To step inside the new lobby of Palms Casino Resort is to be struck by a kind of dazzling reverie—not only is it an air-conditioned escape from Nevada’s crippling heat, but it doubles as a world-class art venue.

Here’s where you’ll find the festival’s A-list attendees drinking and dining the night away.

Dosist is set on destigmatizing cannabis use with its specially formulated “dose pens” meant to soothe, excite, and rejuvenate.

The Toronto-based linen company specializes in Côte D’Azur–inspired pieces for men and women.

Part art gallery, part restaurant, the Origo Club was two-and-a-half-years in the making and is a spinoff of an eponymous private club in Beijing.

On Molokai, lore and legend are part of the rhythm of daily life, and a cross-generational ritual of storytelling remains.

Unlike the majority of resorts in the partygoers’ paradise of Playa del Carmen, Mahekal is a beachfront property with distinct personality.

Founded in 2010, the local company leads bike tours on unique routes through city streets, stopping for local lore and legend along the way.

A craft smorgasbord will play out through a variety of Vancouver-wide events this May.

111Skin was founded by London-based plastic surgeon Dr. Yannis Alexandrides alongside a team of cryobiologists.

The fifth-generation family-owned Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria is built upon an idyllic cliffside plot in Sorrento.

Today, the hotel is beloved not only for its locale, but for a star-studded musical history that dates back decades.

Now 60 years old, Vongerichten’s illustrious career can be retraced as both a business lesson and a study in culinary evolution.

Countless hotels deem themselves iconic in historic London, but how many have hosted an after party for the Beatles? The Royal Lancaster, for one.

At L’Auberge, it’s all about location. Guests will gravitate to the great outdoors here, strolling by the mirage-like creek or dining upon a cottage porch among birdsong.

The wellness destination has ascended to legendary status for treatments that range from intuitive massage and body wraps to past-life regression and hypnosis.

These boots look at home strutting down the runways of Milan, exploring the Canadian Rockies, and trekking in the Italian Alps.

Matt Hranek’s latest book chronicles the world’s most iconic watches, and tells the stories of the men who wore them.

The hotel, a registered historic landmark, re-opened in 2011 as a Rosewood Hotel after an extensive renovation and is still favoured as a celeb haunt.

Hotel restaurants often get the short end of the proverbial chopstick, though in recent years the tides have started turning.

If Multnomah Whiskey Library were a book, it would be a choose-your-own-adventure novel—with 1,700 spirited options.

This year’s Toronto International Film Festival opens with a Swedish film recounting the famous 1980 showdown between two tennis rivals.

The Glenmorangie Pride 1974, the distillery’s oldest whisky expression, has collectors and aficionados in thirst for it, even with a hefty per-bottle price tag.

For more than 130 years, Breitling—a pioneer of the modern chronograph—has celebrated both timekeeping and aviation with an infectious passion. Now, with a change of ownership, the brand is on the cusp of a new era.

After taking a break in 2014, Slean returns with her ninth album, Metaphysics—a tour de force featuring her songwriting, vocals, and orchestral arrangements.

This site-specific installation from Doug Aitken rises out of the desert in Palm Springs as a kaleidoscopic vision of the suburban home.

Since opening in 1924, the iconic Gleneagles estate has earned a certain pedigree within the canon of Scotland’s destinations—albeit without the pomp and circumstance one might imagine.

Long overshadowed by the city’s more buzzy offerings, the Portland Japanese Garden is getting its time in the limelight thanks to a new addition designed by renowned architect Kengo Kuma.

Western Europe’s tallest building and the one-time private residence of a London fox.

Ai & Om Knives’ walls hang with cutting boards, sharpeners, leather knife cases, a few axes for good measure, and of course neat display cases of handcrafted Japanese knives with steel blades.

One needn’t talk to Lotte Davis, CEO and co-founder of AG Hair, for long before it becomes clear that she adores setting goals. “I guess I have a thing for ‘three-pillar plans.’”

For all we know about Alcatraz, few people realize that many of its prisoners were also gardeners.

When the circus comes to town, the dream world comes to life, and Dutch design mastermind Marcel Wanders is right at home in this whimsical realm.

London-based spirit company Seedlip is on a mission to change the way people imbibe by giving non-drinkers better options—juice and soda mocktails, be gone.

