The secret is out: Portugal can no longer claim its once-held status as a hidden gem. Yet, for all the fanfare, even its capital city of Lisbon feels unspoilt.
The Vancouver-based musician opens up about domesticity, honesty, and musical re-emergence as he releases his new album More or Less.
The inaugural multi-day festival showcased world-class talent, mere minutes from the city centre.
A half-hour drive from Portugal’s bustling capital Lisbon, the city of Sintra is often referred to as a fairy-tale haven.
The sleek accomodation sitting harbourside in the historic city centre has been dubbed “the rainbow hotel.”
Known for crafting a MoMA-worthy trash can, Danish brand Vipp has brought its innovative sensibilities to the hotel world.
The internationally-renowned luggage and lifestyle brand gets a new home at home.
The Chinatown-adjacent eatery known for its West Coast–inspired Asian dishes celebrates its third birthday with a major menu overhaul.
A new dockside eatery from four of the city’s celebrated chefs.
This line of luxury trailers was developed by architect Matthew Hofmann to support what he calls a mobile lifestyle.
This series of books highlights a city, region, or country—all through the viewfinder of fashion’s finest photographers.
Japanese athletic company ASICS comes to Canada.
Immediately upon check-in to Motif Seattle, guests are immersed in local culture.
The 11-key boutique hotel on Harbour Island is the latest hideout to be launched by Eleven Experiences.
Oscar Wilde once wrote that “Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.” His Irish homeland is proof.
The Swiss brand comes to Vancouver as official timekeeper for the Rugby Sevens.
The Argentina-born, France-based sculptor puts a twist on the standard park bench.
The Hack series is a line of fixtures and accessories with a Tom Dixon–approved, do-it-yourself flair.
There’s nothing wrong with chocolates, roses, and prix fixe meals, but jewellery may just be the most resonant nonverbal expression of love you can buy.
The Kelowna artist uses money to craft unorthodox animal forms and busts.
A look at the Vancouver contemporary ballet company’s 32nd season.
The city’s crop of veggie-forward eateries goes beyond mere trend.
Whether spectating or sailing, the race is a thrilling way to spend the final days of the year.
Kenzo Takada has rerouted his style from runway to residential reimagining for French furniture maison Roche Bobois.
The 6,400-square-foot space is like a getaway all on its own.
It was an occasion of celebration, not mourning, that inspired the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal’s exhibition entitled Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything.
For over 45 years, Aranow has collected, catalogued, studied, and sold tens of thousands of patterned fabrics, now available to the masses through the Textile Hive database.
To celebrate the past two decades of author J.K. Rowling’s ever-growing universe, the British Library will host a new exhibition called Harry Potter: A History of Magic.
For its first foray outside of fragrances, niche perfumery Le Labo presents two no-nonsense—though undeniably chic—collections this October.
The Saint Laurent legacy lives on in two new museums.
Endless winery options and easygoing waterside vibes have long made Kelowna a go-to British Columbian getaway.
The Swiss beauty brand opens its first North American store in Vancouver’s Oakridge Centre.
The family-owned business brings artisan doughnuts to Manitoba’s capital.
The World residents have every whim catered to—the onboard mantra is “luxury is getting what you want, when you want it, without having to ask for it—and not even knowing you wanted it.”
An eight-day journey on Spain’s first tourist train takes travellers along the narrow and winding track through the lush northern coast, known as “Green Spain”.
Vista Alegre and Christian Lacroix collaborate for the sixth time on a fantastyland tableware collection.
La Glace’s bricks-and-mortar Kitsilano parlour is a welcome addition to Vancouver’s ice cream scene.
The French maison adds two new lines to its Blossom jewellery collection.
Chef J.C. Poirier returns to his Quebecois roots with a new Railtown restaurant.
La Grande Roue de Montréal not only gives an unparalleled vantage point of the city’s skyline, it will doubtless become an integral addition to it.
While the series melds styles from the maison and Koons alike, the artist does not shy away from leaving his mark.
For 10 years, Emmanuel Farré has been elevating leather pieces with patina treatments.
