Nassau: A Bahamian Bon Voyage

By Goldie Tock There’s something about flying into the Caribbean and looking down through the clouds to the vivid blue waters that’s breathtaking. The warm breeze on your face instantly makes you feel relaxed and on island time. It was a hop, skip, and a jump from the Nassau airport …

Victorian Luxury

Story and Photography By Gary Crallé The city of Victoria, at the southern tip of Vancouver Island, is almost too cute to be true. Voted second best small city in the world by Conde Nast readers in 2017, it’s seemingly built on a human scale of pleasantries. Indigenous cultures and …

Luxury Adventures

By Barbara Ramsay Orr Nova Scotia It’s always a good thing when food and art combine. Executive Chef Dale Nichols, at the Digby Pines Golf Resort and Spa in Nova Scotia, collected his best recipes for his latest cookbook, From Palette to Palate, and invited artist Lynda Shalagan to illustrate the book with …

Luxury Adventures

By Barbara Ramsay Orr Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, South Africa It isn’t often that jet lag is a good thing, but that was the case at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve in the Gansbaai region of the Western Cape. In a private villa nestled into the hillside, on a second cup …

Hit the Slopes

By Kristy Elik Whether you’re perfecting your pizza on Monarch or shreddin’ the pow on Boomerang, skiing at close-to-home Glen Eden Ski & Snowboard Centre is a perfect way to spend a winter’s day. Nestled on the breathtaking Niagara Escarpment in Milton, Glen Eden boasts six lifts, 15 slopes ranging …

New York: A Manhattan for all seasons

By Paula Henriques There is something about Manhattan — maybe I’m just a romantic, but the city has a certain magnetism that pulls me in every time I visit. I love the crowds, the sheer incredulity of the structures jutting into the sky, the different types of people and personalities …

Caribbean Chic: Turks and Caicos

By Barbara Ramsey Orr The reality of Grace Bay, and my hotel, is far beyond expectations from the first impression. In the shared taxi van from the airport in Providenciales, the various passengers chat, sharing information about where they’re from, where they’re staying.  When the taxi drives up to my hotel, …

Hotel X Toronto

By Melanie Hennessey Along the Toronto waterfront, x now marks the spot for the latest in luxury accommodations. Hotel X Toronto opened its doors along Lakeshore Road earlier this year, offering a unique array of amenities ranging from a tri-level rooftop bar and pool to numerous indoor tennis and squash …

Luxury adventures

By Barbara Ramsay Orr Punta Mita, Mexico  The chef scoops up a handful of large pink shrimp, caught recently in nearby Mazatlan, and dumps them into a sizzling hot molcajete. I had no idea that this stone mortar used in every Mexican household to grind spices, and make salsas and guacamole, …

British Virgin Islands

By Josephine Matyas With just one pair of shoes, I would do fine cruising the British Virgin Islands. Just one pair, as long as it’s the right pair: casual, practical (leave the Jimmy Choos at home) and sturdy enough for a short hike. Taking off footwear and tossing it into …