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A PARKING SPOT IN THE SKY
We travel to Miami for the opening of Porsche’s Design Tower
First and Foremost
LAY OF THE LAND
Fiona Forbes shares her fashion, beauty and décor desires
Why Vancouver loves landscape architect Paul Sangha
What’s filling our social calendar this season
THE HEART HOUSE
AG Hair founder Lotte Davis empowers girls through One Girl Can
We spend a sunny spring day at Tamara Taggart’s East Vancouver abode
GET THE LOOK
Channel Tamara’s relaxed-luxe décor
ON THE TOWN WITH FRED LEE
From throw pillows, to lighting to sandals, designers are all about natural materials and beading this season
CANADA’S HOTTEST FASHION TALENT
Five designers to watch
TRENDS ON TAP
Accessorize your kitchen with these jewelry-like taps and faucets
Five terrace finds that look as good outside as they do in
SUMMERâ€™S HERE AND THE TIME IS RIGHT
SERVING THE NORTH SHORE, VA N C O U V E R & S E A T O S K Y
FREE ASSESSMENT & C O N S U LTAT I O N
UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN
Giardino’s restaurant revival
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Terry David Mulligan’s patio wine picks
GLAM IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS
Erin Cebula spends a weekend at the Sunshine Coast’s Rockwater Secret Cove Resort
CLAIRE NEWELL’S ULTIMATE GLAMPING ACCESSORIES
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
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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
Cebula, and going for a weekend cruise to the beautiful marina at Washington’s
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?
also be taking a little jaunt to Rockwater Secret Cove Resort with ET Canada’s Erin
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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
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
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,
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
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-
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
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
children in Greater Vancouver. $125 at C4 Eyewear, c4eyewear.com
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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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
FIRST AND FOREMOST
INFLUENCER: LOTTE DAVIS AG HAIR’S FOUNDER EMPOWERS WOMEN THROUGH GOOD HAIR—AND EDUCATION.
HEN LOTTE DAVIS
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
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
COURTESY LOTTE DAVIS
products are now sold in 14,000 salons worldwide.
On the Town
HOT NIGHTS! From a night in Monaco
to the Daffodil Ball, this season's top parties pump up the volume of dollars raised for those in need.
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
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
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.
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Gordon Smith Luncheon Annual luncheon to fund Artists for Kids at the Gordon
Vancouver Art Gallery’s
of the Claude Monet's Secret Garden summer exhibition. vanArtGallery.BC.ca
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/
Christian Louboutin Kaleikita Lace-Up Sandal. $1,575 at christianlouboutin.com
Sacai’s Spring 2017 runway show.
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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
unbridled expression to earn a place on the international stage.
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
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
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
T ’ S 5 P. M . I N M I A M I .
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
“THE BIG UNKNOWN IN THE DESIGN PROCESS WAS THE CAR ELEVATOR. NOBODY HAD EVER DONE (ANYTHING) LIKE THAT BEFORE.” – ROLAND HEILER
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.
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
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
GETTY IMAGES, COURTESY PORSHE DESIGN TOWER
ere on the expansive
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Courage changes everything. The new Panamera. This is the generation that changes everything. A new twin-turbo, 550 hp engine. Adaptive air suspension. Rear-axle steering. A sharper vehicle silhouette and powerful proportions born of the peerless Porsche DNA. And classic Porsche performance unmatched in any other drive—because some things never change.
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ABOVE: AT 641 FEET, THE PORSCHE DESIGN TOWER IS THE TALLEST WATERFRONT STRUCTURE IN THE U.S. TOP RIGHT: ALICIA KEYS PERFORMS AT THE MARCH 18 INAUGURATION PARTY. BOTTOM RIGHT: DEZER DEVELOPMENT'S GIL DEZER (SECOND FROM LEFT) AND PORSCHE DESIGN'S ROLAND HEILER (SECOND FROM RIGHT) WELCOME MEDIA ON THE MEZZANINE TERRACE.
