The Merrion’s part-now, part-then pedigree offers enough intrigue to lure any guest back for another stay at this Georgian treasure.

Founders David and Clare Hieatt’s dedication to their product quality stems from their mantra: “do one thing well”.

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.

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Colorado Eighty-Five shoe, J.Crew has partnered with Onitsuka Tiger to release two new outdoor-inspired colourways.

There is an uprising happening among today’s modern men. A revolt against the 2-in-1s, the “everywhere” washes, the jack-of-all-trades shaving creams.

When the President of the United States comes calling, you answer. Even if that means arranging for a full-size, 1,800-kilogram Neapolitan pizza oven to be delivered to the tarmac of Washington’s Paine Field Airport so that you can personally cook for Barack Obama.

As spring is design season, we take cues from the five elements to refresh our spaces and present collections of classic pieces for the home. Void explores the spaces in between the physical, or the implied.

As spring is design season, we take cues from the five elements to refresh our spaces and present collections of classic pieces for the home. Fire takes shape in commanding forms, but has the ability to subdue and relax as well.

As spring is design season, we take cues from the five elements to refresh our spaces and present collections of classic pieces for the home. Japanese philosophy interprets air/wind, as a representation of growth and free movement—not only in a physical sense, as seen in clouds and smoke, but also within.

As spring is design season, we take cues from the five elements to refresh our spaces and present collections of classic pieces for the home. First, earth.

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.

It seems more often than not, great ideas are born out of casual conversations between friends. Such was the case for Aynsley Wintrip Harris and Christine Carlton.

At one of Grupo Vidanta’s Nuevo Vallarta showrooms, a sprawling illustration of the grounds halts a group of potential buyers as they stare at the list of coming attractions—as if the lure of a coastal luxury resort in Mexico weren’t enough already.

In the heart of Calgary’s Inglewood neighbourhood, behind an unassuming storefront window, lies a treasure trove of sparkling glass and crystal forms. This is owner Brian Imeson’s mecca, Circa Vintage Art Glass Inc.

High velocity performance and a heavy-duty motor are characteristics one would usually associate with the latest automotive release, but ever the innovator, Breville has released a new blending model for the kitchen that is teeming with power.

There is a widely disseminated quote by Greek historian Thucydides that states “The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.”

Northern California’s Silicon Valley been synonymous with tech industry innovations since the early 1980s, but now the tech set is moving north to Seattle’s South Lake Union district.

Estée Lauder’s Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Sculpting/Refinishing Dual Infusion is a shining example of the beauty leader’s scientific work (10,000 hours-worth of it).

“Your first obligation as a student is to fill your eyes with wonder.” Dr. Wade Davis—professor of anthropology, former explorer-in-residence at the National Geographic Society, author of 17 books and counting—has the full attention of an auditorium of students at the University of British Columbia.

On October 16, 1945, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) was created, born from the idea that freedom from want of food can be achieved for the health and strength of all people.

For some, the end of summer is ripe with nostalgia. The days fade earlier and the weather cools, conjuring up memories of school satchels and collections of freshly sharpened number two pencils. Now, thanks to London-based institute the School of Life, there’s reason to stock up on stationery well past grade school.

There is a moment when you first learn to ride horseback that suddenly everything clicks. You learn to let go and trust your partner, and the trot you’ve spent hours mastering graduates to a rhythmic lope.

Achille Maramotti introduced Italian prêt-à-porter fashion to the masses when he launched Max Mara in 1951, a time when women were still visiting dressmakers and tailors. Max Mara’s tailor-made suit project, Sartoriale, launches today.

With cider’s lineage dating as far back as the Roman Empire and the Dark Ages, it’s a surprise that its popularity in North America didn’t peak sooner, but the drink is now experiencing a resurgence in Canada.

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.

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.

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.

Quartz surface manufacturer Caesarstone will present its latest collaboration at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile furniture fair in Milan tomorrow: a conceptual installation with award-winning London design studio Raw-Edges.

Examining Edward Burtynsky’s work is an exercise in truth and consequence. Whether you find evidence of environmental disruption or are simply stunned by the scale and force of Burtynsky’s work, you will eventually land somewhere in the realm of the artist’s message: we were there.

With a roster of design partnerships that include Lego, Pantone, and Paul Frank, Scandinavian design company Room Copenhagen is continuing to mould itself into a leader amongst the design set, and its latest collaboration is no exception.

Movember is upon us. This year, Holt Renfrew has collaborated with British designer Sir Paul Smith to create a collection of mittens benefitting the charity.

The influence of French fashion photographer Guy Bourdin’s work on the global creative community is indisputable. Both stunning and controversial, the scenes Bourdin captured in the sixties and seventies were sexual and surreal, sometimes dark and violent, and laced with saturated colours.

Pink Tartan’s designer Kim Newport-Mimran is known for her signature sportswear and preppy silhouettes in bold colours. As such, her inspiration for this season may come as a surprise.

Retro simplicity, swingers’ style, and a penchant for revolution—there’s something time-honoured about 1960s London, and eyewear brand Cutler and Gross has captured it.

Le Labo’s nine City Exclusive scents pay tribute to specific cities where Le Labo shops are found, and are only available in the city they’re named for—until now. Le Labo has released the full City Exclusives collection online and in its various boutiques worldwide, so you can stock up on your favourite scent without the added airfare.

The icon of the compact knife world, the Victorinox Swiss Army Knife, has a new look. Ten new looks, to be exact.

Emerson Fry knows who she’s dressing. Her clientele want to be prepared and polished, and invest in clothes with ease, forgoing complicated trends.

The style-conscious and visually-inclined can breathe a sigh of relief—there is no longer a need to choose function over form for the sake of fewer camera scratches.