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CANADA’S #1 RETIREMENT LUXURY LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE

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ELEMENTS ESTATE A Home For The Ages

Since 1979, the T. Jones Group has been designing and crafting distinctive custom luxury homes in Vancouver’s most exclusive neighbourhood’s. T. Jones has a reputation for exquisite detail, modern opulence, and bespoke lifestyle enhancements. However, the T. Jones Group is not just about building homes, they are about building relationships - and have had the absolute honour of turning many clients into old friends and loyal supporters.

Elements Estate is a dream home that exudes luxury because of its quality, beauty and nobility. With the use of harmony, unity and the repetition of motifs and large scale features, while maintaining a clean bright color scheme with intentional contrast adds drama throughout the home. This home exudes elegance from the main floor to the basement with luxury Jewel tones. The flexible open concept is for large and intimate social gatherings. It has a 2 person kitchen with an open concept family room that lead out to outdoor living space, large spa entertaining retreat basement, as well as his and hers master suite with private bathrooms and closets. Working in collaboration with Sublime Interior Design the interior is luxurious and spacious, whilst at the same time, practical for family life. On the main floor, you will find a glamorous entertainer dream kitchen, it becomes an optical illusion of space with the custom levelled ceiling detail with smoked mirrors that accentuate the height of the space. Using white custom cabinets allows for a bright open kitchen. Integrated appliances and a hidden door to the butler’s kitchen keep things consistent. The oversized entertaining island has been fabricated in a Calacatta Gold ceramic marble slab for extreme durability. Flanking glass cabinets adds a decorative balance and visual relief.

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The dining room, consists of many details from the wall paneling to the intricate crown and ceiling moulding. When entering the basement, you will be embraced by the fire, earth, water, metal and wood elements, which inspire a contemporary modern style. It is thoughtfully planned out to accommodate a large group for entertaining or just an intimate gathering. The opening glass door systems allow connection of the indoor/outdoor areas, swimming pool and spa area. The rock waterfall evokes feelings of being on the mountain edge nestled into a cliff. There is also a lounge with flanking fireplaces on either side of a custom built-in banquette which seats 14 people. The Bar and Wine room have been carefully planned for storage and display to feature premium brands of liquor. The front of the bar has a raised up ceramic Calacatta marble center that contains a vessel for Champagne and celebration.

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Summer 2021

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A masterclass in home building

Entree Destinations

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Your post covid travel bucket list

Andrea Bocelli - A Tenor at the Top

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Paradise is waiting

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Crystal Hills Organic

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Macmillan Estate Planning

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Crown & Thieves Winery

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Rochelle Lynne Design

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A journey through the mind of an artist

Broken Hare

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The art of faux taxadermy

The Lost Art of Ettiquete

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Tink Real Estate

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The Brickworks, Whistler

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Iconic Retreats presents Camp Murray

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Field Law

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Re-Vive The Tee

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Bring your memories to life

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Andrea Bocelli We interview the operatic artist on the symphony of life at the top


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Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui Dreaming of paradise

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Iconic Retreats present Camp Murray.

An all inclusive waterfront wilderness resort.

WELCOME TO STATELY Welcome to the inaugural edition of Stately Magazine. A publication aimed at affluent retirees, a luxury lifestyle magazine that does not apologise for showing you the very best the world has to offer from exclusive resorts to perfect local hangouts. Sit back, relax and enjoy what will become a staple in luxury canadian publishing.

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VIKING WINE CELLARS

CREATING A LEGACY! Born and raised in Ontario, Robert Rice, President of Viking Wine Cellars, has always been a creative and innovative person. No matter the medium, Robert has been talented in all aspects of his life, but excelled for his artistic abilities. From water color, stained glass, cabinetry, to simply doing drawings at home with his daughters, Robert’s skills are incomparable. In 2002, Robert decided to turn his love for luxury finish carpentry and people skills into a career that would unknowingly, simultaneously set the bar for luxury wine storage and create a legacy for himself, his family and a lifelong career for his youngest daughter, Haley Rice. For years Viking Wine Cellars built strictly traditional wood racking. It wasn’t until 2015, that Robert realized he would never excel in his career the way he wanted to with so much competition in wood racking. Robert knew that if he wanted to build the kind of wine rooms his clients would love, he needed to set himself apart from the competition. Thus, the Contempo Series was born. Combining multiple species of hard wood and stainless steel, Robert developed a racking style unlike any other. The stainless steel and clean lines of the wood slats in the Contempo Series offer a sleek, contemporary look to wine storage, while the warmth the wood adds gives a nod to the traditional style. The Contempo Series is the perfect fit in any home, be it traditional, contemporary or transitional and can also be purchased as a countertop rack for those with a smaller collection. Viking Wine Cellars had always been a family owned and operated company. Since day one, Robert’s brother in law, John Wickersham, has been vital. John developed sophisticated spreadsheets that computed all of the costs associated with each wine room, as well as the amount of materials needed to build each individual room.

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THE PERFECT PAIRING! Carlos Contreras joined Viking Wine Cellars around the same time Haley did and has been one of the best decisions the team has made. Carlos is loyal, hardworking and very creative and innovative himself.

John took care of the ordering of materials, and shared the duty of producing CAD drawings for the client. None of this would be possible without the hard work and dedication shown by John. In 2017, Robert’s youngest daughter Haley joined the team. Haley brought a new, fresh perspective to the mix and was very eager to help grow the company. She realized that the Contempo Series was something special that everyone deserved to see and hit the ground running with marketing. However, over the years, and even with the development of the Contempo Series, Haley, Robert and John noticed a need for a luxury metal wine storage system. They realized the wire racking that had become so popular due to a lack of available options had grown tired. After one year of round the clock planning, and many months of research and development, the Viking Wine Cellars team created the Metal Series, putting them heads above the competition becoming their greatest accomplishment to date.

Dani Contreras, CJ’s wife, is Viking’s newest addition and what a wonderful addition she is. She brings her incredible eye for detail and impressive customer service skills to every situation she faces. Viking Wine Cellars is proud to say that 2/3 of its workforce is female and they hope to continue to add more women to this amazing, yet very male dominated industry. Thanks to our amazing team, unparalleled innovation, and consistency, Viking Wine Cellars is on the verge of mass expansion and hopes to service the nation within the year.

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Andrea Bocelli - Tenor at the top! He has performed for four US Presidents, three Popes and at Princess Eugenie’s wedding, in venues ranging from NYC’s Central Park and London’s Windsor Castle, to the Pyramids in Cairo and even under the Eiffel Tower in Paris. As one of the world’s biggest classical stars, this top tenor has sold almost 100 million albums. Andrea Bocelli chats with Angela Sara West about the highlights of his glittering career, performing for Pavarotti, duetting with contemporary A-list artist including Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa and Josh Groban and his adventurous lifestyle at home in his beloved Italy. He gave Elizabeth Taylor “golden goose bumps”, Céline Dion stated, “If God had a singing voice, he would sound like Andrea Bocelli,” while Canadian composer/musician/record producer David Foster describes him as having “the most beautiful voice in the world…” With a decorated career spanning over a quarter of a century, internationally-famous tenor Andrea Bocelli is one of the most celebrated singers in modern history, having garnered millions of fans around the globe. Blessed with an emotive and instantly-recognisable voice, he’s been awarded a Golden Globe, seven Classical BRITs and World Music Awards, clinched YouTube’s coveted ‘Gold Play’ button for one million subscribers, plus a sought-after star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Astronaut Umberto Guidoni even included the ‘Bocelli’ album in his seven kilos of baggage allowance for his shuttle mission into space! Andrea has performed at major international events, including the recent opening ceremony of UEFA’s Euro 2020 championship in Rome, the Olympic Games and the World Cup, while his album, ‘Si’, reached No.1 in both the US and UK charts. What’s more, the multi-award-winning music maestro has collaborated with the crème de la crème of the music world, singing with a whole host of A-list stars, including Jennifer Lopez, Ariana Grande and Christina Aguilera, to name but a few.

