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STYLE and LIVING CSL AROUND THE CITy
10 EVENTS Great things to do in and around Calgary
11 WRAP IT UP Closet makeover
12 UNWIND AND ESCAPE Santé Spa delivers a local retreat
14 BOOKCASE Titles that will make you want to cook at home 15 CULINARY CONVERSATION What happened to the career employee? 16 NEED IT WANT IT e best products for the season
17-18 FUSION Global food news
19-22 IMBIBE Cocktails, decanting, cider and more CSL FASHION
INSpIRATION FOR yOUR STAMpEDE WARDRObE p. 34
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45-49 Oahu 34-42 The Calgary Stampede
28 PRET-A-PORTER Activewear, plus shaving products for your man CSL TRAVEL
44 PASSPORT Travel news from around the globe
50-55 L.A. LUXURY Four hotels plus two attractions not to miss IN EVERy ISSUE
5 EDITOR’S NOTE 7 BEHIND THE COVER 57 FINAL THOUGHT
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WELCOME FROM THE EDITORS
A ﬁve pointed pattern on a sand dollar on the beach in Los Angeles p.50 .
The other day we caught a glimpse of the many covers we’ve produced over the years each conjuring a memory. This year is the fifth anniversary of City Style and Living Magazine. Five years is not quite enough to have built an illustrious history or even an enviable history but it is enough to have an interesting one. Other numbers are easier to rejoice as anniversaries – 10 years means a sort of stability, 20 years a lasting presence, at 30 years people begin to regard you with awe, 40 years is considered respectable, at 50 years you are part of the vanguard, 60 years you are traditional, 100 years you are an institution. Celebrating five years gives you permission to throw a mini-party perhaps but not a full blown soirée. Five is a number we’ve loved for a long time. We all gravitate toward certain numbers unconsciously, yet upon further investigation, their symbolism can be revealing. Though there are five senses, fingers and toes (all immediate and human), it is not a number easily connected with days of the week or months of the year or number of apostles, or well-known cycles so the search for its symbolism is murkier, more arcane. The fifth month, May, comes before the sweltering heat of summer and speaks of buds, Maypoles and freshness. The fifth hour of the evening is neither teatime nor suppertime but an in between time. So what does this fine number five mean? The symbolism of five is about breaking bounds, of freedom and change according to many numerologists - mostly because of its mer-
curial associations. It is the number of transcending the animal nature of man. It is one of the first numbers that speak of being elevated, of going past the bounds of earthly life. In Christianity it is the number of grace and of wounds of Christ on the cross. Five is also a number of protection. Hamsa or Miriam’s hand, beloved in the Middle East for warding off the evil eye, literally means five. This in-between quality of five, of being intercessor, protector, of gradually allowing one thing to flow into the other is vital to transformation. Our favourite symbol of five is that of the hierosgamos – the sacred marriage and the uniting of heaven and earth. Two, the female number is the number of duality while three a masculine number is the father, the divine. It harmonizes the opposites of these two numbers. And then there is something we never knew until now – five is perhaps the most powerful number of all, for it is the symbol of the universe. CSL
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WHO? Vancouverite Jennifer from Numa Models WHERE? The historic Calgary Stampede grounds celebrating its centennial this year THE MOOD? Cowboy culture meets modern day glam: luxurious gowns paired with utilitarian jeans, evening dresses mixed with Navajo print ponchos and crop tops with long ﬂoral skirts give traditional Stampede style an elegant update. ON SET
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Burberr y Beaut y Sheer compact foundation in trench no. 10; $59, ca.burberry.com; (right) Rimmel London Kate Moss Lasting ﬁnish lipstick in no. 3; $5.99, www.rimmellondon.com AppLICATION TIpS Wendy Rose, burberry beauty Artistic consultant skin
1. Use Sheer Concealer to highlight the face and conceal dark circles under the eyes 2. Mix Fresh Glow with Sheer Foundation to create a luminous base. Apply om the centre of the face and blend outwards 3. Complete the look with a light dust of Sheer Powder to set the foundation and absorb excess shine.
NATHAN ELSON(2); K&S MEDIA(2); COURTESY CALGARY STAMPEDE ARCHIVES ; COURTESY CLARINS, COURTTESY BURBERRY BEAUTY;
Artists Within Makeup Academy makeup artist Caley created a charcoal smoky eye on Jennifer. Try recreating the look with Clarins Kohl kajal in black, $28; www.clarins.ca
Celebrating the romance and authentic culture of the old west, the forerunner to the Calgary Stampede was born in 1912 from the vision of Guy Weadick, a famous working cowboy and vaudeville entertainer. Over the last one hundred years the Calgary Stampede has grown to become a national and internationally recognized nine-day event including chuckwagon racing, agricultural programs, and of course western hospitality. This year the festivities are drawing international media attention, and culminate in the 2012 Stampede, July 6-15. The Centennial Stampede is built on three pillars: showcasing Alberta to the world; creating an experience of a lifetime; and building a lasting legacy. www.calgarystampede.com
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A: “Whatever gets my kidlets dancing. As of right now, that means Foster the People Torches.”
When Caley enters a room a sense of peaceful conﬁdence enters with her, that and her kickass savvy style. Caley is the queen of reliability, multi tasking and being on top of any task she takes on. Oh and did we mention what an incredible makeup artist she is! As a graduate of Artists Within Makeup Academy many years ago, Caley has found her place at Artists Within and her niche in this ever-changing industry. She is one of the most requested artists on Artists Within’s roster, a title she has worked hard for and deserves. Caley is truly the perfect balance of personality, ability and man can the girl cook! www.artistswithin.com
After ﬁfty years of living in Western Canada, Dave recently (for the love of a great woman), relocated to Sudbury Ontario. He continues to write and has found a market that has not yet seen Walk an Aisle in My Shoes. Living by his code, “My glass isn’t only half full, its frosty too!” Dave is enjoying life.
A: “Summer is for the young or young at heart (I fall in to the latter category). No band in my mind has been able to capture the summer experience better than The Beach Boys. So don't worry baby, I'll dance, dance, dance with Barbara Ann all summer long.”
COURTESY DAVE RACKHAM; ARTIST WITHIN MAKEUP ACADEMY; K&S MEDIA
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AROUND THE CITY CiTY STYLE AND LiViNG
SpA DELIGHT Candles light the way to rest and relaxation.
AND MORE FROM AROUND CALGARy p. 12
COURTESY SANTE SPA
Great events in and around Calgary
Wrap it Up :
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Unwind and Escape::
Sante Spa at Hotel Le Germain
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Go Green. Go Grey.
UPCOMI NG EVENTS FROM ARO UND T H E C I T Y
TELUS WALk TO CURE DIAbETES Fun ﬁlled family day which includes a 5 km walk to raise money to cure, better treat and prevent type 1 diabetes. George Canyon, National Spokesperson for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and multiple Juno and CCMA award winning Canadian country music artist will start our Calgary walk.
To register call: 403-255-7100, email: email@example.com or visit www.jdrf.ca
JERSEy bOyS “TOO GOOD TO bE TRUE!” raves the New york post for JERSEy bOyS, the 2006 Tony Award®-winning best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide – all before they were 30! JERSEy bOyS, winner of the 2006 Grammy® Award for best Musical Show Album and most recently, the 2009 Olivier Award for best New Musical, features their hit songs “Sherry,” “big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “Oh What a Night” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Oﬀ you.”
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11-15 2012 VA'A WORLD SpRINTS Va'a (Outrigger Canoe) racing is largely unknown in North America, this sport is to paciﬁc Nations as Hockey is to Canada. Admission is free as the viewing area is North Glenmore park, a small public venue where over 1200 competitors from all over the world will congregate to race and share cultural activities.
Competition days are August 11 - 15 at the Glenmore Reservoir at North Glenmore Park in Calgary - spectator parking is available at Mount Royal University with shuttle services to and from the site. We are looking for volunteers for the event, for more information, www.vaaworldsprints2012.com
www.savethemanatee.org Photo © Robyn Churchill
COURTESY: VA’A WORLD SPRINTS; DIABETES RESEARCH FOUNDATION; OUTDOOR ADVENTURE SHOW
Presented by Dancap Productions Inc., JERSEY BOYS premieres at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium Calgary June 28 – July 15, 2012. For tickets call 403.476.9553 or 1-866-971-7469 www.DancapTickets.com
W R A P I T U P : G R E AT F I N D S
you spend lots of time here so why not make it organized and attractive?
by GENVIÈVE MAGbI
CHOOSE yOUR OWN CONFIGURATION Rubbermaid Classic Conﬁgurations Closet kit, www.rubbermaid.com.
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Consistency is key to organizing your closet - choose hangers in the same colour, storage boxes to group items, and pens for labelling.
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Use 1 cup borax and a quarter cup of vinegar to clean toilets.
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U N W I N D A N D ES CA P E “Uskincare line is amazing. Especially the Tangerine and Rose Body Moisturizer - it’s just awesome.” - SUSIE (aesthetician)
at Kayben Farms
Santé Spa The chic new spa entices business travellers, urbanites and over-stressed guests with specialized treatments in a modern and cozy space. by SHIVANA MAHARAJ
Open for Lunch and Dinner Farm fresh ingredients Woodstone oven pizza Full gourmet menu Fine wine Local beer Season opens April 26 On farm restaurant, Okotoks AB
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IN FRENCH SANTÉ MEANS HEALTH AND when clinking glasses to say cheers it means to your health. Both meanings seem appropriate at Sante Spa’s newest location at Hotel Le Germain in Calgary. I step off the elevator and into to the spa’s relaxation lounge. The modern spa features an ‘electronic check-in concierge’- great for busy hotel guests who are crunched for time. Nearby there is light fare to nibble on while I wait for my treatment and signature ‘The Spa Ritual Blend’ tea in Rejuvenating, Energizing, Balancing, Awakening, and Grounding blends. Sante spa proudly works with registered massage therapists. A standout is the unique menu, built around three one-of-a kind wellness routes: couples, local urbanites, and travellers rejoice which features several signature treatments including the grounding Thai foot massage and Traveler's Reprieve Massage.
products used at Santé include Uskincare (above), Médique and Darphin.
Today I opt for a purify facial and sports massage. The narrow dimly candlelit hallway leads to my room. Pristine white walls are balanced by architectural details found throughout the hotel. The extra wide beds are instantly relaxing, and Susie my therapist has a good technique, using Uspa products for my facial, which includes a light face, neck, and head massage. My sports massage, focusing on my hamstrings and feet is rejuvenating and instantly eases my muscles. Santé. CSL
On the top ﬂoor ( level Spa 2) of Hotel Le Germain, at 899 centre Street S. Calgary
MUST HAVE SPA INSPIRED PRODUCTS Re-create your very own spa at home with these relaxing products, which will whisk you away.
1. Kai Skylight Candle A large slow burning candle made with soy relaxes the mind. $48; kaifragrance.com
2. LAFCO NY Melodia Bath Salts Soak aching muscles in these salts to remove toxins; www.lafcony.com
3. John Masters Organics 100% Argan Oil Moisturize skin with this rich oil that soothes skin. $38; www.johnmasters.com
COURTESY SANTE SPA, JOHN MASTERS ORGANIC, LAFCONY; KAI, USKINCARE
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Great Culinary Reads for Summer
Are career employees a Great new products on the market for thing of the past? Summertime
FINGER LICkIN’ Wicked pulled pork, recipe p 23.
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JUICy MEAT FROM THE bARbEqUE: TWO GREAT RECIpES p. 23
COURTESY KEN GOODMAN
Need It Want It:: Fusion::
Hawaiian Gelato, a New wine launches in A winning barbecue chocolate lemon tart Alberta, Cocktails from recipe recipe, plus a bao joint L’Abbatoir and more in Los Angeles
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BOOKCASE ON THE SHELF
In our Kitchen This season on our reading list.
by STEVEN bUSCH
then only a trip will.
THE MEAT FREE MONDAY COOKBOOK FOREWORD BY SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY, STELLA MCCARTNEY, AND MARY MCCARTNEY (KYLE BOOKS, $29.95; WWW.AMAZON.CA)
Part of a campaign launched in 2009, Meat Free Monday Cookbook is an easy to follow compendium of vegetarian recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and desserts. Divided by seasons and weeks, and drawing from many world cuisines there is ample variation in the recipes to make vegetarianism one day a week an easy and accessible lifestyle – with no guesswork. With a foreword by Paul, Stella and Mary McCartney, gorgeous photography and a smattering of recipes by celebrities the book convincingly transforms the prevailing discussion about meat free food from really good vegetarian food into really good food.
