FROM THE ARCHIVE: In 2001, the four venturesome founders of Cityscape Development Corporation set out to create a dynamic new district in Toronto. Now, it’s the site of an eclectic collection of artists, businesses and residences. And it all began with an old whisky warehouse.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: Hidekazu Tojo, one of the most respected chefs and restaurateurs in Vancouver, was born in post-war Japan in Kagoshima, at the southernmost tip of Japan.
For Ottawa native Sandra Oh, getting to the top is only half the battle. She’s had the fortitude to not only succeed, but to do it on her own terms.
Perhaps it was Marlon Brando who popularized the notion of owning an island when he purchased one after filming Mutiny on the Bounty in the 1960s. And in 1963, Aristotle Onassis bought a private island, Skorpios, in the Ionian Sea.
Katie Gold’s striking ceramic shoes, boots and handbags are reminiscent of the opulent silk and brocade dancing slippers of the 19th century.
It’s true. A rose by any other name would be delicious. Rose essence and rosewater, both distillates of rose petals, are turning up in swishy cocktails at your favourite watering holes and in desserts at upscale restaurants.
It’s one of the most iconic images of the 20th century: a young woman walks through a crowd of gawking men in an Italian city and tries to keep her composure. You can just hear the whistles and catcalls.
As with most gruelling undertakings, my decision to ascend Mount Kilimanjaro was one I made lightly and on a whim.
The age of sound bites, of entertainment masking political opinion-making, of beauty over substance, seems so entrenched now as to be moot. What James L. Brooks was alarmed about in Broadcast News, in which the ability to shed crocodile tears while taping an interview was more important by far than being up to date on any judicial inquiry, seems almost laughably mellow now.