Folio.YVR ☆ Issue 18 ☆ 2023 ☆ Luxury Lifestyle Magazine ☆ Vancouver, BC

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Welcome to Folio YVR Luxury Lifestyle

M agazine's celebration of my favourite season - Spring! A time when new designer collections are released, goals for the new year are now (hopefully) part of our routine, and nature is bursting with life.

With this issue, I am pleased to share our second story in the Showcase Pianos Presents series, featuring an exclusive interview with international superstar Chloe Flower The ' Popsical' sound inventor and human creative dynamo shared her beauty at photoshoots showcasing the Westbank Fazioli collection From her obsession with the infamous American pianist Liberace to her human rights activism, I loved everything about writing this story!

Recently, luxury Swiss watch company Longines visited Vancouver and shared an incredible opportunity to celebrate their Pilot M ajetek collection. The elevated experience included a helicopter trip around the stunning North Shore M ountains and a one-on-one with Daniel Hug, Head of Brand Heritage, about their unique Collectors Corner resale section.

I invite you to take a culinary journey at Wildlight Kitchen + Bar in West Point Grey and indulge in the upscale brunch designed by award-winning Chef Warren Chow and bar manager Aman Nijjar's robust list of featured beverages. Then catch-up with celebrated raw vegan chef Crystal Bonnet as her new cookbook,' The Art of Raw Desserts,' climbs the best-seller list on Amazon.

Collaborations are everywhere, and I could not be more excited to share three that caught my attention. The Rolls- Royce x Iris van Herpen Phantom Syntopia is an electrifying edition and features a signature fragrance released through a headrest mechanism! The launch event for the Pagani Utopia featured a Fazioli performance that tapped into the brand's history, and the Hennessy X.O x Kim Jones collaboration features two lavish bottle designs and a collectible sneaker.

As Lyle Reimer (LYLE XOX) is in Milan exploring a new top-secret luxury brand collaboration, West Kelowna-based statement jewelry brand Carolily prepares its collection for the upcoming Paris Fashion Week Donna and Danielle, the mother-daughter duo behind the brand, are the focus of this issue's local luxury spotlight

If the Fairmont Banff Springs is on your spring get-away list, note that the Crown Suites and Fairmont Gold (floors 4 & 5) have been gorgeously redesigned by Jeffrey Beers International (JBI) and ready for you.

Before you begin to flip, let me share a profound quote that I gleaned from my friend Larry M ogelonsky, Luxury Hotel Consultant, from his latest Views from the Hotel M ogel:

"Those who have no time for healthy eating will sooner or later have to find time for illness."

Lord Edward Stanley (1826-1983).

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As an accomplished pianist, composer, and producer, Chloe Flower is bridging the gap between classical and pop

Her self-created sound - POPSICAL - embodies sweet melodies, epic strings, and hip-hop beats blended with impressive aplomb and was first showcased in her 2021 eponymous debut album, ' Chloe Flower. '

Born in Pennsylvania, a young Chloe Jeanne Won first reached for piano keys at two years old. By twelve, she studied at the M anhattan School of M usic and London?s Royal Academy of M usic, completely enthralled by the dazzling American pianist and legendary performerLiberace

"I love Liberace, and especially loved his brother, George, who wrote all of the string arrangements. I think Liberace really paved the way for POPSICAL Musically, he really nailed the mix of popular music and culture with his classical background. Aesthetically, he was just as 'popsical.' I love how he didn? t conform, even when people ridiculed him. I remember him saying once, after getting the worst reviews, that he cried all the way to the bank! It takes a lot of strength to be different and I respected him for that as much as I respected his musicwhich was brilliant "


Flower?s strong sense of determination is also present in activism in the prevention of human trafficking and advocating for music education for all

This past October 2022, she received The Last Girl?s Impact Award for her work in anti-human trafficking

In an interview with Forbes, she shared, ?I?m so passionate about music education and human trafficking because, in both scenarios, you?re typically dealing with someone who?s in a position that they were born in. I?m lucky that my parents provided me with all of the tools necessary to become successful, but so many kids are unlucky?

The multi-hyphenate star has become music and fashion?s go-to creator as she intertwines her couture style and unique sound into something the industry has never seen or heard. Chloe has grown into a musical powerhouse over the years ? from her show-stopping 2019 Grammy Awards performance with Cardi B to a surprise appearance with M eek M ill at a sold-out M adison Square Garden concert.

In Vancouver, for a collaboration with Westbank, Chloe visited the incredible Fazioli pianos that developer Ian Gillespie has commissioned

She said, "My favourite one so far is the Floating Fazioli piano I?ve never seen anything like it. And I love love love cantilevers in architecture so it reminded me of that! Commenting on her visit to our city, she enthused, "I love the views, the landscape and the food. Vancouver is one of the most beautiful cities I?ve ever been to!"

