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Editor’s Message

Home

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WELCOME TO WINTER

First and Foremost

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FIONA’S FINDS

Fiona Forbes shares her fashion and beauty desires

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Design

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ON THE TOWN WITH FRED LEE

FROM LOCAL BRAND TO GLOBAL PHENOMENON

Herschel Supply Co.’s founders trace the evolution

INFLUENCERS

Meet the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s new music director

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EARTH, FIRE AND WATER

This West Vancouver home brings the elements together

Décor

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WARM AND COSY WINTER ACCESSORIES

These treasures will brighten up chilly days

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FROM FANTASY TO FASHION

Designer Guo Pei exhibits at the Vancouver Art Gallery

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Epicure

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ELEVATING THE ENTERTAINING TABLE

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HOLIDAYING, HAWKSWORTH STYLE

Chef David Hawksworth shares a key holiday recipe

Travel

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A HAVEN OF TRANQUILITY

Escape to Turks and Caicos

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CLAIRE NEWELL’S PACKING TIPS WINTER PLAY

Skiing and and après ski in Park City, Utah

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PORSCHE INNOVATIONS IN THE EV ERA

From the present Panamera e-hybrid to the futuristic Taycan

My Favourite Room

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TRAVELERS ACTRESS MACKENZIE PORTER

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meet Dutch Maestro Otto Tausk, who’s taken the helm at the VSO, plus you’ll get a

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peek inside the favourite room of Traveler’s star MacKenzie Porter.

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We also have aspirational and adventurous destinations to add to your travel bucket list. Claire Newell takes us on a dreamy trip to the colourful beach paradise Turks and Caicos. And if you prefer the slopes to the sand, we also visit Park City, Utah for a deluxe winter mountain escape. So grab a glass of your favourite winter wine, cosy up and enjoy!

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THE DUTCH MAESTRO TAKES THE HELM AT VANCOUVER SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

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of a conductor’s popularity, Maestro Otto Tausk, the Vancouver

“I’ve probably flown about 65,000 kilometres around the world in

Symphony Orchestra’s new music director, could likely become an

the last month,” he quips. “So we decided as a family that my wife and

international household name.

the boys would stay in the Netherlands so that they have a base, and

Following his exuberant September kickoff of the VSO’s 100th

season at the Orpheum with the beloved American soprano Renée

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well-established Dutch community and of course, the VSO itself.

I fly home whenever I can. It’s tough, but in the life of a conductor you actually never know where you’re going to end up.”

Fleming, and in subsequent weeks, The Masterworks Gold complete

Tausk loved Vancouver when he guest-conducted with the VSO in

ballet score of Stravinsky’s The Firebird followed by Symphony Sunday

2016 and 2017, and the feeling was evidently mutual; he was a front-run-

with the VSO’s Beethoven, Bartók and Kodály program, he flew to New

ner in the three-year search for Maestro Tovey’s successor. As former

Jersey to guest conduct the N.J. Symphony Orchestra then on to Spain,

music director of the VSO, the third largest orchestra in Canada, Bramwell

guest conducting with Sinfónica de Galicia.

Tovey was a tough act to follow. But Tausk, previously music director of

But the Utrecht-born conductor feels completely welcomed in Vancouver by the city’s strong contingent of Symphony-goers, the warm,

the Symphony Orchestra and Opera of St. Gallen in Switzerland and a celebrated conductor in the Netherlands, made the transition seamlessly.

