Letter from the Editor, Claudia Cusano.
Stefano Ricci For Every Occasion
Location, location, location—for real estate or otherwise, the right location attracts. So was the case for the presentation of the spring/summer collection of Stefano Ricci. Against the imposing backdrop of the marble quarries of Carrara, the Florentine fashion brand continued its tradition of presenting collections in alluring locations.
A Bookshop Haven in Paris Full of Treasured Tomes
On a quiet street in the heart of the antiques district of Paris’ Left Bank resides a bookshop full of treasured tomes. Librairie 7L, founded by Karl Lagerfeld, is a haven of creativity. Books dedicated to photography, architecture, modern and contemporary art, fashion, industrial design, gardening, and ceramics line the shelves.
Galerie Philia: The Nomadic Contemporary Art Gallery
Galerie Philia has a vast roster of talents, emerging and established, each representing a measured eclecticism that embodies art in all its forms. And while Ygaël Attali curates exhibitions at each of his permanent locations, it is the nomadic exhibition, Transhumances, that is garnering plenty of chatter.
The Art of Nature: From the Quarries of Henraux
The Apuan Alps, a mountain range in Tuscany’s Massa Carrara and Lucca regions, is where marble is extracted and where artists, sculptors, and designers find inspiration and materials to work with. It is also the place, specifically the quarries of Henraux, where Michelangelo sourced his marble.
The Dolce Vita of Il Tornabuoni Hotel, Florence
Il Tornabuoni, whose 62 rooms and suites complete the historic Palazzo Minerbetti, is full Renaissance maximalist: jewel tones cover walls and ceilings, and velvet is everywhere. There’s a certain dolce vita overall.
Gucci Giardino 25 Opens in Florence
The latest Gucci novelty is Gucci Giardino 25, a café and cocktail bar open on Valentine’s Day in Piazza Signoria, adjacent to the multi-disciplinary Gucci Garden. Part Italian shop, part French bistro, Gucci Giardino 25 is designed in the likeness of Michele’s Gucci: wildly spectacular.
Hit the Beach in La DoubleJ
The full-fledged beach collection comprises swimwear and towels, bags, and pareos, all in retro-style prints.
Louis Vuitton x Maison Tamboite Paris Team up for the LV Bike
The two-wheeler, part of the Louis Vuitton Art de Vivre universe, is a special order item handcrafted in Paris.
High-Jewellery Timepieces From Bulgari, Cartier, Chopard, and Jaeger-LeCoultre
After the countless hours she has spent raising you to become the person you are today, why not give the gift of time with a high-jewellery timepiece that has a winning wow factor?
Rolex Unveils New Models for 2021
With the Rolex novelties presentation now online as a part of the Watches and Wonders digital platform, the thought was, might the website crash?
Blancpain Tribute to Fifty Fathoms No Rad
This year, Blancpain reinterprets its iconic timepiece the Fifty Fathoms “No Radiations.”
Meet the New Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Skelet-One Models
For 2021, the Grande Seconde Skelet-One itself is not new, but rather interpreted in new colours: green, sky blue, and yellow.
Spring, Issue 88, Is Out Now
At a time when habits and assumptions have been upended, living must mean something much deeper than ticking boxes. Take a deep dive with NUVO.
Jewellery in Celebration of Love
Whether gifted, inherited, or purchased for oneself, jewellery is symbolic of a feeling, a love, a passion.
Galleria Vik Milano Is the New Luxury in the City
The hotel, located in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, one of Milan’s most recognizable landmarks, was born as a collective art exhibition.
Tudor Has Opened its First Mono-brand Boutique in North America
It is important to recognize and celebrate first milestones and so a toast to the first Tudor mono-brand boutique in North America that has opened its doors at Yorkdale.
The New Hotel to Know in the Loire Valley
Set in the verdant Loire Valley vineyards, rambling over acre after acre of dense woodlands, is Les Sources de Cheverny, a private estate comprising traditional stone houses, winery, spa, and 18th-century Château du Breuil, which opened its gates this past September.
The MC20 Supercar Represents a New Era of Vehicles for Maserati
In the land of slow food and fast cars, the House of the Trident launched its new Maserati MC20 supercar.
