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Our lat­est life­style choices

STAY/ This month, Mar­riott In­ter­na­tional Inc. ex­pects to open its Civic Ho­tel at Sur­rey City Cen­tre. The Au­to­graph Col­lec­tion busi­ness ho­tel of­fers 144 guest rooms, the Do­min­ion Bar + Kitchen, a rooftop deck and cowork­ing space. The ball­room, with its own kitchen, can ac­com­mo­date 230 din­ner guests or 250-plus with the­atre-style seat­ing.

WEAR/ Tense En­ter­prise Inc. has been hand­craft­ing watches in Van­cou­ver from re­cy­cled or re­claimed wood since 1971. Its new Hy­brid Watch Se­ries con­tains Swiss move­ments. Tense's cus­tom­iz­a­ble time­pieces al­low cus­tomers to choose from a va­ri­ety of watch faces, wood or leather bands, colours and en­grav­ings.

BUILD/ East Van­cou­ver's Union Wood Co. has started a com­mer­cial divi­sion to make cus­tom desks, stor­age, board­room ta­bles, mill­work and more for busi­ness of­fices, re­tail­ers, restau­rants and hospi­tal­ity spa­ces. Clients in­clude Earls Restau­rants Ltd., Lu­l­ule­mon Ath­let­ica Inc., the Me&lewis Ideas Inc. ad­ver­tis­ing agency and Un­bounce Mar­ket­ing So­lu­tions Inc.

DRINK/ Delta-based Goodridge & Wil­liams Dis­till­ing re­cently launched Nütrl Vodka Soda, made with small-batch hand­crafted vodka, soda wa­ter and nat­u­ral le­mon. Free of sug­ars, sweet­en­ers, ad­di­tives and preser­va­tives, the soda has just 98 calo­ries per 355-millil­itre can.

SEE/ Founded by Van­cou­ver op­tometrist Har­bir Sian, on­line re­tailer Kings­ley Eye­wear sells a range of eye­glasses with hand­made Ital­ian ac­etate frames. For ev­ery pair pur­chased, a per­son in need re­ceives a full eye exam and a pair of glasses through Op­tom­e­try Giv­ing Sight. –F.S.

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