NICHE Fashion Magazine Vol 01 Issue 05 - Fall 2013

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F A S H I O N L E G E N D | Coco Chanel From humble beginnings to couture icon, Chanel propelled herself to the top of the design world with innovative and timeless creations.

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I C O N | Helen Mirren From regal dame to red hot badass, Helen Mirren gives a candid interview about her role as an assassin in Red 2 and life as a leading lady.

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D E S I G N P E R S P E C T I V E S | Room for (F)all Seasons Interior design gurus, Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan, show us how to transform a cool summer home into a cozy fall retreat.

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T R AV E L W I T H N I C H E T O . . . | Manhattan, New York Discover downtown, midtown and uptown Manhattan and how the three districts of this shopping mecca make up one of the most famous cities in the world.

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R E I N V E N T E D | NICHE Experience For Misty Hillard, this was a once in a lifetime experience; transforming this lovely lawyer and mom of two into a stunning high fashion model, all in the name of charity.

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F A S H I O N F O R W A R D | Candela F/W 2013 Showcased with an extraordinarily unorthodox fashion week show, this season, Candela is all about femininity celebrated through westernized gaucho aesthetic and delicate fall comfort.

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E D I T O R ’ S M E S S A G E | Autumn air F A R & AW AY | Okinawa islands R E I N V E N T E D | NICHE experience C O N T R A S T | Structured Simplicity C L O U D N I N E | Sea change

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F A S H I O N L E G E N D | Coco Chanel G I R L TA L K | Mary Zilba L O O K B O O K | Let’s hear it for the boys B E A U T Y [ r e ] M A R K S | Brow guide H E L L O N H E E L S | Versace M AY B E L L I N E M E M O I R S | Birth of a beauty empire F A S H I O N F O R W A R D | Candela F/W 2013 S T Y L E T H E R A P Y | Delicious pear F A C E I T ! | In the shadows E M E R G I N G D E S I G N E R S | Anu Raina

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M E D I - S P A | Fill me in I C O N | Helen Mirren D E S I G N P E R S P E C T I V E S | Room for (F)all seasons T R AV E L W I T H N I C H E T O . . . | Manhattan, New York T R AV E L B I T E S | On the whiskey trail D E A R J A N E | Relationships 101 H I D D E N G E M S | Wickaninnish Inn D E C O R AT E U | The ‘F’ words of interior design W E L L N O W ! | Just show up R E TA I L T H E R A P Y | Buyers guide

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I wanted to give a woman comfortable clothes that would flow with her body. A woman is closest to being naked when she is well-dressed. -COCO CHANEL

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COCO CHANEL TIME LINE 1910 | Opens fi st shop, specializing in hats called CHANEL Modes 1913 | Releases fi st womenswear line at a new Chanel boutique in Deauville, France. Features revolutionary jersey garments 1915 | Opens fi st couture house 1921 | Unveils Chanel No. 5 1924 | Releases fi st makeup line 1926 | Debuts the Little Black Dress 1931 | Goes to Hollywood and designs costumes for MGM on a one million dollar contract 1939 | With the outbreak of World War II – Chanel declares it’s “no time for fashion” and takes a fi een year hiatus from the business 1954 | Reopens Chanel boutiques with innovative new designs 1971 | Mademoiselle Chanel passes away

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Chanel was the mistress of a wealthy military office and then of an English industrialist, and it was during her time with them that she discovered her knack for design. Both men, who happened to be friends, assisted Chanel in opening a millinery business. Chanel’s two lovers also helped her to fi d an excellent client base with the society women and she quickly expanded into womenswear. She embraced comfort and structure in her designs – a revolutionary concept for the early 1900’s when conformity and corsets were the norm. Chanel continued to expand and set new standards and trends for womenswear. Borrowing the functionality and practicality of menswear, Chanel believed that comfort was the key to luxury. She only designed for the physical female form, never using mannequins, and her work was masterful, Chanel crafted with a borderline obsessive attention to detail. She gained massive celebrity for her work, transformed the fashion industry and laid the foundation for the trends we see today. In the 1920’s Chanel introduced her cardigan jacket, it was followed by Chanel No. 5, the LBD, bows, the quilted clutch, two-toned shoes, pearls, gold chains and the collarless tweed suit – all remain in recent Chanel collections under head designer Karl Lagerfeld. Lagerfeld has called Mademoiselle Chanel’s designs “les éléments éternels” – and they certainly are eternal elements, of a very good life.

