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Editor’s MESSAGE

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ith a dynamic 2014 behind us and an inspiring new year in front of us, Homes & Living magazine proudly presents our popular ‘renovation’ issue for 2015. I am happy to introduce myself as the new managing editor of Homes & Living magazine. I am honoured to have been appointed editor of such a prestigious publication, and I’d like to thank you for choosing Homes & Living over all other magazines in the home and design category. New to our stable of renowned contributors and columnists is international travel expert and television personality Claire Newell. Claire will be providing luxury destination, hotel and spa recommendations each issue, and the content will be featured exclusively in Homes & Living.

As we celebrate another year of the highest sales growth of any home magazine in Western Canada, we are excited to announce that we are bringing Homes & Living to the Edmonton market. Renovation and redesign are all about refreshing the look, the feel, and the enjoyment of a space, and thus, we are pleased to bring you our redesigned space: a renovated cover look. As you look over our cover and read our pages I think you’ll agree that we have achieved our goal: a simplified appearance that creates even more space on its pages – just as you create more space in your home after a renovation. As ever, we hope you find inspiration in the read, and that you hold in your hands a magazine you’ll keep on your coffee table, referring to often as you search for creative ideas for your ultimate home, retirement or vacation property. All my best,

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featured CONTRIBUTORS NORA O’MALLEY Nora O’Malley is a bit of a globetrotter who, when pressed, would tell you that home base is in Calgary, Alberta. A freelance writer, Nora produces online content for Quiksilver and Roxy Australia and has contributed to The Surfer’s Path, Gripped The Climbing Magazine, WHERE Canadian Rockies and MEC’s 40th Anniversary print catalogue. She recently completed her first manuscript about learning to surf and seeing the world.

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SEEMA DHAWAN Seema Dhawan is a Calgary-based writer and an assistant news editor at The Huffington Post Alberta. A passion for travel has taken her around the world and her love for writing has brought it to paper. She has written about her escapes and the people she meets along the way for various publications including WestJet’s up! Magazine and the Calgary Herald.

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a counterpoint. And much to every draftsman’s delight, his clients presented him with an impressive canvas: a vacant corner lot overlooking Perth’s Swan River and carte blanche to design their house. “I sensed they had a real enthusiasm to embrace something new,” Burnham said of the family of five. With that affirmation in mind, the pen-wielding architect retreated to his home office and mindfully sketched up a dwelling with the simplistic nature and extreme solidity of…a barn. ››

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“I love simplicity,” he said. “If you can do something simple, well proportioned and well refined, it can be the most beautiful thing. Quite often in design, lots of people tend to add and add and add and make things complicated. I actually think it’s harder to do something simple and more resolved than visually complicated.” Burnham offset the industrial steel frame structure with honey coloured Burmese Teak; his timber of choice being so robust and weather resilient that its primarily used for building boats and ship decks. To maximize panoramic views, he glassed the entire river-facing walls then treated them with a screen of operable aluminum louvers. The louvers – a particularly traditional Australian aesthetic – allow his clients total control over sun penetration and privacy.

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“You need to have shade in the summer months, but it’s nice to let the winter sun in. Homes here tend to get quite cold in the winter,” Burnham noted. The interior of Mosman Park House boasts a unique upside down concept; the children’s rooms are on the ground floor while timber stairs lead up to the main living space, kitchen, parents rooms and an open study area. Glossed teak panels and custom bricks brought in from Narrogin, a town southeast of Perth, are used on the inside walls. A lovely little loft area was also etched in just above the study. The second ‘barn’ or volume to the Mosman Park House is elevated and set back from the street, offering the utmost privacy. Mirroring the main wing, the second volume is almost fully glassed to maximize views of the bustling Swan River. Bottlenose dolphins, sailboats, kayakers and windsurfers regularly journey in front of the waterfront residence. “The afternoon sea breeze goes right through when you open it up,” Burnham added. Above all, Burnham appreciates the durability and complete solar passivity of his design. And after 14 years, the original owners still love living in their great shed overlooking the Swan River. h

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LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

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PAUL SANGHA’S DESIGNED LIFE THE ARTIST’S JOURNEY FROM CLASSIC TO CONTEMPORARY DESIGN

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ancouver–based landscape architect Paul Sangha’s awardwinning work can best be described as thought provoking, fluid, seamless contemporary art. Sangha creates unique landscapes for clients through meticulous architectural considerations, largely comprised of process-based design. While Sangha employs a systematic approach to design, his overall creative process relies on the artist’s intuition, a sense of experiencing the journey before arriving at the final result. His projects have taken on more contemporary design dimensions over the years, and Sangha admits that this transition is purely based on what is considered ‘contemporary’ or ‘classic’ design. ››