Geneva Watch Days
In the company of Geneva’s municipal authorities, 17 watch brands are taking part in the event exhibiting novelties on a by-appointment basis.
Autumn, Issue 86, Out Now
We’re almost there: fall. Last year at this time, the arrival of fall was the passing of another season. This year, living through a pandemic and getting this far feels medal-worthy.
The Chanel J12 Turns 20
Chanel’s J12—the ceramic unisex timepiece—was a revolution when it first launched in 2000, and it has since become an icon of 21st-century watchmaking.
The [MSK] Project Combatting Rise in Plastic Pollution During COVID
The COVID-19 global pandemic has created a dramatic surge in reliance on single-use plastics, further exacerbating the ocean plastic pollution.
Homemade Pizza: A History and Two Distinct Recipes
There are dishes and recipes that enter so deeply into the culture and customs of a people that they become a symbol. In the case of Italy, pizza has conquered the palate and heart of the world.
New Book Explains and Compiles Global Trends of Well-Being
The coffee-table book is an essential read for anyone looking to explore the healing elements of physical treatments.
The Eyes of the World: The Faces of Vancouver During COVID-19
Masks, indispensible for medical professionals, mandatory for everyone else in some countries and optional in others, have become a symbol of social responsibility.
Panerai Launches #OnYourTime With Virtual Excursions for Watch Lovers
Panerai is helping watch lovers pass the hours with the announcement of #OwnYourTime, an ongoing content series that brings together brand ambassadors for interactive Q&A sessions on Instagram and Facebook.
Meet Fabrizio Buonamassa Stigliani
Fabrizio Buonamassa Stigliani, the design director for Bulgari Watches Design Center, unveiled the Bulgari Octo Finissimo timepiece at Baselworld earlier this year, but what makes him tick? We sat down with him to find out.
Christine Boswijk Sculpts Passion
She doesn’t like labels and her work defies categorization. Meet Christine Boswijk.
The First Watch on the Moon: the Omega Speedmaster
FROM THE ARCHIVE: The moon is such a familiar sight we often don’t give it a second glance. Yet it was not that long ago that Omega and the rest of the world looked to the moon.
A Monastery on the Amalfi Coast is Reborn
The restored 17th-century monastery Monastero Santa Rosa gets a new life as a remarkable 20-key hotel.
L’Occitane en Provence
FROM THE ARCHIVE: A blanket of yellow covers the rolling hills of Corsica, France’s island of beauty, creating a scent that drifts far out to the sea. The arid maquis is densely layered with myrtle, rosemary, thyme, sage, and cork oak; alongside this fragrant scrubland are fields of immortelle, a vivid yellow flower that mingles mightily.
The Berkeley Hotel, London
Nestled in London’s Knightsbridge district, the Berkeley has been a landmark fixture since the turn of the century. The context of the hotel’s location, mere steps from Hyde Park, makes staying here a classic British experience.
Cartier Recognizes Female Entrepreneurs with the Women’s Initiative Awards
The Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards is the world’s largest women’s business competition and one of the most meaningful aspects is its focus on females who are in the beginning of their entrepreneurship journey.
Watches for Mom
Every day makes for a good day to honour mom, but on the calendar-specified Mother’s Day why not bestow on her a special timepiece. Give mom the gift of time; fact is, she always has time for you.
Armor-Lux, Made in Brittany
The classic blue-and-white striped top introduced into fashion by Coco Chanel originates in Brittany, France—where Armor-Lux continues to produce the effortlessly chic look.
Oceans Without Borders
It is estimated that 60 per cent of the world’s coral reefs will be depleted over the next 30 years but the news isn’t all doom and gloom.
Face of Erasa
The anti-aging elixir with humble origins and the model that launched it into the spotlight.
Le LivArt, Montreal
A presbytery turned contemporary art centre in Plateau-Mont-Royal offers a gallery and education space for Montreal creatives.
Spring Mountain Getaway
Sun meets snow on the powdered peaks of Whistler and Blackcomb mountain in spring.
