Comprising three structures—a main residence, a detached art studio, and a spa—the site encourages the homeowners to engage with the landscape, prompting them to move from one building to another.
A Foodie’s Guide to Tel Aviv
From bustling markets to white-tablecloth restaurants, we’ve rounded up our can’t-miss spots and activities in Tel Aviv that are sure bets for foodies.
The Most Fashionable Wine Brand in the World
For Rosie Assoulin, the New York–based fashion designer and co-founder of natural wine brand Vivanterre alongside her husband, Max Assoulin, wine and fashion go hand in hand.
Immerse Yourself in a World of Fantasy With Issue 18 of Acne Paper
Acne Studios invites readers to step into a visually captivating world of fantasy and play with the release of House of Acne Paper.
Bar Cart: Cîtroc Honey Melon
Gone are the days of kitschy, cloying, flavoured vodkas. The inglorious drinking fad of the 1990s has entered its elegant era, and nowadays brands are releasing refreshingly natural flavoured vodkas made for the ubiquitous drink of the moment: vodka sodas.
First Look: Pendry Chicago
Chicago’s Loop district is home to Pendry Chicago in the 1929 Carbide and Carbon Building. Originally designed by Burnham Brothers, the eye-catching 37-storey green terra cotta tower with gold accents was reportedly inspired by a champagne bottle.
Veuve Clicquot Celebrates 250 With a Collectors Edition by Paola Paronetto
Champagne dresses up a party. Veuve Clicquot does so in its signature yellow. Enter Paola Paronetto, and the Veuve Clicquot Grande Dame 2015 gets a makeover with an entirely new colour palette, a collaboration in celebration of the maison’s 250th anniversary.
Books to Add to Your Summer Reading List
Here are two must-read books to add to your spring reading list. Featured in NUVO’s Summer Issue, Rebecca Peng provides an in depth review.
Design Space: Sorelle by Meyer Davis
Italian elegance meets southern U.S. charm at New York-based firm Meyer Davis’s latest project. Situated in downtown Charleston, Sorelle is more than just a restaurant: three historic townhouses have been revamped to house a central bar, wine room, mercato, separate pizza and pasta counters, and grand dining room.
Tag Heuer Chronograph Glassbox
This new Carrera is a reinvention of an icon and yet another chapter in the Carrera’s storied existence.
Deep Space Medical-Care Challenge Aims to Make Deep Space Healthier
Ask the rocket man: it’s lonely out in space. Turns out it’s more than a little unhealthy too. It’s not just the difficulty of finding a pharmacy on the International Space Station or a doctor’s office on the moon. Astronauts have to contend with the absence of gravity, the threat of gamma rays, the lack of physical activity, and the mental strain of months away from solid ground. All of it combines to make being a deep space explorer one of the most hazardous jobs on Earth. Or off it.
Step Inside Halfmoon Bay House by Frits de Vries Architects
Good architecture builds windows instead of walls and makes poetry out of practical decisions. Take the cabin at Halfmoon Bay designed by, and for, a partner at Frits de Vries Architects + Associates. Where woods meet water, it’s a retreat for him, his partner, and their yellow lab, Taavi.
The Rustic Beauty of Umbria’s Tenuta di Murlo
For those who are serious about getting away from it all, Tenuta di Murlo offers immersion in the unspoiled landscape of Umbria.
Flooring by Or.nami
Or.nami, the Italian design brand known for its expressive museum-worthy wallpaper, has turned its attention underfoot.
A Dip for the Whole Family
Hānai’s Tess Bevernage conjures her Hawaiian childhood with this kamaboko dip.
Home of the Week: The Arbor House by Brown & Brown
Turning to Brown & Brown, an Aberdeenshire design firm, the couple were able to realize a house—the Arbor House, as it’s come to be called—that captured everything they had been looking for.
Grande Cuvée Quintessence
For those unable to make the trek to the cellars of Grand Marnier’s Château de Bourg-Charente, Grande Cuvée Quintessence, the brand’s latest ultrapremium offering, replicates the mood.
The Canadian Chef-sommelier Duo Behind Michelin-star Restaurant Comice
Noam Gedalof and Etheliya Hananova at Comice in Paris, where the chef-sommelier duo has created a restaurant experience that goes beyond food and wine.
