Thalia moved from Winnipeg to Vancouver as a vegan, wannabe Emily Carr student and beer naif. Over a decade later, she is now a meat-eating, craft-brew-swilling shopgirl at the independent shoe boutique, Umeboshi. Thalia’s background includes dance and classical piano training, life drawing and photography; but her most enduring creative pursuit is writing. A lifelong diarist turned prolific live music reviewer and contributor to Snipe News and BeatRoute, her love of the written word is closest matched by her avid beer-drinking. You will often find her indulging in both – probably during Happy Hour – pen or book in one hand and a pint in the other.