There is an old boating adage, courtesy of Benjamin Franklin, that suggests visitors shouldn’t overstay their welcome—this does not apply at Loews Coronado Bay Resort. The hotel compound on San Diego Bay is flush with amenities, beckoning travellers to come, sail, stay awhile.

Alfred Cointreau often carries orange peels in his pocket. As the heritage manager for his family’s famed French liqueur brand, the sixth generation representative speaks enthusiastically about the process of creating the oft-copied orange spirit, and it seems the props help.

SUMMER CYCLES: Hermès is no stranger to saddles and steeds. It is only natural then, that the equine-inspired French fashion house called upon some of its considerable construction skills when the time came to saddle up for a more leisurely ride.

Had one thing not gone according to plan—or, if only some of it had—it is entirely possible that none of this would be here. After all, nearly everything that exists in Coronado is thanks to a series of fortuitous circumstances, generous patrons, and dedicated dreamers.

SUMMER CYCLES: Each model from Brooklyn Bicycle Co. is made to reflect the distinctive characteristics of its namesake city: accessible, durable, and original.

Travelling in style has always been part and parcel of the Louis Vuitton ethos. Its Monogram and Damier collections have achieved cult status the world over, and now, in an effort to renew Louis Vuitton’s core leather pieces for business clientele, the Discrete Signatures collection arrives.

One might not pick up on it by simply admiring his furniture, but Danish carpenter-turned-designer Poul Kjærholm (1929–1980) was a true romantic.

SUMMER CYCLES: San Francisco’s Mosi Bicycles rode onto the scene in 2011, introducing updated classic European models as an extension of personal style. The brand is concerned with looking good from handlebar to pedal as much as getting from A to B.

Fashion industry heavyweight Marie Holman Rao is responsible for the construction of some of the retail world’s biggest names. The creation of private label 424 Fifth for Hudson’s Bay and Lord & Taylor is the most recent addition.

Tonight in Vancouver, a powerful unveiling: Without Masks: Contemporary Afro-Cuban Art at the Museum of Anthropology. The exhibition of 146 artworks dating from 1980 to 2009 brings together 33 contemporary Cuban artists.