While Tesla has dominated the EV segment for years, shoppers are looking for something different and special. That something may finally be here in the form of the Lucid Air.
Calgary’s newest hotspot, D.O.P, in the former home of Bar Von Der Fels, seems to have respected the codes and customs of its namesake authority. The traditional fare of its downtown 1 Street SW address is distinguishable by its adherence to the exhilarating admixture of rusticity and gastronomic boldness.
At face value, the idea of continuously poking microscopic holes into your skin with sharp needle tips seems a little counterintuitive for skin care purposes. But this process, known as microneedling, has some undeniable benefits.
After bringing its all-inclusive approach to ski-in/ski-out experiences around the world more than two dozen times, Club Med has turned its sights on Canada, with a mountain village in the snowy forests at the base of Massif de Charlevoix in Quebec.
Chef Tommy Shorthouse from Fanny Bay Oysters has got creative with this oyster Rockefeller recipe so you can enjoy the seasonal peak of the delicious shellfish.
Atelier C began as a country retreat for a couple but eventually turned into a full-time abode. The exteriors project a sense of thoughtful encapsulation and are also sculptural in the way the black angles rise from the crisp woodland scenery.
Your caffeinated drink might wake you up, but can applying it to your skin make you look wider awake?
After recent renovation, The Royal Hotel is now reopened to guests. It has 28 guest rooms in the main building and five studio-style rooms in the Royal Annex, once a stable and now a chic Scandinavian-inspired space designed to help city-weary visitors decompress.
There are few iconic hotel bars in Toronto, but a desire for thoughtful, rich environments reminiscent of the literary salon is breathing life back into two of them. Such is the appeal of the Library Bar at the Fairmont Royal York and the rooftop bar at the Park Hyatt.
Every once in a while, automakers hand over the reins to their design department, letting it go wild and envision the future of the brand and industry through a concept car. Here are our picks for the coolest concept cars of last year.
On the ground floor of the new Hampton Inn by Hilton in Montreal’s Chinatown, Tiramisu and its in-house Caffè Misu from the Lucky Belly restaurant group offer Italian cuisine with Japanese influences.
An espresso martini with a twist, the espresso Manhattan is made with Angel’s Envy whisky and complemented with chocolate bitters and cherry brandy. The best way to describe the flavour is like a rich chocolate cake: decadent and smooth.
The design was carried out under the guidance of the City of Montreal heritage council so the spirit of the original midcentury modern home would not be lost.
One of the pleasures of travel is trying local or regional food and drink, including—perhaps especially—wines. Nova Scotia is home to about 20 wineries, and their wines are quite well represented on the city’s wine lists.
Sometimes, the best-kept secrets are literally off the beaten path. Take for example Prince Edward County’s latest architectural gem/boutique inn, Mirazule.
A remarkable transformation has been occurring in the world of luxury yachts, much of it driven by the inventive mind of just one man.
Of all the health benefits of boxing—strength, endurance, muscle growth—perhaps the most alluring is the catharsis of being able to punch the hell out of something.
News flash: malaria is still with us. News flash number two: maybe not for long.
We pride ourselves on bringing you the exceptional—the beautiful narratives of visionaries, stunning designs, and marvellous journeys. Here are twenty-one NUVO stories that deserve a standing ovation.
With just one day to go until the big night, we’ve rounded up some of the swankiest spots to safely enjoy that top of the hour champagne toast keeping in mind the changing restrictions.
Here we have put together some luxurious (and practical) items that will make you stand out on the slopes.
Some hotels demand your attention more than the beautiful landscape that surrounds them. Fuchsegg Eco Lodge is one of them.
Yes, you can have a sweet cloud latte, designer bloom box, and all things beautiful under one roof—made possible by local women entrepreneurs combining their superpowers.
Four stunning retreats to visit in New Zealand.
Ema Peter, esteemed architectural photographer, and Goh Ballet, have recently come together to photograph the Oakridge Presentation Centre in a way that brings it to life—capturing the energy and artistry of the space vivified by the medium of dance.
