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31 TO MARKET Beet salad CSL FASHION
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19 HEALTHY LIVING
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Calgarian and pro golfer Todd Halpen shares his faves
20-23 IMBIBE CSL’s favourite cocktails, plus New Zealand sauvignon blanc and a new vodka ﬂavour
12-13 AT HOME How to update your small space, with ﬂair 14-15 GARDENING
the beneﬁts of tart cherry juice
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How to use San Marzano tomatoes
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52 SOUVENIR Local eats around the world
18 NEED IT WANT IT
48-51 24 HRS IN...COPENHAGEN A look at the beautiful city
53 TOUR GUIDE Makeup artist Hung Vanngo
25 TASTE TEST Summer ice cream is here!
CSL’s favourite bike
47 PASSPORT Travel news and products from around the globe
Why sustainable ﬁshing should be important to you, plus CSL’s favourite ﬁsh
16 EASY BEING GREEN
How to make your garden grow
5 EDITOR’S NOTE 7 BEHIND THE COVER 63 FINAL THOUGHT
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Every morning I check my horoscope more out of habit than true interest. “Today brings lessons about enjoying the ordinary. Chores are pleasant exercises. Errands are a chance to connect with the people in your neighborhood who help the community run smoothly,” wrote Holiday Mathis. I had been thinking about meaningful habits and ordinary day-to-day chores and how they figure against the well-worn platitudes of modern day gurus: Do what you love and the money will follow. Follow your passion. Live your dreams. Perhaps this advice is true, who knows, but it is also saccharine and simplified. I think a nobler and certainly more challenging task, as my horoscope described, is to love what you must do: the part-time job that must be taken to support yourself while pursuing an art career; the daily chores to keep a household running smoothly; the drudgery of research that precedes creative writing. It is so easy to approach these tasks with resentment, sighing through them, feeling the weight of their responsibility, scorning the fact that they prevent you from doing what you really want to do. I’ve met people who sigh and heave and complain (not just in words but in attitude also) through even the smallest of tasks – taking out the garbage or washing dishes. To be around those for whom even the most minute chore is labour is to be surrounded by the most morose, draining circumstance. It sucks the energy out of everyone around them, tainting each person’s own experience. Everything is a bother. There is a secret to loving what you must do, though. It was revealed to me by my mother and grandmother who both said, “I could be scrubbing the toilet and I’m happy.” If one approaches chores not as necessary burdens but as rituals well, it transforms them. Of course, it is hard won advice that has waned and wavered in my own spirit over the years (it’s one thing to know this and quite another to apply it daily and I too am guilty of fussing through chores). But what a difference it makes to be around someone who whistles or sings while they work. It relieves the stress from the people around them and I think it unburdens them too. Now, I’m not a strict believer in astrology but I do think it provides some interesting archetypes and symbols and it demonstrates the high road to approach a situation and the low road. So, inspired by my horo-
scope, I decided to see what else astrology has to say about daily chores, ruled by the sixth house. “The domestic tasks associated with the sixth house are denigrated, and when possible, delegated. But something is lost, I think, in our determination to avoid these humble occupations; the sixth house is also the house of ritual, the performance of activities for symbolic purposes….What distinguishes them from one another? Intention and consciousness. You can sweep the kitchen floor each evening and hardly notice doing it, beyond a vague desire to have it over with as quickly as possible. But imagine you instead treat the chore as a ritual, giving your full attention to sweeping the floor carefully and thoroughly, visualizing the debris and disorder of your mind being swept away with the breadcrumbs. Feel the difference? Why make such a big deal out of sweeping a floor? Because life is a finite resource, and it’s maddening to waste five minutes every day – more than 30 hours each year!– on an activity that is meaningless. And yet the floor needs to be swept – a consequence of inhabiting a body that walks on things, and spills crumbs. If you don’t occasionally sweep the floor pretty soon it offends the senses and can even breed disease. So why not enjoy sweeping the floor, clearing it of life’s thriving, lively messiness? Why not use those five minutes as a sort of practical prayer, to celebrate being alive?” says April Elliott Kent in The Essential Guide to Practical Astrology. Around the same time I heard a well-known female hockey player’s mother on television speaking about motherhood and participating in her daughter’s early hockey practices, “It was not a sacrifice to me. I enjoyed doing it and it was something I should do.” To her participating in her daughter’s young life was not a chore but a pleasure. That’s the whole sense of it – not regarding work that must be done as a burden or chore but something to be enjoyed. It is the heart’s distance between heaven and hell. CSL — KAILASH AND SHIVANA
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Great events in and around Calgary
Calgarian and golf pro, Todd Halpen
14-15 At Home::
How to add ďŹ‚air to a small space
Green tools, seeds and inspiration
Easy Being Green : put the pedal to the metal in an Opus bike
BAD TO THE BONE
A LOOk AT STUNNING DRUMHELLER, ALbERTA. MORE EVENTS AROUND CALGARy p. 10
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3RD ANNUAL FU R b AL L is Calgary's only dogfriendly black tie gala dinner. The evening will feature special activities for dogs, dinner for dogs and humans, a celebrity fashion show, a silent auction, and fabulous raﬄe prizes among other surprises. All proceeds beneﬁt Oops-a-Dazy Rescue and Sanctuary Society. Oops-a-Dazy's mission is to prevent animal suﬀering, to help control the pet population, and to help neglected, abused, and stray domestic and farm animals ﬁnd loving and permanent homes and to provide sanctuary to those unlikely to be adopted. Saturday, June 22, 2013 at the Genesis Centre, Calgary; Early Bird tickets, $100 per person/dog; www.thefurball.ca
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UPCOMI NG EVENTS FROM ARO UND T H E CI T Y
CALGARy IRONMAN COMpETITION Nestled in the foothills of Western Canada’s Rocky mountains, with rolling terrain and clear blue waters, Calgary is the home of the Ironman 70.3 challenge. This course is one of the most challenging and scenic in the 70.3 series. It’s been voted one of the top ten most scenic triathlons in the world by Triathlete Magazine. Starting from the Cottage Club, swimming the clear waters of Ghost Lake, cycling with the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, and running the beautiful pathways of Glenmore park; Ironman 70.3 Calgary is as stunning as it is challenging. Register online: www.active.com/triathlon/calgary-alberta-ab/ironman-703-calgary-2013
ANTIqUING AT THE ARC Top Dealers from across Canada oﬀering very special inventory. Deluxe antiques and vintage bargains. Something for everyone. Canada’s leading Antique experts welcome residents and visitors from across Calgary and surrounding areas to the Antiquing at the Arc Show which oﬀers very easy access oﬀ McLeod Trail with lots of free parking. Saturday 9 am to 5 pm & Sunday 10 am to 4 pm. Adults $6.00 at the door, children 13 and under free with an adult admission. ATM, Snack Bar, Wheelchair Accessible. Acadia Recreation Complex 240 90TH Avenue SE Calgary, 403 255 1252; Show information Dennis 604 316 1933 or Lorne 403 816 9938 or email email@example.com online at www.antiquesbydesignshows.com
COURTESY FUR BALL; IRONMAN CALGARY; ANTIQUING AT THE ARC;
Q&A: Todd Halpen
A two-time PGA Tour competitor, the Calgarian golf pro who now works full time at The Golf Canada Calgary Centre shares his favourite things to eat, do and his most favourite ways to play in the city
My favourite dish is...
“Pizza at Spiro's on 17th avenue S.W.”
“Favourite Memory? Easily the two PGA
ON THE GREEN
Todd and his friends on the golf green
What are you currently daydreaming about?
Tour events I competed in! Also my time spent on Canada's National Amateur Team, the Canadian Tour (2008-2010) and on building my business, Swinkey Golf Inc. ”
“Heli-skiing trips next winter and a few golf trips coming up!” COURTESY CANADIAN HELI SKIING, ADIDAS, TITLEIST, ; TOURISM CALGARY; K&S MEDIA;PIZZA IS A REPRESENTATION
If you weren't in the industry you are in now, what would you be doing?
“Working in the oil patch here in Calgary, skiing, golfing, playing hockey and enjoying the Calgary lifestyle!
“[I am] moving towards becoming the best golf instructor in Alberta, and also one of the best players.”
My Guilty Pleasure...
“Shinney hockey anywhere in Calgary!”
FAVOURITE THING ABOUT CALGARY “The hard working people.” www.golfproyyc.com www.swinkey.com
“This summer, I am most excited about my best friend’s wedding and improving my business as a full-time golf instructor.”
My signature style is...“I wear Kikkor and Adidas
golf apparel, Kikkor and Foot-Joy shoes, and all Titleist golf equipment.” citystyleandliving.com | SUMMER 2013 | 11
“I love the soothing colours of this
space. Green is not an obvious colour choice but it lends an unexpected warmth to the room. In a small space, pops of colour like this work well.”
- kAILASH MAHARAJ Home Editor
INSpIRATION INSPIRATION The painting is a transcription by the famous Renaissance artist Leonardo DaVinci. The colours, especially the verdant background served as inspiration. DREAM DIGS A British Colonial home in the Caribbean. Lots of light with richness, traditional pieces and artwork. DESIGN MUSE India Hicks. SHOP Stanley Furniture, www.stanleyfurniture.com, or Bombay Company, www.bombay.ca
A Romantic Space perhaps it’s not your expected colour choice but eggshell green and cream make for a fabulous combination in a small space 12 | SUMMER 2013 | citystyleandliving.com
BENJAMIN MOORE SOUNDS OF NATURE, BAVARIAN CREAM (LEFT), www.benjaminmoore.com
GET THE LOOk
URBAN BARN NAYA PALM CUSHION, $39, www.urbanbarn.com HOME DEPOT HABITAT MEDALLION PINCH PLEAT TAB PANEL, $29.99, www.homedepot.ca
RONA ALABASTER GLASS TORCHIERE, $79.99, www.rona.ca
BED BATH AND BEYOND SURE FITSTRETCH STERLING CREAM 3-PIECE SOFA SLIPCOVER, $199.99, www.bedbathandbeyond.ca
URBAN BARN PALM LEAF TOSS CUSHION, $36.00, www.urbanbarn.com
MORE GREAT LIGHTING COURTESY HOME DEPOT (2); RONA (2); BED BATH AND BEYOND; URBAN BARN (3)
HOME DEPOT HABITAT HERRINGBONE CURTAIN, CREAM, $22.99, www.homedepot.ca
RONA "CORALI" 1-LIGHT CHANDELIER, $59.99, www.rona.ca
URBAN BARN TREE TOSS CUSHION, $36.00, www.urbanbarn.com citystyleandliving.com | SUMMER 2013 | 13
Looking for inspiration for your garden? Why not snap shots of your favourite plants while on vacation (it leaves no footprints), while on walks in your neighbourhood or while out and about in the city? Arrange the photos in a garden scrapbook and enjoy.