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LAST WORD:

COCO CHANEL

…on the topic of

LOVE AND BUSINESS

It’s probably not just by chance that I’m alone. It would be very hard for a man to live with me, unless he’s terribly strong. And if he’s stronger than I, I’m the one who can’t live with him… I’m neither smart nor stupid, but I don’t think I’m a run-of-the-mill person. I’ve been in business without being a business woman, I’ve loved without being a woman made only for love. The two men I’ve loved, I think, will remember me, on earth or in heaven, because men always remember a woman who caused them concern and uneasiness. I’ve done my best, in regard to people and to life, without precepts, but with a taste for justice.

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Regal Dame to

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badass by Amy Longsdorf | celebrity columnist

At one time, Helen Mirren was best known for her Oscar winning performance as the title monarch in The Queen. But then Red opened in 2010 and became a surprise hit. Audiences embraced Dame Helen’s turn as a deadly assassin, and she quickly began developing a different kind of reputation. “Well, the word badass does occur quite frequently,” she says with a chuckle. “I love being a badass. It’s just the best. To lurch from being a queen to a badass is really cool.” Mirren is nothing if not cool. And this year, she’s red-hot too. The actress recently wrapped up an acclaimed run reprising Th her role as Queen Elizabeth in Th Audience, the new play by Peter Morgan, who also penned The Queen. Mirren also starred alongside Billy Crystal, John Goodman and Charlie Day in Monsters University, one of the season’s

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biggest hits. And she returned to her role of former sniper Victoria in Red 2, which opened on July 19. Mirren didn’t have to think twice about joining the cast of the sequel. “People really enjoyed the fi st one and I’m glad we got to do a second one,” she says. “It’s lovely to reprise a character as well. The character takes on a different kind of life when you come back to it,” Mirren explains. “It’s like when I did Prime Suspect and I kept coming back to Jane Tennsion. It’s funny, they become more a part of your personal life.” “I feel that about Victoria now. She’s just a great, funny, surprising sort of character. She’s someone who hasn’t really been done before on screen. It’s always sort of a miracle when you can do something that hasn’t been seen before. She’s a very refi ed character who has this other life.”

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In Red 2, Mirren goes back to “this other life” when she’s called upon by her fellow former black ops agents (Bruce Willis, John Malkovich) to help them hunt down a weapon of mass destruction. Also on board for the adventure film: Anthony Hopkins, Mary-Louise Parker and Catherine Zeta-Jones. While Red is a comic thriller, Mirren still took her work in the film seriously. She attended classes on how to handle a gun and read dozens of books about the secret lives of spies. “I think the wonderful thing about Victoria is that she’s so sort of lady-like and together and of course, in reality, that’s what these [spies] are like,” says the actress. As she did with the first movie, Mirren was adamant about at least one aspect of Victoria’s wardrobe. For the scenes in which the assassin showed off her prowess with a rifle, Mirren insisted she be given the right footwear. “I think Victoria absolutely prefers killing in formal wear,” says Mirren. “But she’s got to have the right shoes on. The shoes are very important.” “In the first one, there’s a sequence where she has a purse and out of it comes these combat boots. That was completely my idea. I said, ‘you can’t do this sort of job in high heels. If you’re going to be serious about it, I want her to be wearing the right shoes.’” Mirren says she works hard to make Victoria look confident and relaxed onscreen. “The challenge in doing something like Red, and it’s why Bruce is so brilliant in these movies, is having a sense of ease and relaxation. And that’s where the real work is in a movie like this. It’s not in the preparation. If it’s in the preparation, it’s prepping yourself to realize that you’ve got to be free.” “And it’s very difficult to be free on a film set. The whole setup is not free. It’s so technical and controlled. To get on that set and be free requires a great skill. Bruce has it to the max. I would always watch Bruce and take my lead from him.”

