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AT HOME WITH CTV’S

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Editor’s Message

Design & Architecture

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A PARKING SPOT IN THE SKY

We travel to Miami for the opening of Porsche’s Design Tower

SUMMER DAYS

First and Foremost

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FIONA’S FINDS

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LAY OF THE LAND

Fiona Forbes shares her fashion, beauty and décor desires

Why Vancouver loves landscape architect Paul Sangha

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SUMMER TO-DOS

Feature Home

What’s filling our social calendar this season

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THE HEART HOUSE

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INFLUENCER

AG Hair founder Lotte Davis empowers girls through One Girl Can

We spend a sunny spring day at Tamara Taggart’s East Vancouver abode

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GET THE LOOK

Channel Tamara’s relaxed-luxe décor

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ON THE TOWN WITH FRED LEE

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WORLD BEATS

From throw pillows, to lighting to sandals, designers are all about natural materials and beading this season

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Fashion

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CANADA’S HOTTEST FASHION TALENT

Five designers to watch

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Home

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TRENDS ON TAP

Accessorize your kitchen with these jewelry-like taps and faucets

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PATIO PLAY

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Tasting Room

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UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN

Giardino’s restaurant revival

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RECIPE | INSALATA DI BURRATA

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MULLY’S CHOICE

Terry David Mulligan’s patio wine picks

Travel

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GLAM IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS

Erin Cebula spends a weekend at the Sunshine Coast’s Rockwater Secret Cove Resort

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CLAIRE NEWELL’S ULTIMATE GLAMPING ACCESSORIES

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MARINE SCENE

Why you should moor your boat in the San Juan Islands this summer

On the Cover TAMARA WEARS AN ERDEM DRESS FROM THE ROOM AT HUDSON’S BAY. PHOTOGRAPHER | JANIS NICOLAY

Boating

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ONE HOT YACHT

Power, beauty and grace define Sea Ray’s L650 Fly

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JILLIAN HARRIS

The Love It or List It star shares the top spot in her Vancouver pied-à-terre

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CORRECTION |

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SUMMER DAYS W e l c o m e t o V a n c o u V e r Lu x u r y L i V i n g ’ s “Take It Outside,” issue where we are celebrating the fact that we all made it unscathed through that long, rainy spring weather. The upside to all that pesky precipitation? Vancouver is looking pretty lush and lovely and we know you’re all ready to get out there and enjoy it! We are so excited to have CTV’s Tamara Taggart gracing our cover and giving you a little tour inside her beautiful home. Aside from her exquisite taste, the first thing you’ll learn about the 6 o’clock news anchor is that family comes first. With three kids, two cats and a giant dog, her house is the type of home where one is made to feel welcome the minute they step through the door. We also have Terry David Mulligan dishing on one of my favourite restaurants in the city, Giardino (it has seriously got the best patio in town), by the affable Umberto Menghi, plus TDM’s must-have, warm-weather vinos. Claire Newell shares her summer “glamping” tips, Bianca Solterbeck spills on Love It Or List It’s Jillian Harris’ favourite room, and style maven Lisa Tant profiles the Canadian fashion designers to watch. You’ll meet our influencer, Lotte Davis, the force behind AG Hair Group, whose passion lies in empowering girls through education in sub-Saharan Africa. We’ll

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Cebula, and going for a weekend cruise to the beautiful marina at Washington’s

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Roche Harbor. And, because we know you all want to take it outside in the summer time, we’re giving you some great ideas on how to deck out your patio. So get those barbecues lit, and let’s celebrate summer Canadian-style… after all, it’s our 150th birthday, eh?

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STEVEN SCHELLING ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN Writer and fashion stylist Steven Schelling spent most of his childhood playing dress-up in his mother’s fabulous closets (yes, plural). Now he does it for a living. A contributor to many local and national publications, Steven is also a sought-after fashion and design expert on local radio and television programs. When not on set or interviewing the industry’s best and brightest, Steven can be found walking the seawall with his beagle, Bertram Wilburforce Woofster (Bertie), or on the couch rewatching Katharine Hepburn movies. @stevenink1

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GILLIAN SEGAL HOME After earning her interior design certification and working with some of Vancouver’s top designers, Gillian started her eponymous design firm where she quickly became known for her modern eclectic esthetic. In 2016, Gillian’s work was recognized by Western Living Magazine's Designer of the Year Awards. Her work has also been published in Style At Home, Western Living Magazine, My Domaine and Rue Magazine. Her projects and insights can also be found on marthastewart.com where Gillian is a contributing writer. @gilliansegaldesigns

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ERIN CEBULA TRAVEL Erin Cebula has been a fixture on Canadian TV since landing the coveted role of Community/Arts Host for B.C.’s #1 station in 2000. Her compassionate approach to entertainment reporting has graced the likes of Vancouver talk show Urban Rush, Canucks Pay-Per-View and HGTV Canada’s feel-good hit Makeover Wish. Erin is currently the West Coast Correspondent for Entertainment Tonight Canada, an advocate for the BCSPCA, the proud spokesperson for BC Children’s Hospital and an intrepid world traveller. @celebula

REBECCA KEILLOR HOME A writer from New Zealand, Rebecca Keillor has been based in Vancouver for the past 10 years, writing for publications like The Globe and Mail, The New York Observer, Adbusters, the Toronto Star and Azure magazine. Since 2014 she has written a weekly design column for the Vancouver Sun and Postmedia Network. Rebecca has lived in London, Dublin, Cairo and New York and has been lucky enough to write about the things she loves most: her sisters, parents, daughters, husband, books, film, paintings, funny people and nice looking things. @rebeccakeillor

LISA MACFARLANE BOATING You may know Lisa Mac from her car reviews in the Vancouver Sun, The Province and on Global News. The auto journalist has another keen interest: boating. “I’ve obviously got a thing for transportation,” she says, “especially if it floats.” In this issue she provides a weekend itinerary in Roche Harbor, the picturesque marina-resort on San Juan Island, Wash.


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FIRST AND FOREMOST

FIONA’S FINDS WHAT OUR EDITOR-IN-CHIEF IS COVETING THIS SEASON.