Bar Cart: Bombay Sapphire Citron Pressé
Citron Pressé, the newest offering from Bombay Sapphire, is the solution to the summer gin conundrum.
Jaguar’s Final V8 Sports Car
The 2024 Jaguar F-Type 75 models are a victory lap, a last hurrah for the V8-engine era, as Jaguar looks ahead to the electrified future.
Filmmaker Spotlight: Graham Foy
Graham Foy’s ambitions are simple: to keep working and hone his artistic voice and vision.
The Canadian Beauty Brand Creating Customized Foundation Using A.I. Technology
When Susanne Langmuir was looking for a foundation without silicones, she did what any serial beauty entrepreneur would do: made her own.
Red Barn Winery at Jagged Rock
Red Barn Winery at Jagged Rock is a repurposed barn deep in the vineyards where guests see how vines are tended and wine is made.
Singer-songwriter Jake Wesley Rogers Reckons with His Past for a Future of Queer Liberation
Effortlessly, Jake Wesley Rogers flows between storyteller, power vocalist, comedian, and therapist throughout his performance.
First Look: The HighAcre
West of Hamilton in the town of Dundas, a grand red-brick farmhouse built in 1867 has been reimagined into the HighAcre, a modern boutique inn.
Design Space: Paste by Studio Author
“Isn’t this place amazing? They think of everything,” a patient says unprompted in Paste Dental’s cozy grotto of a waiting room. They are unexpected words for a dental clinic, but Dr. Derek Chung, who opened Paste late last year, is something of an anti-dentist.
Dive Watches to Keep You On Time All Summer Long
Whether you intend to use one of these watches for actually diving or just for splashing around in a pool, why not take the plunge and sport a diver on your wrist this summer.
Pietro Franceschini: A Realm Between Art and Function
Mere months before the pandemic began, Pietro Franceschini decided to take a step back from his burgeoning career in architecture and return to his ancestral home outside Florence to focus on furniture design.
Be it a bright photography studio interiors project, a small-town boutique, or a collection of vintage books, the Bettencourts say, “We collect what we love and believe that a home should feel as though it was furnished over time and with pieces that have a sense of personal history to them.”
Birch Selsdon on London’s Outskirts
In 200-acre historic Selsdon Park 30 minutes from central London, Birch Selsdon, design studio A-nrd’s inaugural hotel project, recently opened its doors. The studio removed many previous modifications to the 19th-century building, restoring its historical character to communal areas like the snug and orangery while introducing modern and timeless elements to the 180-room hotel.
Sarindar Dhaliwal at the AGO
Sarindar Dhaliwal’s upcoming exhibit at the Art Gallery of Ontario encapsulates over 40 years of work, a retrospective of her drawings, mixed media work, large-scale installations, and photographs.
The Ultimate Tom Collins
Bombay Sapphire has provided NUVO with its recipe for the Ultimate Tom Collins, a wonderfully zesty twist on the classic summer drink.
Home of the Week: House on the Park by Superkül
When the owners of this house in a heritage enclave of midtown Toronto began to consider what its future might look like, they took a long-range view. The house had stood proudly for 100 years, they figured, so why not position it for another 100? To do that, they turned to Toronto architecture firm Superkül.
Fernet Hunter: Four Generations of Flavour
Raphael Holzer highlights the light and fresh qualities of East Asia and developed Fernet Hunter to appeal to a broad range of palates.
The Artistic Evolution of Fiona Ackerman
A common thread of serendipity weaves through Fiona Ackerman’s life, a mix of funny coincidences and subtle symbols, like the lizard, that would go unexamined for most people—but not Ackerman, who exists in perpetual metamorphosis.
Maserati Goes Topless With the MC20 Cielo
The Cielo isn’t just about good looks—it’s a modern classic in the making.
Bar Cart: Segura Viudas Brut Reserve Cava
Not as glitzy (or expensive) as champagne, nor as cheap and cheerful as prosecco, when it comes to bubbly, cava is just right.
