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DEFINING WEST COAST LIFE AND LUXURY

ISSUE NO.11 jUNE 2018

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CHANGING THE HEART OF YOUR HOME Cooking, Baking, Convenience and Coffee

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KAHALA

Where the Hawaiian royalty resided

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ROMANCING OUR KITCHENS

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The ocean front Imperial Suite at Kahala Resort

HISTORICALLY, KAHALA WAS WHERE THE HAWAIIAN ROYALTY RESIDED. The large estates provided the echelon with a hidden paradise. Geographically, the area offers breathtaking ocean views and cool breezes from the mountain ranges. If you are lucky enough to live on the white sandy shores of Kahala beach, you may catch a glimpse of a celebrity or model tanning. Currently, the neighborhood has become famous among the affluent and is considered one of the most luxurious and exclusive neighborhoods in Hawaii. Conveniently located at the base of Diamond Head and only a few minutes to Waikiki offering access to some of the best restaurants, shopping and experiences in Hawaii. One popular destination is the Kahala Resort which sits on the south-east of Oahu and offers a fine dining restaurant, award-winning spa, and private suites that sleep on a secluded white sand beach. The privacy of the location provides guests with a  tranquil vacation away from the hustle and bustle of Honolulu. Hightea is served at the Veranda and is a popular place for women to be seen in the latest fashion. 

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THIS SUMMER, fashionable women of Kahala will be adorned in hand crafted, one-of-a-kind jewelry made with diamonds and Tahitian pearls. Resort wear, linen and light fabrics are encouraged during all seasons of the year, but especially during summer months. For men, slim-cut and tailored “Aloha Shirts” are a must have. Whether drinking fine whisky at the Waialae Country Club after golf or having dinner at Arancino, the gentleman of Kahala will be sporting their custom crafted Panama hats from Newt at the Royal which range from $3,000 USD - $12,000 USD. Taryn Hatcher, Private Commissioned Jewelry (price upon request) 

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which is held at the course at the Waialae Country Club offers a first hand view of professional golf at it’s finest. The event, which is held annually in January, attracts the sports most elite. The club itself is home to members who maintain reputations in Hawaii’s business and professional realm.

Hawaii’s isolation and steady climate provides the perfect weather almost year round and attracts Canadian visitors escaping from the harsh winters and mundane summers. The growing city of Honolulu as a city is considered one of America’s “best places to live” by private polls, yet Kahala has always been one of the “best places to live”. ■ Dana Lyons, Ohia Lehua Avanti Shirts

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ISSUE NO.11 JUNE 2018 PUBLISHER Harry van Hemmen harryvh@blackpress.ca 604-649-1707 MANAGING EDITOR Harry van Hemmen CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Ana Allen, Arezoo Aliperti, Kelly Bai, Catherine Barr, Shawn Conner, Bob de Wit, Nathan Fong, Chelsea Forman, Sabrina Furminger, Lucy Lau, Joe Leary, Leeta Liepins, Yiyi Ling, Lisa Manfield, Helen Siwak, Catherine Tse, Harris Van DESIGNERS Lily Chan, Michelle Gjerde, Claudia Gross, Angela Robak ADVERTISING SALES

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3 liSa manField is a writer, editor and content strategist. Formerly the founding editor of BCLiving.ca, she has also been a contributing editor at Backbone Magazine and marketing manager at TheTyee.ca. She also teaches writing and editing for the web at Simon Fraser University.

8 ana V Owner/ Founder ANAV Beauty School. “My mission is to help you feel more confident and beautiful. Ever since I fell in love with the transformational power of beauty products, I’ve been obsessed with finding the perfect textures and shades to express every facet of a woman’s personality. There’s a product for every mood, every occasion and every outfit and I am devoted to helping you find them.” Trained at VFS, Ana worked as a professional makeup artist for TV shows, movies, photo shoots and more. After working with Chanel and Dior Ana founded AnaV Beauty in 2013

5 4 4 BoB de wit is the Chief Executive Officer of the GVHBA. A mentor, director and consultant to growthstage technology companies, As a frequent speaker on entrepreneurship, Bob draws upon his executive experience in corporate development corporate finance and competitive market intelligence holding degrees in marketing and economics from Simon Fraser University.

