At the foot of the Arenal Volcano in northern Costa Rica, a network of thermal pools and rivers braids through a lush rainforest reserve. It is where Tabacón Thermal Resort and Spa was founded with the aim of protecting this jungle ecosystem while allowing guests to reap the healing benefits of the hot springs.
Platform—a boutique shopping centre in Los Angeles’ Culver City—is now also home to Atrio, the new retail concept by celebrated designer Jeremiah Brent.
NUVO has collected five uniquely Canadian drinks for our uniquely Canadian version of Thanksgiving.
Bangkok is a city of contrasts, where modernity coincides with tradition. Tuk tuks whizz by at top speed, and modern buildings tower overhead, creating a captivating cityscape. There is so much to discover in Bangkok by meandering along the city streets and through the neighbourhoods, each one distinctive.
A breathtaking setting in the heart of one of Europe’s most legendary mountain playgrounds, easy access to endless steep and deep lines, rustic yet superstylish accommodations, and the promise of adventure, adrenaline, and of course, powder.
Nothing says autumn like a good gourd. Chef Dave Letford has provided NUVO with a stuffed squash recipe that celebrates autumn’s bounty.
A canal house built in 1675 is now the epitome of contemporary design in the Netherlands. The neglected building was transformed into a residential oasis by the interior architecture firm i29, which reimagined it as a bright home with unexpected views and a minimalist yet quirky design.
A new Aesop store has opened its doors in Toronto’s Yorkville neighbourhood with a contemporary take on Victorian charm, thanks to Toronto design studio Odami.
For those of us wanting a break from beer and wine but without the requisite skill to craft a delicious cocktail at home, there is hope. Enter Vancouver’s Please Bottling Co., the brand looking to shake up the RTD world with an eye toward local, seasonal flavours and a welcoming bricks-and-mortar experience.
Moving past alpine culture and traditions, CERVO brings an international and luxurious flair to Zermatt. The Mountain Ashram Spa is inspired by Japanese onsen and includes Bhutanese hot stone baths as well as traditional European saunas—just as nice as a day on the slopes.
Costa Smeralda, an artful new book released by Assouline this July, celebrates this singular vision with richly coloured archival photographs. The introduction recounts how the project transformed the coast into a playground for the international jet-set and includes quotes from visitors like Giorgio Armani and George Clooney.
Surrounded by the green pastures of the Austrian Alps, with cow bells ringing in the distance, a stay at the Gasthof Krone is a leisurely experience. Whether it’s enjoying deliciously crisp cream pastries in the library or a well-chilled Austrian wine in the restaurant, life’s little pleasures are celebrated in the historic hotel in Austria’s alpine region.
Marla Aaron is the leader of a jewelled revolution in New York’s iconic 47th Street Diamond District. Turning away from traditional jewellery practices, Aaron finds inspiration in her everyday surroundings, bringing a rebellious and interactive playfulness to her creations.
Canadian lifestyle brand Canada Goose launched its fall/winter campaign, featuring an all-female cast photographed by legendary American photographer Annie Leibovitz. Shot in the Scottish Highlands, the images are cinematic and haunting, with overcast skies creating a moody backdrop to the new outerwear offerings.
Setting out to disrupt the premium automotive segment since splitting off from sibling marque Hyundai in 2015, Genesis continues to challenge the establishment with the launch of its redesigned flagship, the G90.
There are numerous options for shoppers looking for a new luxury SUV, but few of them can keep up with the Range Rover Sport when the pavement ends.
Nestled among the farms, orchards, and vineyards of Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley, the Evangeline is a 1940s motel recently reimagined by a new owner who has made the inn the talk of the town.
This week chef Hung Nguyen from Vancouver’s beloved neighbourhood joint B House Restaurant has provided a fantastic recipe for the French toast of your dreams. It’s a dish good enough to convert even the most pancake-biased friends and family.
A warm house made for easy living, Casa Jabuticaba melds midcentury character and contemporary convenience for a family home with the best of both worlds.
