Culture

Like minds.

I am aware that being a twin is, for want of a better term, strange. Whether dreaming the same dream, humming the same obscure song neither of us has heard in years, or merely talking in unison, our minds seem to be running on the same mechanism. Even we find these coincidences—are they coincidences?—a little paranormal.

Culture

A history in full.

Whatever the truth behind the legend, Hycroft is a Vancouver time capsule.

Business

The air guild.

The airline, Europe’s largest by both passenger volume and number of aircraft, known as Lufthansa, is in fact part of a larger group, whose global operations encompass nearly 500 subsidiaries.

Style

Lady of the house.

In 1961, Fiamma Ferragamo, a petite, raven-haired beauty from Florence, presented her first shoe collection in London. Over 50 years later, a collection named for the late fashion icon, Fiamma by Salvatore Ferragamo, has made its debut.

Travel

Beyond casual tourism in Hong Kong.

Travel is not the first idea that comes to mind when watching the news from Hong Kong. But certain travellers may find themselves drawn to what is, for a short time, a city transformed.

Dining

Icons, hidden gems, cucina tipica.

The notion that Italy is a land of many highly specific cuisines is demonstrably true, even if you only have a few days to explore. On a recent visit, we had many opportunities to experience this first-hand, and are pleased to share some of these “don’t miss them if you’re there” restaurants.

Dining

Taking flight.

The Burrowing Owl Estate Winery takes its name from the soda can–sized bird of prey that once lived in the lands around Oliver, B.C., in abundance, but was deemed extirpated, or locally extinct, in 1980.

Culture

Giving back.

As Djavad Mowafaghian’s success grew, so did his generosity. In 2003, he established the Djavad Mowafaghian Foundation in Vancouver, and to date it has donated or committed more than $48-million to various charities in Greater Vancouver.

Travel

Gone to Greenspond.

The fishing community of Greenspond with a population of roughly 400 is an ideal setting for learning about Newfoundland’s longstanding culture. Located south of Fogo Island, this tiny isle is one of the oldest outposts in Canada.

Dining

From farm to table.

Located 30 minutes out of Seattle, tucked away in the winery enclave of picturesque Woodinville, Washington, the Herbfarm is perennially rated one of the top restaurants in the United States.

Arts

The dreamer.

Earnestness may have suffered an untimely death with the advent of the online age, but you’d never know it from talking to the Broken Social Scene frontman.

Design

Knock on wood.

From small scale interiors to full scale civic and institutional buildings, architect Michael Green is splintering conventions with simple but profound ideas from the way design is taught in schools to the materials from which we build our world.