Mr. Saturday Founder Joey Gollish Redefines Canadian Fashion as Roots’s First Creative Director in Residence
Joey Gollish made a name for himself as the independent creative behind the nightlife-inspired brand Mr. Saturday. But as the first-ever creative director in residence at Roots, he’s in a position to redefine Canadian fashion.
New (Portable) Lighting from Tom Dixon
Tom Dixon has made a move toward the miniature. The acclaimed British designer’s latest venture is the Portable light, a series of small, battery-powered lamps that take cues from some of Dixon’s most iconic chapters, Melt, Bell, and Stone.
ChatGPT Attempts to Make Artificial Intelligence Live up to Its Name
For the record, the sentence you are currently reading was not written by ChatGPT. Nor was anything in the magazine you’re holding. But that newspaper over there, that recipe you downloaded for last night’s dinner, the blurb on the toothpaste package, the radio ad you listened to on the drive home, that essay your neighbour’s son just handed to his prof—well, who knows?
Designer Mircea Anghel Surrenders to the Flow of Nature to Determine His Furniture’s Form
Inspired by boatbuilding in rural Portugal, designer Mircea Anghel surrenders to the flow of nature to determine his furniture’s forms.
The Canadian Brand Making Handsome Swimwear for Men
For spring/summer 2023, Bather found inspiration in nature, specifically traditional Japanese design techniques, and the digital world. The result is a collection of summery staples in mood-lifting prints that will easily transition from the beach to the bar
Merge Lifestyle Shop
In a cozy corner of Tofino, Merge offers a combination of locally made products, emphasizing quality and innovative design with a focus on natural materials.
Photo Essay: Ilha De Mozambique
In her work, Barcelona-based travel photographer Raquel Guiu plays with sunlight to embrace what makes a place and its people unique. For her Ilha de Mozambique series, she travelled to the coral reef island four kilometres off the coast of Mozambique’s mainland and explored all its corners through her lens.
First Look: Yours Truly DC
Washington, D.C.’s, Dupont Circle is now home to Yours Truly DC, the first North American hotel in IHG Hotels & Resorts’ Vignette Collection.
Mercedes-Maybach Unveils Night Series
Mercedes-Maybach, Mercedes-Benz Group AG’s ultraluxury sub-brand, continues to redefine opulence with the release of Night Series.
BMW Raises Eyes At Cannes Film Festival With New Electric Hydrofoil
It takes a lot to upstage the A-listers pounding the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival, but BMW managed to do just that on the event’s opening day with the dramatic debut of its production-ready 13-metre electric hydrofoil.
Summer, Issue 97, Out Now
Letter from the Editor, Claudia Cusano.
Evelyne Brochu’s Attitude for Acting
Regardless of what creative exploit she takes on, a fundamental part of Evelyne Brochu always shines through, a bit of her soul that gives her performances a level of depth, whether on an album or a screen.
Design Space: Lick by Oskar Kohnen Studio
Despite the power of paint in interior decor, the stores that sell it aren’t known for being much to look at. Lick aims to change that.
What to See at the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival
This year, the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival unites the lens-based work of nearly 100 Canadian and international artists across 21 sites in its core program alone and includes pieces from over 330 artists.
Voyaging Portugal’s Azores Islands With Canada Goose and Cole Sprouse
Combining the power of analog and digital cameras, Cole Sprouse employs his distinctive reportage approach to portray togetherness ignited by the forces of nature based on Canada Goose’s Live in the Open philosophy: take life head on; live joyfully, bravely, and without reservation; embrace community; and forge deep connections with the natural world.
Celebrate Spot Prawn Season’s Sweet Return With This Aguachile
May is spot prawn season on the West Coast. The little shrimp relatives renowned for their subtle sweet and buttery taste are a sure sign of warmer weather, which means it’s time to celebrate.
Home of the Week: Muskoka Cottage by Akb Architects
Muskoka Lakes has become a locus for a growing footprint of contemporary architecture. One of the latest contributions is Muskoka Cottage by Toronto firm Akb Architects.
Why Wynona Is Niall Horan’s Favourite New Menswear Brand
For designer Robbie Yarish, who recently founded the menswear brand Wynona, the secret to making great men’s clothes is studying women’s fashion. “I always look at women’s for inspiration,” he says, because he admires the ease of lightweight silks and poplins. “They just have all the fun, right?”