9 arezoo aliperti A Vancouver based Event/ Wedding management and design expert with over 20 years experience. She is also the producer of annual Dare To Dream Bridal Showcase and various charity galas in Vancouver. She owns Something Borrowed Event Management & Design company and her work has been featured in many publications. Instagram @somethingborrowed.events www.somethingborrowed.ca

5 SaBrina Furminger interviews in the Vancouver film & TV industry, as well as national and international newsmakers like Amanda Tapping (Stargate SG-1), Scott Thompson (The Kids in the Hall), Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek), and Rick Mercer. Writes for multiple wester publications www. sabrinafurminger.com/westender.

10 helen Siwak is the publisher of EcoLuxLuv.com Magazine, freelance editor/writer specializing in retail and luxury lifestyle. She is a regular content contributor to Retail-Insider, BLUSHVancouver, and has lifestyle blogged for StyleDemocracy, View the Vibe, Daily Hive, and Marble Financial. When not attending events in Vancouver’s ‘Luxury Zone’, she is honing her plantbased cooking skills and caring for her rescues. helensiwak@yahoo.com.

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anada Day long weekend to most people means donning something red and white, partaking in some outdoor eats, and perhaps watching the fireworks. For me, it’s also always included some time lounging on a blanket at David Lam Park surrounded by the sultry sounds of jazz floating lightly on the summer breeze. This summer, the Vancouver International Jazz Festival marks its 33rd year with performances starting June 22 and running through July 1. It’s become the biggest music festival in B.C., featuring 1,800 artists and 300 concerts at 35 indoor and outdoor venues. With over 150 free shows, it’s easy to catch some jazz in passing or to settle in for an afternoon in the park, but it’s also nice to be more intentional with your music picks. To that end, I chatted with the Jazz Fest’s co-founder and media director John Orysik to get the scoop on the hottest happenings this year.

THE FREE SHOWS If you’re interested in the Jazz Fest but aren’t sure where to begin, Orysik suggests hitting up a free concert first. “People can come, hear music without cost, see what’s going on on-stage, and then start digging deeper into genres they want to know about.” Free concerts take place downtown at Robson Square, at David Lam Park and the Roundhouse Community Centre, and on Granville Island. “One band I’m really excited to hear is Alsarah and the Nubatones,” Orysik says. “It’s Nubian pop music, originally from Sudan and now based in Brooklyn.”

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THE TICKETED SHOWS If you’re ready to slap down some cash for a ticketed concert, Orysik says there’s something for everyone. For those who love to dance, try the Spanish Harlem Orchestra at the Vogue. “If you’re into salsa, they’re at the top of the game,” he says. “We’ve eliminated a number of rows at the Vogue for dancing.” If you prefer something more traditional, check out the Roberta Gambarini Quartette at Pyatt Hall. Meanwhile, the Imperial series offers something that might appeal to younger audiences. “Cherry Glazerr, Knower, and Sons of Kemet from England -- one of hottest saxophonists in the world leads this band. It’s a great portal for the younger demographic.” And if you want something more casual, you can head to Frankie’s Jazz Club, a venue operated year-round by the Coastal Jazz and Blues Society, for some after-party jam sessions. “All the musicians from the festival come there to jam,” Orysik says. “You’ll get to see a once-in-a-lifetime performance.” Whatever you choose, you’re guaranteed an international, cutting edge musical experience. “What makes jazz such a great musical genre is that it has absorbed so many cultural elements from around the world,” says Orysik. “Not only do we represent traditional jazz, but also the cutting edge. Apart from entertaining people, part of it is to create epiphanies. The festival is designed to lead to deeper investigations of music.” ■

If you’re into big-name artists, you should start with the festival’s Marquee series. Feature artists include Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters, Macy Grey, and Kamasi Washington. “Washington represents the younger demographic,” Orysik says. “He’s coming out of the jazz tradition but is very much conversant with the hip hop scene and brings this heady mix together.” 20

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was so special that she wore local Vancouver designer, House of Bahareh. As well, Elle McKinnon from Wonder the Movie wore custom Myoo Couture from Berlin to the LA premiere in November. Boulevard: If you were to give your top 5 tips to looking fabulous daily, what would they be? Sarah: I am a huge fan of creating your own YOUniform! I have given styling workshops for the Fairmont Chateau Whistler am will give the same advice as in my workshop: 1. Quality over Quantity 2. Invest in a Tailor 3. Know your Color Palette 4. Take Care of your Skin 5. Get a Makeup Lesson Boulevard: Any present or future styling trends we should be aware of? Sarah: As a stylist. My rule is to invest more in staple items and cycle in three or four pieces a season that are trends, where you don’t invest as much! The trends I love right now for SS18 are sequins, checks, fringe and pastels. I also love this notion of carrying multiple bags, like on the Dolce and Gabbana, Chanel and Gucci runways. Boulevard: Finally, what can we expect in the near future from you? Right now, I my focus is on further developing my personal styling services so stay tuned for more! You can also catch me on set styling the next fabulous Boulevard Magazine cover! Boulevard: Thanks so much for taking the time Sarah, and we can’t wait to see your upcoming features! Get to know more about Sarah and visit: www.sarahdarcey.com instagram.com/sarahdarceystyle ■ By Alfonso Arnold alfonso@alfonsoarnold.com