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
he condo units themselves, which range from one-bedrooms
to secure funding for the project, the success in sales quickly
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,”
lthough gil Was unsure at first of how easy it would be
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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CREATING A HAPPY HOME FOR HER FAMILY—AND THEIR MANY PETS—IS PRIORITY NUMBER ONE FOR CTV’S TAMARA TAGGART. WORDS | FIONA FORBES, @fionaforbes PHOTOS | JANIS NICOLAY, @pineconecamp
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
ORIGINAL ART PIECES, PLUSH SEATING AND ECLECTIC ITEMS LIKE AN OWL VASE BY HEATHER ROSS, ADORN TAMARA'S LIGHTFILLED LIVING ROOM.
become part of the Taggart/Genn clan. Husband Dave Genn—whose band 54-40 was recently inducted into the Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards Hall of
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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.
Tamara says she knew this was the “forever home” she wanted
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TOP LEFT: SUNLIGHT STREAMS THROUGH THE OVERSIZED LIVING ROOM WINDOWS. BOTTOM LEFT: A STOR-X MEDIA CENTRE KEEPS KNICK KNACKS ORGANIZED IN THE KITCHEN AREA. CENTRE: BECKETT'S BEDROOM IS A CHILD’S DREAM. RIGHT: TAMARA AND GEORGE WELCOME US TO THEIR HOME.
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
kids in the home. Now five years cancer-free, she spent nine
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house. I never want it to be about the presents. We always do something over the top and fun.” Last year, Beckett, who is a huge Star Wars fan, had a birthday dream come true. Tamara and Dave had “real” Stormtroopers show up on his birthday party—and it did not disappoint. Turns out, the guys behind the Stormtrooper’s costumes were huge 54-40 fans who took off their helmets and snuck a few beers in the garage with Dave during the celebration. Great memories for Beckett and his pals (and for Dave!). As we begin wrapping up the shoot, the spring afternoon sun is high in the sky, streaming through Tamara’s oversized living room windows. We hear a car pull up out front and see that Beckett is arriving home from school. He trots up the stairs, wearing a cooler-than-cool old school Joy Division concert tee (likely a gift from Dad) and says a sweet hello. The din of the organized chaos is starting up again as we bid our farewells.
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TRENDS ON TAP FOUR NEW WAYS TO ADD LUXURY TO YOUR KITCHEN CLEANUP.
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,
MIX AND MATCH
described by interior designers like Anna Dhillon of Anna Dhillon Design as
Right now there is a big
pieces of “jewelry” or “accessories” that pull the space together. This year,
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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kitchen sinks, consumers are looking for
décor trend that is showing up in all areas
more depth, literally. Practicality is driving
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
rich marbles and basalt, make the kitchen
direction we’re going in.” Blanco’s IKON 30
sink the central feature of the room. New
Silgranit apron kitchen sink (in matte black)
Haven Farmhouse Sink at Cantu Bathrooms &
is a great example. At Norburn Lighting &
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LAY OF THE LAND WHETHER USING LUSH GREENERY, INDUSTRIAL STEEL OR CONCRETE, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT PAUL SANGHA MAKES
VANCOUVER LOOK GOOD FROM THE OUTSIDE IN.
WORDS | STEVEN SCHELLING, @stevenink1
neck pace on zoning permits for commercial developments. It CHILD IN THE
was a fertile training ground where he perfected his philosophy
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.
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.
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.”
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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.
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
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
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THE MOST COVETED PATIOS TO BOOT.
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
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European landscape—and the warmth of Umberto’s charm.
success. It’s Italian dining at a
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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.
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
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
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
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
summer. Take in the room, the buzz and then open
MULLY’S CHOICE: THREE PATIO WINES WHAT TO SIP THIS SUMMER.
’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.
T A E M WE
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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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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
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
ERIN CEBULA ESCAPES CITY LIFE FOR A BLISSFUL WEEKEND AT THE SUNSHINE COASTâ€™S ROCKWATER SECRET COVE RESORT.
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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.
Come ready with earplugs or simply embrace the sensual sounds
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.
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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featuring natural materials like wood and slate. There is a
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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
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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JOURNALIST LISA MACFARLANE MOORS HER BOAT FOR A WEEKEND IN ROCHE HARBOR, SAN JUAN ISLAND, WASHINGTON.
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charming and well-appointed marina
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.
“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.
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?
ride south delivers you to the seaside town of
Friday Harbor. Wander around the shops before
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
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,
mausoleum built by John S. McMillin, founder
photography, clothing, jewelry and treats, then
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.
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