General manager Nathalie Seiler-Hayez thinks the hotel has more to offer than just the white-tablecloth service it is known for.
Today, one can spend hours wandering the great halls and floors of this epic structure that overlooks a mountain valley crested with daily sunsets in which the beholder may want to dissolve
If you have opted to have a little something done, you might need to change your skin care and habits before, during, and afterward to minimize side effects and not undo the results.
What used to be a popular nightclub known as The Citizen has now been transformed into a refined dining haven that offers a modern approach to classic Greek cuisine.
Poosh, Kardashian’s lifestyle platform and modern guide to healthy living and wellness, naturally gravitated toward the innovative beauty brand as their values align with one another.
When restaurants source directly from farmers and growers in their area, not only does it support the local food system, it also makes a difference in quality and taste. In other words, everyone wins.
An autumn grounding tonic from Jess Devries—perfect a for a cozy cool morning or as a wellness booster to settle the chaos of everyday life.
Completed last year, this elegant home sits in an almost celestial simplicity against the wooded countryside of Quebec’s Eastern Townships, its white façade blending into the bright horizon.
While we love our pets dearly, they do present one specific and never-ending challenge—how do we make our spaces look clean and stylish when we’ve got animals running around?
James bond has a new watch.
Jackets great for ski to après-ski and everything in between.
The GV70 small crossover is stealing the show and putting rivals like Mercedes, BMW, and Audi on watch.
The wellness oasis was inspired by the classic Parisienne apartment—a chic, well-crafted, and effortless space that respects the history of the French fashion house. The perennial experts in fashion and luxury are now experts in wellness as well.
Eat and sleep amongst the clouds, overlooking the sleepy lakes of Switzerland or bathe in wine for your health at Bürgenstock Hotels & Resort.
Restaurant, garden, distillery. Projet Pilote has it all.
This fall, Scott debuted Cedar in Sec-he Sky, a capsule collection that includes nine new earring styles alongside—for the first time—nine garments and nine acrylic-collage artworks
From tacos and tequila to baklava cheesecake, a variety of new eateries in Saskatoon.
Ultimate Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole (Gluten-free) and a Roasted Pumpkin Salad from Hannah Sunderani.
The best Canadian residential architecture from our Home of the Week series, according to our readers.
Humaniti challenges the traditional and escapes design conventions by being multidimensional. Its aim to cultivate community comes at a critical time when connection seems elusive.
We’ve compiled a selection of autumn items from luxury labels that were founded upon a more holistic commitment to environmentally conscious practices, producing menswear collections that offer sustainability without sacrificing style.
As the weather gets cooler, the inclination to reach for warmer, darker fragrances grows stronger.
All-new Grand Banks 54 has been attracting a lot of interest, being large enough for comfortable cruising yet within the realm of possibility for a wider audience to purchase.
It comes at a time when the landscape of whisky drinkers is quickly evolving so brands need to reaffirm their identity to connect with the new generation of consumers.
At Delara, the food is fun—and it is bright.
Orange wines are polarizing; they are the Marmite of wine—not to everyone’s taste and quite off-putting to some people.
From piles of crisp red and yellow leaves to vibrant orange pumpkin patches, there is no shortage of picturesque autumn scenes to marvel at as the seasons change.
The angular envelope suggests simplicity, but on closer inspection the structure shows a complex play of shapes and forms that create dramatic beams of light into the interior
Agrotourism is not new—people have long travelled to connect with agricultural aspects of rural tourist destinations. But in Prince Edward County, the association of the term with sustainable ecotourism has helped the agro-focused region draw more than 650,000 visitors annually.
Free to all, the forum is a way to expose local and international visitors to the richness of the artists and designers who live in the city—quite literally:
A list of great electric bicycles for different environments and situations for the active, tech-loving Canadian.
The cozy revolution is in full effect this fall as brands harmonize comfort and style for their fall/winter collections
In Lebanese culture, food is about bringing people together. Amal offers a range of sharable dishes, such as freshly prepared grape leaves with just the right amount of tang, nourishing fattoush salad, and dips such as hummus and garlic labneh.
Be the second NUVO reader to win a house in Italy.
From Australia to Iceland, astrotourism takes adventure seekers to off-grid locations to view the universe in all its glory.
In Bermuda, September is the beginning of the much-anticipated spiny lobster season. Each year, Bermudians wait for it to roll around and then start preparing their delicious sea-to-table dishes.
This renovation of a 1930s Tudor-style home in Vancouver’s First Shaughnessy Heritage Conservation Area shows how modern amenities can be seamlessly implemented to bring classic designs into the 21st century.
