To celebrate Asian Heritage Month, try making this deceptively simple BBQ saba mackerel from Winston’s chef Douglas Lee. As with the dishes on his menu at Winston, this Asian-inspired recipe is best made with local produce and enjoyed with Canadian wine.
Situated in an olive grove in the countryside of Ostuni, Valle d’Itria, in Italy’s Puglia region, lives SS House by REISARCHITETTURA. This private vacation home was designed for slow living, meant for relaxing underneath the hot Italian sun and appreciating the lush natural environment. The capacious abode is clad in white lime plaster and local dry stone, echoing the influence of traditional Apulian architecture, with contemporary flare.
The city’s coffee culture has undergone an exciting transformation, due in part to the pandemic, but also in response to trends developing countrywide. Developments in the city’s coffee culture—such as the emergence of hybrid café/corner store concepts—also show just how forward-thinking some of Vancouver’s stalwart coffee shops were. Here are the five best places to stay caffeinated on the coast in 2022.
If there’s a stalwart interior design firm in Western Canada, it is surely Vancouver’s Falken Reynolds. Since its opening ten years ago, the firm, led by principals Kelly Reynolds and Chad Falkenberg, has made a name for itself by designing interiors that ooze West Coast charm.
At The Maybourne Riviera in the Côte D’Azur, Gorden Wagener, chief design officer of Mercedes-Benz Group AG had a surprise to reveal. Pulling back the heavy drapery that enshrouded the contents of a purpose built tent, Wagener revealed Mercedes-Benz’s new Vision AMG, an extraordinary show car.
Adding a single skin-fermented white wine (aka orange wine) or a low-intervention wine (often known as natural wine) to a portfolio of conventionally made wines has become common. But Ontario’s Rosewood Estates Winery has undergone a remarkable transformation by adopting low intervention production for almost all its wines.
One of the key components of luxury beauty products is fragrance, designed to create or change a mood, or evoke a memory. But fragrant ingredients in products for skin, body and hair can also have an unintended consequence: allergic reactions and skin irritation. If you’re keen on eliminating some of the scents from your routine, here are 10 products to try.
The Napa Valley has always been lauded as North America’s premier wine region, and this summer new openings, renovations and education-centric activities will be enticing for both novice and advanced oenophiles.
Sailing is the most common way to explore the 32 islands forming St. Vincent & The Grenadines, a secluded string of islands and coral cays dotting the eastern Caribbean Sea between St. Lucia and Grenada. St. Vincent is the largest of the chain, but of the nine inhabited islands, one of the more interesting is the whale-shaped Palm Island, home to the luxurious Palm Island Resort.
Five years in the making and working across two continents, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) opened the doors to its Cartier and Islamic Art: In Search for Modernity exhibition this past weekend, and this is one you don’t want to miss.
The 12 villages of the remote Bavona Valley in the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino share similar characteristics, but their stone architecture is less representative of that archetypal Swiss style. That’s not the only thing marking them as outliers—this valley of stone exists completely off the grid.
No longer considered a drink solely for special occasions, sparkling wine is now widely drunk on its own as a casual sipping wine, as an aperitif, and with meals. And although champagne might be the gold standard, it has plenty of competition.
Alessa Valdez, chef at the Restaurant at Phantom Creek Estates, has invigorated the Okanagan food scene with her fine-dining-meets-wine-country-casual approach to cooking. This spring risotto, a home-cookery take on the standout dish from her recently debuted spring menu, is the perfect way to celebrate the Okanagan Valley’s post-winter awakening.
Balancing rustic charms with modern largesse, Alain Carle Architecte’s La Charbonnière is tucked on a mountainside overlooking the Saint Lawrence River in Quebec. The site was previously completely cleared by the developer, posing a challenge for the Montreal-based firm to transform the overexposed lot. Their solution is unexpected but surprisingly well suited to the area—it is black and brutalist, yet still right at home in the lush Cap à L’Aigle landscape.
If an in-depth understanding and wholesome appreciation of a thing is dependent on juxtaposition and cross-examination, then no winery knows and loves Roussillon like Res Fortes.
For those that enjoy all the vibrancy of Mexican cuisine, a new eatery has been added to Vancouver’s ranks. Opening last month in Gastown, Monarca Cocina Mexicana has already established itself as a worthy rival to all the rest, serving up a modernized Mexican menu of fresh and punchy flavours in a contagiously lively interior.