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THERE ARE SOME CHALLENGES PRESENT WITH CONTEMPORARY DESIGN THAT ARE NOT NECESSARILY PREVALENT IN CLASSIC DESIGN...LESS ROOM FOR FUDGE

There are some challenges present with contemporary design that are not necessarily prevalent in a classic design, he says. Addressing contemporary work requires more consideration and detail and, he muses, ‘less room for fudge’. Sangha explains that contemporary design is about trying to distill ideas in a very simplistic and way and it needs to be done with precision, otherwise it can go all wrong. “We’re really trying to embrace that experiential quality and the fluidity of that experience through the site,” he says. “Your eye automatically goes towards things that are not resolved or flaws in a project, it’s almost an intuitive process that everyone has; we try to minimize and remove all those things, so to create that decompression process things have to be really well thought out.’ Sangha describes how each design comes to fruition through process, and how each work is created with the ultimate motif of experience.

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From the beginning of each project and through-out, “as well moving forward in the future of the design, the entire concept of the project is built on how the area will be experienced. Every detail has been thought out, from the time the afternoon sun will sweep a patio while a family sits and eats dinner, to how the surrounding foliage will evolve and feel over the course of the garden’s lifespan. Sangha has taken both personal and professional responsibility to ensure his designs, materials and ultimately how the garden will live, are sustainable. Not only are the gardens created to maximize their lifespan (200 years is ideal) they are also created with plans to use art as part of the experience in drawing the fluidity of indoors to outdoors. Sangha says that if a style or experience can be expressed and created with less, that it’s working on a couple of levels, one being the artistic level and the other being more environmentally responsible because its not as invasive in that process. “If I can express an idea with a sort of a single brush stroke, that’s really the work of art now.” A prime example of how Sangha has incorporated this experiential quality in his work is reflected in Metamorphouse; a corten steel sculpture designed to create a solution to the foreshore erosion for a waterfront property in Vancouver. This resulted in a sculptural piece that functions and adds to the natural environment and serves as a scenic art installation for the passerby on the ocean. In short, Sangha’s work can be described as living art. h

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DESIGNER PROFILE

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MICHAEL SHUGARMAN THE FREEDOM OF LUXURY

algary designer Michael Shugarman has always known he belongs in the world of design, but it wasn’t until he travelled to Europe that the defining perspective of his vision fell into place. He headed to Europe after completing his education, and found that it was an entirely different world. It was a world where product design, interior design and architecture were fluid and firms weren’t narrow-minded about their expertise. “It’s in executing a design intent,” Shugarman says.

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“Oh yes, you’re American. You either think hospitals, or shopping malls,” the 80-year-old veteran replied. The European philosophy has been practised and nurtured at Shugarman Architecture + Design Inc., where teamwork and a deep appreciation for cohesive design are key. “What we did here was very narrow and was very focused on the production of work as opposed to the creation of design work,” says Shugarman. “We have an educational system of producing work that really focused on the product, instead of value of product.” After returning to Canada, Shugarman decided very quickly to venture out on his own. “Because I was working for myself...I had the luxury of producing good work,” he says. Today, the firm focuses on high-end residential and commercial work. “It affords the kind of creativity that clients are looking for us from us,” says Shugarman.

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He feels lucky to work in Western Canada, where contemporary styles are welcome. “Western Canada is really an island of progressive thinking,” says Shugarman. “People are willing to take a chance here.” The firm has been consulting on the Edmonton Arena District (EAD) project, from guiding the master plan to the selection of furniture. “You go from designing a chair and a kitchen and then you get to worry about a plaza in the city,” Shugarman says. “I really don’t know how I ended up so lucky…It’s like Christmas everyday.” He advises those looking to renovate to consider if there are any attributes to the space that have nothing to do with the interiors. “The way the sun comes up in the morning, the way that goes down at night,” says Shugarman. “Or a space that is set up looking at a television while a beautiful backyard commands attention.” “I have a real desire to embrace the landscape even if you’re in an urban environment,” he adds. It’s also important to not be afraid of subtle changes. “Maybe it’s just changing a small pillow on a couch, forget your interior, find something that speaks to you.” A casual luxury is at the heart of Shugarman’s sense of style. “Luxury in our world is really so you can command your own space and be comfortable in your skin,” he says. “The ultimate luxury is that notion of freedom.” “You can be in a beautiful pair of sweatpants, cashmere sweatpants, and you can feel as beautiful as a night out at the opera, if the space is right.” h