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K7S MEDIA (6)
Clockwise from top left: Orchid growing wild in Costa Rica. begonia. Small orchids growing in Costa Rican tropical forest. Dahlia. Geraniums. Morning glory growing in a Costa Rican ďŹ eld.
Why not document your garden’s progress with a journal? Include notes, pictures and descriptions.
ELMER’S SCHOOL GLUE NATURALS
Comes in recyclable containers with cornstarch as a primary ingredient. Pourable glue $1.59; Glue stick,$2.49; www.elmers.ca
From left: Kathleen Van Ihinger; Gord Steinraths at his farm; Seed pack from Harmonic Herbs
MEET A NEW CROp OF FARMERS WHO Committed to sustainable agriculture, plant diversity, and herbalism, Gord Steinraths and kathleen Van Ihinger farm 15 acres of land that has been in Steinraths’ family since 1906. WHAT Harmonic Herbs provides local seeds tailored to the climate, geography and conditions of Alberta. During each growing season they experiment with new varieties of vegetables, herbs and ﬂowers to be sold. Much of this is documented in photographs on their website. WHy WE’RE ObSESSED We liked that the great range of seeds, everything from the über-trendy sea buckthorn to classic kale, are locally grown for city gardeners. HOW THEy’RE GREEN packaging and labels use recycled and recyclable materials. Seeds, many of
COURTESYFISKARS (3); HARMONIC HERBS (2); K&S MEDIA; ECOJOT; ELMERS
K7S MEDIA (6)
Colourful journals made in Canada from 100% post-consumer waste. Red Robin journal, $10; Owls Green Jumbo journal, $17; www.ecojot.com
which are heirloom varieties, are open-pollinated, a key factor in biodiversity. WHERE Available at Community Natural Foods and at www.harmonicherbs.com
Stellar Seeds in british Columbia also sell organic ﬂower, herb and vegetable seed. www.stellarseeds.com
GREAT TOOLS Take control of unruly branches, deadhead ﬂowers and give structure to your garden with these pruners. When it comes to making your garden grow, these are just the tools for the job. We give them two green thumbs up!
1.. Fiskars powerGear pruner, $33.99, www.ﬁskars.ca
THE CSL GREEN TICkER
2.. Fiskars Softouch Micro-
Tip pruning Snip, $15.99, www.ﬁskars.ca
Fiskars power-Level Anvil pruner, $19.99, www.ﬁskars.ca
Clean til e floor s with a mixture of warm water and baking soda. Add lemon juice or lavender oil for a fresh scent.
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EASY BEING GREEN
Green Your Life
HANDLEBAR ORA Urbain 70R X 50S
FRAME Meta 10 Al-6061
WEIGHT 30,9 lbs
DID yOU kNOW? >> There are approximately 712 kilometres of pathways and 350 kilometres of onstreet bicycle routes within Calgary waiting to be explored this spring and summer. >>19% of Calgarians ride at least once a week, and 59% said that they would like to cycle more often according to a September 2010 survey.
BRAKES LeeChi TX-119 V-Brake
TIRES Innova IA-2018 26 X 2.0 - Black
WHEELS Formula FM21/32 Alex Z1000 26", SS spokes
As part of the new urban lifestyle, take this sweet set of wheels and hit the road for a fashionable, fun ride
The Lisboa (pictured above) is part of Opus Bikes internal gear bicycles. So what exactly are internal gears? Those who can’t be bothered with maintenance and adjustments will love the simple action of twisting the handle to allow gears to slip in and out so riders do not have to pedal backward to shift 16 | SUMMER 2013 | citystyleandliving.com
We loved its feminine lines, the cute license plate and room for a basket. Best of all, this bike is a true beauty on the road; CSL received countless comments on our Lisboa’s grace on the pathways. Its distinguished retro elegance had us riding a wave of compliments. Opus Bikes Urbanista line of bikes range from $560 - $928; opusbike.com
GIRO HELMETS AND GLOVES
(Left to right) Women’s reverb in matte titanium, Womens feather in black matte, Women’s Xena gloves; www.giro.com
COURTESY OPUS BIKES; GIRO
Designed in Montreal, Opus was founded twelve years ago by Outdoor Gear Canada. The small company with 100 employees, sells bikes throughout Canada, Japan and the United States.
Accessorize your Wheels
FOOD SUMMER 2013
CITY STYLE AND LIVING
18 19 Healthy Living: 20-23 Imbibe:: 24 Sustainable:: 25 Taste Test: 26-28 Tastemaker: 29 Kitchen:: 30 Fusion:: 31 To Market::
Need It Want It::
Six great new products on the market to try
New products for the kitchen
COURTESY K&S MEDIA (2); THE LANGHAM; RILEY STEWAR; WILD OCEAN; STONELEIGH; SLATE PLATE
COURTESY OPUS BIKES; GIRO
New Zealand wine and everything rum
Choosing sustainable ďŹ sh
Ice cream and frozen yogurt
San Marzano tomatoes three ways
Great gadgets for the kitchen
A reinvented beet salad citystyleandliving.com | SUMMER 2013 | 17
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EDTIOR’S pI Ck
Superb Six: For the Kitchen GREAT NEW PRODUCTS
What you should buy now
by MARC DUNCAN
3. ROYAL COMMAND 100% ALL NATURAL PISTACHIO PASTE A true pistachio ﬂavour is
5. HIMALAYA GOURMET TAMARIND HONEY DIP Tired of same-old honey mustard,
sprinkle this crimson powder over mashed potatoes, meat and frittatas to add a subtle depth of ﬂavour. It’s become our go-to for brightening any dish, seriously, it’s addictive. (70g , www.qualiﬁrst.com)
hard to ﬁnd. I’m not talking about the clear essence found on supermarket shelves or the brilliant green stuﬀ either. This paste made from Mediterranean pistachios delivers a rich nutty ﬂavour. I used it instead of almond paste to make marzipan, as a ﬁlling and to add depth to a ganache. (www.qualiﬁrst.com)
ketchup or mayonnaise dipping sauces? This dip is tangy and sour from the tamarind with a counterbalancing sweetness of honey. It’s also a great way to boost ﬂavour in Asian sauces or marinades. (250ml, www.qualiﬁrst.com)
4. VIANI AND CO RISOTTO AI TARTUFO This is a gourmet Italian meal in no-time– the rich taste of risotto with classic truﬄe mushrooms is luxury in a jiﬀy. It’s so easy to open the packet, sauté with onions add stock and serve. For added creaminess, ﬁnish with grated parmesan cheese. It will take less time than take-out delivery. I swear. (300g, www.dovetalecollections.com)
with the use of this double zero ﬂour. This style of ﬂour, known in Italian as Doppio zero, is popular with chefs worldwide and has the consistency of talcum powder. The low protein content in this ﬂour makes it ideal for cakes but is best when used for pizza dough, resulting in a crisp, light texture. (1kg ,$2.99, gigiimporting.com)
2. CASANOVA BALSAMIC VINEGAR OF MODENA Apparently, legendary lothario, Casanova’s gastronomic exploits rivaled those in the bedroom and he often used balsamic vinegar to seduce. Taking a cue from Casanova, this balsamic vinegar from Modena reduced four times (4 Travasi) is instantly seductive balancing the typical sweet and acidic ﬂavours. Store in your pantry to have on hand when making vinaigrettes or enriching soups and stews. ($9.99, www.casanova1748.it) 18 | SUMMER 2013 | citystyleandliving.com
6. GIGI IMPORTING VERDE FARINA DEL MIO SACCO pasta is made unbelievably light
COURTESY QUALIFIRST (3); GIGI IMPORTING (2); DOVETALE COLLECTIONS
1. LA DALIA SMOKED HOT PAPRIKA DE LA VERA Instead of investing in a pricey smoker,
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IN THE KITCHEN
T OFU SHI R ATAKI
Made from pureed tofu and konnyaku root (a member of the yam family), this 20 calorie noodle can be eaten tossed with traditional sauces, or morphed into delicious crab cakes. Tofu Shirataki (available in spaghetti, fettuccine and macaroni shapes), $2.49; www.house-foods.com
DID yOU kNOW? quinoa is closely related to species such as beets, spinach and tumbleweeds and extremely high in protein!
TR U R OOT S PASTA
A combination of quinoa, amaranth, brown rice and whole grain corn. A great glutenfree alternative pasta, we found it easy to cook with a comparable taste to traditional pasta. Tru Roots Ancient Grains pasta, $5.99; truroots.com
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Take green living into your home, with this line. The range of products do not contain any traces of 1,4 dioxane or ethylene oxide and are manufactured in Canada in an integrated, energy-efficient plant. The products are carbon-neutral, EcoLogo certified and not tested on animals. Best of all, fragrances used in the extensive line are produced without CMR (Carcinogens, Mutagens or toxic for Reproduction) compounds, $4.99 to $10.99; www.cleanattitude.com
COURTESY EDEN ORGANIC; PRANA; ATTITUDE; TOFU SHIRATAKI; TRUROOTS; TOMS OF MAINE
TO M ’ S O F M A I N E W H O L E CA R E TO OT H PAST E
P RA N A
The Canadian made snacks are ideal for people on the go. Available in four flavours, the delicious and crunchy treats are a mix of local and exotic fruits, nuts and seeds and are organic and vegan, $4.99; www.pranana.com
Freshen breath, whiten teeth and prevent tartar buildup. Visit the website to see a complete list of ingredients including their derivation and purpose. www.tomsofmaine.com
This mouth puckering tart little cherry may help muscle soreness and help you sleep better
Avid runner? Joint pain? Need more rest? According to research, the compounds in tart cherries (anthocyanins), may decrease inﬂammation and have eﬀects similar to that of aspirin. In addition, Montmorency tart cherries are known to have signiﬁcant amounts of melatonin (13 nanograms per gram), the horomone that helps
our bodies get rest. Eden Organic Tart Cherry Juice is one of the only 100% Montmorency tart cherry juices on the market with no additives, and not from concentrate. After drinking a glass, CSL testers found a marked diﬀerence in their sleep patterns, and reduced muscle stiﬀness after a long workout. www.edenfoods.com citystyleandliving.com | SUMMER 2013 | 19
Imbibe: Global Spirits News WHAT’S NEW AND GREAT IN THE WORLD OF WINE AND SpIRITS
SPIRIT LESSON: RUM
by STEVEN bUSCH
This spirit loved round the world has a legacy of pirates, revolutions and seafaring The origins of this fermented drink produced from sugar cane juice is thought to originate in India, China or modern day Iran, though distillation of rum first began in the 17th century in the Caribbean (Barbados) where sugar cane plantations were abundant. Rum then spread to Colonial America, where the first rum distillery in the British colonies of North America was set up in the Northwest and soon became a lucrative industry.
