FROM THE ARCHIVE: She lived a long, well publicized life. She knew and loved, was married to or had affairs with, some of the most famous men of her time. Now, decades after her death, she is still, if not famous, then legendary.
Five local spots excelling in ambiance, quality, and craft.
The Savoir-Faire experience has set up shop to offer Vancouverites a customizable, one-on-one introduction to the brand’s lifestyle in a setting that combines artisanal artistry and cosmopolitan innovation.
Shelley’s horrifying Gothic thriller leaps off the page and onto the stage, with Alberta Ballet’s highly anticipated world premiere of Frankenstein.
Which type of red wine will next capture the imagination, hearts, and wallets of wine consumers?
Vanessa Fong, founder of the Toronto studio Vanessa Fong Architect, is interrogating the concept of “home” by breaking things down to bare components to see how our lived spaces affect mental health, community, and financial well-being.
In July, British design studio PINCH celebrated its 15th anniversary by opening its second shop.
It’s hard to imagine, but there was a time when eyebrows were incidental to your beauty look.
After the day-trippers have left on the last hydrofoil and the cruise ship crowds are gone, the island of Capri becomes much more relaxed.
Refine your next playlist with this selection of recent album releases, curated by our editors.
Can pristine jungles and resorts coexist? In an age of overtourism, it’s a question the tourism industry is grappling with. One unspoilt area along Mexico’s Mayan Riviera seems to have found the answer.
In celebration of the latest product from the Future Solution LX range, Shiseido held a traditional dedication ceremony at Shimogamo Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in Kyoto.
With Thanksgiving dinners happening all across Canada this weekend, our minds turn to thoughts of fantastic feasts.
The Oscar-winning filmmaker returns to his hometown with spooky props from his legendary career.
When it comes to jewellery, men often get the short end of the stick. Tiffany & Co. wants to change that.
Atelier Ace, the team behind Ace Hotels, is getting behind a new brand of R&R at Sister City—here, guests rest and recharge.
White-walled, breezy and minimalist, État de Choc, on Montreal’s St. Laurent Boulevard, is a “metaphorical adoptive country for everyone who loves chocolate.”
On the fourth floor of the Chicago Cultural Center, Toronto architect Adrian Blackwell has constructed one of the quieter—though more inspiring—installations at the Chicago Architecture Biennial.
So as you prepare a meal from this year’s harvest – whether of meat, fish, vegetables, grains, or fruit – complement it with an earlier year’s grape harvests.
Chef Andrea Carlson has penned her own cookbook full of poetic recipes inspired by the ocean, the land, and the air. In celebration we are sharing an excerpted recipe for the ultimate winter warming dish.
Want to make a statement? Spell yours out with a sweater from Lingua Franca.
Cirque du Soleil’s business is enchantment, and business is good.
Zigzags, colour, and Italian flair come together in a fashion opus celebrating an iconic brand’s 66 years of influence.
News flash: all those people ripping through the pages of the Harry Potter novels, the Divergent series, and the Hunger Games trilogy—on their lunch break, on the train home, during that layover at Pearson—not all of them were teenagers.
Built as a private villa in 1936, the champagne-pink maison with sugar-white balustrades has undergone some major nips and tucks with the rebrand.
The team at Volition Beauty, a crowd-sourced, consumer driven skincare company, doesn’t like to use the word niche in their office. They prefer the term ‘under-served.’
In Manhattan’s East Village neighbourhood, the Mediterranean newcomer Lamia’s Fish Market conjures the ebb and flow of the sea.
The Van Cleef & Arpels school informs and inspires your inner jewellery fanatic.
On October 16, 1945, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) was created, born from the idea that freedom from want of food can be achieved for the health and strength of all people.
The first 100 passengers are set to visit the space station in 2025, which is just around the corner.
Some products are blatantly more marketing than skin care—does anyone really need a pre- and post-serum? Having said that, there is one product that really does have unique benefits for skin: facial oils.
Forget everything you know about thermal baths: Swiss spa culture is the most innovative, hands down (eyes closed, relaxed).
For more than 90 years, the Porro family has worked closely with artisans and designers to create bespoke modular furniture that marries traditional Italian craftsmanship with innovative manufacturing processes—while staying true to the material itself: wood.
Gildo Zegna is at the helm of a profitable billion-dollar business in an industry that’s constantly bracing itself against all manner of changes and difficulties.
It isn’t a job title the restaurant made up. Nor is it an honour that Tremblay applied for; rather, it’s bestowed by the Junior Council of the Japan Sake Brewers Association on a handful of people—both Japanese and non-Japanese—from around the world each year.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: Suzanne Valadon has been associated with the streets of Montmartre— from the days of the Paris Commune in 1871, far beyond her death in 1938, to the present day.
