“Emotional. Creative. Free.” These are the words that Priscilla Royer, 36, offers to describe Maison Michel, the luxury hat and head accessory company where she has been creative director since 2015.
Toronto is going to get waves of cool when a new art festival debuts, one that connects the city, visual and performing arts, and Lake Ontario.
I thought it might be interesting to find one anecdote to best encapsulate the strange life of William Seabrook. But, then, his life was so full of incident and he knew so many of the kind of people who are ornaments to any reminiscence that it seemed too daunting a task.
With the onset of fall, Park City becomes the ultimate serene getaway.
Quebec’s province-wide gin boom has been spurred on by significant changes to laws that now allow distilleries to give samples and sell bottles at their own on-site boutiques.
Green peanuts are largely unfamiliar outside the warm climes where they’re grown. More bean-like than nut-like, their silky texture can be a surprise to diners who’ve only ever had peanuts in their roasted, crunchy incarnation.
For generations, the refined elegance and masculinity of cars has influenced fashion, but no company is doing more in this field than Mariclaro.
The beautiful, ever evolving, ever expanding campus of UBC has been put to pages in a new book by journalist Tyee Bridge.
The St. Regis Rome, originally opened in 1894 by legendary hotelier César Ritz, has undergone a $45-million renovation that took three years to complete.
In 2016, New York–based Jen Rubio and Steph Korey launched a savvy carry-on to carry all.
Taking a step into ēst, you notice a sense of calm unusual in bustling Toronto. Once you’re seated, dishes appear tableside, as if they have been plucked directly from a Canadian forest.
It’s natural to switch up your wardrobe in the fall, opting for warmer clothes and more muted colours. As the temperature drops and the light changes, people should change their fragrances too.
With an agile and impressive mind, the nonagenarian remains artistically productive well into old age.
Despite its great beauty, the Irish castle is home to one of the most poisonous gardens in the world.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: Richard Myrle Buckley, a former logger, was not only decades outside his time, he was untamable and unclassifiable. Some other way lies fame and fortune, his way lies legend.
Coffee shops are important places that, if they possess that indescribable something, evoke an overwhelming sense of home and comfort.
Porsche would like to set the record straight on a couple of things. Number one: it makes the best cars on the planet. Number two: don’t you ever forget number one.
In advance of the world premiere of Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band at the Toronto International Film Festival, the Canadian music legend returns to his hometown.
This fall we are reading two Guggenheim recipients’ collections of short stories that cut to the heart of the world we’re living in.
El Pequeño’s capacity is capped at 11 (including the bartender), giving the room an inviting intimacy.
Stranger than fiction? Movies about real-life people and events look ready to steal the spotlight at the 44th Toronto International Film Festival. Here, the 9 films to make time for at TIFF 2019.
My Roman friend Giorgia, who makes a yearly pilgrimage to Ponza, is going to kill me for writing this.
Gucci is staking out new territory with the premiere of its first unisex watch collection.
The Sea House in West Vancouver is a canvas on which nature paints itself over and over again through each day and night, and through the seasons.
The Caravans of Gold exhibition showcases six centuries of artwork and artifacts from Africa, Europe, and the Middle East.
Outside my window, we’re in that tentative, awkward phase vis-à-vis the weather. It’s Labour Day and no one’s sure what to wear. Sweater? Jacket? Layers? Does the no-white-after-Labour Day rule start at the beginning of the weekend or the end? Does anyone still care?
FROM THE ARCHIVE: The most notorious of all female spies, the personification of the femme fatale, the mysterious exotic and erotic dancer from the East, Mata Hari was really Margaretha Geertruida Zelle, who broke away from her Friesland home in the Netherlands by answering a personal ad in the newspaper.
Now in its closing weekend, the Vancouver Art Gallery’s Moving Still: Performative Photography in India exhibition traces the art of performative photography—telling stories through visual stills—in India from the 1800s to the present day.
A selection of the finest men’s watches, made in black for timely style.
Eczema, cystic acne, and even depression are concerns related to chronic inflammation. Vancouver-based nutritionist and dietitian Desiree Nielsen has created a cookbook that fights inflammation by following one simple rule: eat more plants.
Luxury and a laid-back, congenial attitude have combined to create a language specific to Palmas Del Mar. “Palmas is coming back.”
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.
The iconic terminal at JFK Airport was transformed into a plant-filled fashion runway.
It makes sense that our skin-care products would be high-tech. Makeup, on the other hand, is considered artistic—a means of self-expression. Then again, there is real science and planning that goes into the making of high-end makeup.
It’s the time of year when bleary-eyed film fanatics form endless queues, celeb-spotters plant themselves in festival territory, party keeners pour themselves into cocktail attire, and everyone grumbles about the traffic. We’ve sussed out some places for all types, and yes, there’s plenty of champagne.
