The Officina Santa Maria Novella story officially begins in 1612. But like many Old World stories, especially those tied to the church, its origins predate that. The history of the apothecary dates back to the 13th century when it was a monastic laboratory—Dominican friars began concocting herbal remedies in the convent’s infirmary in the time of Giotto and Dante.
The offices that housed Churchill’s operations and inspired Bond have become luxury condos in London. Take a look inside.
With its lush pastures, rolling hills, and misty coastlines, it’s easy to mistake Spain’s northern landscapes for the green-mantled British Isles.
Even if you grew up in the ’90s and early 2000s, you’re likely no stranger to window shopping through a thick curated seasonal catalogue filled with vibrant images of every product you could imagine.
Here are five women who took their talents and skills and changed Canada for the better and an interactive timeline that pays homage to many more.
Across 7,000 years of history, nearly every culture in the world has some mention or interpretation of cosmetics recognizable as the makeup we know today.
“Canada” and “castle” are not two words one would immediately place side by side. But indeed there are even more Canadian castles than the famous ones we have all heard of, like Casa Loma and Château Frontenac.
Bender’s premature death announcement in some ways prefigures his eventual eclipse in the history of Canadian imagination.
The residents of Prince Edward Island are no strangers to ghost stories. The small Atlantic province, with its rocky shores and unpredictable waters, is perfectly positioned for tales of phantom ships, sea monsters, buried treasure, and haunted lighthouses.