As a writer, sometimes you get lucky and an interview turns into a conversation. (I’ve said this before on this site, so I must be pretty lucky insofar as interviewing goes.) So it went with designer Ryley O’Byrne when I interviewed her for the June issue of Chatelaine. Through whimsical patterns and image pairings, O’Byrne [...]
Let’s set the record straight forever: Squamish’s new Sea To Sky Gondola does not land on the first, second or third peaks of the Stawamus Chief. The gondola goes right on past it; above it; and has spectacular views back over it as well as south down Howe Sound and north [...]
The best part about my gig as the Vancouver Editor of Chatelaine magazine is the chance to be a tourist in my own town. For the March issue I scoured Vancouver’s famous and captivating Chinatown for the magazine’s Hot ‘Hood column.
Any excuse to head up the Sea-to-Sky Highway from Vancouver to Pemberton, I’m there. Tack on a conversation in a beautiful home with a talented woman over a homemade meal, and I’m in heaven. So when Montecristo called, asking if I’d take a wet January day to go to artist and designer
If you’re not a surfer or aren’t interested in surfing, there’s a good chance you haven’t read Surfer, one of the world’s longest-running surf titles. Founded in 1959 by filmmaker and creative John Severson to support his films, the magazine’s vibrant photography and wit soon came to represent the burgeoning surf culture. Through [...]
The definition of intimidation for a writer: interviewing Margaret Atwood.
Does Ms. Atwood even require introduction? Perhaps, if you aren’t from planet Earth.
This is a woman who was been shortlisted for the Booker Prize five times, winning once; shortlisted for the Governor General’s award on several occasions, winning [...]
Truth was, I thought Scottsdale was for three kinds of people: golfers, shoppers and retirees.
I can’t say no to surfing. Not to thinking about it, talking about it, definitely not to paddling out, and apparently not even to writing about it. That’s how I ended up hammering this piece together for OnBoard magazine, the new BC Ferries publication, right before my wedding. (A nickel’s worth of free advice for [...]
Name: Cait Miers
Resides: Mornington Peninsula, VIC, Australia
Years surfing: 6
Home break: Gunnamatta
How I pay the rent/mortgage: “Casual waitress at a local café, and I also have a market stall where I sell my surf photos and frames.”
When we think of iconic beauty we tend to think of iconic beauties, but brands, too, can be iconic, and Swiss skincare line Valmont is certainly an example of that. Like Marilyn Monroe, Ava Gardner and Mae West, Valmont is chic, timeless, and—at $500+ for a bottle of night cream—not accessible to all of us. [...]
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