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THE MAESTRO IN ACTION: CONDUCTING THE SYMPHONY

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Felix Mendelssohn works, while Inside the Symphony is

It’s been an exceptional situation that a conductor stays so long with a symphony orches-

an opportunity for audiences to get up close and per-

tra (18 years) and I feel so lucky to join this ensemble. I feel at the same time, that the

sonal with Maestro Tausk and the VSO musicians.

orchestra is looking forward and eager to get to know me, my ideas and the music I bring to

He is also planning a celebration in music of the

them,” he adds. “Doing things differently is actually a good thing for an orchestra and brings

75th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands

a fresh approach for the future.”

by Canadian forces in

Showcasing young international talent and introducTausk. That initiative recently included bringing in phenomenal Dutch pianists – brothers Lucas and Arthur Jussen – both under 25 and already established on the

1945. “This is always

“DOING THINGS DIFFERENTLY IS ACTUALLY A GOOD THING FOR AN ORCHESTRA AND BRINGS A FRESH APPROACH FOR THE FUTURE.” — OTTO TAUSK

world stage, who performed Poulenc’s Concerto for Two

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and is a national holiday at home each year,” Watching Maestro

Tausk on the podium, you realize the drama and emo-

“You know young people are our future,” says Tausk. They’re really inspired by seeing

tional investment he communicates while conducting,

other young soloists on stage and they think classical music can be really cool. Having the

and the incredible upper body strength and stamina

VSO School of Music is really unique in the world – I don’t know of another orchestra that

needed to wield that baton over two hours.

has that special connection.”

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celebrated every May 5

says Tausk.

Pianos. Closer to home, Maestro Tausk has invested time once a month as artistic advisor working with the VSO School of Music.

close to our hearts and

“I try to swim as much as possible and I’ve started to

Having studied the violin as a child, Tausk was an award-winning musician when he

run too,” he says. “Conducting is so physical and being

decided to switch to conducting. “It’s the classic story,” he laughs, “someone was ill and

on an airplane flying this often is really unhealthy. So

they called me to step in and I loved it.” He went on to study conducting at the Vilnius

as soon as I land and get to the hotel I try to exercise.

Conservatoire in Lithuania and served as assistant conductor to Valery Gergiev with the

Sometimes I need the time just not to think about any-

Rotterdam Philharmonic.

thing at all, otherwise my mind just keeps going. Except

Tausk embraces a broad repertoire and is implementing some imaginative program-

with swimming there’s a kind of tempo with my breath-

ming. His 2019 spring festival entitled Music & Power reflects Tausk’s ruminations on how

ing, like a metronome mark – and then I start thinking

music affects history and society with a provocative juxtaposition of Richard Wagner and

about music again.”

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Twelve-year old Olivia Ady from Trail, B.C. won

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visual and performing arts school for children

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ONE THOUSAND AND TWO NIGHTS, 2010, SILK CLOAK EMBROIDERED WITH METAL THREAD AND SILK- AND 24-KARAT-GOLDSPUN THREAD AND ADORNED WITH SILK BOWS AND FOX FUR, WORN ON THE RED CARPET BY RHIANNA.

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her hand. Unpretentious and vivacious, her responses are punctuated

imperial yellow 24-karat-gold-embroidered

by laughs that belie an indomitable drive to succeed on her own terms.

silk ensemble on the red carpet at the

The Vancouver Art Gallery’s Canadian premiere of Guo Pei: Couture

Metropolitan Museum of Art New York’s 2015

Beyond sets the stage with 40 of her dazzling contemporary cre-

Met Ball Gala, the images were splashed over

ations. Walking through the exhibition invokes an Alice In Wonderland

the world. The theme was China: Through the Looking Glass and Rihanna

feeling, like entering an opulent fantasy world that just becomes

had searched the web for Chinese design, and decided on Guo Pei,

“curiouser and curiouser.�

China’s preeminent couturière. Pei’s exhibition, Couture Beyond is running until January 20th, 2019 at

thetic over a ten-year period. She integrated mythical Chinese motifs

the Vancouver Art Gallery, and the ensemble is the most famed feature.

and abstract astrological signs with more recent Western-inspired gar-

Although Rihanna wanted to purchase the gown and cape that had

ments like those imprinted with paintings from her visit to Switzerland’s

taken 50,000 hours to construct over two years, Pei wouldn’t sell them,

Cathedral of Saint Gallen. Blessed with a photographic memory, her

but she lent them to the singer for the occasion. “I was a bit worried

sketches, also on display, are works of art in themselves, illuminating the

because the cape weighed 55 pounds and I didn’t know how she was

tiniest of details.

going to walk in it!� Pei said.