A New Dawn
Follow the story of life from the very beginning. The Willner Madge Gallery at the Royal Ontario Museum holds fossils dug from Canadian soil, spanning back nearly 4 billion years.
Discover the land of Celtic legend and lore, from the wind-ruffled moorland to the cliff-side shores of Brittany, France.
Striking New Watches from SIHH 2019
The 2019 edition of SIHH was the best in years, with daring creations and an increasing number of complicated timepieces being released.
Time for Love
A romantic rendezvous needn’t encompass flowers or chocolates—they don’t last. Why not give the gift of time with distinctive watches that say, “I love you” until the end of time.
FROM THE ARCHIVE:Napa Valley was the chosen location for the launch of the Kobe Bryant Hublot watch, Vino. This is the second timepiece Hublot has produced with the basketball legend, after the success of the King Power Black Mamba Chronograph.
Museum in Motion
Happening in Montreal now until January 31, the artfully curated Museum in Motion is a travelling exhibit of impressive Tag Heuer timepieces.
Panettone: Italy’s Yuletide Treat
FROM THE ARCHIVE: In the world of baking, panettone is a perplexity. It has produced a precipice of untold awe, anxiety, and failure in many pastry chefs attempting it.
Baur au Lac, Zurich
Baur au Lac’s neo-classical façade hints at the old fashioned glamour that awaits inside, where kings and queens have rubbed shoulders with composers, artists, and silver screen stars.
The clamshell-shaped dainty, admired for its texture and subtle sweetness, is filled with ricotta and named for its overlapping layers of paper-thin pastry.
Dress Your Home Gucci
The dedicated home collection is a riot of botanical prints, animal motifs, and bright colours that wink at the Florentine fashion house’s maximalist aesthetic.
The Limited Edition Monsieur de Chanel Chronosphere Clock
Designed by the legendary Parisian maison, the tabletop clock—produced in a limited edition of only five pieces—was realized by master clockmaker L’Épée 1839.
Route du Rhum 2018
This year marks the 40th anniversary and 11th edition of the wildly popular French maritime event.
Valmont’s Transformative Cellular Cosmetics
The brand’s scientists focused on molecular technology, and their innovations came to define Valmont as a leader in creating products that work to improve skin at the cellular level.
Strawberry Hill, Jamaica
A mountain top retreat where the natural meets the spiritual.
Bulgari Octo Finissimo
The making of an ultra-thin watch is not a shrinking of an existing model, but a notable undertaking—and Bulgari effectively demonstrates why it continues as best in class.
The Scavolini Kitchen
Renowned Italian cabinetry design by Scavolini comes to Toronto’s new luxury development, the Selby.
A Denim-Inspired Omega Railmaster
The watchmaker has put its own inventive spin on the twill textile with its new timepiece.
Marcel Wanders for Roche Bobois
Pieces for the home inspired by fabled adventurers and audacious inventors.
The Parrot Repeater Pocket Watch
The scope of the watchmaker’s skill, represented in a single timepiece by Jaquet Droz.
The Summer Soul of Whistler
Our guide to the summer side of the alpine escape.
Moët Ice Impérial
The season’s go-to drink is champagne on the rocks.
Terrace Restaurant at Mission Hill Family Estate
The al fresco Terrace Restaurant overlooks the winery’s orchards of pinot noir and chardonnay.
Yervana’s Personalized Adventures
Find your nirvana with Yervana, a new app that links outdoor adventurers to a network of activity hosts.
The Lands of East Africa
Exploring East Africa with luxury travel company andBeyond.
Kotn, Farm to Fashion
The Toronto-based apparel brand whose pursuit of creating the perfect T-shirt became much more than a singular accomplishment.
The Italian fashion house unveils a multilevel galleria that is part exhibition space, part retail space, part dining space.
Hublot’s Big Bang Referee
When it comes to timekeeping in the world of soccer, Hublot is supreme.
Swiss watchmakers are creating their own rainbows using diamonds and gemstones to speak volumes about colour.
Ferris Wheel Press
Ferris Wheel Press is set to become Canada’s illustrious purveyor of stationery, fountain pens, inks, and notebooks.
