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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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Bali On The Bench, Inspiration From Their Exotic Travels And A Shared Love Of Wine Sent A Vancouver Couple On A Quest To Build A Balinese Dream Home In Naramata

In Culture & Style, Design, News by Laura Goldstein

We’ve all searched for that one perfect souvenir on holidays that when brought home, brings us endless pleasure reminiscing about the adventures surrounding its discovery (that’s assuming it arrived home in one piece.) Melding their love of wine with 30 years of exotic travel and collecting art and artifacts from their adventures throughout China and South-East Asia, a Vancouver couple …

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A Whirlwind Weekend in Toronto

In Culture & Style, News, Travel by Laura Goldstein

A multicultural vibe permeates the soul of Toronto. Dotted with lush expansive parks, public art and cutting-edge architecture, its diverse ethnic neighbourhoods and fantastic foodie scene makes Toronto one of the most desirable and walkable cities in the world to explore. With over 6 million people of every ethnicity and the largest city in Canada, it’s no wonder it’s also …

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Hip Locations for Celebrity Spotting In British Columbia

In Culture & Style, News by Laura Goldstein

With the moniker “Hollywood North,” BC is a great enticement for film production and foodie heaven when it comes to top restaurants in Canada. That combination is a fan’s map to celebrity spotting. But don’t forget to also check-out museums, sports events or bicycling along Vancouver’s seawall like Shania Twain did. You can rely on serendipity or give yourself a celebrity …

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The Haida Spirit Of Creativity Is At The Heart Of Fashion Designer, Dorothy Grant’s Tsawwassen Home

In Culture & Style, News by Laura Goldstein

Sounds of ferry foghorns roil through the haze across the Salish Sea and over miles of beachfront, a ghostly boneyard of logs and driftwood. Fashion designer and Haida artist, Dorothy Grant is quietly contemplating the spectacular views through floor to ceiling glass across her corner penthouse condo. But her hands are rarely still. “I hadn’t expected to find this place,” …

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Frank Giustra: How Empathy And Direct Impact Philanthropy Can Change the World

In Culture & Style, News by Laura Goldstein

“I was devastated. I don’t want to sound melodramatic but what I experienced was so disturbing. What these refugees have gone through is beyond description-beaten by smugglers, living in the worst filth and squalor-it’s unimaginable-and it’s millions of people we’re talking about. Experiencing it first-hand changed my life.” Frank Giustra after arriving at Lesbos, Greece, seeing Syrian refugee arrivals, November 2015. …

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The Other Side of the Hero Unmasks First Responders

In Culture & Style, News by Laura Goldstein

Have you ever wondered why many television police dramas depict deeply conflicted detectives and other first responders as divorced and alienated from their families; alcohol or drug dependent-even suicidal? It’s not just for the ratings. During and after 9/11 the public was suddenly thrust into the world of first responders when police, firefighters and paramedics had the harrowing task of …