Here are six Calgary fashion brands that are not only making this pay-it-forward mentality a permanent trend, they’re making a significant difference in their community while offering consumers mindful garments to add to their wardrobe.
The Pavillon Le Corbusier’s current exhibition, Mon univers, on view until November 17, is a tribute to Le Corbusier that centres around his passion for collecting.
We explore this exotic libation’s quirky staying power as it turns 75.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: According to the reporter on the Virginia City Enterprise, a fellow named Mark Twain, Menken had the effect of “a vast spray of gas jets.” She was “a magnificent spectacle.” Not a star but “a whole constellation.”
She doesn’t like labels and her work defies categorization. Meet Christine Boswijk.
Manhattan-based star chef Marcus Samuelsson incorporates his African and Swedish roots in Montreal’s swish new Four Seasons Hotel restaurant.
The Royal Ontario Museum’s new public outdoor spaces are the architectural personification of an open invitation to enter the museum, a beckoning finger to passersby.
Located on the edge of the pristine Mary River flood plains, Bamurru Plains has exclusive access to a vast area of wetland and savannah woodland—for just 20 guests.
More than just incredible architecture, Al Capone, or the Great Chicago Fire, Chicago is a mecca for innovative dining and renowned culinary talent.
Painter and sculptor Nadia Gohar navigates the liminal space between the home she left behind and the home she’s made for herself in art.
Deep in the hills near the remote village of Genga, in Italy’s Le Marche region, is the Grotte di Frasassi, a karst wonderland of calcareous stratifications that date as far back as 150 million years ago.
Twenty-five years after launching his visionary makeup brand, François Nars has released his most ambitious collection yet and is turning heads with another hit in the making—his first fragrance.
This week is the closing of artist Brian Jungen’s solo exhibition, Brian Jungen: Friendship Centre, at the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Jeans have been a clothing staple for decades. Yet, as Frank And Oak has proven, denim can indeed herald a new, more sustainable approach to clothing.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: In 1859, at the foot of Walton Street in Port Hope, Ontario, a local boy named William Hunt walked a tightrope over the Ganaraska River. Just a few months later, he was calling himself Farini, after an obscure Italian revolutionary, and he soon became the second man in history to cross Niagara Falls on a rope.
From beekeeping benefactors to celebrated chefs, B.C. is buzzing with creators who have developed charitable programs and culinary offerings that are focused on the importance of pollination.
Newfoundland and Labrador’s Bonavista Biennale, begins today and sees Canadian, and international artists take over the Bonavista Peninsula with large-scale public displays for an entire month.
If you think that adventure travel in the Yukon is something inaccessible—requiring strength, skill, stamina, and an especially high tolerance for bugs reserved only for outdoorsy types—think again.
In honour of the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival we are revisiting our interview with the perennial discoverer, Cameron Bailey, who has an eye not just for what’s hot but also what’s important.
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.
Sarain Fox has one voice, but when she speaks, it reverberates with the voices of hundreds more. Such is the role of an activist: having a responsibility to speak for those who cannot be heard.
Part research and development lab, part museum, part beauty bar, Shiseido has opened a new state-of-the-art beauty mecca in Yokohama, Japan.
Here, seven vegan beauty products that work just as well as their non-vegan counterparts.
The theme of identity is a thread that weaves through time at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’ upcoming fall exhibitions spanning the mediums of archaeology, painting, and photography.
People can be fanatical about their fur babies. Luckily, the hospitality industry has taken note.
With their Opera Atelier, a period opera and ballet company, Marshall Pynkoski and Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg are a case study in living your art.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: By the time Eliza Lynch was 25 years old she owned more real estate than any other woman in the world: in addition to dozens of town and city properties, 10 million hectares of countryside.
The city’s speakeasy-style bars are thriving by being as discrete as possible.
Kenya’s Mundui House plays host to international visitors as well as an Animal Rights Reserve dedicated to local wildlife.
The Making In symposium held annually in Ireland brings together artists and makers from around the world to shed some light on the creative process.
Sure, there’s the adage “What’s old is new,” but does that really explain why the world’s original alcoholic beverage is creating buzz again?
The Marni Moon Walk marks the 50th year since human beings landed on the lunar surface by blending primitivism with the future.
There’s something deliciously intriguing about figs. Those not-quite-a-pear, not-quite-a-peach fruits share qualities with our skin—an organ that’s best treated from the inside out.
We’d arrived, as my grandmother had, with dance shoes and multiple black-tie outfits in tow. We’d intended to start with just the basics: attending the daily morning group class, practicing a little every night. But the dance instructor had other plans.