HOW TO COOK BOUILLABAISSE IN 37 EASY STEPS DIANE SHASKIN AND MARK CRAFT (VOCONCES CULINARY, $19.95; WWW.AMAZON.CA) Part travelogue, part recipe book, part memoir, How to Cook Bouillabaisse in 37 Easy Steps is an immersion into the world of Parisian and Provencal food. This is a personal story and the recipes relate to the couple’s experiences travelling through France visiting Champagne houses, meeting local bakers, cheese mongers, artisans and bon vivants. If you have been to Paris or Provence much of the narrative anecdotes will be familiar and relatable - a frank tidbit about the lifespan of a baguette (hint: it is shorter than you expect) for example or the true pronunciation of Reims or the amount time spent scouring restaurants in Paris. All of which make the book a nice personal snapshot of Parisian and Provencal cuisine.
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THE NEW NEW SOUTHERN BASICS MARTHA STAMPS (CUMBERLAND HOUSE, $29.95; WWW.AMAZON.CA)
This book feels like you were invited to eat at someone’s home in the American south. Typical southern ingredients like catﬁsh, hominy, oysters, fried chicken and grits ﬁnd their place amongst more well-known and not uniquely southern fare like shepherd’s pie. The recipes have spunk – mainly through Staples’ explanatory introductions. Most of the recipes are quite simple with ingredients readily at hand or that you can source easily. Through the recipes you get a sense of the inﬂuences on Southern cuisine – Native, British, French, Spanish, and of its similarities to parts of Caribbean cuisine. Most importantly, you get a sense that southern cuisine is perhaps the true heir of Native American cooking.
CLASSIC TURKISH COOKING GHILLIE BASAN (I.B. TAURIS/PALGRAVE MACMILLAN, $29; WWW.AMAZON.CA)
An unbelievably beautiful foreword begins this examination of one of the world’s overlooked cuisines. Much of what is now considered Mediterranean cuisine was actually created in Turkey – baklava, dolma, kebab. Its ongoing trade and empire building along with a history of nomadic tribes are at the root of Turkish cuisine. One of the most interesting if unusual recipes is burnt milk pudding with chicken breasts – as a dessert. The recipes evoke hunger pangs and everything looks good to make and to eat. Inventive and amusing names for recipes such as “something nice for the husband,” “ladies thighs,” and “young girls’ breasts” recall the lavish days of the Ottoman Empire. If this book does not make you salivate for a taste of Turkey then only a trip will.
COURTESY KYLE BOOKS, VOCONES CULINARY; CUMBERLAND HOUSE; I.B. TAURIS/ PALGRAVE
book does not make you “If thissalivate for a taste of Turkey
WHERE HAVE ALL THE RETAILERS GONE?
Dave Rackham, author of Walk an Aisle in My Shoes, asks why career retail employees have dwindled along with the customer service they used to provide.
W COURTESY DAVE RACKHAM; K&SMEDIA
HERE HAVE ALL the retailers gone? It’s been a long time since I’ve seen one. Who I’m referring to is the career retail employee. The very first article I wrote for CSL was actually an interview where they asked me, “What is the single most important thing to look for in a grocery store?” My answer, “Attitude, (the good kind) is what sets a store apart from the rest. Look for a store that honestly wants your business. They will do everything possible to provide a safe, clean store that is competitively priced, with a highly motivated and empowered staff.” The other day I was shopping in one of those big box stores that usually have the employees with the, “I’d rather be in the dentist chair than serving you” attitude. Instead, I was greeted by a smile and a, “How are you today?” Now get this, they listened to my reply and acknowledged it. I was taken aback. I realized I was in for a treat (I do know how sad that sounds, but work 32 years in retail and you might understand). I watched as my groceries were rung up with a sense of urgency. This cashier did not have to search for the PLU
code on the produce, she knew it. This individual held a conversation while ringing in my order but not with another employee about the party last weekend but with me about the weather! As she finished up my order she asked if that was everything. I said yes and she
“What happened to the career retail employee who was proud of where they worked, professional in their duties and enjoyed serving the public? I believe the answer is simpler than the generation Y and X reasoning. Easier than the “Kids today have no understanding of the work ethic.” then she actually counted back my change! Our encounter ended with a “thank you and have a nice day” along with the same smile I was greeted with. I replied, “I just did!” What happened to the career retail employee who was proud of where they worked, professional in their duties and enjoyed serv-
ing the public? I believe the answer is simpler than the generation Y and X reasoning. Easier than the “Kids today have no understanding of the work ethic.” I believe it is as simple as this: The day the grocery industry became more accountable to their share holders rather than their customer, the environment changed in the stores. It became more important to reduce expenses, than to satisfy the customer. If we can increase profits it’s not important that we are doing it while our customer count is decreasing. Blame that on increased competition. Company policies put in place to protect the company’s assets have replaced common sense that would protect customers’ loyalties. It’s a trend that has been going on for years but you never see the full impact of it until much later. Well I believe it is much later now! How to change this downward spiral? As customers you have the power. The power of where you choose to spend your hard earned money. Speak up to your store manager and voice your opinion. Just maybe it will be loud enough that the shareholders hear and they suggest the best way to look after them is to look after the customer! It’s as simple as providing a store environment the staff is proud to work in and the number of career retail employee will once again begin to grow. CSL citystyleandliving.com | SUMMER 2012 | 15
NEED IT WANT IT
The Mighty Five GREAT NEW PRODUCTS What you should buy now.
1. TRACKLEMENTS MINT JELLY born in England, this is a minty blast for glazes, lamb, or yoghurt. With a strong vinegar taste and visible shreds of mint, this organic jelly will last for months in the fridge. Try it as a component in a salad dressing for unexpected results. (250g, www.epicureal.com) 2. RYTHYM SUPERFOODS KOOL RANCH KALE CHIPS Craving a bag of chips but looking for a healthier option? Loaded with a tasty coating of ﬂavour these kale chips are air crisped not fried. They still deliver a noisy crunch and are a great way to get your daily serving of vegetables on the go. Raw, vegan and organic these vitamin packed snacks blur the lines between snack food and health food. ($5.99-$7.09 per 57g pack, rhythmsuperfoods.com ) 3. PURDY’S CHOCOLATES TURONA A two layer textural contrast delight made with gianduja, a THE CSL GREEN TICkER
puree of ground hazelnuts and almonds, and dark chocolate ganache, Turona is the newest addition to the purdy’s Chocolates family. Reinvented by head Chocolatier Gary Mitchell, the chocolate is silky, crunchy and rich. This divine two bite treat will easily whisk you away to the hills of Italy. (18 piece box ,$22.95, www.purdys.com) 4. FREYBE TURKEY CHORIZO Non pork eaters rejoice - the intoxicating smell of smoky-sweet paprika and spices found in chorizo is now available in a turkey, and chicken sausage made from a lamb casing. Health conscious consumers will love this fat-friendly option (less fat than the original). The telltale crack of the casing when cooked, a sign of a well made sausage, is still there and these long ﬁngerlike sausages are not too salty. The blend of spices lends well to stews, pasta dishes or sliced atop pizza. (375g, www.freybe.com)
by MARC DUNCAN
5. EPICUREAL BLACK CHIA SEEDS The hottest seed to hit the market, chia are full of omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, ﬁber and protein. Originating in Central America, they can be eaten raw (sprinkled on yogurt or salad), crushed (in bread and biscuits), or cooked (like rice). I ﬁrst encountered them in a fruit drink in Costa Rica where, soaked, they blossom like bubble tea – black rounds encased in a jelly exterior. part of the mint family, they are known to aid digestion. (250g, www.epicureal.com) 6. KERRYGOLD CHEESE The Irish brand produces rich, creamy and sharp cheese - easily the kicker to any sandwich, cheese plate and sauce. Aged for twelve months, The Dubliner has a well-rounded ﬂavour with a nuttiness and hint of sweetness, while the Vintage cheddar would be an amazing addition to gourmet macaroni and cheese. (400g, $5.99-%8.99, www.kerrygold.com)
To keep home smelling fresh opt for cedar blocks or sachets of dried ﬂowers and herbs. purchase tuna labeled dolphin safe.
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COURTESY FREYBE, PURDY’S CHOCOLATES, EPICUREAL, KERRYGOLD, RYTHYM SUPERFOODS,
Fusion: Global Food News
WHAT’S NEW AND GREAT IN THE WORLD OF FOOD
A SLICE OF SUMMER Lemon lightens up the richness of chocolate in this tart
GREEN & BLACK’S ORGANIC CHOCOLATECRUSTED LEMON TART SERVES 6
Pastry Ingredients 1½ cup all purpose ﬂour cup plus 1 tbsp. cocoa (Green & Black’s Organic cocoa preferred) Pinch salt ¼ cup plus 1 tsp. icing sugar ½ cup plus 1 tsp. unsalted butter, chilled and diced 1 large egg yolk 2 tbsp. cold water Filling Ingredients 3–4 squares Green & Black’s Organic 70% Dark Chocolate, grated 3 juicy unwaxed lemons 150g (5oz) superﬁne or berry sugar 4 large eggs cup whipping cream icing sugar to sprinkle Pastry Directions
► Sift together ﬂour, cocoa, salt and icing
sugar. Rub in cold butter using a food processor or your ﬁngertips until the mixture resembles ﬁne breadcrumbs. ► Mix the egg yolk with the water, and add to the ﬂour mixture to make a dough. You may need a little more water. ► Gather the pastry into a ball, wrap it in grease-proof paper and chill in the fridge for 1 hour. ► Roll out the pastry from the centre and away from you, then back to the centre and down towards you, using your weight to push down on it to avoid stretching it. Line the tart tin. ► Prick the pastry base with a fork in several places and chill for at least 2 hours or overnight. ► Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F. ► To prepare for baking, line the pastry base with foil and ﬁll with rice, dried beans or pie weights. ► Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. ► Take out of the oven and remove foil and weights.
► Bake for an additional 5 minutes. Remove
from oven and reduce temperature to 160°C/325°F. Baking Tip: be careful not to over bake as the chocolate pastry can quickly develop a bitter taste. ► While the pastry is still hot, scatter the grated chocolate evenly over top and leave to cool. Filling Directions ► Finely grate lemon zests and squeeze and strain lemon juice into a mixing bowl. Add sugar and whisk until the sugar has dis solved. Whisk in eggs and whipping cream until the mixture is smooth. ► Pour the ﬁlling into the cooled pastry base and carefully return it to the oven. Bake for 30-35 minute until just set. ► Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack before removing from tart tin. ► Dust with icing sugar before serving.
Recipe courtesy of Green & Black’s Organic
IL GELATO HONOLULU OWNER DIRk kOEppENkASTROp
Top 3 flavours:
Having served His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet and president Obama this island made gelato is more than cool.
BEGINNINGS I started Il Gelato to fulﬁll my dream to start my own business. I always worked in the corporate world to increase sales and proﬁts and now I do what is the most fun and can apply what I learned over all those years. COURTESY GREEN AND BLACKS; K&S MEDIA; IL GELATO
The koeppenkastrop family in Hawaii. Right: three scoops at the family’s base in Honolulu.
“IIl Gelato makes people happy. is is our Mission Statement and true. Gelato is a fun business and we love the product – I eat lot’s of it every day and call it quality control. It is really creative when we fuse Hawaiian ﬂavors with traditional Italian gelato making processes.”
MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT AT IL GELATO When we were invited to supply the gelato for White House- president barack Obama and his guests Russian president Dmitry Medvedev, Chinese president Hu Jintao, Japanese prime Minister yoshihiko Noda and other world leaders. IL Gelato Hawaii served its locally made Haupia (Coconut) Gelato for dessert at the ApEC Summit Meeting at the JW Marriott Ihilani Resort at ko’Olina, Hawaii. We were very proud and honored to be selected for this event. AVAILABILITY We are supplying our all natural gelato to the Whole Foods Markets in kahala and kailua, to all three Roy’s Restaurants on Oahu, Alan Wong’s pineapple Room, Michel’s Colony by the Sea, Azure Restaurant in the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Aulani Disney Resort, Marriott’s Ihilani Spa & Resort in ko’Olina, Lohghi’s, The New Otani Hotel and many more. ilgelato-hawaii.com — S.M.
