Though many creatives have had dips in work, initiatives like Belgian Moon’s #UnderTheSameMoon campaign have made strides in supporting artists by commissioning art projects across Canada with messages of unity.
While the traditional sports car will likely have its engine up front, automakers have found that moving the engine to the rear or middle of the vehicle has certain benefits.
A list highlighting camping, architecture, and lodges that celebrate the natural beauty of Quebec.
Summer is the perfect time to ditch full-coverage foundation that plasters over skin and can be suffocating in the heat, to look for a lightweight alternative.
The hotel, on the banks of the Arno River overlooking the Chianti hills, feels like nothing else exists beyond the Tuscan countryside.
The British singer-songwriter’s soft songs are tinged with a careful balance of melancholy, heartache, and nostalgia—a soundtrack for imaginary breakups and forgotten loves.
Built in a charming house, the design incorporates patinas, glass, LEDs, acacia wood, and prefabricated steel—as well as graphic art work by Janko Dočekal.
They’re still being made, although some brands have discontinued their contributions to the trend and the new launches aren’t being met with the same hype they once were. So what happened?
On the outskirts of Mexico City, the floating gardens of Xochimilco preserve the last remnants of the city’s pre-Hispanic agricultural system.
The idea sounds a bit nonsensical: buildings informed by boats. Yet lyrical architects have, for over a century, channelled the maritime aesthetic into landlocked architecture. After all, in hospitality, transportive design is a desired luxury.
In his latest book, Drinking French, Lebovitz’s focus has turned to libations, or more specifically the apéritifs, liqueurs, wines, spirits, beers, and cocktails of his adopted homeland.
There are always some innovative imaginings taking form in the True North. Here are some of the best and brightest furniture designers in Canada.
“Canada” and “castle” are not two words one would immediately place side by side. But indeed there are even more Canadian castles than the famous ones we have all heard of, like Casa Loma and Château Frontenac.
Visit Costa Rica has put together a weekend guide to travel the country’s culinary offerings, natural landscapes, and culture—all from home.
The best way to approach skin care is to play the long game and accept that you will change.
Bender’s premature death announcement in some ways prefigures his eventual eclipse in the history of Canadian imagination.
Buying local is a hot topic around Canada. While supporting local farmers, restaurants, retailers, fashion designers, and more, customers are eager to learn about where their goods are from, even when it comes to our cars.
In anxiety-ridden times, there’s something comforting about stories that are removed from our reality entirely, yet rooted in human emotion.
Teeming with vibrant marine life, the geometric sculptures moored to the sea floor allowed swimmers, scuba divers, and snorkellers to swim through the artwork suspended in nature.
The coffee-table book is an essential read for anyone looking to explore the healing elements of physical treatments.
French wines are now judged in the context of the scores of fine wines from around the world, but there is a residual belief that French wines are the benchmark against which wines should be judged.
Peru’s history is in the architecture and stories of the people, like the changing textures in the strata of the Andes, streaming by like a living film reel in the window of the Hiram Bingham.
In its attempt to become a leader in sustainable fashion, Frank And Oak has rebuilt its supply chain from the ground up, adopting innovative new technologies like waterless denim and unconventional materials to minimize its impact on the environment.
Here, a list of realistic and attainable suggestions for an at-home spa that will have a positive effect on body and mind.
In Canada, our beauty brands are inclusive and socially conscious, the embodiment of the cliché about Canadian “niceness”. Everyone wants what we’ve got. Read on to find out what to buy from the next generation of quintessentially Canadian beauty brands.
Long weekends are made for brunching. And since we can’t go out, Cafe Medina (the king of brunch in Vancouver) is bringing it into our homes.
Italy is all about approaching life through food in a beautiful setting. But how to choose?
Digital creation allows for an intensity of colour or an unreal lack thereof, all set in realistic worlds uncannily separate from our own.
Accommodating up to 14 vehicles per 35-minute time slot, the concept is the first of its kind in the world.
There’s no question that the elephants are the main draw at Anantara Golden Triangle. There are 21 of them roaming the property, which doubles as an elephant sanctuary for animals that have been saved from the circus, the logging industry, or begging on the streets of Bangkok.
Bruce Poon Tip, founder of the small-group travel company G Adventures, considers the world of travel post-COVID in a new e-book, Unlearn: The Year the Earth Stood Still, a 24-page “love letter to travellers.”
Designers, such as Michelle Waugh, have had to find creative ways to evolve. Waugh has done what many in her position are doing: personalizing her brand and connecting with her customers in more authentic ways.
The residents of Prince Edward Island are no strangers to ghost stories. The small Atlantic province, with its rocky shores and unpredictable waters, is perfectly positioned for tales of phantom ships, sea monsters, buried treasure, and haunted lighthouses.
Now that Italy is starting to loosen restrictions, it is a perfect time to highlight the sense of freedom that riding a Vespa provides, a freedom that has become indelibly associated with the Eternal City.
