Noted British textile designer William Morris wrote, “Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” Cleaning products, although useful, are rarely beautiful, but Toronto’s Guests on Earth aspires to satisfy the three Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) as well as the three Ss: sustainable, stylish, and self-care.
Few cars have maintained a legacy of style, speed, and luxury better than the Mercedes SL. Debuting in 1954, the SL, with its sleek proportions and eye-catching gullwing doors, was an instant icon, catching plenty of attention from automotive enthusiasts over the past 68 years.
Wize Spirits Co. has reimagined the flavours of our formative years and brought them to market as premium sugar-free vodka sodas. The Canadian brand has managed to can nostalgia—adding a touch of adulthood along the way.
Prishtina, Kosovo, may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of the international art circuit, but that is exactly why the 14th edition of Manifesta, the European Nomadic Biennial, is being hosted there.
Sailing gets into a person’s blood–it’s a passion, a calling, a lust for adventure on the open sea. Free from the limitations of a finite fuel tank, sailing delivers a euphoric level of freedom. How appropriate then, that Sirena Marine continues to enchant sailors all over the world with its Euphoria 68.
When Pagani is in the headline, you’re in for some breathtaking news. So take a few deep breaths and maybe sit down before reading about the latest creation from the exotic automaker: the Huayra Codalunga.
This week, executive chef Tommy Shorthouse has provided a recipe for a chilled dish that takes advantage of the bountiful Dungeness crab currently being harvested along the West Coast. The interplay between the crab’s cold temperature and the Calabrian chili’s spice makes a summer treat that keeps your tastebuds intrigued.
Baja Beach House is a vacation home built by Walker Warner Architects in Big Sur, Mexico, where its sun-kissed architecture harmonizes with its coastal location—a seaside getaway where the desert meets the ocean.
“I’ve always been fascinated by what it means to live the American Dream,” says artist Angie Crabtree. There’s perhaps no single object that better encapsulates the sparkling commodification of that dream than a diamond, which Crabtree puts under a microscope in her hyper-realistic paintings.
As painful as it is to hear, autumn is just around the corner. Once again, stores are flush with fallen-leaf-embossed welcome mats and pumpkin spice everything, and there’s nothing that can halt the coming storm. Here, NUVO has rounded up six clothing items for gliding chicly from summer into fall.
The latest example of the Rolls-Royce Phantom, dubbed the Series II, allows owners a few new ways to express themselves and draw eyes on the road.
Louis Vuitton’s 200 Trunks, 200 Visionaries: The Exhibition has touched down in Los Angeles. It marks a momentous date for the brand, celebrating the bicentennial of Vuitton’s birth in Anchay, France, on August 4, 1821. He created his namesake company in 1854.
Toronto’s newest hotel is open for business. Ace Hotel Toronto, in the historic Garment District steps from bustling Queen West, is a boutique hotel whose memorable façade of red brick, wood and glass with a curvaceous arch creates an alluring entry, beckoning locals and visitors inside.
Domaine Baud Génération 9 is one of the go-ahead wineries, led by a younger generation, that is transforming the face of wine.
If ever there were a perfect time for a chilled seafood tower, served with a refreshing raspberry mignonette cocktail sauce on the side, it’s on a particularly hot summer day. Glowbal Restaurant Group’s latest project, Riley’s Fish and Steak, brings that and more to Vancouver’s downtown waterfront.
Want to broaden your body wash shopping beyond the two-for-one options at the supermarket? Here are 10 to try.
By featuring primarily British Columbian ingredients, Clark’s recipe for Honey and Soy Glazed Cedar Planked Sablefish evokes the clean, clear waters and breathtaking fragrant forests of beautiful B.C.
Overlooking the rocky shore of Lake Rosseau near Ontario’s Georgian Bay, Muskoka Cottage by Studio Paolo Ferrari is a testament to the beauty of the outdoor world. For the project, the studio asked: “Can we really make nature better than it is?” The conclusion? “Maybe we should leave it alone—or intervene, if we must, with the lightest possible touch.”
At Ritual Nordic Spa, they don’t believe a sauna experience should be a luxury but rather an integral part of a self-care routine, accessible in both price and location to as many people as possible.