A blue and white hand-painted, tiered silk gown that mimics a

It was a game-changer for Pei. Until then, China was known as a

pleated fan in its draping is from Pei’s One Thousand and Two Nights

manufacturing monolith, but not necessarily for its couture. Pei was

collection. Embellished with thousands of Swarovski crystals, the head-

already an insular fashion star in China, and suddenly, the Western world

piece had been originally constructed in porcelain and ornamented with

knew her name. In 2008, she had been commissioned to create the cos-

crystals and tassels.

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tumes for the opening ceremonies at the Beijing Summer Olympics, and

And of course, the iconic silk and fur cloak hand-embroidered with

a gown covered in 200,000 Swarovski crystals was worn by opera singer

metal and 24-karat-gold-spun thread worn by Rihanna is a show-stopper.

Song Zuying, who performed with Placido Domingo.

“After Rihanna wore the cape and gown and it received worldwide atten-

Fast-forward to 2018. The diminutive dynamo and mother of two daughters has the audience at the Vancouver Art Gallery in the palm of

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GUO PEI LEARNED TO SEW AT AGE TWO, AND GREW UP HEARING STORIES AND FAIRY TALES ABOUT THE BEAUTIFUL COLOURS, EXQUISITELY EMBROIDERED FLOWERS AND BUTTERFLIES ON SILK FABRICS DURING THE LAST IMPERIAL (QUING) DYNASTY

Revolution in China when the only visible attire was the dull grey uniforms

In 2016, TIME magazine named her one of their top 100 influential

of conformity. “One of my earliest memories at the age of two is of my

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grandmother telling me stories and fairy tales about the beautiful colours,

the Beijing School of Light Industrial Design. She began creating ready-

exquisitely embroidered flowers and butterflies on silk fabrics during the

to-wear pieces for a manufacturer that churned out 1,000 pieces a

last Imperial (Quing) Dynasty when she was born,� she explains in Mandarin

year, but she knew that wasn’t what she really wanted to do.

through an interpreter.

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She met her husband, business partner, and investor, Jack Tsao, while

“Those sewing traditions were completely lost as were any kind of

searching for fabrics. “I come from a textile family that goes back three

embellishments. In fact, peasants were banned from wearing yellow or gold

generations,� says Tsao, who travels everywhere with Pei. She decided

because they were reserved only for the ruling class.�

to open her own atelier, Rose Studio in 1997 to concentrate on couture

The seeds, planted in Pei’s mind as a small child, were captured in the

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as they made their way down the catwalk.

gowns that range in price from $350,000 to $750,000.

documentary and its title, Yellow Is Forbidden directed by Pietra Brettkelly

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and shown at the Vancouver International Film Festival just days prior to

the skilled craftsmen and embroiderers because it was considered a really

Pei’s VAG exhibition opening.

bad skill during the Cultural Revolution. I travelled to Hubei province in the

It traces her early influences, most of all her visually impaired mother

countryside literally looking in windows at embroidered curtains trying to

who taught her to sew and draw at the age of two, as well as Pei rising to

track down embroiderers who had worked for the Royal Family.� Pei ended

fame in China and conquering entry into Paris’ elitist Chambre de la Haute

up training 500 embroiderers herself.

