The Winter Magic of Lake Louise

By Laura Goldstein You’re peering  into a snow globe. Inside is an Alpine-inspired chateau nestled in a hamlet between the Rocky Mountains …

A Whirlwind Weekend in Toronto

By Laura Goldstein A multicultural vibe permeates the soul of Toronto. Dotted with lush expansive parks, public art and cutting-edge architecture, its …

Paradise Found: The Best of Maui

By Laura Goldstein Whether you’ve dreamed of doing the downward dog at a secluded tropical yoga retreat; swimming with Mermaids; exploring secret …

Meet Your (Local) Maker

By Laura Goldstein Imaginative, playful, and a passion for hand-made craft with enduring design describes Vancouver artisans whose unique, small production pieces can …

David Foster – Music Man

By Laura Goldstein Celebrating his 30th Anniversary Miracle Gala & Concert, David Foster the multi-talented Canadian takes a big bite out of …

A Cathedral Of Art: Bruce Munro Wright

By Laura Goldstein Bon vivant Bruce Munro Wright’s passion for the arts, entertaining and philanthropy are reflected in his eclectic Arthur Erickson-designed …

Caviar – The Jewels Of The Sea

By Laura Goldstein The ancient Chinese steeped sturgeon eggs in tea before pickling the eggs in brine. The Turks thought “khavyar” originating …

Dale Chihuly: The Maestro of Glass

By Laura Goldstein A surreal, fecund garden of vibrant orange, red, blue and green flora appears to propagate overhead; a spectacular, almost …

Michael Bublé Out of His Comfort Zone

By Laura Goldstein On the line from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Burnaby-born crooner, Michael Bublé is ecstatic: not about his new perfume, By Invitation launched …

Making Waves

From Sleepless in Seattle to sleeping underwater in Dubai, floating homes are emerging as an alternative lifestyle By Laura Goldstein Imagine exploring …

David Burdeny: Palaces For The People

Words By Laura Goldstein Photography David Burdeny Steep, descending escalators lead down 74 meters at the deepest point, to a cavernous underground …

Nigella Lawson’s Delicious Wit

Words By Laura Goldstein Photography Charles Birchmore BBC Yes, she’s gorgeous in person. And, yes, she oozes sensuality even in a red …

Home Away From (Hollywood) Home

Requests for bubblegum pink walls, doggie shower stations, a helipad and roof-top hot tub are all part of the luxe life for celebrity on-location …

A Farmhouse Designed With Joie De Vivre

BY LAURA GOLDSTEIN ‘60s modern architecture meets a Japanese farmhouse aesthetic when JoieFarm Winery owners, Heidi Noble and Michael Dinn envisioned their new Naramata …

Bring ‘The Good Wife’ Home

BRING THE GOOD WIFE HOME – NY SET DECORATOR, BETH KUSHNICK SHARES SECRETS OF WHY THE EMMY AWARD – WINNING DRAMA’S STYLISH …

April Lacheur Painter

In a labyrinth of whorls and meandering serpentine roots in which the inner mysteries of nature become indistinguishable from the outer, APRIL …

Serendipity Winery, Naramata Bench

“Serendipity: The real magic in life – the moments of unexpected but fortunate discovery. It is the affirmation of optimism revealed to …

House and Homes - David Foster

David Foster’s Malibu Home

”DAVID FOSTER AND LINDA THOMPSON MAKE BEAUTIFUL MUSIC TOGETHER IN THEIR MALIBU, CALIFORNIA HOME BY LAURA GOLDSTEIN Driving past the undulating, azure …

Andy & TJ / Diane Nelson

Andy & TJ : A Decade of Humour and Devotion To Community BY LAURA GOLDSTEIN Lucille Ball and Desi Arnez had it. …

Martha Sturdy Interview

 MARTHA STURDY RAISED THE HUMBLE PLASTICS MEDIUM TO INTERNATIONAL DESIGNER STATUS BY LAURA GOLDSTEIN Special to the Globe and Mail Martha Sturdy …

Profiles of Distinction

Profiles of Distinction

BEL AIR HOMES BY LAURA GOLDSTEIN Sergio Galli’s approach to creating designs for custom homes is expressed through an architectural vision wielding …

Rogers Cup - Hollywood

Tennis Goes Hollywood – Rogers Cup

Tennis Goes Hollywood BY LAURA GOLDSTEIN In the 1951 tearjerker Hard, Fast, and Beautiful, directed by Hollywood siren, Ida Lupino, a talented …

The Mermaid’s Kitchen

 Don’t be surprised if dolphins or parrot fish watch as you eat. After all, you are the one behind glass in this …

Fit For A King, Or An Emperor

A Canadian has skillfully combined modern-day opulence with historic details in this grand Israeli hotel BY LAURA GOLDSTEIN – Eilat, Israel I …