To the End of the World and Back

PATAGONIA: Named Ventus—the Latin for “southern wind” and a tribute to the archipelago of Tierra del Fuego’s distinctive weather—our voyage on Australis’s new 210-guest expedition vessel begins in the Chilean port city of Punta Arenas.

To the End of the World and Back

PATAGONIA: Named Ventus—the Latin for “southern wind” and a tribute to the archipelago of Tierra del Fuego’s distinctive weather—our voyage on Australis’s new 210-guest expedition vessel begins in the Chilean port city of Punta Arenas.

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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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Romancing the Rails

Train travel is back in style with its direct route, hop on at the last minute, no-security screening charm.

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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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

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 spent the past few decades handcrafting his iconic furniture and design brand—a coalescence of old and new. Homefront caught up with Oulton after the recent opening of his flagship London store, in the historic Bluebird Garage on the storied King’s Road in Chelsea.

Acclaim of Thrones

It’s a refuge, a retreat, a rest stop. But the bathroom can be more than a multifunctional space—it can also be stunningly beautiful. Matching square, coloured ceramic tiles with fixtures in pink, avocado or harvest gold is fun and retro, but today we can do almost anything.

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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.

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The future is nigh

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) —the 52nd anniversary of the annual convention, in fact—has rocked Las Vegas once again. This year, roughly 180,000 attendees come just to get their hands on tomorrow’s tech today.

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.

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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.

The future is nigh

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) —the 52nd anniversary of the annual convention, in fact—has rocked Las Vegas once again. This year, roughly 180,000 attendees come just to get their hands on tomorrow’s tech today.

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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.

Red Dot Design Awards

For the fourth consecutive year, SMEG has taken the Red Dot jury by storm with its innovative and fashionably designed products.

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Bella Cucina

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

The Art and Science of Cooking with Steam

The good news: Thanks to the latest, most advanced design and technology, it’s now much easier for even beginners to up their gourmet game in the kitchen. With the simple addition of good-quality steam from a well-designed and engineered European steam oven, everything will look and taste better.

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