The imaginative imagery from the campaign was shot by photographer Max Siedentopf in Tuscany at Castello Sonnino, a 16th-century citadel built by the Medici family.
The couple hired interior designer James McIntyre of McIntyre Bills to transform their century-old property in Calgary’s Mount Royal neighbourhood into a classic yet fashion-forward dwelling able to transport those who enter to London or New York.
With new products from Mexican artisans, Obakki continues its commitment to rejuvenating communities on their own terms.
The four concepts included a two-passenger car, a four-passenger car, a four-passenger SUV-like vehicle, and a family-friendly six-passenger vehicle.
Elegant and luxurious, timeless period-correct decor can be hard to recreate, with homeowners often being excessive when trying to replicate styles found in places like Villa Serbelloni.
In southern Napa Valley, Darioush Khaledi owns and lives at his namesake winery, where his Persian heritage influences everything from the travertine interiors to the hospitality and intricate labels from the Victoria and Albert Museum’s collection of Persian art. Khaledi deems the wine business his “third career,” but Khaledi’s connection to wine, he says, was always palpable. In 5,000 BCE …
We all want to live healthier lives. Luckily, doing so has never been easier
It’s a summer evening; beauty sweeps across the sky. The waterfront breeze whispers past us on a stylish, palm-lined patio.
American architect Jeanne Gang’s first Canadian project, Toronto’s One Delisle, is a gesture toward a more human-centric skyscraper. NUVO spoke with Gang about the design of the tower, the relationship Toronto has to its natural surroundings, and the firm’s evolving approach to creating innovative high-rise buildings.
A salted duck egg yolk in the centre of the mooncake represents the full moon on Mid-Autumn
“The simplicity of the architectural composition recalls the small farmhouses and barns of the Lombard countryside, making the house a primitive building devoid of any non-essential element.”
If you’ve been muddling through the past year with occasional professional hair colouring and then progressively higher ponytails and headscarves to hide your roots, you might want to try a colour-depositing hair product.
Jazz pianist Steve Byfield is the only listed Black owner of a winery in Canada.
Three new hotels to check out next time you’re in and around Toronto.
Attached to the newly opened 1 Hotel Toronto is a dining oasis that shares the same “environment first” ethos as the hotel.
Denis Gutiérrez-Ogrinc stayed with the heat, tracking the sartorial and ephemeral styles on the street outside of the Michael Kors and Peter Do shows, among others
In the microcosm of a single kitchen, a larger sense of kinship can be felt. And for many chefs, tattoos are permanent markers of that identity.
In a global society, we need to be mindful of how we incorporate these traditional and richly significant cultural fashions. “It’s not appropriate for someone outside the culture, who isn’t a chief or matriarch or dancing on behalf of one, to wear a Chilkat or Naaxiin ceremonial robe, because the pieces are for a specific use and there’s something sacred about them,” O’Brien says.
With many labels releasing larger capsules than ever before and consumers clamouring to reinvigorate their wardrobes, finding the standout pieces from this season is a particularly daunting task
Toronto chef Devan Rajkumar uses Island Sweet Potato soup, which he developed in collaboration with MEMA Foods for its Just Soup line, as a star ingredient in his savoury fall-inspired turkey and kale meatballs with rotini.
Moving away from the modern this week, this home is a 18,000-square-foot “mega-cottage” on the shores of Lake Rosseau by Toronto-based Chapi Chapo Design.
Why do we feel the urge to jump from high places?
Built by the storied Turkish, shipyard Yildiz Gemi with exterior design by Ginton Naval Architects and Liman, Fifty-Five was created to host an owner, their family, and guests in lavish comfort and style. The three-deck yacht includes six beautifully appointed staterooms to accommodate a dozen passengers.
“Trends give me anxiety. They come and go so fast, and finally always come back a few decades later.”
Inside Westbank’s piano program, a collaboration with Fazioli where architects design instruments for the towers they create.
CheckMate wines are made from only two varieties: chardonnay and merlot, an odd combination.
“I think that being young is just being the closest to God. You don’t worry about anything, you’re happy for no reason, you’re fascinated by everything. That’s the purest form of human. My goal in life is to try and stay as close to that as I can. I think as you grow and as you go through the world, it’s impossible to fully retain it.”
All you need to know about TIFF, from COVID precautions to a drive-in theatre, to an early release of Dune.
Vancouver artist Scott Sueme teams up with Sundays, a furniture company that recently went from being online-only to having physical locations.
The Officina Santa Maria Novella story officially begins in 1612. But like many Old World stories, especially those tied to the church, its origins predate that. The history of the apothecary dates back to the 13th century when it was a monastic laboratory—Dominican friars began concocting herbal remedies in the convent’s infirmary in the time of Giotto and Dante.