About 87 feet long, the G25 Metri is the smallest yacht in the Italian builder’s Grande series–a line of prestige vessels originally envisioned as starting at 100 feet and going up from there. But the trim G25 is indeed Grande in every sense.
Eliurpi redefines hat-wearing through its unique approach to design. With references to art nouveau—a movement that dominated Barcelona at the turn of the 20th century—the hats are wearable art, statement pieces that demands your attention.
Tradition and traditional are powerful concepts in marketing wine and many other products. A commodity or service described as traditional is something that has been around for a long time and is so good that it hasn’t changed; it has survived intact because its quality has been endorsed by generations. Here’s why you should be skeptical of the terms.
Hermès has welcomed a new collection to their lineup of luxury beauty: Plein Air. The collection is dedicated to the skin—it is an homage to the pleasure of experiencing open air and allowing the face to bask in natural light.
Northwest of Ottawa, the town of Deep River sits between the Ottawa River and the old-growth forests of Algonquin Provincial Park. Here is where Anupaya Cabin Co. has sprouted, a wilderness retreat for city dwellers to rest and relax, and which co-owner Shan MacLaggan joyfully describes as “welcome desolation.”
Vancouver-based furniture brand Sundays has launched its second collaboration with local multidisciplinary artist Scott Sueme. Sueme balances boldness with subtlety in two uniquely optical creations: the Free Study and New Tides rugs.
While the historical plastic recycling rate hovers around 10 per cent, eco-conscious brands and individuals are striving to cut out plastic entirely—a Herculean task in the modern world. A new framework promises a provisional solution: plastic neutrality.
When the lights dim inside the 19th-century Anglican church in downtown Montreal, a master of ceremonies takes centre stage below its neo-Gothic catenary arches. Spectators share laughs and bottles of wine, applaud—and then the lights go out.
Straight and Marrow’s chef, Chris Lam, has the perfect recipe for you to convey how much you appreciate everything your mom has done for you.
The firm’s name, taken from the flower that turns toward the sun, reflects this devotion to finding the extraordinary. Nowhere is that more on display than in Heliotrope’s Buck Mountain Cabin.
The world’s greatest film festival is almost upon us. In a couple of weeks, the glitterati will descend upon the Côte d’Azur for the 75th Cannes Film Festival. Undoubtedly there will be plenty of fashion moments, but the ceremony is also a chance for jewellers to show off their daring creations—in the case of Chopard, the coveted Palme d’Or trophy.
Ciarán “Rowdy” Rooney, the head distiller at Wicklow, Ireland’s, Glendalough Distillery, didn’t want to make “just another pink gin.” Although he doesn’t speak favourably of what he calls “confected” pink gins, the main motive behind Rooney’s desire to produce a rose gin of distinction is a more personal one.
On Toronto’s lively King Street West, a new sort of club has opened its door. Awash in opulent art deco–inspired design, Clio Club’s swanky interiors and bespoke experience recall the social club from days of yore. And unlike most of the nightclubs along the strip, you won’t find a lineup out the door on a Saturday night.
Released at Paris Design Week this past March, Theoreme Editions Collection 02 comprises objects and furniture curated by Parisian creatives David Giroire and Jérôme Bazzocchi. This newest collection focuses on the tangible exchange between technical design and the imagination, creating a dialogue between modern art and functionality.
Located in St. Catherines on the southern shore of Lake Ontario, Neptunus Yachts has been quietly creating magnificent cruising yachts for more than 30 years. It has launched more than 180 to date, including a growing number of CE Category A ocean-certified vessels, including the acclaimed Neptunus 650F.
The latest alternative to the glass bottle is paper. Paper has two of the advantages of plastic and aluminum: it doesn’t shatter like glass, and it’s very light–the weight of a paper bottle of wine is essentially the weight of the contents.
Oribe’s products have transformed how we think about hair care. And while the brand is familiar to many, especially those who have an affinity for luxury, the brand’s heritage, rooted in inspiration, craftsmanship, and artistry, is less well known.
If you’re going to park an Italian car in your driveway, you might as well make it unique. That’s the philosophy behind the Maserati Fuoriserie customization program now available for North American customers.
Cinco de Mayo (May 5) is a Mexican holiday commemorating the triumph of the country’s soldiers over French troops in 1862. It is sometimes confused with Mexico’s Independence Day but is always a good opportunity to get together with friends and family for some tasty cocktails. NUVO has compiled a list of the three best cocktails to toast the occasion.
