Marilyn Monroe once said that “happiness is not in money, but in shopping.” She knew the experience is what we crave, an indulgence to be savoured and enjoyed. This has been the mantra of Andrews since it opened its first store inin Toronto’s Hazelton Lanes (now Yorkville Village), developing a niche in the city’s fashion landscape that focuses on customer experience.
Nestled among the farms, orchards, and vineyards of Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley, the Evangeline is a 1940s motel recently reimagined by a new owner who has made the inn the talk of the town.
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.
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.
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.
Northwest of Ottawa, the town of Deep River sits between the Ottawa River and the old-growth forests of Algonquin Provincial Park. Here is where Anupaya Cabin Co. has sprouted, a wilderness retreat for city dwellers to rest and relax, and which co-owner Shan MacLaggan joyfully describes as “welcome desolation.”
Spring is almost here, the perfect time for a dose of me-time to feel healthy, positive and energized. At these recently opened wellness options across la belle province, there’s a focus on European trends such as hydrotherapy circuits, salt rooms and pressotherapy to help the body detoxify and calm the mind.
Montreal rolls out the red carpet for visitors with cutting-edge contemporary public art, neighbourhoods transforming into the newest “it” spot, and design-worthy places to call home for a weekend or longer. For your next getaway to la belle province, consider these five new experiences in Montreal.
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).
Three new hotels to check out next time you’re in and around Toronto.
Two hours from Toronto, city dwellers can exhale big-city stresses and inhale the calm of Prince Edward County at its newest refuge.
With an endless checklist of creature comforts and the stamp of local styles, these five home-away-from options are in harmony with their environment and welcome guests to quickly get into a holiday state of mind year-round.
This hybrid of art and architecture is located in the Gaslight District, a new mixed-use project by HIP Developments in Cambridge’s Galt neighbourhood.
Pandemic times have meant hotels faced with few guests, but as the industry adapts, three hotels in Toronto decided it was time for a decor tune-up.
Remember when you would gather on the floor for story time? The anticipation of a new book or a favourite story read aloud is a fond memory many have of the library.
An inspiration for books, film, and television, Winnie-the-Pooh is now the subject of an interactive exhibition highlighting his Canadian origin story.
There’s a collection of Canadian contemporary art that flies under the radar of the art world, and is spread out as if the whole continent was one big gallery for Canadian art. Many do not even know it exists.
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.
Bruce Poon Tip is a wanderer whose zeal for travel turned into his profession, earning him bragging rights as the founder of G Adventures—a Canadian success story set to celebrate its 30th anniversary.
The annual Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival offers many a way to rewind the news cycle and better understand our evolving world.
The Tanenbaums’ collection is history captured at its most intimate and most monumental, and it’s at Ryerson for all to see.
Chicago has earned its place as cultural kingpin—artistic offerings here are not only top-tier, but they come widely varied in medium.
Shedding dated decor, the latest addition to the Marriott’s coveted Autograph Collection has Albertans heading to the picturesque Kananaskis Valley this winter.
These exhibitions have taken art out of its hallowed halls and into temporary spaces specifically designed to be shared via the rectangular window of your cell phone.
Bringing together nature and architecture, Kengo Kuma’s vision of the first design museum in Scotland has been realized with the opening of the V&A Dundee.
A design-savvy abode from the stylish entrepreneurs behind the June Motel.
Becoming a castaway with luxe benefits is possible at Petit St. Vincent, a private island and five-star resort at the southern tip of St. Vincent and Grenadines.
Less than two hours from downtown Toronto, former tobacco fields have become a stylish glamping site for urbanites wanting an escape from the big city.
At 25, Toronto’s Hot Docs International Film Festival isn’t slowing down: with over 260 films representing 56 countries offering a diverse sampling of subjects, from pop culture to politics.
Chilled glasses of Turkish mint lemonade and the gentle scent of roses greet guests at the historic Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul.
Cabinscape matches contemporary design with eco-friendly rental cabins that fit the bill for a weekend getaway in the wilderness.
Discover the best art-centric galleries, museums, and districts the Magic City has to offer.
A new photograhy exhibition reveals Canada as seen through the eyes of one of America’s best-known newspapers: The New York Times.
It turns out, Riverside’s new hub has been there this whole time.
Director James Cameron and his wife Suzy were so charmed by Greytown, they decided to stay and open their own café and grocer.
This restored historical complex is now a residential oasis with a culinary focus.
The Art Gallery of Ontario’s new Georgia O’Keeffe retrospective aims to deepen visitors’ perspectives of the iconic American artist’s work.
The largest documentary festival in North America kicks off its 24th iteration.
Stress doesn’t stand a chance—this is secluded island luxury at its loveliest.
Designed by Mexico City’s JSa Arquitecturo firm, the boutique hotel’s mid-century interior would seemingly suggest urban surroundings; that one could look out a window and see busy streets and businesspeople in pinchy shoes. Instead, the Sea of Cortez and El Arco de Cabo unfurl outside.
Here, family-owned cafes serve fresh fish to tables overlooking the sea, bakers craft delicately flakey pastries with the local salted butter, and huge farmers’ markets overflow with fresh vegetables and herbs.
Perhaps it seems paradoxical: Mexico City’s reputation as a front-runner in the realm of innovative contemporary cuisine is due largely to local chefs’ use of pre-Hispanic flavours and indigenous ingredients.
Steps from the Grand Place in Brussels sits the five-star Hotel Amigo, the preferred address of visiting celebrities and politicians, a quiet oasis among the tourists crowding the cobblestone streets.
In partnership with the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia, Pittsburgh’s Andy Warhol Museum is debuting its new show Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei.
For over a hundred years, South Whitfield Street has been the home of a distinctive five-storey building, the YMCA in Pittsburgh’s East Liberty neighbourhood—today, the city landmark has been transformed into the Ace Hotel chain’s first expansion into the northeast Rust Belt.
For 10 days at the end of April and beginning of May, documentary fans can take in films that run the gamut from politics to pop culture, and everything in-between.
The industrial revolution built Pittsburgh, and the tradition of local entrepreneurs continues its influence with the reinvention of Lawrenceville, a haven for budding business-types looking to make their mark.
Charlevoix’s natural beauty is breathtaking. From the shoreline of the St. Lawrence River to the Laurentian Mountains, it’s no surprise an endless stream of visitors are enchanted by this region, which was designated an UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve in 1988.
The amenities at this crown jewel of western Ireland do not disappoint—from the luxurious afternoon tea room to the cozy billiards room, it’s hard not to feel like the lord or lady of the manor, especially with hospitable staff always at hand to offer assistance or tell a story.
Walking up the slightly crooked, winding wood stairs, the bold black logo of Rangoon Tea House is an early indication that a thoroughly contemporary restaurant exists in the heart of the city’s historic business district.