Achieving his “American dream” Andrea once fulfilled his “American dream” when he staged a concert in front of the Statue of Liberty to an audience packed with A-list actors, including Leonardo Di Caprio, Cameron Diaz, Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, while last year he took a strong message of peace and kinship to Dubai, as part of a historic musical event celebrating the signing of peace deals between the United Arab Emirates and Israel, with his album BELIEVE projected on the iconic Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. He says singing is the only way to express himself fully. “My primary school teacher once warned me, ‘Always remember, Andrea, that God has given you a gift, and of this gift you have no merit’. I’ve tried to honour my gift with much dedication, seriousness, honesty and conscience. Music is my daily bread… it’s a need, passion, joyful elation and vital élan towards beauty and making life lighter.”

Success secrets Towards the end of 2011, Andrea embarked on a “beautiful journey” with David Foster, Jo Champa and Quincy Jones, with only one mission on their minds; to empower people and communities. 2018 saw the gifted songster become the first classical singer to top the UK album charts in over 20 years, simultaneously clinching his first US Billboard 200 No.1. The following year he joined international celebrities in Monaco to support the initiatives led by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation to raise awareness of the crisis facing our oceans. He was also guest of honour at the International Opera Awards at Teatro Malibran in Venice, where he was awarded for spreading and promoting Opera Music throughout the world, while Variety magazine honoured him with its inaugural Achievement in International Music Award at his Madison Square Garden show in New York. On 1st January 2020, it was announced that Andrea had clocked up a whopping 1 BILLION streams, making him the most-streamed classical artist of all time! “Success follows inscrutable paths… It seems I can touch people’s hearts through my singing, and I’m the first to be astonished, and grateful, for their kindness,” he explains. “A pleasant voice is only one of the necessary ingredients for success; to succeed in my field, you also need willpower, spirit of sacrifice, stamina, plus a pinch of narcissism!” For Andrea, singing’s a “sweet privilege”. “To perform to an audience, whether heads of state or family and friends, shares a gift that Heaven has given me. It’s the simplest and most direct way to win their affection and give back as much, and as intensely, as possible.” He says the more honours he receives, the higher the expectation. “The main challenge is to put all of myself at the service of music, using my voice at its best through continuous technical and interpretation refinement.”

King of classical crossover – A-list duets The self-described ”modern but old-fashioned tenor” has showcased his mellow-yet-powerful tones at sell-out arena shows and prestigious international events, including the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations, the Oscars in LA, along with the UEFA Champions League Final in Milan. The best-selling classical musician has performed on popular TV shows such as ‘Dancing with the Stars’, and says singing at the ceremony of Princess Eugenie’s star-studded Royal wedding was “an honour”. Andrea also records pop albums, with Tony Bennett and contemporary artists such as Jennifer Lopez and Nicole Scherzinger on his musical record. For his chart-topping album ‘Sì’, Andrea duetted with Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran, Aida Garifullina and Josh Groban for his first album of all-new material in 14 years, seeing him return to his roots with an

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intimate collection of sensational songs celebrating love, family, faith and hope. “I wanted to go back to my memories of being a young man, playing at a piano bar. I thought, ‘Maybe it’s time for new songs…’, like starting all over again.” Heart…soul….positivity….family…melody and magic…” The uplifting album includes personal tributes to his family and reflects his spirituality. “In this historical period we’re going through, we too often say ‘no’. But ‘yes’ (‘sì’) is the word you say when you have your first kiss, agree with somebody, want to make someone feel good... ‘Sì’ is the word you say every time things will end well. For 1,0001 reasons, ‘sì’ is the expression of a positive, powerful human word and feeling and emotion.” ‘Sì Forever’, a subsequently-released reimagining of the million-selling album ‘Sì’, featured a sublime duet with Ellie Goulding and emotional collaboration with Hollywood heavyweight  Jennifer Garner. Andrea’s also toured with Beverley Knight and admits he absolutely adores duetting. “When two voices are intertwined, they reciprocally enhance the interpreters’ expressive qualities. When this intimate and deep alchemy takes place, something magical happens... it’s an artistic practice that gives me much satisfaction. There are many talented artists with whom I hope to share the stage… too many to mention! To sing together, both in opera and in pop, is a very gratifying and intense experience.”

Performing for Pavarotti Andrea’s performed with fellow tenor Plácido Domingo and sang a beautiful rendition of ‘Ave Maria’ at the late great Luciano Pavarotti’s wedding. “It was a marvellous, generous, brilliant, cheerful and touching wedding ceremony... just like the groom. Although there were over 600 guests, it was intimate and worldly… a concert of feelings, in his home city, Modena. The fact that Pavarotti chose me to perform at such a delicate and important moment of his life was, for me, a further testimony of his esteem and genuine friendship. I still miss him very much…” Celebrity Fight Night Having originated in Phoenix, Arizona, in 1994, Andrea’s annual star-studded September benefit event, Celebrity Fight Night, now staged in Florence or Rome, has seen him joined on stage by countless other big names, including John Legend, Susan Sarandon, Steven Tyler and Sir Michael Caine,to benefit both his charity, the Andrea Bocelli Foundation (ABF) which offers various programmes such as Voices of Haiti which gives underprivileged children around the world a better future, and the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center. “A few years ago, I was joined by Sir Elton John in the world-famous Colosseum, and we’ve previously hosted Queen Rania of Jordan, Sharon Stone, Sophia Loren, Nicolas Cage, Lionel Richie and George Clooney, among 22

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Believe ‘Believe’  boasts a selection of poignant and personal songs, and Andrea reveals the themes explored in the recording are deeply important to him. “The concept behind ‘Believe’ is based on three words: faith, hope and charity. These are the three theological virtues of Christianity, yet – quite independently of any religious belief – they are also the three extraordinary keys to giving meaning and completeness to the lives of every one of us.” Andrea composed his own settings of ‘Ave Maria’ and ‘Padre Nostro’ especially for ‘Believe’. “I don’t consider myself to be a composer. However, I am a musician, and sometimes melodies come to my mind, with essentially complete harmonies... Music that knocks on the door of my soul and which I gladly welcome and then set free by putting pen to paper”. He says melodies like ‘Mira il tuo popolo’ take him back to when he was a boy growing up in Tuscany. “They represent the soundtrack to my childhood memories…” he says.

Time out in Tuscany Andrea’s a fan of family time in Miami. “It’s one of the few places andrea bocelli


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where I can truly relax. In my language, ‘florida’ is an adjective that means prosperous, thriving, flourishing, booming…” But for this busy performer, there’s no place like home. “My favourite destination is ‘Home’,” he tells me. “The more I travel, the more I understand the importance of solid roots. The more I am far from home, the more I feel the sun of the Tuscan countryside where I was born, and the peasant culture that has formed me.” Andrea’s country home in his birthplace, Lajatico, comes complete with a Bocelli vineyard, along with Officine Bocelli Food Court, a restaurant serving up delectable regional dishes, which counts Johnny Depp among its famous fans. Just last month, Andrea teamed up with world-famous Croatian cellist Stjepan Hauser from Croatia’s cello duo, 2CELLOS to perform a stunning version of ‘Melodramma’ at the Teatro del Silenzio, an open-air amphitheatre, Andrea’s hometown in the province of Pisa in the Tuscan region. The internationally-beloved tenor created the very special venue as an open-air theatre that brings together nature, art and music in a divine way. Set in the striking rolling countryside, the surrounding landscape serving as the most beautiful backdrop, the amphitheatre, also located in Lajatico, is adorned with sculptural art, created each year by local and international artists, and was built with the theme of silence, inspired by the silent hills that he loves. “Following the heavenly sounds of music, its walls always fall silent again for the rest of the year.”