Aside from her music, Flower has co-produced and composed for Céline Dion, Johnny M athis, 2 Chainz, Swae Lee, NAS, and many others. Additionally, she scored M isty Copeland?s documentary, 'A Ballerina?s Tale, ' numerous works by Kevin Hart, including his streaming show 'Hart to Hart, ' for NBC, and original compositions for the champagne house Krug.

In 2022, Flower performed her original song ?Golden Hour?at the Golden Globes Awards. Her love of film music, especially instrumental and classical, inspired it.

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"Right now and always, music education is most important to me. I would be so happy just writing music in my sweatpants at home every night I?m a very introverted person.

I grind so hard everyday so that I can inspire young kids AND their parents AND their grandparents to learn an instrument.

Whenever people say, ?I wish I never quit piano?or, ?I wish I learned an instrument,?it really upsets me. Would you never exercise just because you?re not going to become a professional athlete? Of course, not, music is also exercise for the brain It teaches things that no other subject can like dignity, self- esteem, purpose, empathy, racial tolerance, and it creates new pathways to learning I truly believe music is a human right and music can make a society better in one generation. Music is a human right."

Chloe Flower is a visionary, an icon, an activist, and Folio.YVR is honoured to share this exclusive interview with you.

Folio YVR Luxury Lifestyle Magazine is pleased to collaborate with Showcase Pianos in this presentation series of celebrated pianists, their stories of devotion, and their unique relationships with the exquisite pianos that bring such joy to the world

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Consumerist culture is filled with superfluous objects, many of which are passed the point of use. For Lyle Reimer, aka Lyle XOX, these discarded objects are more than their materials? they are filled with artistic possibility

The Vancouver-based artist has developed a practice that combines his experience in art, fashion, design and make-up artistry to create striking images using his own body as canvas and plinth.

Surrounding himself with found objects, Lyle XOX creates facial sculptures and adornments to design fictional characters that defy gender, cultural and beauty norms

Each portrait presented is the result of shooting 100s of photographs, offering a study in contrast and fantasy, with humour and irony woven throughout

The work of Lyle XOX immediately resonates in our social media- soaked society, which prioritizes the connection between images of one?s face with social identity.

His photographs challenge notions of masculinity and femininity, embracing a spirit of duality and joie de vivre. At the same time, the bold gaze of his characters directly confronts viewers with objects relating to their own carbon footprint? the detritus of capitalism Through a surrealist lens, the objects and their inherent histories provoke thought around the relationship between mundane things, high fashion, and consumerism.

?I feel as soon as the wig cap goes on, it is the start of a transformation. Because at the end of it, you look in the mirror and you don? t see you see a living sculpture ?


After growing up in the small town of Wymark (less than 200 people) in rural Saskatchewan, Lyle relocated to Vancouver, BC, attended Blanche M acDonald Centre for Applied Design, and worked for M AC Cosmetics for over 15-years Once Lyle decided to focus solely on his artistic practice, his career skyrocketed. ?All of this that is happening is so fantastic and so amazing but if you don? t have really amazing people in your life to share that excitement with, then it really doesn? t feel the same.?

In 2019, he was named one of the Vogue World 100 (the top 100 people selected by Vogue Magazine for pushing boundaries of art, beauty and style), released his book ?Lyle XOX: Head of Design? published by Rizzoli in New York, and was hosted by both the Dutch fashion house Viktor & Rolf and Cirque du Soleil to witness his process CBC then released a full-length documentary ?Random is my Favourite Colour,?and three months later his book won an International Photography Award.

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Lyle XOX has been featured in numerous international publications including Artnet, Vogue Italia, Surface, V, New York Times, L?Officiel, DAZED, and many others. He has given artist talks in New York, Paris, Tokyo, M exico City, Taiwan, and Amsterdam. In addition, Lyle XOX collaborated with renowned musician and performer FKA Twigs, and has worked with luxury brands M oschino, Gucci, Comme des Garcon, Viktor & Rolf, and M aison M argiela.

?I am well aware that I have taken a different path in life always and I am more than happy to live that life because it is the way it has to be? yeah, it?s the way it has to be.?

The I. THEY. M INE. YOURS.? exhibition is currently at Gallery Jones Fine Art

Read more on this artist in Folio.YVR # 11: LYLE XOX: Head of Design Book Launch


In Order of Appearance:

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3. The Legend of Melba

4. Matilda Wants a Minotaur

5. New Democratic Positions

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7 Weekend Retreat

8 Tramp Stamp

Gallery Jones at 258 East 1st Avenue Vancouver, BC
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When an accessory is so divine, one can only wonder how much love, patience, and care went into its creation.

