Okanagan Woman Fall 2013

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M A G A Z I N E

| FALL 2013

C L E V E R / C L A S S Y / C O N F I D E N T

THE OKANAGAN’S FIRST LADY OF

FASHION GOLDEN GIRLS GUIDE TO GETTING GORGEOUS

WOMAN OF THE

OKANAGAN CULINARY SCENE WHEN

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here’s a popular song by American alternative rock band, weezer, that goes, “Beverly hills, that’s where I want to be…” Entrepreneur, Janice Lenius, living on a wholesome farm in Cherryville, BC, wasn’t singing that tune when she set about making soy candles, lip balm and sweet-smelling, organic soaps in her basement. Even when she launched Earth Elements Farm Products in 2009, selling her products wholesale and quickly acquiring 45 retail spots across Canada, Janice could not have imagined what fate had in store. Big demand led to a shop in the little village of Lumby.

when Janice began marketing a market—and hitting the hills second product, Potion Tattoo outside Hollywood. Aftercare, in 2011, she was well She opened Potion Tattoo, on her way to doubling her a tattoo studio right next to

Photo Janice Lenius, Photo suppLied

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Earth Elements, complete with aftercare and apparel, food and drinks, and of course, a top-notch tattoo artist, Jordan Imgram, to push the ink. Then came the call—or email, as it were. Val Wilson of Off the Wall Gifts—the producer of the official Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards Talent Lounge and Gift Bags—invited Janice to showcase her products at the 40th annual Daytime Emmy awards this past may, in Los Angeles. At first Janice wasn’t sure if she believed it. “It was this random email,” she explains. “they found me on the internet.” Thousands apply but only


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