Welcome to Vancouver Living!
Here, within the online component of our bimonthly print edition, we celebrate all the best of Vancouver living— real estate, home décor, epicure, automotive, boats, beauty and fashion-related—that this Lotus Land we call home has to offer.
Watch for regular articles from some of the city's best writers and local personalities who will be dishing on their favourite food and wines, designs, and travel destinations while socialite Fred Lee will be hitting all of Vanhatten’s swish soirées! To round things off, local celebrities will be giving you a peek into their homes in our “Celeb Home” and “My Favourite Room” column. We hope you enjoy!
Vancouver Living magazine is a division of Glacier Media is published 5 times a year at 116-980 West 1st Street, North Vancouver.
Amanda Stutt is currently Editorial Director at Vancouver Living Magazine. Her past positions include Editor-in-Chief at H&L Magazine, Managing Editor at Homes & Living and Associate Editor at PAX Magazine.Her print stories have been published with BC Business Magazine, the Village Voice, The Globe and Mail, Ottawa Business Journal, CBCNews.ca, Global News, The Vancouver Sun, The Tyee, Canadian Traveller Magazine, Top Hat, the Center for Journalism Ethics, and others. She has served as an Associate Producer for CBC National Radio and TV and as a researcher at Omni Films for the W Network. She holds a Bachelor's degree in English Literature and a Master's degree in Journalism, both from the University of British Columbia. In 2009, she received the Rafe Mair Award for excellence in public service journalism, and she is a returning guest lecturer for the Magazine Journalism program at Douglas College.
A recognized travel expert in North America for over 24 years, Claire has visited over 65 countries (with many more on her bucket list). She’s the official Travel Expert for Global News, CKNW radio and the bestselling author of Travel Best Bets: An Insider’s Guide to Taking Your Best Trip Ever, has appeared multiple times on NBC’s TODAY Show, Fox News and CNN, and has been published in Success, Professional Woman, Reader’s Digest and Today’s Parent. When she’s not busy trotting the globe you can find Claire out boating, tucked away with a good book, or spending time with family, friends and of course, her eight-pound Chihuahua, Joey. @clairenewelltravel
Out On The Town
A society columnist for the past 15 years with a fab sense of humour, Fred covers Metro Vancouver’s vibrant and ever-changing social landscape. Along with contributing to Living, the social butterfly joins Rick Cluff every Monday morning on CBC Radio One’s The Early Edition to share all of Vanhattan’s A-list happenings, red carpet parties, must-attend galas and fabulous fundraisers. Fred’s Social Network column appears every Sunday in The Province newspaper. When not gala-vanting or globetrotting, Fred is the director of alumni engagement at The University of British Columbia, a board member with Chor Leoni Men’s Choir and an advisory member for UBC’s CampOUT!, a leadership summer camp for LGBTTQ youth and their allies. @fredabouttown
For over 15 years, Erin Cebula has entertained Television audiences with her ebullient approach to Entertainment/Lifestyle reporting. From the Oscars' red carpet to the wild set of Survivor - her versatility as a broadcaster, producer and writer has taken her around the world and connected her to the fascinating people who make it spin. @erincebula
Bianca Solterbeck spent a decade working in entertainment and lifestyle television for Shaw TV Vancouver, cutting her teeth as the Olympic reporter in the lead up to the 2010 Games. The Leo Award-nominated writer is best known for producing, writing and hosting the luxury real estate series, Dream Homes, which ran for three seasons across western Canada. In her spare time, the Carleton University grad and boat nerd can be found enjoying the West Coast from the water. @biancasolterbeck
Writer and fashion stylist Steven Schelling spent most of his childhood playing dress-up in his mother's fabulous closets (yes, plural). Now he does it for a living. A contributor to many local and national publications, Steven is also a sought-after fashion and design expert on local radio and television programs. When not on set or interviewing the industry’s best and brightest, Steven can be found walking the seawall with his beagle, Bertram Wilburforce Woofster (Bertie) or on the couch re-watching Katharine Hepburn movies. @stevenink1
Contributing writer Lisa MacFarlane has been part of the Vancouver media mix for almost two decades. She was a producer for Shaw TV's entertainment talk show Urban Rush, co-host of Driving with Zack and Mac on Global TV, and auto journalist for the Vancouver Sun and Province newspapers. She's lived in Victoria, Vancouver and Shanghai. When she's not on the road, or the water, covering the auto and marine scene for Living, Lisa is entrenched in the hydrogen fuel cell industry, and happily reports that Arnold Schwarzenegger's dream of a "Hydrogen Highway" connecting California with BC, is still very much alive.
Laura was an arts publicist and writer in Toronto for 22 years before moving to Vancouver. She’s a frequent contributor to the Globe and Mail’s design section, Westcoast Homes & Design and Canadian House & Home. A highlight of her career was covering the Royal Tour in Vancouver in 2016. lauragoldsteinwriter.com
Tony Whitney is a veteran B.C.-based writer who has specialized in the luxury products market in recent years. In addition to fine watches and haute horlogerie in general, he covers luxury automobiles, SUVs and motorcycles, luxury yachts, business jets and all things that epitomize the luxury lifestyle. He’s fortunate enough to have had “hands-on” experience in all these areas over many years of worldwide travel.
Natasha Daly is an Okanagan-based travel, wine, and food writer, as well as an award-winning screenwriter. A former Royal Canadian Air Force Lieutenant and flight attendant, Natasha continues to be inspired to travel the world, bringing her experiences to readers. With a passion for storytelling through film, Natasha can often be found tucked away in the corner of a coffee shop working on her newest screenplay, indulging in the drama of creating. Hoping to add her voice to the growing number of strong female writers emerging in film today, Natasha is excited to see what the future holds as her films make their way through film festivals worldwide.