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ON TWO WHEELS A schoolboy bicycling in Africa.
MANDUVIRA A small group of farmers with the Manduvira Co-op in paraguay gather sugar cane from the ﬁelds.
TAKE A BAO! : L.A.
CADBURY BICYCLE FACTORY Since 2009, The Cadbury Bicycle Factory program has delivered close to 13,000 bikes to children in remote communities of Ghana. By turning long walks to school into short bike rides children have access to education and a brighter future. Want to help? Go to the website (www.thebicyclefactory.ca) pick your favourite virtual Cadbury product and turn it into one bike part. Need a product suggestion? Cadbury Dairy Milk Joy Department a group of 50 passionate employees who share a mandate to make Dairy Milk as joyful and yummy as possible have created three new Dairy Milk bars: Pretzel & Peanut Butter, Toasted Coconut & Cashews, and Honey Roasted Cashews & Hazelnuts.
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CAMINO FAIRTRADE AN D ORGANIC CERTIFIED Started in Ottawa in 1999 with just one product (hot chocolate), Camino (www.lasiembra.com) has grown into a national chain with 3,000 retail locations from coast to coast offering chocolate, coffee and baking goods that are Fairtrade and Organic certified. An independently owned business focused on working directly with 18 producer co-ops in 10 countries across Central and South America, and Southeast Asia, and supporting more than 35,000 family farmers, Camino’s fair trade efforts foster sustainable livelihoods and community development. With ongoing visits to farms in the South and visits by partner co-ops to Canada, Camino ensures a true exchange.
I ONCE WAS TOLD THAT THE HUMbLE TURkEy SANDWICH WAS AMONG THE bEST INVENTIONS IN THE CULINARy WORLD. JAZZ Up A b.L.T WITH pROUDLy CANADIAN MAy FAMILy FARMS' THICk SLICES OF JUICy AND bOLD FLAVORED MEAT. LUNCHTIME WILL NEVER bE THE SAME. (AVAILAbLE IN NINE VARIETIES); deliperfected.com
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Fast casual takes and Asian twist (using French techniques and American ingredients) at this Los Angeles based restaurant. Ta ke a ba o’s menu is succinct but with enough latitude to offer an array of quick Asian street style bites and substantial entrees that do not feel heavy. The service here is friendly and relaxed. It’s a busy Friday night and though the line extends to the front door, the staff is swift and courteous. The wine, beer and cocktail menu is a nice touch and I order the house special- basil lemonade. To begin, we opt for the duck confit bao, tom yum soup and shisito peppers. On a cool Cali evening, the warmth of the spicy and earthy soup hits the spot while the tender sweet-savoury bao has a back note of five-spice. Next, the yellow curry and tofu bowl with creamy coconut milk broth, tiger prawns wonton noodles and chili oil is mild, but exudes all of the comforting flavours of Asia that North Americans have grown to embrace. The chicken basil stir fry packs a heat induced punch with finger chilies, xiao xing glaze and sprouts on long glistening udon noodles. For dessert – the unique and memorable macaron ice cream sandwiches- sweet, chewy meringue like book ends between a hefty scoop of rich ice cream disappear in seconds. best of all Take a bao is reasonably priced for the large portion sizes and flavourful food. www.takeabao.com —S.M.
COURTESY CAMINO; CADBURY; MAY FAMILY FARMS; TAKE A BAO
Imbibe: Global Spirits News WHAT’S NEW AND GREAT IN THE WORLD OF WINE AND SpIRITS
A LITTLE BIRDIE TOLD ME SO WHISky
A tasting and history lesson from the largest selling Single pot Still Irish Whisky in the world
“Redbreast is a very special 12 year old. There is nothing like it out there. It is a religious whisky.”
A REDbREAST IN A bOTTLE Amy O’Sullivan speaks about the brand. Right: A bottle of Redbreast 12 year Old.
- AMy O’SULLIVAN Jameson/Redbreast brand Ambassador
ORIGIN When Amy O’Sullivan Jameson/ Redbreast brand Ambassador calls Redbreast 12-yearOld a religious whisky she’s not kidding. According to O’Sullivan, priests would pour whisky rather than wine into the chalice at religious ceremonies. The religious connotation does not end there it was a robin red breast that landed on Jesus while he was on the cross hence the name. Religious or not, this is a delicious whisky made from a triple distilled mash of malted and unmalted barley.
TASTE If you’re expecting the peat flavour of Scotch then look elsewhere (Jameson uses natural gas). Matured for a minimum of 12 years in Oloroso Sherry and bourbon casks, this gold coloured whisky is mellow in flavour. On the nose look for spicy and fruity aromas. The taste is creamy, fruity (figs, raisins) with sherry and toasted notes (ground coffee). This whisky has a long lingering finish. www.jamesonwhiskey.com —p.M.
NOW IN ALbERTA
yES I LIkE piña Coladas
Try this throwback recipe for summer entertaining COURTESY MALIBU RUM; VINCOR CANADA; JAMESON WHISKY
MAkE A pINEAppLE GLASS Take one whole pineapple and place it on its side on top of a cutting board. With a sharp knife, carefully cut oﬀ the top of the pineapple. Take your pineapple corer, which you can buy at any kitchen store, and twist it down into the open top of the pineapple. Once you reach the bottom, carefully pull out the corer from the pineapple. As you remove it, there will be some suction, as the pineapple juices move around inside. And, you’ll see that as you remove the corer, the pineapple will come out in convenient slices, which you can use for garnishing your cocktail, or just to eat. Once you have removed the interior pineapple fruit, cut oﬀ the centre portion that the corer left behind with a knife. SERVE Fill the empty pineapple with ice, and pour your Malibu pina Colada mix right on top. If you wish, you can crush the ice in a blender ﬁrst and then add the Malibu pina Colada mix. Garnish with a pineapple wheel and a cocktail umbrella straw. www.facebook.com/MalibuRumCanada
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2010 PRIMAL ROOTS RED BLEND, CALIFORNIA This New World blend of Merlot, Syrah and Zinfandel is aged in 100 per cent oak. Silky, soft and rich, its notes of black cherry, mocha and dark chocolate make it an enjoyable red wine especially when paired with food. www.primalrootswines.com COLLALTO ROSÉ V.S.Q. This tasty bubbly is made from the Manzoni Moscato variety a cross between the Raboso Piave and Moscato d’Amburgo. Fresh and light it would make a great match for Japanese cuisine and seafood. collaltowines.com 2010 PEOPLE’S PINOT GRIS Bright and fresh with hints of melon, soft pear and citrus. www.thepeopleswine.co.nz/pinotgris — S.M.
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Refreshing tipples for your summer parties
Shaun Layton of L’Abattoir (www.labattoir.ca) conjures up cocktails with a nod to Vancouver and Mexican ﬂavours.
LEGENDS OF THE JURA Legend, folklore, symbolism and history combine to produce a truly one-of-a-kind spirit.
A WHISky WITHOUT A STORy is not just unappealing it is also uninteresting. Enter Isle of Jura Single Malt scotch which deftly weaves stories of superstition, luck and the evil eye. Each bottle in the line is embossed with an ancient symbol. The ankh cross emblem on the Isle of Jura Superstition is an Egyptian symbol for good fortune, said to give the drinker goodness in every sip. by pouring the whisky, holding the ankh in the centre of the palm, good luck promises to follow. Visit the whisky’s website and there are games of luck and chance. Though it may ring of clever marketing, there has long been a connection between superstition and whisky on the isle of Jura apparently inspired by true stories. In 1781 Laird Archibald Campbell introduced a ban on whisky only to be forced to reverse it due to a strange apparition he witnessed one night. Later, the distillery’s new owners left a bottle of 16 year old whisky in a secret cave to appease the apparition (just in case). Luck in every bottle? There’s only one way to ﬁnd out. www.isleofjura.com - p.M.
SpOOky Sp IRIT Superstition proves there is more than meets the eye.
By The Symbols:
GASTOWN SWIZZLE 45 ml Appleton Rum 15 ml Aperol 10 ml simple syrup 25 ml fresh lime juice 15 ml passionfruit puree 7.5 ml Fernet Branca
Method Fill a collins glass with crushed ice. Add all ingredients except Fernet Branca. Churn ingredients together using a mixing spoon. Top up with crushed ice, and ﬂoat Fernet Branca on top. Garnish with lime zest.
THE ANKH: Seen on bottle of Superstition and represents good fortune.
ORIGIN: Seen on the 10 yr. old. Symbol of birth, beginning and forces of nature.
PROPHECY: The wise old seer. Delivers an ‘authentic taste of 1938.’ Spicy and peaty.
DIURACH’S OWN: Diurach is the Gaelic word for the people of Jura
WINES UNDER $10
30 ml Zubrowka vodka 15 ml Del Maguey Mezcal 15 ml Fresh lime juice 15 ml Yellow Chartreuse 60 ml Lager 1/2 Birds eye chili
Method Rim a collins glass with salt (a smoked salt preferably). Remove the seeds from the chili and muddle in the bottom of the glass. Add ice than add ingredients ﬁnishing by topping up with the lager. Garnish with a lime wheel. 20 | SUMMER 2012 | citystyleandliving.com
H A R D y ’ S V R S H I RA Z 201 0 ( $8. 50) With a history dating back 150 years, Hardy’s is known for producing some of Australia’s most recognized and popular wines. This medium bodied red shows plum, cherry and soft spice. pair it with pizza, pasta, and Italian classics. www.hardys.com.au
H A R D y ’ S V R C A b E RN ET SAU V I G N O N 2010 ( $8. 50) Released globally, Hardy’s Varietal range showcases the unique character of a particular grape variety. This wine has dark berry and vanilla oak. pair it with tomato based dishes, game and red meat. www.hardys.com.au
“I won’t have people taking blending’s name in vain. e French are prouder of their non vintage champagne than their vintage.” - bILL HARDy, GLObAL bRAND AMbASSADOR
COURTESY: HARDYS; L’ABATTOIR; JURA
Uncomplicated, inexpensive wines perfect for sangria, sipping beside the grill or enjoying while lazing poolside on summer day
A young Fistonich hauling grapes.
5 QUESTIONS WITH: SIR GEORGE FISTONICH WINE
A pioneer in the winemaking industry in New Zealand for 50 years, the CEO and founder of Villa Maria Estate the country’s most awarded winery talks to CSL
q. Wh o do y ou make w i ne f o r? A . Villa Maria Estate produces wines for consumers all over the world that are seeking a memorable wine drinking experience. q . W h a t i s y o u r w i ne m a k i ng p h i l o s o p hy ? A . The winemaking philosophy at Villa Maria Estate is based on two core values: 100% commitment to premium quality and ensuring environmental responsibility.
AbOUT THE WINERy Founded in 1961, Villa Maria Estate sources its grapes from some of New Zealand’s ﬁnest grape growing regions: Marlborough, Waipara, Hawkes bay, Gisborne and Auckland. A pioneer in the New Zealand wine industry, Villa Maria Estate has been dedicated to producing wines of the highest quality for over 50 years. www.villamaria.co.nz
q. Wh at ar e y ou tr yi n g to expr ess in y ou r wi n e? A . Villa Maria Estate vineyards benefit from New Zealand’s temperate maritime climate and our wines are a pure expression of these conditions, showcasing the characteristics of purity, vibrancy and intensity that New Zealand wines are renowned for globally. q. Wh at h as b een y ou r most memor able mo ment wi t h Vil la M ar i a Es tate? A . I have been fortunate to have had many memorable moments with Villa Maria Estate over the last 50 years but I’d have to say that receiving the knighthood from her Majesty The queen in recognition of my service to the New Zealand wine industry and support of the arts is an experience I’ll never forget. q. As yo u h ave been at th e f or ef r on t of es tabl i sh i n g th e New Zeal an d w i n e i n dus tr y, w h at mak es N e w Z e a l a nd w i n e u n i q u e ? A . The New Zealand wine industry has been shaped by young, enthusiastic and incredibly talented winemakers that are not restricted by tradition and who have an innovative edge and drive to produce premium quality wines.