In 2014, Apple released its first Health app to much fanfare. It was designed to help people monitor things like weight, height, and sodium intake. And yet one basic metric that billions of people monitor regularly wasn’t included: periods.
The wigs may be long gone, but it’s clear the Gulikers’ pursuit of luxury locks is still their mane game.
The just-launched 37XP Chapter 3 proved one of the highlights of the recent Cannes Yachting Festival, offering an opportunity for a close-up look at Numarine’s take on global cruising.
By showcasing Tibi’s versatility, delivered with the effortless chill she exudes, Amy Smilovic is her own best advertisement, extending the Tibi brand to include a space for a community of like-minded, no-nonsense style enthusiasts.
For the duo behind wellness company Nuez Acres, pecans are more than a snack. The Mexican and Canadian Indigenous-owned wellness brand in Langley, B.C., brings layers of history and tradition to its pecan oil formulas.
The mouth-watering scenes of rising dough and sizzling pepperoni will convert any pizza lover into a home chef. Luckily, there’s never been an easier way to make wood-fired cooking at home than with a Dome by Gozney.
From coast to coast and everywhere in between, aquavit’s popularity has grown over the past few years—and as with the recent gin boom, there is surprising diversity in the Canadian aquavit landscape, depending on where the distillery is located.
Loren Teetelli spurns 21st-century tech to protect ancient jewellery techniques. Awakened by her archeological education and work at leading museums like the American Museum of Natural History, she spent weekends studying metalsmithing to better understand the antiquities around her. Teetelli’s skill with and passion for jewellery quickly overtook her academic career, leading her to move to Southern California and begin …
It’s very unlikely that Marie Antoinette told the French peasantry to eat cake when the grain crop failed in 1789 and left them without bread. But the revolutionaries who later toppled her and King Louis XVI were determined to provide France’s citizens with more than bread: ample supplies of affordable, good-quality wine. In doing so, they laid the foundations for the place of wine in French culture for years to come.
There is a real need and desire for high-end vegan and vegetarian cuisine in Calgary. Now that chef Adam Ryan’s Fire & Flora has opened with aplomb, all those Torontonians and Vancouverites talking about making the big move to the Prairies might finally up and go, even if they’re unsure they’ll be able to handle the hardship of doubling their space at half the price.
This week, Glowbal Restaurant Group’s chef Alex Kim has delivered a fabulous frittata recipe that employs shrimp and scallions to add some flare to your family brunch.
This oasis on a slope overlooking Martis Valley is an assemblage of high design and bucolic intention. The interior and exterior architecture connect the home with the environment—a quiet presence that allows the landscape to resonate.
If SUYO’s cuisine is any indication, then its new homeland is and will be filled with delicious food that speaks to disparate homelands the world over.
Interior Design Show Vancouver is making its return next weekend (September 22 to 25). With four days of exhibits, seminars, and speakers, the event is showcasing the best of the best in Canadian design.
Thomas Demand’s new exhibition at Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Toronto, showcases the artist’s signature large-scale photographs of three-dimensional paper and cardboard models of scenes, rooms, and spaces lodged in the public memory.
Buffalo has been undergoing a multifaceted revitalization and is reaffirming that it’s a hot spot for art lovers from around the world.
I linger by the water with a sweating gin and tonic in hand, watching the treeline fade to a black silhouette against a smouldering tangerine sunset. It’s the kind of moment you want to tuck away like a treasure, and Botswana’s fragile ecosystem is just as precious.
The world-famous MICHELIN Guide has revealed its inaugural Canadian edition, awarding all-important stars and honours to 74 restaurants across Toronto.
Housed in a multilevel space with art deco accents and South American influences, and serving delicacies such as serrano ham aged for 24 months, Leña Restaurante offers a dining experience that’s glamorous yet wholesome.
Kate Metten Ceramics is a haven for those searching for unusual ceramics. On Main Street in Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant neighbourhood, this new shop is airy, minimalist, and welcoming, with sunlight illuminating the handmade pieces inside.