This Vancouver Resort Harbours Two Stunning Hotels in One Spot
In downtown Vancouver, the Parq Vancouver Resort offers travellers and city-dwellers two accommodation options that cater to two different experiences: the Douglas and the JW Marriot Parq Vancouver. It’s a one-size-fits-all destination with something for everyone.
Tampa’s Edition: Luxury Along the Riverfront
The Tampa Edition hotel, just steps from the city’s scenic four-kilometre Riverwalk, is a wonderland for the senses, with a magical lobby that will stop you in your tracks, and dining and imbibing experiences that have put this addition to the city’s redeveloped waterfront community in focus.
Bar Cart: Castello di Ama San Lorenzo 2017
There is no doubt that Chianti Classico’s best producers are creating wines of distinction according to their own distinct philosophies.
For the First Time, the Forum’s Pitch Chooses Three Finalists
The Odlum Brown Forum Pitch is a nationwide program that tackles accessing capital and helps women entrepreneurs navigate and expedite their funding challenges.
First Look: The Wall Street Hotel
The corner of Wall and Water Streets, location of the Tontine Building, has been a noted destination in New York City’s financial district since 1792. Its latest incarnation is the Wall Street Hotel.
Design Space: Ecoalf Store by Nagami
As the climate crisis becomes increasingly dire, designers are finding creative ways to reduce waste without sacrificing appearance. The founders of Nagami, a Spanish tech-first design firm, have it down to an art. The brand uses cutting-edge robotic 3D printing to create sustainable designs and promote a circular economy, turning plastic waste into sculptures, furniture, and interior elements.
The Metcalfe Brings a Montreal Brand of Hospitality to Ottawa’s Hotel Landscape
The Metcalfe Hotel, among downtown Ottawa’s towers and heritage buildings blocks away from Parliament, celebrated a grand reopening in September 2022. Occupying a red brick building more than a century old, it was a men’s-only athletic club before being converted to a hotel in the 1960s.
Bestselling Author Anna Kloots on Love, Loss, New Beginnings, and Paris
New York Times bestselling author Anna Kloots is basking in her own magic. After a few years of love, loss, and new beginnings, she is enjoying l’art de vivre, living in Paris, where she just released a memoir, My Own Magic: A Reappearing Act. NUVO Magazine caught up with her to chat about her love for Paris and what prompted her to write her memoir.
Chic Regality at Belfast’s Harrison Chambers of Distinction
The Harrison Chambers of Distinction is a 16-room Victorian masterpiece where every wall, every room, and every nuanced corridor has an enigmatic aura that will enchant you immediately upon arrival.
Spritz Up Mother’s Day With This Tremendous Cocktail
Made with Tanqueray’s premium No. Ten gin, this simple spritz is an elegant way to start any meal with Mom because, like her, it’s simply the best.
Home of the Week: Résidence des Forges by Bourgeois / Lechasseur Architectes
When Bourgeois / Lechasseur Architectes, based in Quebec City, was commissioned to design a house in Trois-Rivières near Forges du Saint-Maurice National Historic Site, Bunnett’s painting became an inspiration for the form and spirit of the firm’s design: a heavy stone base with archways beneath a dark-wood upper storey.
The Fundamentals of Natural Beauty With Burt’s Bees
The Burt’s Bees ethos across all its products is Beauty Powered by Nature. The Renewal line shows that skin care doesn’t have to be complicated to get results. It can be simple, straightforward, and gentle, all at the same time.
Swell Studio’s Onna Collection Opens in New York City
Contemporary furniture and lighting brand Swell Studio has opened a new exhibition at Love House, a design showroom in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village, as part of New York City Design Week. Showcasing Swell’s second complete series, the Onna Collection takes its name from an abbreviation of the Italian word for column, colonna.
Architecture Framing Nature at Atelier Pierre Thibault’s Résidence des Stagiaires
Whether industrial or residential, architect Pierre Thiabult’s body of work is a dialogue between landscape and architecture. Buried, nestled, and immersed in nature, the geometry of his studio’s designs creates meditative contrasts between a structure’s parallel lines and natural curved forms in rolling hills, water, and trees, from an abbey in Saint-Jean-de-Matha to the Belvédère de Val-Jalbert.
