Life style

Life. style.etc. – Coast Mountain News

– Words by Lia Crowe Photography by Aaron Hemens

Chase Beaudoin

Owner/managing partner of Lake Valley Houses

“1980s retro meets modern cowboy” this is how Chase describes his personal style. Coming from a long line of carpenters and contractors, Chase says of his career, “I guess you could say I was born into it! Ultimately, I love what I do and could never imagine doing anything other than building custom luxury homes.

Outside of work, Chase is passionate about cooking.

“The only things I read are plans and recipes,” he says. “Not only can I build a house, but I know how to cook. On weekends, you’ll find me tending to a 16-hour smoked beef brisket.

Quick thinking and troubleshooting at work to solve a problem are aspects that have led to his success, and when asked what is the best life lesson he has recently learned, Chase says, “Don’t let for tomorrow what you can do today.


Uniform: Jeans, cowboy boots and cashmere buttons.

Favorite jeans, brand and fit: Brax straight cut.

Current attire: Dark green suede jacket.

Favorite pair of shoes: Exotic leather cowboy boots.

Best New Buy: Taylor Koa acoustic guitar.

Favorite day bag: Herschel duffel bag.

Accessory you spend the most money on: Green Mountain Smoker with Pizza Oven Attachment.

Sun glasses: Oakley Airmen.

Scent: Sauvage by Dior.

Indulgence needed: Tiramisu.

Favorite skincare product: Proraso Beard Oil.

Favorite hair product: American Crew Defining Paste and Big Sexy Hair Spray.

Style Inspiration & Life

Icon Style: Don Johnson.

Favorite fashion designer or brand: Robert Graham.

Favorite musician: Phil Collins, Joe Bonamassa and Bruno Mars.

Movie or TV show that inspires your style or whose style you love: miami vice.

Favorite local restaurant: Poplar Grove Vineyard in Penticton.

favorite cocktail or wine: Black Hills Estate 2016 Note Bene.

Most Wanted Reading List: “Dinner music.”

Favorite city to visit: Nashville, Tennessee.

Favorite hotel: Walnut resort in Osoyoos.

Favorite app: Tidal music.

Favorite place around the world: Okanagan Falls in beautiful British Columbia.

Lance Beaudoin

Owner/managing partner of Lake Valley Houses

“Clean and classic with bold accessories” that’s what good style is for Lance, who says, “My work week consists of Carhartts and work boots, but on weekends I love to dress up. Whether it’s a suit and tie or jeans and a tight t-shirt, my wife says she likes that I can “wear it all”.

Lance followed the path of the three generations that preceded him and began his career as a carpenter. Now, after a lot of hard work, Lance says, he is living the dream of building luxury homes in the Okanagan.

When asked what his best lesson in life has been, Lance replies, “It’s that anything can be made possible with extremely hard work, dedication and perseverance. Dreams come true if you make them come true.

And what led to its success?

“Writing things down, whether it’s an idea or a task I need to complete, just putting it on paper and getting it done in a timely manner. Procrastination is not my style.

Reading material

My reading material is to study strategies and business plans. However, I find time to read about an important new topic for me: becoming a dad!

Book being read: Be Prepared: A Practical Handbook for New Dads by Gary Greenberg and Jeannie Hayden.


Uniform: Dark jeans, all-white sneakers and a tight t-shirt with gold accessories, of course.

Favorite jeans, brand and fit: Hugo Boss.

Currently coveting: My Frenchie, aptly named “Louis”.

Favorite pair of shoes: White kicks.

Best New Buy: LV duffel bag.

Favorite day bag: LV zipped wallet.

Accessory you spend the most money on: Watches.

Favorite work tool: Tape measure: measure twice, cut once!

Sun glasses: Gucci browsers.

Scent: The Night Of The Man by Yves Saint Laurent.

Favorite hair product: Joico Ice Stake.

Style Inspiration & Lifee

Icon Style: Dwayne Johnson, “The Rock”.

Favorite artist: Magda Assaf: Modern Emulsions.

Artwork: The piece we had ordered from Magda to signify my wife’s marriage and my marriage: “Twin Flames”.

Favorite fashion designer or brand: Hugo Boss and Louis Vuitton.

favorite musician: 90s rap: Dr. Dre, The Notorious BIG and 50 Cent.

Movie or TV show that inspires your style or whose style you love: Ballers.

Ffavorite local restaurant: Plugs Bistro.

Favorite cocktail or wine: A cold or old-fashioned pint depending on the mood.

Currently rotating album: No albums, but the current Spotify playlist is “We Rollin—House Party”.

Favorite city to visit: Montreal.

Favorite hotel: Fairmont-all.

Favorite app: TurboScan and DocuSign relieve many “paperwork headaches”.

Favorite place all over the world: Capri, Italy.

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