Dining

Egg assembly 101.

Easter treats are elevated in the hands of Christophe Bonzon: intricate, modern, and a pleasure to admire—qualities MONTECRISTO was able to appreciate firsthand during an evening of egg-making at his chocolate factory.

Arts

A fresh spin.

“Hideaway” not only introduced Calgary-born Kiesza (neé Kiesa Rae Ellestad) to the masses, but also catapulted her to Number 1 on the U.K. single charts—not a bad way to bow onto the world stage.

Dining

New kid in Similkameen.

There is a buzz in the air in the Similkameen Valley in southern British Columbia, and it is not just the sound of the powerful wind that the region is famous for. It is about the wines.

Dining

Grand grind.

“Pete started the business on his own in 1990, and I walked into his store as a customer—Pete was working behind the espresso machine—and I thought, holy shit, this coffee is so good,” says Barney McKenzie of his business partner for the past quarter century, Pete Boëda.

Arts

Pop goes the artist.

Andy Warhol once said, “The idea is not to live forever, it is to create something that will,” a notion embodied by his legacy and artfully cultivated celebrity status. Twenty-eight years after his death, Warhol remains one of the most instrumental figures in contemporary art and culture.

Dining

Casual fine dining.

Don’t let the surfboard sunburst, mismatched plates, or plaid-shirted servers fool you. Tofino’s newest eatery Wolf in the Fog is anything but casual.

Arts

Message in movement.

Every year the Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) attracts dancers from around the world, but it also offers the opportunity to showcase homegrown talent.

Dining

A dark secret.

Chocolate Arts, the elegant little shop in Kitsilano where well-shod ladies buy immaculate boxes of fruit filled ganaches, had rather humble beginnings.

Arts

The singer sings his song.

Ben Heppner is never far from a good story, as listeners to his weekly CBC Radio show, Backstage with Ben Heppner, know to their delight.

Style

Let's go for a (moon)walk.

There is perhaps no shoe more universally beloved than the slip-on, a design that is dedicated to comfort and ease. But to land at the top of the pile, a product must bring aesthetic along with it. Cue Native Shoes’ new Apollo Moc, which offers a modern take on a classic silhouette.

Design

The tile.

Artist Daniel Ogassian has partnered with Ann Sacks to design the new Ogassian Brise tile collection, a timeless ode to a style popular in the 50s and 60s.

Arts

Self-articulation in film.

Recent films made by black women are shifting representations of gender, sexuality, and race in ways that highlight the vital role their perspectives play in these ongoing cultural evolutions.

Transportation

Power, beauty, and soul.

There are very few car brands that are recognized around the world for their inherent coolness. Aston Martin is one of the very few.