Dreams becoming reality—a tangible manifestation of creativity—is the premise of Bulgari’s new docufilm Inside the Dream. Spectators are taken behind the scenes to discover the high jeweller’s creative journey from conceptualization to execution.
In ancient times when men and women were cutting grapevines, they began spreading grapevine sap over their faces, making their skin brighter and more even-toned. But it wasn’t until Mathilde Thomas, co-founder with her husband, Bertrand, of French skin-care brand Caudalie, bottled the storied tale that it became a modern reality.
Here are two must-read books to add to your autumn reading list. Featured in NUVO’s Autumn Issue, Rebecca Peng provides an in depth review.
The Jura region and its wines are small but mighty, and Vin jaune, the yellow wine from France, will be your next obsession.
Warming temperatures, ongoing drought, and urban sprawl are forcing the world to confront one of the oldest technologies: fire. In the modern era, instead of trying to understand wildfire, studying our vulnerabilities to it, and changing our behaviour, we have kept doing the same things, assuming water and fire retardant will solve the problem.
With her cheesecake cookie mooncakes, Beaucoup Bakery & Café’s Betty Hung has developed a dessert that perfectly straddles the line between tradition and innovation.
On the South Shore of Nova Scotia in a tiny village called Chester sits a comfortable contemporary country abode by MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects, completed last year.
The new Ashley Botten Design (abd) product line started with frustration. Founded in 2004 by Ashley Botten, the firm was working on the interior of a cottage in Muskoka and couldn’t find a vase with the right compositional balance to go with the oversized table. Botten decided to make one, and potter vessels were born.
Eric Hendrikx never explicitly set out to be at the fore of men’s mental health advocacy in Canada. Nor did he set out to be a celebrated rock ’n’ roll photographer. But he is now both. Using his platform as an artist, Hendrikx supports organizations that help men experiencing mental health issues.
It’s that time of year again where the art of film takes over the city of Toronto. This year TIFF returns with magnified influence, presenting a screening schedule of thought-provoking films to be celebrated.
Sometimes the best things come as small packages. Leather goods brand Partoem embraces the beauty of the itty bitty with its capsule bag collection, Picolissimo—a play on piccolissimo, “smallest” in Italian.
Nature is a favourite theme of Van Cleef & Arpels. Now, for the Lady Arpels Heures Florales timepiece, the storied jeweller has drawn inspiration from Linnaeus’ Floral Clock, which tells time by observing what hour of the day different plant species open and close their flowers.
Jessica Rosval is the head chef at Casa Maria Luigia, the guesthouse Massimo Bottura and his wife, Lara Gilmore, have opened in the Emilia Romagna countryside.
For Jack Victor, timelessness is found with one eye to the future and another to the past, just like a well-made suit.
When artist Kent Monkman, known for his critiques of recorded history, says he wants to start a dialogue between his paintings and objects from the holdings of an old guard museum, you can guarantee the conversation won’t be an easy one. But you can also be certain it will result in important contributions to socio-political and contemporary-art discourse.
Dubai loves the spectacular: grander, taller, bigger. It’s a place where superlatives are the norm and anything is possible. Few skylines have evolved as much and as fast as Dubai’s. Among the jungle of skyscrapers is a low-rise Arabic-style complex that was one of the first luxury hotels in Dubai: One&Only Royal Mirage.
MORNINGS adaptogen tincture remedies are designed to soothe environmental and physiological stresses.
There’s a saying in Iceland: If you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes. And looking out across the vast treeless countryside of South Iceland from Hotel Rangá, you can watch the weather roll in and, just as quickly, roll out. There’s a sense of wild indomitability, pervasive in a place so dependent upon the whims and rhythms of the environment, especially one where they’re as dramatic as in Iceland.
These scalloped potatoes are so gloriously cheesy and elegant that you might make them as a main—take that, French fries.
