comes to clothing: lounge wear and workout wear, both with an emphasis on technical fabrics and comfort. So, when Japanese retail juggernaut Uniqlo announced it would land on our shores this fall*, it felt...

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

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...

Feb 21, 2017
These stores have nothing to hide from the customer

Listening in on shoppers is all in a day’s work for the team at Dish & Du/er, a recent addition to Vancouver’s athleisure line-up. In its hipster Gastown perch, the local brand doubles down on tech-forward fabrics (think pants that...

Nov 28, 2016
Six prime private dining rooms in Vancouver

From heritage spaces to dynamite views to luxe lounges, trying to find the right room to accommodate an intimate meal, festive gathering or full-on office holiday bash often seems to need military strategic planning. We’ve scoured the city and chosen six excellent options (plus one coming down the pike) that, depending on the size of your party, capture just the right ingredients for merrymaking

Nov 23, 2016
The kiss-ass guide to giving

1. For the co-worker with never enough time to pack a healthy lunch, curry “flavour” with Vancouver-based Gift-a-Green: these locally made holiday greeting cards double as edible miniature microgreens. $9.95 2. The early bird may catch the worm, but the Revive...

Nov 1, 2016
Scottsdale embraces the bike

If Phoenix didn’t invent the freeway, it certainly perfected it. Deplaning at Sky Harbour airport, I’m faced with myriad multi-lane options spreading like a circulatory system to carry me into town. But unlike most visitors, who make a beeline for...

Jul 20, 2016
Interactive map: Is Alberni Street Rodeo Drive North?

Over the past two years, a two-block-deep section between the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver and the Shangri-La Hotel has morphed from a place where you bought lottery tickets at the now-closed 7-11 to one of Canada’s most rarefied stretches of retail—requiring you to win that same lottery ticket to partake in...

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