When the owners of this house in a heritage enclave of midtown Toronto began to consider what its future might look like, they took a long-range view. The house had stood proudly for 100 years, they figured, so why not position it for another 100? To do that, they turned to Toronto architecture firm Superkül.
Fernet Hunter: Four Generations of Flavour
Raphael Holzer highlights the light and fresh qualities of East Asia and developed Fernet Hunter to appeal to a broad range of palates.
The Artistic Evolution of Fiona Ackerman
A common thread of serendipity weaves through Fiona Ackerman’s life, a mix of funny coincidences and subtle symbols, like the lizard, that would go unexamined for most people—but not Ackerman, who exists in perpetual metamorphosis.
Maserati Goes Topless With the MC20 Cielo
The Cielo isn’t just about good looks—it’s a modern classic in the making.
Bar Cart: Segura Viudas Brut Reserve Cava
Not as glitzy (or expensive) as champagne, nor as cheap and cheerful as prosecco, when it comes to bubbly, cava is just right.
Mr. Saturday Founder Joey Gollish Redefines Canadian Fashion as Roots’s First Creative Director in Residence
Joey Gollish made a name for himself as the independent creative behind the nightlife-inspired brand Mr. Saturday. But as the first-ever creative director in residence at Roots, he’s in a position to redefine Canadian fashion.
New (Portable) Lighting from Tom Dixon
Tom Dixon has made a move toward the miniature. The acclaimed British designer’s latest venture is the Portable light, a series of small, battery-powered lamps that take cues from some of Dixon’s most iconic chapters, Melt, Bell, and Stone.
ChatGPT Attempts to Make Artificial Intelligence Live up to Its Name
For the record, the sentence you are currently reading was not written by ChatGPT. Nor was anything in the magazine you’re holding. But that newspaper over there, that recipe you downloaded for last night’s dinner, the blurb on the toothpaste package, the radio ad you listened to on the drive home, that essay your neighbour’s son just handed to his prof—well, who knows?
Designer Mircea Anghel Surrenders to the Flow of Nature to Determine His Furniture’s Form
Inspired by boatbuilding in rural Portugal, designer Mircea Anghel surrenders to the flow of nature to determine his furniture’s forms.
The Canadian Brand Making Handsome Swimwear for Men
For spring/summer 2023, Bather found inspiration in nature, specifically traditional Japanese design techniques, and the digital world. The result is a collection of summery staples in mood-lifting prints that will easily transition from the beach to the bar
Merge Lifestyle Shop
In a cozy corner of Tofino, Merge offers a combination of locally made products, emphasizing quality and innovative design with a focus on natural materials.
Photo Essay: Ilha De Mozambique
In her work, Barcelona-based travel photographer Raquel Guiu plays with sunlight to embrace what makes a place and its people unique. For her Ilha de Mozambique series, she travelled to the coral reef island four kilometres off the coast of Mozambique’s mainland and explored all its corners through her lens.
First Look: Yours Truly DC
Washington, D.C.’s, Dupont Circle is now home to Yours Truly DC, the first North American hotel in IHG Hotels & Resorts’ Vignette Collection.
Mercedes-Maybach Unveils Night Series
Mercedes-Maybach, Mercedes-Benz Group AG’s ultraluxury sub-brand, continues to redefine opulence with the release of Night Series.
BMW Raises Eyes At Cannes Film Festival With New Electric Hydrofoil
It takes a lot to upstage the A-listers pounding the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival, but BMW managed to do just that on the event’s opening day with the dramatic debut of its production-ready 13-metre electric hydrofoil.
Summer, Issue 97, Out Now
Letter from the Editor, Claudia Cusano.
Evelyne Brochu’s Attitude for Acting
Regardless of what creative exploit she takes on, a fundamental part of Evelyne Brochu always shines through, a bit of her soul that gives her performances a level of depth, whether on an album or a screen.
Design Space: Lick by Oskar Kohnen Studio
Despite the power of paint in interior decor, the stores that sell it aren’t known for being much to look at. Lick aims to change that.
What to See at the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival
This year, the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival unites the lens-based work of nearly 100 Canadian and international artists across 21 sites in its core program alone and includes pieces from over 330 artists.