A long sturdy grass resembling bamboo, the exterior of sugar cane ranges from burgundy to light green. The hearty plant, part of the grass family is grown in tropical climates worldwide. Once the outer skin is peeled, the stalks can be pressed (or chewed) to release its sweet juice.
TRADITIONAL CARIBBEAN RUM PUNCH
ml Dark Rum ml White Rum L freshly squeezed orange juice 2 L freshly squeezed pineapple juice 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice ½ cup Grenadine Several dashes Angostura bitters Mix all ingredients together in a punch bowl. Serve over ice cubes with a wedge of lime. Water may be added to strengthen or water to weaken the punch. Garnish with fresh fruit.
THE CSL GREEN TICkER
Beach scene in Tobago, WI
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Enjoy with another Island fave, Jerk Chicken
Pressing sugar cane in Grenada
Did You Know? The order to "splice the mainbrace" (i.e. take rum) was given to the Royal Canadian Navy by the queen as commander-in-chief, on 29 June 2010 as part of the celebration of the Navy’s100th anniversary. The association between rum and pirates was popularized through writer Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island in 1883. In North America, rum is deﬁned as a spirit distilled from the fermented juice of sugar cane, sugar cane syrup, or sugar cane molasses at less than 95% abv and bottled at least 40% alcohol by volume.
FERMENTATION Yeast is added to the sugar cane juice or molasses, converted into glucose and fructose by the enzymes in the yeast, and then transformed into alcohol. The result contains only 10% alcohol by volume.
AGING To decrease the harshness from the distillation, rum is aged in oak barrels that previously held whisky or bourbon. It is this process that changes the colour of the liquid to a golden amber, and imparts nuanced flavour profiles.
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DISTILLATION In order to concentrate the spirit further, the liquid is boiled in large pot or column stills, and the vapour is collected. This process can be done up to five times. Rum made from molasses is distilled to a higher distillation purity whereas in the French Caribbean, rum is distilled to a low distillation purity (and a weightier taste).
BLENDING Most rum is blended from different batches. Single barrel method: each bottle is clearly labelled from the barrel it came from. Solera method: a series of barrels are placed in long rows, stacked four, or five levels high, each row containing a different “vintage.” Rum ready to be bottled is drawn from the bottom level of barrels and each year, new rum is added to the top barrel.
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COURTESY CRUZAN RUM; K&S MEDIA (3)
FLOR DE CANA 5 YEAR OLD BLACK LABEL
THE HISTORY The company started commer-
cial production in 1937. THE RUM Made from molasses, distilled ﬁve times and slow aged in small American oak barrels. THE LOOK Soft amber in colour with a bold and assertive nose, with faint hints of tangerine, and raisin. THE TASTE On the tongue, it is exceedingly dry, and hot, a result of aging in a traditional barrel house, unequipped with air conditioning, the characteristic ﬂor taste.
CSL VERDICT Great for cocktails.
RUM NATION MARTINIQUE RHUM AGRICOLE HORS D’AGE
THE HISTORY Rum Nation was founded in
1999 and has a portfolio of rum from countries from the Tropic of Cancer to the Equator. THE RUM A French style agricole rum (made from sugar cane juice), aged between 3 and 6 years. THE LOOK Honey in colour it is fruity on the nose, with notes of caramelized peach, and orange with coﬀee and licorice in the background. THE TASTE This style is light to medium in weight, though retains a solid body, with a warm and comforting ﬁnish of almonds, and buttery caramel. Fantastic value and great for CSL VERDICT sipping. www.rumnation.com
GOSLING’S OLD RUM
THE HISTORY Hailing from bermuda, for over
two centuries, this family owned company is the only to blend and bottle on the island. THE RUM Dark rum made from molasses and aged American oak bourbon casks. THE LOOK The cola coloured spirit has strong legs in the glass. THE TASTE On the tongue, syrupy silky smooth rum with hints of chocolate, dark caramel and subtle hints of smoke.
CSL VERDICT This exquisite rum makes a
wonderful gift. Savour while watching the sun set or preferably, by the beach. www.goslingsrum.com
COURTESY RON ZACAPA; CLEMENT; ENGLISH HARBOUR; RUM NATION; FLOR DE CANA; GOSLINGS
RON ZACAPA SISTEMA SOLERA 23
THE HISTORY Made in small town by a female master blender. THE RUM Made from sugar cane juice using the solera method, it is a blend of rums aged 6 to 23 years which are further aged in white oak barrels. THE LOOK Strong legs, and a delicate nose, redolent of caramel, vanilla, banana and honey. THE TASTE On the tongue, a medium weight with smooth creaminess that almost lacks any bite or harshness. CSL VERDICT We ﬁrst tasted this rum on a trip to the bahamas, so it is forever linked to sun, sand and sea. www.zacaparum.com
CLEMENT 10 YEAR OLD GRANDE RÉSERVE TRÈS VIEUX
THE HISTORY production began in 1887
when Homère Clément purchased the prestigious sugar plantation, Domaine de l’Acajou. THE RUM Inspired by the production of brandy, Clément opted to use of the ﬁrst pressing of sugar cane juice to distill his rum. THE LOOK burnt orange amber colour, with beautiful aromas of black licorice, dried fruit grounded with smoke, vanilla and oak on the nose. THE TASTE On the tongue, presents a sultry balance of caramelized nut and spice. Ideal to add to your portfolio for CSL VERDICT the subtle diﬀerence in technique and taste in Martinique rum. www.rhumclementusa.com
ENGLISH HARBOUR RESERVE 10 YEAR OLD
THE HISTORY Made by the Antigua Distillery
THE RUM Derived from single estate muscovformed in 1932.
THE LOOK Deep brown-red-gold, opening up ado molasses.
with soft caramel and brown sugar followed by deep molasses, faint citrus and vanilla. THE TASTE Inherent smokiness and lots of spice with coﬀee, coconut and mild chocolate notes.
The ﬁnish is velvety smooth mak-
CSL VERDICT ing it great for sipping.
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IMBIBE A citrus cock tail is a refreshing palate cleanser. Substitute half lemon and half orange for calamansi. Here is a twist on the favourite Brazilian libation 2 tsp granulated sugar 4-5 Calamansi limes, cut into wedges and muddled 2 ½ oz Cachaça or white rum ½ cup ice cubes
Beat the heat with an ultra light and savour y cocktail. This is a great recipe for an outdoor summer gathering, like a wedding. 2 oz cucumber infused gin 3 cucumber ribbons 1 tbsp thyme simple syrup 2 tbsp lime juice splash soda water
FRESH CUCUMbER THyME GIMLET
LOVELy CAIpIRINHA CALIMANSI
RHUbARb AND GRApE SANGRIA
CREAMy RUM SpIkED HORCHATA
Five concoctions to pump up your summer deck party and impress your guests
We love serving this cock tail right before enjoying an evening BBQ. Light, sweetsour and easy to drink, we’ve added a summer faverhubarb. 4 oranges ( 2 juiced, 2 halved lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise) ½ cup sugar ¼ cup brandy 1 bottle red wine, chilled 2 cups club soda Ice cubes, for serving ½ cup grapes, sliced in half 2 stalks rhubarb, cut into slices
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A staple of Latin American cuisine, this ear thy drink is traditionally made with a mixture of ground almonds, sesame seeds, rice, barley, or tigernuts and milk
1 cup uncooked white rice ½ litre warm water ½ cup whole milk 2 tsp pure vanilla extract ¼ tsp almond extract ½ tsp ground cinnamon ¼ cup sugar Whole cinnamon sticks, (optional), for serving 1 cup rum
This is a twist on a traditional aviation. Taking a cue from the distinctive violet colour, we’ve topped ours with a beautiful sugared violet flower. 2 oz gin ½ oz freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 teaspoons maraschino liqueur ¼ ounce Crème de violette sugared violet for garnish
AVIATION AND VIOLET
VINE LESSON: NEW ZEALAND SAUVIGNON BLANC
produced primarily in the Marlborough area of New Zealand, it is renowned for its crisp, light and zingy character
A look at the Stoneleigh vineyards
W H ER E The golden mile located in New Zealand’s Rapaura sub region produces aromatic, vibrant wines. Martinborough, Gisborne and Hawkes Bay wines from the North Island show more tropical, softer characters. TE R R OI R In the Marlborough region, the sandstone from ancient riverbeds and the cool, maritime climate create a balance of acidity and sweetness in the grapes. G R O W I NG The 2012 season was cooler than average, while harvest time in April 2012 was one of the sunniest in over 80 years giving the fruit the opportunity to fully ripen. TA STE New Zealand wines tend to begin with pineapple with subtle hints of grapefruit. HA L L M A RK S New Zealand sauvignon blanc is known for its passionfruit, gooseberry and green flavour. PA I RI NG Great with seafood dishes, due to the crisp acidity, this wine also carries a weightiness imparted from oak aging. — S.M.
CSL chats with Stoneleigh winemaker Jamie Marfell about the vineyard where stony terroir, remnants from an ancient riverbed retain heat on warm days allowing the grapes to ripen overnight
What makes the terroir in Marlborough ideal for Sauvignon Blanc? Lots of little things that build a beautiful picture. A combination of a moderating maritime climate, cool nights and warm days, high light intensity, consistent reliable rainfall, being surround by mountain ranges, and a valley that opens up to the Pacific Ocean. The wines reflect our environment, purity and freshness.
What is your favorite summer meal to pair with the Stoneleigh Sauvignon Blanc? Steamed mussels and clams in a Sauvignon Blanc broth infused with coriander and lemongrass. Clean fresh flavors that complement the wine.
What dif ferentiates Stoneleigh wines from other winemakers in the area? Having our wines coming predominately from our own estate vineyards from the Rapaura region. The heavy laden fields of stones create a terroir that is unique in Marlborough. It is my job as the winemaker to respect and embrace the fruit vibrancy, and reflect this in the wines.
