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Mar 1, 2007
Michael Nathanson
Jessica Werb

I call it “end-of-season fashion-forward.” I can’t afford to go out and buy everything that’s the latest and greatest, so I hit the sales. But if there’s something out there that is really fabulous, I’ll make the splurge – especially with shoes.

Feb 1, 2007
Theresa Carbonneau
Jessica Werb

You like it? I spent about $300 or so on it. It’s from Holt Renfrew, but I’ll shop anywhere. I got these pants from a little Chinese store in Sinclair Centre. They’re a mix of silk and linen – they were only $60. I would never spend thousands of dollars on clothes.

Feb 1, 2007
The Nichols Brothers: Play Nice
Jessica Werb

“I think it’s a really good ice breaker to have both of us sit down,” confesses David, flanked by Brent, at the Inventa head office on West Seventh Avenue near Oak Street in Vancouver. Dressed in similar casual white shirts...

Feb 1, 2007
Elizabeth Theriault: Just for Kicks
As told to Jessica Werb

I don’t. I appreciate the successful landing of a technique, no matter who’s receiving it. I do mixed martial arts three times a week at a dojo in Port Moody. It’s a very serious club; the guy that runs it...

Jan 1, 2007
Carole Taylor B.C. Minister of Finance
Jessica Werb

How did you piece this ensemble together? I like to mix and match. The leather jacket is from somewhere like Club Monaco or Banana Republic, the skirt’s St. John Knits and this is just a Gap T-shirt. My choices tend to be things that stand up pretty well no matter...

Jan 1, 2007
Arthur Griffiths
David Jordan

This time around, though, it’s not a radio-and-television empire like the one his father built that Griffiths is aiming for, but an Internet portal that he believes is a pioneer in the coming age of online broadcasting. Remember the Hornby Island eagle cam that attracted upwards of three million viewers a...

Dec 1, 2006
Wendy King: Madame President
Brian Hawkes

It’s an amusing irony that the first queen to take command of the formerly men’s-only Vancouver Club is actually a King. Weyerhaeuser senior legal counsel Wendy King, 37, assumes her duties as president of the club’s board of directors next March. Here’s her perspective on how a venerable private institution...

Dec 1, 2006
The Bad Boss List
Vicki O’Brien

Welcome to the workplace from hell. On any given day the boss flies into a screaming tantrum, kicking or hitting staff over minor infractions. She rules with an iron fist, berates and belittles employees in public, hires and fires at whim and refuses references to those who quit in disgust.

Dec 1, 2006
Natalie Clancy
Jessica Werb

Where would we see you in this outfit? I’m wearing this to my husband’s Christmas party. I also wore this to last year’s Jack Webster journalism awards, which was quite black tie. How much did you dole out for this...

Dec 1, 2006
Inside the Men’s Room
Rafe Mair

Before I became a member of the Vancouver Club, I would sometimes go there for lunch as my dad’s guest. I didn’t know whether to laugh or tremble at the atmosphere: it made a mausoleum look exciting by comparison. My father put me up for membership in 1964, but when...

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