The Italian town of Assisi now houses a beautifully designed retail space for A. Gallo, the luxury paint brand known for combining rich raw pigments with honey, rosemary, and gum arabic to create environmentally friendly watercolour paints. And while the paints are clearly the star of the show, the new showroom’s design also vies for attention.
There is something special about making interior design selections that are personal, reflecting our taste and vision—like ones from Luminaire Authentik, an innovative custom lighting brand that creates one-of-a-kind pieces for both residential and commercial spaces. Luminaire Authentik gives clients complete creative control through a customizable design experience. And now, that experience is available in Toronto.
Now that vineyards are open to the public, and Okanagan Lake is finally warm, NUVO has rounded up five great winery restaurant experiences for visitors to enjoy between bottles of merlot.
These seven scents will smell good on anyone. They are clean, fascinating, and intoxicating. I hope you enjoy this handpicked selection of some of my favourites.
If you are a fashionista who sees beyond trends and glossy magazines, a visit to the small Swiss city of St. Gallen might be your ideal holiday. Just an hour from Zurich, St. Gallen is where embroidery reigns supreme.
Celebrating its 110th anniversary this year, the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth celebrates Western heritage, culture, and community spirit, including that of local Indigenous groups.
Named for the former use of its inaugural space, which opened in London in 2006, Carpenters Workshop Gallery has grown into a producer, exhibitor, and purveyor of exceptional, collectible design. In addition to its London location, the company has permanent locations in Paris, New York, and San Francisco, the last of which is housed in a splendid church.
Here’s a sample of the new luxury yachts that will make their global debut in France this September at the Cannes Yachting Festival.
Once known as a sideline spot for espressos by day and a preamble cocktail bar to its nightclub neighbour Datcha next door, Montreal’s Kabinet has undergone a shift in its direction, decor, and dining.
This week’s recipe, a summery posset made with lavender flower buds and wildflower honey, honours the full food-system of bees.
In Seattle, Washington, a newly constructed 3,442 square foot waterfront family home stuns. Designed by Heliotrope Architects for a married couple with two children, the home serves as a sanctuary for the owners to escape to after work, where they can refocus their attention on family in an environment surrounded by nature.
Gucci has brought an exciting addition to Vancouver—its newly renovated store features 10,000 square feet of contemporary eclectic interior design in the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. The boutique embodies Gucci’s dedication to craftsmanship and curiosity, combining traditional and modern elements tied together with the elegant playfulness expected from Gucci.
Fantastic, jaw-dropping, delicious, sublime: whatever superlative you choose, it can be used to describe Mission Hill Family Estate & Winery. The crown jewel in proprietor Anthony von Mandl’s winery portfolio, Mission Hill remains a stunning experience after 41 years of operation. From its hilltop perch to its region-defining wines, not a single detail has been overlooked by von Mandl and Co.
Ron Thom’s Case House, perched on the bluffs above West Vancouver’s Horseshoe Bay, was originally built for naval architect Dennis Case and his wife, Adele. The house reflects Case’s love for the sea combined with Thom’s midcentury aesthetic, specifically his use of a hexagonal, multidimensional floor plan. Now being marketed as the Geometric House by the West Coast Modern real estate agency, Thom’s genius is up for grabs.
Reynold Rodriguez doesn’t remember most of his dreams. Yet somehow they find their way into his visual stories through a process the designer describes as “transforming the intangible.”
Thanks to a unique partnership with the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, it has just been announced that The Dalmore’s 30-year age statement will be pouring exclusively at Notch8, the hotel’s fine-dining restaurant.
Compared to Paris’ old-world, grand dame hotels dripping in gold-leaf boiserie and crystal that outdates Napoleon, the new Bulgari Hotel Paris—the seventh property from the Italian jewellery house—appears pared back and casual. But look a little closer, and this new address quickly reveals its Roman heritage and Parisian postal code.
From the outside, Niagara-on-the-Lake’s newly expanded and renovated 124 on Queen Hotel & Spa looks like a quaint Victorian hotel. Step inside, however, and the former blacksmith’s shop has been transformed into a cool grey-blue reception area with light-oak floors that lead to the newly expanded 72-room hotel. In a town where most of the hotels are a little dusty and faded, 124 on Queen stands out for its clean, modern feel.
