Month: December 2017

Panerai is Precision Timepieces

Panerai is Precision Timepieces

The first Panerai to open in Canada is a petite boutique of 900-square-feet but boasts the largest selection of watches in the country. Officine Panerai is a luxury Swiss watchmaker and its watches are a natural blend of Italian design, Swiss technology, and maritime influence. Originally designed […]

Music of Fall at Leisure Center

Music of Fall at Leisure Center

It appeared as though the leaves of a thousand trees blew into the Leisure Center creating tunnels of rust and orange. The foliage was a backdrop to a concept runway show which was led by a trio of creative women. A poet reading free-form verse, a barefoot […]

Chef Alvin Leung Talks Diabetes

Chef Alvin Leung Talks Diabetes

When The Demon Chef wants to talk diabetes, you sit down and listen. Chef Alvin Leung and I met at Botanist Restaurant over a steaming bowl of steel-cut oats, dried fruits, fresh blueberries, and almond milk. Chef Leung was casual in his signature head-to-toe black topped by a bespoke Play No More […]

Chopard Lights Up the Night Sky

Chopard Lights Up the Night Sky

Vancouver’s ‘Luxury Zone’ welcomed many new boutiques this fall and with the launch of Chopard, one has to wonder, how much more luxury can the city handle? That question is, of course, rhetorical! The street was lined with feline hypercars from Miles End Motors and lithe elegant […]

Roots Launches Cabin Concept Inspired by Algonquin

Roots Launches Cabin Concept Inspired by Algonquin

Iconic Canadian retailer, Roots unveiled its new Roots Cabin concept store to the public on November 8. Located in Vancouver’s CF Pacific Centre, it is the first of its kind in Western Canada, and one of just three in the world. The entrance to the store was set-up […]

TWG Tea Launches Holiday Giving Season Set

TWG Tea Launches Holiday Giving Season Set

TWG Tea opened its tea room for a tasting of this years festive holiday flavour, the Joy of Christmas Tea, and a display of teas and collectibles guaranteed to make even the most rigid tea drinker relax and enjoy. Guests enjoyed tea infused Champagne, frothy nutmeg mocktails, […]

Suzette Hernandez is Intrigued by Luxury

Suzette Hernandez is Intrigued by Luxury

In September, Swiss luxury watchmaker Hublot officially launched its Vancouver boutique on Alberni Street in the famous ‘Luxury Zone,’ with superstar performer and brand ambassador Lang Lang in attendance. From the invite-only press conference in the private upstairs lounge to the boutique showroom and onto […]

Waterfront Living at Richmond’s River Green

Waterfront Living at Richmond’s River Green

The waterfront lifestyle available at the River Green community is one based on vision and a desire to create something unique which, until now, has not been available in Richmond. The River Green development is located on the tranquil side of the Fraser River and […]

Travel the World with Forero’s Luggage

Travel the World with Forero’s Luggage

Nestled along the tiny, tree-lined West 41st Avenue in Kerrisdale, the elegant Faubourg Paris café serves up delicate macarons, hand-crafted pastries and incredible butter-drenched croissants. It’s here that businesswoman Mabel Forero sips an aromatic loose-leaf tea blend from the renowned Maison Mariage Frères and contemplates […]

Whistler Ice Caves in the Afternoon

Whistler Ice Caves in the Afternoon

For world travelers and thrill seekers the mere mention of Kamchatka, Skaftafell, Dobšinská, and Mýrdalsjökull elicits gasps and instant recognition that you are a true connoisseur of adventure travel. For those mesmerized by west coast nature and relish every opportunity to source (and be the first to enjoy) an unspoiled […]