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

11 Nov 2015

Bob Murphy ♫

At the beginning of the year, we were lucky enough to interview jazz pianist Bob Murphy. Murphy has been well known around Vancouver for his sensitive, insightful playing and his ability to fit into all manner of ensembles. He has been a beloved teacher to kids and adults, amateurs and professionals who

03 Nov 2015

Andrew Hibbs

When a young Andrew Hibbs was playing host, his friends couldn’t wait to make their way back to his garage. There, behind the door, would be David Hibbs, cool Dad, playing with fire, bending glass and crafting neon signs that might show up anywhere around Vancouver. “They all thought it was really

30 Oct 2015

Kerf

“I know what I want to wear, but I can’t find any in the stores.” It is a feeling that many of us have had at one time or another. And it was this feeling that led Neal Colgan and Alanna Jakubauskas into creating their business: Kerf Accessories. A year

20 Oct 2015

Denk + Thom

Like a true artist, Jeremy Denk was playing with the repertoire right up to the last minute. Instead of Haydn, Beethoven and Schubert, it would be Haydn and Schumann’s Carnaval. Done. Well. With the revised program insert in place, the ragtime line-up might just need some shifting of its own.