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To hear Mirren tell it,

“UNDERNEATH THE LAUGHS AND BURSTS OF VIOLENCE, RED 2 IS ABOUT SOMETHING SUBSTANTIAL. AT ITS HEART, THE MOVIE IS A LOOK AT HOW TOUGH IT IS TO GROW OLD.” “These are old professionals,” says Mirren. “They are retired, extremely dangerous people with a depth of knowledge and professionalism and world weariness that makes them very phlegmatic and down-toearth. It’s lovely to play that.” “At the same time, [they exude] the resentfulness that one gets as one gets older and people are sidelining you and not paying suffici t respect to the amount of work you’ve done and the knowledge you have.” “It’s very annoying to be condescended to by younger people and that’s what these people are all about - proving themselves.” At 67, Mirren doesn’t have much left to prove. She’s one of the most acclaimed actresses in Hollywood, with an Oscar for The Queen as well as three more nominations for The Madness of King George, Gosford Park and The Last Station. She’s earned the Best Actress prize twice at the Cannes Film Festival for The Madness of King George and Cal. And she’s netted four Emmys and six more nominations. In addition to enjoying professional success, Mirren has been married to director Taylor Hackford (Ray, Parker) for the last 16 years. They’ve been together since he directed her in White Nights back in 1985. “We had the advantage of [fi ding each other] quite late in life,” says Mirren. “I said, ‘I can’t believe we didn’t get together when we were in our 20s. We’ve missed all that time,’ and he said, ‘If we got together when we were in our 20s, we wouldn’t be together now’ and he is absolutely right.” “When we were in our 20s, both of us were pursuing our goals and our professions and there wasn’t room in either of our lives for a relationship. We were very lucky that we met when we did.” 24

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Another key to the couples’ happy marriage is the unconditional support they give each other. “There’s no criticism,” says the actress. “We get enough of that, professionally speaking, in the world. We get brickbats thrown at us all the time so to each other, we are both fantastic. In terms of work, we say ‘it was darling or brilliant.’ That’s all I want to hear from Taylor and vice versa.” While Victoria might be happily retired from MI:5, Mirren can’t imagine giving up show business to spend her days puttering around Costco. “I do love Costco,” she says with a laugh. “But Home Depot is really my place. They know me by name in Home Depot.” But that doesn’t mean Mirren is looking to retreat from Hollywood. “My husband and I have been building this house in Italy that’s sort of our retirement dream house but actually, in reality, [it’s debatable] if we will ever actually [retire],” she says. “It’s hard to let go of our business. It’s hard to let go of the creativity involved. It’s also hard to let go of the attention that you get. You don’t think that you’re addicted to, or in love with, that attention. You think it doesn’t mean anything until suddenly you don’t get it anymore.”

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LET’S HEAR IT

FOR THE BOYS MENSWEAR

FA L L 2 0 1 3 R E V I E W It has been an interesting Fall/Winter 2013 season for menswear designers. With a return to classics (kind of) and comfortable favourites (à la cashmere and pj’s), designers have been using their foundation pieces as a creative launch pad; giving them new life through texture, colour and pattern. Menswear designers are reaffirming their traditional aesthetic and have successfully brought a casual and wearable sensibility to menswear this season. This issue we look at four perennial favourite designers — Hermes, Nautica, Dries Van Noten and Burberry.

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HERMES Designer Veronique Nichanian upheld Hermes unprecedented standard of creating exquisite wearable garments from the fi est materials. The pallet consists of black and navy, complemented by hints of lemon yellow and raspberry pink. Timeless pieces were given new life with immaculate tailoring and a number of stylish attributes. Cashmere jogging pants, crocodile cardigans and a reversible astrakhan jacket showcases Hermes ability to turn classic looks into ultra-luxurious, high fashion sportswear.

