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.