Nectar Yoga’s retreat on Bowen Island feels less a quick zip into remote island wilderness (20 minutes from Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver), and more a slow journey from civilization to a Tolkienesque vale a world away.
Allison Audrey Weldon has been on a long journey to find a home in the creative orbit of wellness. Her skin-care line, Sangre de Fruta, touches on her experiences in the four corners of the globe.
In 2014, the co-founders of Artigiani Milanesi packed their entire artisanal cashmere manufacturing business into two 40-foot-long shipping containers and left the industrial bustle of Milan. Their destination was Bowen Island: 50 square kilometres of forested, rocky beach-rimmed land in Vancouver’s Howe Sound.