Viareggio, Italy’s Benetti Yachts caused quite a stir with the 2018 introduction of its delightful Delfino 95–to the point that the uber-luxury builder has sold about a dozen of the 29-metre yachts to date.
A growing chorus of food activists claim a return to heirloom grains could remedy gluten intolerance, extractive farming practices, climate change, and much more.
One of Niagara’s most reliable wineries for almost two decades, Flat Rock is anything but resting on its reputation. It is experimenting with new styles, such as an orange wine made from riesling and gewürztraminer, as well as a new range of labels. They suggest an intrepid, forward-looking winery.
In Slane Village, in Boyne Valley, about 35 minutes from Dublin, the lush valley with its crisscrossing canals and rolling hills are so scenic, the landscape has been used as the backdrop for shows like Game of Thrones . But now, the region is drawing tourists for a different reason: farm-to-table dining, glamping, and stays at the namesake castle.
This week NUVO is bringing you the most classic dish from Vancouver’s most consistent Italian joint: spaghetti and meatballs. However, by incorporating some of the finest meat there is, kobe-style beef, into the meatballs, this recipe goes above and beyond Mom’s spaghetti.
Located in Austria’s lower Weinviertel region (Kirchberg am Wagram), the Gut Wagram Estate, by destilat design studio, was designed for Weinmanufaktur Clemens Strobl—a family-owned winery that specializes in organic viniculture.
The search for perfect wellness has always been something of a wild goose chase, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try and take care of your body and mind the best you can.
A successful pilgrimage demands good accommodation, and a wine pilgrimage is no exception. Burgundy is among the world’s most popular destinations for wine-lovers, and the opening of the newly renovated Hôtel du Palais, in the centre of Dijon, is well timed.
The typical tour bus gets a retro makeover in Jasper’s newest sightseeing attraction, taking guests on a time-travelling journey through the quaint Albertan mountain town.
Whether in a dining car aboard the Rocky Mountaineer or a Florida restaurant operated by the first Top Chef All-Stars winner, these three chefs draw inspiration from the land, using their surroundings to cultivate viable food sources.
Jenn Harper started Cheekbone Beauty in 2016 because she had a dream. “Sometimes I say that people interpret it as a vision because I’m Indigenous, but it was an actual dream—a crazy dream about all these Native girls covered in lip gloss, laughing. It was joyful,” Harper says.
Over the past several years, Polish boat maker Galeon Yachts has been raising eyebrows with its innovative designs and high-quality construction. Now the company is exceeding expectations with its all-new 700 SKY.
When you think of celebrating with bubbly, champagne is usually the first thing that springs to mind. Some reach for prosecco, or maybe even cava, but there’s a little-known region near Milan producing fantastic sparkling wine using the traditional method (metodo classico) that often costs less than a bottle of champagne.
Crossing generations and cultures, Jean-Michel Basquiat’s influence runs deep. As an artist, activist, and entrepreneur, he is memorialized in the minds of many. Now over 200 never-before and rarely seen pieces of Basquiat’s art, artifacts, and ephemera are being exhibited in Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure©.
As internet use grows and energy consumption balloons, small changes in our digital habits could in aggregate result in a seismic reduction in global carbon output. The following are easy, actionable tips to reduce your digital carbon footprint and lower your energy bill along the way.
Fabulous new restaurants are opening at a rapid clip, so if you haven’t visited Los Angeles in a while, here are three new ones where you can be sure to have a delicious night out.
This week, our recipe comes from the talented team at Gotham Steakhouse & Bar. Dubbed Golden Hour, it elegantly combines rich rye whisky, smoky mezcal, and fruit in the form of fig syrup and lemon juice.
In a valley at the base of Portugal’s Serra da Estrela, the highest mountain range in the country, a modern farmhouse sits in 44 acres of primarily pine forest. Casa NaMora blends the old with the new, expanding upon the original mid-20th-century building with two new free-standing structures.
