Curio

The artifact.

Gianmaria Buccellati is a creative force in his namesake company, which has been producing esoteric gold art object for generations

Culture

I don’t think you know me.

I really don’t worry much about my online privacy. I get the impression the all-seeing, data-gathering online Big Brother is rather inept.

Travel

Bright lights, big city.

There’s much to see in the city that never sleeps. New York teems with world-famous attractions, restaurants, and experiences.

Design

Renewed light.

Take the free ferry from Central Station across the River IJ to Amsterdam-Noord (Amsterdam North) and a short walk, or bike, through the neighbourhood will lead you to Blom & Blom’s airy showroom.

Arts

Buying art online.

When selecting a new painting for the wall, a prospective buyer typically migrates toward an art gallery, art fair, or an auction house to fit the bill. But Amazon.com and other online platforms want buyers to consider another option.

Dining

Recipe.

A refreshing spirit-forward cocktail for a seasoned drinker, which may just enchant summer sippers uncertain about Campari’s delicious attributes.

Arts

Get rhythm.

Get in the groove for musical festival season (including this weekend’s Folk Music Festival) with some beats from renowned percussionist Sal Ferreras.

Travel

In the know in San Francisco.

San Francisco is chock-a-block with great dining options. The Presidio Social Club is the place to save for your last night in town, so you are sure to leave happy.

Dining

Shuck and awe.

New to the Sutton Place Hotel is Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar. The restaurant is the latest addition to Vancouver’s dining scene, and a real beauty.

Dining

For a good cause.

Though their motto for 2014 was “sweet home Napa Valley”, Auction Napa Valley could have easily gone with “go big or go home”. Because big is where bidders went, raising a record-breaking $18.7 million for healthcare and child education nonprofits in Napa Valley.

Arts

The planter.

Vancouver-based Lebanese sculptor Marie Khouri is in the midst of a fabulous new creation, which will be unveiled soon. But she has been busy, also, with her eyes on a practical application of her sense of flow and beauty in public spaces.

Dining

Bittersweet summer.

The bartending world has many bitter bastions of creativity, with Campari at the top of the list. Gaspare Campari likely did not envision that his creation would have such market stamina.

Style

What women want.

If there was ever a duo to solve the fashion conundrum for modern women, a passionate and pragmatic Canadian and a passionate and persuasive Frenchman could be the dream team.

Arts

Sociable commentary.

The sun is high in the sky and summer is here; and for many, that means it’s the season for a neighbourhood block party. Several new exhibitions are opening at the Flats on Saturday, July 12; various gallery events are scheduled from noon to 6:00 p.m.

Arts

Stay connected.

Hinge Park, situated just west of Vancouver’s Olympic Village, now boasts an original artwork, a colourful, vibrant sculptural work by world-renowned artist Jonathan Borofsky.