Family time by the sea When it’s time to swap A&R for R&R, Andrea’s spectacular seaside palace, Villa Alpemare in fabulous Forte dei Marmi on the tantalising Tuscan coast, is just the ticket. “I love spending my rare moments of rest in the country village where I was born, or my house by the sea with my wife and children.” The opera superstar’s elegant mansion boasts “priceless views” and is adorned with antiques from Monte-Carlo, coupled with family heirlooms. The decadently-decorated dining room is often the scene of impromptu concerts with family and friends. He says the sea is a place for him to “rest and recharge”, and he also owns Alpemare Beach Club, a short hop across the street from their main residence, where he also holds charity evenings, exhibitions and private parties. Andrea says alongside music, his life is also about other important aspects. “I try to be a good father, companion and person who expresses his ethical convictions with simplicity in daily life, even beyond music.” He enjoys chatting about common passions, such as “art and beauty”, over lingering lunches with his local friends Sting and Trudie Styler, who also own a holiday home in Tuscany. Living life to the full

football accident at just 12, audacious Andrea Bocelli lives life to the full and enjoys an adventurous lifestyle. “That’s right! Although I have had to moderate my taste for challenges and strong emotions that, in my youth, made me quite daring, above all in the field of sports… I love sailing on my boat, swimming, surfing, skiing, horse-riding, boxing and football. An avid reader, I’m also fond of writing poems and playing chess, too.” The future of music? “The ever-increasing ease of exchange of information and experience has stimulated creativity and music technology has made remarkable progress and, if well employed, may represent great assistance in artistic production.” With his motto “Do no evil, have no fear!”, what’s next for this magnificent music maestro? “I hope to go on singing as long as our Lord will want it, and to continue, along with the foundation bearing my name and the many friends that support it, to offer my little contribution to make the world a better place.” Ultimately, Andrea understands that all music is good for the soul in a way that taps into the most subtle nuances of humanity, irrespective of individual belief. “Good music brings with it a powerful message of peace and fellowship, teaching us about beauty and helping us to open our hearts and minds.” In a final crescendo, he can confirm to his Canadian and worldwide fans that music is immortal. “The world of culture and entertainment is facing radical transformations and new challenges, but I’m eternally optimistic because, as history has extensively shown, good music will not die!”

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FACTBOX Andrea Bocelli’s latest album ‘Believe’ is out now on Decca Records. The Andrea Bocelli Foundation (ABF): www.andreabocellifoundation.org Celebrity Fight Night: www.celebrityfightnight.org For further information, visit Andrea’s website: www.andreabocelli.com © Angela Sara West 2021   Insta: @angela_sara_west

Angela Sara West A very experienced BBC-trained Freelance Journalist covering luxury travel & lifestyle, property & interiors and arts & crafts, I specialise in celebrity interviews, and have worked with everyone from Michael Douglas, Ivana Trump and Sir Richard Branson, to Suzi Quatro, Peter Andre and Sir Cliff Richard! 24

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Four Seasons Whistler On Canada’s breathtaking west coast, just north of Vancouver, Four Seasons Resort Whistler is one of North America’s top year-round mountain resorts. Superb summer golf and hiking are matched by world-class skiing on the slopes of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains – site of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Encompassing 273 newly renovated guest rooms, suites and townhouses – along with a selection of modern private residences, the Resort welcomes with cozy wood interiors and the atmosphere of a contemporary lodge. Recreation includes a full-service spa, a fitness center and an outdoor pool with three heated whirlpools for all-season pleasure. The brand new Braidwood Tavern and the classic SIDECUT Steakhouse invite you to experience the best of alpine living and cuisine. 30

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Braidwood Tavern is styled after the classic mountainside cabin. A welcoming space for friends to gather around good food and drink, share tales of adventures (the real ones and the exaggerated ones) and embrace the laid back vibe of Whistler. Braidwood has mastered the après-ski cocktail, with playful drinks created, stirred and shaken by the stellar bar team. The extensive rotating craft beer menu features hand-selected brews from British Columbia and the Sea to Sky region, as well as exclusive taps. Mountainside tavern classics feature only best quality, locally-sourced ingredients. Above all, Braidwood is a place to connect, kick-back and order another round. Delivering the finest hand-cut prime steaks and seafood since opening, SIDECUT Steakhouse is a storied establishment in Whistler. Celebrating the bounty of the Sea to Sky region, the providence and quality of each ingredient is of the utmost importance–cattle sourced small ranches in the Pacific Northwest and fresh seafood from the neighboring Pacific. Wines from the vineyards of British Columbia, as well as old world selections, champagnes and craft cocktails imagined by award-winning mixologist Lauren Mote to inspire celebration. STATELY MAGAZINE

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Healing herbs have been the basis of many therapeutic treatments throughout the ages with written evidence of remedies dating back to 5,000 years ago. Countless individuals have experienced an extra boost in health when they began to incorporate herbs into their routine due to the healing attributes that many plants have to offer. Additionally, many people have also benefited from working with crystals and have said that they experienced physical and emotional healing. If it is hard to imagine how this is possible, consider that a quartz crystal powers computers, radios, and watches with its electromagnetic and piezoelectric properties. Now consider how this crystal may help the human body as it amplifies energy and can help balance the body. Now imagine the benefits when the two are combined. Enter Crystal Hills Organics Crystal Hills Organics blends exquisite flowers, beneficial herbs, and high-vibration crystals. Founder and CEO, Andrea Barone, says the products are truly unique and that each product line was created specifically with the scent, herbal attributes, healing crystals and properties of the oils in mind. The herbs create the overall effect, for instance in Crystal Dreams the scent is lavender which is known for promoting a restful sleep and inducing calm. The bath salts also contain chamomile, rosemary, and violet leaf, all of which are soothing to the skin and have a relaxing effect on an individual. 32

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In this line, an amethyst crystal is also added as it helps with inner peace and helps to calm an overactive mind. Andrea believes that what we apply on our body is just as important as the food we eat in restoring and maintaining the body’s harmony and vitality. She says her mission is to promote a health-conscious lifestyle that promotes the healing powers of nature and the healing energetic traits of crystals. In addition to their body care products, Crystal Hills also has a blog that features DIY beauty, healthy recipes, wellness and information on crystals and botanicals. She really wants people to get back to basics and incorporate a bit of nature to experience optimum healty in their lives. Crystal hills organics


Healing herbs have been the basis of many therapeutic treatments throughout the ages.”

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to buy shares in Alberta-based oil companies and suggested that he might even buy a ranch and move to Alberta if Neville Chamberlain ever became prime minister. (Chamberlain did, in 1937, but Churchill thankfully stayed in London to eventually take over as prime minister in May 1940.) Churchill the painter came to love Alberta for other reasons connected to his aesthetic side, which explains his fondness for Banff, Lake Louise and Emerald Lake. His visit to Alberta produced multiple paintings including one repatriated to Alberta in 2018. Churchill: A leader to admire in any age.

WHY CALGARY NEEDS A CHURCHILL STATUE. By Mark Milke -

The Sir Winston Churchill Society of Calgary is raising funds for a statue of Winston Churchill to be erected in Calgary. Society president Mark Milke explains why the charity, which has been in existence since 1966 and which sponsors high school debates, moot courts, and holds an annual dinner and socials, started this statue and leadership initiative. For more information, see www.churchillcalgary.ca . A few years back, the president of the Gandhi Society of Calgary and I publicly discussed how we should think about historical figures such as Mahatma Gandhi and Winston Churchill. The late British prime minister and the non-violent Indian barrister who pressed for Indian independence were both world-consequential figures — take away either man from the 20th century and the world would have been less free and less flourishing in their absence.

Why the Sir Winston I’ll offer thoughts shortly on how Leadership we might ponder history’s leaders, Churchill flaws and all, but first, consider why the Churchill Society of Calgary has commissionedInitiative a statue of Churchilland that we hope will grace some prominent Calgary location next summer. One obvious reason to statue project? commemorate Winston Churchill 75 years after the end of the Second World War is his wartime leadership. Churchill’s 1930s stance on the existential danger that Nazi Germany posed to freedom and minorities deserves to be permanently remembered.

Hundreds of Calgarians and nearly 45,000 Canadians died fighting Nazi Germany, Imperial Japan and Italy. Absent Churchill’s courage and bloody-mindedness amidst appeasers, their soldierly sacrifices early in the war could have been in vain. Another reason is Churchill’s connection to southern Alberta.