Carolily was created out of love. Donna and Danielle Scheven, the mother-daughter team behind the West Kelowna-based design house, launched Carolily to honour two exceptional women in their lives who guided them and taught them to be compassionate and committed - Carol and Lily, Donna?s mother and grandmother.

During World War ll, as Churchill instructed Britain to ?keep calm, and carry on,?women like Carol and Lily would don their pearl strands and ?regiment red?lipstick like armour and step outside their homes, ready to take on whatever the day would bring them. Their courage, unwavering confidence and ability to keep moving forward in challenging times have always inspired the Canadian duo.

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With Donna?s passion for artistry and jewelry making and Danielle?s background in digital marketing, an online boutique filled with stunning, handcrafted jewelry made perfect sense, and Carolily became a reality. Carolily designs and meticulously handcrafts 100%of their statement jewelry in-house from pearls, gemstones, hypoallergenic stainless steel, and sterling silver Looking at Carolily?s jewelry, one can see they are obsessed with pearls! Currently working with Austrian pearls, in the future, they aim to create with lustrous Akoya pearls and source directly from family-run farms.

"I am inspired by the jewelry of the Edwardian and Art Deco Eras, the craftsmanship, the intricate designs, how they reflect the spirit of that time, and what effect that had on women. And I gain great inspiration from the beauty and strength of women in their prime ?

When Donna begins to conceptualize and create new collections, what she sees in nature often creates an emotion or energy that will be captured in pieces. The colours chosen will represent that energy or mood, and she will gather pearls, gemstones, crystals and such, lay them out, and ?play?until a combination that is just right emerges.

?I have always been enamoured with nature - enchanted by the perfection of a raindrop on a leaf and the movement and moods of water.

Donna and Danielle firmly believe that donating to charity makes the world a safer, healthier, and fairer place for all From the beginning, Carolily has contributed to over a dozen organizations, from the Kelowna Women?s Shelter in 2016 to The First Nations Caring Society in 2022, and for 2023, have chosen Plan International. To them, it is essential to support girls in low-income countries with what they need to carry on with their schooling.

?Every time we handcraft a piece of jewelry, we pay homage to the women that came before us. We pay tribute to their family and ours, and together we celebrate the women of today.?

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Currently preparing eight collections for Paris Fashion Week (October 2023), Donna and Danielle have enjoyed seeing their jewelry at New York Fashion Week (2019), and splashed across the pages of renowned publications like British Vogue, Vanity Fair, Glamour, and Story of Fashion.

?For Paris Fashion Week, we are excited about collaborating with another fashion brand as part of the invitation,?said Donna. ?As the Carolily designer, I look forward to having complete creative freedom to develop these new pieces?

For 20 years, every Rolls- Royce motor car has been built by hand at Goodwood, the company?s state-of-the-art facility in the UK, and 2023 will see a series of festivities held at the facility and its surrounding properties.

Earlier this year, Carolily was approached by a prestigious publishing house in London to participate in the 20th-anniversary event that would celebrate the Rolls-Royce Goodwood relationship by creating a handmade hardback book.

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?We are deeply honoured to share space and exhibit our jewelry with a company as prestigious as Rolls-Royce, not to mention the other brands participating in the anniversary event,?said Donna and Danielle.

?To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Rolls-Royce at Goodwood, the International Club for Rolls- Royce & Bentley Enthusiasts (RREC) commissioned publisher St James?s House to produce a luxury coffee-table book titled Strive for Perfection: Celebrating 20 years of Goodwood,?said Richard Freed, Founder of St James?s House and the SJH Group. ?As a leading Canadian brand of exquisitely designed jewellery, Carolily was a perfect fit for inclusion in this publication.?

As for what the future holds for Carolily, the mother-daughter duo looks forward to their handcrafted creations sparking joy in women worldwide from strategic partnerships with retailers and sales agencies in North America. Becoming Carbon Zero certified is on their list of musts - making their love for nature and the environment quantifiable.

?Sharing the Carolily love, one necklace at a time?is not just something we say; it is an idea that lights a fire in our hearts every day.?

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With centuries of watchmaking expertise, Longines has played a pioneering role in several technological advances and continues to display an unwavering commitment to innovation. Its constant pursuit of excellence has, in turn, led it to equip all of its automatic timepieces with state-of-the-art movements, which notably include a silicon balance spring. This material is light and corrosion-resistant and remains unaffected by normal temperature variations and magnetic fields. Its unique properties improve the precision and longevity of the watch and allow Longines to provide these models with a 5- year warranty

With the Longines Pilot M ajetek, the winged hourglass brand is putting its name to the return of a watch designed for aviation and appreciated by a wider audience. This new timepiece combines a spirit of adventure and a historical dimension without ignoring 21st- century aesthetic and technical codes. Its bi-directional fluted bezel mounted on a cushion-shaped steel case asserts its original character and evokes the 1935 model that inspired it.