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breathing going on at each appearance – mostly over his innovative vegetarian creations. “I grew up in a really diverse culture in Jerusalem with an immense tapestry of cuisines,” says the laid-back 44- year -old Ottolenghi, Israeli cookbook author, columnist, and London-based restauranteur. “But one thing we all had in common and still do is an inherent passion for great food and culinary creativity.” “We tend to eat seasonally and cook with whatever grows in the area and that’s an endless list of vegetables, fruits, nuts, grains and dairy products, lamb and chicken,” he explains. First working at the news desk at one of Israel’s daily newspapers and already holding an MA in comparative literature, Ottolenghi had some soul-searching to do in terms of his ultimate career path. “I realized I wasn’t going to make my Dad happy and get my PhD in academia,” he remembers, Ottolenghi moved to ››

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CHEF OTTOLENGHI DELIGHTS IN BIG-HEARTED CHUNKS OF INGREDIENTS. HANDFULS OF CILANTRO AND MINT AND EVERY DISH IS PRESENTED AS A COLOURFUL WORK OF ART London in 1997 to train at Le Cordon Bleu. He met his business partner, Palestinian Sami Tamimi, at the London bakery, Baker & Spice. Much to their mutual surprise, they discovered they not only shared the same birthplace but the same birthday. After three years, Ottolenghi set up his first eponymous deli café, doing catering and take-out in Notting Hill in 2002. He has since opened two others and a more upscale restaurant, NOPI, in Soho in 2011. While the more introverted Tamimi runs the business and all the kitchens, Ottolenghi does the recipe testing, cookbook writing, writes a weekly column for The Guardian newspaper and makes the occasional television appearances on BBC and Channel 4. Ottolenghi’s two previous cookbooks, Plenty and then Jerusalem, (the latter co-written with Tamimi in 2012,) was a culinary ode to the flavours, smells, spices and vibrant cooking of their shared birthplace. They subsequently started an international MiddleEastern food frenzy and became New York Times bestsellers with over a million copies sold to vegetarians and carnivores alike. Kudos must be given to photographer Jonathan Lovekin whose artistic, sensuous food photos in all of Ottolenghi’s cookbooks will have you salivating over each recipe. If Cauliflower Cake, Lemon and Curry Leaf Rice, Sweet Potato with Orange Bitters or Meringue Roulade with Rose Petals and Fresh Raspberries sends you into a gastronomic swoon or conversely, into a panic because you think you won’t be able to find the exotic ingredients, Ottolenghi says: “Don’t stress in the kitchen! I’m all for substituting ingredients and shortcuts. Too many people think a dinner party is a competition.”

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“Sometimes I think I’m a victim of my own success,” he laughs over coffee prior to an appearance at Barbara-Jo’s Books To Cooks in Vancouver. “If I publish something like pea soup for instance, I get all these emails saying ‘that can’t be Ottolenghi – it’s too boring!’” “I’m not on a mission to change people’s diets,” emphasizes Ottolenghi, who is not vegetarian and enjoys eating meat – especially lamb and chicken. “But I really believe that if people say ‘I hate Brussels sprouts,’ for example, it’s because they’ve never had them cooked properly in the first place!” Though thoroughly trained in the art of French cooking basics, he delights in big-hearted chunks of ingredients; handfuls of cilantro and mint, pungent spices like harissa, zatar, cumin plus lots of garlic and lemon juice – the complete antithesis of French cuisine.

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ABOVE London's NOPI restaurant. Anyone who has dined in the Middle East knows that portions are large – nouvelle cuisine would cause a riot. But don’t think that ingredients are dispatched willy-nilly. Ottolenghi will painstakingly test recipes 10 times to get them just right. Technique, he says, is of the utmost importance. That’s why Plenty More emphasizes method: simmered, roasted, grilled, and mashed to name a few. “When it comes to vegetarian cooking,” he explains, “people never talk about technique. Restaurants never ask ‘How would you like your cauliflower cooked – medium or well-done?’ ” The father of two-year-old son, Max, Ottolenghi wrote a very candid column in the Guardian in 2013 on how he longed to be a father and the obstacles he and his partner Karl overcame in order to do so. He also tries to squeeze in Pilates workouts to relax. “I was a workaholic before Max was born,” he admits. “Now I work about seven hours a day and come home. It’s so much more enjoyable now.” h


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“They were confident in our ability to deliver a highquality project,” says Kevin Mullen, President at Empire Group of Companies. Empire Kitchen & Bath had previously worked on a project with Fagerheim and she knew they’d be the right fit. “I’m impressed with the work that they do here,” Fagerheim says. The traditional home is situated high on a ridge overlooking Elbow Park and downtown in the Mount Royal suburb of Calgary. The renovations involved updating the kitchen, dining area and the powder room and took four months to complete. “The goal was to create a space the blended seamlessly with the home inside and out,” says Mark Cayen, designer and consultant with Empire Kitchen & Bath. The key details of the new space are in the transitional cabinet doors with appliances built right in, making the space more functional and attractive.