There are other reasons why Calgarians today should cherish Churchill: because while he was a man of his time and all that that implies, he was also ahead of it, and often learned from his own mistakes. Churchill’s views — both ones we would oppose or support today — should be addressed. While ahead of contemporaries on some matters, he held unsupportable ones on issues such as imperialism and had a mixed record on race. That noted, some of Churchill’s positions are more understandable with context. For example, he opposed Indian independence because he saw India as akin to Europe — divided in governance, religion and much else and incapable of uniting. He was also fearful of bloodshed if Britain left. Churchill was wrong about India’s potential for eventual unity but tragically right about the initial post-independence bloodshed. “The left-out millions” We should consider Churchill’s other actions, early and late in life, that contributed to human freedom and flourishing and should round out our views of him today. Early on, as historian Andrew Roberts noted in his recent biography, Churchill opposed South African Boer racists and argued that black South Africans should be given legal equality with whites. Also, when American troops landed in Great Britain during the Second World War, Churchill refused an American military request that segregation be enforced against black military personnel in pubs and restaurants with white American troops. Churchill was not a modern progressive. He was a classic liberal and saw individuals as individuals first, which meant he often, eventually defaulted to positions that took into account the needs of those too often ignored by his aristocratic colleagues.

Churchill and his son Randolph visited Canada in the summer of 1929, as part of their three-month North American tour.In Alberta, they visited Edmonton and Calgary, the Prince of Wales Ranch, the Turner Valley oil fields and the Rockies.

Examples abound. In his career, Churchill denounced an anti-Jewish bill that meant to prevent Jewish immigration from Russia; he believed governments have a duty to protect minorities against what he called “a petty white community”, and he wanted Indian minorities, the Untouchables and Muslims, protected from the majority population.

According to Bradley Tolppanen in his book, Churchill in North America, 1929, Churchill was fascinated by southern Alberta and its great potential. He wrote to his wife, Clementine, of how he planned

Churchill’s individualism and ability to think outside the box — a trait of leaders, not followers — also explains his early advocacy for social reforms.As Ian Holloway, dean of the

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University of Calgary law school describes Churchill’s early positions, he fought for unemployment insurance, pensions and a minimum wage for garment workers. In short, Churchill favoured the “left-out millions.” That was evident decades before he visited the ruins of East London during the Second World War after German bombs ripped into working-class neighbourhoods.Fresh, fair thinking about history’s famous men and women. To propose a Winston Churchill statue in an era when some statues are being attacked might seem odd. But this actually is the right time to do so because it allows us all to ponder how best to consider historical figures. For example, if we oppose commemorating those whose views are not in perfect accord with today, we must then shy away from celebrating the Famous Five suffragists, given they endorsed eugenics. Or consider Gandhi’s errors. He advised German Jews, after Kristallnacht, to practice non-violence toward the German SS. He also wrote Hitler in 1941 to inform him that he, Gandhi, did not “believe that you are the monster described by your opponents.” The suffragists were wrong on eugenics but right to demand freedom, equality of opportunity and the vote; Gandhi was wrong to suggest pacifism to European Jews and on Hitler, but was right to campaign for Indian independence: It is possible to make distinctions and to admire long-dead men and women for what they achieved, despite their other views and advocacy with which we should vehemently disagree. The key question we should pose to historical figures is not, “Did their every view or remark perfectly align with us today?” That is an impossible standard for them and us. Instead, the useful question to ask is: Did they contribute

to human freedom and flourishing in their era? The answer — if one gazes at U.S. Civil War Confederate generals who fought to retain slavery, or Hitler, who was a tyrant — is no. But the answer for suffragists, Gandhi and Churchill is unquestionably yes. Hong Kong’s protesters grasp Churchill’s eternal values. In an age where historical figures are turned into cardboard characters without nuance, we should also recall Churchill’s other two traits: His tears and humour. Churchill, in an age where Brits valued a stiff upper lip, cried often. He did so when he saw the devastation of war and the fruits of peace. For example, he sobbed while walking through the streets of Paris after iberation. On humour: “I could not live without champagne,” he told a friend in 1946. “In victory, I deserve it; in defeat, I need it.” Lastly, Churchill’s battle for a world free from tyranny is yet relevant today. When I visited Hong Kong in 2013 to meet politicians, business people and others, almost to a person, they told me they wanted three unique aspects from Hong Kong’s British era in relation to the repressive regime in Beijing: the rule of law, capitalism and democracy. Those inheritances are valued because they allow freedom and individuals to flourish as individuals. It is why during the protests against a Beijing government, Hong Kong students and others have regularly raised the British flag and even scrawled “We shall never surrender” across a signboard. What Churchill fought for — human freedom and flourishing — is yet relevant today. Churchill is a timeless symbol of freedom and democracy and why a permanent tribute – a statue — is what we hope to erect in Calgary. For more information on the Calgary Churchill Society Sir Winston Churchill Society of Calgary c/o 287 Discovery Ridge Way S.W. Calgary, Alberta T3H 5S8

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In 1948, a group of leading Calgary businessmen shared a common vision: the establishment of a private notfor-profit club where they and their peers could gather to meet, dine and connect for both business and social purposes.

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This vision culminated, soon after, in the formation of the Calgary Petroleum Club (the CPC or the Pete club as it is often affectionately referred to). In 1958, a single-storey clubhouse was opened at 319 Fifth Avenue South West, and has remained the CPC’s home since. Members own both the land and the building. A second storey was added in 1977, and in 2005 an arson fire in the loading dock, which caused major smoke damage to the rest of the building, required four-and-a-half months of repairs. In 2007, the Wine Cellar replaced the billiards room in the basement. Membership represents the diversity of Calgary’s business community, and includes young business leaders and executives from new industries including the growing Tech Industry, as well as energy professionals. The CPC is focused on the services, offerings and atmosphere that reflect what today’s business people desire. The CPC remains as relevant in 2021 as it was in 1948. The evolution of the CPC’s membership has been fundamental to its longevity and continued stature within the business community. Today, the members constitute a broad mix of business people of varying ages (from 21 years to 90-plus years), genders and from a cross section of industries. The CPC’s history illustrates the wisdom of adapting to progressive change. The CPC is a stronger club today as it enjoys a rich past and operates with a vision for the future. An all-men’s club for decades, women were first invited to become full members in 1988. This change in the club’s membership policy was one of the most valuable changes the CPC has made since its inception. In 2007, Bonnie DuPont became the first female president in the history of the CPC. DuPont joined the club in 1998 when she was a group vice president at Enbridge. “I was encouraged to join by my boss,” she recalls. “He was a member and really thought that it was a valuable experience. Good networking opportunities and a great place to entertain for business.” At the time there were very few female members. “It was a different club,” she reflects. “Often when I entertained at lunch, I was the only woman in the room. But that started to change in the late 1990s, and of course, we have a great many women members now.” 38

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The club holds numerous social events monthly, for members and their guests and families to enjoy. Various programming that goes beyond business includes the leaders/ mentors’ lunches for the YP crowd, member/ daughter and member/son nights, seafood nights, Scotch nights, wine tastings and more to appeal to all of the different members interests. “It is a world-class club, just like the city in which it thrives,” declares DuPont. “It is a meeting place; a hub. People say ‘let’s have lunch at the club’ and everyone knows what they are talking about. THE Club. Yes, I think the club will be here 70 years from now.” For information on membership, email: contactus@calpeteclub.com or call 403-260-6367 or visit their website at www.calpeteclub.com CPC now In 2001, the late Bud McCaig, club president at the time, asked her to join the board. “I was thrilled and immediately said yes,” she recounts, “for two reasons. One, I really liked the CPC and I respected its history and traditions, and two, Bud told me I would be the first woman board member and I was thrilled by the challenge of being the first.”

