On a 250,000-square-foot plot of forested land sits a house that marries nostalgia and kinship with modern design. The Apple Tree House by ACDF Architecture, a peaceful oasis in the heart of Quebec’s Lanaudière region, is a single-storey home that encourages human connection with both each other and nature.

From handmade throws to stylish games, NUVO has rounded up nine gifts to brighten your loved ones’ homes for the holidays and all year round.

Industrial designer Jake Oliveira was the kid who was obsessed with taking things apart and putting them back together. With a new eponymous studio in Toronto, his latest collection features a table and stool inspired by the industrial buildings of his hometown, Cambridge, Ontario.

Having performed The Nutcracker only once last year due to COVID-19, Yui Sugawara looks forward to performing as the Sugar Plum Fairy in this year’s production. “I’m excited to bring such a traditional ballet back to Montreal again,” she says. “It’s an important Christmas ritual for many people, and I’m so happy to be able to bring back the Christmassy vibe to the theatre.”

Every year, 20 million tonnes of sargassum seaweed washes up on the shores of the Caribbean, coating beaches, disrupting tourism, and releasing gases into the atmosphere. While Mexico receives the lion’s share of this toxic flotsam, countries from Brazil to Puerto Rico and even Turkey are reckoning with annual sargassum seaweed blooms.

Canada Goose and Reformation have come together to create a seven-piece outerwear collection that unites function with fashion. The new collection offers reversible puffers, vests, headscarves, and parkas in bold colourways and playful prints—made with responsibly sourced down and recycled-fibre ripstop outer fabric.

For every sun-soaked beach getaway and medieval castle vacation, there is an overcrowded airport or a lumpy hotel mattress. Luckily, thanks to Monte & Coe, the Toronto-based brand handcrafting bags in Canada, you’ll have one less worry the next time you visit the airport.

Sometimes the best path forward is to focus on one’s original bearing. That’s the case for Eastbay Yachts, as the company’s all-new EB60 embodies its distinguished heritage.

The Icelandic horse has played an integral role in the country’s history and mythology for centuries. This hardy horse was brought to the island by the Vikings over a thousand years ago. Since then, these gallant creatures have adapted and thrived through cold, dark winters, strong winds, and harsh conditions.

With access to Ontario’s fruit basket, gaming, and the United States, any given day in Niagara Falls can be filled with luxurious leisure experiences indoors and out. NUVO has rounded up the best places to play, eat, and rest in Niagara Falls.

This recipe is for what Naramata Inn chef de cuisine Stacy Johnston calls “the perfect turkey.” And, isn’t that what we’ve been yearning for since turkey supplanted goose as the Christmas bird of choice?

When American socialite, philanthropist, and writer Brooke Astor needed a reprieve from the pace and prying eyes of city life, she retreated to her Maine estate, August Moon. Now, 15 years after her death, new life has been brought to the 200-acre property by SPAN Architecture.

You wouldn’t think a place in the shadow of a volcano that emits a constant stream of smoke would be a haven of relaxation, but down an unpaved road, &Beyond Vira Vira exudes a bucolic peace.

The right bottle will forever live in the background of the memories made and shared. NUVO has rounded up nine bottles to give the person whose presence is present enough.

The sheer proliferation of wine glasses, each dedicated to a specific variety or style, has itself probably been the undoing of that approach to glasses. How many wine glasses do you really need? The short and simple answer: one. 

With gift shopping, cookie baking, and tree decorating in full swing, navigating the world of advent calendars is not for the faint of heart. We’ve made a list and checked it twice: from coffee to beauty, NUVO has curated Advent calendars that promise to deliver festive fun.

The herb-forward result of Ben Branson’s research struck a chord with sober and imbibing drinkers alike. Unlike mass-produced non-alcoholic spirits, Seedlip mimics the intricacies of traditional spirits while remaining distinctive to the palate.

That unpretentious, focused attitude toward dining culture informs Garrett Bruce Martin’s menus to this day as well as his beliefs about how a kitchen should be run, the restaurant industry, and what it means to be a chef: unusually democratic and without delusions of grandeur.

Mateus Rosé, the medium pink, lightly sparkling, off-dry, fruity, and oh-so-easy-drinking wine from Portugal, appealed not only to cultural and literal royalty, but also to millions of people around the world. It was the most-sold wine in the world in the 1970s, but it was no one-hit wonder: this year, Mateus celebrates its 80th anniversary, and it’s still going strong.

Concrete has never been adored for its vibrancy of colour, but Kast is on a mission to change that. Striving to make the most beautiful concrete basins in the world, Kast elevates the utilitarian material with a chic design-forward treatment to create sinks that make a statement.