High-tech, high-flying German luggage company RIMOWA has a repertoire of coveted cases and continues to innovate in the name of air travel.

In today’s frantic world, the opportunity to sit back with a pot of tea is a marker of true civility. The experience is about to be amplified in Vancouver with the opening of the TWG Tea Salon & Boutique.

This October, Canada Goose opened its first-ever global flagship boutique at Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto, with another coming to New York’s SoHo neighbourhood in New York.

Calgary-based Old Trout Puppet Workshop reminds us that the core of puppetry is a desire to infuse inanimate objects with spirits, which is an incredibly ancient ritual.

No fewer than 332 islands make up the Fijian archipelago. But once you meet the exotic beauty named Laucala, you may not want to venture further.

Baptiste Loiseau was appointed cellar master at the age of 34—making him the youngest-ever—and trained under Pierrette Trichet, the first woman to ever hold the cellar master position at a major cognac house.

It is difficult to believe that Rémy Martin’s Louis XIII cognac could be made more exclusive, but it has been—and Sotheby’s will auction it this fall.

Grey Goose is one of the young success stories in the spirits world. The 19-year-old French vodka draws on generations of tradition and calls a 17th-century château in Cognac home.

To reach semi-remote Mendocino, you head north from San Francisco for three and a half hours, driving on a highway that eventually shrinks to a two-lane road. The drive feels very much like rewinding to a different time; the destination does too.

Bosk, the signature restaurant of the Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto, takes its name from the French word bosquet: a small wooded area that can lend refreshing reprieve from the elements.

The amaretto-like aromas of his grandmother’s cookie jar. An idea about puréed pumpkin. An English rose garden. For Tony Conigliaro, the crowned king of London’s molecular mixology scene, these simple thoughts have spawned ideas for innovative cocktails.

Once the August long weekend passes, the end-of-summer countdown begins. Measured in sunlight and precious to the last mercurial drop, the season’s dwindling days slip by quickly—especially in the Pacific Northwest.

It isn’t often that you can book into an ex–secret service agency for the night, but Vienna’s Grand Ferdinand allows you to do just that.

For those travellers who opt for pre-flight lounge access, the pampering begins before the plane takes off—and not all lounges are created equal.

“At first, I thought, me? It’s like asking Jim Carrey to curate a Courbet show,” says world-famous actor and writer Steve Martin, who has co-curated an exhibit on Group of Seven artist Lawren Harris.

The collective view of the humble bee has been elevated in recent years, and rightfully so. Now, as if the globe’s bees aren’t busy enough, they’ve started providing us humans with another advantage over the future—in beauty products.

Fogo Island Shop complements the Inn’s rural-modern character, proffering handmade wares created with materials specific to Fogo Island.

Maserati launched its first sports utility vehicle on Canadian soil last night at the Ferrari Maserati of Vancouver, the first of six stops on the Levante’s three-week, cross-Canada road trip.

If you’ve ever owned a moisturizer emblazoned with an Aesop logo, chances are you spent a good deal of time marvelling at the store you found it in before picking up any products.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: The sound emanating from within C. Bechstein’s piano factory in the sleepy German town of Seifhennersdorf, Saxony, is a cacophony of keys being tested, the guttural sawing of wood, and, at one workbench, a radio softly playing American pop music.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: The original mid-century modern pottery house, Heath Ceramics, hasn’t strayed far from its roots over the past 66 years.

With notes as varied as kiwi, vanilla, and anise, and consistencies ranging from cloudy to clear, saké is as rich in character and culture as traditional wine—but that’s often lost in translation.

As the noses behind the new fragrance Valentino Donna, Sonia Constant and Antoine Maisondieu combined forces to craft a scent that embodies the classic traits of Valentino’s world of grace and delicacy, with a flourish of Parisian romance.

Freud was among the great minds that frequented Café Landtmann—the psychoanalyst once lived nearby, visiting the café for languorous games of chess—as did Gustav Mahler, Marlene Dietrich, and Burt Lancaster.

Napa Valley’s vineyards flush with the changing seasons—from a toasted wheat colour to deep mauve and fire-orange—and many wineries plant mustard or daisies to bloom in between the vines. Across the valley, fulfillment and wellness go hand in hand.

By pairing up artistic masters with future virtuosos, Rolex’s Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative opens doors to a school of thought unlike any other.