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Remembering Florence Knoll A Beacon for Architects, Designers, Women and Modern Thinkers

In Culture & Style, Design, News by Laura Goldstein

If you were a fan of the Emmy Award-winning series, Mad Men, the intrigues weren’t merely plot and character-driven. We were all hooked on the timeless elegance of the show’s stunning interior design; from office to living room, seven seasons of a luxe but functional ‘60s aesthetic were very often characterized by Knoll furniture and textiles. Meticulously researched by set …

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Going Undercover Is A Family Affair From Lingerie to Loungewear, Christine Lingerie. Celebrates 45 Years of Helping Women Feel Beautiful

In Design, News by Laura Goldstein

When Christine Morton recently received a photograph of Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex practicing yoga wearing the silk crepe T-length gown in ‘Pearl’ from Christine Lingerie’s Gatsby Collection, the designer was thrilled. “Then I thought, well that’s how I want everyone who wears my brand to feel – like royalty!” she explains. Christine Morton is turning back time. Reminiscing …

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Making A Layover As Much Fun As A Stayover At Fairmont Vancouver Airport

In Arts, Culture & Style, Design, News, Travel by Laura Goldstein

Travelling the globe is exciting until weather or other unforeseen circumstances puts your schedule in a tailspin. But whoever said ‘it’s the journey not the destination’ must have experienced a layover at YVR and  the Fairmont Vancouver Airport! Whether you need to catch up on much-needed sleep, workout in the gym, relax in a spa setting for an hour-long facial …

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Oakridge Vancouver Centre 2025 “A Micro-City” A Futuristic Vision of The Shopping Centre Redefines Community

In Culture & Style, Design, News by Laura Goldstein

In Steven Spielberg’s 2002 sci-fi thriller Minority Report starring Tom Cruise set in the year 2054, self-driving flying cars speed past contorted condos and inside a sterile shopping centre, talking billboards call-out to indifferent consumers, their names gleaned through eyeball recognition at the check-out counters. Unlike film dystopias, it’s the cultural component of bringing diverse people together as a mix-use …

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Haute Couture Designer Guo Pei Conjures Fantasy Into Fashion

In Culture & Style, News by Laura Goldstein

When popstar Rihanna wore a spectacular imperial yellow 24-karat-gold embroidered silk cape that trailed 16-feet behind her as she slowly walked up the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York for the 2015 Met Ball Gala, the photos were splashed around the world. The theme was China: Through the Looking Glass and Rihanna had searched the Internet to …

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Flying Dutchman, Maestro Otto Tausk, Takes the VSO Helm

In Arts, News by Laura Goldstein

If frequent flyer miles were any indication of a conductor’s popularity, Maestro Otto Tausk, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s new Music Director is about to become a household name. Following his exuberant September kick-off of the VSO’s 100th season at the Orpheum with the beloved American soprano, Renée Fleming and in subsequent weeks, The Masterworks Gold complete ballet score of Stravinsky’s …

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Wild At Heart: Seaflora Skincare Seaweed Adventure for Mind & Body

In News, Travel by Laura Goldstein

Looking at Diane Bernard one could easily surmise that she was destined to work with seaweed. That’s because the first thing you notice about the Sea-EO of organic product line, Seaflora Skincare are her astonishing light green eyes the colour of sea lettuce. “They’re not green contact lens or from eating seaweed,” laughs the third generation harvester. “My Acadian grandmother, originally …

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Best of Bermuda, Beguiling Bermuda Makes Waves

In News, Travel by Laura Goldstein

“Chingas!” That’s Bermudian parlance for amazing, awesome and oh so cool. From suspended ocean hammocks that lull you to sleep as you catch a frothy wave with one foot dipped in aquamarine waters; the spectacular re-design and art collection at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess & Beach Club to exploring sherbert-coloured island parishes and underwater wrecks of sunken pirate ships, Bermuda will …

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Made From Scraps: When Leftovers Become A Feast For the Eyes

In Arts, Design, News by Laura Goldstein

The Pacific Northwest is not just a playground for tourists but has become a mecca for makers and artists environmentally attuned to creating without destroying the landscape.  Made From Scraps is a new collection of art and sculpture by four Vancouver artists collaborating at SPACE Gallery. Curated by maker, Pat Christie, the pieces evolved from or incorporate wood detritus scavenged from …