What is your favorite memory with Stoneleigh? My first year being a trainee winemaker, tasting the wines from the fantastic 1989 vintage. I can still remember both the Stoneleigh Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling. Both were unbelievable. www.stoneleigh.co.nz For more, visit www.citystyleandliving.com
Stoneleigh winemaker JamieMar fell
Nostalgia is everywhere, from at-home soda fountains to retro fashion. This was the inspiration behind AbSOLUT’S latest vodka CHERRykRAN– a combination of cherry, white cranberry and plum ﬂavours that extends to the bottle, a bright graphic display of spring cherry blossoms. Try with cola for a twist on cherry cola. www.absolut.com/ca citystyleandliving.com | SUMMER 2013 | 23
Find The Best
Concerned with the state of our oceans, former biologist turned founder of W!ld Ocean ﬁsh, Zachary Semeniuk, takes the plunge into truly sustainable Canadian seafood
kEEp IN MIND WHAT IS OCEAN WISE?
An initiative of the Vancouver Aquarium, Ocean Wise works with restaurants, markets and suppliers to help them make ocean-friendly buying decisions.
WHY DOES IT EXIST?
Overfishing: Marine species cannot reproduce fast enough to keep up with the hunt. Bycatch: An estimated 25% of what is caught in commercial fisheries is unintended catch (bycatch) and discarded. Habitat Damage: Certain fishing and farming practices can have negative impacts on critical marine or aquatic habitats. Graham Millicheap, spot prawn fisherman; Each W!ld Ocean Fish trap is brought up from the inky depths of BC’s icy cold inlets and fijords, the contents of each trap are immediately removed, and any bycatch is released alive unharmed; Dave Malcom Salmon, Halibut and Sablefish fisherman
Frozen versus fresh, what’s the difference? The fish is caught then flash frozen, ensuring impeccable quality of product and retaining the nutrient value. Why fair trade? W!ld Ocean is committed to developing relationships with small producers, offering a high quality to both the consumer and the fishermen, conserving fish stocks for future generations and a sustainable economy. Sourcing W!LD products are Ocean Wise recommended, obtained from some of the most sustainable fisheries in the world, including Haida Gwaii and Juan de Fuca B.C. The seafood is procured directly from fishermen participating in highly selective, sustainable fisheries, using the most eco-friendly fishing methods such as hook and line and trap. Why CSL likes it? We were able to get spot prawns (usually only available at high-end restaurants) in season as well as hard to find fish like lingcod. Each product that CSL
The range includes: Lingcod, Spot Prawns, Sablefish, Coho Salmon, Pacific Halibut and Albacore Tuna
When dining out or shopping look for the Ocean Wise symbol, it means that your seafood choice is ocean-friendly. The classification system is straightforward because there are only two categories sustainable or unsustainable.
WHO SUPPORTS IT?
Over 480 partners at more than 3100 locations across Canada. www.oceanwise.ca
IN SEASON THE TOP TEN FISH FOR SUMMER
1 Sockeye Salmon 2 Coho Salmon 3 Pacific Halibut 4 Sablefish 5 Albacore Tuna 6 Rock Crab 7 Pink Salmon 8 Chinook Salmon 9 BC Spot Prawn (May to end of June) 10 Swordfish LOOk FOR THIS SyMbOL
By the Numbers
Canada is the 8th* largest exporter of seafood products in the world in terms of value
Of all large, predatory ﬁsh are already gone from the world's oceans
Canadians make their living directly from ﬁshing and ﬁshing related activities
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*source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2009
A Canadian W!ld Ocean fisherman at sea. COURTESY WILD OCEAN FISH;
8 90% 80,000
tested was pristine and flavourful. What we made? We tried a variety of preparations (grilled, baked, fried) and the fish was moist, and sweet. Our dishes included spot prawn laksa, halibut in a hazelnut romesco sauce and seared sablefish with polenta. wildoceanfish.ca
HOW DOES IT WORK?
We All Scream For..
From frozen yogurt, to traditional ice cream and bars, try CSL’s top dessert delights
by MARC DUNCAN
Reasons You’ll Love
Remember when you couldn’t wait for that taste of summer? A cold creamy frozen treat. Here are a few of CSL’s fave treats for kids of all ages.
HÄAGEN DAZS CHERRY CHOCOLATE CHUNK
THE CHOCOLATE Chocolate fudge chunks give this rich ﬂavour. THE CHERRIES Taste as though they’ve been soaked in kirsch (they’re not) thanks to the addition of several fruit juices. THE COMBINATION A blend of rich chocolate ice cream and cherry pieces with chunks of dark chocolate, this is an addictive treat that eats like cherries jubilee. We like that it tastes homemade.
TAkING THE bAR
There’s nothing better than portable dessert! Especially the kind that’s cold and melts slowly. 3 of our new favourites that we can’t get enough of
COURTESY HAAGEN DAZS; MAGNUM, PURDY’S; MENCHIES; YOGEN FRUZ
1. HÄAGEN DAZS Chocolate peanut butter Take Home Bar A tempting combination of chocolate ice cream, and salty peanut butter–a treat for all ages, haagen-dazs.ca 2. PURDY’S CHOCOLATES Original Ice Cream Bar A classic–vanilla ice cream surrounded by your choice of chocolate coated in toasted almonds, www.purdys.ca 3. MAGNUM Gold Ice Cream Bar An innovative and rich combination of salted caramel swirl and vanilla bean, covered in Belgian milk chocolate, www.magnumicecream.ca
bLAST FROM THE pAST CSL’s summer 2008 cover photographed by Riley Stewart.
Your choice of flavour, your choice of toppings and then weigh your creation for the total value. CSL’s favourite is pistachio swirled with chocolate and topped with walnuts, pecans and chocolate pieces. www.menchies.com
A Canadian favourite. This treat at the mall has evolved with smoothies, Üsensations, and innovations like Üsensations Greek Froyo. We like the chocolate almond and cheesecake and could not resist our childhood fave blackberry. www.yogenfruz.com
THE CSL GREEN TICkER Rejuvenate you r wo od cu ttin g board or utensils by rubbing a generous amount of olive oil into the wood following
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A leg of barbecued lamb
by GENVIEVE MAGbI
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THE SEASON FOR GRILLING, bARbECUE AND THE GREAT OUTDOORS IS UpON US. MAkE THE bEST OF THE SEASON WITH THESE TIpS, AND pRODUCTS THAT WILL MAkE yOUR NExT pARTy THE pLACE TO bE
yOU WANT TO CARE FOR yOR GRILL FIRST. THEN TURN yOUR ATTENTION TO MAkING MEAT JUICy WAy bEFORE IT HITS THE GRILL by MARINATING OR bRINING.
CHOOSE YOUR MEAT
EDTIOR’S pI Ck
PC Free From line includes smoked sausages, bacon, steak, and air-chilled boneless, skinless Chicken breasts. www.presidentschoice.ca
Y ou N e e d S o m e F a t It’s true, fat equals flavour. Choose meat with enough marbling to seal in moisture. If using ground poultry, be sure to add enough spices to lock in flavour. Also look for meat that is raised without the use of antibiotics and contain no animal by-products like the new pC Free From line.
BRINE OR MARINATE YOUR MEAT
Easily smoke meats and fish over this cast iron smoker box and experiment with a mild wood (apple or cherry), or more bold mesquite wood chips; www.charbroil.com
O ve r n i g h t I s B e s t brine your meat in salt water overnight before cooking to ensure moist and flavourful results. An alternative is to marinate meat overnight, one of the best ways to retain juices. A well-balanced marinade has one part acid (wine, vinegar, fruit juice, or buttermilk), plus seasoning, salt and oil. In a hurry? Cut meat into cubes so the marinade can soak up quickly. keep steaks juicy and delicious with a steak or barbecue sauce. Lather on during the last 20 minutes of cooking for caramelized, perfect tender meat.
PREP YOUR VEGETABLES
V e g e t a b l e s Ta s t e Sw e e t e r Not a fan of salad? Try grilling your greens adding a concentrated, slightly caramelized sweetness. best for romaine, radicchio and tomatoes. Sk e w e r i t For centuries speared meat was the norm. Easily turn over vegetables and shrimp by securing with two water soaked bamboo skewers.
COURTESY THE POP SHOPPE; DOVETAIL COLLECTIONS; CHAR BROIL;
FIRST, ATTEND TO YOUR GRILL
Clea n yo ur Grill Charred, blackened grill? The most important thing you can do each summer season to ensure your grilled food will cook properly is clean off the wire racks on your barbecue. Soak overnight in warm water, and scrape off the following day with a metallic scrubber. W h i te H ot Want to know the secret to perfectly grilled meat? When using a charcoal barbecue, wait until the coals are white in colour, for a true hot heat. This ensures crisp, well cooked meat that retains succulence.
MAkE TWO AREAS ONE THAT’S SCREECHING HOT AND ANOTHER TO FINISH OFF THE COOkING
THE POP SHOPPE
Old fashioned is all the rage. These delicious sodas come in a variety of nostalgic flavours like cream soda, black cherry and our favourite, root beer. It will get the party started. Available in cans and bottles. www.thepopshoppe.ca
the grain. Repeat for two or three applications if necessary. If oil pools or wood is oily to the touch gently dab with a lint-free cloth.
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SPICE IT UP
SAUCES, SALTS, MUSTARDS AND OTHER CONDIMENTS TO EAT WITH yOUR bARbECUE
CAPE HERB & SPICE
Fresh cracked pepper and salt are the minimal flavour ingredients that you’ll ever need for a perfect burger. Grind over one side of your patty. When this side has cooked, and you flip your burger, season the other side liberally. www.capeherb.com
Smoked hot paprika, (pimenton de la Vera), adds extra heat and flavour to your grilled meats. Careful, just a teaspoon is enough to enhance dishes. www.dovetalecollections.com
Tanya McNab, creator of Flavours of belize The Cookbook, shares tantalizing dishes from the country
GRILLING AND CHILLING LOBSTER
GRILLE D WHOLE LOBSTER 1½ pounds lobster per serving, butterﬂied Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste ½ cup coconut oil 1 lime, juiced Combine coconut oil with salt, black pepper and lime juice. Place lobster on heated grill and cook for approximately 20 minutes basting continuously with coconut oil mixture. Remember, the lobster will continue to cook after removed from grill.
SIDE DISHES AND SAUCES
TERRAPIN RIDGE FARMS
For added boldness, mustard is key. Choose a sweeter variety if you don’t like hot mustard. www.terrapinridge.com
This classic 1837 steak sauce spices up any barbecue. www.dovetalecollections.com
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RICE cup red onion 2 tablespoons coconut oil 2 tablespoons lemongrass 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, peeled, sliced 2½ cups rice 4 tablespoons coconut ﬂakes 4 cups water 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon saﬀron or turmeric Sauté onions in coconut oil; add lemongrass, ginger, rice, coconut ﬂakes, water and salt. Stir in saﬀron and bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until liquid is absorbed. Serve lobster with rice and your choice of sambal sauces for dipping. KATSIP MANIS SAMBAL SAUCE 5 red chilies, sliced 4 small shallots, diced 4 tablespoons ketjap manis (Indonesian sweet soy sauce) 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice Combine until ﬂavors are blended. BALI SAMBA L SAUCE 1 cup butter, divided 1 cup red onion, diced 1 tablespoon chili ﬂakes
1 teaspoon shrimp paste Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1 lime, juiced Sauté onion in ½ cup butter until golden. Add chili ﬂakes, shrimp paste, salt, pepper and lime juice. Add remaining butter. When melted, remove from heat and pour sauce into a wooden bowl and mash until everything is combined.