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The sexy, mysterious and uninterrupted lines of the Vamp sofa by the illustrious home décor brand KOKET sweep gracefully across the corner of this sitting area. Upholstered in a sumptuous faded plum velvet from KOKET’s textile collection, an intentionally tarnished cast brass sculpture resembling a thorn bush branch serves as a base for this alluring sofa. Falling from the ceiling, evocative of an inverted bouquet of calla lilies, KOKET’s Gia chandelier shimmers overhead. This gorgeous chandelier is composed of a bunching of hand sculpted polished brass calla lily shaped pendant lights suspended from black cords. Beneath Gia and centered between the Vamp sofa and two neutral toned contemporary upholstered lounge chairs with metal bases sits a stunning large tree stump shaped cocktail table in oxidized brass. KOKET is a US based luxury home décor brand led by Janet Morais. Highly influenced by the decorative arts and fashion, Janet brings bold and alluring designs to life. This unparalleled design sensibility is fueled by her distinct European sophistication, which she has refined since childhood. Recognized and desired around the globe by the fashion and film industries, top hospitality design projects, royalty, celebrities and beyond, KOKET’s mission is to create highly desirable empowering statement pieces. n

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What’s hot in the Kitchen The kitchen is the heart of the home, and the centre of our households, where an infinite amount of meals will be created, consumed and cleaned up. We make memories in our kitchens. We fight passionately and make-up. We love, cry and hug-it-out in kitchens. Plus, a lot of families hang out in the kitchen. Kids do homework while parents cook. 26

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Whatever the reason for renovating this important space — be it a quick weekend refresh or a complete gut-and-go — the end goal is the same. The kitchen must be functional through informed design and stylish. It should be a place you want to be. After all, the kitchen’s primary function is for preparing and cooking meals and many times what looks amazing in a magazine isn’t what will work in your space or for your family.


As Western Canada’s largest independent appliance retailer, Trail Appliances offers over 50 quality brands and a team of product experts who are appliance specialists. Whether you are looking to replace your appliances or to build your dream kitchen from scratch, this capable team can help you find what fits your space, and on a budget you can afford.

In our showcase kitchen renovation, Trail chose a combination of the Meile and three Sub-Zero units most suited to reflect a west coast lifestyle that includes healthy eating and entertaining.

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...suited to reflect a west coast lifestyle that includes healthy eating and entertaining. Keeping it Chill this Summer The Sub-Zero Built-in Freezer provides more than ample room for your summer gelato fixation with 15.3 cubic feet of space and a dry, frigid climate to guarantee your flavours stay fresh. The “max ice” feature will make you a superstar at the blender when your patio party hits its stride. Speaking of parties, the Sub-Zero Built-in 30” Wine Cooler preserves and protects up to 86 bottles of wine, and has two roomy refrigerator drawers to store your charcuterie board must-haves, like artisans cheese, olives, preserves and refreshing sparkling water and beer. Sub-Zero units are generally available with left and right swing, and stainless steel panels or custom cabinetry panels to blend seamlessly with your cabinetry. The 30” Integrated Refrigerator Column provides wellorganized room for fresh fruits and veggies from the farmers market. The magnetic door seal system locks in cold, and a microprocessor precisely controls temperatures. The crisper and deli drawers form a lowertemperature zone ideal for produce and meat.

Let's Get Cooking Gas, electric or induction? The choice is personal, though you don’t often hear of people switching from gas to electric. Trail chose the sleek and efficient Miele KM 6386 Induction Cooktop for our showcase kitchen.

Did you know that with gas you lose about 40 per cent of your heat when going from burner to pan, but with induction heat, you lose less? This stylish 5-zone cooktop can bring a pot of water to boiling faster than a gas range and has the exclusive Direct Select Plus feature that lets users easily select power settings and times. The remote handheld control for the Best Cirrus series ceiling hood ensures that your cook area is ventilated, safe and well-lit with six LED bulbs. Your smoke alarm can rest easy with this combination in your kitchen.