When Sebastián Sajoux founded Arqlite in 2015, he wanted to confront one of humanity’s most pressing problems: plastic pollution. The Argentinian entrepreneur realized that if he could add value to the more than 90 per cent of plastic that goes unrecycled, he could motivate companies to reroute packaging on an enormous scale.
In a quiet bay off B.C.’s Saanich Inlet, Brentwood Bay Resort beckons as a haven of waterfront relaxation in a quaint residential neighbourhood a short journey from Victoria.
With her Louise Brooks bob as precise and punk-rock-pink as ever, bold blue eyeshadow, and fuchsia lipstick, Dame Zandra Rhodes remains an inspiration at 81 years young.
Any time The Glenlivet—the storied nearly 200-year-old Scotch whisky distillery—introduces a new whisky to its core lineup, it’s a big deal.
When life gave Victoria Ferguson lemons, she made skincare. Ferguson, the founder of Vancouver-based East 29th skincare, formulated the perfect tincture to eradicate her eczema.
The wallypower58 brings to mind the expression “everything old is new again.” The latest addition to the storied Italian yacht builder’s fleet, the new 58 leverages every modern technology available in a forward-looking design that’s rooted in the past.
Venice’s Ca’ di Dio, the “floating city’s” elegant new boutique hotel, is a historic Venetian palace where contemporary design meets luxurious comfort.
Keep cool this summer by expanding your warm-weather wardrobe with a shading chapeau, whether for dressing up and going out or for lazy afternoons on a lounge chair.
Taking over the former Hachiro Ramen space in an unassuming stretch of small-businesses wedged between two apartment buildings, 16 West is the epitome of blink-and-you-miss-it. However, in irony number two, the food and wine there is not to be missed.
This year’s curatorial theme, The Golden Age: Rooted in the Past, celebrates “hope for the future, lighting the path towards our highest aspirations. … The Golden Age could become a source of inspiration to imagine a brighter future for human beings and our planet.”
By incorporating raspberry jam into the mélange of liquors and juice, this cocktail gains a sweetness and gentle viscosity that ingratiates itself to any palate.
Located on a rocky plot of land in the area of Oia, on the stunning Santorini Island in Greece, lives four autonomous summer houses designed by architecture studio iraisynn attinom.
These properties are bringing the farm aspect directly to guests for a holistic experience, embracing not only the output but also mental and physical benefits of gardening.
PokerStars is taking this opportunity to combine the thrill their players seek and the energy of an F1 race into one awesome package. That package is called the Red Spade Pass and is possibly the best seat to take in the entire Formula 1 experience, from the racing to the lifestyle.
The much-anticipated West Coast Modern Week, presented by British Pacific Properties, is returning to Vancouver this year, running from July 5 until July 10. The week celebrates modern architecture and design that pays homage to the West Coast and its unique topography.
Summer has officially arrived and ‘tis the season for statement pieces that pop with colour. Coach’s latest collaboration, hot on the heels of the American fashion house’s most recent Pride Collection, celebrates the work of one of the most iconic artists of the twentieth century. Under the leadership of Coach creative director Stuart Vevers, American artist Tom Wesselmann’s vivid creations find new life in wearable objets d’art.
Trinny Woodall, CEO and founder of Trinny London, has a simplified approach to skin care—a thorough cleanse that is appropriate for your skin type, a targeted serum treatment to achieve skin goals, and deep hydration, all using thoughtful ingredients that actually work.
If there’s one thing you need to know about Kyla Kennaley, the entrepreneurial judge of CBC’s The Great Canadian Baking Show, it’s that details matter.
In 2016, Andrea Mullineux was named International Winemaker of the Year by Wine Enthusiast magazine. In addition, she was invited to join the Cape Winemakers Guild, an exclusive group of 47 of the country’s top winemakers, recently serving as its chair.
This week’s recipe for vegan chickpea farinata comes from Glowal Restaurant’s executive chef, Alex Kim. By incorporating Middle Eastern ingredients and techniques into the Italian delicacy’s accompaniments, this recipe adds levity to the traditional unleavened chickpea crepe.
Barker Associates Architecture, a decorated Brooklyn practice with expertise in architecture, interiors, and landscapes, treated the Carroll Gardens Townhouse to a renovation full of light, texture, and vibrant colours, making for a bright and cheerful family home with a touch of whimsy.
