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strategist, brand ambassador and royal
rently the anchor of CTV’s etalk and Your Morning. They married
recently took the stage at Fleur Luxury
Mulroney cut her teeth on two family businesses: her father,
Wedding Show & Forum at Vancouver’s JW Parq Marriott to
Stephen Brownstein’s clothing manufacturing company and
discuss bridal trends, there was one question on everyone’s
her cousin’s Browns Shoes empire. She was also an ambitious
mind: What was Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding
entrepreneur, partnering with her sister Elizabeth to bring in the
Italian luxury lingerie lines, La Perla and Cosabella to Canada,
“The royal wedding was beautiful, but it was just like any
MARGARITA MENARD, BEAUTIFUL LIFE STUDIOS
Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney’s son Ben, who is cur-
both in demand by many brides-to-be.
other wedding – one of your best friends gets married to the
“I had just had my third child, Ivy, when I got a call from
person they love – it just happened to be on a way bigger scale
Bonnie Brooks, who was then the CEO of the Hudson’s Bay Co.,”
with a lot of people watching,” Mulroney relates.
But the most talked-about televised nuptials of 2018
“They had just licensed a brand from Manhattan called
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Kleinfeld Bridal (their showroom was the backdrop for TLC’s
is rumoured to have been the royals’ wedding planner, she
popular reality show, Say Yes to the Dress), and the challenge
remains adamant about not divulging any personal details per-
of launching and building a brand from scratch here was really
taining to the Duchess of Sussex.
interesting to me. I was thrown into the bridal world, did lots of
Poised and chicly attired, Mulroney is no stranger to celebrity. Growing up in Montreal she was a school friend of former
research and I just loved it.” Mulroney has been PR Director of Kleinfeld Bridal at HBC since 2014.
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Harry, to Sophie Gregoire Trudeau in a Sentaler coat, to dresses by Lucian Matis and jackets by Smythe, to styling looks for Shania Twain from the Canadian label, Greta Constantine. â€œWorking with real women answering real fashion questions is my absolute favourite,â€? Mulroney admits. Her newest incarnation as bridal and fashion contributor to ABC Televisionâ€™s Good Morning America with host Robin Roberts allows her to do just that. â€œI was so proud to be able to take what Iâ€™ve done up here at home, south of the border on Good Morning America,â€? says Mulroney. â€œThey try to ABOVE: THIS IMAGE ORIGINALLY APPEARED IN BEYOND FASHION MAGAZINE RIGHT: JESSICA WITH HUSBAND BEN MULRONEY FOR THE SHOEBOX PROJECT
get me on about twice a month and I usually fly into New York a day-anda-half before my segment to ensure that we have everything we need. The models are properly prepped and I can be as prepared as possible. One thing that has pleasantly surprised me is how eager they are to let me celebrate Canadian designers. It has been my stated goal for years to help members of our incredibly creative fashion industry gain as much
stars aligned when she met Meghan Markle in 2016 when the latter was
Both Jessica and Ben Mulroney have long been involved with the
shooting the series Suits for Netflix. They bonded over their shared love of
charity, The Shoebox Project, an idea created by Jessicaâ€™s mother
that summer and the couple were besieged by paparazzi, the Mulroneys
and delivered to womenâ€™s shelters across Canada and the United States.
offered their home as a quiet sanctuary.
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â€œYou know, Ben and I live by a pretty simple code: you are not your
pageboys assigned to carry Markleâ€™s exquisite 16-foot floral-embroidered
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may view certain aspects of them as fun, high-flying or glamorous, but
Ivy was a flower girl.
the fact is, we are a couple who love each other and who want nothing
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more than to work hard, help others and then come home every night to our children.â€? â€œI think living that truth is the easiest way to let your kids know that the truest happiness comes from friends, family and doing good for others.â€?
