Today we've got our master kombucha brewer from just down the road Diane Mitchell aka one half of @whistler_elixir
Diane began her booch journey as a hobby, which stemmed from studying health sciences back in university which had piqued her interest in nutrition and fermentation which naturally lead to kombucha.
Over the years she perfected her recipes for family and friends and in 2018 decided it was time to share her effervescent beverages with the sea to sky community and Whistler Elixir was born!
The Whistler Elixir team has been working on a new product that we are super excited about! A premium line of kombucha in a 750ml champagne bottle with a cork and cage!!! Champagne minus the alcohol! Ya'll know we are all about that sober life! Go check out their page for updates on its arrival!
Here’s our chat with her!
1.Whats you’re your name and where did you grow up?
Grew up in Dauphin Manitoba, prairie strong! Live in Whistler now, and forever.
2.What’s your definition of strength?
My definition of strength is to have faced adversity in life, yet still shows up in life with kindness and grace toward self and others.
3.Whats something that is important to you now that never used to be?
Something that is important to me now that didn’t use to be is peace. Peace within firstly, and peace in my network of friends, family, community and business.
4.How would you describe your style?
The best way to describe my style, which needs help gaaahh, is boho casual. I love mixing unique pieces of eccentric thrift finds with simple basics.
5.Whats your favourite thing to cook at home?
I love cooking Indian food! Recently tried rice pudding and it was so good!
6.What are 3 books on your bookshelf right now?
I am currently reading Atomic Habits by James Clear, always have some James Hollis on the nightstand Middle Passage is a must-read for anyone over 30, and I love a little non-fiction by Ruth Ozeki - All Over Creation and A Tale for the Time Being were my faves.
7.What are some things you want to achieve in the next year?
I have some amazing plans for Whistler Elixir in the works including a couple of new product launches starting this fall, as well as a Moon Shot dream in the works that you will have to stay tuned to find out more about -:)
8.Whats something that someone would find surprising about you?
9.Whats your favourite movie?
Favourite movie: Gahhh, I am one of those people that has a thousand favourite movies and songs. Most recent movie that had the greatest impact on me was The Social Dilemma, and being a kid of the 80’s I love me some Sixteen Candles.
10.How do you want people to remember you? I want people to remember me as someone who lived with authenticity, integrity, strength and kindness.
I would describe myself as an extroverted introvert & often awkward lol. I am a spiritual seeker, lover of nature, live music, travel and animals - especially cats!