SpARkLING SUMMER SIppERS Got a bottle of bubbly? Why not jazz it up with some quick and simple liqueurs and syrups
COURTESY BANROCK STATION; ST. GERMAIN; WILD HIBISCUS; VILLA MARIA;
+ SPARKLING WINE
Banrock Station Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir
Dash of Wild Hibiscus syrup
1 Wild Hibiscus Flower in Syrup
Simply place a whole Hibiscus Flower pointed end up in the champagne ﬂute, then pour the bubbly. Add a dash of syrup from the jar to create beautiful shades of pink.
1½ parts St-Germain Stir ingredients in a tall ice-ﬁlled Collins glass, mixing completely. Garnish with a lemon twist. 2 parts Club Soda
THE ST-GERMAIN COCKTAIL
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DECANTER Some wine aﬁcionados swear by decanting, others think simply pouring wine into a glass is enough to aerate it and ﬁlter sediment, and pieces of cork. Give these two methods a try to see what you think.
TRUDEAU NADIA DESCRI PTION A mouth blown glass decanter with elegant modern design HOW IT WORKS Pour full bottle of wine into the decanter to remove sediment and provide aeration. When complete, use decanter to pour wine into glass. PRICE $19.99 WEBSITE www.trudeaucorp.com
JACk OF TRADES Above, the honey infused liquer de miel
1.5 parts Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey ¼ part lime juice (one squeeze lime wedge) 4 parts ginger ale or ginger beer Combine ingredients in a tall glass over ice. Top with ginger beer or ginger ale, garnish with a lime wedge. www.jackdaniels.com
VINOAIR PREMIER WINE AERATOR BY CORK POPS DESCRIPTION Compact and sleek all-in-one drip stopper, aerator, and pourer HOW IT WORKS Insert into any sized bottle, as you pour the Vinoair Premier Wine Aerator automatically decants. PRICE $28 WEBSITE www.CorkPops.com
CIDER HOUSE RULES TASTE TEST
Think of hard cider as apple juice with an edge. Its low alcohol content makes it refreshingly appealing. Cider is superb on its own but can take the place of bubbly. popular in Europe and South America it has recently made a splash in North America.
big Rock brewery Rock Creek Dry Cider $14.90 for 6341 ml bottles. Okanagan apples and real ginger give this a slightly sour taste with distinct notes of vanilla and cinnamon. An assertive cider. www.bigrockbeer.com 22 | SUMMER 2012 | citystyleandliving.com
S a m u e l S m i t h’ s O r gan i c C i d er $7.79 for 550 ml. perhaps because it is made by yorkshire’s oldest brewery, this light bodied cider tastes like beer with a lingering white head. www.samuelsmithsbrewery.co.uk
Mi c h el J od o i n S p a r k l i n g ci d e r $18.95 for 750 ml. This quebec made stunner is refreshing. Crafted in the méthode champenoise it is effervescent with slight acidity. www.micheljodoin.ca
M i c h e l J o d o i n Ro s é Spa rkli n g C i der $18.95 for 750 ml. Made from Geneva apples. Nice full head, with strawberry characteristics. Smooth and easy to drink yet full bodied. Great served as an aperitif. www.micheljodoin.ca
COURTESY MICHEL JODOIN; SAMUEL SMITH CIDER; BIG ROCK BREWERY; TRUDEAU; CORK POPS; JACK DANIELS
JACK AND SWARMY COCkTAIL
KITCHEN Juicy and delicious pulled pork.
garlic powder, cumin, ground Szechuan pepper corns, ground long peppercorns, chipotle pow der, and tomato powder and hickory powder, if using. Let sit for 15 minutes.
► Stir in ketchup and corn syrup, return to stove, and simmer over low heat for 30 minutes. Remove from heat and add IQUE Dry Rub. Let cool and store in refrigerator, preferably in squeeze bottles, for up to 1 month.
► To make Pork Marinade Sauce: In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring all ingredients to a simmer. Use immediately or let cool and refrigerate. ► To make the pulled pork: Trim the pork.
► Using a marinade injector, slowly inject the Savory Pork Marinade Injection into each pork butt in nine evenly spaced spots. There should be about 1 ounce (28 ml) of marinade in each spot. ► Generously sprinkle IQUE Dry Rub all over each butt and wrap each one tightly in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 4 to 8 hours.
WICKED GOOD BARBECUE FROM MY KITCHEN TO YOURS
Secret recipes from the winners of the biggest barbecue competition in the world. by ANDy HUSbANDS AND CHRIS HART WITH ANDREA pyENSON pHOTOGRApHy kEN GOODMAN
WICKED PULLED PORK 12 SERVINGS
For Pu lled Pork 2 bone-in pork butts (8 pounds, or 4 kg, each), untrimmed 2 1/4 cups (535 ml) Savory Pork Marinade Injection (recipe follows) 1 cup (100 g) IQUE Dry Rub 2 cups (475 ml) IQUE BBQ Sauce, warmed 2 cups (475 ml) Pork Marinade Sauce IQUE Dry Rub 1 cup (150 g) turbinado sugar 3/4 cup (225 g) kosher salt 1/2 cup (56 g) high-quality paprika (we like Spanish paprika) 6 tablespoons (45 g) chili powder 2 tablespoons (12 g) cumin seeds, freshly ground 4 teaspoons (6.8 g) mixed peppercorns, freshly ground 4 teaspoons (12 g) garlic granules 3 teaspoons (7.2 g) onion granules 2 teaspoons (9.2 g) MSG (or Accent), optional 1 teaspoon (2.6 g) chipotle powder IQUE BBQ Sauce 4 cups (600 g) packed brown sugar 1 1/2 cups (355 ml) cider vinegar 1/2 cup (120 ml) Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon (4.8 g) dried thyme 1 tablespoon (1.6 g) ground mustard 1 tablespoon (9 g) garlic powder 1 tablespoon (7 g) ground cumin 1 1/2 teaspoons (3 g) Szechuan peppercorns,
freshly ground 1 1/2 teaspoons (3 g) long peppercorns,* freshly ground 1 1/2 teaspoons (3.9 g) chipotle powder or cayenne pepper 1 tablespoon (6.3 g) tomato powder, optional 1/2 tablespoon (3 g) hickory powder, optional 4 cups (946 ml) ketchup 1/2 cup (120 ml) light corn syrup 2 tablespoons (15 g) IQUE Dry Rub Pork Ma rinade Sauce 1 cup (235 ml) white grape juice 1/2 cup (120 ml) cider vinegar 1/2 cup (115 g) packed light brown sugar 1/4 cup (60 ml) Worcestershire sauce 3/4 cup (175 ml) IQUE BBQ Sauce (page 35) For Sandwiches Spicy Lexington Red Slaw North Carolina Creamy Vinegar Dressing Bacon Bit Buns
► To make the IQUE Dry Rub: Place all ingredients in a spice blender and pulse until it becomes a ﬁne powder. Refrigerate in an airtight container. This rub will keep indeﬁnitely, but try to use within 1 month to ensure freshest ﬂavor.
► To make the IQUE BBQ Sauce: In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, make the gastrique by bringing the brown sugar, cider vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce to a gentle boil. ►Remove from heat and add the thyme, mustard,
► Prepare smoker for a long smoking session (see chapter 1). We recommend a mild-ﬂavored wood, such as apple. Place butts on the smoker, fat-side up. Smoke at 250°F (120°C) for 5 hours, or until internal temperature is 165°F (74°C), keeping the lid closed. Use a probe thermometer to monitor it. Turn the meat over, baste with 1 cup (235 ml) IQUE BBQ Sauce, and smoke for 2 hours, until a ruby-red crust has formed on the exterior.
► Remove meat from smoker, wrap each butt tightly in aluminum foil, and smoke until internal temperature is 198°F (92°C). At this stage, you can open the lid, so you can switch to a super-fast Thermapen.
► Transfer each pork butt to a baking pan, fatside up. Remove foil, and pour 1 cup (235 ml) Pork Marinade Sauce over each butt. Tent each baking pan with a new piece of foil, and let rest for 1 hour. ► Transfer the butts to a cutting board. Pour oﬀ the liquid from the pan and reserve. With a very sharp knife, slice the entire money muscle oﬀ each butt and place, cut-side down, on a cutting board.
► Return the butts to the baking pans and, wearing food-handling gloves, pull the meat into thumb-sized chunks. Don’t process the meat too ﬁnely. You want big, bold pieces of pork. Pour back the reserved liquid and stir into the meat. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon (6 g) IQUE Dry Rub. Taste, and add a bit more hot IQUE BBQ Sauce if you think it needs it. Cover and hold in a warm (225°F, or 110°C) oven or on your smoker.
► Using a very sharp carving knife, or an electric knife, slice the money muscles into 3/4-inchthick (1.7-cm) slices. ► To make the sandw iches: Place the pulled meat in the center of a platter and fan the sliced money muscle around it. Let your guests assemble their own sandwiches with some pulled and sliced pork, Spicy Lexington Red Slaw, a drizzle of the North Carolina Creamy Vinegar Dressing, and Bacon Bit Buns.
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1 tablespoon IQUE Dry Rub IQUE Hollandaise Sau ce 2 cups (475 ml) water 3 egg yolks 1 tablespoon (15 ml) fresh lemon juice 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks, 167 g) unsalted butter, cut into small cubes 2 teaspoons (10 ml) Tabasco sauce 1 tablespoon (7.5 g) IQUE Dry Rub To ma ke the bri ne:
► In a large saucepan over high heat, bring the water, salt, sugar, bay leaves, and peppercorns to a rolling boil. Remove from heat and cool until it reaches a temperature lower than 41°F (5°C). ► Remove the shells of the shrimp, leaving the tail on, and devein them from the belly side (see sidebar, page 113). Place the shrimp in the brine with 2 cups (475 ml) ice and keep cold. Brine for 25 minutes. Drain and pat dry. To ma ke the crab cak e stuﬃng:
► In a sauté pan over medium-low heat, cook carrots, celery, onion, and garlic in the butter until tender, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Transfer to a bowl and stir in mayonnaise, lemon zest, thyme, parsley, Old Bay Seasoning, and panko. Gently fold in the crabmeat, trying to keep the chunks intact (we like to really see the crab). Season with salt and pepper. To ma ke the IQUE hollandaise sauce:
► In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring the water to a boil. Lower heat and reduce to a simmer. In a metal mixing bowl large enough to sit over the saucepan, whisk yolks and lemon juice until yolks lighten in color, 2 to 3 minutes. Place the bowl over the saucepan, and whisk constantly until mixture thickens, 3 to 5 minutes (it should coat the back of a spoon). Remove from heat and, whisking constantly, add butter, 1 cube at a time, making sure each one is blended in before adding another. When all the butter is incorporated, whisk in Tabasco sauce and IQUE Dry Rub. Reserve until shrimp are ready. To Assemble:
► Prepare smoker and bring temperature to 300°F (150°C).
► While the smoker is heating, stuﬀ the shrimp. Place about 1/2 cup (120 ml) of stuﬃng in your hands and shape into an oval. Position inside a shrimp, wrapping the tail up and over it (B). Repeat with remaining shrimp.
Use this versatile Hollandaise recipe for eggs or to top a summer breakfast.
COLOSSAL BBQ SHRIMP 8 SERVINGS
For Brine 3 cups (750 ml) water 1/2 cup (150 g) kosher salt 1/2 cup (75 g) packed brown sugar 3 bay leaves 2 tablespoons (10 g) white peppercorns 8 giant shrimp, 3 to 4 ounces (85 to 115 g) each (U4) For Crab Cake Stuﬃng 1 1/2 medium carrots, peeled and cut into 24 | SUMMER 2012 | citystyleandliving.com
1/4-inch (6-mm) dice 1 1/2 ribs celery, cut into 1/4-inch (6-mm) dice 1 medium onion, cut into 1/4-inch (6-mm) dice 1 tablespoon (10 g) minced garlic 2 tablespoons (28 g) unsalted butter 1/4 cup (60 g) mayonnaise Zest of 4 lemons 1 tablespoon (2.4 g) chopped fresh thyme 1/4 cup (15 g) ﬁnely chopped fresh parsley 2 teaspoons (5.2 g) Old Bay Seasoning 1 cup (115 g) panko or bread crumbs 2 cups (236 g) lump crabmeat Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper, to taste IQUE Hollandaise Sauce
► Place the shrimp in a buttered 9 × 12-inch (23 × 30-cm) baking dish or sheet pan, or directly on the smoker grate, and smoke for 8 to 10 minutes, until the shrimp are pink and no longer translucent, or until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the meat of the shrimp registers 145°F (62.7°C). Remove from the smoker. ► To serve, arrange shrimp on a serving platter, drizzle with IQUE Hollandaise Sauce, and sprinkle with IQUE Dry Rub.
