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.

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.

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.

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.

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: 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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”