What makes Baselworld tick? This year, some 650 exhibitors.
Set deep in the Yucatán jungle, among Mayan ruins and sacred sites, Chablé is a more modern Mexican temple—the kind built for relaxation.
The Gio Ponti Armchair
The Milanese master’s most recent piece for Molteni&C’s Gio Ponti Collection.
Jade by HSBC
The British multinational financial institution has rolled out a lifestyle program alongside its private banking and wealth management services.
Valentine’s Day Spirits
Skip the boring bottle and invest in something more meaningful this Valentine’s Day.
Omega Seamaster Olympic Games Collection
As official timekeeper of the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Omega unveils five colourways of a new model.
The World of Agnona
Simon Holloway, creative director of Agnona, manifests an affinity for the particularly Italian way of blending the traditional with the contemporary.
Inside the Toronto Home of Stephan Weishaupt
The Avenue Road founder’s discerning eye takes centre stage in this three-storey showpiece home in Toronto.
North Vosges Regional Park in northeastern France is the fairy-tale setting and forest home of Saint-Louis, the country’s oldest and most venerable cristallerie.
Glenfiddich Winter Storm
The latest expression in Glenfiddich’s Experimental Series, designed to inspire unusual and unexpected whiskies, draws inspiration from Canada.
Man Ray for NARS Collection
François Nars has dedicated the NARS holiday collection this year to 20th-century master Man Ray.
A Taco and Mezcal Après
The Four Seasons Resort Whistler has you covered for après on this season opening weekend.
Dom Pérignon Trinity
This year, not one but three new expressions of champagne hit the market at the same time.
Rome’s Vetrate d’Arte Giuliani
For more than a century, in a large studio on Via Garibaldi in Rome’s Trastevere district, the hands of masterful artisans have moved across glass like those of musicians playing their instruments.
CinCin’s Truffle Festival, Vancouver
November signals CinCin’s annual month-long celebration of all things fungi.
Van Cleef & Arpels’ Bejewelled Rendition of Noah’s Ark
A high jewellery collection of 60 animal pairs.
Gentile Artisanal Pasta
In the small town of Gragnano, Italy, members of the Zampino family are custodians of a nation’s pasta tradition.
Viña Vik, Chile
In 2006, Alexander Vik purchased 11,000 acres of undeveloped land in Chile’s Millahue Valley to create a winery where nothing had been before. His goal? “To enter the great pantheon of wines in the world.”
Ponant’s Blue Eye Underwater Lounge
The luxury French cruise line will soon launch a multi-sensory underwater lounge.
Glorious & Free
A new 396-page book from Kim Bozak and Rita Field-Marsham celebrates Canadians who embody freedom and expression.
With Belvedere Bespoke—once reserved for the likes of one-name wonders (think Drake, Madonna, LeBron)—cocktail lovers can now customize their own Silver Saber.
Costa Rica’s Nayara Springs
With its remote location halfway between capital city San José and the Nicaraguan border to the north, Nayara Springs specializes in seclusion.
The Gran Meliá Hotel, Rome
Staying at Gran Meliá Rome is like being an external insider—in the know, yet choosing to look on from a distinctly advantageous perch.
A few years ago, Aperol and Prosecco was very much an Italian thing. Fast-forward to today, and the Aperol Spritz is on its way to becoming the world’s aperitivo.
Part coffee bar, part pop-up retail space, part art gallery, and part automobile showroom, Cadillac House is a place to socialize—not a place to sell cars.
Pavia Art Restorers
Alessandro Pavia and Lycia Giola are a husband-and-wife team of art restorers.
Moissonnier’s Vancouver Showroom
Moissonnier is synonymous with bold, bespoke design and has recently opened its first North American showroom in Vancouver.
The lives and work of artisans at the forefront of the American craft movement.
Belgium’s House of Delvaux
At 188 years old, Delvaux is only just beginning to achieve global renown.
Pirelli Winter Rubber
Pirelli continues on in its quest for winter domination in both skiing and driving.
Embrace the ancient wisdom of Ayurvedic medicine among India’s rugged Aravalli Range.