When Louis Vuitton debuted the Tambour in 2002, the French maison established itself as a watchmaker to watch. At the horological workshops in La Chaux-de-Fonds, a town with a proud watchmaking history located not too far from the French village where Mr. Louis Vuitton was born in 1821, is where the first Tambour took shape.
San Francisco is famous for the colourful Victorian and Edwardian homes that line its sloped streets. In the neighbourhood oasis of Noe Valley, Redwood House, built in 1974 by respected architect Albert Lanier, was recently renovated by Studio Terpeluk to echo the city’s colourful streetscape and lively art scene.
The Inspirati podcast stemmed from Merrell’s desire to explore what is happening in culture internationally by focusing on basic human connection: the conversation. Through eminent creators in art, music, fashion, design, and more, her curiosity sparks in-depth dialogues in each episode.
The Collecto ethos revolves around fostering the connection that happens when people gather at someone’s home. It’s being at the table that means the most.
Good for Sunday creates ethically made loungewear that combines classic silhouettes with eco-friendly materials.
Sardinian romance awaits at Cala di Volpe. The fabled hotel, originally designed by renowned architect Jacques Couëlle in the 1960s, recently completed a thoughtful redesign led by Parisian interior architecture firm Moinard Bétaille.
Contemporary artist Elizabeth Zvonar pieces together unlikely objects in her mixed media work of sculpture, installation, and collage.
Using its trademark palette of neutrals, the Aman Group, known for some of the world’s most elegant hotels, has brought sleek new design to Manhattan.
Brad Walls captures the geometry of sport through aerial photography. The Australian native draws inspiration from his fascination with surrealism and geometric art.
Seeing a gap in the market and wanting to develop a brand with sustainable values, Georgia Dant launched Marfa Stance in 2019 to produce modular, adaptable coats that never go out of style.
There’s a place where you can turn your back on the madding world, slow down, and get away from it all to enjoy a simpler way of life. Tucked away in the Sunnmøre region of Norway, boutique travel company 62°NORD waits to welcome you to a quiet paradise and take you on the adventure of a lifetime.
Noah Reid knows his genre of music isn’t exactly made for radio play. Alt-rock isn’t the most culturally relevant right now, he says. “I’m not trying to write hit songs. I just am writing from my own perspective.”
“To me, quality means less. Sustainability means nothing if not rooted in less,” says Nadine Boyd, founder of Ever Amid, a small-batch eco-friendly design and wellness brand. “The better an object or formula, the less will ultimately be required over time.”
Served hot or cold, with or without its broth, chef Baker Hsu’s Japanese-inspired potato dish is the perfect shoulder season potato dish.
Watches are much more than mere tools to tell the time—they appeal for a multitude of reasons. Be it a land, sea, or sky adventure, a Citizen Promaster should be your wrist companion.
Sitting on the highest site overlooking a quiet lake in British Columbia’s West Kootenays, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson’s Boundary Point Cabin is a modern getaway and gathering place for loved ones.
“When your work is based on ideas, when your design is a representation of an idea, and you use materials that have a dignity, a certain classic weight to them, then fortunately you’re designing in a more atemporal way.” —Sebastian ErraZuriz
After unveiling a whole new look for its three standard cognacs in early 2022, the iconic brand is back at it with the release of its new XO Royal, an ultrapremium cognac that honours Courvoisier’s long association with Europe’s royal courts.
Postmodernism. British cuisine. The ongoing popularity of the Real Housewives media empire. There are some things in heaven and earth that are just hard to wrap your head around. Add quantum computing to the list.
With crisp autumnal days and misty mornings on the horizon, we wrap ourselves in cozy knits, rich velvets, and textured tweeds.
“Virgil was a leader in the field of fashion, art, and design, and had such a holistic way of approaching design,” Fetzer observes. “It was not just about the product itself, but the storyline and narrative built around it.”
There are few architects whose work makes one wonder at the wild beauty of dirt. McLean Quinlan is a British firm that reminds us—in a way that should be redundant but is not—that the Earth is made up of animals, vegetables, and minerals animated by light, and it is by weaving these miracles together that we build a home.