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With a history of more than 190 years, Longines can draw on an incomparable heritage. With their cutting-edge technical features, the brand?s iconic pilot?s and explorer?s instrument watches are the prestigious proof of this. The winged- hourglass brand can thus offer enthusiasts of fine mechanical watches timepieces whose DNA is rooted in the characteristic aesthetics of the brand?s historic models.

Longines combines these with contemporary expertise to measure time with the undisputed precision and reliability for which it is renowned. The design of the Longines Pilot Majetek is a perfect example of this.

In its first version, the curved cushion shape of its case underlines its unique design, registered on April 1, 1935 at the International Industrial Property Office in Bern, Switzerland. Although intended for aviators, this watch has attracted a wider audience seeking a reliable, robust, precise and easy-to-read watch.

The technical and ergonomic features of the new Longines Pilot Majetek have been completely overhauled. However, its revised proportions, original slightly curved cushion shape and more rounded lugs are in keeping with current trends.

Its 43mm diameter delivers outstanding wearer comfort. At 9 o?clock, the outside of the steel case, which has a screw-in back, is fitted with a commemorative plate marked ' 1935.'

It guarantees the water resistance of 10 bar (100m) of the external fluted rotating bezel system coupled with the internal fluorescent-mobile triangle marker, or 'Starting time indicator '

The latter is displayed below the sapphire crystal, from which it is independent and above the dial. In the 1935 model, the bezel and the crystal with the marker rotated as a unit. In the current model, the sapphire glass is fixed and contributes to the water resistance of the new case.


Like watches explicitly designed for aviators, the new Longines Pilot Majetek has a matte black dial offering optimum legibility. The white Arabic numerals, coated with Super- LumiNova® old radium, indicate the hours, highlighted by a railway minute marker. Rhodiumtipped baton hands move across them. They are phosphorescent, ensuring optimal night-time legibility.

The oversized small seconds dial, lowered into the dial at 6 o?clock, is a reminder, together with the fluted bezel, of the original functional character of this pilot?s watch

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L893 6 calibre equipped with a magnetically resistant silicon balance spring, the new Longines Pilot Majetek has a 72-hour power reserve. The entire watch head is chronometercertified by the Contrôle Officiel

Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC), an independent control body This timepiece has a NATO- type two-stitch strap in polyester fibre from recycled materials.

With its strong character, the Longines Pilot Majetek is ideal for everyday wear and all your upcoming adventures at any and every latitude.

Longines?s long and rich history is written into each of the brand?s designs. Each piece produced over the years is part of the Swiss watchmaker identity, a historical legacy that Longines has always strived to preserve and highlight.

This is why the brand now offers a range of exceptional vintage watches that have been carefully serviced and revised by its specialized heritage workshop. These unique models are exclusively on sale in the Longines Geneva Boutique (Switzerland) and available in Click & Reserve Discover the watches that have made and will make Longines?history. Above all, in the Collectors Corner, you may find the timepiece to write your personal history.

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With a storied past and fairy tale appeal, Fairmont Banff Springs is a lavish getaway. Epic and majestic, it provides access to the beauty of the Canadian mountainside with exceptional service and excellence

The Fairmont Gold renovation included 110 guestrooms and a new private arrival area perfectly situated to showcase the resort?s million-dollar view of its UNESCO World Heritage Site surroundings.

Jeffrey Beers International?s (JBI) renovations capture a ?Once Upon a Time? ideal that offers unsurpassed luxury. These grand suites were designed for royalty, dignitaries, and extra special occasions.

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?With the addition of a private courtyard arrival experience, Fairmont Gold is truly a hotel within a hotel experience,?said Gregor Resch, General Manager of Fairmont Banff Springs and Regional Vice President of Canada?s Western Mountain Region. ?Our Fairmont Gold team delivers an experience which is uniquely curated for each guest and adds that personal touch our brand is known for.?

Unforgettable features include access via a private elevator, a reception foyer, a spacious entertaining area, a bar, a powder room, and multiple windows. Both bedrooms feature a king bed, window seat and modern bathroom

Located in the pinnacle of a castle peak, under the slanted roof, the Crown Suite is the place to escape and unwind. It was transformed into a two-bedroom suite for more flexibility. The master bedroom offers spectacular views on both sides, and a deep green accent palette was used, giving the illusion of an uninterrupted landscape. The master bathroom, fully clad in gold Calacatta marble, includes a free-standing tub with an amazing view as well, inviting the guest to linger and relax

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Fairmont Gold is privately located on the 4th and 5th floors of the main building, offering guests exclusive services and amenities. These comfortably cozy yet contemporary rooms provide limited views of the hotel grounds or buildings.