If you are looking for the perfect present for the spirits lover in your life, this gift guide has you covered. It includes something for everyone’s taste, from limited releases to fancy cognacs and beyond.
The all-natural drinks are accompanied by an introductory slate of campaign images by the virtuoso photographer Pia Riverola.
As the pandemic lingered and commercial flights remained grounded or ran fewer routes, the private shift increased. Now the tide is rising for not only the private jet industry, but also for the semiprivate industry.
Because no, they really don’t build them like they used to, it is understandable that the luxury yacht world was abuzz when a classic 1947 Trumpy appeared on the market.
Tree houses have taken over the luxury accommodation industry. If you like heights, here are a few daring tree house hotels to check into.
Whether you are in a pinch for what to bring to the party, want to add additional treats to your holiday lineup, or perhaps are looking for what to leave out for Santa, give these yummy cookies a try.
The illustrious firm of Omar Gandhi (OGA) has made waves again in the Canadian architecture scene with this home, built to be Gandhi’s own residence in the north of Halifax.
At Vettä Nordic Spa, there will be a similar emphasis on connecting with friends and family while reaping the healing benefits of water, heat, and steam.
Two decades in, the foresight that judged this part of Nova Scotia ideal for making fine sparkling wines has borne fruit in more ways than one.
Refine your next playlist with this selection of recent album releases, curated by our editors.
Traditionally, a Rolls-Royce glides along in isolation and indifference to the outside world, but this Black Badge model feels more energetic. It’s dramatically different than the standard Ghost, providing yet another reason to add a Rolls-Royce to your collection.
Now, in addition to its creative nomenclature, white paint has another thing going for it: it might just slow climate change.
How to Blow Up a Pipeline by Andreas Malm and Nishga by Jordan Abel.
Alexander McQueen made its Canadian retail debut last week with the opening of its first Toronto boutique, located in Yorkdale Shopping Centre.
The holiday season is defined by gift-giving, social events, and of course, less forgiving weather. With all of those in mind, we’ve curated 10 exceptional winter-ready menswear items to equip you for the array of festive dinners, workplace parties, and gift exchanges on the horizon.
Edmonton resident James Grant, who won Diageo’s 2021 World Class Bartender of the Year award, has put together a couple of his must-try cocktail recipes for the holiday season.
Tasked with designing a home for a multigenerational family, BLA Design Group collaborated with Wiedemann Architectural Design to produce a stunning property that channels both the contemporary North American mansion and the artistic modern home.
His work has been celebrated for its cultural significance and social impact. Ellison acquired the historic Omega timepiece in 1968 and wore it until his death in 1994.
The holiday season is a time to give back to our communities. We have rounded up some thoughtful businesses you can support and cross those final names off your shopping list.
Vintner’s Daughter founder April Gargiulo explains how her brand is redefining luxury in the beauty world thanks to her singular vision.
An epoch is a memorable period in history—and for Epoch Bar & Kitchen Terrace, that is the gastropub era of the 1990s. The luxurious new restaurant in the Ritz-Carlton, Toronto, aims to redefine pub culture while honouring traditional British dining.
Written in a sunny Melbourne apartment during lockdown, the album reflects conversations Barnett had with friends when the world came to a stop, and the album’s themes reflect a conciliatory tone.
R6 mixes the sporty performance and sleek lines that typically define day boats and fast tenders with the interior space and refined appointments of a luxury yacht.
Gift-giving is complicated—especially when it comes to beauty. Here we have curated a list of beauty products that were standouts this year and will impress any recipient—including yourself.
What really makes these chairs special is the recycling technique used for the upholstery fabric, which can be produced in a wide variety of colours
The first thing I noticed about Moab is the colours: how red the mountains look in the shade and how they burst into orange when the sun hits their face at the right angle.
The holidays are meant for indulging in decadent desserts and appeasing your sweet tooth every chance you get. This pomegranate crème brûlée from Black + Blue offers a festive spin on a French classic and will certainly remedy those holiday cravings.
Seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms explain the need for the double kitchens (the second being a spice/wok kitchen), and the primary dining space features a built-in banquet dining table.
We asked Berkson which hotels he was most excited about as people tentatively return to travel or visit hotels for the holidays.
For Hanukkah, wine must be kosher, which can limit choice, though that is changing thanks to a new wave of kosher wine and winemakers.
Each garment has a low carbon footprint and can return safely to the earth after years of use.
COMBINE is a collaboration between Griffin and four emerging galleries in the Vancouver area: Franc Gallery, Mónica Reyes Gallery, Unit 17, and Wil Aballe Art Projects.
The woman-owned and -operated company creates simple organic superfood teas and adaptogenic blends in Toronto made with 100 per cent plant-based ingredients.
Styled as a “whisky library,” Bertie’s offers 365 unique bottles catalogued according to flavour profile, from fragrant through fruity to rich and smoky.
Call it nostalgia or maybe just a need for people to go back to a time when things were less uncertain (i.e., before the pandemic), but the love for this once highly popular cocktail is reaching a new fever pitch.
Not everyone can pick out what makes an Alpina so extraordinary.
What role does the conspiracy theory play in the way we understand the world?
The 2022 edition, themed “On the Road,” stars some of the music industry’s biggest names, including Iggy Pop, Cher, Grimes, and Jennifer Hudson, with St. Vincent on the cover of the vinyl LP slipcase containing the 160-page calendar.
The merging of the mindsets of Büsser and Stigliani combines two distinct design codes in one wristwatch: the horological machines of MB&F and the vibrant colour of the signature Bulgari gemstone setting.
Founded by sisters Yasaman and Samira Haj-Shafiei with shops in Toronto and Calgary, Organic Bytes offers beautiful cakes with nourishing ingredients
Whisky, maple, and Wayne Gretzky—talk about a Canadian trifecta. The three have come together in the spirit of the holidays to create the new Wayne Gretzky Distillery Maple Cream Liquor. Notes of caramel, sweet cream, maple syrup, baked pastry, and a hint of whisky spice make this the perfect addition to your festive drinks lineup.
Built to reflect the owners’ passion for sailing and the outdoors, the home’s wood exterior and the white protective roof that cantilevers out over the patio give a lightness
This year, history and art are elements of an exciting partnership with Parisian design atelier À Paris chez Antoinette Poisson. The collaboration celebrates historical craftsmanship in both the design space and the beauty realm, which share an ethos of quality and detail.
Touching on cancel culture and accountability, Crookes provides an almost anthropological lens on the political paradigm of our generation.
This season, Christian Dior has invited 12 artists to reimagine the iconic design of the Lady Dior handbag. The famous bag represents a timeless legacy that has been repeatedly reinterpreted over the years. The artists for this year’s collaboration have been given carte blanche to explore their creativity and idiosyncrasies.
Singer Vehicle Design injects customized magic to vintage Porsche 911s, a feat well beyond simple restoration.
About 30 kilometres from Marrakech, at the foot of the Atlas Mountains, is the Agafay Desert, where the luxury camp Inara has set up.
“Everyone thought we were crazy [for opening a restaurant] in Riversdale because the area was really rough at the time. But to me, it looked like the Gastown of Saskatoon, where restaurants are booming next to safe injection sites,” she says. “I kind of feel like I saw something no one else did.”
Villa Balbiano, which stands in for the home of family patriarch Aldo Gucci, oozes grandeur. Located on Lake Como in the Lombardy region of northern Italy, the residence is surrounded by lush landscapes due to its setting at the foothills of the Alps.
The river is fully in view from Javá, a new rooftop restaurant designed by Studio Pim, an interior design practice headed by Perrine Velge.
As a filmmaker and Indigenous artisan, Kunuk has been a regular in the winners circle since his 2001 debut feature film Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner).
Ticket prices won’t be the only way that space tourism will be expensive.
At its inception, MGA was possibly the only firm in North America using just wood in the building process, and this philosophy doesn’t stop at the construction or the material but considers wood from a holistic perspective.
