Social distancing has re-introduced the art of the picnic to our everyday lives, for many it has become their only form of engagement with their friends. Paris-based, Franco-American chef Justin Kent shares some insight into how to make a picnic special.
Canada may not have a reputation for its chocolate manufacturing the way, say, Switzerland does, yet the Maritimes were a shipping hub for sugar, spices, and molasses imported from the Caribbean around the turn of the century, and as a result, the confectionery industry historically flourished.
Sure, there’s the adage “What’s old is new,” but does that really explain why the world’s original alcoholic beverage is creating buzz again?
There are no wrong choices—but there are many choices. Let this guide help you navigate the city’s Chinese food scene.
Though every Canadian region has its sweet specialties, many are unknown beyond their particular places of origin—which is a shame, because they’re all delicious.
In honour of Canada day we are once again asking ourselves, what does the morning meal entail in different parts of the country?
FROM THE ARCHIVE: Vancouver-based food blogger Mijune Pak has made a career out of a lifelong obsession with scrawling thousand-word food journal entries.
Ten top-tier lingerie lines handcrafting garments in Canada.
The Toronto-born chef concocting culinary experiments as head of the fermentation laboratory.
The arrival of late summer’s bounty marks the official start of baking season.
The Singapore-born, New York–based author’s Crazy Rich Asians trilogy explores the unbelievable lives of Asia’s elite.
Eclectic mid-century cool in a historic West End neighborhood.
As the world’s aging population grows, a new host of tools designed for the dying has emerged.
Each seal conveys a different message—some are talismans encouraging inspiration, others represent safety, optimism, and parental devotion.
While it may lack the instant and dramatic impact of injectables or surgery, face massage is a powerful tool with the capacity to create noticeable aesthetic results.
Canadian chip companies adding crunch to the country’s snacking landscape.
Five scents, each carefully composed by master perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud in the company’s Grasse, France–based parfumerie, capture expressions of masculine energy.
Elegant and ambient, the Chesterfield Mayfair hotel is an accommodation evocative of another era in hospitality.
Thanks to a collaboration between Missoni and pool floaty makers Funboy, an elegant set of butterfly wings is eligible for addition to your floating menagerie.
The Biennale’s current theme intends to encourage the re-exploration of prevailing belief systems.
From June 29 until August 19, the Ottawa Art Gallery hosts Coupland’s new exhibition featuring 1,000 technicolour heads.
Its location—between the excitement of L.A. and the lush wine regions further north, also makes Santa Barbara a convenient addition to any coastal California itinerary.
A new exhibit traces the history of the cabin as both an architectural form and a cultural construct.
Toronto’s new Kit Kat Chocolatory pop-up is a very fun place to take a break.
A culinary program aims to connect locals and visitors alike with passionate home cooks for charming, friendly cooking classes.
A weekend in the wilderness, accompanied by celebrity survivalists and elevated by exemplary service—the Clubhouse may have created your new Father’s Day tradition.
Visitors to the Royal Ontario Museum this summer will be confronted by the meeting of two extraordinary minds.
The mystique of winemaker François Morissette’s nonconformist Niagara winery has been enhanced by a new addition to the property: the Restaurant at Pearl Morissette.
A new exhibition urges viewers to think deeply and critically of what they see when face to face with another.
The legendary watering hole opens a new location in Los Angeles.
A new exhibition provides a pan-national perspective on an iconoclast and his influences.
A cultural experience, wilderness retreat, and luxury vacation at once, to stay at Ocean House is to be a guest in a mystically beautiful world.
A “gag” birthday gift turns out to be an exceedingly rare Tom Thomson painting.
Norwegian graphic designer Marit Hovland may not have professional experience as a baker, but that has no bearing on the merit of her first cookbook—Bakeland: Nordic Treats Inspired by Nature.
It’s be five years since Vancouver’s Sonia Chhinji and Fouad Farraj began Woodlot by handmaking soaps and candles in their own kitchen using all-natural ingredients.
The sheer fancifulness of a supremely elegant pot product is part of the fun.
With only four products—a styling foam, a dry shampoo, a hair oil, and a masque—Voir’s products have been developed to deliver results and leave no residue behind.
Beth Bugdaycay, founder of Foundrae jewellery, created her line in part to help catalyze meaningful conversations.
For the uninitiated, melon pan requires some introduction.
The French-inspired upscale restaurant arrives in Vancouver.
A Q&A with Vreeland on her film documenting the illustrious career of Sir Cecil Beaton.
Nita Lake Lodge has had strong bones for 10 years; after a charming new stylistic refresh, its future looks bright as well.
A sophisticated new fish house in Vancouver’s Gastown neighbourhood.
A deliciously macabre read for those ready to make their childhood memories squirm.
The legacy of the Fatimids, the foremost Islamic power of their time, is being honoured in Canada.
An oasis of elegance and serenity with spectacular east-facing, sunrise views over False Creek.
With an aesthetic that melds art deco with futuristic sleekness, the two-storey, 22,000-square-foot space houses a multitude of concepts relevant to the modern sybarite.
What began as a handful of EVA silhouettes has evolved into a selection of sneakers, sandals, and boots for all seasons—and now, the Vancouver-based company’s first bricks-and-mortar location.