The suites feature a defined bedroom, a large living area, rich fabrics, individually styled furniture and art. Bathrooms include a granite vanity, slate flooring and a European-style body spray shower.

JBI turned up the volume in the Suites by painting the master bedrooms red to make the overall feel more dramatic, captivating, and bold.

The four-poster beds bring the mountain grandeur one would expect, while in the living room, the fireplaces are clad with rich marble and natural walnut.

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The access from the courtyard has been turned into a VIP arrival/ check in area using the same sophisticated palette and finishes as the Gold rooms.

Be sure to pause and be inspired by the artwork program, which takes inspiration from the wild animals that inhabit the protected and untouched lands of Banff National Park.

Incorporating bold depictions of the rugged landscape paired with ethereal and majestic interpretations of the flora and fauna flourishing the alpine zone, the artwork package envelopes the sense of romance that defines Banff wilderness.

Visit Fairmont Banff Springs at 405 Spray Avenue Banff, Alberta

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' The Art of Raw Desserts?is the latest culinary adventure for BC-based raw food guru Crystal Bonnet.

Every dish was created and beautifully photographed by Bonnet, and will have you dreaming of sweet delights with the flip of every gorgeous page.

With a plant-forward ingredient list and a vegan sweet tooth in mind, this stellar book will appeal to the baker who wants their cake and eat it too, but with a healthy slant.

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?This cookbook was one of the most challenging things I have ever done, but I learned so much throughout the entire process. It made me a better recipe developer, recipe writer, and food photographer and gave me more confidence in the kitchen. It also made me a better raw dessert chef because of the number of recipes I had to create; it required a ton of experimenting

I wanted to create recipes that were unique with a variety of skill levels to accommodate everyone. With this cookbook, I hope others will make these desserts and share them with their non-vegan family and friends Raw desserts are an excellent way to show others how amazing vegan food is.?

Followers of the raw diet will never miss out on their favourite sweets again with this incredible collection of decadent dessert recipes, which adhere to raw and vegan restrictions ?When people say they feel daunted by ?raw desserts,?I share with them that I once felt the same, but through practice and learning, that feeling goes away just like with anything new ?

As a graduate of the plant-based and raw food nutrition programs at M atthew Kenney Culinary Academy and the Pure Joy Academy, Crystal has worked hard to learn the importance of the culinary aspect and nutritional elements of living foods.

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Her work within the plant-based culinary industry not only includes the development of ?The Art of Raw Desserts?cookbook but unique plant-based menus for new restaurants, multiple online courses for international students of raw cuisine, and travelling to design and cater numerous health retreats in Canada and Europe.

?I had been approached by publishers before and always declined for different reasons, but this publisher was different. After my first call with them, I started considering it; I enjoyed their energy and willingness to be flexible with my solopreneur schedule. I said yes; it was very scary because writing a cookbook is not easy, and I had a paralyzing fear that no one would like it. I know I?m not alone in feeling this way,?she confessed with a smile.

Her passion for raw will continue with the conceptualization and development of new recipes that include unique sweet and savoury dishes that capture all the mouth-watering flavours of their counterparts without any processed sugar, added gluten or harmful dairy and animal products.

?To perfect a new recipe, I find myself creating it repeatedly and sometimes perfecting them throughout the years as I learn and grow. This is because recipes are like a painting; there is always a little tweak that can be done to evolve them.

When I think of the next phase for Crystal Dawn Culinary, I foresee in-person events and potential collaborations with people like Chef Agathe and other amazing raw vegan chefs.?

To order your copy, visit the Crystal Dawn Culinary website today!

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Consider the age-old question - is a weekend without brunch - really a weekend? Wildlight Kitchen + Bar rounds out its all-day offerings with its inspired take on the leisurely mid-morning meal. The new premium-casual West Point Grey restaurant launched its weekend brunch service earlier this month It features a menu showcasing sustainable, regional, and seasonal ingredients and lively libations celebrating the West Coast.

As part of the Lel?m?Village development, between the University Endowment Lands and Pacific Spirit Regional Park, the menu and space reflect it being situated at the edge of the forest. The decor is light and chic, with west coast influences everywhere. Wildlight is spacious with high ceilings, full windows, and abundant natural lighting from corner to corner ? which makes for great photos and an incredible dining experience!