In 2020, when the pandemic hit, Karimi took a moment to seize a new opportunity and launched a ready-to-wear collection. She focused on sustainable ethically made clothes that evoke a timeless elegance.
Borgo, as it’s called for short, certainly feels like paradise. And not just for the luxurious accommodations, which consist of 22 spacious rooms and suites in a soothing palette of neutrals and greens and travertine floors.
elebrating the launch of Zestspot, this sea bass in crazy water recipe from chef David Rocco is easy enough for even the most novice in the kitchen.
Izen Architecture, an all-female firm, has built a modern home with porcelain facade using standard housing permits in The Bedford Park neighbourhood of Toronto.
“Château’s primary inspiration was a nostalgic reflection on my youth in Provence transposed in the hills of Topanga near L.A. where I live. It has a very similar feel, the same pine and wild oak forested hills close to the sea.”
Parading through the villages of the Motor Valley, the MC20 attracts all eyes while the eight-speed dual-clutch transmission engages the gears with exemplary fluidity.
The latest collaboration between Louis Vuitton and Italian decor atelier Fornasetti brings a new dimension to the world of visual creativity and fashion.
Responding to both land and family, the house seems to float on the soft green hills, lounging in articulated space next to the tree-lined watercourse, which hosts blue jays, herons, and pileated woodpeckers.
Now, those in the know can access a small, vendor-inspired dumpling parlour called Laowai by ordering a “Number 7” at the counter. Patrons are then ushered into the mysterious back room hidden behind an imposing freezer door.
Musical selections from the autumn issue.
Embracing contemporary Mykonos culture while still honouring Grecian values—you can tailor your stay to be as gregarious or intimate as you like.
Nature and luxury meet at 1 Hotel’s latest retreat and first Canadian address located in the heart of Toronto. The 112-room property boasts a biophilic design, with in-room houseplants and sustainably sourced wood furnishings courtesy of designer and architect David Rockwell.
Following last summer’s BLM protests, art became an important vessel for messaging. But what does it mean when that art is being commissioned by the power structures built on colonial values?
All handbags are crafted in Florence by skilled artisans using metal-free locally sourced leather.
The wine-and-cicchetti menu is ideal for casual meetings with friends or family, with aperitivo favourites—Cinzano and Gancia—tastefully curated.
Now that Canadian travellers to the United Kingdom are no longer required to quarantine upon arrival on the isles, many will again head across the pond.
Thom Fougere’s approach to furniture has been “archetypal,” which he explains as stripped down in its purpose but not in its conception and design: “I hate the word minimalism because it is interpreted as an applied aesthetic, where true minimalism has complexity embedded in it.”
But—must reading the front page make us want to toss the newspaper away and cover our head with a soft blanket?
The 9,500-square-foot structure features the juxtaposition of concrete and wood, improbable forms, and generous glazing, resulting in a sculptural residence that still complements the dense foliage of its surroundings.
Long considered a less-expensive version of champagne, prosecco has its own impressive characteristics that deserve our full attention.
“Our privilege as furniture, object, or interior designers is that we are working at the scale where we are closest to people. People touch what we do, they’re immersed in what we do. I really love this scale because this is where I can control the experience the most.”
A Swim in a Pond in the Rain by George Saunders and Iron Goddess of Mercy by Larissa Lai are sophisticated, generous, and historically-sensitive autumn reads.
Merging the worlds of ballet, performance art, and counterculture, the Kenyan-born Indian-Canadian artist places community at the heart of his work by questioning the status quo and finding hope through resilience.
Weaving together the threads of history, family traditions, and finest fabrics.
The goal of 457 Anew is to cultivate a harmonious relationship with the environment, using upcycled, recycled, and renewable materials.
Vancouver-based painter Joon Lee shares his process, the emotional connection between colour and form, and how he bridges authenticity and artistry.
On some level, this fetish of authenticity is difficult to fathom.
The Vancouver-born actress and musician on the vulnerability of comedy, her affinity for indie films, and her future plans following the success of her breakout role on Riverdale.
A look inside NUVO’s autumn edition featuring Hayley Law, Joon Lee, Hotel 1 Toronto, and more.
When so much of Kenya’s conservation efforts have been guided by colonial and Western structures, Reteti’s successes signify a seismic shift, not only within conservation but within the social and economical contexts of the Samburu people.
Being in nature is restorative for the mind, body, and soul – something all of us digital consumers need.
The Fun House Martini does things a little differently.
Across the Pacific, Gaile Guevara Studio, a Vancouver-based firm, has remodelled a two-storey home on Waiheke Island in New Zealand.