This past March, beloved French label Le Creuset turned tradition upside down.

Steps away from the Tiber River and adjacent to Piazza del Popolo is a hotel once beloved by 20th century luminaries Pablo Picasso and Jean Cocteau.

Western Europe’s tallest building and the one-time private residence of a London fox.

Toucan Hill, a Moroccan-inspired villa, sits atop the highest hill on Mustique, a part of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and widely known as the world’s most glamorous island.

Founded in 2010, the local company leads bike tours on unique routes through city streets, stopping for local lore and legend along the way.

In conversation with Guillaume Faroult, who oversees the curation of eighteenth-century French and English paintings in the most-visited museum in the world—the Louvre.

The Vancouver-based lighting designer is set to reveal some anticipated designs in Milan this April for Salone Internazionale del Mobile.

Last year, New Orleans celebrated its tricentennial, but the city’s 400,000 residents don’t need an anniversary to party—they are committed to living large year-round.

On the edge of Toronto’s St. Lawrence neighbourhood, below a 58-storey condominium, sits a brand-new build with old-school Italian soul.

To step inside the new lobby of Palms Casino Resort is to be struck by a kind of dazzling reverie—not only is it an air-conditioned escape from Nevada’s crippling heat, but it doubles as a world-class art venue.

Dosist is set on destigmatizing cannabis use with its specially formulated “dose pens” meant to soothe, excite, and rejuvenate.

The Toronto-based linen company specializes in Côte D’Azur–inspired pieces for men and women.

Part art gallery, part restaurant, the Origo Club was two-and-a-half-years in the making and is a spinoff of an eponymous private club in Beijing.

On Molokai, lore and legend are part of the rhythm of daily life, and a cross-generational ritual of storytelling remains.

Unlike the majority of resorts in the partygoers’ paradise of Playa del Carmen, Mahekal is a beachfront property with distinct personality.

A craft smorgasbord will play out through a variety of Vancouver-wide events this May.

111Skin was founded by London-based plastic surgeon Dr. Yannis Alexandrides alongside a team of cryobiologists.

The fifth-generation family-owned Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria is built upon an idyllic cliffside plot in Sorrento.

Today, the hotel is beloved not only for its locale, but for a star-studded musical history that dates back decades.

Now 60 years old, Vongerichten’s illustrious career can be retraced as both a business lesson and a study in culinary evolution.

Countless hotels deem themselves iconic in historic London, but how many have hosted an after party for the Beatles? The Royal Lancaster, for one.

At L’Auberge, it’s all about location. Guests will gravitate to the great outdoors here, strolling by the mirage-like creek or dining upon a cottage porch among birdsong.

The wellness destination has ascended to legendary status for treatments that range from intuitive massage and body wraps to past-life regression and hypnosis.

These boots look at home strutting down the runways of Milan, exploring the Canadian Rockies, and trekking in the Italian Alps.

Matt Hranek’s latest book chronicles the world’s most iconic watches, and tells the stories of the men who wore them.

The hotel, a registered historic landmark, re-opened in 2011 as a Rosewood Hotel after an extensive renovation and is still favoured as a celeb haunt.

Hotel restaurants often get the short end of the proverbial chopstick, though in recent years the tides have started turning.

If Multnomah Whiskey Library were a book, it would be a choose-your-own-adventure novel—with 1,700 spirited options.

This year’s Toronto International Film Festival opens with a Swedish film recounting the famous 1980 showdown between two tennis rivals.

The Glenmorangie Pride 1974, the distillery’s oldest whisky expression, has collectors and aficionados in thirst for it, even with a hefty per-bottle price tag.

For more than 130 years, Breitling—a pioneer of the modern chronograph—has celebrated both timekeeping and aviation with an infectious passion. Now, with a change of ownership, the brand is on the cusp of a new era.

After taking a break in 2014, Slean returns with her ninth album, Metaphysics—a tour de force featuring her songwriting, vocals, and orchestral arrangements.

This site-specific installation from Doug Aitken rises out of the desert in Palm Springs as a kaleidoscopic vision of the suburban home.

Since opening in 1924, the iconic Gleneagles estate has earned a certain pedigree within the canon of Scotland’s destinations—albeit without the pomp and circumstance one might imagine.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Long overshadowed by the city’s more buzzy offerings, the Portland Japanese Garden is getting its time in the limelight thanks to a new addition designed by renowned architect Kengo Kuma.

Ai & Om Knives’ walls hang with cutting boards, sharpeners, leather knife cases, a few axes for good measure, and of course neat display cases of handcrafted Japanese knives with steel blades.

One needn’t talk to Lotte Davis, CEO and co-founder of AG Hair, for long before it becomes clear that she adores setting goals. “I guess I have a thing for ‘three-pillar plans.’”

For all we know about Alcatraz, few people realize that many of its prisoners were also gardeners.

When the circus comes to town, the dream world comes to life, and Dutch design mastermind Marcel Wanders is right at home in this whimsical realm.

London-based spirit company Seedlip is on a mission to change the way people imbibe by giving non-drinkers better options—juice and soda mocktails, be gone.

High-tech, high-flying German luggage company RIMOWA has a repertoire of coveted cases and continues to innovate in the name of air travel.

In today’s frantic world, the opportunity to sit back with a pot of tea is a marker of true civility. The experience is about to be amplified in Vancouver with the opening of the TWG Tea Salon & Boutique.

This October, Canada Goose opened its first-ever global flagship boutique at Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto, with another coming to New York’s SoHo neighbourhood in New York.

Calgary-based Old Trout Puppet Workshop reminds us that the core of puppetry is a desire to infuse inanimate objects with spirits, which is an incredibly ancient ritual.

No fewer than 332 islands make up the Fijian archipelago. But once you meet the exotic beauty named Laucala, you may not want to venture further.

Baptiste Loiseau was appointed cellar master at the age of 34—making him the youngest-ever—and trained under Pierrette Trichet, the first woman to ever hold the cellar master position at a major cognac house.