As any scotch connoisseur will tell you, there is a science to the perfect sip.

This month Hammam Spa by Céla is creating a new experience for the Mandarin Oriental informed by Canadian protocols and is training the hotel’s spa therapists, who will continue the practice permanently.

Moving into a new decade that is shadowed by environmental anxiety, and after five country-specific collections, H Project wanted to examine the effects environments have on culture and vice-versa; the ecosystem of fashion has a dramatic impact on the physical ecosystem.

The latest addition to the Bloor Street refresh that started with Eataly (visible from the Holts Café’s stunning new 20-foot-high floor-to-ceiling windows), reopened at the end of January and has contributed to the street’s reputation as a major foodie-shopping destination.

NUVO Thoughts: Immediately, I am faced with the consequences of the interplay between the idea of the book and this unfathomable thing, the Internet. There is a change taking place in the publishing industry because of the Internet. That change made this book possible. What has happened to the book?

The brutal winters did little to chill Icelanders’ spirits, instead it sparked a dark and strange literary imagination that has endured for more than 1000 years. The Yule Lads began as thirteen evil ogre brothers which parents used to scare children into behaving around Christmastime.

The inaugural scent by NARS founder and creative director François Nars, created in collaboration with French perfumer Olivia Giacobetti, is an exercise in ambiguity.

Moment Factory’s interactive walk-through installations require you to become a participant in a story—drawing you further and further into wonderland until, like Alice, you find yourself standing at the bottom of the rabbit hole looking up and wondering how you got there.

In 1982, Giorgio Armani designed his first-ever homeware piece: a tall, pyramid-shaped art deco table lamp. Today, a limited-edition replica of the lamp has pride of place in Canada’s first Armani/Casa showroom.

When writers send their books out into the world, there is always a hope attached. For Talaga, her hope is that people read the stories, listen to the collective voices, and ask themselves, “What can I do?”

The new book Essential Well Being by beauty entrepreneur and founder of Vitruvi, Sara Panton, focuses on small achievable acts of everyday self care. This quick and easy hair mask is perfect for a Sunday night and best paired with tea or wine while you wait.

We have called upon two sake experts to create the ultimate guide to help you choose the perfect Japanese rice wine.

For the most part, not a word of what was said or written about Wilde after his death was true. However, the stories of the forgers of Wilde’s “afterlife” are extraordinary in themselves.

Say the name Afie Jurvanen to a passerby and it may not mean much to them but the Canadian musician, better known as Bahamas, has been around the proverbial music-industry block more than a few times and this weekend he takes the stage in Squamish, BC.

When Canadian artist and designer Zoë Pawlak was starting out, she was 24, working in a restaurant, pregnant, and determined to be an entrepreneur. Now, she is an internationally recognized artist with a new take on life and a series of paintings to show for it.

Canada’s masters of puppetry for adults have collaborated with celebrated composer Veronika Krausas and Giller Prize-winning author André Alexis to create a haunting new opera.

The Venetian mask embossed on the Storie Veneziane by Valmont fragrance bottle is emblematic of the romance and mystique of Venice, the city the collection is named for: Venetian Stories.