Refine your next playlist with this selection of recent album releases, curated by our editors. This summer, we’re listening to Solange, Billie Marten, Tanya Tagaq, and more.
Furniture by Bruno Moinard is a statement of modern refinement, each piece exquisitely crafted.
We suggest three luxury lodges in one of the world’s most stunning and sun-blessed destinations.
Italian trainer and dressage master Antonello Radicchi is one of Italy’s foremost horse trainers.
“Canadian cuisine” means different things to different people, but at its very heart, it is food with a distinct sense of place—whether that place is an ocean, a lake, a river, a forest, or a field. Food Day Canada highlights and honours the flavours of our country.
Be it a road trip to an adjacent province or a jaunt over the border, we have your visitor’s guide to some choice long weekend destinations.
Historically, nude images of women have primarily been created by men. In choosing to self-represent her nude form, up-and-coming Canadian artist Quinn Rockliff is proving there is power in vulnerability.
TSATSAS embodies minimalism, featuring clean lines that capture the elegance and sophistication of well-kept leather across the brand’s 33 variations of shape and style.
Climate change is more than just a matter of warming. Frequent episodes of heavy rain in some regions have caused erosion in vineyards.
A little forward planning helps when you’re tasting your way around the city’s vibrant restaurant scene.
Our editor-recommended summer book releases cover shopping, aging gracefully, memoirs, and moles—something for everyone.
Amaal’s vocals on Black Dove are reminiscent of the airy inflections heard in ’90s-era R&B. Her expansive voice seems to flutter through you, soothing and swaying as it passes.
Whether you go for an elastic-waist design or shorts with a drawstring closure, here’s what to look for ahead of your next summer holiday.
Founded in 1743, Moët & Chandon is one of the oldest champagne houses. This year marks the 150th birthday of Impérial, Moët’s flagship blend.
Lana Turner was a dame who understood the power of the pout. In The Postman Always Rings Twice, her lipstick case rattles along a café floor toward a rugged John Garfield. Her manner poised and hand outstretched, Turner waits for Garfield to bring it over; when he doesn’t, she saunters by, grabs the case from his hand, applies her lipstick, then hits the road.
Since their emergence on Japanese cellphones some 19 years ago, emoji have become a standard feature of conversation in the digital age.
Our favourite reads this summer include a tale of Soviet espionage by Ben Macintyre and a posthumous collection of short stories by Lucia Berlin.
Mounted by San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s Architecture and Design department, Far Out demonstrates how applied and theoretical design has long imagined new ways for us to stake out a space for ourselves on the final frontier.
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.
We all know the famous Swiss cultural touchstones—exquisite chocolates, alpine ski chalets, and cows with neck bells—but it’s time to add another to the list: the Grand Train Tour.
Tinted lip balms are more hydrating than lipstick, though they won’t repair cracks or flakiness (typically winter problems anyway). And because they’re sheer, they can be a great way to dip a toe into brighter colours. Here are eight tinted lip balms to try.
The Atoma collection of 3-D printed flavour molecules suggests a future in which we could make a salad that would satisfy us the way a burger does.
Just north of Orlando’s downtown, Winter Park is blessed with a collection of museums, art galleries, sculpture gardens, and historic sites, all within walking distance of a charming central park.
Chef Andrea Carlson’s commitment to exceptional, locally sourced ingredients has left an indelible imprint on Vancouver’s food industry. Now the powerhouse restaurateur is releasing her own cookbook.
Accelerated, bespoke, and ideal for all levels, Fluenz accepts only 10 students per week-long session.
Rooftop views are a rarity in Rome, where buildings aren’t allowed to be taller than the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica. For views of the Eternal City from above, head to these five lookouts.
When you’re as famous for your looks—sun-streaked locks, perfect tan—as for your marriage to a star quarterback, anything you say about beauty is bound to be scrutinized. It took supermodel Gisele Bündchen two sentences to turn sunscreen into front-page news. “I cannot put this poison on my skin. I do not use anything synthetic,” the Brazilian bombshell declared.
Only a 30-minute floatplane ride (or a 90-minute drive and ferry ride) from Vancouver, the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia encompasses 86 scenic kilometres of beautiful beaches, quiet forests, and small, colourful communities. And it’s here, just north of the town of Sechelt, that you’ll find Rockwater Secret Cove Resort.
Earlier this year, a group of 21 prominent universities united to form the Public Interest Technology University Network, a group putting forward a collaborative, open-source approach that views high tech through the lens of social, ethical, legal, and public policy implications.
A rare bookstore in California is collecting the stories of women that history would leave behind.
The spirit made from the legendary blue agave is meant to be savoured—nosed and sipped slowly; no priming with salt, no tossing back, no chasing with lime.