Baking Up Some Magic Whether you fancy yourself a foodie or are looking to recreate your favourite restaurant dish at home, a convection oven will cook faster, more evenly, brown better and save energy. Miele makes some of the world’s best known and respected convection ovens and this double stack of Pureline M Touch units — the H6880 BP convection and the DGC6800-1 steam-convection oven — are perfection. Both units come with many features, including MasterChef automatic programs and wireless roast probe. Add an ESW6880 Gourmet warming drawer and, in addition to keeping prepared dishes warm, use it to proof bread, and to defrost and slow cook meat and poultry.

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Time for Coffee! The kitchen is also where our most revered ritual takes place — the creation of morning coffee. For many, it’s the first thing we think of when the alarm goes off, and with the Miele CVA6805 even the “so not a morning person” can create gourmet-level java with this builtin unit. Open the ComfortDoor, fill containers with your favourite beans, water and milk, close gently, choose a single or double shot, step back and enjoy. The world of appliances is always changing, and because today’s are smarter and more complex than ever, a renovation may prove to be intimidating. Put your mind at ease and arrange to have the team at Trail Appliances meet with you and assist in designing a quality kitchen that enhances time spent in the heart of your household. n


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wo decades ago, what started as a handful of DIY home repair shows on cable television ballooned into home renovations programming, and today there are entire television channels dedicated to satisfying the public’s appetite for design and renovation. It is not by accident that these programs have grown in popularity.

Home renovation is big business, and in 2017, a poll by CIBC reported half of all homeowners in British Columbia were planning to renovate over the next year. As someone about to undertake a project, either as simple as replacing out-dated kitchen cabinet doors or deciding to completely gut and upgrade the whole kitchen, knowing who to trust is often the most challenging part of the process.


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Although a relative newcomer to home renovation industry, Coquitlam’s Troico Home Solutions has garnered a stellar reputation amongst homeowners, renovation, and design experts, and has received over 35 industry awards. Troico is one of the Lower Mainland’s elite Contractors of Vancouver and to date has won over 35 industry awards for excellence including the GVHBA 2018 Ovation Awards for ‘Best Kitchen $75K & Under’ and ‘Best Bathroom $35K & Under.’

In April, Richter proudly revealed a beautiful new showroom which showcases not only their impeccable craft custom millwork but the latest in total home renovation trends with custom cabinets, countertops, plumbing and lighting fixtures, home automation, and appliances. The entire showroom was created from scratch using modern technology and a little bit of traditional handcrafted artistry so what you see firsthand is what you will receive when you collaborate with Troico.

Troico opened its doors in 2012 and in the six years following, owner Mike Richter has grown the business to employ over 40 full-time employees which includes an in-house team of three award-winning designers who can turn your vision into an amazing design plan.

As a homeowner contemplating a kitchen renovation or a contractor looking for guidance on a significant project, Troico is the place to start. In addition to quality kitchen cabinets and custom millwork, Troico is now a proud retailer of Wolf Sub*Zero appliances. The new showroom

includes iconic gas ranges, a modern induction cooktop, and wall ovens that are all conveniently programmable with an app. Visitors are encouraged to interact with the Sub*Zero fridges (fully paneled and integrated models), the brands’ new modular separate fridge, freezer, and wine storage items, as well as standalone models in stainless steel and glass doors. Recently, Troico became an authorized dealer for Control 4, a full home automation system that allows you to control your home with smart-home technology. As part of their commitment to meeting the needs of their customers, Richter and his team are continuously on the look-out for new options and technology which adds value not only your home but for convenience and peace of mind. Responsible manufacturers are committed to preserving the environment for future generations and making customers homes healthy for their families. That is why Troico uses only CARB 1 & 2 compliant materials in the manufacturing of all their products, ensuring there are no harmful VOCs or off-gassing on any of their products. Troico reduces their footprint by cutting waste, reducing energy use, and conserving resources. Everything from wood chips to computer chips and up to 90% of the waste produced in their manufacturing processes is reused or recycled, avoiding landfills. n

T ROI CO T RI VI A Fan of home renovation television? Did you know that Troico partnered with Todd Talbot and HGTV’s ‘Love it or List it Vancouver’? Together they transformed the bathroom and garage in the Talbot’s former home and the kitchen in their new family home. B O U L E VA R D

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‘need to know’ appliance trends

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rt, connectivity and healthier living have all entered the appliance world in a big way: Fiat created a bar fridge in the shape of its iconic cars. Dolce & Gabbana brightened up the kitchen with artful SMEGs, my new fridge keeps my food fresher and my phone is learning to talk to it. Bigger isn’t better in the laundry room and wise advice suggests taking a second look at washing soap and dryer sheets. Let’s take a look at trends I’m that’ll make us happier, healthier and more eco-friendly.