DuPont worked to ensure more women joined the board. “I may have been the first, but I certainly was not the last,” she says proudly. In addition to more gender diversity, DuPont highlights other changes too. “We not only have gender diversity, but we are a more ethnically-diverse club. We are also more age diverse. We attract younger members, and members not only from the petroleum sector, but from other sectors as well.” Today, the board of governors is an equal mix of both men and women, and will have their 4th female president in 13 years in the 2022- 2023 fiscal year. The CPC’s wine collection is one of the best in Western Canada with approximately 17,000 bottles which are prominently displayed in the Wine Cellar. The cellar is perfect for social gatherings, special events and VIP dining, where ‘making an impression’ on your guests, is easily achieved. STATELY MAGAZINE

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Let’s talk about STAGING Staging, the process of using simple decorating techniques to entice buyers and stand out from the competition, is often the last thing you want to think about when preparing to move. But according to home stylist Hannah Thomas, owner of Hello Mrs Thomas, staging can make all the difference when selling your property. Hannah works her staging magic to help maximize offers and is often the first call from realtors once they land a listing. According to Hannah staging doesn’t have to be a complicated or expensive process and even those of us without an interior design flair can make quick impactful changes. “It’s all about creating a blank canvass so that potential buyers can start to imagine and dream about their futures in your home,” Hannah says.

Top Ten Staging Tips from Hello Mrs Thomas 1. START WITH CURB APPEAL - Let’s aim for love at first sight. Place two planters filled with greenery each side of your door to really make an impression! Ensure landscaping is well manicured, add a seasonal wreath, a welcome mat and you are on your way!

2. CLEAR AWAY THE CLUTTER! – Don’t wait for an offer to pack up the boxes! The less clutter the better. It may feel bare to you, but to buyers it will be a blank calming canvas.

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3. FRESHEN UP BATHROOMS –Setting a spa like scene is your best bet. Place crisp, white towels and instantly freshen the space. Clear the counters, add a small plant and whatever you do…. don’t forget to hide the garbage can, toilet brush and please, please close the lid! 4. ADD WARMTH TO THE KITCHEN - This is the heart of the home. Keep countertops completely clear apart from three nice bottles of sparkling water. Add identical greenery each side of the sink and… volia… your kitchen has maximum appeal! Display a beautiful platter of freshly baked croissants (hot tip…freeze them in between showings) and you’ll have clients dreaming about entertaining in their new kitchen. hello mrs thomas - home stylist


5. ADD LUXE TO YOUR BOUDOIR! The master bedroom should feel special. Add an extra quilt to the bottom of the bed and extra pillows at the top - it will scream luxury! Make sure the side table lights are centered and everything else is put away. Dial in your closet appeal with colour coordination, baskets for accessories and no overflow! 6. GREENERY GREENERY GREENERY - I cannot stress enough how much greenery helps in the staging process! Add plants and fresh green fruit to bring the outdoors in and cozy up the space. In the kitchen try putting some fresh herbs around the window. Top tip - Dollarama has some great artificial plants that you can place on vanities and countertops. 7. ROLL UP THOSE RUGS - As much as we love rugs, when it comes to staging it’s time to roll those babies up and put them in storage! All except the living room rug - that can stay. This will make your space so much more cohesive. You will be amazed at how much bigger your floor plan will look in those listing pics! 8. LIGHT IT UP – Change lightbulbs, make little paint touch ups and clean, clean, clean! These things make a difference and by the time you are done you will wish you had done this years ago! 9. GET NEUTRAL – Whites and creams are your go to colours to freshen up a space and maximize buyer appeal. Think cushions, throws and curtains. 10. SIMPLIFY YOUR LIFE – Living in your home in between showings, especially with kids and pets, can be extremely stressful. Keep it simple - have a couple of large Tupperware boxes on hand to quickly store away your day-to-day items and let your home sparkle!

I cannot stress enough how much greenery helps in the staging process.”

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The Canadian Princess Lodge & Marina The Canadian Princess Lodge is a beautiful newly renovated 46 room lodge and 250 ft marina located on the west coast of Vancouver Island in Ucluelet, which is straddled between the famous Pacific Rim and the iconic Broken Islands. The lodge consists of rooms suitable for that romantic getaway for two as well as loft rooms that are perfect for the entire family. The majority of our rooms have water views with the remainder taking in garden views. In addition, the marina is available for daily, weekly and monthly guest boat moorage as well as rentals for sport fishing, whale watching and kayaking. We are also working on becoming a Sustainable Ocean Friendly business. At Canadian Princess Lodge we believe that it is out shared responsibility to leave this planet in better shape than we inherited it. You will see this reflected at the hotel by the supplies that we purchase which stay away from single-use plastics like shampoo, conditioner and body wash bottles and the ways in which we conserve. This is an ongoing journey. 44

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Come join us at The Canadian Princess Lodge, centrally located just off the Peninsula Road and near many local sights, shops and restaurants and halfway between the iconic Long Beach and the Wild Pacific Trail.

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“Have you ever entered a space that made you stop and catch your breath?

Extraordinary Design

Have you ever wished you could somehow have your own home give you that same ethereal feeling as it elicits jaw-dropping gasps from friends and family? This home does just that - and as you leave one space to enter another, the reaction repeats, and repeats again. The secret to truly impactful design gets its teeth from designing backwards. Yes, that’s right, backwards design. For me the space that has everyone talking and animated for days after first encountering it comes from a focus on planning around how people will EXPERIENCE the space, more so than how lovely it may look. From the moment they enter, through all the many interactions, activities, and vistas encountered including the journey of exiting. Experiential design is not for the faint of heart, though. It takes guts, to take many risks and go beyond the typical trends and ideas that are mainstream. Risks that a client may say no to an out of the ordinary solution, risks that the only way a client can know just exactly how amazing the result will be is to put all their trust (and often a fair bit of money) in your hands. But with risk comes great reward, and that’s where noteworthy designs emerge from the sea of ordinary same-ness that fills magazines, Pinterest boards, and Instagram feeds. I hope to never lose my passion for beyond-the-ordinary creativity. To always chase my desire to impact others in a dramatic and inspiring way with my creations. To not lose sight of the reason behind my steadfastness to this often challenging industry, or get lost in compromise in order to gain accolade or compensation. Never ordinary. Always jaw-dropping. Serving others without compromise.” Rochelle Z (Founder & Creative Director, Rochelle Lynne Design)

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For more than 20 years Rochelle & Mark have been designing, building & renovating homes! Rochelle Lynne Design is a boutique firm that began as the Studio of Embellishments inc. in the spring of 1998, founded by Rochelle LD Zemlak, principal designer of the firm. In 2005 she enlisted her husband Mark, who brought the firm valuable knowledge & expertise from his long history in the construction industry. With more than 50 years of combined construction and design experience Rochelle, Mark, and their carefully selected team bring a unique competence to the process.

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Uncompromising Execution

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believes in creating thoughtful designs that maintain the highest standards of quality and to continually exceed expectations by finding the best possible solutions. RLD’s inspired ideas will provide results that clearly speak for themselves. The firm also believes in the synergy of teamwork, that by bringing together the right combination of experienced, energetic, creative individuals, accomplishments will be much greater than any one member could do alone, achieving a commitment to all clients and Rochelle Lynne Design staff. STATELY MAGAZINE

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Broken Hare was founded in 2013 by husband and wife design team, Jon and Katherine, who met whilst working in the British TV industry - anecdotally whilst they were making Daleks for the Doctor Who TV series. Before that Jon worked in the film industry whilst undertaking a placement in Vancouver which involved him making four foot ears out of gelatin for a joke in Scary Movie 4 at Mike Tyson’s expense. Katherine has a similar background in the film industry having worked on Wes Anderson’s ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’ and Tim Burton’s ‘Frankenweenie’. Broken Hare specialise in faux taxidermy and whilst they are based in Wales their creations are produced for a worldwide audience and, in particular, North America. Indeed Jon credits Canadian artist, Evan Penny, as a huge influence upon his own approach to design after attending an exhibition in Calgary some years ago.

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Four feet of ears out of gelatin for a joke in Scary Movie 4 at Mike Tyson’s expense” Combining Jon’s skills as a sculptor and prop maker, and Katherine’s puppet making talents, they knew that they would eventually create something special together. The couple have always loved the look of taxidermy pieces but felt that they could offer an animal friendly version. Given that Jon and Katherine own the business they have the freedom to do things in their own way and be selective in terms of the projects that they embark upon. At the same time they get to use more eco-friendly products which wasn’t always possible whilst working in the film and TV industry given the deadlines that they were subject to.

