31 Mar 2015

Robert Bailey

Vancouver may be a growing city, but we can still feel a sense of small-town pride when one of our own makes international waves. That is certainly how I feel when I open magazine after magazine and see the beautiful work of interior designer Robert Bailey. This 2013 Western Living

29 Mar 2015

Suzane Lee

Pink roses, orchids, peonies: the van was stuffed with flowers. Tourists at the Pan Pacific Hotel lined up to see these massively gorgeous flower creations make their way upstairs. The floral arrangements were too big to fit into the service elevator; twelve people had to angle themselves awkwardly on the escalator

25 Mar 2015

Wendy Bross Stuart

If you are a musical theatre fan and you live in Vancouver, you have undoubtedly seen her work. Singin’ In The Rain, Annie, Annie Get Your Gun, Rose, South Pacific, Oklahoma, Anything Goes. Wendy Bross Stuart has been the Music Director behind some of our city’s most popular productions for

18 Mar 2015

Theresa Edwards

Tread carefully if you are walking by Theresa Edwards’ kitchen. You might be lured in by the glorious smells bubbling up from her magic pot: cedar, vanilla bourbon, bergamot. You just don’t want to stumble in when she is adding all-natural lye to water. This caustic soda is well named.

14 Mar 2015

TERBYWONDER

I first heard about Terrence TERBYWONDER Bunting through another gifted artist. The two of them were guests at a ‘do anything you want to the walls, for tomorrow we renovate’ party. Everyone was busy painting, but gradually the others dropped their own brushes to stare at TERBYWONDER. The artist was swiftly filling

10 Mar 2015

Susan Almrud

When I am interviewing Susan Almrud, she is in New York’s JFK airport, soon to fly off to London, Geneva and Paris. Such is the life of an international art advisor. Such is the life that Almrud used to dream about when she lived in Vancouver. And, bold step by

07 Mar 2015

Steven Lu

“The more pictures you see,” Robert Mapplethorpe said, “the better you are as a photographer.” Steven Lu has seen a lot of pictures. He has studied photography, chaired photography clubs, shot alongside industry photographers and worked for two years at Broadway Camera. Lu has always scrutinized his own work closely.

04 Mar 2015

Dana Mooney

She had been dreaming about it for a while. Finally, one year ago, she did it. One year ago, Dana Mooney left her day job and started working full-time as a painter. “It was the scariest moment of my life. It’s still scary.” Mooney had been painting since she was

28 Feb 2015

Brenda Crichlow

She has acted alongside Harrison Ford, Will Ferrell, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Evans. She has launched her own acting studio, worked as a casting director and served as an on-set coach for lead child actors, such as the 11 year old Daniel Tay as he played Micheal in

21 Feb 2015

Kelsey Adair

When Kelsey Adair was a competitive snowboarder, she spent a lot of time in buses: Whistler, Seattle, Kelowna. To pass the time, she and her fellow boarders would crochet toques to sport on the slopes. “Looking back , they were pretty ugly, bright hats.” Having studied fashion at John Casablancas,