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The star of the show is a custom-designed gold hood above the stove that is complemented by small golden accents across the kitchen. “The home has very distinct traditional details, and the kitchen needs to have the right blend of elegance and simplicity to flow with the rest of the home,� says Cayen. The gold hood needed to be the focal point of the space without overwhelming the other key elements like the ceiling detail, the large windows and stunning hardwood floors that played an integral role in the overall feel of the space, he adds.

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The addition of brand new appliances enabled the kitchen to become highly functional without overcrowding the space. These include a Sub Zero Beverage Center that facilitates under the counter refrigeration and an Asko Dishwasher. The appliances blend away within the cabinets so they don’t foreshadow them, Cayen says. “A kitchen really is all about the appliances-that’s of course a priority,” says Fagerheim. While the light fixtures and wall colour in the dining room were updated to match the kitchen, the powder room wasn’t left behind either.

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To go with the feel of the house and to make it more spacious, a free standing vanity and custom paint were added to revamp the space. Both the kitchen and powder room faucets also have a gold matte finish. “It just kind of blends into one large space,” says Cayen. The addition of the new lights are one of Fagerheim’s favourite features. “They’re like jewellery to a space,” she says. Opening the kitchen up has made it easier to host Christmas dinners and casual family meals alike. “We have a house with a lot of family,” says Fagerheim. “It changes the whole feel of the house, just by changing the kitchen.” Guests have also loved the subtle updates. “It’s not a really in your face kitchen,” says Fagerheim. “That’s the beauty of it.” h


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“Laundry rooms are so very functional- so if you don’t have somebody talking to you about how you do your laundry, you may wind up with a room that may look really pretty but that doesn’t work for you,” she added. Key considerations include how frequently the dryer is used, and how much hanging space is required. Sutton recommends hiding the hanging so it looks nice and tidy when showing guests through your home.

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“We’re not only talking about how they use their laundry, but having the right proportion of folding area and hanging areas, and of course taking that whole thing and making it attractive and [into] a room you’re happy to show off,” Sutton said. “Functionality is paramount in design,” she said. “The right laundry room is something that the right renovation team can bring together.” Sutton says the laundry room can definitely evolve into an extended family closet, especially for families with children in a smaller home. “It’s definitely a trend, and very popular among young families and also couples and empty-nesters,” she said.

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Danielle LaPointe, design consultant at California Closets said she has seen clients coming to view the laundry room less as just a laundry room, and more like another room in the house. “People are turning spaces- and rooms that are not closets into closets or wardrobe units,” Lapointe said. “Most people have a laundry room, rather than a laundry closet, and definitely all the spaces can be utilized---it’s a good place to do the hanging and ironing- and storage for off-season clothes.” LaPointe added that color is important for a renovated laundry room, and that the finish should match the rest of the home, rather than just a basic white color scheme so the space doesn’t wind up feeling utilitarian. “Rather than just have some open shelving for laundry soap- you can definitely do a lot more with a laundry room,” LaPointe said. LaPointe agrees that creating hanging space in the laundry room is a good way to expand the dimensions of a home’s closet space. h


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Clark says determining the functionality of each room is paramount. “What’s important to know is that the quality of what you embed in the architecture for sound, meaning speakers, needs to be in certain locations of the home, depending on how people live in each room. If you look at colour, texture, light, your eye tells you if its beautiful or not, but those same parameters apply to audio, or sound,” Clark explains. The speakers need to be well positioned, and can be tiny in-ceiling devices that look just like lighting luminaires. The sub woofers can be embedded in the ceiling or in the wall and while invisible, provide good bass response for the room. “An automated home is an architecture, and it can possibly be as complex as the whole renovation of the construction of a home,” Clark adds. “Our whole aesthetic is to make things disappear into the architecture while giving them the simplest possible user interface.”