Camping (or lately, glamping) has long connected travellers with remote destinations, but another solution, the geodesic dome, is popping up to push boundaries even further. But the design behind these domes is nothing new.
Fable Diner has shared with us the perfect scalable recipe for one or more people. It’s a new twist on a classic fish and potatoes concept, and the perfect midweek meal.
While we don’t recommend escapism for all your city-borne ills, having a place to go that is outside the sphere of your everyday life has its obvious benefits.
Pros focus on skin because when foundation is immaculately applied, everything looks better—think of skin as the outfit and the rest of your makeup as the accessories.
Chef Patrick Gayler has pulled together the quintessential flavours of the season in a delicious and delicate dessert that we can’t wait to eat in the sunshine.
In the 1970s, for example, some leading Tuscan producers rebelled against restrictive wine laws and began to make such wines as Ornellaia, Tignanello, and Sassicaia, whose quality quickly made them more expensive than any other Italian wines.
Let’s look into our crystal balls and gaze at the used-car market of 2045, where many of the vehicles on sale today are defined as “classics.”
Not everyone can or wants to imbibe, but that doesn’t mean they should miss out on the fun.
As I hunkered down to work from my apartment in East Vancouver, my mind started to turn more often toward the country where I was born. I understand that many Canadians are inundated by the American news cycle, and for the first time in my life I have received a sustained view of my birthplace from the outside
The 35-minute experience, best listened to in one sitting alone at night according to Fleming, captures in sound both the depth of intimacy and the fleeting intoxication of young love.
Fellow Earthlings’ line of bold eyewear and acetate accessories is entirely handmade in rural Guernsey Cove, PEI.
As the world still grapples with the spread of the coronavirus, luxury brands continue to announce the myriad ways they hope to help.
Although we should’ve been able to predict this, given our reputation for being kind and generous folk, Canadians are uniting in a grassroots movement to help one another out during the coronavirus outbreak, in what has been dubbed “caremongering.”
Coffee table books, if chosen well, can be more than a decorative statement, a conversation piece, or a half-hearted attempt at making yourself look cultured.
Are old-school bath salts coming back into fashion? It would certainly seem so.
Getting back to nature is taking a whole new meaning in the Swiss Alps, thanks to artists Frank and Patrik Riklin, who are bringing their no-wall, no-ceiling hotel concept to multiple locations in eastern Switzerland this summer.
Alternative-folk band Local Natives’ latest album, Violet Street Remixes, is a curation of remixed tracks off of the band’s fourth album, which released this time last year.
When we think about high-performance technical fabrics, we tend to picture the kinds of things worn by hardcore outdoor adventurers. These materials have now been adapted for everyday use by countless athleisure brands and have proven their value as #wfh staples.
In the ’60s, a geothermal plant harnessed energy from the earth, and was intended to return the blue water found when drilling back into the earth through the porous lava rock, but the silica hardened and closed up the holes, forming an electric-blue hot spring with the power to heal psoriasis.
As the first conservancy to be governed by the local Maasai community—the pastoralist tribe the Mara is named after—Nashulai is a unique model of wildlife and community conservation.
Look past the castles, French villas, and royal family estates in rural France. Cast your eyes to the sky, and you may just find your next family vacation.
Janet Zuccarini first wrote headlines with her Trattoria Nervosa, which brought the original kale salad into Toronto’s consciousness.
These five products are emblematic of the latest additions to the multitasking beauty trend.
We could all use a bit of comfort these days and Hy’s Steakhouse executive chefs are happy to oblige.
Cider, calvados, and camembert. The northern coast of France is home to some delicious trails, one of them being the La Route du Cidre, which takes outdoor enthusiasts on a pilgrimage through some of France’s most delicious sips made from the humble apple.
When someone wants to change the aesthetics of a city or of a scene, they usually start with the restaurants and bars, the hotels and parks, or even the street signs and information placards. Rarely do people, except for those interested in general style trends, focus on a house or a room.
The traditional Swiss watch industry set its calibres in motion to create a new opportunity, and the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH), organizers of Watches & Wonders, decided to go digital.
Not only does she leave a trail of memorable and award-winning fine wines, but she also played a pioneering role in the adoption of organic and biodynamic methods.
Ready to book a green getaway once travel starts back up again? Now could be a good time to be conscious of how it affects the globe.
The latest and most hardcore offering from the French super sports car creator is finally available to buyers, so we are re-visiting our test drive.
Whether you go for a modern, monochromatic pattern or a multicoloured, seventies-perfect iteration of the trend, crochet might just offer the handcrafted charm (and cheer) we need, not to mention it can be a hobby you can take up yourself.
Sushi rice is the foundation to good sushi. For home cooks, here are some tips for making sushi rice at home.
Here, we’ve compiled a list of how creators around the world have responded to the COVID-19 crisis through creative expression.