From within the glass-fronted shop of Vancouver’s L’Éclair de Génie, rows of brightly decorated éclairs beckon to passersby.
Seattle-based outdoor apparel and accessory brand Filson embarks on its 120th year and first Canadian location.
No one knows quite what to make of Jesse Cook. Often referred to as a flamenco guitarist, the Juno Award winner’s repertoire is nothing if not diverse.
Rather than revisiting raspberry cordial, broken slates, and puffed sleeves, the new series will instead focus on an original set of adventures for Anne and her Avonlea friends.
Enter: a 24-karat gold-flake-infused taco shell with luxe fillings of langoustine, Kobe beef, black truffle brie cheese, and a sprinkling of Almas Beluga caviar.
Charred octopus with heart of palm, arugula salsa verde, and cranberry relish makes a next-level special-occasion meal.
After hours of theme park rides’ winding lines in Floridian heat, the oasis-like Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes provides a welcome reprieve.
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art gets a $400-million, 10-storey extension designed by Norwegian-American firm Snøhetta.
When it comes to satisfying a sweet tooth, Jenna Rae Cakes has all the answers.
Named after the equally extravagant Louis XIV, this light fixture is the embodiment of updated traditions translated for the modern world.
Inspired by found sketches of a bespoke comb created for his great-grandfather, Slovakia-based designer Tomas Veres endeavoured to create a product of equal quality.
The Ace Hotel New York debuts a month-long gallery exhibition and hosts a fashion show celebrating the textile archives of Portland’s Textile Hive.
There is a difference between growing tea and making tea—Westholme Tea Farm accomplishes both.
The southern state’s beach towns are not as well-known as some of their more northern neighbourhoods, but this makes them true ocean pearls.
Designer Hayden Lasher delivers an eponymous three-piece collection of New York–made handbags.
Objetik’s diverse collection finds cohesion by rooting itself in the core qualities of sustainability and utilitarianism.
To celebrate the sparkling cityscape, the fourth annual Illuminate SF Festival of Light hosts series of events showcasing 35 installations until New Year’s Day.
The Nutcracker ballet has become a quintessential holiday tradition, though dance companies have been known to put their own spins on the classic tale.
Deborah Lau-Yu of Palettera has made it her mission to convey celebratory occurrences in a tangible, timeless manner.
One could easily zip past the twin Vancouver Island towns of Parksville and Qualicum Beach without ever realizing they’re there. Yet, lined by the Salish Sea and enveloped in Coastal Douglas firs, it only takes one visit to understand why many find solace in these two tucked-away communities.
Small Wonders: Gothic Boxwood Miniatures comes to the Art Gallery of Ontario displaying more than 60 boxwood carvings—rosaries, prayer beads, altar pieces—from Northern Europe, dating back as far as the 1500s.
Three years in the making, Serena Ryder’s album Utopia contains music that does not shy away from pain.
Roche Bobois enlists the help of Maison Christian Lacroix to create a mélange of design elements from each era of 20th-century French history.
In the age of modern-day metropolises, the Shildan Group is looking at a more minimal manner of design for buildings.
On now until February 19 at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, She Photographs encourages its audience to consider the role of contemporary photography from a female perspective.
The Solar Impulse 2 made headlines as the first solo-piloted plane to fly around the world without using a single drop of fuel, but the ultimate goal is to encourage the everyman to embrace energy efficiency.
Louis Vuitton expands its repertoire from leather goods and fashion to debut a highly anticipated perfume collection: Les Parfums Louis Vuitton.
On August 20, an anticipated 10,000 people will gather in Whistler Blackcomb to celebrate the nation’s top cheese-makers, invited by the Dairy Farmers of Canada to showcase their best and newest creations.
Le Duc Ha, an artist highly regarded for crafting terracotta pottery and art depicting traditional Vietnamese figures, had the studio built for him this year by architectural collective Tropical Space.
“Nature is so beautiful that adding to it has no purpose.”
To commemorate the Hollow Tree’s hallowed history, a golden sculpture in its likeness has been created by none other than Vancouver’s Douglas Coupland.