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?It is so thrilling to see our concept come to light,?said Brenton Smith, Wildlight?s general manager. ?We can? t wait for guests to experience what we have created at Wildlight Kitchen + Bar.?Wildlight?s brunch menu is the creation of Executive Chef Warren Chow . He brings his French technique, Vancouver roots, and global inspirations to his bold but approachable roster of classic dishes with a decidedly Pacific Northwest twist.


Brunch menu plant-based highlights include the Crispy Oyster M ushroom Burger (tempura oyster mushrooms, plant-based togarashi mayo, cabbage slaw, house-made bread & butter pickles), the Grilled Beet Salad (red and golden beets, compressed Okanagan apples, sunflower shoots, roasted hazelnuts), Crispy Tofu Bowl (chili garlic salt, vegan fish sauce, soba noodles, avocado, edamame, spicy cucumber, and cashews) Enjoy crispy hashbrowns, fresh sourdough with jam, and a beautifully designed bowl of fresh fruits to round your plant-based brunch.

To complement Chef Chow?s brunch dishes, Bar Manager Aman Nijjar has curated a robust list of feature beverages, ranging from the bubbly Sunday Spritz (sparkling wine, Aperol, soda, and Campari) served on the rocks and refreshing spirit-free drinks like the Cosmo Lemonade (lemon, cranberry, and soda), the Rumless Pomm Daquiri (Lumette non-alcoholic LumRum, grenadine, spiced syrup, and citrus).

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?The restaurant is inspired by our love of the ocean, the forests and the shoreline of beautiful British Columbia,?said Justin M cGregor, General Manager of Restaurants at Pattison Food Group, at the VIP preview event in January ?It is a celebration of West Coast culture and cuisine where our chef, Warren Chow, has crafted a menu with an exceptionally strong focus on local BC flavours and ingredients with variations from around the world "

Visit Wildlight Kitchen + Bar at # 107, 5380 University Blvd West Point Grey Vancouver, BC P a t t i s o n F o o d G r o u p s F i r s t F o r a y


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Several years ago, Kim Jones, a British fashion designer, got smitten by different worlds ? technology and art ? an infatuation that led to him merging them in his head and later translating them into his design.

Jones does not have a background in science; he attended the prestigious Central Saint M artins College of Art and Design in London. Yet he regularly draws inspiration from sciences to create rarefied, gorgeous designs, one of them being the Hennessy X.O masterpiece, employing unexpected materials and 3D printing.

"The idea of taking something very technological and fusing that with something different, it's very exciting," he discloses "It's all my caps together It's a graphic design interest. It's the idea of the form of taking one manufacturer to another manufacturer. It's the idea of taking something made out of paper and then creating it in metal. It's all those different things combined," he continues.

In a first for the Maison, the acclaimed fashion designer transcends couture and cognac in a special collection featuring a collectible sneaker, Masterpiece decanter, and Limited Edition bottle

Interweaving the richness of Hennessy X.O's 150-year heritage with Kim Jones' creative vision, the collaboration features the Hennessy X.O M asterpiece designed by Kim Jones, the Hennessy X.O Limited Edition bottle by Kim Jones, and in a first for the brand, the HNY Low by Kim Jones. This also marks Maison Hennessy's first partnership with a fashion designer!

"We are thrilled to embark on a new odyssey blending cognac-making and couture with Kim Jones, a creative master of our time," said Laurent Boillot, Hennessy CEO "Inspired by the emblematic personality of Hennessy X.O, Kim has developed a resolutely contemporary collection that is destined to make an impact on culture today and in the future." For Hennessy X.O, Jones pays tribute to cognac-making and couture, two processes that touch on an understanding of science and the natural world, as well as artisanal craftsmanship and savoir-faire

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He follows in the footsteps of a formidable lineage of great masters who have helped cement Hennessy X.O's cultural resonance over the years, including Frank Gehry, Cai Guo- Qiang, and Ridley Scott.

"I'm fascinated by the rich heritage of Hennessy, a household name behind which artisans have spent hundreds of years creating this special cognac," says Jones. "Storytelling is very important for me regardless of what I'm designing or who I'm collaborating with ? I want my designs to educate and inspire people through the stories they tell."

"I wanted it to feel like you're almost looking into the bottle. It's a glass of cognac in sneaker form."

Designed exclusively for Hennessy by Kim Jones, produced using 3D printing technology, and finished by hand, the sculptural Hennessy X.O Masterpiece has been produced in only 200 examples.

The decanter demonstrates how humanity and technology can work together to create something unique, "like a piece of bespoke couture for a bottle," the designer notes.

Designed by Kim Jones and crafted in an LVMH-owned shoe factory in Italy, the limited edition HNY Low by Kim Jones is inspired by early basketball shoes. Contrasting with the classic upper, a technical sole in tonal grooved rubber features an imprint of cognac vines and the Hennessy X.O x Kim Jones logo on its underside. At the same time, the initials KJ and the Hennessy bras armé emblem discreetly adorn the heel.

