Life and Fashion with Craig Chevalier – Kelowna Capital Information

“I am a nest” Craig tells me when I ask how he got into this job. “I wanted to be an archaeologist at a young age, but I realized that the lifestyle didn’t suit my personality. A career in architecture was my true calling. And 34 years later I am proud to have over 300 apartments in my portfolio. Maybe an archaeologist will dig one out in a thousand years, ”he adds with a laugh.

In keeping with his “Nester” personality, Craig has been working from home for over 18 years. He feels that a regular, disciplined routine is mandatory, but says, “It is never good for an ‘artist’ to force the creative process.”

He adds, “The advantage is that you can step back and focus again when you need to. This is good for mental health and results in a better product for my customers. ”

When asked about the latest life lessons, he said, “I have learned in the last 16 months of the pandemic that life is short and time is precious. However you choose to love, live and play, do it to the fullest. ”

When it comes to his personal style, Craig tends to be clean, simple and classic while adding a slight touch – “I have to take a step back sometimes and work on myself,” he says.

The same aesthetic carries over to his work, in which his goal is to create timeless architecture.

“I hope that one day people will look back and remember the contributions I have made to the development of our communities. I have received a number of awards and accolades, “he says,” but the ultimate achievement would be to have some of my houses on the List of Historic Monuments. ”

Find Craig on Instagram at: craigchevalierdesigns or online at Chevalier Designs.

Clothing / care

Uniform: stretch, sweatpants; crisp shirt or polo shirt with collar and driving shoes or flip-flops.

Favorite denim brand and style: Dirk Bikkembergs, Raw Denim Straight Leg.

Current favorite clothing items: shorts with knitted t-shirts.

Currently in demand: COVID-19 sweatpants and hoodie.

Favorite shoes: Italian slippers from Scarperia.

Best new acquisition: 2021 BMW X2.

Favorite overnight bag: Matt & Nat ZAM Weekender.

Favorite day bag: Mark Ryden Tucker Sling Bag.

Favorite work tool: high-pressure cleaner.

Sunglasses: Tom Ford.

Fragrance: Acqua Di Parma and Bottega Veneta.

Favorite skin care products: Aesop Mandarin Hydrating Cream and Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Serum.

Favorite hair product: Davines.

Favorite watch: Emporio Armani and Burberry.

Reading material

Favorite blog: DAPPERMEN blog and your Lookbook Men.

Photo book / photo book: The Group of Seven Reimagined: Contemporary Stories Inspired by Historic Canadian Paintings by Karen Schauber.

Last great read: The Physician by Noah Gordon.

Currently reading book: Paris by Edward Rutherfurd.

Favorite Book of All Time: The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett.

Style inspirations & life

Style icon: Ryan Gosling.

Favorite Artists: Bill Reid, Northwest Coast Art, and Jorge Marin, Mexican Sculptor.

Artwork: St. Jerome by Caravaggio.

Favorite fashion designer or brand: Alexander McQueen used to be, now Tom Ford is.

Favorite music: Jazz Lounge and Deep House.

Time to inspire your style: 1950s.

Movie or TV show that inspires your style or that you just love: Suits and Magic City.

Favorite local restaurant: St. Lawrence and Hawksworth.

Favorite restaurant terrace: Reflections at Hotel Georgia and Joe Fortes.

Favorite wine: Flaccianello della Pieve 2021 and Black Hills Nota Bene.

Favorite cocktail: A Negroni or Tequila on the rocks.

Album for the current rotation: Fine Line by Harry Styles.

Favorite city to visit: Rome.

Favorite hotel: The Fairmont Pacific Rim.

Favorite app: Airbnb and SoundCloud.

Favorite museum: The Uffizi Gallery in Florence.

Favorite quotes: “Simplicity is the ultimate in sophistication” and “There’s no ATM in heaven”.

Favorite place in the whole world: Italy, without a doubt.

Courtesy of Boulevard Magazine, a publication by Black Press Media Media

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