GARLIC SA MBA L SAUCE 1 cup butter, divided 12 cloves garlic, diced Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste Sauté garlic in ½ cup butter until golden. Add remaining butter, salt and pepper, stirring until melted. Remove from heat. TOMATO SAMBA L SAUCE 1½ pounds ripe tomato 1 cup butter, divided 1 teaspoon garlic 1 cup red onions, diced 1 tablespoon chili ﬂakes Blanch tomatoes, remove skin, deseed and dice. Sauté garlic and onions in ½ cup butter until golden. Add tomato and chili ﬂakes. Place in a wooden bowl and mash until everything is combined and the ﬂavors blend perfectly. www.ﬂavorsofbelize.com
COURTESY FLAVOURS OF BELIZE; DOVETAIL COLLECTIONS; TERRAPIN RIDGE FARMS; CANADIAN CHOICE
Gigi Importing San Marzano tomatoes, $4.99
Tomatoes 3 Ways SPICY TOMATO CREAM SAUCE
This sauce is great for accompanying grilled chicken breasts. Ingredients 1 can San Marzano tomatoes 1 onion, diced 3 large garlic cloves ½ cup water ¼ tsp black pepper ½ tsp curry powder ½ tsp ground ginger ¼ tsp (hot) red chili 2 tbsp honey salt oil Directions 1. Saute diced onion and garlic in oil and add black pepper. 2. Add the remaining spices and cook for a few minutes to release the fragrances. 3. Add the can of tomatoes, honey, water, salt and stir.
COURTESY GIGI IMPORTING;
4. Bring to a boil and simmer, with the lid on, for 25-30 minutes.
Ripe, juicy and bursting with sweetness, CSL gives canned tomatoes a makeover with three new ways to give them a try
A fresh salad that punches up the tomato ﬂavour in the dressing Ingredients 2-3 medium red tomatoes, cut into slices 2-3 medium yellow tomatoes, cut into slices 1-2 San Marzano tomatoes ¾ cup diced fresh mozzarella (or burrata cheese) 1 bunch fresh basil ¼ teaspoon salt Freshly ground pepper, to taste ¼ cup balsamic vinegar ¼ cup olive oil Directions 1. Gently toss fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, basil and salt together in a large bowl.
You can use this versatile sauce for pizza, or pasta. Ingredients 1 can San Marzano tomatoes 6 tablespoons olive oil 1 onions, ﬁnely diced 1 stalk celery 1 carrot, diced 8 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil 1/2 teaspoon thyme 1/2 cup red wine (optional) 2 bay leaves 1/4 cup sugar Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 3 tablespoons tomato paste Directions 1. Heat olive oil in a large pot. Sauté onion and garlic until translucent. Add tomatoes, basil, Italian seasoning, thyme, red wine and bay leaves. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until sauce comes to a boil. 2. Reduce heat and let sauce simmer for 2 to 3 hours, stirring occasionally and adjusting seasoning as necessary. 3. Stir in tomato paste and simmer for another 2 to 3 hours or until thick.
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WHERE TO EAT AND WHAT pRODUCTS TO TRy by AMbER ALENT
PURDY’S SINGLE ESTATE CHOCOLATE: PERU, ECUADOR
As a member of World Cocoa Foundation (WCF), Purdy’s is committed to improving cocoa sustainability throughout the world. Making the foray into single estate chocolate this season
Purdy’s introduces two 72% dark chocolate bars from Ecuador and Peru. CSL loves the rich and intense high quality of the two bars. The Peru, imparts a more fruity, character while Ecuador lends a fudgy and roasted nuttiness perfect for using in baking or eaten alone; ww.purdys.com
New Products:CSL LOVES Make Sunday brunch prep easy with these 2 products. Think scones and café latté or danish pastries and caﬀé lungo
Bake cookies, meringues and other goodies efficiently and evenly with these 100% aluminum sheets, with micro dome air pockets. Plus T-fal’s new line of coffee makers, with programmable features, LCD display and 12 cup capacity make breakfast a breeze. T-fal Air Bake 2 pack non stick cookie sheet, $22.99; and T-fal icon coffee maker, $69.99; www.t-fal.ca 30 | SUMMER 2013 | citystyleandliving.com
HOT SPOT WANT TO VISIT THE HOTTEST BAR IN THE WORLD? VISIT THE LANGHAM LONDON’S ARTESIAN BAR WHERE THE WORLD’S BEST INTERNATIONAL BARTENDER ALEx KRATENA PREPARES A DESIGNER LIST OF COCKTAILS BLENDING MODERN INNOVATION AND CLASSIC REVERENCE. www.artesian-bar.co.uk
MISE EN PLACE
Be a Chef in your own Kitchen Try these culinary faves to plate, cook, and prep like a true chef
FLUFFy pOTATOES Want to know the chef’s secret to eﬀortlessly light and ﬂuﬀy potatoes? A potato ricer. This model from Trudeau comes with two sizes for your potatoes, for a chunky or silkier mash. place boiled potatoes through one by one and voila! www.trudeaucorp.com CHOp WITH STyLE Chefs often opt for wooden boards for plating instead of standard white plates for a rustic look. These cutting boards are a presentation in themselves and works of art in the kitchen. We love the underside of this Arc hitec Gripperw oo d Go urmet C utt ing bo ard, a non slip surface makes it easy for chopping. best of all, the durable wood surface will last a lifetime. www.architecproducts.com
ALL AbOUT THE pLATE Handmade in the US, and all the rage with chefs, these plates from Slate plate, really jazz up your homemade dishes, making them instantly restaurant worthy. Having a party? Write names of guests on one of Slate plate’s cheese boards with soapstone chalk, so guests can easily pick and choose. www.slateplate.com
COURTESY T-FAL; SLATE PLATE; PURDYS; TRUDEAU ARCHITEC
IN THE MOOD FOR CHOCOLATE
Did you know? The Amazon Basin captures outflow from rivers and streams originating as far as the Andes mountain range, and accounts for 15 – 16% of the world’s total river discharge. The Manabí and Esmeraldas provinces of Ecuador region are rich in flora, fauna and bird populations, and is noted for having one of the highest biodiversity ranges per square kilometre, of any nation in the world.
The New Beet Salad
CSL updates a classic salad, with textural elements, and some surprises that are sure to please pHOTOGRApHy by k&S MEDIA
VINAIGRETTE: Skip the heavy balsamic vinegar of the classic. Instead, pair this salad with a sweet-tart dressing- one part agave nectar or honey, with one part apple cider or white wine vinegar. Season with salt and pepper.
2013Way to Serve RED AND YELLOW BEETS Packed with vitamins, including Vitamin A, Thiamine, potassium and B5. Yellow beets are produced in small scale for consumption. Vary the size and shape, red beets are cut into rounds while yellow beets are diced.
MESCLUN SALAD Small leaves of mixed lettuce (arugula, red leaf, escarole and romaine) add a touch of bitterness. PINE NUTS These toasted pine nuts are another crunchy element. Pecans are also a great alternative.
RYE BREAD TRIANGLES Toast the bread for extra texture and tang.
CRUMBLED FETA A creamy, tangy Greek feta crumbled instead of the traditional thick sliced goat cheese, lends sharpness to the dish.
DIAKON RIBBONS To add a spicy edge to the salad, and a shock of white: ribbons of daikon (Japanese radish). Marinate in champagne vinegar and thyme for extra ďŹ‚avour.
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FASHION SUMMER 2013
CITY STYLE AND LIVING
Our favourite picks for summer
35-36 Treasure Trove::
Great new beauty products
37-39 40-45 Covet::
best sunglasses this season plus CSL’s favourite soap
Helen of Troy::
Hair trends to try, plus CSL’s summer beauty guide
Home & Away::
CSL’s fashion editorial and summer trends
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EDITORS PICKS RAY BAN
The ultimate classic cool aviator shades for summertime; www.ray-ban.com
“A great burst of colour for the beach, plus the crochet skirt adds a bit more coverage, and we love the retro feel.”
“These cool urban girl sunglasses set off any outfit, adding a pop of pattern and edge.” - SHIVANA MAHARAJ, beauty editor
Eau de Toilette, $74; www.nina-ricci.com/NINAleau
What We’re Loving at CSL
BECCA Swimwear by Rebecca Virtue
Underwire Tankini with tab side pant in ‘tangerine’; www.beccaswim.com
Summer things that our editorial team is crazy about
RICH AND SKINNY
Skinny muslin, $205 www.richandskinnyjeans.com
ROC Soleil Protexion and Sun Lip stick Velvet Moisture, $10 for 3g; www.rocskincare.ca
“Great for bold, thick lashes.” - SHIVANA MAHARAJ, beauty editor
MAYBELLINE NEW YORK Volum’ Express The Falsies Big Eyes mascara, $11.99; www.maybelline.ca
K&S MEDIA; ECO TIGHTS; NINA RICCI; ROC;RAY BAN; BECCA; MAYBELLINE
Eco Tights, $46; www.neonbuddha.net
“Super soft, with a distressed edge, these skinnies are great for everyday.”