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Moran says when remotely ‘asking’ a house to do something, integration can make a home ‘smart’ enough to ‘talk’ to other system in the house to achieve the goal. “You can hit ‘away’ on the alarm, and not only does it arm the alarm, but because the lights tied into the system, it turns the heat off, and turns the sound systems off – the system knows you’re going away, so it does multiple things for you when you press away,” he adds. System integration also works for vacationing homeowners who want to view their homes while away –remote accessibility now makes it possible to monitor and control these aspects from a mobile device clear across the world. h

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“We’re really about maximizing… and liberating space and square footage, whether it be [in] a condo, house or guest room,” Hooper said. “A lot of people are looking at their guest rooms, for example, and seeing a queen size bed sitting there taking up a hundred thousand dollars worth of real estate.” The product range also includes the transformable table concept, with height-adjustable expandable coffee tables that can also be used as kitchen tables and desks, and moved throughout a home on its wheels. While guest rooms can still be used for guests, spaces can also effectively function as a home office with these transformable furniture units that make desks that disappear, and beds magically appear from hidden wall compartments that are nearly half the depth of a traditional Murphy bed. “It’s extremely functional, and the engineering is second to none,” said Hooper. “They can be used as everyday beds and can be hidden well.” h

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Menu items are all made in-house at Corbeaux, and award-winning chef Keith Luce, who was once a sous chef at the White House during the Clinton Administration, leads the culinary vision. Brothers and owners Russ and Chris Prefontaine visited cafes and bakeries around the world, and wanted to build a French-inspired spot in the city. With long opening hours (7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. in the winter, and a 1 a.m. close in the summer) and a large patio, the bakehouse is off on a running start. h


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an you imagine going away for a few days and coming back feeling healthy and refreshed – renovated, so to speak, from the inside out while your home is being transformed in the hands of your diligently selected designers and their expert teams? After weeks or even months of planning, designing and selection, during the execution process – you deserve a break. During a much needed getaway, enjoying healthy menu options, relaxation programs, spa services, fitness facilities and classes is now easier than ever. Major hospitality brands have recognized the wellness trend thanks to an increased awareness of the importance of healthy living. In fact, Health and Wellness Tourism is growing at an unprecedented rate. A report, prepared by SRI International on behalf of the Global Wellness Institute, notes that Wellness Tourism expenditures reached $494 billion in 2013 and is expected to continue to rise. As more guests seek to maintain a healthy lifestyle while they are travelling, global hotel brands including Intercontinental Hotels Group, Kimpton Hotels, Hilton, Trump Wellness Hotels, Sheraton and Westin have developed and promoted programs to attract health-conscious clients. Regardless of the destination, there are accommodations that cater to each individual’s well-being. Hotels and resorts featuring exceptional spa facilities are plentiful in both at home, nearby, and in the U.S., Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia. The tough part is narrowing down where you want to go! In some lesser-known tourist destinations that are a little more off the beaten path, relaxation programs can be harder to find. However, countries are recognizing the revenue and jobs that Wellness Tourism creates, so more tourism boards, including Colombia, Morocco, Nicaragua, are stepping up to the plate and investing in the demand. If you are looking to relax, refresh and rejuvenate on your next getaway or if you are looking for an escape while your home is being renovated, here are some packages to consider – located both near and far. All packages are priced for two people. ››

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Here the beautiful architecture incorporating rock, water, glass, steel and wood – contrasts with and enhances the surrounding beachfront and forest. Guests can enjoy the West Coast cuisine in Fetch restaurant, which uses only the freshest local ingredients. Treat that someone special to a relaxing and romantic retreat at Drift Spa. $498 for 2 nights, couples massage and spa gift in your suite. blackrockresort.com

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So far this show season, luxury hybrids and EVs have not been that prominent, though there’s plenty of “green” action further down the price scale. On the other hand, just about all new models boast the best fuel economy ever in their respective classes. Recent drops in the world price of oil aren’t reflected in new models since automakers work years ahead of the time cars actually make it to the showrooms. One certain fact is that luxury vehicles, whether sedans, SUVs or sports cars, continue to sell very strongly in Canada, the U.S. and in many parts of the world. As long as this success holds up, expect to see even more upscale models appear right through 2015. ››

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XDRIVE SEDAN All BMW 7 Series sedans are superlative automobiles, but at the very pinnacle of the range sits the majestic 750Li xDrive. The 750Li boasts an advanced 4.4-litre turbocharged 443-horsepower V-8 and the highly effective xDrive allwheel drive system helps keep that power regardless of weather conditions. The elegant styling is complemented by a sumptuous interior, resplendent in fine leathers, with a top-of-the-line Bang & Olufsen surround sound system. The car features an intuitive navigation system, four-zone climate control, night vision, active blind spot detection and active cruise control. On the road, the 750Li feels - nimble and responsive. This is the largest sedan BMW makes, it’s no less fun to drive than a more compact 3 or 4 Series model. Prices start at around $150,000.


