The REAL Real Housewives of YVR: Erin McGann


Erin is a freelance writer and blogger living in downtown Vancouver with her son, husband and dog. She spent the past seven years living in London, UK, where she learned to make a proper cup of tea, love sausages, and to use three more commas in any given sentence than she had previously been accustomed to. Erin is also learning to play the cello and capoeira.  Not at the same time.




What characteristics define the Vancouver Housewife?

From observation, I’d have to say a large collection of yoga trousers, in various states of wear. Quite up to date on reusable everything, bikes everywhere and able to produce four kinds of gluten-free snack bars with an hour’s notice. If they don’t bike, they have a very large, very shiny SUV.

Are you a good representation of a Vancouver Housewife? Why?

Er, no. I don’t do yoga and I’d rather read a good book with a cup of tea than do the Grouse Grind pretty much any day of the week. I like wine. And whisky.

Do you feel that living in Vancouver in some way defines who you are? Please explain.

Definitely not. Other than the fact that I never feel like I quite fit in here – see above dislike of outdoor pursuits, and consumption of alcohol.

Have you ever had cosmetic surgery, Botox, Restalyne injections, etc.? If so, please provide details. If you haven’t had any of the above procedures performed, would you consider it?

No definitely never had it done, and can’t say I’d ever consider it.

Other than your children (if applicable), what is the accomplishment of which you are most proud?

Learning to play the cello as an adult. Moving to London for 7 years. Working at a world class arts centre. It’s hard to pick one.

Has the desire for affluence/power/money been a motivator in the choices you’ve made for your life?

Ha! I think my occupation should dispel any myths around that. No one with more than three thoughts to rub together becomes a writer to make a lot of money. We moved back from London, England with the vague thought it would be cheaper to live here – but being closer to family was more important to us than a desire for wealth.

Tell us about your stuff. What do you like to buy, collect, etc.?

I love buying books, musical instruments and kitchen appliances. Hence the accordion in the corner and the ice cream maker balanced on top of the hot water tank. I like shoes too, but it makes me sound like a dolt.

Do you have “staff” in your home? (E.g. nanny, driver, chef, etc.)

No. I’d love to have a cleaner once a week, but I don’t think that’s quite what is meant here…

Do you belong to any clubs, teams, groups or social organizations?

I belong to the Food Bloggers of Canada, the NDP, and the unofficial #cellofamily

Finish this sentence: “My life’s motto is ….”

This week, it is: Take a deep breath and do it anyway.




As a special thank you for participating, Erin will be receiving a $25 gift certificate plus an optional (complimentary) in person consultation of what makeup + hair style suits you best for your special day from Carmen Tse Make Up Artistry.  Carmen Tse Makeup, provides luxurious and elegant makeup and hair sessions for headshots, weddings, boudoir and special events. For the past 6 years she has worked on faces of all different ethnics  while living in Vancouver and working in Japan.



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