While many wineries tout themselves as such, true destination wineries are those that wine tourists, and sometimes wine nerds, put at the top of their must-visit lists.
When we say goodnight and sweet dreams, we refer to an intangible ideal. But there are those who have translated sweet dreams into actual matter.
Remember when you would gather on the floor for story time? The anticipation of a new book or a favourite story read aloud is a fond memory many have of the library.
Decades before eco-fashion hit the mainstream, artist Charllotte Kwon lived and breathed the ethos of sustainability.
On the outskirts of Victoria’s Fernwood neighbourhood, local, sustainably-sourced ingredients converge in Marta Café + Pantry.
Move over Chilean sea bass. Canadian walleye is where it’s at!
Karamo Brown—famous for his role in Netflix’s Queer Eye—wants men all around the world to love their baldness with his latest project, Mantl: a premium personal-care brand for bald and balding men.
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure: a cliché, but also a business model for Samuel Soria and Alfonso de Luján, co-founders of Madrid-based eyewear company Parafina.
Most of our work from home set-ups are pretty much private, apart from periodic video chats with coworkers. Late-night hosts, on the other hand, have had to sort out adapting to broadcasting from home while the rest of us watch how their backdrops, wardrobes, and production values evolve.
The man from Naples is the definition of dapper, exuding confidence and cool from morning till eve. But how is a Canadian man to achieve such style? This is where Leone Napoli comes in.
Skincare, allows adults to combine the childhood urge to experiment and mix with the adulthood urge for proper effects. These lotions and potions when used in tandem increase the effectiveness and luxurious skin-feel of the individual products.
Winemakers agree that treating their land with the best possible care produces better wine. The caveat comes, however, when the cost to certify organic or, in some cases, even the expense of hiring additional labour for hand-harvesting, becomes too cumbersome to turn a profit.
The specificity of rudimentary shapes and colours in compound ways illustrate the intersection between form and function so often talked about, but rarely achieved on such a level.
Our cars are a huge source of touch-traffic too, and keeping them clean is a bit different than sanitizing our kitchen counters and hands.
We spoke to some of Canada’s most exciting fashion designers about what they’re wearing while self-isolating, and their tips and tricks to maintaining a sense of normalcy amidst the chaos.
Ellie Mae is an independent retailer with several collections inspired by different eras—the spring-summer collection Retired in Palm Springs is an ode to the 1950s—and a vintage closet made up of classic rock, Harley Davidson, and university alumni T-shirts.
Masks, indispensible for medical professionals, mandatory for everyone else in some countries and optional in others, have become a symbol of social responsibility.
We scoured the web to find the best designer resale shops in Canada, so you don’t have to. Ready to make the old new again? Keep scrolling for 13 Canadian consignment retailers that can’t be missed.
The Middle East meets West in Loveclosely’s designs, which infuse contemporary styles—influenced by the likes of Drôle de Monsieur and Adidas—with motifs inspired by Middle Eastern art, poetry, and architecture.
The entire show feels like a caricature of how much of the outside world views America.
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.
Filled with puff-sleeve blouses and tiered cotton dresses layered over mesh turtlenecks, Faulkner’s charming ready-to-wear collection is an intriguing combination of bold and feminine, romantic and eminently wearable.
Without socializing to escape the screen, I find myself checking the infection numbers like someone monitoring a game they have a lot of money riding on. The problems are all compounded.
The Tare Shop’s model is simple; it includes both a package-free bulk foods store and coffee shop. Choosing from more than 200 bulk products like flour, nuts, chocolate, olive oil, and even cleaning supplies, customers pay by weight and bring their own containers or bags.
This recipe by Gotham Steakhouse and Bar chef Jean-Claude Douguet is perfect for a quarantine date night or even a family dinner.
We have seen so many examples of love and compassion between Canadians over the past few months, and Adopt my Shop is yet another.
While we may not be able to travel now, look forward to these in-Canada getaways for the next time you hit the road.
Jenni Lessard is the first female executive chef at Wanuskewin Heritage Park Authority, a centre just outside of Saskatoon that fosters education and respect for the land based on Indigenous culture, heritage, and arts.
Architecture firm Native Narrative has heightened the sauna experience, so beloved by Danes, with curated furnishings and materials like aspen timber for a better skin-feel, aromatic trays, and the ability to pull the sauna via trailer hitch to wherever your wanderlust takes you.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: Can you control your dreams? According to Dr. Stephen LaBerge, a world-renowned Stanford University psychophysiologist and an authority on lucid dreaming, the answer is yes.
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.
Marissa Freed is the fourth-generation president of Freed & Freed, a Winnipeg-based garment company that started as a men’s pants manufacturer and has since evolved several times. Her latest contribution to the heritage firm is a sub-brand called FREED, specializing in faux fur outerwear.
Two Canadian food blogger duos share their approaches to creating decadent yet straightforward fondues.