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JAGUAR XE

It’s been rumoured for many years that Jaguar was planning a compact sports sedan to compete with rivals like the BMW 3 Series and Audi A4 and finally, it has arrived. The XE is claimed by Jaguar to be the most advanced, efficient and refined sports sedan the company ever built, and who’s to argue with that? This technology-packed Jag uses an interior layout inspired by the hugely successful F-Type sports car and some of the dash components are actually identical. The 8-inch information screen uses touch technology and is very easy to operate safely. Top engine is 3.0-litre supercharged V-6 but there’s also a 4-cylinder in the lineup for some markets. The V-6 powered XE is said to be good for 250 km/h, which is excellent by any standards. The car is set for 2016 introduction, so no pricing has been announced.

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MAYBACH S600 Daimler has again brought back the legendary Maybach nameplate, this time based on a much-upgraded long wheelbase Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan. Silky power – 523 horses of it - comes from a 6.0-litre V-12, and like the new Phantom, rear seat passengers are the ones that get the most pampering. Daimler is claiming that this is the world’s quietest car and lots of technological know how was applied to achieve this. The 2016 Maybach also has one of the most satisfying and sophisticated entertainment systems ever fitted to an automobile. There’s plenty of tastefully-designed detailing to place it apart, including badgework, distinctive wheels, an upgraded paint job and many other enhancements. Pricing will be less than it was with Maybach models produced from 2002 to 2012.

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EXCEPTIONAL + ARTIST + CREATIVE


ROBERT BATEMAN & BIRGIT FREYBE BATEMAN CALL OF THE

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charging rhino’s skin is so deeply creviced and weathered you can almost touch its hide and taste the African Savanna’s dust; snow accumulates silently on an American elk’s antlers, the animal oblivious to the swirling snowstorm around him. The cold is palpable. At first glance they both appear to be photographs but are actually paintings in habitat by the master of the realist genre, Canadian artist and conservationist Robert Bateman. Sitting inside the galleries of Victoria’s privately funded Robert Bateman Centre, and surrounded by dozens of his wildlife paintings, he and his wife, celebrated photographer Birgit Freybe Bateman seem oblivious to the whispers of circling tourists –“is that really him? ” “I still want to be fresh and surprising, just like nature, and not just repeat myself,” admits the erudite 84-year-old Bateman, who has considered himself a serious artist and naturalist since the age of 12 when his mother enrolled him in classes at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. The Centre was created with The Bateman Foundation as a public charity and legacy for the definitive collection of Bateman’s works. They include precocious childhood drawings that hint at his burgeoning talent, sculpture, etchings and experimental abstracts not widely seen before. ››

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ABOVE ”Sparring Siberians” Acrylic on Canvas, 2013. ABOVE LEFT ”Snow-Snowshoe Hare” is the artist’s most recent painting. Oil on board 12” x 24”, 2014

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I STILL WANT TO BE FRESH AND SURPRISING, JUST LIKE NATURE, AND NOT JUST REPEAT MYSELF

TOP Demoiselle cranes ABOVE Birgit searching for leopards, Serengeti Park, Tanzania. Photo by Robert Bateman.

It is also a tremendous educational resource and the Centre challenges the public to think about the importance of conservation. The globetrotting duo have been married 40 years, rarely slow down, and relax with hobbies such as cross-country skiing, canoeing or bicycling. Their architecturally stunning 4,500 square-foot Japanese and Arts & Crafts inspired home, with studios, prolific gardens and views to Ford Lake on Salt Spring Island, is filled with indigenous art from their treks across the globe. Whether bird-watching with HIH Princess Hisako Takamado in Japan; on an expedition with Canadian Geographic studying grizzlies in the First Nations’ Great Bear Rainforest, looking for Bengal tigers in the mangroves of India, or photographing the unique flora and fauna of the Galapagos Islands, the couple are never without sketchbooks, cameras, and their insatiable curiosity. “We usually work quite independently, and Bob shoots his own photos on location as a reference to use in his studio when he’s painting,” says German-born Freybe Bateman who has contributed photographs to National Geographic Adventure, Conde Nast Traveler and Outside. Her exhibition, Mindful Vision, was sponsored by the State Russian Museum in the Stroganoff Museum, St. Petersburg in 2011. “But we’re just incredibly lucky because we both have the ability to share our own ideas with each other. It’s interesting because I love colour, texture and abstract images while Bob was very influenced by the abstract painters earlier in his career before coming full circle back to realism.” Working on five to 15 paintings at one time, the making of Bateman’s art has always been intrinsic to the preservation of the environment. Recently, Bateman took part in the Vancouver leg of Dr. David Suzuki’s national Blue Dot Tour, educating young people about the importance of conservation, the environment and our planet. “When I speak at schools across Canada I ask students to close their eyes and think about a place that really means something to them, deep down in their hearts. I fear that if I ask young people that question, they just don’t have a real place – other than the Internet-it just isn’t there, he opines. But Bateman remains eternally optimistic: “Just like it takes practice for people to really see nature, or build a friendship, it’s going to happen – it just takes time.” h Birgit Freybe Bateman is participating in an invitational exhibition, “Here’s Looking At You”, at ArtSpring, Salt Spring Island March 16-29, 2015. Robert Bateman’s memoirs (as yet untitled) will be published in 2015 by Simon & Schuster.

