Founded in 1872 by Arinobu Fukuhara, Shiseido is widely credited with bringing aspects of Western life and culture to the East.
Stuart Vevers, executive creative director for Coach, is a Yorkshireman who has an obsession with all things American. As Coach celebrates its 75th anniversary, Vevers discusses his plan for the classic brand.
Anthony Bourdain has built a reputation on his no bullshit approach and willingness to try every food at least once. His latest cookbook, Appetites, is laden with f-bombs (unsurprisingly) as Bourdain holds forth on the basics of home cooking—including recipes for what he cooks for his loved ones.
Grey Goose is one of the young success stories in the spirits world. The 19-year-old French vodka draws on generations of tradition and calls a 17th-century château in Cognac home.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: Okay, so I’m having lunch with Steve Martin, Woody Allen, and Jim Carrey. Steve turns to me and says, “Colin, my genius friend, how did such a modest, retiring man as yourself become a Canadian icon and a major US celebrity?”
Omar Gandhi’s portfolio of architecture highlights the spirit of its East Coast surroundings. Expanding his Halifax-based practice to Toronto, Gandhi continues to create structures that define perfection in simplicity.
Chelsea Handler said her new Netflix show would disrupt the late night talk show genre. On Chelsea, there is no mandatory opening monologue or house band. Handler is the celebrity, and she talks as much as the people she interviews—and the world is listening.
Alain de Botton’s brand of popular philosophy has long polarized opinions. His School of Life helps people find fulfillment in the everyday; his latest novel, The Course of Love, charts the intricate path of a long-term relationship.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: “You throw yourself on the benevolence of the world, believing some kind of wisdom will come of it.” —Canadian explorer Wade Davis