The right proportion and fit are a matter of centimetres—millimetres, really. When you choose clothes that are perfect for you, you feel strong, comfortable, and more self confident. -VERONIQUE NICHANIAN

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FA L L 2 0 1 3 R E V I E W NAUTICA

Inspired by Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton’s nautical expeditions, Creative Director, Chris Cox titled the collection ‘Black Sail’. The garments refl ct the brands classic aesthetic of athletic seafaring designs. Cox started the collection with jackets, coats and parkas in primary colours, and transitioned into a variety of clean, sophisticated, monochromatic styled outfits. Cable knit sweaters, snug wool pants, cashmere anoraks, pea coats and bomber jackets are seen throughout the collection. Faux fur accessories, trimmed jackets, anoraks and blazers present fashionable separates for all tastes. 30

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Nautica is more relevant than ever to today’s consumer with refined casual classics that are inspired and energized by the water. -NAUTICA.COM

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D R I E S VA N N O T E N Designed to be the boyfriend to his grunge inspired women’s S/S 2013 collection – the Dries Van Noten F/W 2013 collection has a laidback, off- tage, rock star vibe. The looks refl ct clothing thrown on the morning after a wild night – an effortless combination of structured and slouchy pieces. Dries incorporated luxurious Paisley patterns into casual day wear. The use of leather sandals worn with socks, and denim painted to look like leather boots brought the collections theme to the forefront.

I wanted to create luxury things, a wardrobe filled with dressing robes and pajamas – all these things put on top of each other in a haphazard way. - D R I E S VA N N O T E N

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Fashion now is much more than a product. It’s about entertainment and people feeling a part of something. -CHRISTOPHER BAILEY

BURBERRY Christopher Bailey, Creative Director at Burberry has been revamping the brand since 2001 adding a modern, unique edge to the classic heritage of the brand. The F/W 2013 collection is called “I Love Classics”, a theme refl cted in the designs through the use of the Burberry check, cashmere sweaters, simplistic trench coats and heart prints on the foundational pieces. The title was also evident in the simplistic colour palette featuring olive green, camel, black and brown, all refl cting the admirable look of Burberry. Minimal outerwear was contrasted by heavy wool fabrics and transparent latex. Hints of leopard and zebra prints in tan and black were incorporated into the classic conglomerate through lapels, sunglasses and Winklepicker shoes.

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In decorative terms, fall is easily our favourite season; a time for the home to embrace change by adopting a brand new look. For us, it’s less about full scale renovation and more about how a few simple changes can transform space from cool to cozy. The task of ‘seasonal adjustment’ is actually relatively easy and will make a massive change to the way your home feels, and performs, this autumn. And our fi st exposure to the concept of seasonal adjustment? Some time past in the company of Gordon Campbell Gray, the Glasgowborn hotelier whose award-winning properties (One Aldwych in London, Carlisle Bay in Antigua and Le Gray in Beirut) are known for their understated luxury and warm welcome. Waxing lyrical about the importance of ‘real hospitality’ in the hotel industry, Gray explained how he insists on a warming change of fabrics, a seasonal menu switch…and that every fi eplace in his British hotel is always cleaned, lit and ready to provide a warm welcome. Imagine your sofa is a classic all year jacket; a fashion staple you can dress up, or down, as required. What would you do to warm it up for the fall? You’d pile on the layers, huh? Exactly! So treat your sofa to layer upon layer of cushions and throws, opting for chunky knits, textural weaves and faux furs to enhance the tactile nature. Put simply, it’s all about ‘feel appeal’. Or, in other words, as far as fall décor is concerned, texture is the new colour.