1 SUMMER HIGHLIGHTS: This season, I’ll be bronzing, slimming, sculpting, shortening,

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trimming and highlighting my features (yes, it does all that) before hitting the red carpets with Charlotte Tilbury’s Filmstar Bronze & Glow, a blend of pearl and pigment. $80 at Holt Renfrew, charlottetilbury.com

2 PITCHER PERFECT: Ideal for holding sangria or spiked lemonade, this handcrafted, mouth-blown glass Basic Jug from Lsa International will be adding a punch of colour to my summer barbecues and parties. $60 at Atkinson’s of Vancouver, atkinsonsofvancouver.com

3 LUX LOUNGER: If you need to find me, I’ll be on permanent vacation in this Saga Armless Sofa from

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Roche Bobois. Perfect for nestling in and relaxing by the pool or the deck on those dreamy, warm summer days. Price upon request at Roche Bobois, roche-bobois.com

4 BAR NONE: Form, function (and fun) all in one 4

place make the Natural Oak Corridor Bar the perfect terrace accessory. Everything tucks away nicely behind its louvered doors and the top is fingerprint-

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resistant matte glass so you can mix margaritas poolside without worry. Price available upon request at Inspiration Furniture, inspirationfurniture.ca

5 ITALIAN AFFAIR: When the clouds part, I’ll be zigzagging my way down to Kits beach in this classic halter neck Missoni monokini, with sexy side ties, in the design house’s signature print. $851 at missoni.com

6 INTO THE BLUE: With their round frames, cool copper double bridge and blue mirrored lenses, these LIVINGMAG.CA

Bronte Sub Mat Black sunglasses are a trendy way

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to protect my eyes in the summer sun. Bonus: $5 from the sale of every pair supports the Cause We Care Foundation helping single mothers and their

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children in Greater Vancouver. $125 at C4 Eyewear, c4eyewear.com

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SUMMER TO-DOS THREE THINGS TO ADD TO YOUR SOCIAL CALENDAR THIS SEASON.

Set off for a luxury wilderness experience, including fishing, spa-ing and bear watching, at the paradise that is Sonora Resort. Located in B.C.’s cluster of Discovery Islands, the retreat has received the coveted Relais & Châteaux designation. sonoraresort.com

This Father’s Day, book Dad a spot on Butiq Escapes’ BC Beer Tour by Seaplane, where a Cessna Caravan will whisk him off to some of the best $5,000 for up to six people, butiqescapes.com

Prepare to don your best summer

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JONATHAN EVANS, COURTESY BUTIQ ESCAPES, ROBIN O’NEILL

pub stops, brewery tours and foodie spots around B.C.

whites this August for an elegant picnic dinner with 6,000 Vancouverites at the sixth annual Dîner en Blanc Vancouver. Tickets available starting early July at vancouver.dinerenblanc.info/register

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FIRST AND FOREMOST

INFLUENCER: LOTTE DAVIS AG HAIR’S FOUNDER EMPOWERS WOMEN THROUGH GOOD HAIR—AND EDUCATION.

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founded AG Hair along with her husband, John, in a North Vancouver basement back

in 1989, the goal was to give women confidence and empowerment—in a bottle. Nineteen years and two beautiful children later, the compassionate redhead is still committed to helping women reach their potential, only now it’s by providing women in sub-Saharan Africa with access to schooling. Having grown up in South Africa during the

apartheid era and witnessing the mistreatment and submission of women firsthand, Lotte was inspired in 2008 to found One Girl Can, a charity that raises funds to provide formal education to some of the 70 per cent of the women in the area who go without it, to help them escape the cycle of poverty. Fast-forward to 2017 and Lotte’s work has paid off. Through the organization, she has raised more than $3.4 million for the cause, has built five schools in sub-Saharan Africa and has 196 girls on full scholarships in university and secondary school, many of them on the path to becoming science and math professionals. The support in Vancouver has been overwhelming. Case in point: a silent auction on April 13 raised a record-breaking $306,000, 100 per cent of which will go towards building science labs at a girls’ school in Kenya, and will fund 36 new university scholarships for girls. While Lotte spends a large portion of her time travelling in Africa to raise awareness of her charity and to meet the women and girls whose lives the organization has impacted, she is also still focusing on developing her hair care business, whose

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SAYS LOTTE, “ATTITUDES TOWARDS THE ROLE OF WOMEN IN AFRICA WILL CHANGE ONLY WHEN GIRLS BECOME DOCTORS, SOFTWARE PROGRAMMERS AND CIVIL ENGINEERS. BY PROVIDING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES TO THE SCHOOLS, WE GIVE GIRLS A CHANCE TO MOVE A NATION FORWARD AND BEGIN DISMANTLING POVERTY.”

In July AG will release its Natural line formulated with over 98 per cent plant-based ingredients, including apple cider vinegar. And, of course, a portion of the proceeds from every bottle sold will support building schools in Africa. Because that’s how Lotte rolls. Learn more at onegirlcan.com, aghair.com —Lise Boullard

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HOT NIGHTS! From a night in Monaco

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to the Daffodil Ball, this season's top parties pump up the volume of dollars raised for those in need.

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VAriety – the chilDren’s chArity’s one

jcc sPorts Dinner: Howie Long, Fox Sports

cAnADiAn cAncer society’s DAffoDil bAll:

night in MonAco gAlA: For 50-plus years,

analyst and pro football Hall of Famer, was

In its 21-year history, the Daffodil Ball has

Variety – The Children’s Charity has ensured

the special guest and keynote at the Jewish

raised an impressive $15.6 million for the fight

children with special needs in B.C. have the

Community Centre’s 24th JCC Sports Dinner.

against cancer. This year’s gathering once

support to reach their potential. Wanting to

Fronted by JCC president Michelle Pollock

again had all the ingredients for a memorable

increase its profile to the next generation of

and executive director Eldad Goldfarb and

night. The 2017 edition focused on raising

leaders and philanthropists, the firm recently

gala chairmen James Dyson and Mike

funds for metastatic cancer, cancer that

partnered with The Social Concierge for its

Averbach, party spirits were high as sports

spreads from the primary site to other parts of

inaugural One Night in Monte Carlo benefit.

fans piled into the Hyatt Regency Hotel

the body. Led by Carly Monahan and Jennifer

Staged at the Pinnacle Harbourfront Hotel,

ballroom to hear from the TV personality,

Traub, the posh party drew 550 well-heeled

Smith Gallery of Canadian

the ballroom was transformed into one of the

all-American defensive lineman and Super

guests to the $550-a-plate dinner at the

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most famous casinos in the world: the Monte

Bowl champion. Fox threw up a priceless

Hotel Vancouver. Attendees helped fund four

Carlo in Monaco. A full house made the scene

trip to L.A. (to huddle up with Long and his

metastatic cancer researchers in Canada by

for a night of fun and games in support of

Fox NFL Sunday crew). The package scored

giving almost $1.5 million. 7 Gary Brown’s Silver

Variety’s Mobility Program, which covers a

a touchdown commanding a richly sum of

Wheaton firm sponsored the Cancer Society’s

Monet Gala

range of equipment from wheelchairs and

$40,000, contributing to a record-setting

signature soirée, co-chaired by Jennifer Traub.

