In the remote south coast of Jamaica, Jakes, a whimsical family-run boutique, dedicates itself to community tourism, sustainability, and authentic experiences.

Settled along Kootenay Bay, the Yasodhara Ashram offers self-reflection in an innovative temple by Patkau Architects, shaped like undulating waves.

: FROM THE ARCHIVE: Canada not only boasts countless lovely cafés—but increasingly, more coffee roasting companies are cropping up to better control the profile of their signature brews. Herein, a nod to five Canadian roasters that all coffee aficionados should have on their radar.

A celebration of botanical patterns, stripes of all shades, and animal prints—including a cheeky lobster or two.

The secret is out: Portugal can no longer claim its once-held status as a hidden gem. Yet, for all the fanfare, even its capital city of Lisbon feels unspoilt.

The Vancouver-based musician opens up about domesticity, honesty, and musical re-emergence as he releases his new album More or Less.

Known for crafting a MoMA-worthy trash can, Danish brand Vipp has brought its innovative sensibilities to the hotel world.

The Chinatown-adjacent eatery known for its West Coast–inspired Asian dishes celebrates its third birthday with a major menu overhaul.

This line of luxury trailers was developed by architect Matthew Hofmann to support what he calls a mobile lifestyle.

Immediately upon check-in to Motif Seattle, guests are immersed in local culture.

The 11-key boutique hotel on Harbour Island is the latest hideout to be launched by Eleven Experiences.

Oscar Wilde once wrote that “Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.” His Irish homeland is proof.

The Hack series is a line of fixtures and accessories with a Tom Dixon–approved, do-it-yourself flair.

There’s nothing wrong with chocolates, roses, and prix fixe meals, but jewellery may just be the most resonant nonverbal expression of love you can buy.

The Kelowna artist uses money to craft unorthodox animal forms and busts.

It was an occasion of celebration, not mourning, that inspired the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal’s exhibition entitled Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything.

For over 45 years, Aranow has collected, catalogued, studied, and sold tens of thousands of patterned fabrics, now available to the masses through the Textile Hive database.

For its first foray outside of fragrances, niche perfumery Le Labo presents two no-nonsense—though undeniably chic—collections this October.

Endless winery options and easygoing waterside vibes have long made Kelowna a go-to British Columbian getaway.

The family-owned business brings artisan doughnuts to Manitoba’s capital.

The World residents have every whim catered to—the onboard mantra is “luxury is getting what you want, when you want it, without having to ask for it—and not even knowing you wanted it.”

La Glace’s bricks-and-mortar Kitsilano parlour is a welcome addition to Vancouver’s ice cream scene.

La Grande Roue de Montréal not only gives an unparalleled vantage point of the city’s skyline, it will doubtless become an integral addition to it.

For 10 years, Emmanuel Farré has been elevating leather pieces with patina treatments.

Seattle-based outdoor apparel and accessory brand Filson embarks on its 120th year and first Canadian location.

No one knows quite what to make of Jesse Cook. Often referred to as a flamenco guitarist, the Juno Award winner’s repertoire is nothing if not diverse.

Rather than revisiting raspberry cordial, broken slates, and puffed sleeves, the new series will instead focus on an original set of adventures for Anne and her Avonlea friends.

Enter: a 24-karat gold-flake-infused taco shell with luxe fillings of langoustine, Kobe beef, black truffle brie cheese, and a sprinkling of Almas Beluga caviar.

Charred octopus with heart of palm, arugula salsa verde, and cranberry relish makes a next-level special-occasion meal.

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art gets a $400-million, 10-storey extension designed by Norwegian-American firm Snøhetta.

Inspired by found sketches of a bespoke comb created for his great-grandfather, Slovakia-based designer Tomas Veres endeavoured to create a product of equal quality.

The Ace Hotel New York debuts a month-long gallery exhibition and hosts a fashion show celebrating the textile archives of Portland’s Textile Hive.

There is a difference between growing tea and making tea—Westholme Tea Farm accomplishes both.

Designer Hayden Lasher delivers an eponymous three-piece collection of New York–made handbags.