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MUCH ADO ABOUT THE BARD ARTISTIC DIRECTOR CHRISTOPHER GAZE REFLECTS ON 30 YEARS OF RISK-TAKING PERFORMANCES
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acclaimed artistic director Christopher Gaze is waxing poetic about the 30th anniversary of Bard on the Beach with British tone and tenor worthy of the Shakespearean stage. Gaze is surrounded by a lifetime of theatrical ephem-
era, autographed photographs, and an uncanny look-alike ventriloquist’s dummy perched on the corner of his desk. In the late ’80s, the former Stratford Festival and Shaw Festival actor had envisioned a niche in Vancouver for Shakespearean theatre in one open-ended red-and-white-striped tent in Vanier Park with views of English Bay. “We premiered in 1990 with a risky, barn-burning production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream with a cast of 27, and 6,000 theatre-goers attended,” Twenty-nine years later, amid multiple stages and a sprawling tented village, Bard celebrated a record-breaking 108,000 attendees at the conclusion of the 2018 season which included visits by Amanda Seyfried of Mamma Mia! fame and Downton Abbey’s Elizabeth McGovern. And Gaze, at 67, is still taking his signature artistic risks. If you’re a Shakespeare purist, you might have missed the spectacular
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in the BMO Mainstage Tent, directed by Daryl Cloran, set in a wrestling ring in ’60s Vancouver, featuring 25 songs by the Beatles per-
“I’VE ALWAYS MAINTAINED THAT IF YOU’RE GOING TO PUT ON A PLAY IN A CONCEPTUALIZED WAY, THAT’S OKAY AS LONG AS IT MAKES SENSE TO THE AUDIENCE.” — CHRISTOPHER GAZE
the original Jacobean openair production mounted in 1607 at the Globe theatre in London. “As I’ve grown as an artistic director and
formed by a live band and
programmer, and by the
sung by the cast.
way, as someone originally
As bizarre as that may sound, the production was so over-
steeped in tradition, I’ve been inspired by productions around
whelmingly popular with sold-out performances, that it was held
the world,” says Gaze, who received the Order of British
over past the usual season’s closing and “may, with backing, be
Columbia in 2012.
headed to Broadway, so stay tuned,” Gaze hints.
LEFT: BARD ON THE BEACH ARTISTIC DIRECTOR CHRISTOPHER GAZE ABOVE: THE SPRAWLING TENTED VILLAGE IN VANIER PARK THAT HOUSES THE SHAKESPEAREAN FESTIVAL
“I’ve always maintained that if you’re going to put on a play
However, like all smart impresarios, Gaze is in the busi-
in a conceptualized way, that’s okay as long as it makes sense
ness of offering something for everyone while still challenging
to the audience,” he says. “I think audiences have learned to trust
audiences. Traditionalists flocked to Macbeth directed by Chris
us, in that even if we set a play in another time period, it will
Abraham, which opened last year’s season and starred Ben
be innovative and clear. But, like turning a ship in a big ocean, it
Carlson as Macbeth and Moya O’Connell as Lady Macbeth. It
takes time. But audiences always come around and look forward
was a powerful classical production that took inspiration from
to what the next season will bring.”
adaptation of As You Like It
ABOVE: A RAUCOUS BOXING RING SPAR SCENE FROM THE STAGE ADAPTION OF AS YOU LIKE IT
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workshops developed by our director of education, Mary
running June 5 to September 21, is bringing back the
Hartman who makes it really fun,â€? says Gaze. â€œDuring
hilarious 2007 production of Miles Potterâ€™s The Taming
the summer we offer our Young Shakespeareans camps
RI WKH 6KUHZ, set in the Wild West and inspired by Italian
and workshops in which professional actors work with
children and teens through voice coaching, movement and
â€œItâ€™s playing in repertory on the mainstage with the
dialogue. Bursary programs are also available for those
Elizabethan-era romantic comedy, Shakespeare In Love
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thatâ€™s based on that delightful screenplay by Tom Stoppard,â€?
truly accessible for everyone â€“ itâ€™s not an elite thing by
Gaze explains. â€œOn the Howard Family Stage, Coriolanus, a
Bard premiere, is a political tragedy that still rings true in
Gaze has done hundreds of voice-overs for cartoon
modern day. Shakespeareâ€™s Allâ€™s Well That Ends Well is set
shows over the past 20 years so when he goes into
in India surrounding the 1947 partition. It will have fantas-
schools and introduces himself in character voices from
tic traditional music, dance and costumes, but itâ€™s not a
My Little Pony, the Emmy Award-winning Madeline series,
Bollywood production,â€? he emphasizes.
and from Bionicles, Spider-Man Unlimited, Ninja-Turtles and
Educating young people in the community about Shakespeare and how relevant he remains today, has
Beast Machines, kids often start screaming and clapping in recognition.
always been part of Gazeâ€™s vision. â€œWe bring his texts to
â€œAnd thatâ€™s how I grab their attention,â€? Gaze admits.