Includes an exclusive preview

custom orthotics to fully adapted vans and

million dollar night for the community centre.

8 Eira Thomas modeled the $145,000 diamond

coaches. 1 The Social Concierge’s Tyson

4 James Dyson and Mike Averbach chaired the

pendant donated by Lucara Diamond CEO

Villeneuve and Lee Polychronopoulos. 2

gala. 5 Howie Long and the night’s emcee, local

William Lamb for the Daffodil Ball’s Dipping for

Partygoers Jessica Cavers and Sioned Seeley-

broadcaster Rob Fai. 6 Canada’s Man In Motion

Diamonds raffle. 9 Melita Segal, Goldcorp CEO

Cavers. 3 Maddie Clerides and Mary Zilba.

Rick Hansen and auctioneer Howard Blank.

David Garofalo and Christie King.

SOCIAL DIARIES Have an upcoming event to share with Fred? yvrflee@hotmail.com JUNE 4

Gordon Smith Luncheon Annual luncheon to fund Artists for Kids at the Gordon

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of the Claude Monet's Secret Garden summer exhibition. vanArtGallery.BC.ca

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FIRST AND FOREMOST White nickel-finish Maxhedron pendant. $18,550 at LightForm, lightform.ca

WORLD BEATS DESIGNERS ARE THINKING GLOBALLY THIS SUMMER WITH NATURAL MATERIALS AND BEADING SHOWING UP ON EVERYTHING FROM SANDALS TO LIGHT FIXTURES. —Lise Boullard

Thomas Sabo Glam & Soul Earrings. $239 at Thomas Sabo stores, thomassabo.com

Downey Accent Pillow. Price upon request at Jordan's Interiors, jordans.ca

Wallace Sewell Kente Crewell Pillow. $39 at West Elm, westelm.com

Brunello Cucinelli Choker in 925 Sterling Silver. $4,745 at Brunello Cucinelli, shop.brunellocucinelli.com/en-ca/

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Christian Louboutin Kaleikita Lace-Up Sandal. $1,575 at christianlouboutin.com

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CANADA’S HOTTEST

FASHION TALENT

Sid Neigum Draped Gold Velvet Gown. $1,295 at The Room and net-a-porter.com

AN ECLECTIC MIX of cultures, urban

spice and open-sky spirit add up to Canada’s global fashion

sensibility. Today’s generation of designers is capturing this

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unbridled expression to earn a place on the international stage.

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Sentaler Wrapped Coat with Ribbed Sleeves FW17. $1,295 at sentaler.ca

SID NEIGUM: THE ARTIST Hailing from a small town in Alberta, Sid Neigum quickly made an artistic mark on the local fashion scene as he evolved his collection. Scooping up every Canadian fashion award along the way, Sid is now based in Toronto and juggles designing for the Vancouver Opera, creating bespoke automobile

BOJANA SENTALER: THE NEW CLASSIC With her distinctive coat designs snapped on global style-setters Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, The Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan Markle, Bojana Sentaler had an excellent 2016. While her seven-year-old company is already a favourite amongst Canadians for its signature ribbed sleeves and cosy Peruvian alpaca, Sentaler is poised to take off globally.

COURTESY BOJANA SENTALER, COURTESY SID NEIGUM

interiors for PFAFF Automotive, and showing his sculptural-influenced pieces in London and Paris.


UNTTLD: THE HIGH FASHION KINGS

GRETA CONSTANTINE: THE ESTABLISHMENT

Known for their masterful silhouettes with an

One of the country’s most beloved design duos,

audacious European flair, the Montreal-based

Toronto’s Kirk Pickersgill and Stephen Wong fêted

duo of José Manuel St-Jacques and Simon

their 10th anniversary with a runway show in Paris

Bélanger are destined for the global stage.

and new celebrity fans including Taraji P. Henson,

Founded in 2011 as UNTTLD (untitled), the

Olivia Wilde and Tatiana Maslany. Perfect timing to

pair has focused on a spare sense of luxury

rework their night-time jersey staples with a rock-

expressed through fine fabrics (gold sparkle and

and-roll edge in liquid floral and paisley brocades.

animal patterns for spring) and details (straps, lacing and transparency).

The UNTTLD Karnak dress and Ramses pant. $995 and $595 at unttld.ca

ANNA KOSTUROVA: THE SEXY CANADIAN While she may design under rainy skies, Vancouver’s Anna Kosturova is celebrated for her sunny crocheted swimwear and apparel, and silk resort wear. Handmade overseas by families Anna Kosturova Mesh Maxi Dress. $430 at annakosturova.com

of generations of artisans, Kosturova’s coveted pieces are then splashed in the pages of magazines around the world. JUNE/JULY 2017

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COURTESY UNTTLD, GEORGE PIMENTAL, COURTESY ANNA KOSTUROVA, AMANDA SKUSE, COURTESY GRETA CONSTANTINE, FELIX WONG

Greta Constantine Fall/Winter ‘17 runway collection. Retail collection available at Wardrobe Apparel Gastown, gretaconstantine.com

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A PARKING SPOT IN THE SKY

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WITH SKY GARAGES BUILT INTO EVERY CONDO UNIT AND THREE CAR ELEVATORS, MIAMI’S NEW PORSCHE DESIGN TOWER IS CHANGING THE WORLD’S SKYLINE.


WORDS | LISE BOULLARD, @liseboullard

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The air is balmy, the sky clear, and I’m gazing out the window while sitting in the red leather bucket seat of a white Porsche Panamera 2017, chatting with my very kind driver as he speeds along the palm treeLIVINGMAG.CA

lined I-95 Express. There’s no time to stop and check in to my room at South Beach’s Art Deco Delano Hotel, so I’ve come prepared in a cocktail dress, black sandals and sunnies, for the welcome party on the mezzanine of the shiny, black glass Porsche Design Tower.