It’s easy to get swept away by the romance of space travel. From the moon landing to the mania surrounding the Mars One fiasco, humans tend to indulge their wildest fantasies in the cosmos. But aerospace has a dirty secret.
Lake Como, a well-known destination of ethereal appeal, has captured the attention of present-day celebrities and English romantic poets alike. To experience the natural magnificence of Lake Como, head to the village of Pigra to visit Villa Peduzzi. Built in 1909, the five-level villa has been fully restored by Italian architect Andrea Meirana.
There’s no better way to take full advantage of the imminent strawberry surplus than by making a batch of pastry chef Shelley McKenzie’s syrup.
Palette Architecture has restored this home’s original character and revitalized the spirit of the brownstone while adding contemporary connections, grounded in both history and nature.
With recent editorial features in Vogue and Nylon, Antoine Manning’s apparel brand Homage Year is on the come up. Launched in 2021, the Ova Manifestation and Mini Ova bags have already made their way to the shelves of Saks Fifth Avenue, been worn by artists like Tierra Whack, and been praised as the new “it” bag by Essence magazine.
If you’re still looking for the perfect way to spoil your mom, opt for one of these luxurious and elegant gifts. From stunning jewellery to timeless bags, these are for the mother who appreciates nice things, even if she would never buy them for herself.
A part of Assouline’s Spring 2022 Classics Collection, Greek Islands is a photographic exploration of the extraordinary beauty and culture of the islands that dot the Aegean Sea.
Here are NUVO’s five steps for finding fantastic natural wine at your local B.C., Ontario, or Quebec alcohol monopoly.
Majestic limestone peaks, verdant meadows, and emerald lakes—the Dolomites have some of Italy’s most spectacular natural scenery. Located between Venice and Austria, the mountains have long been a favourite ski destination for Italians, who flock there during the Christmas holidays, but the region is also becoming popular in the summer for hiking and other outdoor activities.
As the perfume capital of the world, Grasse, France, attracts aficionados to luxuriate in its fragrant atmosphere and history. British Columbia native Jessica Buchanan is one of them.
We immersed ourselves in the new 2023 Range Rovers over a few days in Northern California and came away with the following impressions.
The Naramata Inn’s chef Ned Bell loves to cook seafood and highlight local ingredients. This chowder, a smorgasbord of all things aquatic, is a grand celebration of British Columbia’s finest ingredients.
Traditional construction techniques get a modern revision in beef architeki’s Casa Fly. The Mallorca home’s façade displays the ancient dry stonework found throughout the island, while the angular silhouette and floor-to-ceiling windows establish Casa Fly as a 21st-century home meant for luxury and entertaining. The Slovakian firm drew inspiration from the Pedra en sec method, which uses tightly packed stone without mortar.
Herschel Supply Co.’s iconic bags just got a pop art reimagining. The Vancouver-based accessories brand, known for its stylish, no-fuss backpacks, has partnered with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts to create bold pieces inspired by the work of the pop art legend.
This year, 27 distilleries from the Comox Valley to the Kootenays converged on Vancouver, providing a vibrant scene matched in verve only by the liquors poured throughout. Here are five of B.C.’s best bottles to seek out, at home and afield.
Built to travel the most remote parts of the ocean while tackling rough seas with aplomb, explorer–or expedition–yachts typically exchange some level of luxury for greater fuel and storage capacity, and a superseaworthy, possibly ice-strengthened hull design. Rosetti’s new 38m Explorer delivers worldwide range without skimping on luxury.
If even a fraction of the world’s population implemented regenerative practices in their backyards, balconies, and community gardens, the results could be staggering. This article offers basic tips and techniques to maximize carbon sequestration in your garden.
The first of its kind in Montreal, the Champagne Box is the result of a partnership between W Montreal and Moët & Chandon.
Manila-based artist Leeroy New’s installation at Honolulu’s Foster Botanical Garden a special commission for the Hawai‘i Triennial, a citywide art exhibition being held across several venues until May 8.
This Raspberry-Chocolate Pavlova from the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts’ chef instructor Camila Takahashi is the perfect way to celebrate Easter without the hunt.
Sound House by Pacific Northwest architecture studio GO’C is a 5,500-square-foot single-family home on a steep slope site in Seattle’s Magnolia neighbourhood. The project replaced a 1920s house on the site but kept and reworked the paths and terraced gardens. The new house sits on a plateau at the top of the property to optimize views of the city and Puget Sound.
