On the island of Tetiaroa in French Polynesia, the ultra-luxe, ultra-private Brando Resort awaits discovery.
Eden Rock Resort, St. Barths
FROM THE ARCHIVE: There’s an undeniable aura of exclusivity surrounding the tiny isle of Saint Barthélemy. It’s in the emerald-blue harbour teeming with yachts, and in the distinctively French flair that pervades the island’s way of life.
Alberta Bound: ICE District and the JW Marriott Edmonton
The new talk of the town is the much-anticipated JW Marriott Edmonton, which opened its doors in August.
How to Make Pan de Muerto
A fragrant treat served to celebrate the Day of the Dead, baked across Mexico.
Edmonton Culture Trip: What To Do During a 48 Hour Stay
Edmonton, one of the youngest major cities in Canada, is all grown up—and it’s high time you visit.
The Phoenician Scottsdale’s Multi-Million Dollar Renovation
This spring, Scottsdale’s Phoenician, a Luxury Collection hotel, completed a three-plus-year multi-million-dollar renovation.
Innovative New York Luggage Brand Creating a Global Community
In 2016, New York–based Jen Rubio and Steph Korey launched a savvy carry-on to carry all.
Collections of a Modernist Master at the Pavillon Le Corbusier in Zurich
The Pavillon Le Corbusier’s current exhibition, Mon univers, on view until November 17, is a tribute to Le Corbusier that centres around his passion for collecting.
Exploring Bamurru Plains in Australia’s Top End
Located on the edge of the pristine Mary River flood plains, Bamurru Plains has exclusive access to a vast area of wetland and savannah woodland—for just 20 guests.
5 Must-Try Mexico City Restaurants
A little forward planning helps when you’re tasting your way around the city’s vibrant restaurant scene.
Norway is Home to Europe’s First Underwater Restaurant
Five metres below the surface of the North Sea lies the newly opened restaurant Under.
Glamping at WOODS on Pender Island, B.C.
If you haven’t woken up in the cozy confines of a refurbished 1978 Airstream trailer surrounded by coniferous coastal forest—what are you waiting for?
Pared Down Plating
This past March, beloved French label Le Creuset turned tradition upside down.
Roman Holiday: Hotel de Russie
Steps away from the Tiber River and adjacent to Piazza del Popolo is a hotel once beloved by 20th century luminaries Pablo Picasso and Jean Cocteau.
The Biggest Sculpture Garden in New Orleans Expands
The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, next to the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA), carries over 90 sculptures across 11 acres of land.
Casa Angelina on the Amalfi Coast
Slightly remote and ultra-romantic, Praiano’s Casa Angelina boutique hotel is a breath of fresh air.
The Shard, London
Western Europe’s tallest building and the one-time private residence of a London fox.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West
Glimpse inside the late architect’s winter home, which is a National Historic Landmark—and a school campus.
The Crown Jewel of Mustique
Toucan Hill, a Moroccan-inspired villa, sits atop the highest hill on Mustique, a part of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and widely known as the world’s most glamorous island.
Cycle City Tours, Vancouver
Founded in 2010, the local company leads bike tours on unique routes through city streets, stopping for local lore and legend along the way.
Q&A: Louvre Curator Guillaume Faroult
In conversation with Guillaume Faroult, who oversees the curation of eighteenth-century French and English paintings in the most-visited museum in the world—the Louvre.
Everything is Illuminated
The Vancouver-based lighting designer is set to reveal some anticipated designs in Milan this April for Salone Internazionale del Mobile.
From Farm to Table in Mexico City
The Mexican agricultural non-profit bridging organic farmers to consumers.
The Delicate Art of Dinosaur Restoration with Peter May
Science meets sculpture at Ontario-based Research Casting International, where Peter May leads an expert team conducting dinosaur restoration at the biggest facility of its kind in the world.
New Orleans Lives Large
Last year, New Orleans celebrated its tricentennial, but the city’s 400,000 residents don’t need an anniversary to party—they are committed to living large year-round.
Vancouver’s Most Romantic Restaurants
These restaurants hit the sweet spot when it comes to atmosphere and food making them an ideal choice for a special evening out with your sweetheart.
007 Elements: A James Bond Cinematic Installation
The new museum is built in the very place where a scenic, snow-covered chase scene occurred in 2015’s Spectre, starring Daniel Craig.
Cantina Mercatto, Toronto
On the edge of Toronto’s St. Lawrence neighbourhood, below a 58-storey condominium, sits a brand-new build with old-school Italian soul.
Canada’s First St. Regis Hotel
This winter, Canadians receive their very own piece of the luxury hotelier’s pie.
Grace Coddington x Louis Vuitton’s Catogram Collection
The fiery-haired former “Vogue” creative director unites her furry loves with fashion in the name of Louis Vuitton’s Cruise 2019 collection.
Milan’s Futuristic Vertical Forest
A two-tower luxury residential project of urban biodiversity in Milan’s affluent Porta Nuova business district.