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With shorter days and longer nights upon us, there’s less time available to embrace daylight – you head to work when it’s dark and you head home in twilight – so it makes sense to swap out light summer curtains for heavier full length drapes that will keep draughts at bay and add texture and warmth to your window walls. It’s fair to say that undressed windows appear cold and will expose you to the elements — so dress for the occasion and reach for those warming drapes. You feeling any cozier yet? Hmm? Let’s keep going. Any competent designer will attest that rooms need a focal point and in an autumnal home, there’s no better way to provide focus — and draw in the attentions of visitors — than by installing a working fireplace. Like a demented, hypnotized moth, you’ll be seduced by flickering flames, so think about how you can introduce this inviting element if at all possible. In our 39th floor modern Toronto condo, there’s no way to enjoy a real fire so we make do with the 21st Century equivalent – a flickering hearth beamed directly through our wall mounted flat screen TV courtesy of Rogers, our cable provider. In other seasonal adjustment news, polished timber floors look amazing in the summer months (with sunlight reflecting perfectly and 40

cascading through your space) but, for your home’s fall collection, add a rug to break up the silky smoothness; the textural element will be rewarding underfoot while adding pattern and colour. Choosing a rug is like choosing a piece of art you can walk on — think about form, style and colour and consider how your tufted lovely will contribute to your home’s overall style. If your scheme’s lighting is a little on the glaring side — and if your project room looks like a floodlit baseball field — than it’s definitely the season to ditch the dazzle and bask in the warm glow of mood lighting. In practice this shouldn’t be too difficult. Hit the stores, for example, for pairs of table lamps (why buy one when two will give you SO much flexibility) and fit a $20 dimmer to your overhead lighting so you can adjust mood at the flick of a switch. Candlelight, too, is warming, flattering and romantic — perfect for this season when combined with a great bottle of wine and a good cuddle at the end of the day. So what are you waiting for? It’s time to settle in to the approaching season. Follow our simple counsel and before long, without fail, you’ll be cozily prepared for the perfect fall. It really is as simple as that!

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Plan to spend a few days in Midtown. Headquarters of the United Nations and several of the city’s most impressive buildings, Midtown is the busiest commercial district in the USA and the most severely used piece of real estate in the world. Th s is where you should attempt to hail your fi st cab just for the sake of it. You can count on at least five passing before you get the impatient New York wave down and one fi ally stops. Shopping alone in Midtown could be a month’s endeavour. A complete day can be spent meandering up Fifth Avenue. Along the way you will be able to see some major sights including Madison Square Garden, the New York Public Library, Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall. Take a quick walk up Forty-Second Avenue and check out Grand Central Station. The Empire State Building will offer you the best look at New York in its entirety — however, if you have even the slightest fear of heights, or elevators for that matter, skip the trip to the top and stick to street side sights. Parallel streets to Fifth are Park and Seventh. They are each a total New York experience and completely worth further exploration.

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While there are several unique areas to explore in Uptown I recommend the Upper East Side. Th s is the neighbourhood of the seriously rich and not always famous. Stick to upper Park and upper Fifth to get a real good look at how seriously exclusive this part of town is. It’s where there are perfectly groomed doormen, nannies whisking Gucci clad babies to the park, and dogs that are often more perfectly put together than the matrons walking them. There are several galleries and museums to peruse through but some of the fi est art work is the architecture of the superb historical buildings that many Upper East Sider’s call home. A picnic in Central Park after a carriage ride is really the only way to end a trip to the Upper East Side. New York is the world’s city. It’s where all sides of the globe collide into one. Regardless of where you are in Manhattan, you will quickly feel the remarkable energy that is the result of the extraordinary diversity of its people… and singing New York, New York will forever be changed into an anthem of tribute to the great city.

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By the time we arrive, I’m more than ready for a dram. It turns out I am not disappointed. Along with other samples, I enjoy some sips of 12-year-old Midleton Distillery Reserve which eases down as if it were a rare and gentle sherry. According to the guide who’s pouring, Irish whiskey is not just a popular drink at the moment. “It’s on fire. It’s a lighter taste,” he tells us, than scotches. “Easier drinking. A gateway, you might say, for the ladies.” On to Kilbeggan in County Westmeath which, I’ve read, dates back to the mid-1700s. It’s one of two distilleries in Ireland that bill themselves as the ‘oldest in the world.’ Here I find some tastes of the history I’ve been craving. There’s a water wheel from the 19th century that creaks and splashes as it turns, and I’m delighted that a good chunk of the original machinery is still in place. I get to talking with a shy-looking person who is listening intently throughout my tour. Turns out he is a spy: Willie McCarter, the distillery’s executive director. “Do you live anywhere near Boston?” he asks. When I say yes, his face spreads out into a Santa Claus smile. “I miss it,” he tells me wistfully. “I was at MIT years ago. Spent much of my time there at a pub called The Plough & Stars.” Remembering pints of my own at The Plough, I do a tour and tasting at the last Irish distillery on my list, Bushmills, which has a list of regulations for us lucky visitors: no mobile phones, no pictures and no food allowed. But, should we require them, ‘ear protectors are available on request.’ Bushmills, we discover, scoffs at Kilbeggan’s lineage, bragging that its own roots go back even farther, to 1608. 54