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1. IT’S BLOOMIN’ GREAT
LETS MAKE A DEAL
products CSL loves, and you should try too by NATALIE FOx
With matte, metallic and shimmer finishes and a mirrored compact Elizabeth Arden Limited Edition Eye Shadow Trio in Viridian Bloom will make not just the flowers bloom! $38.00, www.elizabetharden.ca
How about an exfoliator tailored to your skin type? Each product in No7’s newly revamped skin care range is colour coded for easy reference. We like No7 Beautiful S kin Rad ia nce Ex foliator (for normal/dry skin), with tiny pumice beads to slough off dead skin. $17.00, www.ca.boots.com
3. SO FRESH AND SO CLEAN
Cleansers usually strip your face of moisture, right? Wrong! Fresh Rose Cleansing Foam’s soap-free formula cleanses while moisturizing skin. You’ll come out smelling like a rose. $44, Sephora.com
4. BUBBLE BUBBLE
Bring the exotic, fragrant and calming smell of Southeast Asia to your next bath with this sudsy sulfate-free bubble bath (also available in three other scents). Rocky Mountain Soap Company Lemongras s Bub ble Bath, $14, www.rockymountainsoap.com
5. PHOTO FINISH
BB creams (combining moisturizer and foundation) are all the rage and L’Occ ita ne en Provence Sublime Beauty Cream does not disappoint with the hydration of angelica and the luminosity of white iris. It’s the way to finish. $42.00, ca.loccitane.com
6. BUTTER YOU UP
Citrus is an intoxicating smell. Coupled with the intense moisturizing of Bath and Body Works Signature Collection Intense Moisture Body Butter White Citrus, well, it’s a match made in heaven. $15.50, facebook.com/bathandbodyworkscanada
PRODUCT ROADTEST “I thought Adzuki beans were only good as a sweetened paste in delicious desserts. But used as a soft exfoliation for my skin, they are just as good. ” - SHIVANA MAHARAJ, beauty editor
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Sweet Leaf Bath Company Adzuki Bean and Rice Bran Face Polish, $16.95, www.sweetleafbath.com
COURTESY ROCKY MOUNTAIN SOAP COMPANY; LOCCITANE; FRESH; SWEET LEAF BATH; ELIZABETH ARDEN; BATH AND BODY WORKS; BOOTS NO 7
COURTESY POLAROID; SILHOUETTE; VERA WANG; TORY BURCH (2);
Rose Coloured Sunglasses This season, pink tinged sunglasses are the way to add a splash of colour to any outﬁt Clockwise from top left: polaroid plastic sunglasses, starting from $99, www.polaroideyewear.com; Silhouette “New Horizon” with violet gradient 6211 www.silhouette.com/ca; Vera Wang Classic II tortoise sunglasses, $300, www.verawang.com; Tory burch Oversize square sunglasses in purple, $150, www.toryburch.com Tory burch Magpie sunglasses, $175, www.toryburch.com;
EVEN OUR EyES NEED A bREAk! bEST TIpS FOR RELAxED VISION
• Give your eyes a break every 15 minutes for 20 seconds when involved in concentrated activities such as computer work or reading. Just let your eyes roam. • Improve near and distance vision: hold your palms close to your eyes and focus on them. Then move your hands apart and stare at the horizon. • Exercise your eye muscles: clockwise, look ﬁrst at 12 o'clock, then at 3, 6 and 9 o'clock. Then look counter-clockwise. Repeat three to nine times. • Relax the eye muscles: close your eyes; using your index and middle ﬁngers, gently tap along the bone surrounding the eye socket starting at the eyebrows for about 30 seconds. For more information: www.silhouette.com
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Tiny Bubbles COVET
Scrub-a-dub-dub with these luscious soaps that moisturize and cleanse
Weleda Calendula Soap, $10.00, www.weleda.ca; Thy mes Agave Nectar bar Soap, $13.00, www.thymes.com; Moro ccan oil body Cleaning bar, $10.00 www.moroccanoil.com; Erno L aszlo Sea Mud Deep Cleansing bar, $39.00, www.ernolaszlo.com; Thy mes kimono Rose bar Soap, $13.00, www.thymes.com 36 | SUMMER 2013 | citystyleandliving.com
CSL’s Summer Lovin’
HELEN OF TROY
Finally! Warm weather is here. Whether you want to make a statement at the beach or a night on the town, we have you covered for everyone’s favourite season!
by SHIVANA MAHARAJ
3 of our favourite swimsuits at the beach or by the pool
TIpS: 1. When choosing a swimsuit, make sure that your skin is well hydrated, and bronzed to look your best. 2. Choose a suit that ﬁts, this means no gaps, and no skin spilling over your suit. 3. Always hand rinse in cold water after use so that your swimsuits will last for years. 4. Wear sunscreen. The new line from Ombrelle ranges from SpF 15 to 60 giving you all the protection you need. best of all it is a light non-greasy formula. Ombrelle complete SpF 60 Lotion (120ml), $17.99, www.garnier.ca
COURTESY MAKEUP FOREVER; MAYBELLINE; BECCA SWIMWEAR; ZIMMERMAN; SEAFOLLY; GARNIER; 2013 IMAGE.NET;
Goddess fixed moulded tri cup and goddess hipster in coral www.seafolly.com
Wanderlust printed bandeau bikini www.zimmermannwear.com
BECCA BY REBECCA VIRTUE Sausalito tie side hipster bottom and underwire top in eucalyptus www.beccaswim.com
The Eyes Have it Make your eyes pop with our tips for a killer smoky eye
Conceal dark circles for a smooth and ﬂawless ﬁnal look.
Line upper and lower lash lines to make eyes pop.
Compliment your sexy smoky eye with a low key lip and blush colour to balance the look.
before applying shadow, always prime your lids with a great base. This ensures that your smoky eye will last all night long.
blend! Racoon eyes no more. blend from the outer corner to under the brow bone in an inverted triangle shape, to create an almond shaped eye.
Camouflage Cream Palette, $45
Eye studio master smoky long wearing shadow-pencil, $9.99
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HELEN OF TROY
Summer in a Bottle 2
CSL’s top picks for fragrance this season
Stay cool longer by placing scents in the fridge for long lasting wear!
1. VERA WANG BE JEWELED
A youthful, spirited, glamorous and sparkling fragrance with notes of pomegranate and champagne, a hint of ﬂoral and rounded out with musk and sandalwood. Eau de parfum spray, 50ml, $75, www.verawang.com
2. PRADA L’EAU D’IRIS EPHEMERAL EDITION
A garden fresh scent, with a touch of herbaciousness. Moroccan mint, neroli, lily of the valley, white musk and iris combine for a beautiful ﬂoral bouquet. Ephemeral Edition, 100ml, $90, www.prada.com
3. ESTEE LAUDER BRONZE GODDESS
Truly a beach in a bottle and an intoxicating combination of coconut milk, Sicilian Bergamot and jasmine. Eau Fraiche Skinscent, 100 ml, $72, www.esteelauder.com
L’OREAL MEN EXPERT
Arginine Resist 2-In-1 Shampoo and
Conditioner nourishes and strengthens hair from the root. www.lorealparis.ca
ROCKY MOUNTAIN SOAP COMPANY
The vanilla coconut organic sugar scrub has a sweet scent, that leaves your skin dewy and super soft. Also try the hand and body wash! www.rockymountainsoap.com
Nail lingerie is the latest and easiest way to transform your fingernails. Apply over bare nails, or under a bold shade to make a statement. We love L’oreal Colour riche nail lingerie, in ‘elite chic’ and ‘in with the new. $9.99; www.loreal.ca THE CSL GREEN TICkER
OPI’S The Bond Girls Collection, celebrating 50 years of James Bond. Available in six liquid sand shades, $10.95; www.opi.com
Reduce the temperature on your washer and dryer.
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Portable, international (plugs into any USB anywhere), easily maintained, RoHS compliant USB shaver. How cool is that? www.shavetech.com
/Make a quilt out of old wardrobe pieces. /Opt for recycled gold. ››
COURTESY MGM; SHAVE TECH; LOREAL; ROCKY MOUNTAIN SOAP COMPANY; OPI; ESTEE LAUDER; COTY; PRADA; LOREAL
Let your ﬁngers do the talking wtih the hottest nail trends and colours
WORkING WITH THE DOVE COLOUR CARE RANGE, A NEW LINE DEVELOpED TO HELp ENSURE COLOURED HAIR STAyS FEELING HEALTHy, WELL NOURISHED AND VIbRANT IN COLOUR FOR Up TO 8 WEEkS, COLOUR ExpERT, kATE SMITH, ExpLORES THE HISTORy, pSyCHOLOGy AND NUANCES ASSOCIATED WITH HAIR HUES
HELEN OF TROY
Honey Dipped Locks
Highlights have gone far beyond subtle tinges of colour. This season try the latest trend: ombre-shading from dark to light, suitable for every shade Great for quick root touch ups on the go! Oscar Blandi Pronto Colore root touch up and highlighting pen, $23, www.oscarblandi.com
GO FROM bLAH TO RADIANT WITH THE LATEST CRAZE FOR SUMMER: OMbRE HAIR. THE GRADUAL SHADING (DARk ROOT TO LIGHT ENDS) IN yOUR HAIR LOOkS TRÈS AU COURANT, AND IS EASy TO DO yOURSELF. THE INCLUDED bRUSH MAkES IS A CINCH. L’oreal paris Féria Wild Ombre, $13.99, www.lorealparis.ca
bRUNETTES Surveys show most people
consider brunettes to be more intelligent, stable and well rounded in comparison to individuals with other hair colours. Interestingly enough the majority of Nobel Prize winners are brunettes.
Thompson backstage with the Aveda team.
REDHEADS Redheads have the lowest levels of anti-stress hormones of all hair hues. Natural redheads make up less than 2% of the population.
COURTESY SUE THOMPSON; OSCAR BLANDI; LOREAL; MERCEDES BENZ FASHION WEEK (4);
bLACk In the west, raven-haired tresses have taken on connotations of mystery and glamour. Throughout history prominent figures tried to tint their tresses black, from Cleopatra using henna and indigo to film icon Elizabeth Taylor.
bLONDE Blondes are rarely viewed as introverts and people tie blondes with being more fun, congenial and flirtatious. To go blonde, Ancient Greeks used saffron. It wasn’t until the late 1880s that peroxide was discovered as a hair-lightening agent.
MAIDEN OF HAIR A dream of working in the fashion industry comes true for this local Calgarian. CSL chats with Sue Thompson, artistic director at Chrome Hair design about her career path and working with Stella McCartney
Tell us about how you got started in the hair industry.
I started in this world of hair in 1993. Then I became a certiﬁed colour educator for Aveda in 2000, they asked me to participate at Ny Fashion Week in 2002 and 10 years (20 seasons ) later I am still loving it. As a little girl I dreamt of being backstage at paris Fashion shows and in 2006 I did hair at paris spring/summer shows and pinched myself the whole time. I also lived in London, England for a year in 2005 and was the creative director at Gina Conway Aveda salons.
Can you give us some Summer 2013 trends? Eﬀortless low maintenance hair with a wave, softer buns, looser braids and yes it's true shorter hair is to be seen again, it’s taking over!
What is the easiest way to update your look?
Don’t be overwhelmed by the new trends, change doesn't always mean big! Sometimes it's just about changing the way you style your hair or trying out a new hair colour. Watch how-to videos, we put videos on youtube showing how to recreate the very wearable looks from the runway (check out Aveda Ny Fashion Week backstage).
How were you approached to style at Stella McCartney, and what are you looking forward to?