"I wanted it to be elevated and chic, to reflect both the long heritage of cognac and my own design values," says the designer, who also transposed the curves of the Hennessy XO bottle onto the sneaker.

The Hennessy X.O Masterpiece draws inspiration from the making of Hennessy XO, an art perfected by eight generations of M aster Blenders

A specially developed titanium casing entirely encapsulates the bottle like an architectural second skin. Its twisting folds evoke both the couture technique of draping and how, at the turn of the 20th century, Hennessy bottles were carefully hand-enveloped in tissue paper to protect their fragile parchment paper labels

Its base, an undulating oak plateau, nods to the barrels used to agneaux-de-vie that would eventually be blended to create Hennessy X.O.

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While the bottle is entirely obscured from view, the cognac can be extracted using the fusil also designed by Jones, adding an elegant and playful ritual to serve a glass of the Hennessy X.O blend. As a finishing touch, the decanter has been dipped in gradient colours, inspired by the shades of the different eaux-de-vie selected by the Master Blender to compose Hennessy XO

Jones shares, "When I saw how the vintage Hennessy bottles were wrapped, it spoke volumes to me about how precious each one is and how they were handled. I was particularly touched by their history and the sense of how generations have dedicated their time to making each step of the process better and better That same process also holds true with fashion "

The leader in Cognac, the Maison Hennessy, has shone worldwide with its exceptional know-how for over 250 years. Built on founder Richard Hennessy's spirit of conquest, the brand is present in more than 160 countries. Based in the heart of the Charente region, Hennessy is also a steadfast pillar of the regional economy

As a crown jewel of the LVM H Group, Hennessy is a pioneer in the environmental field within the Wines and Spirits sector. Hennessy was certified ISO 14001 in 1998 for its responsible action.

The third element of the collaboration is the Hennessy XO Limited Edition 'ready-to-wear' version of the decanter specially imagined by Kim Jones. The Hennessy X.O bottle is encased in an aluminum second skin, its structure showcasing the signature shape of the bottle while evoking a couture silhouette A true representation of the merger of fashion and culture with excellence and legacy, the limited-edition bottle is the final piece of the Hennessy X.O x Kim Jones partnership.

Today, its action in terms of Corporate and Environmental Responsibility covers its entire lifecycle and farming practices in a particular chain. Bringing its partners along in this transformation, the Maison collaborates with a community of 1,600 winegrowers, representing about 32,000 hectares of vines.

Inspired by Hennessy and the 150-year history of Hennessy X.O, Kim Jones went beyond the conventional when blending high fashion, science and cognac.

Interested in this Collaboration? Visit the Hennessy link below for details.

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Rolls- Royce M otor Cars has unveiled the Phantom Syntopia An intricate, haute couture-inspired masterpiece created in collaboration with renowned Dutch fashion designer and haute couturière Iris van Herpen.

Based on Phantom Extended ? the ultimate blank canvas for personalization ? it is the most technically complex commission ever undertaken by the Rolls- Royce Bespoke Collective. Now, after four years of continuous development, this extraordinary and unique creation is complete; it will soon take its place in the private collection of a discerning patron of the brand.

Phantom Syntopia takes its name from Iris van Herpen?s landmark 2018 collection, designed on the principles of biomimicry in which art is inspired by patterns and shapes found in nature. Like the collection, which comprises a series of highly sculptural garments brought to life through movement, Phantom Syntopia seeks to represent the elusive, ethereal beauty of fluid motion in solid materials through its ?Weaving Water?theme.

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To create the stunning, shimmering exterior, the Rolls-Royce Bespoke Collective developed a one-off Liquid Noir paint

Iridescent in sunlight, it reveals purple, blue, magenta, and gold undertones when viewed at different angles. To achieve this effect, the marque?s darkest solid-black paint is overlaid with a finish incorporating a mirror-like pigment, selected for its colour-shifting properties To add a subtle, elegant shimmer, the team developed a brand-new technique for applying pigment to the clearcoat ? a process that took several months, including over 3,000 hours of testing and validation alone.

The Phantom Syntopia is the first Rolls-Royce motor car to incorporate a Bespoke scent, creating a truly immersive expression of luxury. It was developed by an expert perfumer ? now affectionately known as ?the Nose of the Bespoke Collective?? in close collaboration with the client. Designed to create a lasting memory, the fragrance is subtle and perfectly complements other aromas arising from the materials used in the car.

The core scent is cedarwood and softer notes, and as part of this project?s constant quest for the ultimate in personalization, the cedarwood used was carefully sourced specially from the client?s home region.