Climate changing a little too fast? No problem: just change it back. That’s the basic idea behind geoengineering.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: For half a century David Suzuki has been a cautioning voice about our stewardship of the planet.
We have called upon two sake experts to create the ultimate guide to help you choose the perfect Japanese rice wine.
As designers and design enthusiasts flock to British Columbia, many will inevitably be overwhelmed by the extensive event schedule.
The Fosun Foundation, located on Shanghai’s waterfront, was awash in Tiffany & Co.’s trademark shade in celebration of the opening of Vision & Virtuosity, an exhibition documenting the American jeweller’s 182-year history.
Since 2003, the third-generation florist has been responsible for designing and creating the ornate, larger-than-life florals that grace the Met’s Great Hall every day.
New online studio and retailer, ÅBEN, is providing a digital space for up-and-coming makers in Scandinavia to share designs focusing on sustainability and craftsmanship.
The list within features bottles from the best gin producers in Canada’s westernmost province, all thoughtful businesspeople who draw inspiration from natural splendour when crafting fine spirits.
Multi-course tasting menus paired with curated DJ playlists, as well as fashion-themed dinners.
The renewed interest in Coltrane and other virtuosos of mid-century jazz outside of the traditional, niche interest groups is getting the wheels turning on long-stalled projects.
We now know that the cork should be removed so carefully from a bottle of sparkling wine that the most you hear is a gentle hiss and that it should not become a dangerous projectile. So why seal sparkling wine with a cork at all?
In 1964, Kenzo Takada embarked on a grand adventure, leaving Japan for Paris, where he began designing garments the fashion world was not accustomed to. At 80, his energetic approach to fashion continues to enthrall.
Move over Catch Me If You Can, because real-life scam artists Frederick Emerson Peters and Stephen Jacob Weinberg were born to be outrageous miscreants.
Cuban-Canadian signer Alex Cuba’s seventh studio album, Sublime, released September 20, is a fluid journey from upbeat melodies to romantic serenades.
Canadian brand NAMESAKE is elevating the forever jacket by allowing people to customize and build their own dream leather accessory.
Listening to Rhye is an act of introspection. The airiness of frontman Michael Milosh’s vocals flows into the ambience of his beats and instrumentals, evoking an almost meditative experience.
“Throughout the world, you will find myth and folklore related to the water. This is nothing other than a testimony to humanity’s respect for their source material. We are all mostly water, after all.”
Keep these lavish escapes in mind when you plan your next weekend in the woods.
Vancouver-based designer Matthew McCormick’s project for this year’s London Design Festival, is an example of how light, darkness, glass, and sound can force one to reflect deeply on the devastating effects of climate change.
Helmed by Matteo “Zed” Zamberlan—a self-declared “amaro obsessive” who spent almost five years behind the stick at some of New York’s best cocktail bars—the Court is the hottest new bar in Rome.
The natural skin-care queen has set up a spa in Montreal.
We sat down with Itamar Erez in a steamy Vancouver coffee shop to talk about his new album, his return to this city, the many collaborations and tours he has on the horizon, and the potential for music to soothe the wounds of geopolitical and sectarian strife in the Middle East.
Art After Stonewall: 1969–1989, curated by Weinberg with the Columbus Museum of Art, has moved from New York City (where it premiered this spring) to Miami, where it will headline Art Basel Miami.
It’s been a long wait, but Christian Dior’s new boutique has finally arrived in Toronto’s Yorkville neighbourhood.
“Emotional. Creative. Free.” These are the words that Priscilla Royer, 36, offers to describe Maison Michel, the luxury hat and head accessory company where she has been creative director since 2015.
Toronto is going to get waves of cool when a new art festival debuts, one that connects the city, visual and performing arts, and Lake Ontario.
I thought it might be interesting to find one anecdote to best encapsulate the strange life of William Seabrook. But, then, his life was so full of incident and he knew so many of the kind of people who are ornaments to any reminiscence that it seemed too daunting a task.
With the onset of fall, Park City becomes the ultimate serene getaway.
Quebec’s province-wide gin boom has been spurred on by significant changes to laws that now allow distilleries to give samples and sell bottles at their own on-site boutiques.
Green peanuts are largely unfamiliar outside the warm climes where they’re grown. More bean-like than nut-like, their silky texture can be a surprise to diners who’ve only ever had peanuts in their roasted, crunchy incarnation.
For generations, the refined elegance and masculinity of cars has influenced fashion, but no company is doing more in this field than Mariclaro.