The drive through Banff National Park is sublime regardless of the car. However, when given the opportunity to drive it in Rolls-Royce’s new Black Badge Ghost, one of the world’s finest cars, the experience becomes even more sublime.
Zurich is one of the world’s great destinations for art lovers and design enthusiasts. But when it comes to relaxing in true Swiss style, the mountains beat out the city every time.
Fans of pinot grigio, the second-most-consumed white wine in North America, will surely know of Livio Felluga, possibly the most prestigious producer of white wine in Italy. The history of the Livio Felluga estate is well known not just to the people of Friuli Venezia Giulia but to all Italians and oenophiles.
A nascent renewable technology called wave energy provides an enticing solution. When the sun goes down or the wind stops blowing, coastal communities could rely on the constant movement of the ocean to power their cities.
A collection of Montreal restaurants are setting a new standard on the city’s restaurant scene.
If you are finding it hard to thaw out after a Canadian winter, the good news is that there are other parts of the world where the sun shines brightly and sandy white beaches beckon. To get some sun to even out your ski-goggle tan lines, here are some island escapes with luxury hotels that are calling your name.
Native Shoes launched in Vancouver in 2009 and has been making shoes with a “Live Lightly” attitude ever since. According to CEO Kyle Housman, the company’s purpose has always been to reduce the impact of climate change and to question the status quo.
Ferretti raises the bar— again —with its new 720. Bringing superyacht amenities into a more compact and practical footprint, this is one luxury cruiser we’re all going to see a lot more of.
Halibut season is back, and NUVO has the perfect recipe to celebrate with. This fresh one-pan meal from chef Alex Lavroff of the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts contrasts the flaky halibut with chewy morsels of mussel and chorizo.
Jean Verville architecte’s recently completed MB home is a testament to the punch mono-materiality can pack. Created for a pair of young professionals, the Montreal residence is a mature and well-designed answer to youthful quandaries.
For those who prefer their meals served with a side of sunshine, Hermès’ newest dinnerware delivers.
Jean-Pierre Allard, co-founder and president of Stadaconé, found inspiration in the rich history of Quebec and his own world travels. He combines both experiences to create a line of gin products with flavours from Canada, Asia, and places in between.
If sustainability, exclusivity, and luxury are key factors when choosing your holiday destinations, then a stay at Moliving’s Hurley House might be your next dream vacation.
Surfers will go to the far ends of the Earth in search of perfect waves. But in Nova Scotia, you can chase world-class surf on your lunch break—seriously.
For this edition of the Menswear Guide, NUVO looks to our spiritual home’s neighbour to the northwest, offering up seven of the best pieces of French menswear to have in your wardrobe this summer, regardless of the fact that you’re sunning on the shores of Lake Ontario rather than the French Riviera.
It’s back. The Interior Design Show (IDS) is making its much-anticipated return to Toronto. The design-forward festivities will take place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from April 7 – 10 and will explore the realm of possibility with this year’s dynamic theme, New Futures.
Spread over two floors, Harvey House is an inviting space, with warm wood and marble surfaces, a lively open kitchen, and locally-discovered vintage fixtures. The Papachs transformed the old train station over a three-year period, building a 2,000-square-foot prep kitchen, changing the layout, and enclosing a former train platform in glass.
The rarified treatment at Four Season’s Sensei Lanai’s hale pool, one of many designed by Sensei’s spa, is like having your senses fine-tuned. Here, health and wellness are more than just standard massages and a gym schedule; it’s the potential to also harness the mind.
Spring is almost here, the perfect time for a dose of me-time to feel healthy, positive and energized. At these recently opened wellness options across la belle province, there’s a focus on European trends such as hydrotherapy circuits, salt rooms and pressotherapy to help the body detoxify and calm the mind.
Occupying five acres in Belgium’s historic port city, the Botanic Sanctuary Antwerp is the charming newest occupant of a 15th-century monastery in the Theaterbuurt neighbourhood of Antwerp.
Although this year’s groundhog predicted an extended winter, you can still bring spring into your home with recipes that illustrate the change to brighter days—like this BC blueberry lemon ricotta toast.
Montblanc has partnered with Nimsdai Purja for the release of its latest novelty, the 1858 Geosphere Chronograph No Oxygen, the watch Nims will be wearing to summit Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen in May.