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The sculptures themselves begin life by reference to photographs and frequent visits to the zoo for Jon and Katherine. The process involves the use of clay to create a silicon mould which is then covered with a reinforced plaster before the faux skin is added. Broken Hare regularly undertake one-off commissions and special animal requests which have included, amongst others, polar bears, stags, zebras, wolves and giraffes.

Social Media has been instrumental in the development of Broken Hare but a particularly big break came when the company were selected to take part in a British TV show, ‘Escape to the Chateau’, which followed a couple who were giving up their home just outside of London to move to an abandoned French chateau. As part of the show Broken Hare were commissioned to initially create a wolf for the couple taking part and which was so well received that they then asked for a full size giraffe which was a real design challenge that involved many hours spent studying the animals at a nearby farm.

More recently, and as a result of requests from a younger audience, Broken Hare have developed a certain niche by making unicorns which have become their most popular item. Prices for these one-off creations vary from figures around $350.00 for a badger’s head, $1300.00 for the infamous unicorn and $4500.00 for a complete giraffe. You can keep up with Broken Hare via Instagram www.instagram.com/brokenhare

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Inner-City Custom Villa with Elevator, Close to Golf Course 815 Crescent Boulevard SW, Calgary, Alberta

Found in the prestigious neighbourhood of Britannia is a custom home of true craftsmanship. Located steps away from the Calgary Golf & Country Club, ease of lifestyle awaits you here. This 6-car attached garage home with a south facing backyard is the true show-stopper. Easy access to all levels of the home via a private elevator right from the attached garage upwards. The incredible gourmet kitchen is a chef’s dream with commercial grade built-in appliances including dual ovens and gas cooktops and electric tops. A separate butler’s pantry with a sink and an additional freezer/fridge can be found in the kitchen. The luxurious master bedroom and ensuite evoke a spa-like hideaway with its own private patio. A laundry room is on every level of the home. Having guests has never been easier as the two bedrooms on the upper floor both have ensuite bathrooms. The fully finished basement provides a recreation area, fun for all ages. Escape to the lush backyard where you’ll find a heated sunroom complete with a built-in barbecue, outdoor kitchen. Enjoy marshmallow roasts galore around the firepit with custom stone seating. 4 Beds / 6 Baths / 6 Car Garage / 4,909 ft2 / Outdoor Kitchen / Golf Offered at $2,595,000 CAD TINK Real Estate Calgary 403-230-8004 ~ info@tinkrealestate.com 62

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Equestrian Estate with Mountain Views, Close to City 103 Mountain River Estates, Rural Rocky View County, Alberta

Do you live in the city, but also dream of country living? Welcome to Mountain View Estates, where you truly find the best of both worlds. This estate home sits on a private two-acre lot showcasing nature’s serenity and gorgeous Rocky Mountain views. Enjoy all this while being an eight-minute drive to Calgary’s Aspen Landing (groceries, shops & schools) and a twenty-minute drive to downtown Calgary. Who could ask for more? But wait, there is more… not only will you be an owner of this exquisite home, but you will also be an owner of a 1/16 share of 289 acres. This picturesque land includes access to community barns, a riding arena, and a community water system. Enjoy countless hours on trails, pathways, river access and more. This rare, gated community ‘Mountain River Estates’ is one of a kind! Enjoy fabulous outdoor living with the home’s private tennis & sports courts, gazebo & hot tub, green house, tennis shelter (with a bar and fireplace), spectacular grounds and ridge top location with unobstructed mountain and river valley view. The two-storey walk-out home offers 4,742 square feet above grade (6,200 plus, total). Finished with top-quality traditional style wood detailing and meticulous craftmanship throughout.

4 Beds / 5 Baths / 4 Car Garage / 7,260 ft2 / Outdoor Kitchen / Mountain Views /Sport Court Offered at $5,000,000 CAD TINK Real Estate Calgary STATELY MAGAZINE 403-230-8004 ~ info@tinkrealestate.com

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Established in 2014, The Brickworks is a locally-owned and locally-loved establishment in Whistler, showcasing the best in BC produce and premium craft drinks. A not-so-secret hidden gem, they bring something a little unique to the resort town; a contemporary, industrial venue with a vibrant atmosphere and high-quality, inspiring menus. Chef Stephanie Gagne curates locally-sourced, seasonal dishes featuring the finest ingredients and boutique meats from across the region.

Premium Dining & A True Taste of British Columbia at

With an emphasis on supporting other locally-owned businesses, Brickworks is proud to offer craft beer, wine & liquor from Whistler & the Sea-to-Sky. Their extensive craft gin & tonic menu - the largest selection in Whistler, with over 35 gins - has truly placed them on the map, alongside their fine food, as a must-do culinary experience. Alongside this, an innovative premium cocktail list ensures visitors are truly spoilt for choice. Introducing grazing boards to the menus has allowed Brickworks to showcase the finest produce from local meat and dairy farms, with artisanal cheese and charcuterie boards. For the ultimate Brickworks experience, be sure to sample their Signature dishes like the Fraser Valley Duck Breast, brushed with a black cherry gastric or their tapenade-crusted BC Ling Cod with confit tomatoes and fresh basil – and with a local gin in hand, of course. For a true taste of British Columbia and for an authentic Whistler dining experience, visit The Brickworks.

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The Brickworks, Whistler, BC Established in 2014, The Brickworks is a locally-owned and locally-loved establishment in Whistler, showcasing the best in BC produce and premium craft drinks. A not-so-secret hidden gem, they bring something a little unique to the resort town; a contemporary, industrial venue with a vibrant atmosphere and high-quality, inspiring menus. Chef Stephanie Gagne curates locally-sourced, seasonal dishes featuring the finest ingredients and boutique meats from across the region. With an emphasis on supporting other locally-owned businesses, Brickworks is proud to offer craft beer, wine & liquor from Whistler & the Sea-to-Sky. Their extensive craft gin & tonic menu - the largest selection in Whistler, with over 35 gins - has truly placed them on the map, alongside their fine food, as a must-do culinary experience. Ae this, an innovative premium cocktail list ensures visitors are truly spoilt for choice. Introducing grazing boards to the menus has allowed Brickworks to showcase the finest produce from local meat and dairy farms, with artisanal cheese and charcuterie boards. For the ultimate Brickworks experience, be sure to sample their Signature dishes like the Fraser Valley Duck Breast, brushed with a black cherry gastric or their tapenade-crusted BC Ling Cod with confit tomatoes and fresh basil – and with a local gin in hand, of course. For a true taste of British Columbia and for an authentic Whistler dining experience, visit The Brickworks.

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RIMROCK RESORT HOTEL A RICH HISTORY.

THE UPPER HOT SPRINGS HOTEL!

In 1911 Dr. Bevan Ashton acquired the lease from Robert Thomson. As a published Doctor of Osteopathy Dr. Ashton distributed his book, “The Banff Cure, A Cure by Water” compliments of the hotel and which was provided to all guests. 1931 - 1959 In 1931 The Grand View Villa burnt to the ground allowing the Federal Government to take over the lease and begin construction of a bathhouse and large outdoor pool that remains open to this day on the steep slope just above the Rimrock Resort Hotel.

Officially discovered in 1884, one year after railway workers stumbled on what is known as the Cave and Basin on the lower slopes of Sulphur Mountain, The Upper Hot Springs were developed as early as 1886 when a log bathhouse and the Grand View Villa were established In 1895 Francis “Frank” Beattie opened a two-storey, six-room hotel near the hot springs. In 1898 The Beattie Hotel was destroyed by fire and within a few years Jock and Robert Thomson had built the Hot Springs Hotel on the Site. That same year the government opened a bathhouse beside the Hot Springs Hotel. It featured two concrete-lined plunge pools, several bathtubs and a 50-square-metre pool. Access was via horseback or carriage until 1915 when a road was opened.

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In 1940 Dr. Ashton passed and his son, Phillip, took over the hotel changing the name to The Upper Hot Springs Hotel. Phillip and his wife Edith ran the hotel until the mid-1940’s. When Phillip moved to British Columbia in 1946 Edith remained in Banff operating the hotel with John Jaeggi whom she later married.