Couture. The latter invitation entitled Pei to mount her extravagant 2017 Collection during Paris Couture Week where she chose the soaring medieval arches at La Conciergerie to stage her runway show. (The atmospheric 14th century palace where Marie Antoinette awaited the guillotine.) Models wore such heavy, bejewelled headpieces and high, gemencrusted footwear that they were in constant danger of toppling over DECEMBER 2018/JANUARY 2019

“I create all my pieces from my heart,� admits Pei. “It’s how I express my emotions. You know, the life of fashion is so brief and then it’s discarded. As a designer, Pei thinks of how her work will be remembered, and is determined that her unique fashions survive the ages. “That’s why, if my work can be seen in museums in 200, even 500 years, I’ve really accomplished something.�

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EARTH, FIRE & WATER

BELLEVUE HOME BRINGS THE ELEMENTS TOGETHER


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adorn the edges of the Burrard Inlet, Bellevue home, instead of competing with the surrounding

structures for visual attention, blends in seamlessly with the natural environment. For FNDA Architecture’s father-daughter team, architect Farouk Noormohamed and designer Alia Noormohamed, bringing the elements of nature inside was front of mind, well before putting the sharpie pen to the page when they took on the project. “With the location of this home being on the water, we needed to not just take advantage of the views, but really understand the relationship between nature and the space that we were creating,” Alia says. “We used the space as a canvas, with all the textures and the colours.”

THE REMARKABLE LIGHT INSTALLATION SUSPENDED FROM THE CEILING IS LIKE AN ARTISTIC RENDITION OF VANCOUVER’S SIGNATURE RAINDROPS

The architecture of the home is inspired purely by water. Water, both from the ocean below and the rain from above characterizing Vancouver’s climate, is reflected in every aspect of the design.

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light installation suspended from the ceiling is like an

top level, master bedroom and ensuite. The way we

artistic rendition of Vancouver’s signature raindrops.

staggered the house – even the rooms at the back get

Alia says she wanted something that entered into the

the view. The whole house bleeds in and out – there

discussion with nature.

is no edge to this house, that makes it very special

“When you have a piece off the shelf, it doesn’t

because all the levels are connected, the lower enter-

necessarily capture what you are trying to achieve. I

tainment area leads onto the pool decks, and the main

wanted to have these undulating pieces that were sus-

level onto the terrace.�

pended in the air – there’s so much rain in Vancouver

Sliding doors open up the main level space, with the play on celebrating water visually connecting the

that it just made sense to bring it inside,� Alia says. “It added a playful, sculptural element.�

inside of the house to the ocean. At the entrance, a

The millwork also took its cues from the exterior

cascading fountain invokes a feeling of walking over

architecture. Every element of the interior design is

steps suspended in water, like floating space, opening

meant to complement the exterior views. Most of

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the wood is white oak, and the pops of white present

points are a soaring wall of marble from floor to ceiling

throughout the home – in the furniture, walls and

and a massive chandelier in the foyer. The remarkable

beyond – are designed to emulate the white clouds

ABOVE: THE HOME IS SITUATED ON AN ANGULAR LOT, AND THE DESIGN REFLECTS THE ANGULARITY OPPOSITE: THE FOUNTAIN SEEMINGLY BLENDS RIGHT INTO THE OCEAN


that dot Vancouver’s skyline on non-rainy days. “Whether you’re inside, or outside on the deck, you still have that same relationship with nature,â€? Alia says. +P VJG OCKP NKXKPI TQQO VJG .'& Ć’TGRNCEG GZVGPFU DG[QPF VJG seating space, embedded into the wall and seemingly blending into the glass overlooking the ocean. The main living room almost becomes a veranda – the glass walls open up onto the pool, and onto VJGQEGCPCPFVJGĆ’TGRNCEGIQGUDG[QPFVJGUKVVKPICTGC6JGHWTPKVWTG is clean and understated, so as not to overpower the environment. ĹŤ;QWJCXGVJKUĆ’TGCPFYCVGTURGCMKPIVQQPGCPQVJGTŤNKMGVJKU NGXGNQHĆ’TGWRQPYCVGTCPFKV UVJKUFKCNQIWGQHPCVWTGĹŹ#NKCUC[U The space opens up into a huge kitchen and dining area, with the LED lights embedded in the wood trellis in the ceiling able to change the colour and the mood to suit any event. In the guest room, the bed goes beyond functionality and becomes a sculptural element in the room, subtly optimizing storage and shelving space. One of the LIVINGMAG.CA

home’s bathrooms is an environmental innovation in itself, winning the Fantini Award from Italy for the best washroom design for a sink designed to innovate beyond traditional drainage systems. It’s not surprising that this home, built and designed with water at centre of mind, received international acclaim for ideas on how to recycle the element. DECEMBER 2018/JANUARY 2019

