Sun, Sand and Sotavento

Rich in Mayan history and surrounded by six miles of freshwater canals, mangroves and the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, the Andaz is the newest and, by most accounts, the most cuisine-forward of the top-drawer hotels in this hidden paradise.

Sun, Sand and Sotavento

Rich in Mayan history and surrounded by six miles of freshwater canals, mangroves and the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, the Andaz is the newest and, by most accounts, the most cuisine-forward of the top-drawer hotels in this hidden paradise.

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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 Charm of Music City

People are flocking to live in Nashville at an unprecedented rate, and Music City is rapidly expanding to meet the influx of new residents.

Slowing Down in San Diego

I’ve always had a fondness for what locals refer to as, “the finest city in the world”, but during a recent four-day visit I discovered a bucket list full of new reasons to fall head over heels in love with San Diego, all over again.

Escape to Andaz Mayakoba

Homefront’s “Best Break Ever from Andaz Mayakoba” package lets our winner enjoy a three-night stay for two in the heart of Riviera Maya on the Caribbean Sea! 

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Shaken but not stirred!

A well-stocked home bar is a coveted conversation piece for today’s voguish condo dwellers and homeowners alike. Gone are the cigarette smoky rec-room basement bars of yesteryear.

Shaken but not stirred!

A well-stocked home bar is a coveted conversation piece for today’s voguish condo dwellers and homeowners alike. Gone are the cigarette smoky rec-room basement bars of yesteryear.

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Top of the Line: BMW X7 50i

As large SUVs in the luxury segment go, BMW has come rather late to the party. However, the marque’s new entry—the long-awaited X7—is going to be a mighty competitor in a field that was previously owned by Land Rover, Cadillac’s Escalade and, more lately, the Rolls-Royce Cullinan.

Kid Tech Translates to Summer Fun

Summer is in full swing—time for the great outdoors at the cottage, or “glamping,” and adventure-filled road trips with friends and family. But just because you’re spending more time with Mother Nature doesn’t mean your high-tech companions have to be left on the shelf. There is a number of ways you and the kids can have fun on the go this summer.

Wild Horses Couldn’t Drag Me Away…

Interestingly, the all-terrain concept is not entirely new to Rolls-Royce. Back in the early 1900’s in the North African war theatre, the legendary Lawrence of Arabia is quoted as saying his fleet of nine modified Rolls-Royces are, “more valuable than rubies in the desert”.

Top of the Line: BMW X7 50i

As large SUVs in the luxury segment go, BMW has come rather late to the party. However, the marque’s new entry—the long-awaited X7—is going to be a mighty competitor in a field that was previously owned by Land Rover, Cadillac’s Escalade and, more lately, the Rolls-Royce Cullinan.

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Kid Tech Translates to Summer Fun

Summer is in full swing—time for the great outdoors at the cottage, or “glamping,” and adventure-filled road trips with friends and family. But just because you’re spending more time with Mother Nature doesn’t mean your high-tech companions have to be left on the shelf. There is a number of ways you and the kids can have fun on the go this summer.

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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.

Go Modern with Your Kitchen this Spring

Terrific, extraordinary, well done…words we love to hear after the unveiling of a stunning new kitchen. Whether it’s our designer showing off his or her work or friends and family celebrating with us, “incredible”, “wonderful” and “wow” are the most wonderful words to hear.

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.

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.

Go Modern with Your Kitchen this Spring

Terrific, extraordinary, well done…words we love to hear after the unveiling of a stunning new kitchen. Whether it’s our designer showing off his or her work or friends and family celebrating with us, “incredible”, “wonderful” and “wow” are the most wonderful words to hear.

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