• X Marks the Spot

    X Marks the Spot

    By Kylie MacKenzie Just inside the Princes’ Gates, the most visible and much awaited new addition to the Canadian National Exhibition Grounds, Hotel X, Toronto, began to welcome its first guests... Read More

  • Beautifully Simple Dishes

    Beautifully Simple Dishes

    From Test Kitchen to Wedding Reception Dinner –––––––     IN THE KITCHEN ––––––– Mushroom salad with miso barbecue sauce Poached cod with preserved lemon & Yukon gold potato Pappardelle... Read More

  • Stunning Weddings in Full Bloom

    Stunning Weddings in Full Bloom

    –––––––     WEDDING MENU ––––––– Tomato gazpacho with edible pansy, radish micro greens & EVOO   Risotto alla Milanese with saffron strands, pecorino & micro basil  Lamb loin with oyster mushrooms,... Read More

  • Fine, Finer, Finest

    Fine, Finer, Finest

    Bloor Street’s iconic tableware shop reimagines its future An hour before she pulled back the curtain on the stunning new William Ashley flagship store on Bloor Street’s Mink Mile, William... Read More

  • A Taste of Guatemala

    A Taste of Guatemala

    By Caroline Tapp-McDougall Looking for a spot to paint the town red or hunker down and write a bestseller?  We’ve found it. A remote, private home turned charming boutique hotel... Read More

  • The Queen of Taupe

    The Queen of Taupe

    By Shelley M. Black With more than 40 years at the forefront of the design industry, London-based Kelly Hoppen MBE is one of the most celebrated and sought-after interior designers in... Read More

  • The Rogue Disruptor

    The Rogue Disruptor

    An iconic brand swerves to the dark side By Helmut Dostal Defying tradition with its most powerful model yet, the Rolls-Royce Black Badge shows its true colours in the daringly... Read More

  • The Smartest Home on the Block

    The Smartest Home on the Block

    Homes are getting smarter and connectivity has become an exciting cornerstone of innovation and convenience in our everyday lives. Today, thanks to wireless technology and innovative thinking, busy families and... Read More

  • Favourite Things

    Favourite Things

    Make yourself comfortable Rest up and read on this limited-edition, 24-carat gold Bibliochaise. This unique piece was showcased as part of a landmark interactive contemporary seating exhibit at the magnificent... Read More

  • Irish Eyes are Smiling

    Irish Eyes are Smiling

    By Rick Young A bronze statue of Payne Stewart (the colourful 11-time PGA Tour winner) welcomes golfers coming for a bucket-list experience at Waterville Golf Links—a round that will prove as... Read More

  • The Best of British

    The Best of British

    By Keith Edwards With the “I want my country back” Brexit backers’ chants ringing in my ears, I’m off in search of a place to find peace and quiet once... Read More

  • Liquid Assets

    Liquid Assets

    Elegantly rippled The Tay is made from solid cast iron so it’s durable but sophisticated, with an elegant rippling plinth. Photo: Drummonds With the summer season upon us, a bathroom... Read More

  • Long Live the Queen...

    Long Live the Queen...

    And Her Guests It was a spring with royal events on our minds, so what better way to continue the celebrations than with a stay at Montreal’s iconic Fairmont Queen... Read More

  • The New Dynasty of Volvo

    The New Dynasty of Volvo

    It’s not often that I find a manufacturer’s entire new model line-up all in  one place, ready for a day or two of test drives. And, as the icing on... Read More

  • We’re All Going on a Summer Holiday

    We’re All Going on a Summer Holiday

    By Marc Saltzman Summer is (finally) here, which probably means more time in the great outdoors, whether it’s a trip to a cottage or barbequing on the backyard deck. But... Read More

  • Liquid Assets

    Liquid Assets

    Creative vision Striking, precise and rectangular, yet soft and flowing. Photo: Duravit Building the bathroom of your dreams is a little like putting together an outfit for a special occasion.... Read More

  • Favourite Things

    Favourite Things

    Cinema Paradiso Movie night soars to new heights when the best seats in the house are on a private lagoon. Sit back and enjoy the show. soneva.com/soneva-jani Je t’aime, Ronit... Read More

  • Bella Cucina

    Bella Cucina

    Les Plages This flooring has a material layer creating a slight relief-like effect that is subtly striped and tactile. Photo: Menton The summer weather is finally here so let’s make... Read More

  • A Journey to Wine Valhalla

    A Journey to Wine Valhalla

    Lions, baboons, sommeliers, oh my! Africa. Visions of Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn chugging through steamy jungles in the African Queen. Wild animals and pith-helmeted explorers, the winelands of the... Read More

  • American Luxe

    American Luxe

    Lincoln pulls into the premium lane By Helmut Dostal What’s lost 200 pounds, is hell-bent on losing its old-man image and is strutting its stuff alongside its stylish European counterparts... Read More

  • Spa Diaries

    Spa Diaries

    By Wanda Love You’ve got to be kidding The health benefits of equine therapy are not unfamiliar at Full Circle Ranch in St. Thomas, Ontario, but the ranch has recently... Read More

  • Favourite Things

    Favourite Things

    The Prosecco Van The Bubble Bros’s converted three-wheeled Piaggio Ape serves sparkling wine and signature Spritz cocktails at festivals and private events. Their little fleet of bubble wagons includes a... Read More

  • Modern Design for a Traditional Home

    Modern Design for a Traditional Home

    By Jane Lockhart, BAAID When homeowners Danica and Derek were touring houses in search of a new home, they walked into the backyard of this Etobicoke property and fell instantly... Read More

  • Hounds, Horses and Horsepower

    Hounds, Horses and Horsepower

    Hand-written in an ancient hunting log that’s framed and hanging in the lower bathroom: “A first class gallop and the best scent we have had in a long time.” By Keith... Read More

  • Can Lightning Strike Twice?

    Can Lightning Strike Twice?

    By Caroline Tapp-McDougall French chef and restauranteur Joël Robuchon is often referred to as the Chef of the Century and, at 73, he continues to make his mark on the... Read More

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