A Dazzling Gourmet Cabaret Cirque in Vancouver
Bacio Rosso is a cabaret, circus, and multi-course meal all rolled into one immersive evening experience.
Allbirds’ Sustainable Kicks
The New Zealand–born, San Francisco–based brand finds a place to roost in Toronto.
Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’ new exhibit of the American artist shows off his radical inventiveness.
Las Vegas Redux
To step inside the new lobby of Palms Casino Resort is to be struck by a kind of dazzling reverie—not only is it an air-conditioned escape from Nevada’s crippling heat, but it doubles as a world-class art venue.
Reimagining Cannabis Wellness
Dosist is set on destigmatizing cannabis use with its specially formulated “dose pens” meant to soothe, excite, and rejuvenate.
The Toronto-based linen company specializes in Côte D’Azur–inspired pieces for men and women.
Part art gallery, part restaurant, the Origo Club was two-and-a-half-years in the making and is a spinoff of an eponymous private club in Beijing.
The six-year-old Italian seed company gets a refresh.
How to Explore Maui
What to do when visiting the second-largest island in the Hawaiian chain.
Shiseido and Clé de Peau Beauté Facial Cotton Pads
FROM THE ARCHIVE: The unsung heroes of morning and evening cleansing regimes.
Rebecca Allen Shoes
An inclusive collection of nude high heels in a range of skin colours.
The Secret Life of Molokai
On Molokai, lore and legend are part of the rhythm of daily life, and a cross-generational ritual of storytelling remains.
Mahekal Beach Resort, Mexico
Unlike the majority of resorts in the partygoers’ paradise of Playa del Carmen, Mahekal is a beachfront property with distinct personality.
Sonora Resort in B.C.’s Discovery Islands
No roads lead to Sonora Resort, but that’s all part of the adventure.
The Bisha Hotel, Toronto
Following its opening last September, the sultry hotel unveils a lavish new suite.
A craft smorgasbord will play out through a variety of Vancouver-wide events this May.
The Science Behind 111Skin
111Skin was founded by London-based plastic surgeon Dr. Yannis Alexandrides alongside a team of cryobiologists.
Caesarstone’s Spring Shades
The Israel-based company known for its crisp quartz kitchen counters releases a trio of fresh finishes.
A Taste of Sorrento
The fifth-generation family-owned Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria is built upon an idyllic cliffside plot in Sorrento.
The Edgewater Hotel Rocks
Today, the hotel is beloved not only for its locale, but for a star-studded musical history that dates back decades.
Edinburgh’s Scotch Whisky Experience
There are a few pilgrimages all appreciators of fine whisky should make in their time.
Tiffany & Co.’s Save the Wild Collection
Tiffany & Co.’s elephant-themed jewellery collection helps to fund a worthy cause.
The Cheltenham Festival, England
Every year, 260,000 spectators gather at the prestigious Cheltenham Racecourse for its springtime festival.
René Redzepi’s Noma 2.0
René Redzepi’s much-anticipated new project in Copenhagen is a force to be reckoned with.
Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten
Now 60 years old, Vongerichten’s illustrious career can be retraced as both a business lesson and a study in culinary evolution.
The Royal Lancaster London Hotel
Countless hotels deem themselves iconic in historic London, but how many have hosted an after party for the Beatles? The Royal Lancaster, for one.
L’Auberge de Sedona
At L’Auberge, it’s all about location. Guests will gravitate to the great outdoors here, strolling by the mirage-like creek or dining upon a cottage porch among birdsong.
Takashi Murakami at the Vancouver Art Gallery
The Japanese contemporary artist makes his Canadian debut.
Andrea Anastasio’s Filo Lamp
The philosopher, artist, and writer creates an industrial art piece for Italian lighting company Foscarini.
Mii Amo Spa in Sedona, Arizona
The wellness destination has ascended to legendary status for treatments that range from intuitive massage and body wraps to past-life regression and hypnosis.
Cartier’s Timeless Tank
The venerated French jeweller unveils new models of its Tank watch for its 100th anniversary.
Fracap x Simons Hiking Boots
These boots look at home strutting down the runways of Milan, exploring the Canadian Rockies, and trekking in the Italian Alps.
Tokyo’s Yayoi Kusama Museum
At the age of 88, art legend Yayoi Kusama has opened her own gallery, the much-anticipated Yayoi Kusama Museum.
A Man and His Watch
Matt Hranek’s latest book chronicles the world’s most iconic watches, and tells the stories of the men who wore them.
Rosewood Hotel Georgia, Vancouver
The hotel, a registered historic landmark, re-opened in 2011 as a Rosewood Hotel after an extensive renovation and is still favoured as a celeb haunt.
Victor Restaurant, Toronto
Hotel restaurants often get the short end of the proverbial chopstick, though in recent years the tides have started turning.
Multnomah Whiskey Library
If Multnomah Whiskey Library were a book, it would be a choose-your-own-adventure novel—with 1,700 spirited options.
