Lifestyle

Embracing Imperfection

By Paul Gessell Photographer Christine Fitzgerald wants you to shudder when viewing her beautiful, though-provoking works. That’s easy. Christine Fitzgerald’s self-described “obsession” began in 2012. She had just retired as executive vice-president of the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, a...

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Sharing Menu

By Caroline Wissing A gourmet group puts the fun and ease back into hosting dinner parties.  Inviting guests for dinner is an ideal opportunity to create an unforgettable evening. From finding the perfect place setting and stunning centerpiece to mixing an elegant pre-dinner cocktail. But the...

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Falling in love with the Windy City

By Loukia Zigoumis Chicago—one of the largest cities in America and a short flight from Ottawa—offers something special for every traveller. Whether you’re a theatre lover, a fan of incredible architecture, a historian, a shopaholic, or a foodie, (hello, deep dish pizza!) the Windy City on Lake...

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Carley Schelck

“We set out to be a cooking school and to bring people around the table to share food and conversation. If people left with two or three things that could change and inspire how they looked at food, what they purchased and what they ate, then we felt we were doing a good job.” By Beka Shane Denter...

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Spectacular Adirondacks

You don’t have to rough it in the bush to enjoy the natural beauty of New York’s legendary mountains, thanks to uniquely beautiful, deluxe resorts in Lake Placid and Lake George By Barb Duncan Head southeast on an easy, scenic drive from Ottawa and you’ll arrive in an idyllic spot to...

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Grand Velas Los Cabos

Five-star family fun in the sun By George Coyle Tell people you’ve been on a luxurious, relaxing holiday in the sun, and they tend to assume you left the kids at home. We didn’t. At Grand Velas Los Cabos, a AAA Five Diamond resort on Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, our children, Austin, six, and...

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Vision for Exceptional Hospitality

Fogo Island offers the luxury traveller some of the best reasons to visit Canada’s windiest corner. By Hattie Klotz When the Fogo Island Inn opened in 2013, it immediately garnered glowing reviews from travel magazines worldwide, and shot to the top of my bucket list. Here was a wild and...

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do not disturb

Luxurious essentials for your best sleep ever Is there anything more exquisite than deep sleep, sweet dreams, and the serene ease of slowly awakening to a new morning? No, actually. That third of a day devoted to sleep is priceless. Interior designer and TV personality, Bobby Berk, is on record as...

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Fall Obsessions

Curated by Michele Peterson This season’s fresh finds, luxury experiences and must-haves are key ingredients to a stylish fall whether you’re at home or on the go. Tech Meets Fashion Fashion meets function with the fourth-generation Apple Watch Hermès, which merges a Paris fashion legacy with...

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People to Watch

Christopher Deacon The performing arts audience is shifting. No one knows this better than NAC CEO Christopher Deacon. By Iris Winston After a 32-year career in arts administration at the National Arts Centre, Christopher Deacon has been made the institution’s new President and CEO, the first...

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Lap of Luxury

Barbados offers old-world distinction and all the amenities imaginable. By Mary Ann Simpkins I stop, astonished at the sight of St. Nicholas Abbey: a Jacobean- style mansion. With its Tudor arches, ornate multi-curved gables and decorative casement windows, the sugar plantation’s great house is an...

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Summer Reading at its Best

If you hate to be seaside, lakeside, poolside or anything-side without a book in hand, you’ve landed in the right place. Summer is a great time to catch up on reading, when the days are longer and the weather is perfect for lounging around with a new title. These options offer plenty of notions to...

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