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Sous vide…

By Mark Eglington

Pronounced “sue-veed” and meaning “under vacuum” in French, sous vide is pure cooking that produces tender and flavourful results.

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Summer at the Lake

Nothing says summer like a stay at a traditional lakeside retreat where long, lazy days spent swimming and sailing flow naturally into cozy evenings by the campfire, smores in hand. Thanks to a family of dreamers, the Lake House on Canadaigua has been reborn and, as in days gone by,

Glamorous once more…

Alajos Hauszmann, a famous Austro-Hungarian architect, designed the New York Palace Hotel in historic downtown Budapest in the late 1890’s as the opulent headquarters for the New York Life Insurance Company.  Today part of the Anantara luxury hotel portfolio, the New York Palace Hotel is classic in style and modern

Summer at the Lake

Nothing says summer like a stay at a traditional lakeside retreat where long, lazy days spent swimming and sailing flow naturally into cozy evenings by

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Liquid Assets Gets Fresh

Easy access Functionality and aesthetics in an open space. A glass wall separates the shower area from the rest of the bathroom.  cavalleri.com 5 Ways

Design Vibe

Monochromatic glam: A look that’s bold and eye-catching   By Edilka Anderson Described by some as the good kind of “matchy matchy,” making the choice to go with monochrome basics promises to give you a timeless, almost never go out of style look that remains both pleasing and charmingly versatile. 

Bella Cucina Leaves the House

Heavenly hosting Nothing says summer like alfresco dining. 5 Tips to get the look 1) Spend time garden planting and grooming. 2) Get ready to savour clean air and fresh ideas. 3) Create intimate private areas for dining. 4) Add ambiance with crisp, white linens. 5) Treasure moments outside with

Design Vibe

Monochromatic glam: A look that’s bold and eye-catching   By Edilka Anderson Described by some as the good kind of “matchy matchy,” making the choice

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Backyard bytes

Fresh and fun summer tech for the home, cottage By Marc Saltzman Summer is in full swing, which means more time in the great outdoors,

Geektopolis returns

Even with a number of exhibitors and journalists covering the event remotely, the 55th CES in Sin City still managed to impress.

Man cave must-haves

By Mark Eglington

After months at home, many of us are ready to upgraded our space. And these goodies are sure to be the icing on the cake.

Backyard bytes

Fresh and fun summer tech for the home, cottage By Marc Saltzman Summer is in full swing, which means more time in the great outdoors,

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Snuggle up

The Hess Collection 19 Block Mountain Cuvée 2016, Mount Veeder, Napa Valley, California, United States (LCBO: 18879, $54.95).

A terrific, juicy Californian red wine blend of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Petit Verdot grapes from vines planted at 2,000 feet above sea level in the winery’s estate vineyards on the steep slopes of Mount Veeder. Deep purple in the glass with liquid dark cherry, black raspberries, blackberries, dark chocolate, cracked pepper, savoury and toasty oak spice flavours vibrant on the palate. Food pairings: Grilled meats, meat lover’s pizza, meaty stews. Alcohol: 14.5%. Sweetness: Extra Dry. 750 ml. Drink: 2020– 2030. Score: 92/100.

What the world needs now…is cleaner dishes

By Mark Eglington When it comes to washing and drying everyday dishes alongside your cherished crystal, finest china and hard-working pots and pans, here are a few of my insider tips for selecting a European dishwasher that’s both energy efficient and good looking. Flexible in design and function Full-size residential

Think like a chef

You’ll be surprised how much fun you’ll have upping your range game, honing your cooking skills and learning about interesting new ingredients. After all, who doesn’t want to raise the bar on entertaining at home this holiday season. And, just in time to make this year’s “festivities” all the more