Bar Cart: Cedar Creek Pinot Noir Rosé 2022
This rosé is a feast for the eyes well before it is for the palate, its glowing pale-pink hue speaking to the flavours it contains.
At the McMichael, Artists Spin Ecological Anxiety into Fairy Tales in The Uses of Enchantment
The Uses of Enchantment: Art & Environmentalism, a group exhibition at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg, Ontario, holds up a magic mirror to the most threatening monster currently in our midst: the climate crisis.
Mother’s Day Gift Guide for the Woman Who Deserves Everything
From sentimental keepsakes to practical luxuries, our Mother’s Day gift guide has something for every mom out there.
First Look: Almanac Palais Vienna
On Vienna’s noted Ringstrasse and across the street from the Stadtpark, the boutique hotel with its original marble doorways is housed in two neo-Baroque palaces built in 1871 for German-Austrian entrepreneur Hugo Henckel von Donnersmarck and Baron Friedrich Leitenberger, a textile manufacturer.
Tuscany’s Bindi Sergardi Winery
It’s often said, more romantically than in any scientific sense, that wines express the place they come from. In a cultural sense, this is strikingly true of the wines of Bindi Sergardi.
Design Space: Lady Bird Bar by Mason Studio
Atop Washington, D.C.’s, new Kimpton Banneker Hotel, Lady Bird Bar is a colourful and homey rooftop locale by Toronto’s Mason Studio. The bar is named for former first lady Claudia Alta Johnson, who earned the nickname Lady Bird as a child when her nursemaid commented that she was “pretty as a ladybird.”
Inside Wolfgang Tillmans’s AGO Show: A Walk-Through With the Artist
Toronto’s iconic Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival is back, and headlining it is legendary German photographer Wolfgang Tillman’s Canadian debut exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario.
A Modern Take on a Stupendous Steakhouse Side
Taken up a notch with the introduction of a simple, three-ingredient jalapeño mascarpone, chef Bellis’s creamed corn is as good as the sear on Black + Blue’s top sirloins.
Home of the Week: Saltviga House by Kolman Boye Architects
On the rugged coast of southern Norway, about three and a half hours south of Oslo, this cabin is a waterfront retreat for a young family. For Kolman Boye Architects, the young Stockholm-based firm that designed this Nordic getaway, the house is the latest in a growing portfolio of projects that explore material innovation and cultural heritage.
Cle Cosmetics Opens First Retail Experience to Celebrate AANHPI Heritage Month
Cle Cosmetics is a contemporary and simple line of skin-care and makeup basics, manufactured in L.A. and South Korea. With a focus on its Korean beauty technology, cutting-edge formulations, and clean ingredients, Cle Cosmetics’ has a straightforward approach to beauty.
Toronto’s New Bay Street Steakhouse Takes Over the TSX
Glowbal Restaurant Group, owner of Vancouver’s iconic Black + Blue steakhouse, is heading east with the opening of Black + Blue Toronto.
Montreal’s Vogue Hotel Reopens with a Nouveau Look
Vogue Hotel in Montreal’s Golden Square Mile has officially reopened, revealing a nouveau look courtesy of Sid Lee Architecture. A fixture on Avenue de la Montagne since 1990, the hotel is now part of the Curio Collection by Hilton.
Bar Cart: J.P. Wiser’s 13-Year-Old Hickory
As it happens, some creative minds such as J.P. Wiser’s master distiller Dr. Don Livermore are experimenting with aging spirits, whisky specifically, in all manner of woods with great success.
Tel Aviv’s R48 Puts a High-End Spin on the Bauhaus Boutique Hotel
Bauhaus curves and barely there earth tones come together in the flawless, upmarket new boutique hotel R48, located in a blindingly white 1930s building on Tel Aviv’s prestigious Rothschild Boulevard.