Voyaging Portugal’s Azores Islands With Canada Goose and Cole Sprouse
Combining the power of analog and digital cameras, Cole Sprouse employs his distinctive reportage approach to portray togetherness ignited by the forces of nature based on Canada Goose’s Live in the Open philosophy: take life head on; live joyfully, bravely, and without reservation; embrace community; and forge deep connections with the natural world.
Celebrate Spot Prawn Season’s Sweet Return With This Aguachile
May is spot prawn season on the West Coast. The little shrimp relatives renowned for their subtle sweet and buttery taste are a sure sign of warmer weather, which means it’s time to celebrate.
Home of the Week: Muskoka Cottage by Akb Architects
Muskoka Lakes has become a locus for a growing footprint of contemporary architecture. One of the latest contributions is Muskoka Cottage by Toronto firm Akb Architects.
Why Wynona Is Niall Horan’s Favourite New Menswear Brand
For designer Robbie Yarish, who recently founded the menswear brand Wynona, the secret to making great men’s clothes is studying women’s fashion. “I always look at women’s for inspiration,” he says, because he admires the ease of lightweight silks and poplins. “They just have all the fun, right?”
This Vancouver Resort Harbours Two Stunning Hotels in One Spot
In downtown Vancouver, the Parq Vancouver Resort offers travellers and city-dwellers two accommodation options that cater to two different experiences: the Douglas and the JW Marriot Parq Vancouver. It’s a one-size-fits-all destination with something for everyone.
Tampa’s Edition: Luxury Along the Riverfront
The Tampa Edition hotel, just steps from the city’s scenic four-kilometre Riverwalk, is a wonderland for the senses, with a magical lobby that will stop you in your tracks, and dining and imbibing experiences that have put this addition to the city’s redeveloped waterfront community in focus.
Bar Cart: Castello di Ama San Lorenzo 2017
There is no doubt that Chianti Classico’s best producers are creating wines of distinction according to their own distinct philosophies.
For the First Time, the Forum’s Pitch Chooses Three Finalists
The Odlum Brown Forum Pitch is a nationwide program that tackles accessing capital and helps women entrepreneurs navigate and expedite their funding challenges.
First Look: The Wall Street Hotel
The corner of Wall and Water Streets, location of the Tontine Building, has been a noted destination in New York City’s financial district since 1792. Its latest incarnation is the Wall Street Hotel.
Design Space: Ecoalf Store by Nagami
As the climate crisis becomes increasingly dire, designers are finding creative ways to reduce waste without sacrificing appearance. The founders of Nagami, a Spanish tech-first design firm, have it down to an art. The brand uses cutting-edge robotic 3D printing to create sustainable designs and promote a circular economy, turning plastic waste into sculptures, furniture, and interior elements.
The Metcalfe Brings a Montreal Brand of Hospitality to Ottawa’s Hotel Landscape
The Metcalfe Hotel, among downtown Ottawa’s towers and heritage buildings blocks away from Parliament, celebrated a grand reopening in September 2022. Occupying a red brick building more than a century old, it was a men’s-only athletic club before being converted to a hotel in the 1960s.
Bestselling Author Anna Kloots on Love, Loss, New Beginnings, and Paris
New York Times bestselling author Anna Kloots is basking in her own magic. After a few years of love, loss, and new beginnings, she is enjoying l’art de vivre, living in Paris, where she just released a memoir, My Own Magic: A Reappearing Act. NUVO Magazine caught up with her to chat about her love for Paris and what prompted her to write her memoir.
Chic Regality at Belfast’s Harrison Chambers of Distinction
The Harrison Chambers of Distinction is a 16-room Victorian masterpiece where every wall, every room, and every nuanced corridor has an enigmatic aura that will enchant you immediately upon arrival.
Spritz Up Mother’s Day With This Tremendous Cocktail
Made with Tanqueray’s premium No. Ten gin, this simple spritz is an elegant way to start any meal with Mom because, like her, it’s simply the best.
Home of the Week: Résidence des Forges by Bourgeois / Lechasseur Architectes
When Bourgeois / Lechasseur Architectes, based in Quebec City, was commissioned to design a house in Trois-Rivières near Forges du Saint-Maurice National Historic Site, Bunnett’s painting became an inspiration for the form and spirit of the firm’s design: a heavy stone base with archways beneath a dark-wood upper storey.