A few seasons back I worked hard at getting the chance to work with Antoinette beenders, the Creative DIrector for the Aveda company which was a huge honour. I have been part of her team ever since, and I was given the opportunity to do Stella McCartney's shows. I am the only one in Canada and there were only four others from the States that will be going. I am most looking forward to seeing the whole look come together from the hair to the clothing, I consider myself extremely lucky to be in a room with such talented and inspirational people and it wouldn't hurt if paul McCartney showed up either!
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1960’s era housewife meets casual glamour. is is the look for summer inspired by nostalgic beauties of this swinging decade, updated with classic dresses with a twist. PHOTOGRAPHY, HAIR AND MAKEUP BY K&S MEDIA 40 | SUMMER 2013 | citystyleandliving.com
A pop of vibrant colour with a lile sparkle is ideal for a cocktail party or summer garden party. Lela Rose embellished woven silk&or& ganza dress, The Outnet, www.theoutnet.com citystyleandliving.com | SUMMER 2013 | 41
Cut out detailing with geometric paern updates the classic shi. Aminaka Wilmont printed stretch&coon mini dress, The Outnet, www.theoutnet.com
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An architectural peplum adds interest to this strapless dress. Lela Rose embellished peplum dress, The Outnet, www.theoutnet.com
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SHADES OF GREY
Cool oďŹ€ with a one shoulder Grecian style dress, with bead detailing. White dress with black embellishment, The Outnet, www.theoutnet.com citystyleandliving.com | SUMMER 2013 | 45
TRAVEL SUMMER 2013
CITY STYLE AND LIVING
48-51 5 questions with bruce poon Tip and what to wear on board the plane
Guide to Copenhagen :
The ultra cool Scandinavian city
Some of CSL’s favourite products picked up in various locales
54-61 Tour Guide::
Hollywood Makeup artist, and former Calgarian Hung Vanngo
DENMARk’S CApITAL CITy DELIVERS ON STyLE AND IS THE EpITOME OF COOL p. 48 46 | SUMMER 2013 | citystyleandliving.com
COURTESY COPENHAGEN TOURISM BOARD
3 destinations that you have to visit
Global Travel News
PASSPORT Poon Tip at the South Pole.
WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO SEE AND WHAT TO DO AROUND THE WORLD by AMbER ALENT
WHAT TO WEAR ... On Board Jazz up a boring track suit or stretch pants with this bold and edgy look
Minutes With... Bruce Poon Tip
COURTESY HEYS; THE BAY; MICHAEL KORS; RAG AND BONE; K&S MEDIA;G ADVENTURES
3 6 EDTIOR’S pICk 1. MICHA EL KORS Striped blazer, $424.39, farfetch.com; 2. RAG AND BONE Western shirt, $325; 3. KARL LAGERFELD WATCHES KL2006 One part bracelet, one part watch, $355, www.thebay.com; 4. RICH AND SKINNY Ankle peg jeans in ‘barnyard’, $195,www.richandskinnyjeans.com; 5. HEYS St. Tropez dome satchel in tangerine, $195, www.heys.ca; 6. WURKIN STIFFS RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) Blocking Full Size Wallet, $85, www.wurkinstiffs.com
THE CSL GREEN TICkER
plan a tr ee - p la n ti n g h o l i da y.
Why has socially and en vironmentally sensitive travel touched a nerve among your customers? We're providing our customers with the opportunity to give back when they go on vacation, to truly change the world. We're in the business of changing people's lives. After 22 years of operation, people know that when they travel with G Adventures, they are going on a trip with like-minded individuals who are seeking local experiences around the world. Our brand promise has developed over the years as the way people live at home has evolved. There is a tipping point where people want to live and eat sustainably, and their vacation choice should not be any diﬀerent. Can travel really transform the world or doe s it just impose our idea of how the world should be? Travel can absolutely transform the world, by creating a channel for global wealth distribution and also by bringing cultural understanding to anyone who wants more than just a week on an all-inclusive beach holiday. I believe that there is no faster path to peace than people getting to know the way other people live around the world. There is a lot of violence and horrible atrocities in this world because of ignorance and lack of understanding of other cultures. I think travel can be a vehicle to oﬀer people a better understanding of their place in the universe and a greater appreciation of where they come from. What is the secre t to amazing travel experiences, with a conscie nce? Try new things and get outside of your comfort zone while travelling. Always remember that travel is a privilege and not a right. Nobody owes you anything, and if you want the comforts of home my suggestion would be to stay at home. I know that sounds crass but if you want to travel to a foreign country and want people to create a Western bubble so you don't have to leave your comfort zone, you might want to save your money and consider a stay-cation! Also, tell your friends about where you've gone and the things that you've done - engage with fellow travellers on social media. People have to understand that the consumer holds all the power when it comes to the sustainability movement so choose wisely and responsibly. Know where your money is going. Find out who owns the companies you're buying from and how much money actually stays in country and beneﬁts the local economy. Green washing is an epidemic in our industry by conglomerates that are promoting sustainability when they are anything but. I have to believe the consumer is a little smarter than that. Take the time to scratch the surface and look to see where your money is going. www.gadventures.com
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WELCOME TO COPENHAGEN CSL’S GUIDE
FAMOUS CANALS The beautiful canals in Copenhagen.
► WHAT TO DO
WHERE TO EAT
WHAT TO WEAR
WHERE TO STAY
Copenhagen, the Scandinavian cultural, fashion, culinary and music capital, is known as “e Venice of the North”. Among many little streets and canals exists an atmosphere that will make you want to move there. Here, cyclists rule the streets and summer days last until evening. With its unique street lifestyle, this is the coziest big city you will ever visit. Oh and be aware: Danes are one of the most beautiful people on planet. Local MIA SCAP gives CSL the scoop and snaps shots from the streets.
WHAT TO DO
Clockwise from top left: Shops on Jægersborggade; People gather for an informal concert on Jægersborggade; A look inside award-winning design company Munthe Plus Simonsen, The famous Danish "smørrebrød", open sandwich.
7 a.m. RISE AND SHINE
Sleep at the chic four star boutique hotel Kong Arthur (Nørre Søgade 11, 1370 Copenhagen +45 33 95 77 20,www.brochner-hotels.dk/en/ourhotels/kong-arthur) situated in an 18th century building and located in the center of the city. Enjoy the view of the Copenhagen lakes, one of the three great restaurants nearby, or the hotel spa.
INS IDE R TI P The hotel offers bike rentals – do rent one and explore the city like a Copenhagener. It is also the fastest way to get around.
9 a.m. BREAKFAST DELIGHTS
After a delicious breakfast in the hotel, start the morning with the most famous street in Copenhagen – Strøget. The very heart of the city is also the longest pedestrian area in Europe.
GOOD EATS SØREN K
Named after the Danish philosopher, the cuisine is classic French cuisine and modern Danish. SørenK takes pride in using seasonal produce and makes an effort to use Scandinavian, Danish and local produce. soerenk.dk 50 | SUMMER 2013 | citystyleandliving.com
10:00 a.m. A CANAL TOUR
11:30 a.m. WALK AWAY
Continue with a Canal tour from Gammel Strand (www.stromma.dk/en/canal-tours). It lasts only an hour but it covers all the main attractions from a different perspective. Take a walk across the lakes via Dronning Louises Bro Bridge to Copenhagen’s multi-
CSL’S choices for delicious meals (and pastry, of course)
DEN RØD COTTAGE
This Michelin star restaurant received its first star in 2013, because of the standard of the food and reasonable prices. You can choose between three, five or seven courses that vary with the seasons. www.cottagerne.dk
CONDITORI LA GLACE
The oldest confectionary in Denmark, founded in 1870, it offers a large selection of cakes, pastries, ice cream and treats. laglace.dk/en
COURTESY SORENK; COPENHAGEN TOURISM; MIA SCAP (4)
Top Hotel Choice
A boutique hotel in the centre of the action.
Clockwise from top left: The Living Room, a coffee shop and cafe with an inviting atmosphere; A delicious pizza at Scarpetta, another glorious view of the canals, Cafe 22 is close to the water
ethnic neighborhood Nørrebro. There are plenty of old/rustic petite cafés which are decorated with second-hand furniture and minimalistic Danish design. Locals’ favorite brunch spot is “Café 22” (Sortedam Dossering 21 - 2200 København, +45 35 37 38 27).
2:00 p.m. ON THE STREETS
COURTESY SCARPETTA; THE SENSE HOTEL ZARA; RAY BAN; CAMILLA SKOVGAARD
Since you are already in the neighborhood, stroll around two main streets: Blågårdsgade and Jægersborggade. Both streets represent a typical Danish mix of cafés and mini independent shops. These shops are often spaces that are a mix of gallery, workshop and boutique where young upcoming Danish designers and artists can be found.
3:00 p.m. OH SO COZY
It is time to get to know what a Danish word “hygge” means. The closest translation is “coziness” but in fact it is a feeling you get while sipping your coffee, chatting with friends and just – enjoying. Relax in vintage sofas of “The Living Room” (Larsbjørnsstræde 17, 1454 Copenhagen).
Dress like an ultra cool Copenhagener
5:00 p.m. ENJOY THE VIEW
Get on a bike and cycle across the city to Christianshavn and climb up the Thurah's corkscrew spire of Church of Our Saviour for a beautiful view over the city.
7:30 p.m. DINE IN STYLE
10:00 p.m. PARTY LIKE A LOCAL
Ray Ban Wayfarers
Have a light five course menu at Scarpetta (Rantzausgade 7, 2200 København N, +45 35 35 08 08). The gourmet Italian food tastes amazing and looks gorgeous. The restaurant is small but nice with a relaxing atmosphere and perfect service. Copenhagen is packed with bars and clubs and it has a pretty awesome nightlife. In Vesterbrø neighborhood there is Kodbyen – the meatpacking district. Choose one of the places or simply do a bar crawl. It is new, hip and trendy – and open until 6 in the morning. Party on! CSL
Zara Oversized sweater
Camilla Skovgaard flats
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Brought Back From... SOUVENIR
Door County, Wisconsin
CULINARy SOUVENIRS TO bRING bACk AND ENJOy
The dried Montmoren cy Tart Cherries have a fresh cherry taste with no artiﬁcial sweeteners, while the Dark C hocolate Covered C her ries are an absolute treat– quality chocolate lends to the soft chewy texture of the cherries. The Ch err y berry Nut Mi x is a blend of cherries and nuts and come in handy resealable bags, and the Natural Cherry Juice is full bodied. www.countryovens.com
This spicy sweet panforte is made with honey, cherries and nuts and is a decadent snack, that can be eaten alone or with cheese and wine. Also makes a great pairing with tea. www.savoryspoon.com
These bleuets enro bés de ch ocolat noir, or dark chocolate covered bluberries have been made by the Trappiste Monks of the Mistassini region of quebec since 1939. www.chocolateriedesperes.com
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DOMAINE LE CAGEOT
The raspberry farm Le Cageot in Jonquière quebec produces everything from jams to spirits, honey and our favourite blueberry win e and raspberry wine vinaigrette. Top your Summer salads with culinary delight. www.domainelecageot.com
COURTESY BANFF TOURISM; MARKUS GORTZ FOUR SEASONS; CLE DE PEAU; TUMI; JAPAN TOURISM; EMERGEN-C; HUNG VANNGO
TOUR GUIDE: HUNG VANNGO
A former Calgarian, this ultra-talented makeup artist is a frequent ﬂyer, working with some of Hollywood’s best actresses and the best models in the industry, CSL chats with Hung Vanngo about his travel favourites
“ Life is what you make it.”
WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVOURITE PROJECTS THAT YOU HAVE WORKED ON?
My ﬁrst ID magazine cover shot in London. I got a chance to work with three top supermodels: Eva Herzigova, Claudia Schiﬀer and Helena Christensen. Those were the supermodels I dreamt [of working with] when I ﬁrst got into the business. Dreams do come true!
FAVOURITE CITY TO TRAVEL TO AND WHY?
A year and half ago I had a chance to go back to visit Vietnam after 25 years. I left Vietnam when I was so young, I totally forgot how beautiful it is. My favorite city in Vietnam would be Da Nang, beautiful beach, great food and amazing people.
COURTESY BANFF TOURISM; MARKUS GORTZ FOUR SEASONS; CLE DE PEAU; TUMI; JAPAN TOURISM; EMERGEN-C; HUNG VANNGO
WHAT PROPELLED YOU TO GO FROM CALGARY TO A SUCCESSFUL CAREER IN NEW YORK? I love Calgary but dreamt of doing
Always in my Bag
makeup for high fashion, working with top models and celebrities. New york really is the place to be. I wanted to take a chance.
WHAT THREE ITEMS ARE ALWAYS IN YOUR LUGGAGE? I always travel with a neck pillow,
Energy while travelling Vanngo and Jessica Chastain
Tumi Luggage Banff, Alberta
“ I also love the clean air and how quiet the city can be. I love how laid back the people in
Calgary are and it is so close to the mountains.”
an ipod with lots of music and EmergenC powder (1). I do travel heavy. When I travel for work, I bring a few pieces of luggage with makeup and just a small bag of clothes. I use Rimowa and Tumi (2).
FAVOURITE HOTEL? I love the Four Seasons
“ Moisturizer: the key to youthful skin.”
Hotel chain – great rooms and amazing service. What I love most about them when I travel for work with my celebrity clients is that the hotel is extremely careful about the privacy and the discretion of my clients.
MOST MEMORABLE TRAVEL MOMENT?
Vietnam. I completely forgot what it was like living in Vietnam and didn't know what to expect when I went back to visit last year, but so glad I did. There are so many things to do in Vietnam and it's so beautiful there.
FAVOURITE STYLE CITY? I love Tokyo. Love the vibrancy, and how modern everything is. When I am there, I feel like I am on a diﬀerent planet.
I CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT.... Moisturizer : the key to youthful skin. www.hungvanngo.com
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The beach at Tulum and El Castillo in the distance.
COURTESY HEYS; COOLIBAR; DOLAND J PILNER; CHEEKY INTIMATES;
3 GREAT ESCAPES FOR THE
56 IF yOU LIkE pRAGUE TRy...kAUNAS, LITHUANIA 58 IF yOU LIkE CANCUN TRy... TULUM, MExICO 60 IF yOU LIkE THE DOMINICAN REpUbLIC TRy...SAN JOSE , COSTA RICA
by kAILASH MAHARAJ
IF yOU LIkE pRAGUE TRy...
The House of Perkūnas, an original gothic building.
Zalias Rata, once the Kaunas Governors’ home is a charming restaurant resembling an old cottage- complete with wait staff donning traditional costumes, and a wood burning stove. Enjoy koldunai grybai, ravioli stuffed with mushrooms.
Where to Stay
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’M NOT ONE FOR HEAVY DREAM INTERPRETATION, BUT BEFORE coming to Lithuania I had a dream. The specifics were a bit blurry, but what I do recall was opening my hands to find a tiny white amber pendant in the shape of a heart. I store this nice reverie for safekeeping.
By the time I’ve taken the nearly two hour bus ride from Vilnius, Lithuania’s capital city, to Kaunas, any thoughts of amber are long forgotten, overtaken by the sheer quiet of this lugubrious city. This quiet belies the city’s history. It’s hard not to imagine War times when visiting old town Kaunas, the city was heavily bombed before World War II, and several times thereafter– there are signs of this all over. But presently I’m entranced by the sense of pensiveness pervading the 13th century Kaunas castle–a minimalist, and largely reconstructed structure, with emblematic tower and small red flag waving in the wind. The large red brick castle is a striking contrast to the bright green grass surrounding it. If Vilnius is the glitzy mistress, Kaunas, is the shyer, more reserved maiden preferring to show its beauty in soft vignettes rather than all at once. There is the House of Perkūnas, an original gothic building, numerous churches and parks where I wander through forested paths. At the banks of the Nemunas river, I clasp my amber pendant. As I watch the coursing river I finally know what it symbolizes – a regret that I’m only now able to surrender.
Opposite: A resident of Kaunas arranges flowers near a bridge. A street in Kaunas displaying buildings from various eras.
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AM STANDING FACING EAST, THE SUN blazing overhead, atop rock cliffs that cling to the beachside where sea turtles nest, and sun seekers from around the world frolic in the azure water below. Palm trees jut out at perpendicular angles to the horizon while restored Mayan stone buildings dating from the 13th through 15th centuries surround me. Unlike many of the other Mayan ruins I’ve visited, Tulum is not surrounded by dense tropical forest but an arresting seascape. Marking one of the last towns along Mexican’s Mayan Riviera, past Cancun and Playa del Carmen which have definitively moved into the realm of 21st century megatourism, Tulum remains an unfussy Don’t Miss sleepy beach town with a Explore the Sian Ka’an puebla, old town, and not Biosphere Reserve’s much else. Most of the waters for fishing or beachfront resorts and boating or visit Muyil lacabañas have an eco-yoga goon and see canals relaxed vibe and many do dug by ancient Mayans. not even have locks on the doors. But don’t be fooled, Great Eat this is fast becoming a goFlor de Michoacan, a to destination for a wellpaleteria, serves local heeled stylish crowd. popsicles, ice cream After exploring the ruins, made with local fruit I am satisfied to people and juices. watch and take a cool dip in the Caribbean Sea. This Where to Stay site was once a trading post This unique resort has and villas directly on the Clockwise from top p o r t left: The ancient Caribbean Sea. Great spa services. Adults but I Mayan reclining figure only. www.azulik.com con- of Chac Mool. Beach tem- at Tulum. A lizard plate pokes his head from the sand. El Castillo. how it must have looked centuries Rock outcropping at ago, and how the beauty that im- Tulum. The spectacupresses me now was just as pow- lar beach at Tulum. Wooden staircas leaderful then. ing to the beach.
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Other Great Trips
Crete (Greece) Crete seems like a tiny island but the undulating landscape where mountains bar the way to towns, and monasteries perch precariously atop slivers of rock make getting around take longer. but do not miss Samara gorge, Sitia, the ancient archeological site of knossos, Agios Nikoloas, Heraklion for its shopping and Hania for its seaside charm. Oostende (belgium) A long race track, a white sand beach, ﬁshermen with nets – this is quintessential Oostende, a coastal city in belgium. It is often referred to as the queen of the belgian sea-side resorts because of the belgian royal family’s fondness for the city. Lunch seaside or stroll the esplanade in this place full of sunshine. Valletta (Malta) The winding streets of Valletta make it easy to follow the custom of the locals who walk every evening along the water, while vegetable and fruit wagons follow suit. by day, the vibrant colours of Malta come alive in the painted ﬁshing boats, the wonderful colors of the harbours, and the old buildings and churches.
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Left: Humming birds at a feeder. Opposite clockwise from top left: A young boy and his father sell melons roadside. A blooming hibiscus. The Teatro Nacional in San Jose. A typical comida or meal of beans, rice, plantains and picadillo.
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The neo-classical National Theatre of Costa Rica, founded by coffee barons, it is a national icon. www.teatronacional.go.cr
Eat at a local soda, or rustic restaurant just like the locals.
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A chance to see the beautiful resplendent quetzal, hike nature trails, ride horses; spa and restaurant facilities also available. Savegre Hotel, Natural Reserve & Spa – San Gerardo de Dota, Costa Rica, www.savegre.com 60 | SUMMER 2013 | citystyleandliving.com
an Jose, like Costa Rica itself, is a hub for adventure with a sophisticated European feel. Each region adjacent to San Jose feels as though I am exploring one of the capital city’s neighbourhoods. I’ve had my share of adventure in this adrenaline heaven. In Arenal, I walked along a hiking path, El Silencio leading to a green mountainous landscape overlooking the cloud covered volcano, bubbling with ferocity. At night I returned to get a glimpse of the vibrant orange lava sputtering from conical heights. I had come face to face with twenty foot, half ton crocodiles near the bridge over the Río Tárcoles and been entertained by capuchin monkeys, notorious kleptomaniacs, on the beaches of Manuel Antonio. I had zip lined and veered precariously close to hot springs where the rising hot water nearly burned through my shoe’s soles. When my thirst for adventure waned, I sought gentler though equally thrilling discoveries: a black Madonna in the church of Cartago, the lone remaining ox-cart maker and his grandson hand carving wooden tables in a tiny workshop, wild orchids perfuming the air and keel-billed toucans squawking in tropical trees. But nothing had captivated my imagination more than the pursuit of the resplendent quetzal, an emerald plumed bird infamous for its elusiveness. Jorge, my Yoda-like guide and friend in Costa Rica, being a Tico, resourcefully found an area where, he told me, we might have a fighting chance of seeing the bird. Early one morning we traipse through bush to Savegre. Here in the Talamanca Mountain Range, apples and pears and other temperate fruit grow in orchards. Several hours elapse with no sign of the bird. Finally, in an aguacatillo tree, we spot a pair. I sought adventure throughout Costa Rica but nothing fulfills the thrill of the chase like this. CSL
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Published on Jun 18, 2013
Food, Fashion, Travel, Lifestyle, Luxury, In this Issue: Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt; Kaunas, Lithuania; Tulum, Mexico; San Jose, Costa Rica...