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FROM LOCAL TO GLOBAL VANCOUVER’S HERSCHEL SUPPLY CO.’S EVOLUTION TAKES IT TO 70 COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD

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Ƨ Ʋ ƹ Ư ƴ ƭ  ƚ Ǝ ơ ƾ ƺ ƭ Ǝ  Ǝ ƍ ơ Ƹ Ɗ Ǝ ƍ Ʋ Ũ Ƹ door, a roaring jet, captured on a floor-to-ceiling video, takes off to parts unknown. Faceless travellers disguised as sculptures throughout the store appear to be frozen in activity, like the

CHVGTOCVJQH2QORGKK6TQRKECNDKTFECNNUĆ’NNVJGCKTDGEMQPKPIEQPUWOGTU to expansive sliding glass windows overlooking the North Shore mountains and giving the illusion of standing on the balcony of a cruise ship. The implicit message of Herschel Supply’s new 5,000-square-foot Gastown store and designated North American flagship is “get out there and explore and do it with style.â€? “We wanted the space to be the ultimate destination to showcase our products and culture and I think it’s a testament to how much we care about detail,â€? explains co-founder and managing director, Lyndon Cormack. “We always look for locations in cities where both tourists and locals unite.â€? The effusive Cormack is one half of a sibling partnership: this business was started with his brother Jaimie nearly ten years ago. The brand takes its moniker from the rural town of Herschel, Saskatchewan where three past generations of Cormacks grew up, although the two brothers were

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ABOVE AND RIGHT: HERSCHEL’S SENSORYSTIMULATING GASTOWN STORE INTERIOR

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“We decided really early to keep the reins tight on a

both brothers cut their chops working for lifestyle brands:

lifestyle brand that we think is fun, entertaining and inspira-

Lyndon for skateboarding shoe company Vans and Jaimie

tional,� says Cormack. “From day one Jamie and I wanted

for K2 Sports in Washington State.

to be famous for something. There are so many brands out

Their design for a retro-style backpack with a rounded

there that do a lot of things but our preference was, how do

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we become known for one thing? We knew that if we had

mid-price affordable, no frills and hipster cool.

that as our anchor we could build from there.�

Today, Herschel has 45 franchised stores and product

Designed by Vancouver’s Omer Arbel, the store inte-

distribution points that operate globally in 70 countries

grates art, architecture and technology as the backdrop

in Europe, Asia, South America and Mexico. Media has

from which to explore the product lines. “I’ve always been

described the brand as a global phenomenon.

so inspired by Omer’s architectural lighting at BOCCI, and

“When we started the company in 2009 it was with our own cash, so we just plugged away and did everything our-

“We wanted a sort of New York apartment vibe with brick

a large staff we divide our responsibilities – Jaimie on the

that looks like it’s been painted 500 times, where people

production and distribution side and me in marketing and

have come and gone. It’s a heritage building with very strict

online sales – but we’re very collaborative with everything.�

rules about altering interiors, but we love the juxtaposition of

But do the brothers, living just a few blocks away from

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“Well, we agree a lot more than we disagree,� laughs Cormack. “But there’s no candy-coating so it can be tough.

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tiful story,� Cormack says.

selves,� reminisces Cormack from the new space. “Now, with

one another in Deep Cove, ever not see eye-to-eye?

