27 Dec 2015

Cash And Rags

Triple Chocolate Threat, Bee Sting, Canadian Whiskey Bacon, Salted Caramel. These are just some of the donut flavours that inspire Vancouverites to get up at 7 am and head down to Cartems. Since their 2012 opening on West Pender, this local Donuterie has consistently found itself on Vancouver’s Best Donuts

18 Dec 2015

Lina And Piero

You know her face. Not because of her achievements as a Metropolitan Opera singer in the early 1900’s. Not because of her remarkable Italian life story: parents killed when she was 15, adopted by a Roman Catholic orphanage until she ran away with a theatre group, married a Russian Prince, killed alongside her

15 Dec 2015

Tiko Kerr

If you were to make a rough sketch of the Greater Vancouver area, which major elements would you include? Chances are that you would draw in some major bridges, downtown landmarks, oceans and mountains. And chances are that Tiko Kerr, one of Vancouver’s most beloved artists, has painted some of

08 Dec 2015

Sarah Murray

Midway through getting his portrait shot for a magazine, director Carl Bessai surprised photographer Sarah Murray with a question. “Would you be available to shoot some movie stills?” Hmm. Murray had never shot movie stills before. Food, interiors, travel, portraits – sure. But movies? Never. Not to worry. With an

04 Dec 2015

Melissa Nkomo

There was a lot that Melissa Nkomo liked about her job as a make-up artist. She spent the day chatting to people and, with a few swipes of her brush, transformed their faces. Clients would ask Nkomo for beauty tips and she was more than happy to oblige. What Melissa

01 Dec 2015

The Lemon Square Guys

Here in Canada, we love our lemon squares. We are lemon sweet searching like mad and Google forecasts that our obsession will continue.   If you are looking for the quintessential lemon square, you have come to the right city. Chef Dan Spratling and Wally Mitchell run a popular Vancouver

25 Nov 2015

James Stewart

This Jeri is as 2015 as they come. He is borne of 3D printing, digital tattoo texture maps and complex Photoshop mathematics. Yet this same Jeri – with his Brazilian graffiti, Marilyn Monroe and Pablo Picasso tattoos – has an old world character about him. His is a weary wisdom

22 Nov 2015

Rosanna Crame

Rosanna Crame joined an accounting firm when she was 19. She started as a receptionist and gradually worked her way up to the Global Employment department, where she helped expats with their placement and taxes. It was an impressive ascent, but Crame was not happy. “Every day was the same. There

17 Nov 2015

Livona Ellis

When you ask most people about Spin class, they throw out words like: intense, energizing, grueling, medieval chain gang madness. It is wheels whipping, legs cramping, sweat flying. 4, 3, 2, 1. Out of the saddle. When you ask Livona Ellis about Spin class, she settles into a tranquil sigh.

12 Nov 2015

Jamie Evrard

The bouquet was on its last stems. Peonies starting to droop; petals ragged and browning. Leaves curling their way back to the midrib. Each flower staking out its final resting place on the edge of the cellophane. “Perfect,” though artist Jamie Evrard. “I’ll take this one.” “Oh no,” said the