From his labyrinthine palace hidden behind an anonymous wall in the heart of Marrakech’s ancient medina, Serge Lutens speaks candidly about his life and work.
Letter from the Editor, Claudia Cusano.
A stone’s throw from Lake Como, where celebrities are known to frequent for opulent getaways, is the quiet and quaint Tenuta de l’Annunziata. Located just 20 minutes from Lake Como, in the region of Uggiate Trevano, the Guffanti family have restored an ancient property into a Natural Retreat.
Florida has always been a destination for beach lovers, but if you thought that sunny Key West or South Beach were only for sun-loving travellers, think again.
This week NUVO brings you a delicious way to incorporate the final berry bounty into a dish featuring our favourite year-round treat: chocolate.
It doesn’t get much better than living by the ocean. Being able to look out your window and see the water, hear the waves crashing, and smell the salty air. This sort of bliss is to be found in the Sea Cliff home by Anacapa Architecture. The gorgeous 3,137-square-foot Santa Barbara home, situated on one acre of land in the coveted Sea Cliff bluff area, has captivating, unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands.
It’s long been said that superyachts are more than the sum of their parts, and that’s particularly true in the case of the magnificent 54.85-metre motor yacht Al Waab.
Leica, the renowned German camera manufacturer, has teamed up with A Bathing Ape and street artist Stash to release a camera that looks as picture-perfect as the photos it snaps.
On a Greek mountainside famous for the mythological Centaurs and just 14 meandering kilometres northeast of Volos, you can experience a complete yet graceful sensory overload.
Many of Tiffany & Co.’s jewellery designs thoughtfully reflect the brand’s history, and its newest collection, the biggest this year, does that while achieving an effortless and modern aesthetic with collections such as the Tiffany Lock.
Summer is fleeting, but it’s not over yet. If you’re looking to take advantage of the waning summer days but neglected to book a trip in advance, consider a staycation at the refreshed Ritz-Carlton Toronto.
A wine bar, surely, should be a drinking establishment where excellent wine leads the charge. The wine list needn’t have hundreds of bottles, but it should be smart and varied, with a decent range by the glass. And the wine should be served well: in good glasses, at the right temperature, and by informed servers.
It’s no wonder Chatsworth House is deemed one of England’s architectural masterpieces. The Cavendish family residence since 1549, the stately home nestled in the heart of the Midlands was built to show off.
Today, we’re going to talk about Regimen Lab, which was founded in Toronto by Webster Magcalas, a lab scientist who previously specialized in infectious disease research, and Alex Apostolopoulos, a digital marketer and management consultant. Its raison d’être? Just effective skin care.
Lamborghini owners value a far more varied lifestyle—one that mixes the high with the low in a way that is as fun as pushing a sports car to its limits on a winding road.
This week, chef Chin shares her recipe for shrimp and pea tendril wontons, to eat on their own or in a bowl of steaming hot chicken broth.
Overlooking the glimmering Mediterranean Sea, Fabio Mazzeo’s Villa Cala Volpe ebbs and flows with the topography as if it was sculpted by the wind, exactly as the architects intended. Completed in 2015, the sprawling home spans 14,000 square feet and is surrounded by nearly 54,000 square feet of terraced gardens and infinity pools, unifying indoors and out for the best of country living.
The latest whisky pushing to define its class in Canada? That would be Angel’s Envy, the upstart bourbon brand that, after a limited release in 2020, expanded to the Canadian market earlier this month.
Take a stroll through any airport and you’re bound to see at least a few Away suitcases. The stylish roller bags have become emblematic of those who have mastered the art of travel, skipping lines with a flash of a precheck boarding pass, snoozing in exclusive lounges, and stowing their suitcases in overhead compartments without having to shove, beg, or bribe.
City dwellers can finally receive the experiential and science-forward skincare treatments that Formula Fig is famous for, right in the heart of Toronto.