Casa Âmago in Ansião, Portugal, a one-storey home by Bruno Dias Arquitectura, is an understated example of contemporary architecture. The home exemplifies oneness—a seamless connectivity instilled within its orthogonal floor plan.

Brooches are enjoying a revival, and most importantly, they have shed their reputation as being reserved for women of a certain age. The jewellery piece has evolved into a staple statement not just for special occasions but also for the everyday.

For some, X marks the spot. For Nicolas Denino, the X is a circle, and the colour is blue. “Blue represents a flow of energy that becomes tangible in different shapes and forms,” says the 37-year-old contemporary artist. “This fluidity represents a vibrant and changing energy, a spiritual energy flowing on.”

For Canadians, Montreal represents a kind of bohemian paradise: a culturally rich, architecturally arresting, walkable city with great shopping and an even better food scene. Luckily, for Ontarians, Canada’s answer to Paris is a short drive, flight, or train ride away. For a luxurious stay in the city, look no further than Sofitel Montreal Golden Mile.

Interior designer Chad Dorsey needed a mantel that would accommodate an off-centre fireplace, so he created the asymmetrical and sculptural Malibu. Since then, Dorsey’s eponymous Dallas-based interior design studio has launched STRIKE, a line of bespoke mantels.

Discovering a clothing item you instantly fall in love with can be a visceral experience. The French call it coup de coeur—love at first sight. This was the inspiration for outerwear brand Cape de Cœur.

Octothorpe House is as versatile as the # symbol for which it is named. Built to be sustainable, support flexible living, and draw the outdoors in, the house has an easygoing efficiency and is filled with light and changing perspectives.

The vacation house is reconsidered with Casa Rosalie, a collection of three eco-friendly cozy yet contemporary cabins in the Perche region of France, an hour and a half from Paris.

For the latest limited-edition Artycapucines collection, Louis Vuitton called on six contemporary artists to interpret the Capucines handbag. The collaboration was born out of the maison’s desire to innovate and pay homage to craftsmanship while allowing each artist to have creative freedom. The Artycapucines collection is an ode to the spirit of craft that also embodies the ultrafeminine aspect of Louis Vuitton.

Charles Pétillon is a self-taught French photographer and artist known for his large-scale balloon installations, including the installation of 100,000 balloons in London’s Covent Garden. The idea to employ balloons in his work came from his research in applied art. “Balloons allow me to materialize ideas or concepts in a rather poetic way, contrasting the delicacy and fragility of this medium with the roughness of the installation sites,” he says.

One thing I learned while eating my way through Southwest Nova Scotia is that every chef and establishment has a unique story, binding together the history of the region and its food.

Ideal for this time of year—pine mushrooms and persimmons are autumnal in both flavour and availability—now is the time to whip up this delicious dish.

California House, perched high up in the Hollywood Hills, features a butterfly-inspired rooftop that floats upon walls of glass. But the contemporary architecture that is immediately visible is only a partial view of the residence, with the rest hidden within the steep hillside.

Antoni Porowski’s had a connection with Omega before he really knew anything about watches. Growing up in Brossard, just outside of Montreal, the actor, chef, and star of Netflix’s hit show Queer Eye recalls swim practices spent staring up at the iconic curving red logo on the chronograph.

Marilyn Monroe once said that “happiness is not in money, but in shopping.” She knew the experience is what we crave, an indulgence to be savoured and enjoyed. This has been the mantra of Andrews since it opened its first store inin Toronto’s Hazelton Lanes (now Yorkville Village), developing a niche in the city’s fashion landscape that focuses on customer experience.

Winter is coming—and so is ski season. But before you pull out your parents’ neon one-piece from the ’80s, consider Après-Ski, a new seven-piece capsule collection of high-performance skiwear from Canadian outerwear brand Quartz Co. designed in collaboration with womenswear designer Marie-Ève Lecavalier.

The most recent wine to have gone through image rehab, the sparkling red lambrusco from Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region, is only beginning to pick up steam in Canada. And thanks to Indigenous entrepreneur Moirae Choquette and her lambrusco brand Tomato Wheels, the wine is being introduced to Canadians in a refreshing, easy to understand way.

Edmundston, New Brunswick, used to be known as Petit-Sault (Little Falls) because of its location near the rapids where the Madawaska River flows into the Saint John River. It has long been an important bootlegging hub, and its history is rooted in the people who manufacture alcoholic beverages—both past and present.

The combination of grape varieties and growing conditions in England results in sparkling wines that tend to show excellent flavour complexity and the high acidity expected of this style of wine. The generous bubbles stream in beads and are often tiny, a trait associated with fine sparkling wine.