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THE RIMROCK HOTEL In 1959 John Pawlick purchased the leasehold for The Upper Hot Springs Hotel. He moved the original building to the south and began construction on what was to become the Rimrock Hotel and later the Rimrock Inn. The new hotel included 60 guest rooms, a lunch counter, a restaurant, a boardroom, a cocktail lounge and a rooftop sundeck.

1988 - Present In 1988 The Rimrock Resort Hotel Corporation purchased the Rimrock Inn and began to make way for the new Rimrock Resort Hotel. This resulted in a unique architectural hotel comprising of 333 luxurious guestrooms including 21 suites, 2 restaurants, a lobby lounge and bar, over 18,000 square-feet of meeting space, and stunning views. The new Rimrock Resort Hotel opened on August 1, 1993, and was awarded its first AAA/CAA Four Diamond rating in 1996, which it has held ever since.

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Presents Camp Murray We are Iconic Retreats. The Premier AirBnB Vacation Rental Management Company in Vancouver, Whistler, Kelowna, & Tofino. Iconic Retreats has been placing discerning guests in prestigious properties like yours for over 20 years.

We are not mass-market. We specialize in luxury AirBnB’s and generate top 1% returns for world-class homes. Your investment is in good hands.

Camp Murray: An All-Inclusive, Waterfront Wilderness Resort A stunning waterfront resort located on the shores of the Indian Arm offering the ultimate in wilderness luxury. Camp Murray is where eco-adventure meets luxurious accommodations, unparalleled service, gourmet dining and 5-star facilities all within 30 minutes from Downtown Vancouver. Your perfect getaway awaits. This British Columbia wilderness resort is a jewel amid one of Canada’s most alluring, pristine environments. 76

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Camp Murray:

An all-Inclusive waterfront wilderness resort”

We can facilitate a variety of experiences, which include: Private catering from a 2 star Michelin trained chef, fishing charters, outdoor spa sessions, mountain bike rentals, jet ski rentals, and many more options.

Contact us for booking inquiries or visit the website: www.campmurray.ca

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WEST EDMONTON MALL Recognized globally for its unique scale and offerings West Edmonton Mall (WEM) is North America’s largest shopping centre covering over 5.3 million square feet. The Mall’s stores, attractions, accommodations, and services combine to form the most comprehensive retail,hospitality, and entertainment complex on earth. As the prototype for mixed-use facilities West Edmonton Mall is a destination where guests come to do it all – shop, stay, and play. The story of how WEM came to be highlights the visionary idea of taking an ordinary shopping centre and turning it into a world-class destination. The concept for the Mall was inspired by the traditional urban bazaars of Persia where shopping vendors and entertainment coexisted hand-in-hand fulfilling a variety of consumer needs all in one place. Since opening in 1981 WEM has evolved to encompass more than 800 stores and services, 100 dining venues, eleven world class attractions and two on-site accommodation options. With an average visitation of 32 million people per year the Mall is Alberta’s number one tourist attraction. WEM is home to a wide variety of brand-name, boutique, and locally owned stores with an ever-evolving mix of retailers specifically catered to best serve the needs of the market. This includes the recent addition of Gucci and Saint Laurent to the growing mix of luxury offerings in Phase III including Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., and GemOro (Rolex) amongst others.

2021 will also see more significant changes to WEM including the opening of the Mayfield Toyota dealership in Phase I, providing a brand-new category of products for guests, along with numerous automotive services that guests can take advantage of while they shop. WEM also offers several complimentary shopping services through the Exclusive Services program which includes personal shopping, gift sourcing, styling and more. This also includes WEM On Demand, a same-day delivery service within Edmonton, allowing guests to have access to all of WEM and its offerings at any time. In addition, WEM offers guests the opportunity to earn rewards on their purchases through the MyWEM Rewards online loyalty program. As an entertainment destination WEM works to continuously add to the experiential attractions at the centre including the recent addition of Drive, one of North America’s only indoor multi-level go kart tracks, which opened in late 2020. The Mall is also in the process of a multi-million dollar renovation to Galaxyland, the indoor amusement park, in partnership with Hasbro to theme over 25 rides and games with such iconic brands as My Little Pony, Monopoly, G.I. Joe and more. Other attractions found at WEM include World Waterpark which includes the world’s largest indoor wave pool, the Ice Palace, a regulation NHL sized rink located in the centre of the Mall, two mini-golf courses, a bowling facility, Marine Life which features the world’s largest indoor lake and a life-size replica of the Santa Maria. Also included in WEM’s amenities are two accommodation options including theFantasyland Hotel located directly within the Mall. The hotel features world-renowned one-of-a-kind theme rooms that allows guests to feel; like an

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astronaut in the Space Room, live like Caesar in the Roman Room, or relax in a tropical paradise in the Polynesian Room and wiith endless shopping and entertainment options right outside the door the hotel is truly a one of a kind destination for locals and tourists alike. As the world of retail evolves WEM continues to remain ahead of the curve to continuously set the standard for innovation and superior guest experience in the industry. With new shops, attractions and experiences to discover around every corner West Edmonton Mall is a destination you do not want to miss.

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AZURIDGE HOTEL

Resting atop foothills that roll out to Alberta’s Rocky Mountains, Azuridge is a masterpiece of style and luxury. Once a private residence this extraordinary estate was transformed in 2011 and is now one of Canada’s newest and only estate hotels - a hidden gem sitting on 13 acres of resplendent natural beauty just 20 minutes from Calgary. Come and experience a private world of luxury like no other. Enjoy a personalized luxury hotel experience whether you are staying overnight, enjoying fine dining at the Opal restaurant, here for a corporate meeting or joining us for one of our exclusive gatherings we are at your service so you can just simply ‘be’ here in our surroundings.

THE HISTORY OF OUR PROPERTY: Azuridge rests atop 13 acres of rolling foothills in Priddis Alberta. Although only a few kilometers from Calgary, Priddis has remained a quiet and peaceful escape that boasts homestead ranches and family retreats. Originally built in 1997 by local entrepreneur Mogens Smed, the impressive residence that is now Azuridge was inspired by the history of the Canadian Pacific Railway and has been likened in style and design to some of the grand historic railway stations.

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One of the most notable features includes the floor to ceiling windows in the main hall that were added to provide an awe-inspiring panorama of the foothills. The name “Azuridge” is inspired by Alberta’s brilliant blue skies and the word “Azure,” referencing the mineral Azurite known for its stunning blue/ green colour. The “ridge” component was added because Azuridge is situated on a ridge to have maximum views of the Alberta foothills. Azurite mineral is also known as the “stone of heaven,” which captures the unique qualities of “Azuridge.” Azuridge opened to the public on January 1, 2012 and word quickly spread to the extent that the hotel soon welcomed a mix of; international famous faces who were drawn to its seclusion and spirit, returning local guests who’ve grown to consider Azuridge a home away from home, and corporate retreats eager to connect in complete seclusion.

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WELCOMING & DRAMATIC ARCHITECTURAL SIGNIFICANCE:

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An earthy blend of indigenous Rundle rock and timber beam construction echoes the majesty of the nearby mountains and the confident use of texture and architectural detailing has created environments that are both welcoming and dramatic.

13 guest rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows framing breathtaking views

Each structure sits aside a sweeping stone wall that encircles the property, linking them to the heart of the estate and the soul of entertaining and gracious hospitality, the kitchen of Sapphire Hall.

Topaz coffee bar, Tiger’s Eye Den Lounge and Adventurine games room Banquet, meeting, lecture and conference facilities

While in residence your butlers will ensure that your Azuridge Experience includes; taking care of all your bookings and special service requests, attending to your laundry, dry cleaning and pressing needs, preparing your personalized hydrotherapy bath from our scent library and maintaining your complimentary in-room beverages.

Azuridge is recognized by the Alberta Association of Architects as a Significant Property.