Plan a romantic poolside pas de deux at the five-diamond Adelaide Hotel.
The mall is facing a restructuring of epic proportions, one that promises to transform it from a humble—though high-performing—retail centre into a “little piece of a microcity.”
From Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal, and Toronto, here’s where to best cap off a romantic evening with a little something sweet.
Canadian lingerie line Fortnight has branched out, offering swimwear for the first time.
“Positioning Black contemporary art in the core of the ROM is a gesture of establishing presence…”
From Portland fine tea retailer Townshend’s Tea Company comes a new line of tea spirits.
After being phased out of the Vancouver scene in the seventies, neon signs are back in vogue.
The vinothérapie-focused brand brings an immersive concept shop to New York’s Meatpacking District.
Ancient forests and historic villas form the foundation of a resort like no other.
A look at how the Cal has morphed from elevated pin-up to something a little less post-watershed.
The 130-year-old luxury line gets a new look for its scented shea butter soaps.
In the era of personalization, Coach Create offers a bag nobody has.
Chow’s methodological precision meets a dedication to quality ingredients to create the true allure of his products.
In Japan, the most exquisite fate for a Hachiya is to be hand-dried, wherein it transforms into a delicacy known as a hoshigaki.
A new limited-edition collection from Drake’s brand October’s Very Own and Canada Goose.
As far as an annual tradition to incorporate into one’s holiday routine, a DIY wreath feels creative, contemplative, and celebratory.
With many events on the horizon, a lick of magmatic Rouge Louboutin Metalissime could very well be your secret weapon.
The iconic hotel unveils a $60-million makeover.
Bonnie Frumkin Morales hopes to fill kitchens worldwide with a taste of Eastern European hospitality.
What the elite invest in today is less visible and more valuable than ever before.
When the Polygon Gallery opens this November in North Vancouver’s lower Lonsdale neighbourhood, it will mark the completion of a project roughly four decades in the making.
For those curious to peek into one of London’s most exciting kitchens, Claridge’s: The Cookbook is a delicious read.
Tiffany & Co. unveils the opulent new Blue Box Café at its Fifth Avenue flagship.
At this restaurant, Japanese ingredients and philosophies overlay a base of classical French techniques, and are served with simple grace.
Step inside and your first impression may be of the hotel’s discretion.
Some foods are best eaten raw.
With its costume competitions, treats, and atmosphere of mischief, Halloween is Canada’s dominant masquerade festival—but it’s not our only one.
Fifty of Stettheimer’s theatrical multimedia works will be on display for the first-ever Canadian solo exhibit of her work.
If you identify as a foodie (or refuse to identify as a “foodie” because, oy, but essentially are one regardless) you know that a trip to Portland, Oregon, will not be a vacation in the traditional sense.
The Duniway is charming, centrally-located, and thoughtfully redesigned—a warm home for any visit to the City of Roses.
A new line of premium eyewear makes its debut.
For years, the Skin Girls provided esthetic treatments in pseudo-secrecy for its celebrity clientele. Now, with a new move to a large space in Vancouver’s Yaletown neighbourhood, things have changed—slightly.
Few things have the ability to delight as reliably as a swirly cone of soft serve—especially one that has been dunked in liquid chocolate.
For over 60 years, Rolex has been involved in equestrian sport—and each year has seen the level of competition intensify.
The luxury tea brand’s Vancouver location celebrates the Mid-Autumn Festival with tea-infused mooncakes.
Though the aroma of the forest is a muse to many perfumers, fougère fragrances—the family of green and woody scents—are still considered somewhat niche.
While Saskatoon has always had one of the highest number of restaurants per capita in Canada, casual fare long dominated the scene—that is until MacKay’s homecoming.
Set to launch in October 2017, the new Remai Modern will be an artist-centred institution unlike any Saskatchewan has seen.
The sequel to Rosen’s 2014 best-selling book, Toronto Eats is an approachable guide to standout meals from the city’s vibrant culinary scene.
These restaurants across Canada are offering more imaginative visions of the mid-morning meal.
One needs no occasion to enjoy the historic garden styles, rolling vineyards, and ancient wisteria vines that make this region so Edenic—only a sense of where to explore.
Have you heard about the skin-care line made by a beautiful woman who married a nobleman and inherited the ancient fountain of youth that had been preserved by his family for hundreds of years?
Contemporary dining in a gloriously retro historic bulding.
The yogawear megabrand’s original Vancouver location gets a multi-level expansion.
From hiking and biking to dining and relaxing, Calgary has plenty to offer weekend visitors.
Felines and flora combine in Chicago-based artist Stephen Eichhorn’s playful book of collages.
Just imagine a 16,000-square-foot underground world of European marble riddled with 29 beauty counters.
A guide to navigating the best of Vancouver’s sunny weather food scene.
At once a café and full-service salon, Distilled aims to provide a previously unavailable variety of pampering to Calgarians.
The enigmatic history of a once-famous fruit from Quebec.
Long a fixture in the Inglewood neighbourhood, Deane House has been imbued with new life.
See inside iconic and historical private residences from across the country.