The Fundamentals of Natural Beauty With Burt’s Bees
The Burt’s Bees ethos across all its products is Beauty Powered by Nature. The Renewal line shows that skin care doesn’t have to be complicated to get results. It can be simple, straightforward, and gentle, all at the same time.
Swell Studio’s Onna Collection Opens in New York City
Contemporary furniture and lighting brand Swell Studio has opened a new exhibition at Love House, a design showroom in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village, as part of New York City Design Week. Showcasing Swell’s second complete series, the Onna Collection takes its name from an abbreviation of the Italian word for column, colonna.
Architecture Framing Nature at Atelier Pierre Thibault’s Résidence des Stagiaires
Whether industrial or residential, architect Pierre Thiabult’s body of work is a dialogue between landscape and architecture. Buried, nestled, and immersed in nature, the geometry of his studio’s designs creates meditative contrasts between a structure’s parallel lines and natural curved forms in rolling hills, water, and trees, from an abbey in Saint-Jean-de-Matha to the Belvédère de Val-Jalbert.
Bar Cart: Cedar Creek Pinot Noir Rosé 2022
This rosé is a feast for the eyes well before it is for the palate, its glowing pale-pink hue speaking to the flavours it contains.
At the McMichael, Artists Spin Ecological Anxiety into Fairy Tales in The Uses of Enchantment
The Uses of Enchantment: Art & Environmentalism, a group exhibition at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg, Ontario, holds up a magic mirror to the most threatening monster currently in our midst: the climate crisis.
Mother’s Day Gift Guide for the Woman Who Deserves Everything
From sentimental keepsakes to practical luxuries, our Mother’s Day gift guide has something for every mom out there.
First Look: Almanac Palais Vienna
On Vienna’s noted Ringstrasse and across the street from the Stadtpark, the boutique hotel with its original marble doorways is housed in two neo-Baroque palaces built in 1871 for German-Austrian entrepreneur Hugo Henckel von Donnersmarck and Baron Friedrich Leitenberger, a textile manufacturer.
Tuscany’s Bindi Sergardi Winery
It’s often said, more romantically than in any scientific sense, that wines express the place they come from. In a cultural sense, this is strikingly true of the wines of Bindi Sergardi.
Design Space: Lady Bird Bar by Mason Studio
Atop Washington, D.C.’s, new Kimpton Banneker Hotel, Lady Bird Bar is a colourful and homey rooftop locale by Toronto’s Mason Studio. The bar is named for former first lady Claudia Alta Johnson, who earned the nickname Lady Bird as a child when her nursemaid commented that she was “pretty as a ladybird.”
Inside Wolfgang Tillmans’s AGO Show: A Walk-Through With the Artist
Toronto’s iconic Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival is back, and headlining it is legendary German photographer Wolfgang Tillman’s Canadian debut exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario.
A Modern Take on a Stupendous Steakhouse Side
Taken up a notch with the introduction of a simple, three-ingredient jalapeño mascarpone, chef Bellis’s creamed corn is as good as the sear on Black + Blue’s top sirloins.
Home of the Week: Saltviga House by Kolman Boye Architects
On the rugged coast of southern Norway, about three and a half hours south of Oslo, this cabin is a waterfront retreat for a young family. For Kolman Boye Architects, the young Stockholm-based firm that designed this Nordic getaway, the house is the latest in a growing portfolio of projects that explore material innovation and cultural heritage.
Cle Cosmetics Opens First Retail Experience to Celebrate AANHPI Heritage Month
Cle Cosmetics is a contemporary and simple line of skin-care and makeup basics, manufactured in L.A. and South Korea. With a focus on its Korean beauty technology, cutting-edge formulations, and clean ingredients, Cle Cosmetics’ has a straightforward approach to beauty.
Toronto’s New Bay Street Steakhouse Takes Over the TSX
Glowbal Restaurant Group, owner of Vancouver’s iconic Black + Blue steakhouse, is heading east with the opening of Black + Blue Toronto.