Somehow, especially because of the deep context provided by the guides and the tight-knit relationships guests are encouraged to develop with one another, the tour feels more real, more experiential—even transformative.
This month, we’ve collaborated with the Vancouver-based Wallace Mercantile Shop to deliver menswear recommendations that combine local penchants with designs from around the globe.
Famous for the recent Netflix show, Alexander Rosenberg’s practice goes beyond the screen.
For all the moments this house presents, though, the designers are interested in a material wholeness. Their signature monumental concrete plinths are grandiose.
The new cuvée is 90 per cent pinot noir using the finest black grapes and 10 per cent chardonnay. La Grande Dame 2012 follows the ethos of Madame Clicquot, who believed pinot noir has the broadest range of expression and potential to make the best champagne.
The fashion designer and founder of Black Designers of Canada speaks out about his experience: “That’s the thing with systemic racism: it’s like carbon monoxide. You can’t see or smell it, but it affects us all deeply, and some don’t come back from it.”
Through the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative, the mentor and mentee created a cultural centre showcased at the Venice Biennale.
The Spanish-born Picasso created tens of thousands of works, of which 200 paintings were distilled for Imagine Picasso. Inspired by the origami sculptures the artist made for his children, architect Rudy Ricciotti created the environment to mimic the artist’s cubist phase and squiggly line drawings.
The garments, made exclusively from reconstructed vintage material, both represent the ways the male gaze in art has contained women and, at the same time, defy that pattern of possession. “ ‘Downfall’ romanticizes a new era of art-making where women are each other’s muse, not captured by men, and corruption is their aim,” McCormack says.
Combining timeless figurative aspects of folk culture like metal sculptures, bas-reliefs, and textiles with abstract functionalism illustrates the diverse cultural fabric of the Caucasian nation.
Mexico is a beloved vacation destination for many reasons, not the least of which is their white sand beaches, crystal blue waters, and vibrant culture. We have rounded up nine of the most magical resorts in Mexico that await your arrival.
Yet, for all its sonic flourishes and upbeat tempos, Clerel’s music is deceptively melancholy; a closer listen reveals his lyrical tendency toward nostalgia and heartbreak. It makes sense, though, when we remember that an urgent affinity for American soul music was the catalyst for his art to begin with.
Many wineries, especially in New World regions, make what they call an icon wine. It is generally a limited-production red wine, the most expensive in a producer’s portfolio, and it sometimes comes in a bottle that’s heavier than the winery’s other bottles, as if to alert consumers to the wine’s gravitas.
In Bacalar, a town on the Yucatán Peninsula declared “magical” by the Mexican government, Casa Hormiga is a holistic retreat focused on recovery through design, cuisine, and ritual.
The brand has added two more gender neutral scents to the collection: Valley of Flowers and Desertland. Both evoke a sense of place—a fragrant field of Bulgarian rose, peony petals, and amber for the former and an aromatic Texan desert of juniper berry and wildflowers for the latter.
Boyle’s work has an uncanny ability to revolt and yet exude a sense of beauty.
Letter from the Editor, Claudia Cusano.
American Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and that signals the start of the holiday season for many Canadians, as well. Whether you enjoy it now or save it for December, this roasted butternut and apple stuffing from Tractor At Home will fill your kitchen with a mouth-watering aroma that filters throughout the home.
Casa Dois is a converted fish warehouse that sleeps four. The architects took the small two-storey structure and converted it into a minimalists’ paradise with plenty of outdoor terrace space, a feature typical of the traditional Algarve home, so guests can enjoy the warm climate.
The all-inclusive retreat-style hotel is designed to disconnect guests from their regularly scheduled programming and reconnect them to natural rhythms.
Naturally produced Canadian wines geared towards the more traditional wine drinker.
When MacKay and his business partner Christopher Cho opened their first Saskatoon restaurant in 2013, Ayden Kitchen & Bar, they ignited the fire that has grown into a light on the provincial culinary scene—and since have continued to help it grow.