FROM THE ARCHIVE: By the time Eliza Lynch was 25 years old she owned more real estate than any other woman in the world: in addition to dozens of town and city properties, 10 million hectares of countryside.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: On stage, Chan Hon Goh is the quintessential ballerina. A principal dancer with the National Ballet of Canada, Goh is one of the company’s most exquisite classicists. Her ballon, or the lightness of her landings, is legendary.
Lucien Rémillard arrives early. It may well be a long-ago formed habit of his. He enters the grand room of his hotel, Le St. James, on Montreal’s rue St. Jacques, sitting grandly on the borders of the financial district and the Old Town, and takes in the atmosphere, briefly. His eye then wanders, examining floor to ceiling, while staff in …
It has forged empires, spared cities from destruction, built and destroyed fortunes. It is piper nigrum, black pepper, the king of spices, the spice of kings.
Titanic Thompson created fantastical propositions that reached fruition and could see five hands ahead. He made millions at poker, golf, craps, horseshoes, shooting and the proposition.
The first cup of tea was a serendipitous mistake. Legend has it that China’s mythical Second Emperor Shen-Nung discovered the brew when the leaves of a Camellia Sinensis bush fell into his cup of hot water.
Simon Pond digs in beside home plate, the bat in his clenched fists held far away from his body. He looks like a wary gardener preparing to swat a hornet’s nest.
Splendido is well known as a preferred destination for truly fine dining in Toronto. Owner Yannick Bigourdan knows the secret of consummate entrepreneurs: that the smallest details count more than anything in creating an impeccable experience for a discerning clientele.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: And when was the last time you wrestled with remembering the difference between ha gow and siu my? And both of them sitting right there, at your elbow about to become part of your brunch?