First Look: Waymore’s Guest House and Casual Club
Get into the groove of East Nashville with a reservation at Waymore’s Guest House and Casual Club, welcoming guests to take up residence among the live music clubs, vintage shops, and independent restaurants only 10 minutes from the neon lights of the downtown Broadway music strip.
All-Electric Hypercar Lands in Canada
Limited to just 150 examples for the world, the Pininfarina Battista is proof that EVs can be genuine enthusiast cars. You just need to get in the right frame of mind.
Design Space: Innovation Eye Clinic by Atelier Sun
Monochromatic wood interiors are all the rage these days, and with good reason—an all-wood palette is contemporary while offering organic warmth. In Kitchener, an ophthalmology office and eyewear retailer has taken this approach to clinic design, using glowing lighting and lots of wood to create a better medical experience.
Through the Lens: Brad Wall’s Pools From Above
Beautifully capturing the unique disposition of swimming pools from far and wide, photographer Brad Walls draws attention to symmetry and curvature, playing with both light and colour to bring the photographs to life. A creative ode to summer’s landscape.
This Ribeye Aguachile Shows the Versatility of Mexican Cuisine
For many, Cinco de Mayo is a day marked by margaritas and tacos. But like the holiday itself, which marks Mexico’s victory over France at the 1862 Battle of Puebla, there is more to Mexican cuisine than cool drinks and carnitas. So why not expand your horizons this year with this recipe for ribeye aguachile from Francisco Higareda Urdapilleta, chef/co-owner …
Home of the Week: Pavilion House by Norm Architects
Across all elements of the design, the architecture resonates with its surroundings. “What we saw in this site was the potential to live in a way that is beautifully aligned with nature,” the homeowners say.
Putting an End to Oily Scalp Woes, for Good
Oribe Hair Care knew there was a gap in the market, and like a knight in shining armour, created the Oil Control Collection to put an end oily scalp woes for good.
Bar Cart: Poli Distillerie Cleopatra Moscato Oro Grappa
Grappa has seen an uptick in sales over recent years, a trend many attribute to the increased focus on high-quality barrel-aged and single-varietal bottlings.
Louis Vuitton Unveils Crafting Dreams Exhibition in Bel Air
Louis Vuitton’s latest foray into the gallery realm has landed in Los Angeles. The French luxury house has debuted the exquisite Crafting Dreams exhibition at an opulent private residence in the city’s historic Bel Air neighbourhood.
First Look: Aleenta Retreat Chiang Mai
Opened in early April, Aleenta Retreat Chiang Mai, in the city of Chiang Mai’s Umong district, welcomes guests to restore and relax among the bamboo and frangipani.
Malbork Castle: A Gothic Architectural Wonder
At first glance from across the Nogat River, Malbork Castle appears to tower over the surrounding town. The world’s largest castle, dating back to the 13th century, it is also a UNESCO world heritage site.
Design Space: La Florida by Studio Barbeau Desrosiers and Jean-Benoit Trudelle
Oregon bar à vin, a popular spot for wine and bites in Laval’s Sainte-Rose neighbourhood, now has a moody little sister. The latest addition to the restaurant is La Florida, a chic dimly lit buvette for cocktails and small plates.
My Kinda Yacht
Who says eco-friendly boats have to look bulbous and bland? The newly launched motor yacht Kinda flaunts a sporty profile and unrivalled onboard luxury.
Calgary’s Champagne and Fondue Bars
When Mhairi (pronounced Vari) O’Donnell sat down with her mother more than a decade ago to look through old black-and-white photos of her grandmother, she had no idea it would lead to her opening what are possibly the world’s only champagne and fondue bars.
Take a Self-Love Field Trip
Field Trip is a Canadian wellness brand that specializes in body care and intimacy products. The brand’s philosophy is based on self-love and encouraging individuals to embrace their bodies and experience sexual pleasure as a means of promoting mental and physical health
A Royal Cocktail From Empress 1908
With just a splash of the delicious new spirit, a medley of fruit juices, and some orgeat, this Royal Holiday cocktail will make you feel as regal as a stay at the Empress.
Home of the Week: High Sunderland by Loader Monteith
Completed in 1957, High Sunderland—or the See-Through House, as Womersley’s design is known—became an emblem of midcentury modernism.