life through Bard In The Classrooms with the marvelous
â€œVoice-overs are extremely lucrative as you know and
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LEFT: FROM BARDâ€™S ALLâ€™S WELL THAT ENDS WELL, SET IN INDIA SURROUNDING THE 1947 PARTITION
thatâ€™s how I put my own kids through university,â€? laughs the grandfather of 10 from two blended families. Aspiring adult thespians can join Bard For Life in weekly workshops taught by professional actors at the BMO Theatre Centre, also home of The Arts Club Theatre Company. Throughout the year, Gaze hosts numerous Bard fundraisers, including the annual black-tie Bacchanalia Gala Dinner + Auction as part of Vancouverâ€™s International Wine Festival. And Vancouver Symphony Orchestra goers have attended the Tea & Trumpets Series hosted by Gaze for over 25 years. Bard also sets the stage for opera concerts and the annual â€œBard-B-Qâ€? during the Celebration of Light Ć’TGYQTMUEQORGVKVKQPU â€œFor me this journey â€“ to stay in Vancouver and build $CTFĹ¤JCUTGCNN[DGGPO[NKHGĹ¨UXQECVKQPĹŹEQPĆ’FGU)C\G â€œAnd, I have no intention of stopping anytime soon.â€? APRIL/MAY 2019
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TIME TO SHINE The brightest galas in the city by the VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation, the Vancouver Canucks For Kids and the Pink Shirt Day campaign
1 Westbank’s Judy Leung led this year’s
ballroom to celebrate with the team.
The 2019 Time to Shine Gala proved to
unprecedented $5.36 million Time to
Now in its 33rd year, Canuck Nation
be sparkly, as the extraordinary evening
displayed their team spirit, providing
of philanthropy netted the VGH and UBC
2 Donald and Julia Leung sparkplugged
a raucous welcome for the young
Hospital Foundation a record-setting
the night of giving with a $1 million gift
squad, led by rookie sensation Elias
$5.36 million. Created four years ago
to VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation’s
Petterson. In return, the players dressed
to mark the Chinese New Year and
Future of Surgery Campaign.
to impress for the posh party, kibitzing
to support VGH and UBC, the event
Following successful surgeries at
with guests while overseeing a number
has quickly become a leading date on the Lunar social calendar. Steered by a power-house committee led by Westbank’s Judy Leung, more than 450 philanthropists and health-care leaders contributed to the record-setting night. Donald’s Fine Foods’ Donald Leung,
VGH last year, developer Bob Lee, along with his wife Lily paid it forward with a $1 million donation. 4 Barbara Grantham, President & CEO, VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, and board chair Christina Anthony were all smiles following the night of giving.
along with UBC Properties Trust’s Bob
of casino-style games before the dinner and auction. Three bucket-list live-auction packages, along with a call-out for cash would contribute to a $500,000 effort for the Canucks for Kids Fund, which donates funds to charities that support children’s health and wellness, foster the
Lee showed the way, each donating $1
development of grassroots hockey,
million to the hospital’s Future of Surgery
The Vancouver Canucks squad once
and facilitate and encourage education
Campaign. “Every year we are humbled
again dropped the gloves and helmed
in the province. The Canucks Autism
by the generosity of our community, and
the casino tables for the club’s annual
Network, Canuck Place Children’s
this year was no exception,” says Barbara
Dice and Ice Gala, an off-ice Canucks
Hospice, and BC Children’s Hospital
Grantham, President and CEO, VGH and
Foundation were among this year’s
UBC Hospital Foundation.
Vancouver. Fans packed the downtown
5 Surrey Stingray’s Mitchell Bryant along
being bullied for wearing a pink shirt to
Kids Fund Pink Shirt Day Luncheon.
with his mom Stacy, sister Taylor and dad
school, Pink Shirt Day is now recognized
11 Pretty-in-pink attendees Veronica
Gary enjoyed some quality time with their
across Canada. This year’s “Be Kind”
Bailey, Chella Levesque and Christie
favourite hockey team.
message to encourage everyone to think
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that convened to support anti-bullying
and centre man Bo Horvat kibitzed with
resonated with attendees at the annual
initiatives in B.C.
fans at the team’s signature soiree.
noon-hour luau held at the Blue Water
12 CKNW Kids Fund board chair Wally
BC Children’s Hospital patient family
Café. Chaired by Joey Restaurant’s Britt
Oppal thanked Megan Bakonyi, Laurie Rix
Rachel, Kevin and Colton Hasebe
Innes and Collective X’s Tania Richards,
and Jill Krop for their generous support to
thanked fans and the Canucks for Kids
the event drew a capacity crowd
“pink it forward.”
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and Social Media Awareness advocate Nick Chernoff, and generate $100,000 for CKNW’s Kids Fund to support youth anti-bullying programs throughout Western Canada.