I don’t have hopes of sorting this battle out, and back on the road, I check out signs for a tuber-themed amusement park called ‘Taytoland’ (might be fun if I had more time) and try some Rowntree’s Randoms candy to clear my palate. For my scotch whiskey tastings, I head for Islay (pronounced ‘Eyelah’), the southernmost island in Scotland’s Inner Hebrides, which is only about 25 miles north of the Irish coast. Sometimes called The Queen of the Hebrides, Islay is known for its strong peaty flavours. scotches distilled here tend to be single malts, as opposed to the blends I’ve mostly encountered in Ireland. Instead of flying or boarding a ferry, I chip in for a share of a charter boat with some other Americans I’ve met. What we get is something called the Kintyre Express - a ‘Storm Force’ - brand rigid inflatable speedboat. In minutes, we are shooting spray and ricocheting off the tops of whitecaps. This may be the Irish Sea, but in the glinting sunlight, it says Scotland, Scotland, Scotland: It is as blue as a loch. My first Scottish distillery feels more convoluted than what I’ve seen so far. A study in shiny brass and scoured copper, Laphroaig is almost steampunk with its valves and pipes and dials. If Willie Wonka owned a distillery instead of a chocolate factory this would be it. My tastes here are on the strong side. I feel like I’m swallowing liquid oysters that have been smoked over an open fire. But the label’s freshly whitewashed buildings and waterfront views make me linger long into the evening before heading to town.

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Islay is a place of gorse and green. Bumps and ripples of land are neatly carpeted, and along the island’s sandy edge, flocks of sheep and clumps of cattle come very close to the sea. At the Bowmore distillery, the tour guide lets us climb up to the kiln that’s used for drying barley and pad around on the beach-like dunes of grain. One ingenious man flops down to wave his arms and make a barley angel - something everyone has to try. The Ardbeg distillery in the village of Port Ellen is even more of a surprise. There’s a SPECIAL — TODAY ONLY! at the on-site café: ‘The Islay Lamb and Haggis Burger.’ It’s topped with cheddar and, according to the sign, with an ‘Ardbeg-infused 10-year-old special sauce.’ Just as I’m thinking of ordering one, my tour group is joined by Hamish Torrie, one of the company’s top managers. He’s sporting a pair of pea-green tartan slacks and is eager to tell us about a test tube full of Ardbeg that at this very moment, is being ‘aged in space.’ Say what?

“What will happen?” interrupts someone else. “To be honest,” says Torrie. “We have absolutely no idea.” I’m down to my trip’s last dregs. One more tasting to do — at Lagavulin — and it is a good one. Maybe it is the coziness of carpet, the plates of marmalade and jam, a pre-drink bite of a scone. But the whiskies here turn out to be my favourites of all, including a 16-year-old single malt that seems a perfect blend of Irish easiness and Scottish strength of character: something distinctive in the nose and, slowly, sunset-togloaming, sliding down. As we tourists complete our work with rows of glasses, we’re told to blurt out impressions of what is on the tongue. “Berries!” says a man. “I rather think it’s raisins,” corrects his friend.

“It’s an experiment, you see,” explains Torrie. “A bit of whiskey, a sliver of barrel-wood. Shot that off to the International Space Station.”

I’d like to shout my own impressions, but it would not go well. I realize that my tastes are strange. They’re mixed up with the names of coopers. With a mill wheel. With grain angels. And with nighttime rain.

“But why?” inserts a visitor.