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PLENTY MORE WHERE THAT CAME FROM BRINGING HOME CHEF OTTOLENGHI’S CREATIONS

SERVE THIS DISH AS A LIGHT SUPPER ALONGSIDE A MAKESHIFT SALAD OF SLICED CUCUMBER, DILL, MINT, A LITTLE SUGAR, CIDER VINEGAR AND CANOLA OIL. WRAPPED WELL, THIS CAKE WILL TASTE EVEN BETTER THE NEXT DAY.

CAULIFLOWER CAKE 1 lb 1 5 tbsp ½ tsp 7 ½ cup 1 cup 1½ tsp ⅓ tsp 5 oz. 1 tbsp 1 tsp

[1] Preheat the oven to 400ºF/200ºC. [2] Place the cauliflower florets in a saucepan and add 1 teaspoon of salt. Cover with water and simmer for 15 minutes, until the florets are quite soft. They should break when pressed with a spoon. Drain and set aside in a colander to dry. [3] Cut 4 round slices, each ¼ inch/5 mm thick off one end of the onion and set aside. Chop the rest of the onion coarsely and place in a small pan with the oil and rosemary. Cook for 10 minutes over medium heat, stirring often, until soft. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool. Transfer the onion to a large bowl, then add the eggs and basil, whisk well, and then add the flour, baking powder, turmeric, parmesan, 1 teaspoon salt and pepper. Whisk until smooth before adding the cauliflower and stirring gently, trying not to break up the florets.

cauliflower 1¼-inch/3-cm florets medium red onion, peeled olive oil finely chopped rosemary eggs [4] Line the base and sides of a 9½-inch/24-cm springform cake pan with basil leaves, chopped all-pur pose flour, sifted parchment paper. Brush the sides with melted butter, then mix together baking powder the sesame and nigella seeds and toss inside the pan so they stick to the ground turmeric coarsely grated Parmesan or another sides. Pour the cauliflower mixture into the pan, spreading evenly, and mature cheese arrange the reserved onion rings on top. Place in the centre of the oven white sesame seeds and bake for 45 minutes, until golden brown and set; a knife inserted into nigella seeds the centre of the cake should come out clean. Remove from the oven and salt and black pepper let stand for at least 20 minutes before serving. It needs to be served just melted unsalted butter for brushing warm, rather than hot, or at room temperature. Serves 4-6.

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COMMUNITY CHARACTER

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NELLIE MCCLUNG HOUSE DOUBLING UP ON HISTORY

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f your Calgary travels take you to Heritage Park and then into the Beltline community just south of downtown, you just might think you are seeing double. That is because the pretty Tudor Revival house at 803 15 Avenue SW was reproduced almost exactly in Canada’s largest living history village in honour of its 50th anniversary. The Heritage Park building was opened last June to the public as the Famous 5 Centre of Canadian Women. The Famous Five (or Valiant Five, as they were sometimes known) included Emily Murphy, Henrietta Muir Edwards, Irene Parlby, Louise McKinney, and Nellie McClung – the five determined feminists who went all the way to the British Privy Council in the late 1920s to have women declared legal persons who could sit on the Senate. It was “Our Nellie” McClung who lived in the two-and-a-half storey, 4,152 square foot house in Calgary from 1923 until the mid-1930s. The prominent social activist, politician and writer lived here while she fought the Persons Case, was a member of the Alberta Legislative Assembly, and penned many of her popular novels, essays, and newspaper articles (on a writing desk that now resides in Heritage Park). Its main significance is as a storied place, but the house itself is a charming example of early twentieth century architecture in the city. From the outside, with its asymmetrical massing, half-timbering in-filled with stucco, and a steeply sloped roof, it is reminiscent of a cottage in the English countryside. On the inside, it still boasts some original French doors, oak hardwood floors, dark-stained fir panelling, Arts and Crafts fireplaces, and Art Nouveau lamps. Even an ivy in the sun room, which was reportedly planted by McClung herself.