Open concept kitchen at the heart of Sapphire Hall 12 seat Bubinga Chef’s Table Intimate and stylish ‘OPAL’ dining room

‘Azurite Gazebo’ outdoor sheltered lounge with an executive kitchen and al fresco dining Pond-side stage on manicured gardens

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Preserve preloved clothing and the memories they hold for years, and even generations to come. If you’ve had one of those days cleaning out your closet and found a bunch of clothes you no longer wear, but hold too many memories to part with… you’re not alone! It’s happened to us so many times, we were determined to find a solution, and we did. Now, you can RE-Vive those TEES into a brand new keepsake quilt! Whether you collect shirts from running races, playing for sports teams, attending concerts, travelling around the world, academics, or just growing through your phases of life - our memory and memorial t-shirts, quilts and pillows are the ultimate way to honour your life, achievements, and adventures. Our specialty is creating beautiful handcrafted T-shirt quilts that are made right here in Canada. It is our hope to put a smile on every T-shirt Quilt owners face, and that they’ll snuggle up and enjoy a trip down memory lane. Breathing life back into old clothing that holds sentimental value in a product you can not only see, but feel and smell too can truly bring you back into a 86

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A LIFETIME OF LOVE

It has been said that memory quilts have been around since the nineteenth century and that people all around the world have celebrated major life events through the creation of special and meaningful textiles. We all have those meaningful t-shirts hanging in our closets or sitting in our drawers that we just don’t want to get rid of - so there’s no better time to upcycle and create a one of a kind unique gift for yourself, your family, or your friends. USE CODE ‘STATELY10’ at checkout for 10% off of your order!

single moment. They can also connect us to people we may have lost and help their memories shine on. A Canadian and affordable way to upcycle old clothing - Hold your quilt close, and your memories even closer! Tell your story with a custom T-Shirt quilt created from YOUR tees that are collecting dust, in just three simple steps, you could be snuggling up with your favourite memories. www.revivethetee.ca STATELY MAGAZINE

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SPARKLING HILL RESORT Step into Your Wellness Oasis With a desire to bring the European health and wellness experience to the rest of the world, and a love for the natural beauty of the Okanagan, Mr. Gernot Langes-Swarovsk patriarch of the Swarovski Crystal family, envisioned and developed Sparkling Hill Resort. A manifestation of his vision Sparkling Hill is renowned as a leading destination spa resort for wellness travel in North America where you can maintain, improve or kick-start a healthy lifestyle and increase your overall sense of mental well-being. Offering a range of services, Sparkling Hill Resort provides a healing retreat from the normal environment and a mental break from the stresses of daily life. With a stunning location, resort inclusions, sustainable dining philosophy and holistic spa treatments the resort strives to educate you on maintaining a healthy lifestyle and enhancing your personal journey to whole body wellness. While Sparkling Hill’s serene location in Vernon provides a memorable escape within British Columbia, the heart of the resort, KurSpa, is one of the largest spas in Canada and comprises over 40,000 sq. ft of tranquil European-inspired wellness amenities.

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KURSPA - ONE OF CANADA’S LARGEST SPAS! KurSpa offers over 100 transformative treatments and services from relaxing massages to revitalizing and curative facials to its signature service - Fango. You can immerse yourself in the healing power of water and benefit from the best of traditional spa services and modern healthcare at the Wellness Clinic which features a combination of a naturopathic clinic, integrative medicine clinic and spa. The Wellness Clinic offers treatments that eliminate chronic pain and inflammation, defy aging, and improve health, relationships and work-life balance. Additionally, you can work with a team of Wellness Professionals to experience true relaxation and rejuvenation with customized retreats. Promoting achievable lifestyle changes the Wellness Retreats provide specialized treatments and tailored schedules for your health and lifestyle goals.

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Under the guidance of Physician and Wellness Lead, Dr. Pieter Strauss, the programs provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed during the retreats - you can even use this experience to live a healthier life away from the resort. While guests primarily visit Sparkling Hill to explore KurSpa, many indoor and outdoor activities will also allow you to venture out of the comfort of your room during your stay. With 25 kilometers of well-marked trails that leave from the resort it is easy to get out and enjoy the natural beauty of the Okanagan Valley. You can wander in peaceful solitude through wooded areas, open valleys, next to lakes or join one of the daily guided local hikes. Experience Sparkling Hill Resort for a healing, wellness retreat. The serene views of Okanagan Lake and the Monashee Mountains from atop the granite bluff provide the backdrop to your visit whilst resort inclusions, elegant guest rooms, dining experiences, KurSpa treatments, and on- and off-site activities allow you to focus on your personal journey to healthy living. To learn more, contact our Reservations Team at 1-877-275-1556 or visit www.sparklinghill.com

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Although the pandemic has put a damper on travel, many affluent individuals still have international lifestyles. You may have summer and winter homes in different places to accommodate your preferences for the weather. Children and grandchildren may live in another country, or different jurisdictions within a country, pursuing employment opportunities or higher education. These situations make for exciting neighbourhood conversations. But in the absence of careful estate planning, your legacy may be seriously eroded from double, triple, or quadruple tax. Rob Worthington

Partner T 403-232-1766 rworthington@fieldlaw.com

Rob has a broad tax practice that includes advising corporations and their shareholders on domestic and cross-border investments, transactions and business structures to optimize their tax situation. Rob has implemented corporate reorganizations for businesses in a variety of industries and provided tax advice on financing and merger and acquisition transactions. His practice involves a significant international tax component, acting for clients ranging from owner-managed businesses to public companies.

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The potentially harsh tax results are caused by differences in the legal and taxation systems and lack of means to eliminate double taxation. It is a common misperception that tax treaties will protect people from being exposed to double tax as long as they reside in a treaty country. While tax treaties are often effective in protecting against double tax during a person’s lifetime, the reality is that very few treaties have protection against double tax on death. The first issue is that legal systems have different mechanisms for the transfer of property on death. In common law countries such as the U.K., U.S., Canada, and Australia, the property passes to an executor or trustee initially, who administers the estate and conveys property to the heirs. The “estate” is often a separate taxpayer. In many civil law countries (continental Europe and several parts of Asia), the property “drops like a rock” directly to the heirs. There is no “estate” as a separate taxpayer. Tax authorities may have different answers to the question, “who is the relevant taxpayer?”. In such situations, the risk of cascading of taxes is high. Compounding the issue is that the architecture of death taxes may take different forms. One form is called an “estate tax,” levied on the deceased’s estate, often computed as a percentage of the estate’s value (the U.S., South Africa, and parts of Switzerland). Another form is an “inheritance tax,” imposed on the heirs who inherit the deceased’s property (France, Italy, Netherlands, and most of Switzerland). Yet a third form is a capital tax on hypothetical disposal of the deceased’s property (Canada). Another consideration is that different political subdivisions (such as states or provinces) may levy additional taxes or probate fees. Consider, for example, a Canadian citizen who is resident in the U.S., has an heir in France, and some real estate back in Canada. Upon death, the U.S. would impose a tax based on the fair market value of the estate. Like almost all countries, Canada guards its right to tax capital gains on real estate and would impose a tax on that basis (fortunately, the Canada-U.S. tax treaty is one of the few treaties that may provide relief, depending on the situation). France may then proceed to tax the heir who lives there. Although the Canada-U.S. tax treaty field law - legal feature


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is one of the few that provides relief from double tax on death (depending on the situation), double or triple taxation may result in this scenario. Although these issues are complex, you should not be deterred from having the lifestyle you choose. Becoming a resident of a country to better harmonize your tax situation may be an option. In that regard, another common misperception is that a person must give up citizenship to avoid being subject to tax in their home country. While that is true for American citizens, the U.S. is, in fact, the only developed country in the world that taxes people based on citizenship. Some countries will charge an exit tax on people who become non-residents (Canada). Others will have death taxes follow the migrant taxpayer for some time (Germany). Some advisors will categorically insist that a person should remain resident in their home country to avoid the dreaded exit tax. But that may be indicative of a lazy approach to planning or lack of specialized knowledge. There is usually a path forward to having the cross-border lifestyle you want without having your estate hammered by effective tax rates that could exceed 100%. It may be tempting to rely on internet research or anecdotal comments from friends and acquaintances. However, a little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing when it comes to cross-border tax and estate planning. Every person’s financial, family and tax situation is different. Seeking advice from a subject matter expert is critical, and that person may or may not be your current accountant. Drawing the distinction between information and advice is an essential first step towards living without fear of the tax authorities substantially depleting your wealth.

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