Excerpted from Wicked Good barbecue by Andy Husbands and Chris Hart with Andrea pyenson. Fair Winds press. $23.99. www.fairwindspress.com
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Exfoliate and give your skin a new lease on life with the Daniele henkel Renaissance Body Glove, made of plant cellulose (derived from eucalyptus and spruce). $24.95, www.renaissanceglove.com
6. NAIL IT DOWN
Like a tattoo for your nails Kiss Nail Dress makes changing your nail colour (and pattern) a breeze - no cleanup, no mess no dry time. With 18 patterns it’s easy to match with any outﬁt - just apply and peel oﬀ. $10.99, kisssnaildress.com
7. MIX IT UP
Eager for the latest and greatest in beauty? Get a mix of 5 product samples delivered to your home every month with Glossybox. $15 a month. www.glossybox.ca
THE CSL GREEN TICk ER
A p p l y u se d t ea b a gs on your eyes as a compress and to reduce redness and puffiness.
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COURTESY: BIORE, K&S MEDIA; LABORATOIR DR RENAUD; RENAISSANCE BODY GLOVE; LUSH; GLOSSY BOX; CHINESE HERBS
4. IT’S THAT SIMPLE
TREASURE TROVE 13.
8. PUMP UP THE VOLUME Just one pump of Coverg irl and Olay Tone Rehab 2-in-1 Foundation covers discolouration, lines and wrinkles. With fourteen shades, there’s one to match every skin tone. $13.99, www.covergirl.ca
9. HOMING INSTINCT
At-home colour just got easier with John Frieda Precision Foam Colour. Banish uneven coverage with is non-aerosol foam formula that spreads evenly through hair. $14.99, www.johnieda.ca
10. V IS FOR BEAUTY
housed in vbeauté e it Kit gunmetal clutch is an arsenal of ﬁve essential products all available for reﬁll. $165, www.vbeaute.com
Attention Men! This one’s for y ou!
11. SMELLING LIKE A ROSE
Slather Lush Ro’s Arga n Body Cond itioner on your body to feel luxurious and smell like roses. $29.95, www.lush.ca
12. GET READY FOR YOUR CLOSE-UP
e bold Union Jack pattern on the palette, the velvet hD technology that catches light at multiple angles and the 10 hour wear time all add up to super glam. Rimmel Glam’Eyes hD Eyeshadow (in Purple Reign), $7.49, www.rimmellonndon.com
13. WATER WORKS
COURTESY: V BEAUTE; JOHN FRIEDA; RIMMEL; OLAY; LUSH; SIMPLE SKINCARE;DOVE
Get all day wetness protection with Dove Men+Care Aqua impact Antiperspirant. it smells fresh and protects against skin irritation. $4.99 – $6.99, www.dove.ca
14. WIPE OUT
Even without soap and water Bioré Ma keup R emoving Towelettes dissolve makeup, dirt and oil from skin. Formulated with green tea, and infused with green coconut water we only wish we could wipe away all our troubles this easily. $9.99 for 30, www.biore.ca
for friends and family.
/Instead of dryer sheets make your own laundry sachet with dried herbs like lavender and toss into dryer. › ›
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PRÊT À PORTER
Global Fashion News WHAT’S NEW AND GREAT IN THE WORLD OF FASHION
Shape UP Get into shape this summer, looking chic and sleek. When sport meets fashion great things can happen.
by GENVIEVE MAGbI
Grooming Guide Instantly kissable skin from your man
ÊSHAVE ON THE GO KIT IN VERBENA LIME Perfect for the man-on-the-go the TSA-compliant bag comes complete with travel size Pre Shave Oil, Shave Cream, and After Shave Cream, $25, www.eShave.com.
CHAMp ION A SpORT OR TWO Champion T-back Sports bra 1050, $49, www.championcanada.ca. Neon buddha skinny pant, $75, www.neonbuddha.net. FitFlop Super T Sneaker, $125, www.ﬁtﬂop.com
perfect yoga pose For Mom
GILLETTE FUSION PROGLIDE ST YLER A 3-in-1 facial hair styling tool perfect for a close shave, comes with three exchangeable combs. www.gillette.com
Multitasking can easily become overwhelming. Try this simple posture for a few minutes to ground your thoughts and slow your heart rate down Sit in a comfortable position, either on the ﬂoor or a chair. Rest your palms on your thighs or place your dominant hand on top of your non-dominant hand. Close your eyes. Take a couple of minutes to let go of what has happened prior to this moment and what is going to happen aer this moment. Relax your entire body, including your jaw, neck and shoulders. Start to take a deeper inhalation through your nostrils as you constrict the throat muscles slightly. is will be an audible breath. Exhale completely through your nostrils as you constrict your throat muscles again. Keep your awareness at your breath as you continue to take these long, slow deep breaths through your nostrils. Keep it gentle, relaxed and maintain the intention of letting go, each time you exhale. —Danielle Mika Nagel, www.choprayoga.com 28 | SUMMER 2012 | citystyleandliving.com
SCHICK XTREME3 ECO A handle refashioned from 100 per cent recycled plastic and packaging made of 100 per cent post-consumer paper, $7.99 (4pack), www.schick.ca
COURTESY: SCHICK; GILLETTE; ESHAVE. IMAGE.NET
1. Easy Seated Pose with “Success Breath.”
Bridal Guide 2012
EVERyTHING yOU NEED TO kNOW IN ORDER TO pLAN yOUR I DO’S
Photography By Joshua McVeity. hair and Makeup By Kelly Wiesner (i model management). Model Jenna (i model management, www.imodelmanagement.ca)
The Beauty Regime FIVE MONTHS BEFORE Start ramping up your exercise routine, working out thirty to sixty minutes, five days a week. A cardio program (running, swimming, biking) will burn calories while strength training (weights, yoga) will tone muscles.
THREE TO FOUR MONTHS BEFORE Begin researching professional makeup artists for your big day. Apply bleaching cream to fade sun spots. Always protect your skin with sun block.
ONE TO T WO MONTHS BEFORE Choose a teeth whitening routine. Have a trial run with your makeup artist, or if you plan to apply your makeup yourself, try out any new products on
COURTESY IMAGE.NET; :TELEFLORA; PANDORA; CAROLEE; BIRKS;
Think seasonally for buds that won’t cost you a fortune!
COME HERE CUpCAkE Cupcakes have become a popular alternative to cake.
your skin now to test for allergic reactions to formulas.
ese earrings can be worn simply as hoops, or made even more elegant by adding these long white pendant jewels. Silver pendant earring, $50; quartzite silver oxidized earrings $40; www.pandora.net/en-ca
THREE TO FOUR WEEKS BEFORE Set up a
microdermabrasion treatment to slough off tired looking skin. Schedule a trim with your hair stylist.
ONE WEEK BEFORE Finalize waxing or shaving. Consider a paraffin hand mask, to leave your hands soft and supple. THE WEDDING DAY Make sure to eat break-
fast regardless of how nervous you are. Touch up any chips on your manicure. Breathe and enjoy.
EASY BEING GREEN
Summer ﬂowers include: orchids, amaranthus, calla lilies, stargazer lilies, and dahlia. For those on a tight budget, consider silk ﬂorals. Left: Teleﬂora, ‘Moondance’ arrangement, www.teleﬂora.com/Canada
Deco Collection, Princess Cut Solitaire Diamond Pave Engagement Ring, in 18kt White Gold ;BiRKS Collection, Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring, in 18kt White Gold; www.birks.com
A classic brooch can be pinned into your hair, or worn on your gown to add some sparkle. Classic Love Story heirloom Pin, $65; www.carolee.com
BE AN ORIGINAL
Try something original like engraving a date that is important to the two of you, or your initials. You’ll certainly have a ring that is one of a kind!
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Must Have Products
BRIDAL GUIDE 2012
TINTS OF NATURE
Tints of Nature Permanent hair Color in 1N- Natural Black $18.99; www.tintsofnature.com.au
Make sure you look ﬂawless in all your photos by choosing the foundation that is right for your skin type and skin tone following the easy tip below.
Pantene Pro-V Aqua Light Conditioner and Weightless Conditioning Shake, $5.99; pantene.ca
Nails STyLE TIp
Opt for a classic French manicure, or try something new like coral hued nails for a destination wedding.
CLASSIC OR UNIQUE
Smooth Perfect Nail Colour Fog (Available in 8 shades) sallyhansen.com
Fit me foundation (18 shades ava ilable) 210 Sandy beige, 350 Caramel; 355 Coconut www.maybelline.ca
/ Undergarment Arsenal
DID YOU KNOW?
1. Las Vegas is the top wedding destination
Sheer concealer, $40. Available in Light Beige No. 01, So Beige No. 02, Rosy Beige No. 03, Sandy Beige No. 04, Amber No. 5*, hazelnut No. 6*, Walnut No. 7*, Mahogany No. 8*; ca.burberry.com/store/beauty/skin
with over 100,000 weddings a year, followed by Hawaii at 25,000 weddings a year in the U.S.
2. Wedding rings are often placed on the
third finger of the left hand because ancient Egyptians believed the vein in that hand (which the Romans called the “vein of love”) ran directly to the heart.
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Queen Victoria’s wedding cake was three yards wide and weighed 300 pounds.
Greek brides believed that tucking a lump of sugar into the wedding gown would bring sweetness throughout married life.
When choosing foundation, test the product on your neck, cheek and forehead, all of which may be slightly diﬀerent in colour. It is advisable to mix a few shades to ﬁnd the exact match for your skin tone. Always prep skin with a primer to smooth out the texture, and apply foundation with a brush. Use a sponge or your ﬁngers to fully blend the product into skin.
COURTESY BURBERRY; MAYBELLINE; PANTENE; TINTS OF NATURE; SALLY HANSEN; BRAZA; IMAGE.NET
Super stay 14h lipstick (20 shades available) Ravishing rouge and Continuous cranberry www.maybelline.ca
How Sweet It Is: Fragrance Guide
Make a signature scent for your wedding with ﬂorals, summery notes, and seductive fragrances. Or stow away a bottle for your honeymoon. plus two scents for your guy! ETERN IT Y FOR WOMEN SUMMER CALVIN KLEIN
DAISY MARC JACOBS
SEDUCTIVE SUNKISSED GUESS
DAVIDOFF COOL WATER
ETERNIT Y FOR MEN SUMMER CALVIN KLEIN
COURTESY COTY, VEUVE CLICQUOT; MOET AND CHANDON;
SPARKLING MINI SIPPERS
Share these cute mini champagne bottles with guests at cocktail hour or before the reception. The compact size will be a conversation starter and will add a personal, whimsical touch to your party. Have a variety of half bottles on hand such as Moët and Chandon brut Imperial or Veuve Clicquot brut so that guests can sample a variety of styles to suit their own tastes. www.veuve-clicquot.com; www.moet.com
A fresh, fruity floral with Japanese pear, peony and hints of musk. This romantic fragrance is great for a summer’s evening wedding. www.calvinkleinfragrances.com Sparkling floral, fresh and feminine with playful innocence. The cute new packaging allows for easy portability, great to store in your beauty case for the honeymoon! www.marcjacobsfragrances.com
The girly black polka dots and flirty graphic of a kiss evoke classic pin-up. Notes of jasmine, vanilla, pink grapefruit and pear and a keepsake hanging lipstick charm are perfect for the flirty bride! shop.guess.com
Classics never go out of fashion. Great for the outdoorsy man drawn to the ocean. A thoroughly masculine fragrance. www.calvinkleinfragrances.com
A refreshing, lush and warm fragrance. Melon, Violet Leaf, Guaiac Wood combine give the cologne a fresh yet woody character. www.calvinkleinfragrances.com
BRIDAL GUIDE 2012
By the Numbers Checklist Countdown Ten
Six to Eight
Months: book your venue. Remember summer months are peak time, and will cost more money. Make sure to plan for unforeseen bad weather, check with your venue for contingencies. Other factors to consider are parking and transportation for guests to and from the venue. Months: book your officiant. If they do not charge a fee, consider a generous gratuity for their time. If having a secular wedding, ensure this person is available on your date and flexible for any special vows that you or your fiancée may have for the ceremony. Weeks: send out wedding invitations. Depending on the intricacy of the invites (calligrapher, specialized printing), this can be done up to four months prior to the wedding. This allows for easy organization when it comes to seating charts, catering, and final head counts. Save-the-date for a destination wedding is typically six months. Weeks: book your wedding photographer and dj. Make sure to discuss with your fiancée the style of photography that you both want (formal portraits, photojournalism etc.). Always do your research and ask for references and a current portfolio of the photographers’ work. Regarding booking time for music at your reception and after party, six to eight hours is advisable.