“Ireland!” I might yell.

“Science!” says Torrie. “We wanted to see how Ardbeg ages in zero gravity.”

Everyone would turn. And I would have to try, with my final sips, to explain.

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RUSTIC ROMANCE The Candela F/W 2013 collection was presented in a unique gallery style setting at the Lincoln Center during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. Models stood moodily or were seated on mismatched chairs. Persian rugs lay on the ground, amongst a disarray of paint easels, canvases, mirrors and painters tarps. As with the collection itself, the mishmash made inexplicable sense and was very appealing.

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“ Y O U C A N TA K E THE GIRL OUT OF T H E C O U N T R Y, B U T Y O U C A N ’ T TA K E THE COUNTRY OUT OF THE GIRL.” -GABRIELA PEREZUTTI

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The F/W collection is wearable fall fashion. Soft maxis and flowing garments are juxtaposed by more masculine shapes and textures. A colour palette of nudes, pinks and whites are offset by harsher greys, navy and oxblood red. Together the styles conflict to create this wondrous and harmonious line that stirs thoughts of a cool fall romance and cozy evenings in lavish comfort. The gaucho aesthetic is uniquely westernized by lace, leather and embroidery. Beautifully draped silk and chiffon with intricate beading and gems, paired with oversized knit sweaters reflect effortless femininity in its rawest form.

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Tumbling layers of material are toughened by fur accents, a gemmed beanie hat, coarse material or boots. Gaucho-style fringe sweaters and long peasant skirts are a clear tribute to Perezutti’s upbringing. Under the creative direction of Gabriela Perezutti, Candela has the capacity to cultivate the new age design world with looks that stimulate the mind and tempt the bolder side of our feminine selves.

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One of the islands most renowned retreats for storm watching is the Wickaninnish Inn in Tofino. Offering unprecedented luxury and comfort, the Inn is perched on a pristine point of land over the sea. Completely exposed to nature’s wild elements, it divides the rain forest and the wild Pacific Ocean. The Inn has two buildings that were designed to complement each other and the natural beauty of the land - they are called ‘At-the-Pointe’ and ‘On-the-Beach’. The building’s exteriors offer only a mere glimpse into the true beauty of the Wickaninnish. The interior is simply remarkable – a cozy, luxurious hub in the center of the rugged west coast. The décor is a flawless rendition of the wilderness waiting just steps out doors – beautiful wood accents, west coast art and neutral tones ensure a constant reminder of where you are in the world.

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THINGS TO DO • Indulge at the Ancient Cedars Spa located right on the Inn’s Ocean Level • Play a game or do a puzzle in The Lookout Library • Enjoy the local tastes in one of the three eateries: The Pointe Restaurant, On the Rocks Bar and Lounge, or the Driftwood Café • Sleep with a window open and listen to the crashing of the waves as you fall asleep • Draw a warm bath and enjoy the ocean views over a bottle of wine • Bundle up and head outside for a blustery walk on the beach or in the woods • Bring your canine companion along for the trip; the Inn is dog friendly and offers plenty of luxurious canine amenities

A mere 75 guest rooms guarantees an intimate and relaxing stay at any time of year. Each room has an ocean view, and they are so superb that you may not see any other guests until they emerge for a meal or spa treatment. More adventurous vacationers will be spotted in head to toe yellow rain gear braving the blustery weather on the beach or in the forest. If you aren’t that daring, cozy in at one of the Inn’s three eateries and watch nature’s great performance over some delicious local fare. While the natural environment promises to astonish and amaze, another lasting memory will be your time at the Inn’s Ancient Cedars Spa.

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Described by the Wickaninnish as the pearl of the Inn, the spa is located in the At-the-Pointe building at ocean level. Covered by forest fringe and meeting the rocks with waves crashing against them, this may be the most fantastic spa setting you ever see. A variety of ultraluxurious treatments and semi-private yoga classes are offered. Storm watching season at the Wickaninnish Inn is one of the west coast’s most extraordinary experiences. It is a time for people to interact with natures uncontrollable elements from a luxurious and comfortable coastal sanctuary.

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