In 1978, the house was placed on Canada’s Historic Places registry because of its connection with McClung, but by the 2000s its future was uncertain. Some proposed moving the original from its Beltline location to the Heritage Park, which turned out not to be feasible. Luckily, like Lougheed House to the north, it found a new role to play and kept its heritage designation. In 2013, it became the office of the Columbian Consulate, which provides services to 8,000 people. To help share McClung’s important story, the Consulate promised to regularly open its doors, people of all ages can now learn about the fearless feminist and others like her from costumed interpretive staff as well. Whether you think of McClung while enjoying a rousing Pink Tea at the Famous 5 Centre in Heritage Park, or while admiring the original house on a jaunt through Calgary, tip your cap to this witty warrior who did so much to advance the cause of women’s rights. h

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SOURCE INDEX EDITOR’S MESSAGE Page 8 Photography by Tracey Ayton, traceyaytonphotography.com, on location at the North Vancouver offices of Homes & Living magazine. FAR OUT HOMES: MOSMAN PARK HOUSE Pages 18-23 Architecture by Paul Burnham; paulburnham.com.au; Photography by Jody D’Arcy, jodydarcy.com. LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT: PAUL SANGHA Pages 36-40 Photography provided by Nic Lehoux, niclehoux.com. Home designed by Measured Architecture, measured.ca DESIGNER PROFILE: MICHAEL SHUGARMAN Pages 30-35 Photography provided by Jared Sych, Justine Poulsen Photography, Art Line Photography, Arete Edmunds, dstroyer.ca, Gleb Gomberg, ovatio.ca. CELEBRITY PROFILE: CHEF YOTAM OTTOLENGHI Pages 36-43 Photography by Jonathan Lovekin; jonathanlovekin.com. FEATURE HOME: CLASSY CASA- STROKES OF GOLD Pages 44-50 Photography provided by Roy Ooms; royoomsphoto.com. All suppliers are listed to the best of our knowledge as provided by Empire Kitchen & Bath: Cabinetry; Empire Kitchen and Bath empirekitchenandbath.com, Countertop; Caesarstone by Alberta Marble and Tile, caesarstone.ca, Custom Hood Canopy; Empire Kitchen and Bath, empirekitchenandbath.com, Appliances; Sub Zero and Wolf from Empire Kitchen and Bath, subzero-wolf.com, Renovation; Empire Custom Homes, empirecustomhomes.com, Backsplash Tile; Artistic Tile from Empire Kitchen and bath, Plumbing Faucets; Waterworks from Empire Kitchen and Bath, Plumbing Sinks; Blanco from Empire Kitchen and Bath, Cabinetry Hardware; Lewis Dolin, lewisdolin.com.

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RENOVATION SECTION: LAUNDRY ROOM COMES OUT, WIRELESS WAVES, SMART FURNITURE REVOLUTION Pages 52-69 Photography provided by Tracey Ayton; traceyaytonphotography.com, California Closets; californiaclosets.com, Resource Furniture; resourcefurniture.com. FEATURED DINING: CORBEAUX BAKEHOUSE Pages 70-72 Photography provided by Chris Prefontaine. ESCAPES: RENOVATE YOUR TRAVEL Pages 74-76 Photography provided by Sparkling Hill Resort, sparklinghill.com; Blackrock Oceanfront Resort, blackrockresort.com; Miraval Resort & Spa, miravalresorts.com; Bodyholiday at Lesport; the bodyholiday.com. FAST & LUXURIOUS: YOUR CHARIOT AWAITS Pages 79-81 Photography provided by Mercedes, BMW, Rolls Royce and Jaguar. EXPRESSIONS: CALL OF THE WILD Pages 82-84 Photography by Birgit Freybe Bateman and Robert Bateman. EPICURE: CREATIONS BY CHEF YOTAM OTTOLENGHI Pages 86-87 Photography provided by Jonathan Lovekin; jonathanlovekin.com. COMMUNITY CHARACTER: NELLIE MCCLUNG HOUSE Pages 93 Photography provided by Glenbow; glenbow.org.


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