9 Britt Innes and Tania Richards fronted
Cyberbullying was the focus of the
the $100,000 Pink Shirt Day Luncheon at
2019 Pink Shirt Day campaign and
Blue Water Café.
luncheon. Started by two Nova Scotia
Safe Schools and Social Media
students who decided to take action
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after witnessing a younger student
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AN ECO-MINDED AND OCEAN-INSPIRED OASIS
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BELOW AND RIGHT: FROM THE SOAKER TUB IN THE MARBLE-TILED BATHROOM, TO THE PATIO-FACING HALL, TO THE BAR IN THE MAIN ROOM, THE INTERIOR VIEWS IN THIS HOME RIVAL THE SPECTACULAR OUTDOOR VIEWS
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added, “We used rounded timber to modernize and create a cleaner look; in general, we wanted an open, clean look with large entertaining spaces. The entire home is really designed to be the perfect entertaining space.” As with any major renovation, the Marine home was not without its challenges – the construction of the outdoor entertaining pool area became a test of ingenuity, as access to the rear of the property was limited, coupled with VJGFKHƒEWNVKGUQHFGXGNQROGPVQPCUQNKFTQEMHCEG$WKNFKPI materials often had to be brought to the site on narrow pathways by wheelbarrow, making this project a labour of love. “In general it’s always a challenge taking an older space LIVINGMAG.CA
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THE WIZARD OF WOODWORK JUDSON BEAUMONT BRINGS HOUSEHOLD OBJECTS TO LIFE
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in North Vancouver, becoming an artist was not on his radar. The baby of the family, in the late â€™70s a long-haired, 19-year-old Beaumont was the youngest kid still living at home, perfectly content delivering pizzas for a living and having fun. His father saw artistic potential in his son, and, in an attempt to steer him on a course, insisted
that Beaumont attend art school. But Beaumont didnâ€™t want to go, and remembers that he practically had to be dragged to the Capilano College campus to sign up for classes. LIVINGMAG.CA
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Escorted by his father into the building, Judson reminisces that they knocked on a door in a hallway full of classrooms. 9JGPKVQRGPGF$GCWOQPVĹ¨UĆ’TUVINKORUGQHVJGCTVYQTNFYCUQHCHGOCNGOQFGNUGCVGFKPVJGOKFFNGQHVJGTQQORQUKPIHQT a nude portrait. She turned to look at him and winked. Beaumont thought, â€œOK. Iâ€™ll give this art school thing a try.â€?
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â€œI HIT A PLATEAU WHEN MY FURNITURE CAME TO LIFE. I THOUGHT THAT WAS PRETTY COOL.â€? â€” JUDSON BEAUMONT
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arrived, the 100-year-old buildingâ€™s windows were all boarded up, and there was no heat.
The pioneer tenant at 1000 Parker Street Studios in East Vancouver, which now houses over 120 artists, Beaumont is still there six days a week, his sprawling 3,400-square-foot studio alive with active projects on workbenches, all custom orders from international clients, in various forms of incarnation, and all with an aura reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland. The building full of sculptors and furniture designers feels like a community â€“ and the artists still sometimes borrow each othersâ€™ tools. APRIL/MAY 2019
"Thatâ€™s a big part of me surviving so long â€“ being in a building full of creative people,â€? Beaumont says. Beaumont named his business
pencil to paper.â€? The â€œLittle Black Dresserâ€? is still
are characterized by everything but
one of Beaumontâ€™s best sellers, as is
the â€œSullivanâ€? grandfather clock, named
Beginning his artistic path with
after a client from Texas with a tall order
paintings, Beaumont always â€œstuck
chunks of woodâ€? on them, and he
daughters all bought what Beaumont
remembers that he â€œcouldnâ€™t paint flat."
calls the â€œgranddaughterâ€? clocks.
He tried sculpture next, and then took
Focused on the present and future,
that concept into the woodwork shop.
Beaumont has introduced his wall-
â€œnormal thingsâ€? during the days, and at
mounted â€œSurfboardâ€? cabinets as part of his Spring 2019 line.
night would work on whimsical ideas.
The live-edge, west-coast design
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is inspired by the Beach Boys era â€“
top, and whimsical as everything â€œwavy,
the â€™60s. Beaumont kept drawing
melting, and exploding with personality.â€?
