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Haute Couture Designer Guo Pei Conjures Fantasy Into Fashion

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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

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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

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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

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“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

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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 …

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The Winter Magic of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

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You’re peering  into a snow globe. Inside is an Alpine -inspired chateau nestled in a hamlet between the Rocky Mountains and a glacier-fed turquoise lake so vivid in colour it might have been created by Disney. Now shake the snow globe. It’s winter in Banff National Park and the magic of Lake Louise is about to conjure indelible memories….. A Storybook …

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Canada’s Olympic Gold Ice Dancing Champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir Ignite the Ice

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Chanting and screaming their appreciation and excitement, thousands of mobile phone flashlights lit-up Vancouver’s Rogers Arena like swarms of fireflies swaying to a beat. Rock stars usually receive that kind of veneration although on that night, the stars happen to be wearing skates. “It’s always fun when we tackle a tour because the pressure is off,” says the bubbly Tessa …

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Montreal For Foodies – C’est fantastique!

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Perhaps the key to devouring Montreal’s cosmopolitan food scene is put most succinctly by Food Network and celebrity Executive Chef, Chuck Hughes. When asked what he cooked for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at his Montreal restaurant, Garde Manger, Hughes replied, “He likes to eat, he just loves food – simply executed food that showcases fresh ingredients.” That mantra is …

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Spirit Messenger: Japanese-Canadian Glassblower, Naoko Takenouchi Breathes Loss And Rebirth Into Her Abstract Sculptures

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The blue translucent wings of Flightare in repose, as if wrapped around itself for warmth or seeking comfort; Winged Aspirationextend their life-affirming ruffled wing tips to the sky from nautilus-like heads. Glassblower, Naoko Takenouchi breathes loss and rebirth into her abstract creations of migratory birds and flowers, instilling them with her own life experiences in which coincidence (or fate) has …

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Herschel Supply Co. Takes Flight From local label to international brand

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As soon as one walks in the door, a roaring jet (albeit a floor-to-ceiling video,) takes off to parts unknown. Faceless travellers disguised as sculptures throughout the store, appear to be frozen in activity like the aftermath of Pompeii. Tropical bird calls fill the air beckoning consumers to expansive sliding glass windows overlooking the North Shore mountains and giving the …