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his whole take on how interesting concepts can tell a beau-

old and new like the original tin ceilings and wood flooring.� Design-driven even applies to the cashier’s desk in the centre of the store. Composed of wildly overgrown bleached coral, it is sculpted aluminum created by Arbel.

But ultimately our goals are the same. There’s no ego com-

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petition here. What we do share are our marketing voices

projects a parallel universe of colourful products while two

and by that I mean what kinds of stories we want to tell

pink and grey marble change rooms seem almost spa-like

with our products.�

in their layout.


Synonymous with travel gear and accessories, Herschel has recently moved into hard- and soft-shell travel luggage, the latter with built-in USB charging ports. Fabrics are always vintage-inspired, but with a contemporary twist. The duo loves working with fabric companies like the legendary Liberty of London and Hoffman California Fabrics in Los Angeles. Hoffman brought a retro-surf vibe in neon colours to Herschel’s duffel bags, wallets, hats and outerwear for several 2018 collections. Hoffman’s abstract florals continue into winter 2018/2019. Corduroy makes a fashion re-visit this year with Herschel Supply translating the look into backpacks and waist bags. They’ve also collaborated with Disney, Coca Cola, Japanese brand Beauty & Youth, and recently with Hudson’s Bay, as well as the NBA and Major League Baseball branding. 2019 marks the 10th anniversary for Herschel. The brand story began as a railtown start-up, and while

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it has evolved into a globally-recognized brand, the road wasn’t easy. “You know when we started, nobody knew who we were – we could barely get a call back from manufacVWTGTUĹŹ %QTOCEM EQPĆ’FGU ĹŤ0QY YG CTG YGNEQOGF =UQ? + guess we’ve proven ourselves.â€?

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THE ELEVATED HOLIDAY TABLE

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HERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT the winter season that compels us to stay in and entertain at home. When hosting a dinner party, you likely spend a lot of time planning your meal, but it’s also important to think about how you want it presented. Just a bit of extra effort can take your table from every day to elegant. Here are some tips to help you get started. > 5614; | TRISHA ISABEY 2*161)4#2*; | TREVOR COOPER

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LIKE TO START WITH A THEME: Do you want something traditional, glamorous, rustic, or

modern? That decision can lead to a colour scheme. White can be very elegant, especially when punctuated with silver or gold. For more drama, opt for black with pops of red.

TABLEWARE The key to a beautiful setting is in the layers. Start with a charger or service plate under the dinner plate. An investment piece yes, but one that can elevate the table décor. Glass, metal, porcelain, and wood are all great options. Next, add in the dinner plate, salad plate, and if you are serving a soup, a bowl. These pieces don’t all have to be from the same set. I like to mix and match, adding more visual appeal.


LINENS If you opt for a tablecloth, be sure you get the right size. You need to add between nine and 18 inches per side for the drop. White is classic, but patterns can be equally beautiful. A basic rule is if you have patterned dinnerware, stick to a plain tablecloth. Sometimes less is more. Placemats are another great option, and an opportunity to bring in some colour or pattern. Cloth napkins are a lovely, more formal touch. If you go this route you can use napkin rings or get creative: I like to use a simple wide ribbon with a sprig of rosemary. Add in a place card for a touch of formality.

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FOOD AND WINE Whatever the menu, ensure you have great platters and bowls to present it in. Garnishes can go a long way: A simple sprinkling of parsley on mashed potatoes gives the dish a more elevated look. Fresh herbs, kale and harvest fruits also make for beautiful adornments. And we can’t forget the wine! I like to decant my red into a crystal decanter. For your white wine, consider adding a wine chiller – a standing piece adds a little drama. Setting an elegant table is all about pre-planning. If you the day before. I am a big believer in enjoying the meal with my guests so I like to have as much done as I can before they arrive. Then I can sit back and enjoy the amazing room, ambiance and meal with friends. Happy Holidays!