Built in California’s affluent Los Altos Hills in the 1960s, Round House by Feldman Architecture pays homage to a bygone era while celebrating modernity in its recent renovation.
The Swiss giant that is Rolex threw a curveball at Watches and Wonders this year. On opening day of the watch fair in Geneva, Rolex showed off a new GMT-Master II—an icon in the Rolex repertoire, best known for its two-tone bezels (and the nicknames they inspire).
With such gross amounts of clothing ending up in landfills every year, DUER’s intention is to make longer-lasting materials in styles that lean classic more than trendy.
Haute horlogerie meets haute couture at Chanel for a fashion-led collection of secret watches.
The South America Wine Guide is the brainchild and product of the sheer hard work of Amanda Barnes, an English wine writer who has lived in Argentina for the last dozen years.
Everyone’s favourite Swedish automaker, Volvo, is pushing toward an all-electric future with its first exclusively electric vehicle, the C40.
The curtain has come up on the watch industry’s big event in Geneva with the 2022 edition of Watches and Wonders, opening today to a crowd of invitation-only collectors, enthusiasts, retailers, and press.
If we were to assign animal-like qualities to yachts, then the 9X from Pershing is the big cat of the seas. Large, powerful, fast, stealthy, the 9X is one of those rare beasts you can’t help but admire in every possible way—the ultimate balance of muscle and grace.
Montreal rolls out the red carpet for visitors with cutting-edge contemporary public art, neighbourhoods transforming into the newest “it” spot, and design-worthy places to call home for a weekend or longer. For your next getaway to la belle province, consider these five new experiences in Montreal.
No longer simply a form of divination, tarot is now seen as a lifestyle enhancer, aiming to help improve mental and physical wellness.
Apart from a standard corkscrew and a basic stemmed glass, wine accessories are luxuriant but totally unnecessary. Here are five of the most fun—and totally unnecessary—accessories available to today’s hedonist.
The AI-powered Colony is not your everyday hotel. Created by DistrictHive, the eco-friendly podtel is a technology-driven lodging concept that allows the guest to access everything by the touch of a button for a self-sustaining carbon-neutral off-grid experience.
You thought the popularity of electric motors would make Mercedes’ performance division quietly disappear? Think again. The automaker just shared the spicy details of the upcoming Mercedes-AMG EQE 4MATIC+ electric sedan, and it promises to be as thrilling a drive as past V8-powered E-Classes.
In early March, NUVO attended Courvoisier Cognac’s We Found Joy event in New York. The star cocktail of the evening—The Gala—evoked quiet summer days in Courvoisier’s home of Jarnac, France. Courvoisier has provided the recipe for The Gala so NUVO readers can enjoy a bit of Jarnac via New York at home.
What a beautiful thing—to become enthralled with a place that helps us recall warm memories, where echoes of laughter ring through our ears and the shadows of those we love linger in our gaze. Such is the case for the clients of this captivating 7,000-square-foot Silver LEED-certified residence on the Maui coast.
If one were to picture the epitome of serenity, it would probably look something like Tofino Resort + Marina’s new floating sauna. Moored in the frigid waters of B.C.’s Clayoquot Sound, the sauna combines the peace of nature with the physical release of a day at the spa.
While it is now possible to enjoy a delicious tequila-based cocktail at your favourite bar, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t add a few bottles to your home liquor cabinet. Here are six of the best on the market.
Back this year as a single combined event at six separate locations, the new Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show attracted more than 100,000 visitors over its five-day run, presenting hundreds of new and brokerage vessels of up to 60 metres in length.
Nestled between the two spires on the shoreline of the marble-blue Anse des Pitons bay, you’ll find the legendary Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort. This blissed-out beach resort of swishy palms, thatched parasols, and wraparound verandahs reopened in November after a five-month-long refurbishment.
While art cars are nothing new to BMW, its collaboration with pop art icon Jeff Koons has led to something special. Koons’ iconoclastic sculptures have frequently sold for eye-popping sums, so it makes sense that his collaboration with BMW would be just as eye-popping, with the M850i xDrive Gran Coupé serving as the canvas for a comic book aesthetic.
Chianti is not Tuscany, and Tuscany is not Chianti. Chianti co-exists with other Tuscan wine regions that sometimes struggle to escape the shadow of their better-known sibling.
A growing industry of sustainable building materials promises to curb deforestation and sequester a significant amount of carbon in the process. Chief among them is bamboo.