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Inspired by iconic animated movies
out how to make them into functional
like Roger Rabbit and Toontown, Beaumont began to emulate the theme of furniture coming to life.
pieces of furniture. The cabinets can be used as shelving space for almost anything,
"I had to go keep going back to the
but Beaumont imagines them as wine
theatre to watch â€“ I noticed the build-
and whiskey cabinets for free-spirited
ings were swaying, and the windows
had eyes, the mouth was a door, and
Also for Spring 2019, the tree-ring
there was something about that. So I
stools, cut hollow with LED lights lit
started curving the shapes of my furni-
from within are an homage to outdoor
ture,â€? he relates.
get-togethers. The bright colours are
Beaumont laments being labelled a
inspired by the colour stains the noto-
childrenâ€™s furniture designer early in his
rious pine beetles leave on tree rings in
career, but admits his pride at design-
British Columbiaâ€™s forests.
ing childrenâ€™s play areas for Disney, and
While Beaumont still gets orders
that the â€œ24-carrotâ€? car he built for his
for his signature â€œLittle Black Dressersâ€?
son, complete with hydraulic brakes
and â€œSullivan Clocks,â€? heâ€™d rather put
and rack-and-pinion steering, won an
his focus on future endeavours. â€œWhen I get a call from a client, Iâ€™m
Elements mall in Hong Kong did
convincing them that they donâ€™t want
a public art installation where kids
another Sullivan Clock â€“ I say, â€™you
want a brand new piece.â€™ I donâ€™t want
Beaumontâ€™s furniture designs. â€œI hit a plateau when my furniture came to life. I thought that was pretty cool,â€? Beaumont says.
to re-do anything. You wouldnâ€™t ask a painter to paint the same picture over again,â€? Beaumont says. â€œI just want to keep pushing the
His favourite, and most challeng-
limits. Iâ€™m always curious about what
ing design was the â€œBoom Cabinet,â€?
hasnâ€™t been done, about what could
with virtually exploding drawers that
be done.â€? APRIL/MAY 2019
award at the Kitsilano race car derby. KYLE HUININK, MIKE WAKEFIELD AND STRAIGHT LINE DESIGNS
ers,â€? Beaumont remembers. â€œIt was all
cheek moniker, as most of his creations
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BELOW: JUDSON BEAUMONT AT HIS EAST VANCOUVER STUDIO
storage spaces. "That was all done before comput-
Straight Line Designs, a tongue-in-
LEFT: FROM THE SPRING 2019 LINE: BEAUMONTâ€™S SURFBOARD CABINETS ARE LIVE-EDGE, WESTCOAST DESIGN, INSPIRED BY THE BEACH BOYS
are, remarkably, still functional as
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TAKING LIFE BY THE REINS
NOEL ASMAR: THE INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED, VANCOUVER-BASED NICHE DESIGNER YOU MAY NOT HAVE HEARD OF
PHOTOS CANDACE MEYER, COURTESY NOEL ASMAR
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LEFT: NOEL ASMAR AT HER LANGLEY, B.C. STABLES ABOVE: THE BOARDROOM OF THE NOEL ASMAR GROUP DISPLAYS THE COMPANYâ€™S ACTIVEWEAR
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here being focused more on yoga and snowboarding.
standing on style, Vancouver is an
Even more noteworthy is that Asmar is a self-made
undisputed fashion leader when it
businesswoman in the seemingly blue-blooded world
comes to technical athleisure and
of the equestrian set.
activewear. Rugged mountain peaks,
Asmar desperately wanted a horse as a young
sea air and the much-vaunted west coast lifestyle have
girl. But for the daughter of a single mother from the
been invaluable as incubators for globally acclaimed
Prairies and a Lebanese immigrant father, money
brands such as Lululemon, Arcâ€™teryx and RYU. And
was tight. Eventually, her mother was able to afford
that, in turn, has had a profound effect on the looks on
an Arab-Quarter Horse cross, named Madonna, but
the catwalks of the worldâ€™s great fashion capitals.
wasnâ€™t able to pay the cost of full board. Undeterred,
Noel Asmar certainly doesnâ€™t have the mainstream
Noel marshaled the work ethic that would underpin
cachet of, say, Lululemonâ€™s Chip Wilson, but if youâ€™re
and guide her throughout her career, and, in order to
part of the international equestrian community, the
make ends meet, took on full-time care responsibilities
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for Madonna. â€œI had to go feed my horse in the morning,
thanks to her eponymous equestrian apparel line.
break the ice, do the stalls on my way to school and
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had to do the same thing on the way back,â€? she remembers, adding with a laugh, â€œIt was awesome!â€?