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Something Blue Colour Blocked?
Having trouble matching that perfect shade of aquamarine to your bridesmaid dresses to your theme? Dessy has the solution! pantone Wedding Chiplettes™ (the go to innovators in colour globally) provide an exact match to your dress color instantly and accurately. best of all, you can use the chips as a guide for other color related tasks, such as invitations, cake decoration, ﬂowers and more! www.dessy.com
DIANE VON FURSTENBERG
A clutch can add a pop of colour. 'Lytton - Sma ll' Embosse d Clutch, $360.60; shop.nordstrom.com
Long gone are the days of the disposable bridesmaid dress. Instead, opt for a ﬂattering to all shapes ﬂowy gown that your girls can wear again and again!
The Ultimate Music Playlist:
Chandelier earrings are show stopping and elongate the neckline. Simply Blue chandelier earrings, $50. www.carolee.com
RW AND CO.
Long blue dress, $88 can be worn on numerous occasions; www.rw-co.com
MODERN: - "Falling Slowly" from the "Once" soundtrack, Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova - "La Femme d'Argent," Air - “Marry Me,” Train - “Belle," Jack Johnson CHRISTIAN SIRIANO FOR PAYLESS
e bright turquoise is the it colour of summer. La bonita braide d sanda l, $44.99; canada.payless.com
SWING: - “Zoot Suit Riot,” Cherry Poppin Daddies - “Solitude,” Billie Holiday - “Sway,” Michael Bublé
Bridal Breakdown: by the numbers
Whether you are on a budget or have unlimited funds, plan ahead to make sure you get the dress of your dreams.
Portico gown, (price upon request); www.pronovias.us
This option is great for those who seek a designer gown. Hand embroidery, beading and lace as well as luxurious fabrics like lace and silks are common.
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Ruﬄe organza gown, ($1500); www.morilee.com
A simple ball gown, with small details and beadwork are good choices. Many designers have diffusion lines that range within this price point.
A/X ARMANI EXCHANGE
PVC Paillette dress($278); www.armaniexchange.com
< $1500 The simpler the better. Opt for minimal details and a simple design. This is a great option for a destination wedding. Think Cindy Crawford, who wore a slip dress on her big day!
COURTESY ARMANI EXCHANGE; PRONOVIAS; MORILEE AMAZON; PAYLESS; CAROLEE; NORDSTROM; DESSY GROUP; RW AND CO.
CLASSICS: - Variation 18 from "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini," Sergei Rachmaninoff - "Make You Feel My Love," Adele -Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, Johann Sebastian Bach
The Sweetest Thing
S.O.S. The Style Emergency Kit
BRIDAL GUIDE 2012
Often considered the focal point of any wedding reception, the cake should reﬂect your personality as a couple.
popping a button or a falling hem may be the last thing on your mind – but hey, real life happens. That’s when a ready-to-go s.o.s kit comes to your rescue!
Yann Haute Patisserie
Macarons, $1.85 each.
MAD FOR MACARONS: Opt for a classic French treat the macaron - as a guest favour or an alternative to cake (Yann Haute Patisserie has several flavours available). Made from ground almond meal, sugar and egg whites this is a great option for those with gluten allergies. Best of all they can be any colour coordinated with your theme! MUST TRy!
Yann Haute Patisserie Royal Cake, $39 for 6 person serving.
“We love working with brides, to create something truly unique for her special day.”
- JERALDINE bLANCHARD (OWNER, yANN HAUTE pATISSERIE)
YANN HAUTE PATISSERIE
Chef Yann Blanchard of Yann Haute Patisserie in Calgary makes the possibilities endless for brides. Trained in Paris, his unique French inspired croquembouche cake topped with spun sugar, colourful macaron towers and traditional multi-tiered cakes are eye-catching, sure to make a statement at your reception. For those opting for a sweet table, try a few decadent tarts, and cakes. Chocolate lovers will not be disappointed with the decadent Royal Cake (pictured, left; 10ppl $65) – chocolate hazelnut crisp, chocolate almond biscuit and 64% chocolate mousse – texturally complex, rich, and perfect for celebration. yannboutique.com
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(Clockwise om top) 1. Nygard yellow mini ﬂapover shoulder bag, $25, www.nygard.com 2. Johnson and Johnson band-aid www.band-aid.com 3. Static Guard, 1.4oz travel tote, www.mystaticguard.com 4. Braza Talk to the heel- Cinderella Kit, $23.99 (ball of Foot- Comfort Cushion, heel Cushions, heel Grips); www.brazabra.ca 5. Bra za Magicups, $14.99; www.brazabra.ca 6. Tide to go Mini pen, www.tide.com
These delicate beauties are great for your honeymoon, hanging around the house and well beyond.
MADE IN CANADA COURTESY MYLA; K&S MEDIA;
Elouise Longline Balcony ($195) and mini ($105) in black; www.myla.com
Silk Babydoll and Short sleeve sheer robe, www.christinelingerie.com
Elouise Sling plunge bra ($175) and m ini ($105) in delicate blush www.myla.com
CHRISTINE VANCOUVER Glamour Gown ($285). www.christinelingerie.com
DESIGNER S P O T L I G H T: Scotland born, Christine Morton began designing bridal gowns and custom lingerie at an early age. She has won countless awards for her meticulous work and is proud to have her silk lingerie designed and manufactured in Canada.
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Outdoor Show On Earth THE SIMpLE ICONIC SyMbOLS OF THE CALGARy STAMpEDE WERE THE bACkDROp FOR THE SUMMER 2012 pHOTOSHOOT. WITH A CENTENNIAL OF WESTERN HISTORy, THE CALGARy STAMpEDE IS THE IS ANCHOR FOR pRESENTING COWbOy CHIC; A NOD TO THE SEASON’S GLObAL NOMAD INFUSED WITH AN ELEGANT TWIST.
Photography by Nathan Elson
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Calgary Stampede Headquarters is lo; cated at the Olympic Way entrance to the Park. The building opened Septem; ber 2, 1987. There are two chuck wag; ons outside the building that currently display the Calgary Stampede Centen; nial canvas. The ul-mate high low pairing: a daz; zling gold evening gown and everyday jean jacket. Guess jean shirt, www.guess.ca. Pa/; son Kincaid dress, $225; Expression ring, $16; Expression cuďŹ€, $20; Ralph Lauren turquoise belt, $55; Nine West bracelet, $28; all the Bay Downtown, www.the; bay.com. Dannijo necklace, The Outnet, www.theoutnet.com.
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RIDE ‘EM COWGIRL
The Agriculture Building was built in several phases: the Victoria Pavilion was opened in 1919 as a livestock judging ring; it is the oldest Stampede building on Park. An administra.on building was added at the far right of the complex in 1928 and served as headquarters un.l 1987, and the barns on the le were added in 1956 =with other addi.ons over the years>.
The ul-mate Stampede statement < jean gets an update with a ﬂower pat; terned skirt. Buﬀalo skirt, $99; Topshop crop top, $30; Ralph Lauren belt; Expression earrings; all the Bay Downtown, www.thebay.com. Lariat, The Outnet, www.theoutnet.com. Shoes, Payless, www.payless.com citystyleandliving.com | SUMMER 2012 | 37
Across from the Saddledome, on the east side of the Corral there are 2 murals: “Guy Weadick < The Dream” by Doug Driediger. Dedicated July 8, 1996 it de; picts the origins of the ﬁrst Stampede in 1912; “Early Stampede Parade, Cappy Smart, Parade Marshall” by Penny Cor; radine dedicated July 11, 1997, depicts long;.me Stampede Parade marshal and Calgary Fire Chief, James “Cappy” Smart. The Corral itself was opened in December 1950 as the premier coliseum west of Toronto.
Show oﬀ ﬂowy fabrics with a form ﬁ/ng leather jacket to make an entrance. Expression cuﬀ, $16; Ribbon and Asher earrings, $20; Material Girl Feather hair clip, $12; Fossil belt; Ralph Lauren Denim and Supply Vest, $89.50, Guess leather jacket, $128, all the Bay Downtown, www.thebay.com. French Connec-on dress, $288, canada.frenchconnec-on.com; Shoes, Payless, www.payless.com. 38 | SUMMER 2012 | citystyleandliving.com
WILD WILD WEST
Weadickville was created as a replica of a turn;of;the;century streetscape in 1980. It features several historic build; ings including: The Royalty cabin, origi; nally the ranch house of John and Mary Quirt from the Quorn Ranch in Kew, Al; berta ; built ca. 1885 and moved to Cal; gary Stampede circa1986; The North West Mounted Police cabin, moved to Stampede Park in 1925 from Morley, Al; berta where it was built in 1883 as a NWMP post; and the fudge store origi; nally built in 1925 as a Dominion Forestry cabin, turned into Stampede Post Oﬃce ca. 1936 un.l 1986.
A simple Navajo pa.ern grounds this bold red dress. Armani Exchange dress, www.armaniex; change.com. Ralph Lauren earrings, $38; Nine West cuﬀ, $38; Nine West cuﬀ, $15; Expression beaded necklace, $20; Nine West necklace, $35; Designer Navajo sweater, $21.99; all the Bay Downtown, www.thebay.com. Hat, The Outnet, www.theoutnet.com; Shoes, Payless, www.payless.com. citystyleandliving.com | SUMMER 2012 | 39
... AND THEYâ€™RE OFF
The current Grandstand opened in 1974 as a Grandstand/Racetrack complex, hos.ng Stampede Rodeo, Chucks and Evening Shows during Stampede as well as year;round horse racing un.l 2008. Prior to that building the racetrack was located alongside the Agriculture Build; ing, oriented the other way, with the 1919 grandstand just opposite the Agri; culture Building to the south.
An evening dress dazzles on the track, making it a drama-c winner for any oc; casion. Ruby Woo dress, price upon request, www.rubywoo.com; Expression ear; rings, $20; the Bay Downtown, www.thebay.com.
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RIDE INTO THE SUNSET
The fireplace was originally part of Fort Calgary House, built in 1923. It was a place for the pioneers and “old .mers” to gather during the Stampede and remi; nisce about the old days. That building was replaced in about 1950 with a replica of Fort Calgary, and again in 1979 with the current Rotary House.
The draped backless dress with beading detail is a show stopper. Expression earrings, $14, the Bay Down; town, www.thebay.com. Ruby Woo dress, price upon request, www.rubywoo.com.
Special thanks to staﬀ at The Calgary Stampede. Cowboy model, Jeremy Fokkens. Model, Jennifer W, Numa Mod; els www.numamodels.com. Makeup and hair, Caley Pylypiw, Ar-sts Within, www.ar-stswithin.com. Styling, and Ar- Direc-on, K&S Media. 42 | SUMMER 2012 | citystyleandliving.com
CiTY STYLE AND LiViNG
COURTESY: MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT; BULGARI HOTELS; AVENZA
GREAT STAyS IN LOS ANGELES p. 50
Snorkeling essentials, plus the worldâ€™s best concierge
Four one-of-a-kind properties on the isle
50-55 Los Angeles :
Four must-see hotels plus entertainment in the City of Angels
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Global Travel News
WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO SEE AND WHAT TO DO AROUND THE WORLD by AMbER ALENT
SUIT UP FOR SNORKELLING
Get up close to sealife , and don’t forget to pack CSL’s favourite snorkelling essentials.
