I'm the executive editor of Western Living magazine and Vancouver magazine, but I like to keep busy with freelance writing and comedy, too. 

If you've got a pitch for Western Living or Vancouver magazine, please send it to stacey.mclachlan@westernliving.ca.

If you've got another fun project you'd like to work together on (freelance or comedy-wise), find me at staceymclach@gmail.com.

I'm Executive Editor for Western Living and Vancouver magazines in Vancouver, B.C. I'm also the editor of our special Western Living Condo issues. I've been working on the editorial team for these brands since 2011 and it is a dream. This website is totally unaffiliated with our parent company, YP NextHome, by the way—don't tell them I'm bragging over here.

Western Living

"As Canada’s largest regional magazine, Western Living invites readers to stretch their imaginations about living in the West: we share what intrigues, surprises and thrills us about people, places, homes, gardens, food and adventure from Winnipeg to Victoria and everywhere in-between."

Vancouver Magazine

"Vancouver magazine is the indispensable playbook to Canada’s most exciting city. For over 50 years, this city’s influencers have turned to our iconic brand for insightful, informative coverage of the issues, the people, the places and the events that shape Vancouver. From in-depth reporting and analysis of the issues that matter most, to expert fashion and travel guides, reviews of the buzziest new restaurants and the best in wine and spirits, VanMag uncovers what matters now."

Western Living Condo

"Western Living Condo celebrates small-space living in Vancouver, sharing inspiring condos, penthouses, townhouses and laneway homes and smartly designed tools and products to help make a big impact with small square-footage."

I'm an award-winning journalist with 15 years of experience writing for print and online. My areas of expertise include design, travel, food and people. Find a small sample of my work below, or check out the full portfolio for a deep-dive. 

PROFILE: Treasure Hunter Top chefs are turning to the forest, not the farmer, for specialty ingredients that range from chanterelles to wild lemongrass—and Tyler Gray of Mikuni Wild Harvest is happy to give it to them.

PROFILE: Treasure Hunter

Top chefs are turning to the forest, not the farmer, for specialty ingredients that range from chanterelles to wild lemongrass—and Tyler Gray of Mikuni Wild Harvest is happy to give it to them.

HUMOUR: City Informer Column Answer Vancouverites' burning questions about our fair city... like "How did Wreck Beach get naked?"

HUMOUR: City Informer Column

Answer Vancouverites' burning questions about our fair city... like "How did Wreck Beach get naked?"

SERVICE: Best Bars for Every Night of the Week Sunday morning brews, Monday karaoke, Friday ping pong rallies and everything in between.

SERVICE: Best Bars for Every Night of the Week

Sunday morning brews, Monday karaoke, Friday ping pong rallies and everything in between.

TRAVEL: Big in Japan Tokyo may get all the glory, but hop on a train and you'll discover Japan has plenty to discover outside of the big city. 

TRAVEL: Big in Japan

Tokyo may get all the glory, but hop on a train and you'll discover Japan has plenty to discover outside of the big city. 

REPORTING: No Laughing Matter Can a community that’s always joking take sexism and sexual harassment seriously?

REPORTING: No Laughing Matter

Can a community that’s always joking take sexism and sexual harassment seriously?

FOOD: Best Maui Restaurants Though “Hawaiian cuisine” may conjure images of coconut shrimp and mai tais, a new generation of Maui chefs have done well to challenge the culinary cliché

FOOD: Best Maui Restaurants

Though “Hawaiian cuisine” may conjure images of coconut shrimp and mai tais, a new generation of Maui chefs have done well to challenge the culinary cliché

DESIGN: Gallery-Cool Condo Two designers create a space that’s part dream home, part gallery of treasures.

DESIGN: Gallery-Cool Condo

Two designers create a space that’s part dream home, part gallery of treasures.

GHOST WRITING: Let's Talk! The first rule of ghost writing: never show anyone what you've ghost written. But I do it often, and well. Get in touch for references! 

GHOST WRITING: Let's Talk!

The first rule of ghost writing: never show anyone what you've ghost written. But I do it often, and well. Get in touch for references! 

Since getting involved in the Vancouver comedy scene in 2013, I've been collaborating and performing with the city's biggest goofs as an improvisor, sketch comedian and producer.

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Improv

I started training with Blind Tiger Comedy in 2013, and in 2016 I joined one of the prestigious comedy academy's house teams, Reynolds. I'm also a member of supergroup Nasty Women, and duo The Garbage Sisters. 

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Sketch Comedy

I've performed with the sketch group Proud of You, putting on monthly shows at Little Mountain gallery and performaing as part of Montreal Sketch Festival and Vancouver's Comedy Waste Fest. I also appear regularly on local sketch comedy showcases like Sidekicks

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Show Producer and Host

In collaboration with talented producer and love interest Max Mitchell, I run a Powerpoint-themed improv show four times a year called Slide Show. The next one is this winter (date TBD!) and you should come.


NEXT SHOWS: Lady Parts at The Emerald, November 28; Blind Tiger House Team Show at Little Mountain Gallery, December 1; Garbage Sisters, December 16 at Little Mountain Gallery; Nasty Women at The Biltmore Cabaret, December 18; Slide Show, January 5, 2018 at Little Mountain Gallery

Some other things I'm sporadically working on that are fun and pay zero dollars.

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Podcast: Afterchef Junior

The universe's best (and only) MasterChef Junior after-show podcast, hosted by me, Jenni Baynham and Max Mitchell.

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Blog: Springsteen Studies

In which I review Bruce Springsteen's entire musical catalogue, one song at a time.

Find me sharing my design expertise on TV and radio on a semi-regular basis, or popping up in podcasts and fun videos.

Breakfast Television

Breakfast Television

 

Playing Blind

 

Craft Beer Week 

 

VanMag.com

Breakfast Television

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Get in Touch!

Magazine pitches: 
stacey.mclachlan@westernliving.ca
Freelance or comedy: 
staceymclach@gmail.com

Instagram (@stacey_mclachlan)