The beautiful, ever-evolving, ever-expanding campus of UBC has been put to pages in a new book by journalist Tyee Bridge.
The St. Regis Rome, originally opened in 1894 by legendary hotelier César Ritz, has undergone a $45-million renovation that took three years to complete.
In 2016, New York–based Jen Rubio and Steph Korey launched a savvy carry-on to carry all.
Taking a step into ēst, you notice a sense of calm unusual in bustling Toronto. Once you’re seated, dishes appear tableside, as if they have been plucked directly from a Canadian forest.
It’s natural to switch up your wardrobe in the fall, opting for warmer clothes and more muted colours. As the temperature drops and the light changes, people should change their fragrances too.
With an agile and impressive mind, the nonagenarian remains artistically productive well into old age.
Despite its great beauty, the Irish castle is home to one of the most poisonous gardens in the world.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: Richard Myrle Buckley, a former logger, was not only decades outside his time, he was untamable and unclassifiable. Some other way lies fame and fortune, his way lies legend.
Coffee shops are important places that, if they possess that indescribable something, evoke an overwhelming sense of home and comfort.
Porsche would like to set the record straight on a couple of things. Number one: it makes the best cars on the planet. Number two: don’t you ever forget number one.
In advance of the world premiere of Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band at the Toronto International Film Festival, the Canadian music legend returns to his hometown.
This fall we are reading two Guggenheim recipients’ collections of short stories that cut to the heart of the world we’re living in.
El Pequeño’s capacity is capped at 11 (including the bartender), giving the room an inviting intimacy.
Stranger than fiction? Movies about real-life people and events look ready to steal the spotlight at the 44th Toronto International Film Festival. Here, the 9 films to make time for at TIFF 2019.
My Roman friend Giorgia, who makes a yearly pilgrimage to Ponza, is going to kill me for writing this.
Gucci is staking out new territory with the premiere of its first unisex watch collection.
The Sea House in West Vancouver is a canvas on which nature paints itself over and over again through each day and night, and through the seasons.
The Caravans of Gold exhibition showcases six centuries of artwork and artifacts from Africa, Europe, and the Middle East.
Outside my window, we’re in that tentative, awkward phase vis-à-vis the weather. It’s Labour Day and no one’s sure what to wear. Sweater? Jacket? Layers? Does the no-white-after-Labour Day rule start at the beginning of the weekend or the end? Does anyone still care?
FROM THE ARCHIVE: The most notorious of all female spies, the personification of the femme fatale, the mysterious exotic and erotic dancer from the East, Mata Hari was really Margaretha Geertruida Zelle, who broke away from her Friesland home in the Netherlands by answering a personal ad in the newspaper.
Now in its closing weekend, the Vancouver Art Gallery’s Moving Still: Performative Photography in India exhibition traces the art of performative photography—telling stories through visual stills—in India from the 1800s to the present day.
A selection of the finest men’s watches, made in black for timely style.
Eczema, cystic acne, and even depression are concerns related to chronic inflammation. Vancouver-based nutritionist and dietitian Desiree Nielsen has created a cookbook that fights inflammation by following one simple rule: eat more plants.
Luxury and a laid-back, congenial attitude have combined to create a language specific to Palmas Del Mar. “Palmas is coming back.”
Fabrizio Buonamassa Stigliani, the design director for Bulgari Watches Design Center, unveiled the Bulgari Octo Finissimo timepiece at Baselworld earlier this year, but what makes him tick? We sat down with him to find out.
The iconic terminal at JFK Airport was transformed into a plant-filled fashion runway.
It makes sense that our skin-care products would be high-tech. Makeup, on the other hand, is considered artistic—a means of self-expression. Then again, there is real science and planning that goes into the making of high-end makeup.
It’s the time of year when bleary-eyed film fanatics form endless queues, celeb-spotters plant themselves in festival territory, party keeners pour themselves into cocktail attire, and everyone grumbles about the traffic. We’ve sussed out some places for all types, and yes, there’s plenty of champagne.
Here are six Calgary fashion brands that are not only making this pay-it-forward mentality a permanent trend, they’re making a significant difference in their community while offering consumers mindful garments to add to their wardrobe.
The Pavillon Le Corbusier’s current exhibition, Mon univers, on view until November 17, is a tribute to Le Corbusier that centres around his passion for collecting.
We explore this exotic libation’s quirky staying power as it turns 75.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: According to the reporter on the Virginia City Enterprise, a fellow named Mark Twain, Menken had the effect of “a vast spray of gas jets.” She was “a magnificent spectacle.” Not a star but “a whole constellation.”
She doesn’t like labels and her work defies categorization. Meet Christine Boswijk.