FRANK LAINO q&A
This flexible snorkel fits comfortably.
Executive Head Concierge of The Staﬀord London by kempinski, dubbed “World’s best Concierge” shares his must-see picks in London and a few tidbits How did you become a concierge? By accident. I was heading down the road of hotel management, but people kept telling me that I had a natural aptitude for the concierge job, so I thought I would try it for a while.......25 years later here I am. What’s been the most outrageous request? I was asked if I would propose marriage to a client’s daughter. Unfortunately I was already married so had to decline. What are the most common requests? Most common requests are day-to-day directions to places of interest, dining reservations, theatre, concert, sports tickets. And just general advice on how to get the most from their visit. The best places to view and join in on Olympic events? The free events: Road cycling and marathon will be great for just soaking up the Olympic atmosphere. Both events finish near the hotel and we can direct you to the best viewing location. What’s been your most memorable moment as concierge? Receiving the award for top Concierge Worldwide from Virtuoso in Las Vegas. I felt like an Oscar winner picking up the award in front of 3000 people. www.kempinski.com/en/london
LAINO’S TOp p ICkS IN LONDON Must-See Museum If I had to pick one it would be the Victoria & Albert Museum. It is so eclectic and has something for everyone. They are always pushing the boundaries with the diversity of their exhibitions and the permanent collection is superb particularly the ceramics. The british Galleries also provide a great insight into our country’s history. Hottest Tabl e Dinner by Heston blumenthal Top-shop Harrods - not my personal favorite but certainly a must-do. Also Harvey Nichols for ladies fashion and great restaurants and TopShop for teens and great budget fashion
Pack a high spf sunscreen to protect skin when underwater.
spot in ork or a u could F MApS S nd exo share st with
Ombr el l e clear continuous spray in spf 45, $17.99, www.lorealparis.ca/Ombrelle Choose a suit that is comfortable, and allows for a good range of motion. M a gi c s u i t b y M i r acl e Su i t camoflower Tango Tankini Top and bottom, www.miraclesuit.com M ar es Essence Liquidskin mask ($102), and Ergo dry snorkels ($45), www.mares.com
PUBLISH YOURSELF: BLURB Remember when digital photography was in its infancy? Before hundreds of thousands of digital vacation photos lay waste on your computer never to be seen again. Now you can channel your inner author with Blurb – a web based bookmaking tool. With plugins for editorial design or custom layouts transforming vacation photos into a full ﬂedged book complete with anecdotes and stories is quick and simple. You can even sell your book on the online store. is is the printing press for the 21st century. www.blurb.com
THE CSL GREEN TICkER
When possible use a laptop instead of a desktop computer.
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R o y rockstar rashguard $48 and sun skipper shorts $40 ; www.roxy.com Sw i m Sh aper s half pads add oomph to bikinis, $22.99, www.brazabra.ca
/Do not charge your gadgets using the car battery. ››
COURTESY: MARES, ROXY ECO SWIM, BLURB, LOREAL,
From Left: A hammock at Turtle bay Resort; all smiles at Aulani: A Disney Resort and Spa; surﬁng on Oahu’s North Shore. below from left: Lei making at Aulani: A Disney Resort and Spa; the Trump International Hotel Waikiki beach Walk; Menehune hiding at Aulani: A Disney Resort and Spa.
4 hOTELS ThAT EMBODY ThE SPiRiT OF ALOhA ThROUGh ADVENTURE, CULTURAL EXPERiENCES AND MAGiC AT EVERY TURN. BY KAiLASh MAhARAJ AND ShiVANA MAhARAJ, PhOTOGRAPhY BY K&S MEDiA
COURTESY:TRUMP WAIKIKI; DISNEY AULANI
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My Room At...
The Trump International Hotel Waikiki Beach Walk This stylish new addition to Waikiki has beach views, great service and the best mai tai in the world
►WHY HE RE WH Y NOW The three year old hotel’s allure is its prime location – set amidst the bustling commercial Waikiki Beach Walk, minutes from swanky Kalakaua Avenue (Luxury Row) and steps from fabled Waikiki beach. ►DINING Johan Svensson chef de cuisine at BLT (Bistro Laurent Tourondel) Steak calls the menu, “sophisticated steakhouse with some Asian touches.” The warm popovers are inventive and there is the requisite steak but do not overlook the fish. Other dining options include Wai‘olu Bar, the pool bar, and In-Yo, which offers American and Japanese food at breakfast and lunch, and Italian and Japanese cuisine for dinner.
Clockwise from top: Waikiki beach view from the hotel; The award winning Mai Tai; A view of the hotel’s exterior; From the menu at bLT steak.
WHO IT ’S FOR Businessmen and those looking for a home away from home in Waikiki.
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►THE S CE NE The attentive staff always greeted me with aloha and offered cool water whenever I left the hotel. This service is taken to its highest form with Trump Attaché which is like an elevated concierge service offering everything from booking private jets and limousine to business services. They phoned to let me know that a beach bag packed with fruit (orange and apple), towels, cold water and sunscreen would be available for me when I went to the beach - a nice touch. As was the small ceramic plate in my room filled with whole macadamia nuts in their shell, a vice to crack them with, chocolate covered macadamias, and sugar covered macadamias all from Pahoa on the Big island.
WHEN TO GO Anytime, who could tire of these views and this service? Expect more crowds at peak season.
x - FACTOR Home of the World’s Best Mai Tai as made by mixologist and Food and Beverage Manager Christina Maffei.
COURTESY TRUMP WAIKIKI; BLT STEAK;
►THE VI BE 456 residences, 6 penthouses and ownership options available. My studio with a small kitchenette, large marble bath, lanai and ocean view decorated with Gauguin inspired paintings felt more like an apartment than a hotel room. A small fully equipped gym and spa sit on the same level as the inviting and comfortable library (more like a business centre).
My Room At... ►WHY HERE WHY NOW Guests will be enchanted by the work created by Disney imagineers and local Hawaiians. Rich details like Hawaiian artwork, immerse visitors in the culture of the isle. The hotel’s location in Ko’Olina is ideal for those seeking repose.
Aulani: A Disney Resort and Spa
Disney delights families and anyone looking for a vacation packed with Hawaiian culture, activities galore and endless magical experiences.
►DINING The sun has just begun to set behind us at ‘AMA‘AMA and I am excited to try some Hawaiian specialties. “We’re showcasing the abundant produce, the classic tastes of Hawaii. From simple plate lunches to whole salt-crusted fish,” explains Executive Chef Patrick Callarac. The menu here is a melting pot of Polynesian, Korean, Portuguese, and Latin influences as demonstrated by my entrée- Vadouvan curry, house made noodles with seafood and vegetables topped with a fried egg, still gooey in the centre. For dessert, the silky chocolate macadamia nut soufflé with gianduja sauce is a knockout. Children (and adults alike) will be delighted with Aunty’s character breakfast at Makahiki. A buffet style smörgåsbord of continental and Chinese/ Japanese offerings. Kids will love interacting with Disney characters and the warm and friendly “Aunty” who encourages everyone to sing along with her, while weaving the kiddie line through the breakfast tables.
COURTESY DISNEY AULANI; K&S MEDIA
► THE SCENE Activities abound whether unwinding at Laniwai spa, which includes a teen spa, Painted Sky, trying one of the best and most unique treatments in the islands, kili kili, which combines lomi lomi, a body polish and hydrotherapy. Try lei making with fragrant orchids, starlight hui, a catamaran tour (where I see a pod of dolphins) or simply exploring the hotel’s many daily activities. One of the staff sums up my time here perfectly. “At our grand opening, toward sunset, the final crown on the cake was this rainbow that seemingly appeared in the sky out of nowhere. We could have never planned for a moment like that. That’s the kind of magic that happens with Disney.” Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, Ko Olina, Hawai'i; resorts.disney.go.com/aulani-hawaii-resort
Clockwise from top: Signature gateway and ceiling in the hotel lobby; Fish are abundant at Rainbow Reef; Aunty smiles and sings with her ukulele; Minnie smiles for the camera.
WHO IT’S FOR Families, children, couples and anyone looking for activities galore, great dining, world class spa and entertainment with a twist of Disney charm.
WHEN TO GO Great Summer specials. The Disney crew remind us “there’s magical experiences everyday, you never know where and when the next one will be.”
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My Room At...
Turtle Bay Resort A great escape on Oahu’s famed North Shore.
►WHY HE RE WH Y NOW Oahu’s north shore is a surfer’s Mecca and Turtle Bay an 880 acre luxury resort is deeply connected with surfing community. Minutes away from the Polynesian Cultural Center, Turtle Bay is the closest I got to the feeling of aloha on Oahu. Walk a couple meters and waves crashing on volcanic rock give way to Cook pines and a manicured golf course.
►DINING Several dining options from casual to fine dining are available. I opted for the panoramic views of the ocean from Palm Terrace at breakfast and beachside dining at Ola for dinner.
Clockwise from top left: Shoreline of the hotel; brad Gilger; pool bar; A guestroom at the hotel; dessert at Ola.
WHO IT’S FOR Families will love the many activities and couples will relish the romantic atmosphere.
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►THE S CE NE I stayed in one of the 42 Beach cottages on the west side of the resort with views of the Pacific Ocean and famous Hawaiian sunsets. What will entice me back are the grounds with plenty of shoreline, the treasures of Hawaiian history (mo’olelo) and cute details like stuffed animals in every room depicting creatures found at the resort.
WHEN TO GO Any time of year but during surf events the resort’s energy is amped up.
x - FACTOR Ocean views from every room plus every night locals and visitors alike gather to watch surfers and the setting sun.
COURTESY: BENCHMARK HOSPITALITY; K&S MEDIA
►THE VIBE From lounging in seaside hammocks, to visiting the Makahiki kuilima festival, to beachcombing, petting horses at the stables, and watching surfers catching impossibly large waves, I was always entertained. For relaxation and soothing I headed to Spa Luana for a Lomi Lomi massage one day and a Pōhaku stone massage another. One of the most intriguing experiences was a segway tour through the back trails together with my guide Brad Gilger from the Hele Huli adventure centre at the resort. Part mini-history lesson, part nature tour, part balancing stunt it was a thrilling adventure past WWII bunkers, a golf course, a Hawaiian princess’s favourite bathing spot, movie locations and an old airport.
My Room At... ►WHY HERE WHY NOW With a bird’s eye view of the action on Waikiki beach and a superior view of Duke Kahanamoku’s statue, my deluxe ocean view room feels like it’s at the heart of all the action in Waikiki. After undergoing a $13 million refurbishment, the property boasts atrium shops, an outdoor pool (where guests lounge in cabanas), and the invigorating sound or rushing water from an enormous waterfall. And in the Hawaiian heat guests can cool off with complimentary ice pops.
Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort and Spa
Cultural exchange, shopping and a new look invite guests back.
►DINING I head to SHOR American Seafood Grill, one of three dining facilities on property. I start with the crab cake, made with blue crab and served with a zesty citrus mayonnaise. My monchong fish is grilled nicely, while the whole lobster prepared with Hamakua Ali`i Mushroom, together with my crunchy kimchi fried rice is a study in umami. For dessert, the lemon cheesecake has a pleasant citrus zip.
COURTESY: HYATT REGENCY WAIKIKI
►THE SCENE I enter the bright tuberose scented spa, Na Ho'ola and meet my masseuse Ellen for a Pohaku massage. Her flawless technique works areas of my upper back that need attending, easing each knot with varying degrees of pressure. The award winning spa features sixteen treatment rooms including a dry sauna. E Makani Eha is Hyatt Regency’s cultural centre, where I speak with Aka, a native of Niihau, who guides me on an unforgettable lesson in creating a traditional headpiece. Ti leaves are interspersed with flowers and foliage, each representing parents embracing a child, he tells me. Aka is a wealth of knowledge, delighting me with legends of Hawaiian culture, and his incredible storytelling ability enriches my experience on Oahu immensely. Hula lessons, crafts, storytelling and Hawaiian language are all part of the services. 2424 Kalakaua Avenue; waikiki.hyatt.com CSL
A SHOR THING
Clockwise from top: A smiling Chef Sven Ullrich ; inside SHOR American Seafood grill restaurant overlooking Waikiki beach is bright and spacious; Aka teaches traditional Hawaiian crafts to guests; the signature water feature at the hotel; A whole lobster is sweet and succulent.