Montreal’s Vogue Hotel Reopens with a Nouveau Look
Vogue Hotel in Montreal’s Golden Square Mile has officially reopened, revealing a nouveau look courtesy of Sid Lee Architecture. A fixture on Avenue de la Montagne since 1990, the hotel is now part of the Curio Collection by Hilton.
Bar Cart: J.P. Wiser’s 13-Year-Old Hickory
As it happens, some creative minds such as J.P. Wiser’s master distiller Dr. Don Livermore are experimenting with aging spirits, whisky specifically, in all manner of woods with great success.
Tel Aviv’s R48 Puts a High-End Spin on the Bauhaus Boutique Hotel
Bauhaus curves and barely there earth tones come together in the flawless, upmarket new boutique hotel R48, located in a blindingly white 1930s building on Tel Aviv’s prestigious Rothschild Boulevard.
First Look: Waymore’s Guest House and Casual Club
Get into the groove of East Nashville with a reservation at Waymore’s Guest House and Casual Club, welcoming guests to take up residence among the live music clubs, vintage shops, and independent restaurants only 10 minutes from the neon lights of the downtown Broadway music strip.
All-Electric Hypercar Lands in Canada
Limited to just 150 examples for the world, the Pininfarina Battista is proof that EVs can be genuine enthusiast cars. You just need to get in the right frame of mind.
Design Space: Innovation Eye Clinic by Atelier Sun
Monochromatic wood interiors are all the rage these days, and with good reason—an all-wood palette is contemporary while offering organic warmth. In Kitchener, an ophthalmology office and eyewear retailer has taken this approach to clinic design, using glowing lighting and lots of wood to create a better medical experience.
Through the Lens: Brad Wall’s Pools From Above
Beautifully capturing the unique disposition of swimming pools from far and wide, photographer Brad Walls draws attention to symmetry and curvature, playing with both light and colour to bring the photographs to life. A creative ode to summer’s landscape.
This Ribeye Aguachile Shows the Versatility of Mexican Cuisine
For many, Cinco de Mayo is a day marked by margaritas and tacos. But like the holiday itself, which marks Mexico’s victory over France at the 1862 Battle of Puebla, there is more to Mexican cuisine than cool drinks and carnitas. So why not expand your horizons this year with this recipe for ribeye aguachile from Francisco Higareda Urdapilleta, chef/co-owner …
Home of the Week: Pavilion House by Norm Architects
Across all elements of the design, the architecture resonates with its surroundings. “What we saw in this site was the potential to live in a way that is beautifully aligned with nature,” the homeowners say.
Putting an End to Oily Scalp Woes, for Good
Oribe Hair Care knew there was a gap in the market, and like a knight in shining armour, created the Oil Control Collection to put an end oily scalp woes for good.
Bar Cart: Poli Distillerie Cleopatra Moscato Oro Grappa
Grappa has seen an uptick in sales over recent years, a trend many attribute to the increased focus on high-quality barrel-aged and single-varietal bottlings.
Louis Vuitton Unveils Crafting Dreams Exhibition in Bel Air
Louis Vuitton’s latest foray into the gallery realm has landed in Los Angeles. The French luxury house has debuted the exquisite Crafting Dreams exhibition at an opulent private residence in the city’s historic Bel Air neighbourhood.
First Look: Aleenta Retreat Chiang Mai
Opened in early April, Aleenta Retreat Chiang Mai, in the city of Chiang Mai’s Umong district, welcomes guests to restore and relax among the bamboo and frangipani.
Malbork Castle: A Gothic Architectural Wonder
At first glance from across the Nogat River, Malbork Castle appears to tower over the surrounding town. The world’s largest castle, dating back to the 13th century, it is also a UNESCO world heritage site.
Design Space: La Florida by Studio Barbeau Desrosiers and Jean-Benoit Trudelle
Oregon bar à vin, a popular spot for wine and bites in Laval’s Sainte-Rose neighbourhood, now has a moody little sister. The latest addition to the restaurant is La Florida, a chic dimly lit buvette for cocktails and small plates.
My Kinda Yacht
Who says eco-friendly boats have to look bulbous and bland? The newly launched motor yacht Kinda flaunts a sporty profile and unrivalled onboard luxury.
