• Laying It All Out

    Laying It All Out

    By Jane Lockhart, BAAID When you think about decorating your home, you might think about wall colour, furniture and accessories. What goes on the floor is probably the last thing... Read More

  • Floating Away

    Floating Away

    It’s early Saturday morning and, as the mist begins to clear and the crisp fall air quickens our senses, there’s no better place to spend a day than on Bota Bota,... Read More

  • Shy Smiles and Gentle Hearts

    Shy Smiles and Gentle Hearts

    Luang Prabang, Laos...Lush landscapes, tropical jungles and secluded villages By Keith Edwards With its chirpy misty mornings, dogs snoozing at midday and the soft warmth of evening, Luang Prabang is... Read More

  • Spa Diaries

    Spa Diaries

    By Wanda Love Just a sprinkle Botox “sprinkles” are becoming popular, thanks to the radiant Robin Wright confessing to getting micro amounts injected for her flawless face. The idea is... Read More

  • One Sunset at a Time

    One Sunset at a Time

    Once in a while, in an escape from  the ordinary, a destination delivers a fairy tale. Join us in the Maldives at two spellbinding  private island resorts. By Caroline Tapp-McDougall... Read More

  • A Modern Twist On All Things Mayan

    A Modern Twist On All Things Mayan

    The Nizuc Resort & Spa was originally conceived by Jean Michel Gathy with the exterior and interior design finalized by a prominent local architect Alejandro Escudero, known for creating some... Read More

  • Fish, Forage, Feast...

    Fish, Forage, Feast...

    Dinner at Wolf in the Fog By Keith Edwards Some places are legendary must-visits, so on the second night of my visit to Vancouver Island I’m definitely excited when I... 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

  • Liquid Assets

    Liquid Assets

    Authentic luxury This elegant glass-enclosed shower unit would stand magnificently in the middle of your bathroom, or even in your bedroom. Photo: Drummonds Luxury is more than just style and... Read More

  • Technopia...


    Next-gen tools and trappings from CES 2018 Future gadgets and gear, as seen at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show     By Marc Saltzman A collection of really cool products were... Read More

  • Modern Curiosity Meets Ancient Mysticism

    Modern Curiosity Meets Ancient Mysticism

    Having 750 private acres in the heart of the Mayan forest and a sacred cenote almost all to ourselves seems a tad hedonistic, but why not? Save for the swish... Read More

  • This Ain't Your Mother's Kitchen

    This Ain't Your Mother's Kitchen

    By Mark Eglington Art, customization and connectivity have entered the appliance world in a big way over the past 12 months. Fiat created a bar fridge in the shape of... Read More

  • Eat, Drink, Dance, Repeat

    Eat, Drink, Dance, Repeat

    By Kylie MacKenzie You can be famous for 15 minutes,” suggests an Andy Warhol- inspired wall-print when the elevator door opens. A gaggle of black-suited millennials tumble out. The paint... Read More

  • Pulling Off a Cybersecurity Makeover

    Pulling Off a Cybersecurity Makeover

    Follow this wise advice and simple tips for protecting your laptop, tablet and smartphone—before it’s too late. By Marc Saltzman Scan today’s headlines and you might question just how much... Read More

  • Sealed with Player’s Approval

    Sealed with Player’s Approval

    By Rick Young Of the 300-plus golf courses Gary Player has designed worldwide, only one—South Africa’s Gary Player Country Club—features the legendary Black Knight’s name in its title. That mark... Read More

  • Embrace The Dark Side

    Embrace The Dark Side

    By Sebastien Centner –––––––     FAMILY STYLE ––––––– Scallop crudo with apple salsa & white grape molasses Spinach tarts with pickled onions and beets, heritage greens Cider-brined Cornish hen... Read More

  • A Shark and a Bear

    A Shark and a Bear

    By Rick Young In nature, the shark and the bear are formidable beasts that inhabit different zones, with each demanding equal amounts of admiration, respect and caution. They are seldom... Read More

  • Meet Global Designer Jean-Louis Deniot

    Meet Global Designer Jean-Louis Deniot

    “Dashing” is how one would describe Paris-based architect and interior designer Jean-Louis Deniot, for both his youthful good looks and his speed of travel in the world of design. Known... Read More

  • Savouring Victoria to a Tea

    Savouring Victoria to a Tea

    By Keith Edwards Suddenly the rain stopped and it was “back to lovely.” Seaplanes buzzed in, water taxis bobbed on their moorings and patios filled up. Warm fingers of sun... Read More

  • Spring Entertaining ...

    Spring Entertaining ...

    Mix it up! –––––––  COLOURFUL PLATES  ––––––– Pea gazpacho with creme fralche & mint Black cod with hollandaise, toasted farro, morels & tempura kale Spinach gnocchi with snap peas, asparagus... Read More

  • A Walk on The Wild Side

    A Walk on The Wild Side

    By Keith Edwards After several hours of driving through the steep-sided valleys that thread their way through the dense rainforest, my first glimpse of the ocean crashing onto a pristine... Read More

  • The World According to Muffy

    The World According to Muffy

    The Auberge, a one-of-a-kind, 95-room boutique hotel in the lower town of Quebec City, opened in 2003 (following on from the original smaller version in 1992). Amidst traditional vaulted ceilings,... Read More

  • Spring is a Vine Time for Wine

    Spring is a Vine Time for Wine

    Springtime in the vineyard has a special energy as the vines awaken from their winter slumber and push through new buds. As wine lovers, let’s enliven our palates with these... 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

  • Sunshine Makes Me Smile

    Sunshine Makes Me Smile

    By Helmut Dostal One man’s vision has transformed what was the Caribbean’s first resort hotel, dating back to the late 1800s, into a prized, modern-day, oceanfront village that has earned... Read More

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