Soaking in the Blue Lagoon

Warmed by the Gulf Stream, Iceland enjoys a surprisingly mild, albeit damp climate, which manifests in cool summers and relatively temperate (for the latitude) winters.

Soaking in the Blue Lagoon

Warmed by the Gulf Stream, Iceland enjoys a surprisingly mild, albeit damp climate, which manifests in cool summers and relatively temperate (for the latitude) winters.

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Taipei Taiwan

Our EVA Air flight landed in Taiwan at the Taoyuan International Airport, where were greeted not only by friendly staff but also by—to my surprise—a robot named “Pepper.”

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The Slow Boat to Lyon

The latest vacation pastime for those looking to move at a leisurely pace, on and off the water. The latest generation of ships and mix of itineraries are affordable, reach less well-travelled destinations and are quite luxurious.

Once Upon an Island

Private islands and atolls occupy a sacred place in our imagination. The Brando’s untarnished natural beauty and remote location has become a metaphor for simpler times and a less frantic lifestyle, away from the constant reminders of civilization and cellphones. By Caroline Tapp-McDougall With resorts popping up everywhere, each more

A Weekend with Skabenga

With a persnickety feline ruling the roost and reinvented charm of days gone by, Durban’s Oyster Box Hotel hits the mark when it comes to “welcoming us home.” By Caroline Tapp-McDougall A historic seaside hotel where modern technology is used to supplement, rather than supplant, its romantic architecture, today’s Oyster

The Slow Boat to Lyon

The latest vacation pastime for those looking to move at a leisurely pace, on and off the water. The latest generation of ships and mix of itineraries are affordable, reach less well-travelled destinations and are quite luxurious.

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Once Upon an Island

Private islands and atolls occupy a sacred place in our imagination. The Brando’s untarnished natural beauty and remote location has become a metaphor for simpler

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The Queen of Taupe

With more than 40 years at the forefront of the design industry, London-based Kelly Hoppen MBE is one of the most celebrated and sought-after interior designers in the world.

Be Relevant or Be Dead

An interview with designer Timothy Oulton By Shelley Black Timothy Oulton’s beginnings in furniture started in the late ’70s at a small antiques shop that was owned by his dad. Profoundly influenced by his love of antiquities, his father’s military background and an inherent affection for British heritage, Tim has

Get Your Home Office Working for You

My office is wherever I happen to be: In the car, at home or the design studio—basically, wherever my phone is. It’s hard to ignore how many of us are following the shifting trend toward working part- or full-time from home. As a designer, I’ve discovered many factors that can

The Queen of Taupe

With more than 40 years at the forefront of the design industry, London-based Kelly Hoppen MBE is one of the most celebrated and sought-after interior designers in the world.

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Be Relevant or Be Dead

An interview with designer Timothy Oulton By Shelley Black Timothy Oulton’s beginnings in furniture started in the late ’70s at a small antiques shop that

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Who says that goosebumps are caused by the cold?

You don’t have to travel half way round the world to drive a Porsche on Ice. Homefront’s Helmut Dostal, took to the track just north of Montreal to learn the basics of driving a Porsche in sub zero weather.

Snagged a new smartphone?

Download these 12 “Must-Have’ Apps Whether you’re hoping for a new smartphone or tablet over the holidays or you’ve already unwrapped one (lucky you), you’ll probably start playing with your new device by testing out its camera, tapping through a few games and logging into your favourite social media sites.

Up to the Mountains and Down to the Sea

Homefront test drives the 2019 Lincoln Nautilus along the winding roads of the Santa Ynez river valley in Santa Barbara County, California. By Helmut Dostal After putting Lincoln’s Navigator to the test last year, I was looking forward to getting behind the wheel of its smaller sibling, the Nautilus. The

Snagged a new smartphone?

Download these 12 “Must-Have’ Apps Whether you’re hoping for a new smartphone or tablet over the holidays or you’ve already unwrapped one (lucky you), you’ll

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Fall for these wines

by Natalie MacLean

Antinori Guado al Tasso 2015, Bolgheri DOC, Italy (LCBO #986380, $117.95)

A modern-style Italian red, with fleshy ripe blackberry and lots of toasty oak. This Italian Superiore is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot grapes. The wine was aged in small oak barrels for 18 months and then in the bottle for another 10 months before being released from the winery. Food pairings: Filet mignon, prime rib, rack of lamb, gourmet burger. Alcohol: 13%. Sweetness: Extra dry. 750 ml. Drink: 2018–2025. Score: 94/100.

Bella Cucina

The summer weather is finally here so let’s make the most out of the sunshine. This year, vivid colours are key.

Liquid Assets

With the summer season upon us, a bathroom with some cooler flooring and hues allows you to relax after a long hot day.

Bella Cucina

The summer weather is finally here so let’s make the most out of the sunshine. This year, vivid colours are key.

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