Calgary’s Champagne and Fondue Bars
When Mhairi (pronounced Vari) O’Donnell sat down with her mother more than a decade ago to look through old black-and-white photos of her grandmother, she had no idea it would lead to her opening what are possibly the world’s only champagne and fondue bars.
Take a Self-Love Field Trip
Field Trip is a Canadian wellness brand that specializes in body care and intimacy products. The brand’s philosophy is based on self-love and encouraging individuals to embrace their bodies and experience sexual pleasure as a means of promoting mental and physical health
A Royal Cocktail From Empress 1908
With just a splash of the delicious new spirit, a medley of fruit juices, and some orgeat, this Royal Holiday cocktail will make you feel as regal as a stay at the Empress.
Home of the Week: High Sunderland by Loader Monteith
Completed in 1957, High Sunderland—or the See-Through House, as Womersley’s design is known—became an emblem of midcentury modernism.
What to Look for at the Plural Contemporary Art Fair This Weekend
This year, Plural welcomes dozens of contemporary art galleries from eight cities across Canada. With no shortage of exceptional works to explore, here are just a few of the highlights to catch at Plural this weekend.
Montreal’s New Vintage Vendors
The vintage furniture landscape is changing, as are the demands of the modern online consumer—and Montreal’s vendors are changing along with them.
Welcome to Coachtopia
Coachtopia is committed to creating items that have a significantly lower impact on the environment than conventional luxury products, emphasizing circularity, sustainability, collaboration, and promoting a more responsible fashion industry.
Bar Cart: Highland Park Cask Strength Release No. 3
Based in Kirkwall on the Orkney Islands, Highland Park is one of Scotland’s most northerly distilleries, and one whose geographic remoteness is matched only by its stylistic distinctness.
Kids Help Phone’s $300-million Feel Out Loud Fundraising Campaign
Kids Help Phone has launched Feel Out Loud to raise $300 million to expand access to its e-mental health services and reach every young person in Canada by 2024.
First Look: Virgin Hotels Edinburgh
With a bold design, a dash of sexy sophistication, and a plethora of visual art, Virgin Hotels has taken up residence in Edinburgh’s Old Town.
Schiaparelli’s First British Atelier Is Open at Harrods
On the first floor of Harrods, the women’s superbrands department has welcomed Schiaparelli, the label’s first permanent U.K. boutique.
Belmond Unveils a Dior Spa Aboard the Sumptuous Royal Scotsman Sleeper Train
The Dior Spa Royal Scotsman has just been unveiled in one of the luxurious carriages of Belmond’s Royal Scotsman sleeper train as it takes to the tracks for a new season.
Design Space: Attitude Boutique by MRDK
The Montreal clean-beauty and home-care brand Attitude is all about going green, and its new bricks-and-mortar store, designed by MRDK, reflects that.
The First All-Electric Mercedes-Maybach EQS SUV
With the introduction of the first all-electric vehicle in sub-brand history and its first SUV, the Mercedes-Maybach EQS 680 SUV, takes another big step forward.
The Amber Capital of the World
The best place in the world to find the highest-quality amber is the terrain surrounding the Baltic Sea. Ninety percent of the world’s amber comes from the Baltic, and one city in particular, Gdańsk in Poland, is touted as the amber capital of the world.
Behind the Major Makeover of Palm Beach’s Pastel-Pink Palace
Nearly a decade ago, the hotel was painted pastel pink, but as part of the multiyear restoration of the Palm Beach landmark—which celebrated its 75th anniversary last year—the Colony has completed a major redesign led by the dream team at Kemble Interiors, the epitome of Palm Beach chic.
A Scintillatingly Smoky Caesar With an Award-Winning Whisky
Distillerie Fils du Roy’s Fort Beauséjour whisky stars in the Boucane Caesar.
Home of the Week: Four & Four by McLeod Bovell Modern Houses
The clients came to the project with an interest in midcentury modernism, so McLeod Bovell conceived the house in that tradition, keeping its profile low and its corners sharp.
Dior Enters the Grey Zone With Ben Johnston and Jenna Ortega
The Toronto-based artist and Wednesday star were tapped to relaunch the unisex fragrance Gris Dior, alongside an immersive exhibition pop-up.