Objetik’s diverse collection finds cohesion by rooting itself in the core qualities of sustainability and utilitarianism.

To celebrate the sparkling cityscape, the fourth annual Illuminate SF Festival of Light hosts series of events showcasing 35 installations until New Year’s Day.

The Nutcracker ballet has become a quintessential holiday tradition, though dance companies have been known to put their own spins on the classic tale.

Deborah Lau-Yu of Palettera has made it her mission to convey celebratory occurrences in a tangible, timeless manner.

One could easily zip past the twin Vancouver Island towns of Parksville and Qualicum Beach without ever realizing they’re there. Yet, lined by the Salish Sea and enveloped in Coastal Douglas firs, it only takes one visit to understand why many find solace in these two tucked-away communities.

Small Wonders: Gothic Boxwood Miniatures comes to the Art Gallery of Ontario displaying more than 60 boxwood carvings—rosaries, prayer beads, altar pieces—from Northern Europe, dating back as far as the 1500s.

Three years in the making, Serena Ryder’s album Utopia contains music that does not shy away from pain.

In the age of modern-day metropolises, the Shildan Group is looking at a more minimal manner of design for buildings.

The Solar Impulse 2 made headlines as the first solo-piloted plane to fly around the world without using a single drop of fuel, but the ultimate goal is to encourage the everyman to embrace energy efficiency.

Louis Vuitton expands its repertoire from leather goods and fashion to debut a highly anticipated perfume collection: Les Parfums Louis Vuitton.

On August 20, an anticipated 10,000 people will gather in Whistler Blackcomb to celebrate the nation’s top cheese-makers, invited by the Dairy Farmers of Canada to showcase their best and newest creations.

Le Duc Ha, an artist highly regarded for crafting terracotta pottery and art depicting traditional Vietnamese figures, had the studio built for him this year by architectural collective Tropical Space.

To commemorate the Hollow Tree’s hallowed history, a golden sculpture in its likeness has been created by none other than Vancouver’s Douglas Coupland.

It’s no easy task to compete with the natural beauty of Kauai’s North Shore, but the St. Regis Princeville Resort and premier beauty curator Violet Grey will help you try.

Perhaps you know Denver best from its airport, hardly skimming the ground en route to your final destination. If so, slow down a bit; the Mile High City makes a solid case to stay a couple days at least.

From July 16–September 11, the Milk Glass Co. event space will host a pop-up VR “experience centre”, where 20 audience members at a time will don the futuristic headsets for an immersive, reality-bending program.

Colorado’s modern hotels have transcended outdated tropes (paintings of stallions, cowboy-booted concierges) in favour of luxe accommodations which take more subtle cues from the region’s history.

Colorado’s landscape is the ideal canvas for outdoor recreation. With its ballyhooed 300 annual days of sunshine, the state is famous for both its winter spots and warm-weather adventuring.

There is an unexpected friendship between beer and fine dining, and Food & Beer reveals the merit of the union.

Prada’s beloved Made to Measure service is now in Canada.

Richer in every respect than your average gelato, the buffalo milk treat has a silky texture, full flavour, and it spreads smoothly into brightly-coloured cups.

At first glance, Sebastian ErraZuriz’s Wave Cabinet appears solid; but with a gentle pull, a domino effect is initiated, unexpectedly setting the cabinet in motion.

To celebrate the 85th birthday of their classic Reverso model, horological hero Jaeger-LeCoultre has collaborated with shoe designer Christian Louboutin.

Inspired by the enigmatic darkness of classic stories, the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Fairy Tale Fashion exhibition draws upon the gritty reality of fantasy tales by Perrault, Anderson, and the Brothers Grimm.

For many, treehouses recall fond memories of whiling away hours in a childhood backyard haven. Chewton Glen’s Treehouse suites, which sit amid branches on the edge of the mystical-feeling New Forest in Hampshire, England, recall that nostalgic delight, allowing guests the chance to revel in the novelty of life in the trees

Along with establishing Saks as the exclusive Canadian carrier for luxe international brands including upscale beauty and fragrance lines By Terry, Maison Francis Kurkdjian, and Memo Paris, this foray north sees an elevation in the quality of customer service.