Rosewood Hotel Georgia
Playing among the stars.
Anchored at the heart of the city, the Hotel Georgia has been a cultural hub since 1927—a nightlife destination, a retreat for celebrities, a place to lay down roots.
Bramwell Tovey and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Now in his 11th season as Vancouver Symphony Orchestra music director, Bramwell Tovey’s work life is a harmonious counterpoint of living in a city he loves.
Craig Tomlinson’s Harpsichords
One man's heartstrings.
Constructing harpsichords has been Craig Tomlinson’s passion for the past 35 years, but the instrument long precedes him. The harpsichord’s plucked strings and exterior embellishments typify the sound and opulence of the Renaissance and Baroque periods.
Willow Stream Spa
Sport and leisure.
When the Fairmont Pacific Rim opened in early 2010, their mandate was to create an authentically local experience. At the Willow Stream Spa, that meant developing a series of restorative treatments called “Van Active” that would respond to the demands of our city’s so-called “laid back” lifestyle.
Spring Mane Menders
Now hair this.
The rules for not damaging hair in the first place are well known. Observe a healthy diet, avoid overuse of heated appliances, treat your hair gently when wet—this is not the stuff of rocket science. Unfortunately, neither is it the exhaustive list of how hair can be harmed.
Food and Drink
The Delicate Art of Handmade Gelato
Sweet dreams are made of these.
Flavoured ice is generally believed to date back to the ancient Egyptians, but leave it to the Italians to take something—leather goods, cars, ice crystals—and make it better than anyone else.
Philanthropist Milton Wong
My fair city.
For a man in his 70s, Milton Wong is fit and graceful. At a glance, it would be hard to guess that this humble man has earned prestigious awards, accolades and honours such as receiving the Order of Canada, co-founding the Laurier Institution and, most recently, holding the position of Chancellor at Simon Fraser University for six years.
Food and Drink
Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester
Once known for its rather ordinary dining options, London now offers much more diversity and a number of rather exceptional restaurants. Among them is Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester.
Gearing up for the GranFondo
Heroic events like the Tour de France have kept spellbound cyclists inspired for decades, but only recently have everyday enthusiasts in British Columbia been able to get the same thrills from participating in mass rides themselves.