Hailey Bieber’s Rhode Skin Lives up to the Hype
The wait is over. Rhode Skin, founded and created by Hailey Rhode Bieber, touched down in Canada at the end of March. Canadians can finally get their hands on all the dewy, glazed skin-care goodness.
Enjoy the Miami Grand Prix in Style—by Bringing Your Yacht
It’s easy to enjoy being on a luxury yacht. It’s also easy to enjoy watching a Formula 1 Grand Prix in grand style from a plush VIP box. So why not combine both for a weekend of fun in the Florida sun?
Bar Cart: Isle of Wight Distillery Mermaid Gin
Located on the island of the same name off England’s south coast, Isle of Wight Distillery takes advantage of the country’s oceanic bounty to produce its Mermaid Gin.
Putting Brome-Missisquoi on the Menu: Espace Old Mill’s Circular Farm-to-Table Approach
Farmer and educator Jean-Martin Fortier’s first foray into hospitality with a garden-supplied restaurant and inn.
First Look: Grand Hotel Bristol Spa Resort
How to be even more attracted to the Italian Riviera? Grand Hotel Bristol is welcoming guests back to its newly updated five-star amenities, including its consummate hospitality and the largest spa in Liguria.
The Chilean Winery That Disrupted Itself
Wineries generally replace aging or underperforming grapevines gradually—parcel by parcel, or vineyard by vineyard—to minimize disruption to production. But Chile’s Santa Rita winery takes a radical approach.
Design Space: Cops Lewis by Kilogram Studio
Instead of the typical saccharine storefront decked out in vibrant colours and cartoonish artwork, Cops, a tongue-in-cheek reference to police officers’ love of doughnuts, takes a more understated approach.
Y2K Fashion Is Back—Thanks to Innovations in E-Commerce
Over the last 20 years, the way we shop has changed, but style is cyclical. And buy now, pay later services like Klarna are ushering in a new way to pay for clothes—with a little help from Paris Hilton.
A Mouth-Watering Chocolate Crème Brûlée
This crème arlequin from Merrill House’s head chef Michael Sullivan takes the traditional crème brûlée up a notch with the addition of a chocolate custard.
Home of the Week: Twentieth by Woods + Dangaran
One of the great draws of living in Los Angeles is the promise of all that Southern California sunlight. Light is so much a part of midcentury modernist design that has come to define the city’s distinctive approach to architecture with its floor-to-ceiling windows and indoor-outdoor living.
Changing Climate and Changing Wine
Would you like your glass of bordeaux to be a blend of cabernet sauvignon and merlot—but with a little touriga nacional and marselan? This is likely to be the future—and the not-too-distant future—as wine producers galvanize to meet the challenges of climate change.
Life Is Just Fine When You’re on Cloud 9
Cloud nine is an expression describing a state of bliss—and a fitting way to describe one of Oceanco’s finest motor yachts.
Bar Cart: The Natural Wine to Convert Conventional Wine Drinkers
Anders Frederik Steen and Anne Bruun Blauert, the Danish couple making poetically named wines in the Ardèche region of France, in many ways epitomize the natural wine movement.
Inside Henry’s Townhouse: An Elegant Recreation of Regency London
Calling all Jane Austen fans: London has a new hotel for you. Tucked away on a residential street in the central London neighbourhood of Marylebone, Henry’s Townhouse is a six-key boutique hotel secreted away in an enchantingly restored terraced house once occupied by Jane Austen’s older brother Henry.
The Spirit of Experimentation Is Rife at the Okanagan’s Red Rooster Winery
Elaine Vickers, the winemaker at the Naramata Bench’s Red Rooster Winery, brings an uncommon occupational history to the world of wine.
First Look: Almanac X Prague
Almanac Hotels, owned by Vienna’s WSF Group, has debuted a new lifestyle collection of hotels, choosing Prague as the inaugural location. The former Alcron Hotel reopened at the beginning of March as Almanac X Prague, within walking distance of popular Wenceslas Square.
Looking to Impress? Your Ship Has Come In
Built by Canadian Vickers for the navy in 1943, the ship that went on to become Aristotle Onassis’s fabled motor yacht Christina O has welcomed more than its share of famous faces aboard and even hosted a royal wedding.