Summer 2013

NUVO Magazine Summer 2013 Cover featuring Bret Easton Ellis

Yachting's prestigious prize.

When the yachts take to the water for the 34th America’s Cup, it will be a sight unlike any yacht race (let alone any America’s Cup race) in  history.

Air pressure.

Love him or loathe him, philosopher Alain de Botton has gotten a couple of things quite right. “There is psychological pleasure [during] takeoff,” he writes in The Art of Travel. “For the swiftness of the plane’s ascent is an exemplary symbol of transformation.”

Meat on a stick.

The first clue is often a subtle aroma, a heady mix of cooked meat and charcoal wafting on an otherwise fresh breeze. The scent triggers a primal hunger, and suddenly you notice a haze of smoke rising nearby.

A hidden gem.

The hamlet of Priddis, Alberta, is a whistle stop off Highway 22X. Here in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies, on 13 hectares of resplendent natural beauty, is Azuridge. Once a private residence, now a 13-suite estate hotel, Azuridge is a hidden gem in the verdant forest lands.

The Constellation Collection and the Dalmore Selected by Daniel Boulud.

“Whisky runs in my blood,” says Richard Paterson, spirited ambassador for the Dalmore and a third-generation whisky man. Paterson’s skill at tasting, assessing, and blending whiskies has become so acute he is affectionately known in the trade as “the Nose”.

A plate of art.

Centuries ago, porcelain was born from fire in China, and today its fine sheen continues to elevate the common plate to a higher realm. By way of this baptism by fire comes Bernardaud, which recently debuted a new collection to celebrate its 150th anniversary.

Kindred scents in Paris.

Scent is a finicky thing. Nicolas Cloutier, a Quebec City transplant now living in Paris, knows that personal fragrance is not something to be sniffed at. With a marketing degree from HEC Montréal in his pocket and his heart on his sleeve, the 37-year-old entrepreneur opened Nose, a one-of-a-kind perfume concept store.

Are frontier markets the place to put your money?

It was all Jim O’Neill’s fault. In November 2001, the chair of Goldman Sachs’ asset management division started talking about how the BRIC countries—Brazil, Russia, India, China—would soon outstrip the developed nations and come to rule the economic world.

That trademark voice.

Dido received a little unexpected help from her son, Stanley, when it came to recording her new album, Girl Who Got Away. Though she wrote most of the songs before his birth in July 2011, he made his own contributions in utero, making his opinion known about various tunes.