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TOP & ABOVE: IN MOST UNITS, A GLASS WINDOW BETWEEN THE LIVING QUARTERS AND THE SKY GARAGE ALLOWS RESIDENTS TO ENJOY VIEWING THEIR VEHICLES FROM THE COMFORT OF THEIR HOMES. RIGHT: THE “DEZERVATOR" ACTS AS A STUNNING CENTREPIECE IN THE PORSCHE DESIGN TOWER LOBBY.

terrace overlooking Miami’s downtown skyline backed

by a coral pink sky, the world’s media, including journalists from Germany, Switzerland and New York, and executives from Dezer Development

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“THE BIG UNKNOWN IN THE DESIGN PROCESS WAS THE CAR ELEVATOR. NOBODY HAD EVER DONE (ANYTHING) LIKE THAT BEFORE.” – ROLAND HEILER

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With branded real estate becoming the development trend of the moment, (Dezer Development is working on the Residences by Armani/Casa tower adjacent to Miami’s Porsche Design, there is a

and Porsche Design Group, have gathered to celebrate the opening of one

Missoni Baia Tower and a Deepak Chopra branded Muse wellness tower

of the first towers in the world that allows residents to literally park their

going up in Miami), the recognized luxury name seemed like the perfect fit.

cars in their condo units.

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its form often becomes obvious.”

In a private tour of the tower, Roland Heiler, managing director of the

When Gil Dezer, a prominent real estate developer whose family

Porsche Design Studio, and Gil lead our Champagne-sipping media group

owns large portions of New York’s Chelsea neighbourhood, began to

through the state-of-the-art gym featuring fitness equipment designed by

envision the structure that would come equipped with three elevators

Milon, a spa with a Vichy spray room and a community room complete with

to sweep vehicles up 56 floors and potentially hold hundreds of vehicles

an auto racing simulation centre. Here, we are told that residents also have

in 132 units in the sky, he knew he would be met with resistance—

access to a wine storage cellar, a negative edge “Sunrise” pool, a private

from investors, from builders and architects—for this unconventional,

nightclub and a private restaurant.

James Bond-esque idea. So he knew he needed to approach an architectural firm that had as much vision, sophistication and design intelligence as the idea deserved. Enter Porsche Design. An extension of the Porsche vehicle brand, the studio creates apparel, from sunglasses to T-shirts to carry-on suitcases, using the core philosophy that, “if you analyze the function of an object, JUNE/JULY 2017

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ut the pièce de resistance in the 641-foot building, which all of us get to experience (with requisite James Bond theme song playing on the stereo deck) is the patented “Dezervator” three-car

elevator system. Seated in the back seat of a 2017 Porsche Cayenne in a window-encased elevator, our group is seamlessly whisked up 56 floors

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the Atlantic ocean through the tower’s glass partitions along the way. It’s hard to imagine that this exhilarating once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is just a regular part of the day for residents of the tower.

instilled confidence in the developer. The tower has attracted

buyers from South America, Europe, the U.S. and Canada who are generally

people “seeking a unique level of exclusivity,” explains Gil. Without the need

creating such a feature was no easy engineering feat. “The big unknown in

for valets, residents have the freedom to come and go without notice, a

the design process was the car elevator. Nobody had ever done (anything)

desirable scenario for celebrities, politicians and other folks looking for

like that before. Once we had a clear idea how (it) would integrate in the

next-level privacy.

says Roland.

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he condo units themselves, which range from one-bedrooms

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As one might imagine, with a typical car weighing about 5,000 pounds,

building’s structure, everything else was part of a normal creative process,”

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With this first tower providing a successful design template, Dezer and Porsche Design have plans for more similar structures, with construction of a 240-unit Porsche Design Tower starting in Frankfurt in 2018, and a third project in the works in Brazil.

to two-floor duplexes, to a $32 million penthouse suite, are equally

At the Saturday night party to celebrate the opening of the structure

impressive. Each one is equipped with Miele appliances, $7,000 Toto

on March 18, almost 1,000 of Miami’s who’s who gathered on the tower’s

toilets and terraces, almost all of which are adorned with private black-tile

breezy seaside pool deck to hear a speech by Gil—and take in a surprise

infinity swimming pools and outdoor kitchens. Floor-to-ceiling hurricane-

performance by Alicia Keys, a close friend of Gil’s who belted out three of

resistant windows provide jaw-dropping panoramic ocean, intracoastal or

her inspirational hits including “Empire State of Mind.” Her parting words,

city views. And don’t forget the view of your vehicle from the kitchen and

before sashaying off the stage under the starlit sky in a flowing orange

living room area. “While an architectural trend is to hide parking garages

gown? “I feel like this (tower) represents a dream come true, ‘Empire State

and make them appear like they don’t exist, Porsche Design Tower Miami’s

of Mind’ represents a dream come true … so to all you here tonight, may all

sky garage and state-of-the-art parking technology does the exact opposite,

your dreams come true.” Well said.

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he first thing you notice when you step across the threshold of Tamara Taggart’s house is that it’s truly a home. Nestled on a quiet, tree-lined street in

Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant neighbourhood, this 2005built, heritage-style house feels welcoming the moment you step inside. On the morning of our cover shoot, we are greeted by the confident news anchor, who is returning from taking her giant (and somewhat clumsy) airedale, George, for his morning walk around the block. With her perfect bone structure, blonde locks and deep-set brown eyes, she looks as beautiful without a stitch of makeup as she does every evening reporting alongside fellow CTV anchor Mike Killeen. AlsojoiningusareBroccoliandBrusselsSprout,thetwo lovable (and somewhat crazed) kittens who have recently

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Fame—is not home, but a few of his guitars are proudly displayed

in our house. Everything is white, which may seem crazy with three

in the light-filled living room. The couple’s three children—six-year-

kids, a dog and two cats, but everything can be bleached! White

old Poppy, eight-year-old Zoë and nine-year-old Beckett—are off at

sofa? We just bleach it! We keep lots of Tide pens on hand. With

school, so the usually bustling house is ours for a few quiet hours.

white paint you can just cover it up. The kids will remember living in a cosy home they (had) fun in.”

for her family the moment she stepped inside back in 2005. At the

When it comes to decorating, Tamara's style is fun, happy and

time, she was already the proud mom of one-year-old Beckett and

a bit whimsical. The home is a perfectly curated mishmash of

was eight months pregnant with Zoë. With four bedrooms upstairs,

baroque-style rugs, sofas and marble tables from The Cross Decor &

a front and backyard plus a completed basement, Tamara and

Design injected with antique finds like a powder blue velvet armchair

Dave thought it was the ideal dwelling for their expanding family.

from Spruce Collective, plus offbeat accents like a painting of Fast

What they loved most was the basement suite, which they

Times at Ridgemont High’s Jeff Spicoli. She just buys what she likes

envisioned as a possible future apartment for Beckett, who has

and makes it work. And that it does.

