Read Article

Furniture Designer Hagit Pincovici – A Salute To The Glamorous Era Of Art Deco

In Design, News by Laura Goldstein

Acclaimed furniture designer, Hagit Pincovici is launching her newest collections and engage guests with a talk on the origins of her design inspiration. Her use of dramatic colour combinations continues to pervade her furniture and lighting creations, all hand-crafted in Italy. With her studio based in Brianza since 2014, Hagit Pincovici, a 3rd generation maker, has been on a whirlwind exhibition circuit from …

Read Article

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 …

Read Article

Portland, Oregon Furniture And Lighting Designer Neal Aronowitz Is On A Roll With His Concrete Canvas Collection

In Design, News by Laura Goldstein

Concrete is a much in vogue 2018 interior design trend for countertops, fireplace surrounds and floors. It’s incredibly durable and adds a textured look especially when juxtaposed with organic materials like wood and stone. But who could imagine that the heavy medium could be molded like a pretzel into curvaceous tables that actually add an elegant airiness in a room? …

Read Article

Former BMX Freestyle World Champion, Jay Miron Flips Over His Work As Bespoke Furniture Maker

In Design, News by Laura Goldstein

It may seem like a surprising dichotomy of interests, but Vancouver’s former Freestyle BMX World Champion (9 medals) Jay Miron explains that his métier designing and making furniture shares similar attributes to playing a professional sport. “You know, they both take an incredibly high level of attention to master, patience and a passion to succeed,” says Jay Miron from his …

Read Article

With an eye for contemporary graphics, Iván Meade’s Mexican heritage is at the heart of his prolific product designs

In Design, News by Laura Goldstein

“I remember playing with marbles on my grandparents’ tiled floor when I was a little boy in San Luis Potosi, a beautiful colonial silver mining town north of Mexico City,” reminisces textile designer, Iván Meade by phone from his eponymous interior design studio in Victoria. In fact, that memory had such a profound effect on the adult Meade that he …

Read Article

Chan Hon Goh – Vancouver Ballet Dynasty Raises The Barre For Dance Training And Education In Canada

In Arts, News by Laura Goldstein

Perhaps her breathless exuberance is partially a consequence of a grande jeté (that’s ballet parlance for ‘big leap’) into a Toronto cab, but Vancouver’s Chan Hon Goh, director of the Goh Ballet Academy is always a force of nature. She’s about halfway through her annual, albeit frenetic, outreach programme giving masterclasses to ballet students across Canada and Seattle. “I keep …

Read Article

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 …

Read Article

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 …

Read Article

History In The Making At Fairmont Le Château Frontenac’s 125th Anniversary Year of Celebration

In News, Travel by Laura Goldstein

What do pop star, Céline Dion, Sir Winston Churchill, actress Grace Kelly, U.S. President, Franklin D. Roosevelt and director, Alfred Hitchcock all have in common? Not only were they all guests at the illustrious Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Quebec City, Canada over its 125 year history, but many made history during their stay! “Throughout 2018 we’re celebrating the Anniversary …

Read Article

Paradise Found: The Best of Maui, Aloha!

In News, Travel by Laura Goldstein

Whether you’ve dreamed of doing in Maui the downward dog at a secluded tropical yoga retreat; swimming with Mermaids; exploring secret caves and black sand beaches or eating gourmet Ahi popsicles while watching films with celebs under celestial skies, The best of Maui has got it all – and more! Known as The Valley Isle, Maui is the second largest …