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Our lat­est life­style choices

CLOTH­ING/ Na­tive Shoes, the Van­cou­ver “beast-free” shoe com­pany started in 2009, is open­ing its first-ever re­tail lo­ca­tion, at 14 Wa­ter Street in Gas­town. In ad­di­tion to Na­tive's core footwear, the shop will sell re­cent ad­di­tions like the wa­ter-re­sis­tant Trek­lite boot col­lec­tion and Monaco Vel­cro for kids.

BEER/ Goose­neck Hos­pi­tal­ity, the Van­cou­ver­based restau­rant group be­hind Lucky Taco, Bu­fala and Wilde­beest, has launched a 150-seat beer hall with an in­ter­ac­tive games room and pro­jec­tion screens show­ing big-league sports. Along with ball­park-in­spired food, Bells and Whis­tles, at 3296 Fraser Street, serves lo­cal craft beers, B.C. wine and dou­ble cock­tails on tap.

MEAT/ A North Van­cou­ver sup­plier of eth­i­cal meat to restau­rants now has a butcher shop and eatery open to the pub­lic. Two Rivers Spe­cialty Meats– The Shop at 180 Don­aghy Av­enue in­cludes a work­ing butch­ery; a deli and take-away counter; and a li­censed 32-seat restau­rant plus a 16-seat pa­tio.

APRÈS-SKI/ This winter, Rose­wood Ho­tel Ge­or­gia of­fers a ski re­cov­ery and re­lax­ation pack­age. Weary skiers re­ceive a wel­come winter cock­tail on ar­rival in their room, fol­lowed by a deep re­lief mas­sage and ad­vanced care fa­cial at Sense, A Rose­wood Spa, and a well­ness break­fast the next morn­ing. EGGS/ Vi­tala Foods, a sus­tain­able dairy pro­ducer in Ab­bots­ford, now sells free-range eggs that each contain 200 IU of vi­ta­min D, the rec­om­mended daily dose. Its hens live in spa­cious, well-lit, cage-free barns with un­lim­ited ac­cess to grass pas­tures out­side and eat a veg­e­tar­ian diet. –F.S.

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