Down syndrome. The other pluses? The location, within walking

Tamara’s most prized possession—a painting of Dave and his

distance from grocery stores, restaurants, parks and a pool, in

mom Carol that Dave’s father, celebrated Canadian artist Robert

the colourful neighbourhood known for its small-town sense of

Genn, gave to Tamara the Christmas before Robert passed away

community in the heart of the city.

three years ago—hangs proudly in the living room. Robert’s art can

When asked what makes her house a home, without skipping a beat Tamara exclaims, “The people in it! I think nothing is precious

be found all over the house along with his daughter Sara’s paintings, who has also found her career as an artist and musician.

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Like many families, the kitchen is where the parents, kids (and pets) spend most of their time hanging out, cooking, doing art, reading, writing and, of course, eating. Tamara remodelled the space a year and a half ago, repurposing the cupboards by adding cabinet pulls from Restoration Hardware and a new island, which was custom-designed from The Cross Decor & Design. The fireplace was taken out and replaced with a big, comfy couch and armchair with a meticulously organized Stor-X Media wall housing books, chachkas and the TV, which is out of sight when not in use. Tamara’s favourite thing is to create memories for the

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TRENDS ON TAP FOUR NEW WAYS TO ADD LUXURY TO YOUR KITCHEN CLEANUP.

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I T C H E N T A P S A N D F A U C E T S received a lot of attention last year,

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Right now there is a big

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demand for kitchen taps

kitchen sinks are receiving the same sort of attention, so here’s a look at some

and faucets that allow

trending beauties in sink and tap design.

people to customize and — Rebecca Keillor, @rebeccakeillor

personalize their space, says Kohler Canada’s manager of marketing and communications, Donna Church. In response to this, Kohler has released its Artifacts line, which allows consumers to mix and match faucets and taps from the collection. The line is available at Kohler's new Vancouver showroom at Broadway and Fir Street. At Kohler,

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of the home is spilling over into kitchen taps

this trend, but it doesn’t end there. Large

and faucets, says Anna. "I would say that

sink designs, such as the exquisite range

metallics are stilll hot, gold is still hot, but

by New Mexico’s Stone Forest in opulent,

black is hotter. Matte black is definitely the

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LAY OF THE LAND WHETHER USING LUSH GREENERY, INDUSTRIAL STEEL OR CONCRETE, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT PAUL SANGHA MAKES

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neck pace on zoning permits for commercial developments. It CHILD IN THE

was a fertile training ground where he perfected his philosophy

PHILIPPINES,

of space as the realm of fluid movement and not as a static

Vancouver-based landscape architect Paul Sangha grew up in

concept: he envisions each project as a canvas, striving

a very urban environment, never giving much thought to the

to create an environment with the “fewest brush strokes”

flora that would mark his award-winning career. But it’s telling,

possible. Eventually, he worked his way up to partner while

perhaps, that some of his oldest and fondest memories are

establishing a personal style of deceptively simple spaces

of his grandfather tending to a planter in the front window

alive with art, green foliage plantings and trees for structure

of their home. After immigrating to Canada, he enrolled at

and architectural definition.

Burnaby Central Secondary School, where a drafting class planted the seed of his lifelong vocation.

After 13 years, he hung up his own shingle, founding the eponymous Paul Sangha Landscape Architecture in 1999.

“The teacher was an architect, so he (gave us) an assign-

Since then, the firm has won numerous awards for the stately

ment to design a house,” Paul remembers, on the phone from

gardens for heritage homes in Vancouver, refined parterres

his Mount Pleasant office. The final result was, arguably, Paul’s

for Okanagan wineries and green spaces in the semi-wilds of

first project: a modest garden-oriented bungalow inspired by the

Whistler. In addition, Paul and his team are sought after out-

esthetics of Frank Lloyd Wright. “He really opened up my eyes

side of B.C., with residential projects in the Bel Air, Beverly Hills

and I was inspired by his innovation,” Paul says.

and Thousand Oaks areas of Los Angeles and Pittsburg and

Having graduated a gold medalist of UBC’s Landscape Architecture Program, Paul took a position with West

rural Pennsylvania, as well as the master planning for a 175-acre eco-resort community on the Hawaiian island of Kauai.

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AS AN ANSWER TO THE FORESHORE EROSION CAUSED BY THE 2012 KING TIDES TO A VANCOUVER COUPLE'S OCEANFRONT PROPERTY, PAUL SANGHA'S FIRM DEVELOPED METAMORPHOUS, AN ABSTRACT CORTEN STEEL STRUCTURE INSPIRED BY SATURNA ISLAND'S SANDSTONE FORMATIONS. THE RESULT IS A STUNNING WAVE BARRIER—AND SAFE HABITAT FOR THRIVING FLORA AND FAUNA.

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AS A YOUNG

Vancouver-based Ron Rule Consultants, working at a break-

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LAYERS, TEXTURE, COLOUR, BALANCE, CREATIVITY, AND DISCIPLINE INFORMED PAUL SANGHA'S DESIGN OF THIS KERRISDALE PROPERTY.

In 2015, Paul won a prestigious Honor Award from the American Society of

Tatlow Park and Rodgers Creek in West Vancouver. “We’re re-naturalizing

Landscape Architects for Metamorphous, a stunning, 200-foot-long Corten

the water course,” he explains of the process that removes rivers from

steel sculpture and seawall integrated into the existing shoreline that

concrete culverts and re-establishes a foreshore of brackish water, along

protects a private home on Point Grey Road from rising tides.

with its distinctive flora and fauna.

Of course, for visionaries, a garden—no matter how large—is still too

But whether hiding a privacy fence or transforming a cement underpass

limiting. Paul has been focusing much of his abilities on rehabilitating or

into an ecologically viable waterway, Paul’s core philosophy of design

“daylighting” creeks where they meet the ocean, with redevelopments of

remains the same: “A good landscape looks like it’s always been there.”

THE FIVE HOTTEST LANDSCAPING TRENDS, ACCORDING TO PAUL SANGHA

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NATURAL MINIMAL

There is a movement towards limiting materials and plant varieties, whether they’re ornamental or native. The key is to contrast textures and seasonal plants so that they have greater year-round interest.

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LOSING THE LAWN

As water restrictions increase in frequency, there has been a trend towards replacing lawns with shade and moss gardens. Personally, these are the most beautiful gardens I have seen for their textures and subtle colours.

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Light is the paintbrush on a dark canvas, able to create shadows, textures, and patterns, particularly on shorter winter days. And LED is a major movement in all lighting, allowing the ability to illuminate where it was once almost impossible. THE EDIBLE GARDEN

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People are less sun-oriented than they used to be and want covered outdoor spaces. Sun protection can be as simple as an umbrella, or it could be a more involved construction such as a metal frame structure or a fully covered glass roof.

