Tag - Spring 2018

Unforgettable French Polynesia

The islands of Tahiti offer an enchanting mix of adventure and high-style luxury. Wild, raw and untouched, these far-flung islands in the South Pacific have long been a lure for adventurous travelers.

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Wine review: Rethink Italy

A big steaming bowl of pasta Bolognese or Osso Buco with a glass of Chianti still might be what comes to mind when many think about Italian food and wine. But just as Italian cuisine, both in Italy and around the world, has evolved so have the wines coming out of the country with many lively...

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Fashion game changers

Let the games begin by bringing your fashion A-game to the table this spring By Janet Wilson Photography by Ashley Fraser Styling by James Jefferson Shot on location at Casino du Lac-Leamy Hilton Stand out in high-rollin’ style and sparkle this season in sequined gowns, cheerful pastels and...

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Flourishing Uncaged

When fashion and art collide Emerging women’s wear fashion designer Karissa Besharah mixes fashion and art by creating an interesting take on what is referred to as wearable clothing. For Karissa, inspiration can come from the smallest of places. Her avant-garde haute couture art piece, named...

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Cleanse your life of excess at Rancho La Puerta

Better health is the root of the philosophy at this world-renowned spa By Hattie Klotz Photographs by Rancho La Puerta Five years ago, a friend of mine disappeared to a ‘spa’ in northern Mexico. No big news there. However, when she returned she couldn’t say enough good things about the place. I...

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Summer-ready with BMW’s new M550i

Highway 417 from Ottawa to Montreal is about as boring as they come. Long straights flanked by fallow farm fields and few trees. Only speed cures the boredom. Luckily, our 2018 BMW M550i XDrive is a very fast car.

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Jordan’s riches

Who would have thought I would be wandering on the same grains of sand as past kings that once ruled over an Arabian oasis. There I was, on camelback, slowly passing majestic canyons in the Jordan desert all the while making my way towards an epic sunrise. A tapestry of jewel gold, fall-like...

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Ingrained in his soul

For bespoke furniture-maker Thom Lockwood, it’s all about the grain. It’s that satisfying moment — the eureka moment — when a tabletop has been sanded to a satiny smooth finish and then oil is applied.

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