The specially developed scent- releasing mechanism is housed within the headrests

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Phantom Syntopia?s interior suite were handcrafted at the home of Rolls-Royce by the company?s leading craftspeople working alongside members of van Herpen?s team, while others were created in her Amsterdam atelier, alongside her haute couture garments. On opening the magnificent coach doors, the eye is immediately drawn to the Weaving Water Starlight Headliner, the most technically challenging version of this signature Rolls-Royce feature ever produced. Precise symmetrical cuts reveal a silver ?liquid metal?texture made from woven nylon fabric underneath, used in Iris van Herpen?s ?Embossed Sounds?collection, giving the Headliner a three-dimensional appearance. It is finished with 162 delicate petals made of glass organza, applied by members of the couture team who travelled to Goodwood to undertake the work ? a process that took nearly 300 hours. In addition, 187 of the 995 sparkling fiberoptic ?stars? were individually placed by hand alongside the artwork; illuminating sequentially, starting from the rear, and moving to the front, they create a feeling of movement. In total, the entire Headliner alone involved almost 700 collective hours of work.

The ?Weaving Water?theme continues throughout the unique artwork in the Gallery. Combining traditional haute couture techniques and innovative visual forms, this highly expressive work includes a further 85 petals, which were also attached by hand, representing almost 60 hours of painstaking work.

The design to be found on the picnic tables and the passenger panel just below the Gallery mirrors the Weaving Water artwork on the bonnet. The motif was achieved by combining multiple coats of paint and lacquer containing different quantities of glass particles ? an extraordinarily complex process that took over three weeks to complete.

Before commencing the work, the Exterior Surface Centre team had spent four months perfecting the formula, running nine trials before identifying the ideal proportion of glass particles: across the entire car, precisely one tablespoon has been used!

Phantom Syntopia will take its place in the client?s private collection in M ay 2023.

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The Teatro Lirico in M ilano hosted the world première of the new Pagani Utopia This hypercar is ready to write a new chapter in the history of the famous marque from San Cesario sul Panaro. The event was dedicated to Pagani clients and dealers from across the globe and an exceptional audience of more than 170 employees whose expertise and passion have helped create this new model.

After the greeting from Horacio Pagani and his family, the Pagani Utopia was unveiled to a unique musical backdrop played on a Fazioli F278. This concert grand has exceptional power, magnificent balance between bass and treble, extensive dynamic range and harmonic richness, and a perfect pairing for the launch.

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?The pairing of Pagani and Fazioli at the launch of the Pagani Utopia is exquisite because the visionary leaders behind both companies relentlessly push the boundaries of their respective industries to new heights,?says M anuel Bernaschek, Showcase Pianos (official Fazioli dealer).

The designer and founder of the company, Horacio Pagani, sat at the piano and played the first few notes of a tune he composed as a young man before handing over to the Symphonic Orchestra of the Milan Conservatory.

An original composition by Vincenzo Parisi, inspired by the work of the young Pagani.

?The composition is based on three themed motifs devised by Horacio Pagani in the early 1980s, originally for piano only,?explained Parisi ?I expanded these motifs by following a narrative arc which celebrates the story of the designer.

"From the pampas of Argentina to the first cars he designed and the creation of the brand-new Pagani Utopia. The gripping sound of the orchestra mimics the sleek and compact design of the car, its engineering inspiration contrasting with the lyrical melodies that speak of distant dreams.?

?It is very moving to appear on this stage and play the notes I wrote as a youngster, and it is a privilege to do so alongside the Symphonic Orchestra of the M ilan Conservatory,? added Horacio Pagani. ?I am immensely grateful to Vincenzo Parisi. He started with just a cassette and a small tape recorder, but he was able to transcribe a score to be played by 48 musicians. I never studied music. I just sat at the piano until I was able to express what was in my mind, pieces that I would never have thought would be played in this setting But this music now has a name: Utopia.?

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The collaboration between the car manufacturer and Milan?s Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory is one built on craftsmanship, as Cristina Frosini, director of the institute, explains: ?Music and cutting-edge car design come together in the new Pagani hypercar. A journey which involved the designer and his songs that formed the basis for the composition students to create original works. A testament to how the students at the Milan Conservatory have, throughout their studies, been involved in artistic projects which prepare them for the profession in the broadest sense of the term Today, music is part of the world of industry, design, fashion, gastronomy and technology, offering students professional opportunities which are often innovative and surprising.?

In the new hypercar, music also has a functional purpose. The symphony composed has been used to create some specific melodies which will characterize the goodbye sound of the Pagani Utopia. Incredible!

For additional information on the Fazioli F278, contact Showcase Pianos

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