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ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH CONCORD GRAPES AND PINE NUTS

6 oz

Brussels sprouts, halved

20 g

Concord grapes, pickled (see below)

20 g

canola oil

10 g

parsley leaves, whole

3g

pine nuts, roasted

1g

sherry vinegar

Preheat the oven to 450° F. Heat a pan and place brussels sprouts face down, season with salt, then add a thin layer of oil. Once the sprouts turn light golden brown, place in oven. Cook until the stem is tender. You are trying to achieve a dark golden brown colour. Wilt parsley, strain excess oil and transfer to a stainless steel bowl. Add sherry vinegar and grapes to the bowl, toss to combine. Place on plate and garnish with pine nuts.

300 g

white wine vinegar

200 g

water

100 g

sugar

1g

bay leaves

10 g

black peppercorns, toasted

5g

coriander seeds

10 g

salt

20 g

Concord grapes

Place all ingredients into a pot and bring it up to a boil. Transfer pickling liquid into a heat-proof container and chill on ice immediately. Once cool, strain spices and aromatics. Cover concord grapes with cooled pickling liquid for minimum 12 hours before using.

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THE EV ERA: FROM THE PRESENT PANAMERA TO THE FUTURISTIC TAYCAN

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changing rapidly thanks to increasing

from consumers who didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t quite understand what a

interest in hybrids and electric vehicles.

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SECOND

years faced an interesting shift in con-

GENERATION

sumer taste, you can only imagine the unprecedented level of changes coming ahead as the automotive industry moves into a new revolution. Toyota pioneered the â&#x20AC;&#x153;greenâ&#x20AC;? trend with the Prius hybrids, and Tesla moved that needle even higher with all-electric vehicles. And Porsche â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the maker of high-performance vehicles that everyone dreams about â&#x20AC;&#x201C; is moving in that direction with the upcoming Taycan electric car. But until EVs become mainstream, regular hybrids

four-door Porsche truly stood for, and frankly the styling was unique but considered somewhat awkward. That all changed with the second generation

PANAMERA

Panamera â&#x20AC;&#x201C; now considered by many to be the most

IS NOW

fashionable and trendy sports sedan on the market.

CONSIDERED

The new Panamera received rave reviews, from the

BY MANY TO BE THE MOST FASHIONABLE AND TRENDY

public and the critics alike, thanks to its amazing dynamics and superb chassis. The new Panamera was Ć&#x2019;PCNN[UGGPCUCĹŤVTWGHQWTFQQT2QTUEJGĹŹ In 2018 Porsche upped the ante by offering the

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most technology-laden Panamera ever: the Panamera

SEDAN ON

E-Hybrid. Available in a number of trims and in two body

THE MARKET.â&#x20AC;?

styles â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the standard silhouette and the very European

and plug-in hybrids are still the best solution. Porsche

Sport Turismo â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the E-Hybrid delivers mind-boggling

understands this well, so the company introduced

performance and a long list of advanced features at the

the advanced plug-in hybrid version of the Panamera

upper end of the price spectrum.

model to cater to consumers who are still torn

The E-Hybrid brings a performance character to an

between combustion engine cars and EV models. With

otherwise conservative market consisting of competi-

the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, you really get the best of

tors such as the BMW 7-Series hybrid, Lexus LS 500h,

both worlds.

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PERFORMANCE THE CURVY LINES AND 911-LIKE SILHOUETTE MAKE THE PANAMERA STAND OUT AMONG SEA OF CONSERVATIVE SEDANS, AND THE CAR IS INSTANTANEOUSLY RECOGNIZED AS A PORSCHE.