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UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN 44 YEARS AFTER OPENING HIS FIRST RESTAURANT, UMBERTO MENGHI STILL SERVES SOME OF THE BEST ITALIAN IN THE CITY, ON ONE OF

Tasting Room WITH TERRY

DAVID MULLIGAN

@terrydavidmulligan

THE MOST COVETED PATIOS TO BOOT.

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drop the name “Umberto” into a conversation, they can mean only one person: Umberto Menghi. Several generations have considered dining at Umberto’s restaurants

one of the highlights of their lives. Il Caminetto, Trattoria, Il Giardino, The Yellow House ... When Il Giardino closed in 2013 many felt it was the end of a great run. But little did they know Umberto had other plans: to open a new and even better Giardino just up the block on Hornby Street in 2015. “Being an Italian boy, we always York. If you’re in The Bronx you stay in The Bronx, generation after generation. So to me it was a sense of belonging. I grew up here ... I had

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ROM OCTOBER 7 TO 16,

Umberto invites guests to

experience Italy’s culinary landscape

my first restaurant on this street. I’m

through his eyes, on an all-inclusive,

talking about 44 years ago. So, I took

nine-day culinary cruise sailing through

a walk around the neighbourhood,

the ports of the Mediterranean, including

saw this location and thought ‘I need

Sardinia, Monte Carlo and Sicily. “I

to refresh myself.’”

started the cruises as a way to bring

Giardino carries guests through

loyal clients around Italy to areas that

a traditional Tuscan adventure by

aren’t part of the tourist trail. They get

serving up the bold and rich flavours

to meet my friends and family and enjoy

the Italian region is famous for. In

the food of the locals. With me, they

addition, the space echoes the beauty

are able to visit places they normally

of Tuscany, with warm earth colours

wouldn’t be able to go by themselves,”

and beautiful wooden beams that line

says Umberto. Enjoy butler service

the ceiling. The outdoor garden patio

and course-by-course ensuite dining,

features seasonal flowers, climbing

and sip on fine wines, Champagne and

vines and shrubs.

spirits, while soaking in the beauty of the

If you haven’t heard, Giardino TUSCAN TILES AND LUSH GREENERY ADORN GIARDINO'S COURTYARD TERRACE.

ITALIAN ESCAPE

has been a fabulous, well-earned

European landscape—and the warmth of Umberto’s charm.

success. It’s Italian dining at a

For rates and availability, visit

very high level made by chefs who

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pastry, soups or salad, served to a clientele that’s been with Umberto for generations. “They celebrated their birthdays, their marriages and for some their divorces, and now their kids became our second generation,” Umberto explains. “If

INSALATA DI BURRATA

people from Vancouver have grown up eating in

CREAMY BURRATA, CARPACCIO OF ZUCCHINI, BABY ARUGULA AND POMEGRANATE MAKE THIS A GIARDINO TERRACE STAPLE.

our restaurants.”

Serves 2

I had (set up Giardino) somewhere other than this street I would have been forgotten. A lot of

Born in Tuscany, Umberto was in his early teens when he trained as a chef in a hotel school

INGREDIENTS

in Rome, then London and Paris. He moved to

5 oz. burrata cheese, three to four pieces

Canada in 1967, and headed west in 1969. To

Handful of fresh baby arugula, washed

his surprise and shock he discovered nothing

2 to 4 cherry tomatoes (orange and red),

that looked or tasted like Italian food. And now?

sliced in half

“I think Vancouver is a great destination, not just

1 tbsp pomegranate seeds

for Italian but for many other types of restaurants

Half a zucchini, sliced paper thin

and cultures. The choice is unbelievable. From

1 lemon, juiced

Chinese to French to Italian to East Indian. Then

2 tbsp Domenica Fiore Organic

there’s the small mom and pop rooms. That’s

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

what makes the city come alive. That’s what

Balsamic vinegar

makes the neighbourhoods. Sometimes you

Salt and pepper to taste

choose to live in a part of the city because there’s great restaurants around,” he says. I asked Umberto what the key is to surviving

METHOD Wash the fresh baby arugula. Select about

for so long in a very tough business. He says,

10 leaves. Set aside. In a bowl, marinate

“Commitment and passion. You’ll need them both

the lemon juice with the thinly sliced

because there will be many times when you’ll

zucchini for about five to 10 minutes.

ask yourself, ‘What the hell did I do this for?’

Arrange about five slices of the zucchini

You have to understand the customer, change

on a round plate. Next, place the four

with the times without taking away what you

pieces of burrata cheese, followed by

really like. If you do it to see your name in the

the cherry tomatoes, baby arugula and

paper or you’re just passing through, you’ll

pomegranate seeds. Drizzle with olive oil

never make it.”

and balsamic vinegar as desired. Salt and

When I recently sat down to go over

pepper to taste. Enjoy!

Giardino’s menu choices for lunch and dinner, it was like going to an all-star game and deciding who your favourite player is. Trust the man and his team. Have a seat, preferably on the patio, this

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the menu and get lost in Tuscany. Here’s one last piece of info: when Umberto was a young man and his mother sent him off to school, she would give him a kiss and run her hands through his hair to make sure it was in place. On her fingers was olive oil as a blessing. The man truly is blessed. JUNE/JULY 2017

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summer. Take in the room, the buzz and then open


MULLY’S CHOICE: THREE PATIO WINES WHAT TO SIP THIS SUMMER.

I

’ve alWays had a problem with the term “patio wine.” I think it sells really good wines very short. I won’t make a federal case out of this but most of the winemakers I talk to agree with my opinion.

Having said that, let’s recommend some patio wines. Domaine Lafage Miraflors Rosé 2015: raspberry

medium body, juicy and a beautiful drink. A plus is that the bottle is handsome with a glass stopper. A blend of Grenache Gris and Mourvèdre. Ninety points in The Wine Advocate! That’s some patio wine. $29 at Broadway Wine Shop.

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I could also recommend a dozen Sauvignon Blancs. Lots to choose from but I have to start somewhere so why not Naramata Bench’s Lake Breeze? Named Canada’s Best Small Winery and Best Winery in B.C. by the National Wine Awards of Canada in 2016. The 2014 Semillon was awarded the top scoring Platinum medal by the organization as well. Leading the charge is their 2016 Sauvignon Blanc (800 cases produced at $22 each). A midpoint between green and tropical/ herbs and lemon-lime. Clean through and through. Very popular. When they sell out, a fine second choice is their Pinot Blanc (2,000 cases/$19). At Everything Wine in North Vancouver, shop.lakebreeze.ca/store My third recommendation comes from Bob and Senka Tennant’s Terravista Vineyards on the Naramata Bench. Their Viognier is wicked good. But it’s the Fandango and Figaro that make the cut. Fandango is a blend of Albarino/Verdejo (550 cases/$25). Figaro is Roussanne/Viognier (400 cases/$25). Bob claims it’s a winter white. You decide. Here’s the deal: if you’re not sure of the Spanish whites, don’t worry. Trust the winemakers. Both wines are

Bene. FYI, when both wines sell out—halfway through summer—switch to Terravista’s Viognier. It’s only $19. At Swirl Wines Store in Yaletown, Village VQA Wines in Kitsilano, terravistavineyards.com.

