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.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: The Classic Champagne cocktail, the Red Rose martini, the Grand Cosmo, and more.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: “No vegetarians in the bush,” proclaimed the driver as if I should have known better. He expertly navigated the bouncing Jeep down the mountain, shaking his head with the sage detachment of one who had learned not to argue with nature.
The world of Formula 1 racing is fast, on and off the track. Speeds these days top 300 kph, the activity in the pit is a controlled thrum of precision that threatens to but never reaches panic level, and everywhere the smells of oil, hot rubber, and money.
The citybike, a definitive Dutch classic, makes inroads into the North American market for the first time. This sensible and stylish bicycle has been redesigned to tackle our hilly cities all the while maintaining its classic design.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: The tide was high, the moon was full, and the time was right. This four-day extravaganza opened with balmy breezes that reached a pleasantly hedonistic whirlwind before the week was out.
The fully optioned Land Rover LR3 HSE model in MCL Motor Cars’ Vancouver showroom, more or less identical to one in Woodbridge, is tagged at $74,300. Add Ottawa and Victoria’s tithes and the dealer-delivery fee, and you’ll need $86,318.50 to get its 19-inch alloy wheels turning.
It seems to be true, what they say. Membership has its unique privileges.
In the miasmic haze of music downloads, legal and otherwise, Michael Bublé’s grandfather, a figure important enough to the story that you can draw a parallel between him and Paul McCartney’s granddad in A Hard Day’s Night (“He’s a clean old man, then, isn’t he?”) would be a little unhappy.