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ABOVE: A KITCHEN DREAMS ARE MADE OF
PHOTOS CANDACE MEYER, COURTESY NOEL ASMAR
LEFT: AN OPEN SPACE FOR BOTH FAMILY GATHERING AND ENTERTAINING FRIENDS
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ABOVE: HORSES GRAZING OUTSIDE THE ASMAR RANCH, AND THE INTERIOR OF HER STABLES
Jake, and her husbandâ€™s Quarter Horse). Asmar will be expanding a third, more fashion-forward clothing line and continuing with her rebranded Noel Asmar Uniforms and Equestrian lines. But her pet project is to support other women entrepreneurs locally.
PHOTOS CANDACE MEYER, COURTESY NOEL ASMAR
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the city, further solidifying its position as an emerging international shopping destination. "We were observing Vancouver for a while, and we saw all the ingredients â€“ luxury hotels, quality diamonds, high-end tourism, so it was all there,â€? Chopard co-president Karl-Friedrich Scheufele told Vancouver Living at the Georgia Street-located boutique shortly after it opened. The iconic brand had eyed the Vancouver market from a holistic perspective â€“ and both the massive international tourist footprint and the burgeoning local luxury retail consumer market had beckoned. Chopard, one of the worldâ€™s most iconic jewelry brands, has over 15 subsidiaries around the world, and nearly 900 points of sale. %JQRCTFJCUQWVĆ’VVGFVQRTGFECTRGVUVTQNNKPIEGNGDTKVKGUCRRGCTKPI at the Cannes Film festival and TIFF, and the jewels they are adorned â€œWe always prepare a â€™red carpetâ€™ collection â€“ the pieces are made LIVINGMAG.CA
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“WE ARE ONE OF THE FEW COMPANIES THAT CAN DESIGN, BASICALLY FROM THE FOUNDRY OF GOLD ALL THE WAY THROUGH THE DESIGN PROCESS AND PRODUCTION – WE MASTER THE WHOLE THING.” — KARL-FRIEDRICH SCHEUFELE
assembly of some watches can take weeks to a month. There are many stages involved." Chopard is a family-run, family-owned company. Scheufele has been strategic in co-managing operations with his sister Caroline for over 30 years, hereditary appointments bestowed after their father took over Chopard in 1963. “We are one of the few companies that can design, basically from the foundry of gold all the way through the
design process and production – we master the whole
thing. We have about 35 different craftsman working in the company.” Scheufele added that the behind the curtain component of the workshop is “amazing.” Scheufele, while acknowledging the purpose of the APRIL/MAY 2019
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ries and emotion. â€œFor Chopard, what is important is encapsulated in the new slogan: The Artisans of Emotion.â€? â€œItâ€™s not about the amount of watches [we make]. Itâ€™s about the quality, the tradition,â€? Scheufele said. â€œWhat
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AUTOSTRADA: A ROAD LESS TRAVELLED
EXPLORING REGIONAL ITALIAN CUISINE ON THE HIGHWAY TO FOODIE HEAVEN
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of downtown Vancouverâ€™s newer additions and it emerged from the roots of former incarnation Cinara to offer Vancouver a glimpse into authentic Italian cuisine, but without the self-congratulatory fanfare that is too often associated with the moniker â€œauthentic.â€? Chef/owner Lucais Syme and co-owner/front-of-house wizard Dustin Dockendorf have built, in the second location of the Mount Pleasant phenomenon Autostrada, a precisely tuned but eminently approachable osteria in which the details that separate good food from extraordinary HQQFYKNNIQNCTIGN[WPPQVKEGFD[VJGGENGEVKEFKPKPIUGVVJCVĆ’NNUVJKUTQQO
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which to experience the various regional styles of
Italian cuisine. From Piedmont-inspired Vitello Tonnato (beautifully pink slices of lean shaved veal with prepared tuna and capers) to creamy burrata from Puglia, from hearty Bolognese Tagliatelle to Strozzapreti, the duck and anchovy APRIL/MAY 2019
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is an exercise in approachable excellence. From my experiences of this new room so far, I can report that on this particular Italian highway, one is just as likely to encounter a humble Fiat as a glimmering new Maserati. The standard wine list, a thoughtful handful of food friendly pairings, describes wines by nose, taste and
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character rather than by name, making the selections accessible to all, while a more extensive, predominantly Italian list is available on demand for the brand savvy. Patrons here will feel a sense of welcoming extended to them whether they order a bowl of pasta and a glass of wine while reading a book at the bar, or whether they are treating out-of-town clients to a 39-ounce Bisteca Fiorentina, served family style, paired with a bottle of Tignanello. While it may still be a road less travelled, I
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suspect that the Autostrada concept represents a viable blueprint for the future of dining in Vancouver, a young city that craves this exceptionally rare marriage of high-end standards and everyday comfort.