You and your friends wake up early to pack the car and beat the traffic. You wind through mountain passes and park at the base of the hill just as the sun crests over a nearby peak. You race across the parking lot to catch the first chair of the day. But there’s one problem: this one-time winter wonderland is barren of snow. That’s the reality we’re barrelling toward as climate change wreaks havoc on nearly every aspect of modern life.

Now is the last reprieve before the madness of December—and a perfect time for enjoying simple pleasures such as a classic whisky highball. The master distillers at Suntory have made creating a whisky highball even easier thanks to Toki, a whisky crafted with the highball in mind.

This restaurant from Pursuit Banff Jasper Collection pays homage to its past as a gathering spot for adventurers—thus its name—while highlighting its contemporary aesthetic.

The sound is alluring—music that sends tingles up your spine, takes over your mind, and demands your feet start moving. It provides a momentary escape, encouraging you to get lost and to find a happier, more alive version of yourself. This is the sound of Rêve, the Montreal singer-songwriter crafting dreamlike ’90s house and 2000s pop- and R&B-inspired anthems.

The Dalmore has debuted a collection of limited-edition single malts, a collaboration of talents from the worlds of whisky and architecture. The Luminary Series marks the beginning of a partnership with V&A Dundee in Scotland, the first Victoria and Albert museum outside London.

L.A.’s Hotel Figueroa was built by women, for women, in 1926. The building, in downtown Los Angeles, was once a YWCA where women travellers were welcomed without a male chaperone. The founders wanted a place that would spark conversation, promote creativity, and uplift women. Today, the newly restored 268-room, Spanish Mediterranean hotel is highlighting women’s accomplishments through the H.E.R. Suite, one of two fully outfitted “self-care specialty suites.” The other is the Rest, Relax, Recover, Reset Suite.

The café in the lobby of Montreal’s Wilder Building attracts passersby with its whimsy. The ceiling is adorned with floating pink tutus, and the tables are topped with tassel-fringed lamps. The fantastic space is the latest addition to a building that started life as something quite quotidian.

Chocolate maker Guido Castagna’s factory outside Turin smells like freshly baked chocolate cake, roasted hazelnuts, and the chocolatey equivalent of a warm hug. Castagna and Milan’s Pia Rivera are two of Northern Italy’s most internationally awarded, technically skilled, and flavour-forward chocolate masters.

Built into a remote hillside on California’s Central Coast, in one of the state’s last remaining undeveloped coastal areas, sits a hauntingly beautiful abode designed by Anacapa Architecture.

After last month’s Toronto reveal, Vancouver restaurateurs and diners alike have been eagerly anticipating the arrival of the venerable Michelin Guide in the city. Well, the wait is over. Eight Vancouver Restaurants have been awarded stars in the city’s inaugural edition of the Michelin Guide.

Perched above Marbella’s whitewashed cityscape, at the foot of the Sierra Blanca mountain range, Club Med Magna Marbella is far removed from both the frenetic touristic energy of the city centre and the sunburned sand of the Costa del Sol’s myriad beaches.

If you haven’t heard of Polestar by now, then allow us to put it on your radar as it releases its newest model, the Polestar 3. Following the superexclusive Polestar 1 and the more mainstream Polestar 2 EV, the Polestar 3 is where the automaker takes its true form.

Tel Aviv is Israel’s most cosmopolitan city. Founded in 1909, it’s young in both age and spirit. Here is a guide to the hotels, restaurants, bars, museums, and shops design lovers shouldn’t miss.

If there’s one thing Singapore-based Grand Banks Yachts knows how to do, it’s turn heads. The company has been doing exactly that since launching its first yacht—the elegant, 12-metre diesel-powered Spray—in 1963, and it continues to turn heads today on the strength of eye-popping designs like its brilliant GB85.

With Scandinavian countries like Sweden and Norway leading the way, and the pandemic further expediting its departure, hard cash is becoming a currency of the past. It’s now easier to pay for travel with cryptocurrencies, and hotels are jumping on the bandwagon.

Aptly called the Hermitage, Illabb’s remote tiny home in Italy’s Trebbia Valley in the heart of the Apennines requires its guests to rethink their priorities. At just 129 square feet, the diminutive retreat allows those who stay within its walls to reconnect with the environment through its minimalist space meant for quiet reflection. The simple structure is made entirely from wood.

For interior designer Tammy Cody, the tools at her disposal play a key role in the work she can create. Designers balance creativity with the ability to execute ideas on a large scale, whether with a team of 50 or on a solo project.

George and Amal Clooney are into it. The Kardashians have tried it, too. Leonardo DiCaprio reportedly indulges daily. What’s got these celebs, just a fraction of the growing legion of fans around the world, captivated? Pickleball.