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WORDS | ERIN CEBULA, @celebula

SETTLE IN |

WHEN “GLAMPING” officially entered the

cultural lexicon around 2007, high maintenance holidayers around the world rejoiced! Finally, the hospitality world was offering up getaways with access to nature, fresh air and the soothing sound of rain on your tent without all that schlepping. By definition, glamping is camping that offers resort-style services (and marriage-saving amenities). Rockwater Secret Cove Resort, open year-round on B.C.’s Sunshine Coast, has taken this concept and given it a sexy, West Coast spin. Nestled into stunning Secret Cove, Rockwater feels like three resorts in one. You have The Lodge, with its traditional 16-room motel-style layout, newly renovated dining lounge, and ocean view pool and patio. Then there are The Cabins. These rustic, throwback cottages were originally designed for salty dogs (or the occasional folk goddess). Yes, the one and only Joni Mitchell

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stayed in cabin 11 for months while her Sunshine Coast home was under renovation. But it is what’s behind door number three, or rather along a 1,500-foot cliffside boardwalk, that will prompt you to pack away that mildew-scented sleeping bag for good. The Rainforest Suites are the work of Vancouver-based designer Lucille Fares, who designed the 16-by-24 foot safaristyle, luxury tents to enhance—not compete with—the natural environment. The tents are accessed by a 1,500-foot elevated cedar walkway that looks a lot like the upscale version of an

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LEFT: A RAINFALL SHOWER, SOAKER TUB, FIREPLACE, HEATED FLOORS AND SLIPPERS AWAIT GUESTS IN THEIR TENTHOUSE SUITE. RIGHT: OVERLOOKING THE OCEAN, THE TENTHOUSE SUITE FEATURES A SECLUDED DECK IDEAL FOR CANDLELIGHT DINNERS.


GLAM IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS

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Ewok village. It’s unclear whether a fictitious mammaloid would actually appreciate a Jacuzzi tub, fireplace or heated floors, but I know I sure do. The six-minute trek from the parking lot to my cliffside oasis leads me through towering Douglas fir and abundant rust-coloured arbutus. A bald eagle offers up a shrill welcome and my nostrils sting (in a good way) from the fresh smells of the sea. I can feel the city stress leave my body with every step. In my hand is a key to suite 63, which is one of 13 tents with unobstructed ocean views and private balconies. Five of the suites are perched up high in the forest canopy and the other eight rooms dangle over the water’s edge. I’m thrilled to see that my tent is close to the ocean, but elevated enough to provide pretty views of Thormanby Island. The interior of my Rainforest Suite is chic and understated, wonderful ocean-view hydrotherapy tub for two. If you’re like me and dream of spending 24/7 in a bath robe, you’re in luck. Rockwater offers a full room service menu from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day and I’m happy to report that the breakfast I ordered arrived in less than 15 minutes, and piping hot. Dominating the open concept room is, of course, the pillow top king bed where you should be spending the majority of your time. This is an adults-only area of the resort after all! That being said, canvas walls are thin, and in the warmer months you will probably want to open the zippered windows or balcony doors.

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of nature.

DINE |

In 2016, chef Mike Bono (formally of

TOP LEFT: THE TENTHOUSE SUITE BY DAY. TOP RIGHT: CHEF MIKE BONO’S SWEET CORN AND RICOTTA RAVIOLI WITH BLACK TRUFFLE, WARM SEA ASPARAGUS AND BEURRE BLANC. BOTTOM RIGHT: GUESTS CAN ENJOY MASSAGES, FACIALS OR PRIVATE YOGA CLASSES WHILE LISTENING TO THE SOUND OF LAPPING WAVES IN THE SPA WITHOUT WALLS.

and local honey to decadent bennys served on crispy potato latkes. The lunch menu is limited but what they do, they do very well. Don’t miss out on the tender fried chicken with housemade biscuits and collard greens. The dinner menu wowed me with smoked Castelvetrano olives, port poached pear salad with Danish blue cheese and the winter squash risotto with pine nuts and brown butter. The wine list is small, but features some great Okanagan standouts like Blue Mountain’s Pinot Noir, and the beer list has a few great micro-brews.

SPA |

Starting mid-April and running until early October, the resort offers singles or couples

a unique experience at their “Spa Without Walls.” It’s a tented massage space, much like the rainforest suites, where you can enjoy a bliss, relaxation or Ayurvedic massage literally

Vancouver’s Cascade Room) joined the

steps from the ocean’s edge. Or you can just grab a kayak

team and has seriously stepped up Rockwater’s food game. The

or canoe (also offered on-site) and go find your own bliss.

breakfast offerings range from organic yogurt with fresh berries

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CLAIRE’S ULTIMATE GLAMPING ACCESSORIES W H E N I T C O M E S T O C A M P I N G , I am definitely a princess: “Glamping” (or glamorous camping) appeals to me much more! Here, my top picks for adding a little luxury and comfort to your experience in the great outdoors.

Why sit on a picnic bench or camping chairs when you can lounge on this amazing inflatable CLOUD LOUNGER? This waterproof lounge is perfect for sitting or laying on outside because its extra-strong laminated bottom makes it super durable. $60 at Showcase, shopatshowcasecanada.com You can feel like you are sleeping in your own bed on this amazing camping mattress and cot dubbed the BYO BED ULTIMATE. The queen size comes with a telescopic bedframe and removable, washable mattress cover. A major bonus is that everything packs up neatly into a carry case on wheels. $320 at Canadian Tire, canadiantire.ca

Small and lightweight, the HANDPRESSO PUMP coffee machine is an amazing invention to get your caffeine fix on-the-go. For the perfect brew, simply build the pressure, add hot water and coffee, and presto!—the perfect latte, macchiato or cappuccino in the outdoors. $129 at Best Buy, bestbuy.ca

Keep devices full of juice with this water- and shock-resistant USB POWER TRAVELLER POWERMONKEY EXTREME SOLAR CHARGER. Power it up at home and then top off the charge with the solar feature. It has two USB ports for charging two devices at once and is super compact (about the size of an iPhone). $190 at Lee Valley Tools, leevalley.com LIVINGMAG.CA

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Cramped, uncomfortable tents are not something that appeals to me—but the 13-foot LOTUS BELLE OUTBACK TENT sure does! It’s a yurt-style tent that can fit one queensized bed with plenty of room to spare. There are zipperedscreened windows and large roof vents for maximum air circulation. Talk about a home away from home! $3,350 at lotusbelle.ca

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MARINE SCENE

KEVIN SCHAFER/ALAMY STOCK PHOTO

JOURNALIST LISA MACFARLANE MOORS HER BOAT FOR A WEEKEND IN ROCHE HARBOR, SAN JUAN ISLAND, WASHINGTON.