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a total output of 680 horsepower and 626 lb-ft of torque that are ready to

luxury sedans in the world, so the E-Hybrid version simply carries that

smash some acceleration records.

leading-edge design into the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) territory. The curvy

Starting up the Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid is a quiet experience,

lines and 911-like silhouette make the Panamera stand out among sea

as the vehicle will always start in the silent, electric-only mode. Driving

of conservative sedans, and the car is instantaneously recognized as a

the E-Hybrid is a sensational experience, thanks to tremendous power

Porsche. The Sports Turismo model, which is like a modern interpreta-

delivery and steering feel that is best in the industry. The vehicle tracks

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straight and always lets you know what the roads are doing underneath â&#x20AC;&#x201C;

good looks. The Panamera Sports Turismo may easily be the best-look-

this road feedback is a critical part of any performance car and Porsche

ing wagon-like vehicle on the market today.

does it best. When entering curvy roads, the Panamera simply stiffens

The interior design is futuristic, trendy, and lives up to the Porsche moniker in terms of quality and craftmanship. Minute stitching details,

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its stance and provides a feeling of â&#x20AC;&#x153;car on rail tracks.â&#x20AC;? This is the closest thing to a four-door 911.

soft leather, real wood, high-quality plastics and various metals come

The electric battery can run the Panamera alone for up to 50 kilo-

together to give a solid and luxurious feel that is sure to impress. The

metres at speeds of up to 140km/hr. Recharging the battery takes

touch panel interface needs some getting used to, but overall itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s better

approximately two and a half hours with an optional quick charger, or

than other iterations from BMW or Mercedes.

three and a half hours with the standard charger. Unlike older rear-wheel

It would seem that to dive into the many options of the Panamera 4

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Opt for the turbo models and the power is even more impressive, with

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drive hybrid models, all Panamera E-Hybrids are all-wheel drive.

E-Hybrid would take up the size of an entire novel, but here are the basics:

The 2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid is a luxury sedan that

there are two engine choices, to which three trim levels for each are

drives like a true Porsche, and provides a unique experience that is hard

available. The Panamera 4 E-Hybrid comes in the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid

to match by its competitors. It is no small accomplishment to deliver

Executive, Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo, Panamera Turbo S

Porsche performance and beautiful design while delivering state-of-the-

E-Hybrid, Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Executive, and the Panamera Turbo

art, plug-in hybrid features.

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they will be able to meet consumer demand.

is electric when it comes to cars and Porsche

arrived to attend a Porsche

For all fans of the brand, the Taycan will have

workshop on electric vehicles

everything you want when it comes to Porsche

Marc Ouayoun, president and CEO of

(EVs) in Germany, I knew we were in for quite the

sports-car DNA with a clean, puristic design. The

Porsche Canada, along with his counterparts

ride. Porsche fans have been speculating about

Taycan will clock in at 600 horsepower with an

overseas, is pumped (excuse the pun) about the

the brand’s foray into the EV market for some

electric range projected at about 500 kilome-

release of the Taycan. He has had the chance to

time and I had a feeling that catching a

tres. Porsche promises it will be speedy at the

drive the vehicle and says it is much like sitting

glimpse of the new Porsche Taycan was top of

charging station, taking less than 20 minutes

in a 911, with the low centre of gravity making

the secret itinerary.

with a high-speed charger. Although no exact

it very sporty, and he says the instant torque of

Visiting the Porsche Development Centre

price is available at this time, it will land some-

the electric engine will not disappoint.

in Weissach is every car aficionado’s dream.

where between the Cayman and the Panamera.

The Vancouver market makes up nearly 20

We got all the specs and details of the Taycan

We were guided to a production line of pro-

per cent of national hybrid sales in Canada, and

EV, currently in production. Formerly known

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that number is projected to grow. Now all we

as Mission E, the Taycan, which loosely trans-

to see Porsche’s vision of EVs being assembled

need are more charging stations in the Lower

lates as “lively young horse” pays homage

at their bespoke production platform up close

Mainland so consumers can adapt. Ouayoun

to the Porsche logo, and it is expected to be

and in person was an unforgettable experience.

says that Porsche is working on that, as well as

released in 2020, barring any delays in pro-

The expertise and passion for this vehicle is

making home-based charging more feasible, so

duction. And the Porsche brass is confident

palpable for everyone at the facility. The future

stay tuned!

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