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WHISTLERâ€™S ENCHANTED FOREST VALLEA LUMINA IS MUCH MORE THAN JUST A WALK IN THE WOODS 5614; | AMANDA STUTT 2*161)4#2*; | MOMENT FACTORY
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ABOVE LEFT: ACT ONE: VISITORS ENTER THE ENCHANTED FOREST IN SEARCH OF LOST HIKERS LEONARD AND GLORIA CENTRE: THE BRIDGE BETWEEN VALLEA LUMINAâ€™S ACT ONE AND ACT TWO
RIGHT: LOST HIKERS LEONARD AND GLORIA ARE FOUND SINGING AND DANCING UNDER THE LEGENDARY GOLDEN SPRUCE TREE
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Whistler, a jewel in the well-laden crown of B.C.â€™s
renowned tourist destinations, has captured the spirit of
TAG founder Joey Houssian did, and teamed with Moment Factory to bring the fantasy to fruition. â€œThe blueprint for Vallea Lumina is the idea that there is magic in the forest, [and that] a child realizes there is spirituality in nature,â€? said Houssian.
magical dreams with its newest nature-adventure excursion.
Houssian grew up discovering the wildness that sur-
Vallea Lumina, unveiled last summer, is the product of a
rounds Vancouver and Whistler, and connecting with nature
visionary collaboration between popular Whistler tour oper-
was his inspiration for the project, which came together
ator The Adventure Group (TAG) and the Moment Factory,
serendipitously on a tight production cycle.
a multimedia studio specializing in the conception and production of sensory-immersive environments. Moment Factoryâ€™s founders were the original executives of Cirque de Soleil, and their internationally themed
The result is a full sensory performance played out in two acts: Act One has a ranger in the forest looking for two lost hikers â€“ grandfather and granddaughter â€œLeonard and Gloria.â€?
entertainment installations include Aura at the famed
Notre Dame Basilica in Montreal, Foresta Lumina, also in
very human, and you make your way into the hidden valley,
Quebec, Rainforest Lumina in Singapore and Island Lumina
which is Vallea Lumina, and in that valley is where the
whole colour temperature of the show changes, and things
Every Lumina night walk has a completely original theme, and each story tells the history of the land.
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become magic,â€? Houssian said. Paramount to the multimedia narrative is the impor-
The Whistler night walkâ€™s story starts at the edge of
tance of salmon to the forest ecosystem, the Great Bear
the mountains where legends say there is a hidden valley
rainforest in particular. The transition from Act One to Act
Two has visitors crossing a bridge showered with a laser
optic that has to be experienced to be understood, with talking trees (a light installation worthy of a Hollywood nod) that would leave any child overwhelmed with wonder and magic, brought to life with technology. â€œThereâ€™s a cool relationship between people having a completely natural, non-mechanized walk through the forest, and all this technology â€“ the magic is we tried to not show it,â€? Houssian said. The climax is the projection of the famed Golden Spruce tree, which pays homage to a legend from the Haida Gwaii, and where Leonard and Gloria are found, dancing. The Vallea Lumina experience is not to be underestimated when it comes to invoking an emotional reaction. With the summer 2018 breakout season a success, the 2019 season will be focused on enhancing the visual and audio elements of the show and modifying and upgrading the YCNMKPIVTCKNVQOCMGYC[HQTITGCVGTHQQVVTCHĆ’E Houssian said the next phase is working with inspired LIVINGMAG.CA
KFGCUVQETGCVGVJGĆ’TUVUPQY[YKPVGT.WOKPCCPFKHCNNIQGU according to plan, it will be open for Christmas 2019. â€œWeâ€™re testing effects, itâ€™s the same show, but enhanced, both from an infrastructure and a creative perspective,â€? Houssian said. â€œWeâ€™ll keep the theme of the magical valley, but change the story.â€? APRIL/MAY 2019
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ON THE PATH TO AN ALL-ELECTRIC FUTURE: THE JAGUAR I-PACE ELECTRIC SUV
N 5614; | TONY WHITNEY
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been tough to imagine traditionalist British automaker Jaguar producing any kind of SUV. But Jaguar has eschewed tradition, and entered the market with several ultra-modern models, the latest of which is the I-Pace bat-
tery electric crossover.
