Beware the Ides of March (and The VanDolls)

It started with a foot, a picture, and a hallway. It ended with me, fearing for my life, dragging my terrified body through Vancouver’s streets. I’d peer around corners and squint down alleys. I was avoiding The VanDolls. Now to be fair, I had slighted them. I’d promised them a review and that review never […]

Opening Night For “Oliver Fannie” At The Waterfront Theatre

Melody Mangler has a very dirty mind. I wouldn’t have her any other way. I pride myself on my ability to skew every childhood memory one may have but she has taken that to a whole new level with her latest endeavour and my hat is off to her. Mangler, the writer (artistic director and […]

Turnabout is Fair Play: An Interview with Sandra Anne (SA) from “Tales From A Bar Stool”

Living my life the way that I do has had several regrettable side effects. One of these is my description of the past being either “a while ago” or “yesterday.” Sometime, between a while ago and yesterday, a website, “Tales From A Bar Stool“, popped up on my radar. It was filled with usually humorous, […]

What Vancouver Was Wearing

We’re on course for the coldest June on record. It’s feeling like fall. Generally speaking, spring and fall are the major fashion moments of the year. Friday was a weird day because it looked like the Vancouverites in Yaletown were dressing for both. Below are the photos I took over half and hour, Friday afternoon.

The Cheeky Tiki Luau: Mermaids, grass skirts, and drinks with little umbrellas at The Rio Theatre

I was invited to The Rio Theatre for “Cheeky Tiki Luau: Scout Boutique Retro Fashion Show, Tropical Party, and Pop-up Shop”. Taking my shoes off at the beach is about as “tropical” as I get. When I saw on the invite that “Aloha and tropical wear is STRONGLY encouraged, vintage or not just make it island […]

Stars: A Prose poem

My family has a cattle ranch in the Rockies. It was there that I learned that the night sky has far more stars than anyone who lives in the city will ever see. It’s called “light pollution.” The light that the city gives off, the buildings, the streetlights, the cars; all of them combine to […]

Open House at The Vancouver Burlesque Centre

There is no greater feeling than when the buzz in a room is created by the combination of giddiness, pride, and the satisfaction of a job well done. Friday night I attended the opening party for the new Vancouver Burlesque Centre. The space is simple but it doesn’t need to be anything more than it […]