Inside TIFF 2017: Three Must-See Films
A few favourites from this year’s festival.
Inside TIFF 2017: Game, Set, Match
This year’s Toronto International Film Festival opens with a Swedish film recounting the famous 1980 showdown between two tennis rivals.
The Apartment at Holt Renfrew, Vancouver
Personal shopping isn’t what it used to be—it’s better.
Glenmorangie’s Rarest Whisky
The Glenmorangie Pride 1974, the distillery’s oldest whisky expression, has collectors and aficionados in thirst for it, even with a hefty per-bottle price tag.
The New Era of Breitling
For more than 130 years, Breitling—a pioneer of the modern chronograph—has celebrated both timekeeping and aviation with an infectious passion. Now, with a change of ownership, the brand is on the cusp of a new era.
Hôtel de Crillon, Paris
After an ambitious four-year restoration, the Paris hotel is once again open to the public.
Beach Enclave North Shore, Turks and Caicos
Holiday in the Turks and Caicos Islands like a (very VIP) local with this collection of nine secluded and luxurious villas.
The Return of Sarah Slean
After taking a break in 2014, Slean returns with her ninth album, Metaphysics—a tour de force featuring her songwriting, vocals, and orchestral arrangements.
Voyeur Nocturne, Amyn Nasser
Amyn Nasser’s cityscape photographs capture an intimate ode to the City of Glass.
This site-specific installation from Doug Aitken rises out of the desert in Palm Springs as a kaleidoscopic vision of the suburban home.
Scotland’s Iconic Gleneagles Hotel
Since opening in 1924, the iconic Gleneagles estate has earned a certain pedigree within the canon of Scotland’s destinations—albeit without the pomp and circumstance one might imagine.
Aandersson’s Shapes Collection
Functional artwork takes the form of cheeky mugs with geometric handles in this new collection.
Exploring Italy’s Painted City
There is much to discover in “the painted city”.
Kengo Kuma’s Cultural Village
FROM THE ARCHIVE: Long overshadowed by the city’s more buzzy offerings, the Portland Japanese Garden is getting its time in the limelight thanks to a new addition designed by renowned architect Kengo Kuma.
Kauai’s Sunny South Shore
Hawaii’s oldest isle wears its “garden island” nickname with verdant aplomb.
Canadian Pacific: Creating a Brand, Building a Nation
Historical photographs, ads, and art posters from the Canadian Pacific archives.
Ai & Om Knives
Ai & Om Knives’ walls hang with cutting boards, sharpeners, leather knife cases, a few axes for good measure, and of course neat display cases of handcrafted Japanese knives with steel blades.
The AG Hair Story
One needn’t talk to Lotte Davis, CEO and co-founder of AG Hair, for long before it becomes clear that she adores setting goals. “I guess I have a thing for ‘three-pillar plans.’”
The Gardens of Alcatraz
For all we know about Alcatraz, few people realize that many of its prisoners were also gardeners.
Acqua di Parma’s Miami Boutique
Those with an appetite for Italian handmade goods will be sated by Acqua di Parma’s new Miami boutique.
Cirque du Alessi
When the circus comes to town, the dream world comes to life, and Dutch design mastermind Marcel Wanders is right at home in this whimsical realm.
New Year, New Alessi
Where design minds reach far and free, Alessi listens.
The Lexus Sport Yacht Concept
Lexus’s gilded, rose-coloured craft is a showstopper.
St. Regis Princeville Kauai
An oasis of raw, natural beauty.
Seedlip Non-Alcoholic Spirits
London-based spirit company Seedlip is on a mission to change the way people imbibe by giving non-drinkers better options—juice and soda mocktails, be gone.
High-tech, high-flying German luggage company RIMOWA has a repertoire of coveted cases and continues to innovate in the name of air travel.
TWG Tea Salon & Boutique
In today’s frantic world, the opportunity to sit back with a pot of tea is a marker of true civility. The experience is about to be amplified in Vancouver with the opening of the TWG Tea Salon & Boutique.
The Tradition of Viennese Balls
Vienna has been known as the ball capital of the world for over two centuries, and hosts about 450 separate balls annually.
This October, Canada Goose opened its first-ever global flagship boutique at Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto, with another coming to New York’s SoHo neighbourhood in New York.
The Old Trout Puppet Workshop
Calgary-based Old Trout Puppet Workshop reminds us that the core of puppetry is a desire to infuse inanimate objects with spirits, which is an incredibly ancient ritual.
Laucala Island, Fiji
No fewer than 332 islands make up the Fijian archipelago. But once you meet the exotic beauty named Laucala, you may not want to venture further.
Q&A: Rémy Martin’s Cellar Master Baptiste Loiseau
Baptiste Loiseau was appointed cellar master at the age of 34—making him the youngest-ever—and trained under Pierrette Trichet, the first woman to ever hold the cellar master position at a major cognac house.