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T

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must belong to Roche Harbor.

Beautifully sheltered on the northwest tip of San Juan Island, Wash., this historic spot has been welcoming visitors to its dock and cobblestone paths since the late 1800s. It’s just 53.8 nautical miles from Vancouver via Active Pass.

FRIDAY Boaters check in at the customs dock, locate their slips amongst the 375 on offer, thank the helpful dockhands (smartly dressed in polo shirts), and hightail it to the Madrona Bar & Grill for happy hour. The Madrona is known for barbecued ribs and interesting cocktails (Pig War Martini anyone?). Summer evenings, Roche Harbor staff participate in a traditional Retiring the Colours ceremony before sunset. Very hospitably, as the Maple Leaf and Union Jack are lowered, WITH A TEMPERATE YEAR-ROUND CLIMATE, 10 KILOMETRES OF HIKING TRAILS TO EXPLORE AND A MELLOW VIBE, ROCHE HARBOR MARINA IS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR SPOTS IN THE CLUSTER OF 172 SAN JUAN ISLANDS AND REEFS.

leading up to the “Star Spangled Banner’s” big finish. With a glass in hand and hand on heart, you’ve not felt this patriotic since the Olympic Games: the ceremony is complete when the cannon fires, a highlight.

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“O Canada” and “God Save the Queen” are played

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THE MARINA'S 377 SLIPS, WHICH FIT VESSELS UP TO 150 FEET, ARE AVAILABLE FOR YEAR-ROUND OR NIGHTLY BOOKING.

SATURDAY

in 1886 to welcome customers and guests,

After breakfast at the Lime Kiln Café (or coffee

which over the years included presidents

and fresh pastries at the Beechtree Café),

Theodore Roosevelt and Howard Taft.

collect a bicycle from Susie’s Moped Rentals

Will it be supper on board tonight prepared

to cruise the island’s safe and scenic roads.

with fresh fish from the seafood stand, or did

For the mildly ambitious, a 16-kilometre rolling

you make a reservation for dinner at McMillin’s?

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ride south delivers you to the seaside town of

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Friday Harbor. Wander around the shops before

SUNDAY

feasting on fresh Dungeness crab, known for its

“Why don’t we go to church, Dad?” I once

sweet, mild flavour (and a great vehicle for garlic

asked as a child, gazing across the water at an

What to Pack

butter). On the ride home, keep one eye peeled

impossibly charming country chapel. “Because

Marinas are notoriously casual, but

to spot a camel taking shade in a bucolic field.

we have the boat,” my father answered, matter

Roche Harbor is the sort of place a

Alternatively, head west to explore the English

of factly, not even glancing up from the

collared shirt and a great summer dress

Camp once belonging to the Hudson’s Bay

weekend paper. The very picturesque Our Lady

are not out of place. Remember your

Company, to learn about the Pig War of 1859,

of Good Voyage Chapel sits perched on a bluff

passport. Roche is a point of entry for

a dispute between the British and Americans

overlooking the marina. If you’re so inclined,

pleasure vessels entering U.S. waters.

over San Juan Island and the U.S. border.

mass is on offer during summer. For the rest

WHEN TO GO

The spat began when an American farmer

of us, there is brunch. Work off the shrimp

June through mid-September the resort

defending his crop shot a British pig on a fateful

Benedict over 10 kilometres of hiking trails

is in full swing, with Memorial Day

hunt for potatoes. The situation escalated to

through forests and around quarries, followed

weekend kicking things off.

three warships being deployed by the Brits.

by a dip in the outdoor pool. Tennis, kayaking

GETTING THERE

Ownership of the island was eventually settled

tours, a walk through the sculpture park, bocce

BOAT: 53.8 nautical miles from

through peaceful arbitration, but to think it all

ball by the old lime kilns or a massage at

Vancouver via Active Pass

began with a pig!

Afterglow Spa can all be part of the weekend

PLANE: Paved airstrip can

Back at Roche Harbor, stretch your legs

agenda. Or, take a stroll along the outdoor

accommodate small airplanes

with a walk through the woods to a stunning

kiosks where local artists showcase paintings,

FLOATPLANE CHARTERS:

mausoleum built by John S. McMillin, founder

photography, clothing, jewelry and treats, then

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of the Lime and Cement Company. At one time,

stock up on provisions such as marine charts,

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his were the largest lime works west of the

groceries, ice and liquor at The Company Store,

DRIVE: I5 via Anacortes Ferry to

Mississippi. McMillin opened the Hotel de Haro

selling sundries since 1886.

Friday Harbour

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Design-wise, the yacht's organically flowing interior and exterior spaces allow passengers to move easily from the boat’s four elegant state rooms to the luxurious fly bridge, which features a sunpad and forward-facing loungers, a full wet bar and ample seating. While the décor in areas such as the salon, fully featured gourmet galley and full-beam master stateroom may connote Old World glamour, the up-to-the-minute technology, including a home theatre with a 40-inch

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flatscreen television, brings the vessel into the 21st century. Available at M&P Yacht Centre in Coal Harbour, www.mpmercury.com

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JILLIAN HARRIS’ FAVOURITE ROOM THE LOVE IT OR LIST IT STAR, LIFESTYLE GURU AND NEW MOM LOVES SPENDING TIME IN HER SON LEO’S VANCOUVER NURSERY. “ W E L I V E I N K E L O W N A , so this is Leo's home away from home when I'm in Vancouver working

on Love It or List It. I’m a big fan of white and neutral tones so it was fun for me to think outside of my ‘norm’ when decorating this room. I felt really adventurous when I decided to go with lots of yellow to brighten up the space and stimulate Leo’s senses, all while striving to keep a feeling of calm. There are so many great pieces in this room, like his large giraffe stuffy and the Gray Malin print on the wall. From changing diapers to naps to storytime, this nursery is perfect for creating memories with my little babe.” —as told to Bianca Solterbeck @biancasolterbeck

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