WHO IT ’S FOR Families, those who love to shop. Close to Waikiki beach shops, restaurants and beach.
WHEN TO GO CSL travelled at the beginning of February, crowds were less than at peak Holiday season.
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The Santa Monica pier.
STEP iNTO A WORLD OF PURE ChiC. ThESE FOUR hOTELS iN SANTA MONiCA, ON SUNSET BOULEVARD, AND MARiNA DEL REY DELiVER ON UNABAShED LUXURY, STYLE AND FLAVOUR. PLUS TWO ATTRACTiONS ThAT ARE A MUST. By Kailash Maharaj.
A view of the hotel lobby.
A plate at Whist. below: Chef Chris Crary.
“The art deco meets modern- quirkypolish at the hotel is unmistakable (think all pure white poinsettias at
VICEROY SANTA MONICA
COURTESY:VICEROY SANTA MONICA; K&S MEDIA
GREEN IS THE EMBLEM AT THE VICEROY. Even the outdoor lighting glows with the signature colour. Inside, kelly green is accented with touches of royal blue, yellow, grey, black and white. The art deco meets modern- quirky-polish at the hotel is unmistakable (think all pure white poinsettias at Christmas). The canary yellow library with silver candelabras, a floor to ceiling bookcase filled with design books is both cozy and charming. Upstairs in my ocean view Viceroy room overlooking the Pacific, the plush carpeting is punctuated by pin cushion chairs and a shiny white ceramic Pekinese dog that rests on the writing desk. Inside my oversized marble bathroom and Neil George amenities are luxurious touches. Outside, the pool area feels like a minimalist designer’s dream in shades of grey, black and white. The chic cabanas and cozy seating are accented with large black chess pieces and checkerboard tables. Scores of crisp white plates hang on slate walls. At Whist, The Viceroy’s signature restaurant, I meet Chef de Cuisine and Top
Chef season 9 alum Chris Crary, an affable host who chats with us about his culinary career before dinner. Growing up in Bucyrus Ohio, surrounded by a diet rich in meat and potatoes, it was trips to a family cabin in Canada that inspired his culinary path. “I got inspired about fresh food and cooking and the joy food could bring to a group of people.” After training in Virginia, the young chef worked in Key West, and Providence, eventually moving to San Diego to work with former Jean George sous chef Tony DiSalvo before settling in Los Angeles, where the pair have worked together for almost seven years. Designed by Kelly Wearstler the restaurant and adjacent Cameo bar is buzzing with a crowd tonight. Executive Chef Tony DiSalvo has created a menu with global influences, sourcing ingredients from the local Santa Monica market. Crary “likes to play” with molecular gastronomy, counting Jose Andres and Ferran Adria as culinary influences. Highlights of my meal tonight include the beet salad, with hazelnuts and truffle pecorino panna cotta. The Jerusalem artichoke soup with duck confit and black truffle is rich and elegant. “I do a lot of sweet components on savoury dishes,” confesses Crary. Tonight this sweet-savoury combination is evident in the grated amaretti cookies on top of foie gras terrine. My experience shows both chefs’ play of textures, techniques and flavours that result in visually pleasing, tasty plates. www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/santamonica
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A room at the legendary hotel. Left: ﬂatbread at the Dining room. below: View from the courtyard.
The Dining Room just off the lobby looks like a gentleman’s club from the 1920s with bespoke details. It offers scrumptious breakfast options including a stellar breakfast wrap, lunch and dinner. The menu features fare from the nearby Santa Monica farmer’s market and enlivens comfort food with Italian and Latino influences. For dinner, I enjoyed the wild mushroom flatbread and smoked chicken empanada redolent with chilies and served with an amazing avocado salsa. A fine wine by the glass and cocktail list and prompt service make it a destination unto itself.
“Art Deco structures are everywhere in L.A. but perhaps nowhere captures the cool vibe of that time better than
As the legendary hotel sits on a bluff overlooking the Pacific with the iconic Santa Monica pier nearby – views from the breezy and stylish Suite 700 rooftop bar are unparalleled. On the night I visited, I sipped Schramsberg Champagne (the owner’s favourite) while watching the sun set in crimson glory. 52 | SUMMER 2012 | citystyleandliving.com
SHANGRI-LA SANTA MONICA ART DECO STRUCTURES ARE EVERYWHERE IN L.A. but perhaps nowhere captures the cool vibe of that time better than the Santa Monica showstopper ShangriLa Hotel. Opened in 1939, its sleek white exterior, pool with cabanas, courtyard with fire pit and mix of modern with vintage pieces positively scream effortless elegance. Since its $30 million revamp in 2009, the 71-room property has cultivated an ecofriendly culture with biodegradable bottles, efficient fluorescent lighting and a filtration system for water runoff. My spacious suite 500 featured two bedrooms, two baths, a stainless steel kitchen, and three flat screen televisions. But of course nothing says luxury like the bathtub with a view of the Pacific Ocean. Touches like an antique looking telephone, Frette bathrobes, and old style windows give the hotel its glam appeal. Meeting space, a fitness centre, courtyard, restaurant and location near the Santa Monica Pier make the Shangri-La ideal as a base for exploring the city. What I liked most of all is the feeling when you walk through the lobby like you’re coming back home. www.shangrila-hotel.com
COURTESY: SHANGRI-LA SANTA MONICA; K&S MEDIA
the Santa Monica showstopper Shangri-La Hotel”
The pool. Right: halibut at Jerne. below: Looking onto the marina.
Executive Sous Chef Umit Kaygusuz’s deftly executes a menu of California regional cuisine, at jerne restaurant + bar punctuated by rich dark wood and deep red decor. I had an exceptional California farmers market experience menu and began with a glass of Moet and Chandon nectar imperial. From a rich celeriac and apple brandy soup influenced by the flavours of Normandy to a grilled heirloom carrot and marcona almond salad hinting at Spain my meal was worldly but rooted in the cuisine unique to California. My sommelier Mitch, was affable and informative and made the dining experience a pleasure.
“This is the Southern California you imagine – yachts, water and city views... Each room features its own private balcony ... and mine provided sun drenched views of the marina”
RITZ CARLTON MARINA DEL REY COURTESY:RITZ CARLTON MARINA DEL REY
THIS IS THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA YOU IMAGINE – yachts, water, and city views. Situated on a recreational marina, close enough to the Los Angeles International Airport that I could see planes taking off and landing from my room, the 304 room Ritz Carlton Marina Del Rey sits on quiet Admiralty Way. Though I visited during a major holiday, business travellers were plenty as were families using the hotel as a hub for visiting the surrounding area. A pool and fitness centre ensures both demographics have lots to do. At the time of my visit the hotel was in the midst of a facelift – updating the common areas to more modern decor. Each room features its own private balcony, and my Club level room provided sun drenched views of the marina and beyond. One day I take a stroll (bikes are also available to rent) to nearby Venice Beach walking along the meandering paths near the sandy beach observing surfers in the water and hundreds of water birds. Most days, though I spend relaxing in my room and at the Club Lounge.
RITZ-CARLTON CLUB LEVEL Want to take your experience to the next level of luxury? The private access Ritz-Carlton Club level on the 11th and 12th floors offer five food presentations daily, a designated concierge, lounge area, computer access and cocktails. I absolutely loved sauntering in at all hours of the day and night and reading quietly, eating and enjoying the ambiance of what feels like a secret hideaway. www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/MarinadelRey
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The outdoor dining area. Right: lobster ravioli. below: lounging chairs at the hotel.
On Sunset, headed by Executive Chef Olivier Rouselle, features a menu of seasonal California cuisine with a French inflection. With my glass of wine, I order the Maryland crab cake paired with pineapple Asian slaw and mint aioli followed by the lobster 'open ravioli'. The sheets of house made ravioli are woven between asparagus, mushrooms and a rich thermidor sauce. The roasted rack of lamb with Moroccan spices, Israeli couscous and eggplant caponata is a Mediterranean twist on California produce. On Sunset also features a Sunday brunch, with jazz trio accompaniment.
“Nestled between Brentwood and Bel-Air, the 160 room chic yet simple Luxe on Sunset is a boutique hotel frequented by a high powered crowd (on my visit I heard lawyers brokering deals, moneyed couples celebrating an anniversary and franchisees pitching their bosses
NESTLED BETWEEN BRENTWOOD AND BEL-AIR, the 160 room chic yet simple Luxe on Sunset is a boutique hotel frequented by a high powered crowd (on my visit I heard lawyers brokering deals, moneyed couples celebrating an anniversary and franchisees pitching their bosses – all on the same night). My 672 sq foot executive junior suite overlooks the greenery surrounding the property (protected from highway construction noise). Though the hotel is busy with guests for the holiday season front office manager Agne makes sure that I am keenly attended to, and books me in for a spa appointment at The Sanctuary spa for a Swedish massage. Business guests will appreciate the convenient wi-fi, daily newspaper and nightly turndown service the hotel offers while the hotel’s convenient location to Los Angeles attractions like The Getty Centre, Santa Monica and UCLA are great for vacationers. I enjoy the complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres is offered to guests during Happy hour from 4pm-7pm.
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My masseuse Nadja uses G.M Collins skin care products during my sixty minute Swedish massage, one of the most popular treatments at the hotel. She uses medium pressure and relieves my stress from L.A traffic immediately. www.luxesunset.com
COURTESY: LUXE HOTEL SUNSET BOULEVARD; K&S MEDIA
LUXE SUNSET BOULEVARD
– all on the same night).”
“Theme parks are part of the quintessential L.A. experience.”
SOME MAY BE DERISIVE about theme parks but they are part of the quintessential L.A. experience (as the loads of foreign tourists would attest). Adjacent to the Universal City Walk, shops, restaurants and hotels, Universal Studios Hollywood is divided into two levels by the massive escalator, Starway. Views from the top are incredible with lots of picture taking possibility. I opted to begin with a studio tour narrated by Jimmy Fallon on video. We passed television sets like Wisteria Lane, encountered special effects from the Fast and the Furious and King Kong 360 3-D created by Peter Jackson. While attractions like Jurassic Park and Terminator 3D are rooted in the 1990’s, they still pack an adrenaline punch. Best of all I was able to get free tickets to Jay Leno. www.universalstudioshollywood.com
WARNER BROTHERS STUDIOS VIP TOUR
Norman bates’ spooky motel. Right: A shark emerging from the water.
“The history of the lot is undeniably rich.”
MY VIP STUDIO TOUR IS led by Tom, an exuberant host with an encyclopedic knowledge of the studio. At every turn he points out where famous movie and television scenes were filmed, how parking lots doubled as helipads, and why movie houses are made of fiberglass resembling stonework (for quick changes and easy dismantling). We walk through sets, onto lots, and step behind the scenes of a Foley sound studio. At one point, we spot Brendan Robinson (Lucas on Pretty Little Liars) taking a break from filming his scenes and swarmed by a group of young fans. At lunch in the commissary kitchen our celebrity sightings include director Christopher Nolan. “This is where a lot of ideas are pitched, and business deals go down,” Tom whispers. The history of the lot is undeniably rich, but what is perhaps most surprising (and often taken for granted) is that film and tele-
vision have so many facets and employ so many people. Highlights: Witnessing the amount of detail that the average viewer can’t see (file folders on the set of The Mentalist filled with faux police reports). The multi-million dollar Tiffany lamps and crystal chandeliers in the prop department. The WB museum with replicas from the matrix, costumes worn by Elizabeth Taylor and George Clooney. Taking a photo on set of the one of the last scenes shot for Casablanca. Sets Visited: Pretty Little Liars, Heart of Dixie, Two and a half men, Friends (replica), The Mentalist, Gilmore Girls, former Growing Pains living room, True Blood (Merlotte’s). Souveniers: Keys to the lot and photo on platform 9 ½ (from Harry Potter fame). vipstudiotour.warnerbros.com CSL
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Food, Fashion, Travel, Oahu hotels, Wicked Good BBQ, The Calgary Stampede Centennial of Style
Published on Jun 3, 2013
Food, Fashion, Travel, Oahu hotels, Wicked Good BBQ, The Calgary Stampede Centennial of Style