Like many rivals, Jaguar is planning on an all-electric future, so
the I-Pace is just the start. Of course, SUVs have more or less â€œsavedâ€? several luxury vehicle producers, some of which wouldnâ€™t be around today if theyâ€™d stuck steadfastly to sedans and sports cars. The I-Pace is a dedicated EV, not a hybrid, solidifying the companyâ€™s stance on the path to the future. While Jaguar could easily have based the I-Pace on one of its existing SUVs, the company opted to give the EV bodywork of its own. Like Jaguar sedans and sports cars, the I-Pace is constructed from strong, lightweight aluminium, which helps to optimize available power. The sleek look might well have been created to make the EV an even more solid competitor for the Tesla Model X, which costs a fair
amount more than the Jaguar. The I-Pace sets new standards in the Í¤HOGRIOX[XU\689VDQGLVDVDHVWKHWLFDOO\SOHDVLQJDQGFDSDEOHDV any rival out there, existing or planned. It has been described as a Í¤YHVHDWHUVSRUWVFDUZLWKSOHQW\RIMXVWLÍ¤FDWLRQ
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Using a quick-charge supply, 80 per cent of
2019 Automobile Journalists Association of Canada
charge can be achieved in around 40 minutes. Home
(AJAC) Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year award
charging is an overnight job. Battery technology con-
against intensive competition.
tinues to improve as more EVs are sold and 500 km
I-Pace as a Jaguar with its black honeycomb grille
THE JAGUAR I-PACE ELECTRIC SUV WON THE COVETED 2019 AJAC UTILITY VEHICLE OF THE YEAR AWARD. PICTURED: FRONT AND BACK INTERIORS AND CENTRE CONSOLE
should be in reach very soon by vehicles of comparable size and design.
and Jaguar-head badge at its centre. The vehicle
In the cabin, the I-Pace offers all the luxury
has a passing resemblance to its F-Pace and E-Pace
touches buyers of the make desire. Naturally,
siblings but it has a sportier, more hunkered-down
the interior features numerous infotainment and
look about it.
communications systems, all of which add up to
Itâ€™s a sleek, performance-oriented product and it
a vehicle thatâ€™s very easy to live with day-to-day.
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Firsts for Jaguar include dual-touch screens on the
in the 4.5-second range. It may not be the kind of
dash, one of which is a 10-inch unit. Apple CarPlay
product Jaguar founder Sir William Lyons had in
and Android Auto are included as standard, as is
mind when he penned the famous â€œGrace, Space
Software-Over-the-Air (SOTA) which allows owners
and Paceâ€? slogan, but it delivers on all those counts.
to wirelessly update vehicle systems. Jaguar is offer-
The I-Pace is designed and engineered in the UK and
ing various trim levels initially, though all have the
built in Austria.
Like other electric vehicles, the I-Pace has a fas-
With the I-Paceâ€™s impressive performance,
cinating technological spec sheet. Twin concentric
lengthy range, good looks and luxury features,
electric motors offer a combined 394 horsepower,
Jaguar believes it has created the most desirable EV
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on the market. The luxury performance EV segment
the excellent torque such power sources generate.
promises to heat up quickly with rivals from Porsche,
All models have all-wheel drive. A 90-kWh battery
Mercedes-Benz, Audi and even Cadillac all under
provides a very worthwhile range of 394 kilometres,
development. Right now though, itâ€™s the I-Pace thatâ€™s
which should ease the â€œrange anxietyâ€? problems so
setting the class standard and the models they are
worrying to EV owners.
going to have to match.
Itâ€™s easy to recognize the aluminium-bodied
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LYNDA STEELEâ€™S RAISON Dâ€™ĂŠTREÂ INSIDE THE CKNW HOSTâ€™S YALETOWN HERITAGE LOFT
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slow things down at home. To create an escape from the chaotic newsroom, the award-winning host of â€œThe Lynda Steele Showâ€? recently gave her Yaletown heritage loft a calming yet chic makeover.
(of information!) for 10 hours straight. So it is essential to have a personal space at
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home that is peaceful and welcoming, a private oasis. I love the loft concept and wanted to celebrate the history of my building, but I also realized it needed a fresh, OQFGTPHCEGNKHV$[TGVCKPKPIVJGQNFDTKEMCPFĆ’TDGCOUCPFCFFKPIFTQRRGFFQYP EGKNKPI GNGOGPVU VQ ETGCVG FTCOCVKE NKIJVKPI QWT FGUKIPGT CVÇĄ OCKUQP FĹ¨Č?VTGÇĄ FKF C masterful job of mixing old elements with new. The brick, combined with stylized NKIJVKPIIKXGUVJGCTVQPO[YCNNUCICNNGT[CGUVJGVKE6JGĆ’TGRNCEGYCUCTGCNEJCNlenge! With no gas line on that side of the suite and limited electrical wiring, we used a
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