Now that you can finally celebrate within six feet of another living, breathing person, it’s high time to celebrate the rise of canned wine convenience—along with Canada’s 155th birthday. NUVO has rounded up seven of the best canned wines made in the country today.
With Beaches House, completed last year, design firm Odami reimagines what a contemporary beach house looks like within a city.
Amongst the gleaming lakes, rolling mountains, and lush forests of the Ottawa Valley, Somewhere Inn Calabogie evokes both a strong sense of place and pure escape.
Casa Madera, inside the fetching 1 Hotel Toronto, could well be a see-and-be-seen type of restaurant–if only the food and drinks weren’t stealing the show with their theatrics.
Dyson has launched the next generation of the Dyson Airwrap multistyler, a reengineered model for faster, easier styling—and the best-performing and most-efficient model yet.
In the heart of Saskatoon’s charming Broadway district, there’s a little gelato shop where flavours from Saskatchewan meet those from Italy.
Lucky Bastard is known for its vodkas, which are made with 100 per cent Saskatchewan wheat and come in unique flavours such as vanilla espresso, blood orange hibiscus, and dill pickle, which is a must-try in Caesars.
Lexus has had a solid grip on the hybrid gas-electric market but is only now entering the fully electric vehicle market with the all-new 2023 Lexus RZ 450e.
Now that Published on Main has been named Canada’s Best Restaurant, the whole country has been put on notice. This week, NUVO has linked up with the talented Stieffenhofer-Brandson to bring one of the standout dishes from Published on Main’s menu.
This week we are stepping inside Logan Pavilion, the home of Eric Logan, Design Principal at CLB Architects.
For designers Robert and Cortney Novogratz, a home should reflect the people who live there. And peeking into their colourful Berkshires residence, filled with art, relics, and one-of-a-kind antiques, it’s easy to imagine it resembles the souls of the creative duo.
Big things are happening in wine across the country, and B.C.’s newest non-Okanagan gem, Saturna Island’s Sage Hayward Vineyards, proves that the gold standard applies across the Strait of Georgia as well as beyond the Cascades.
For this guide, we have rounded up seven of the best easy-breezy menswear pieces that will help keep you feeling light in the heavy heat.
While Yanya’s music exudes the same disregard for genre that new music often does, there is a distinct sense of good old-fashioned rock in her songs. In a time of resurging nineties sensibility, her songs both pay homage to old-school grunge and mirror current nostalgia.
A celebration of savoir faire, the collection relies on craftsmanship and thoughtful design resulting in objets that ooze a South of France whimsy characteristic of much of Yovanovitch’s work.
Despite our increasingly short attention spans and throwaway culture, it seems at least pop-ups are being designed to last. Call it retail therapy.
If you’ve been to the beach lately—or gazed at the roadside, walked through a typical downtown, or been pretty much anywhere on the planet—you’ve no doubt noticed the world has a bit of a plastic problem: there’s too much of it. So much so that scientists estimate the mass of all plastic ever produced now surpasses that of all creatures on the planet.
This is the Age of Wine. Should it be surprising that celebrities, like entrepreneurs everywhere, want to be part of it?
For plastic surgeon Dr. Bimpe Ayeni, the impetus to start her men’s skin-care line, Blair + Jack, came from seeing her husband struggle with painful skin irritation after shaving.
Here are two must-read books to add to your summer reading list. Featured in NUVO’s Summer Issue, Rebecca Peng provides an in depth review.
From a handmade tabletop grill to the best toque around, these seven gift ideas are sure to impress (and maybe just secure your spot as the favourite).
This week, ¿Como?’s executive chef Jacob Kent is offering NUVO readers a bit of that heat at home with his recipe for the most perfect tapa, ham croquetas.
Inspired by Swiss chalets and the relaxed style of the American West, CLB Architects’ Four Pines residence is a luxury retreat set in the stunning landscape of Wyoming’s Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.
Owners Jeanette and Claus Thottrup have extended their love of the Tuscan countryside to the sea with Satori, a 41.5-metre schooner that accommodates 10 and boasts a spa suite with steam room.