There’s nothing quite as charmingly twee as a Wes Anderson scene—except, perhaps, a boxed diorama of a Wes Anderson scene.
Christian Louboutin’s first Canadian flagship arrives this week.
It’s no easy task to compete with the natural beauty of Kauai’s North Shore, but the St. Regis Princeville Resort and premier beauty curator Violet Grey will help you try.
Perhaps you know Denver best from its airport, hardly skimming the ground en route to your final destination. If so, slow down a bit; the Mile High City makes a solid case to stay a couple days at least.
From July 16–September 11, the Milk Glass Co. event space will host a pop-up VR “experience centre”, where 20 audience members at a time will don the futuristic headsets for an immersive, reality-bending program.
Colorado’s modern hotels have transcended outdated tropes (paintings of stallions, cowboy-booted concierges) in favour of luxe accommodations which take more subtle cues from the region’s history.
Colorado’s landscape is the ideal canvas for outdoor recreation. With its ballyhooed 300 annual days of sunshine, the state is famous for both its winter spots and warm-weather adventuring.
Le Creuset celebrates the opening of its largest boutique to date this summer in Vancouver.
It’s not a scene typically associated with haute couture.
There is an unexpected friendship between beer and fine dining, and Food & Beer reveals the merit of the union.
Prada’s beloved Made to Measure service is now in Canada.
Richer in every respect than your average gelato, the buffalo milk treat has a silky texture, full flavour, and it spreads smoothly into brightly-coloured cups.
At first glance, Sebastian ErraZuriz’s Wave Cabinet appears solid; but with a gentle pull, a domino effect is initiated, unexpectedly setting the cabinet in motion.
Something unexpected lies beneath the manholes of Lodi, Italy.
To celebrate the 85th birthday of their classic Reverso model, horological hero Jaeger-LeCoultre has collaborated with shoe designer Christian Louboutin.
Canada not only boasts countless lovely cafés—but increasingly, more coffee roasting companies are cropping up to better control the profile of their signature brews. Herein, a nod to five Canadian roasters that all coffee aficionados should have on their radar.
There’s an undeniable charm to miniature figurines, delicate pieces of a greater world.
Inspired by the enigmatic darkness of classic stories, the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Fairy Tale Fashion exhibition draws upon the gritty reality of fantasy tales by Perrault, Anderson, and the Brothers Grimm.
For many, treehouses recall fond memories of whiling away hours in a childhood backyard haven. Chewton Glen’s Treehouse suites, which sit amid branches on the edge of the mystical-feeling New Forest in Hampshire, England, recall that nostalgic delight, allowing guests the chance to revel in the novelty of life in the trees
Along with establishing Saks as the exclusive Canadian carrier for luxe international brands including upscale beauty and fragrance lines By Terry, Maison Francis Kurkdjian, and Memo Paris, this foray north sees an elevation in the quality of customer service.
“When you observe a tea master infusing tea, you will see she is constantly monitoring the infusion progress with her senses. It’s as much a labour of love as it is expertise and a lifetime of experience.”
Founded in 2011 by marketing agency Sid Lee in partnership with Cirque du Soleil, C2 Montréal adheres to a new theme each year in an endeavour to stay proactive in the business world.
Determined to liberate bonbons from their “guilty pleasure” status, San Francisco native Ben Tseitlin began making chocolate in 2009, using ingredients that left him feeling good post-indulgence.
Embroidery has traditionally been used as embellishment: a decorative flower on a handkerchief here, a geometric pattern adorning a quilt there. Over the years, however, the contemporary art world has reclaimed needlepoint, and challenged the medium’s norms.
Fully noise isolating, the 45mm neodymium high-performance drivers harness a rich tone by way of the oxygen-free, woven copper cables. Welcome to a stylish audiophile’s dream.
In 2009, inspired by his daily encounters with torrent download status bars, Brent Wadden decided to begin a project depicting this routine part of his life. And so he turned to weaving.
Club Monaco once again delivers on their promise of classic style, this time collaborating with Place Nationale, the London-based bohemian inspired clothing line and vintage renewal brand.