Annie Leibovitz’s calendar girls.

The Pirelli Calendar. The name alone evokes a history of exclusivity, sex appeal, and artistry. Since 1964, the calendar has featured some of the world’s most beautiful models photographed under the artistic direction of renowned photographers.

Stan Douglas’ multimedia installation.

Amid the glittering skyscrapers so emblematic of Vancouver’s present and future, artist Stan Douglas finds substance in the city’s grittier past. “I wouldn’t say I’m nostalgic,” says Douglas of the installation. “Vancouver circa 1948 was not necessarily great.”

A smiling Irish eye.

Visitors to London this fall would do well to include In Residence, a pop-up exhibit of contemporary Irish art organized by noted Dublin gallerist Oliver Sears, in their must-see exhibition list.

Heidi Swanson’s cookbook for the healthy traveller.

Heidi Swanson’s fourth cookbook, Near & Far: Recipes Inspired by Home and Travel, is comprised of recipes inspired by either Swanson’s native Northern California or her beloved locales of Morocco, France, India, Italy, and Japan.

East meets West.

Abu Dhabi is familiar with the concept of the expat. The United Arab Emirates is home to thousands of expats from across the globe, working in industries that range from construction, to education, to aviation and more. Its most recent emigrant however, is the Louvre Abu Dhabi—an embodiment of this transcontinental meeting of east and west.

The Grande Dame of Athens.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: When perched at the open-air bar on the rooftop of the Hotel Grande Bretagne, as the sun slips behind the honey-hued Acropolis, it’s clear why this palatial property is known as the Grande Dame of Athens. While the views from the rooftop are breathtaking, so is its rich history.

Rare wheels convene in Vancouver.

Held on the Great Lawn at VanDusen Botanical Garden, Vancouver’s annual Luxury & Supercar Weekend is a veritable buffet of noteworthy and exciting cars.