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TREND 1: SMALL APPLIANCES High fashion meets design. Dolce & Gabbana mixes it up in the kitchen with SMEG and a stunning appliance collection called ‘Sicily is my Love. Last year’s “Made in Italy” project saw 100 unique handpainted SMEG refrigerators created for clients around the world. Each retro special edition of the FAB28 refrigerator is a collectible work of art with floral and fruit motives, medieval knights and battle scenes. Now, the same team has created toasters, citrus juicers, coffee machines, kettles, blenders, stand mixers and slow juicers. The folks at Fiat have also brought us their own sexy little accessory that’s bright red, part car and part bar fridge. A hot seller this season for the guy who has everything. Also, Gorenje has followed suit with its own stylish VW fridge.

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TREND 2: COOKING Smart cooks need a smart kitchen. Can you talk to your fridge and buy kitchen appliances instead of art? Seems so. Liebherr’s new Monolith refrigerator comes with a SmartDeviceBox linked to your smartphone or tablet. And you can see what’s in your fridge from anywhere you are connected — it’s a whole new way for us to be clever in the kitchen. And, speaking of clever, in a world where we are increasingly connected, our fridges will soon let us build grocery lists, check on best before dates and receive alerts when we’re running low. How smart is that!

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TREND 3: LAUNDRY

TREND 4: ENVIRONMENT

Staying out of hot water in the laundry room. Greater washer capacity is not all it’s cracked up to be nor is it eco-friendly. Think of three things: a seven or eight kilogram wash capacity — that’s the size of a full laundry basket and great for duvets — eco-friendly detergent like Forever New and plenty of time for sudsing up and going slowly round and round. Some machines now have sanitary cycles that kill bacteria with a minimum of three rinses per load. Generally, people are full of it — soap, that is. The wrong detergent will over-foam, stay in the clothes and wear out your machine.

Green with Envy. Dryer sheets are full of chemicals that aren’t great for your skin or your machine. Instead, use dryer balls or fabric softener to reduce static and stop creasing. Many top-loading washing machines are water guzzlers — more than 100 litres of water per load. Concerned about saving the planet? European machines consume about 50 per cent less water and a lifespan of 15 to 20 years. Look for controlled water intake, temperature and rinse performance. All better for mother earth!

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TREND 5: QUIETER THAN EVER Silence is golden. The laundry pair and dishwasher you buy should be silent. When it comes to fridges, pay attention to European sleek-flush installations versus freestanding units where the compressors and vents in the front of the unit can be like speakers, noisily broadcasting your fridge’s activity. Also watch for specially hinges for gentle door closing.

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refrigeration TREND 6: DURABILITY Laundry machines that are built to last: Don’t be fooled by novelty colours that look chic and shiny. Think performance. Everything lasts longer when it’s washed gently on a slower, softer cycle. Think cold for first fills, a stainless steel drum and five-year warranties on parts and labour. And, when it comes to drying you want to avoid baking and opt for a slow, tumble with warm air that blows through the clothes. Crease-free is pretty well guaranteed when the last 12 minutes uses only cold air. Set the timer for 3 am and it’ll be ready before you head to work. Now that’s convenient!

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doesn’t introduce heat. Glass shelving in doors can ensure that the overall temperature isn’t compromised and there is no plastic off-gassing. Concerned about truly green design and manufacturing? Ask whether parts are labelled for future recycling.

TREND 7: CLEAN REFRIGERATION

Moisture rules. When it comes to state-of-the-art refrigeration and helping your food last longer, you want to escape the cold dry air that causes spoilage. Separate airflows in your freezer and fridge are a must, as well as really well-designed, precise temperature control in storage compartments to prevent plastic off-gassing. Look for patented BioCool or BioFresh features that help keep food fresh longer.

Green means clean so meeting or exceeding Energy Star ratings is normal. But today it is cooling performance that counts when it comes to being green in refrigeration. Wellplaced LEDs create a cool and uniform light source that

Less is more. Razzle-dazzle won’t take better care of your food. There’s a lot of “good tech” in the pipeline for inventory management. Check for easy-to-read LED displays of the inside temperature, user-friendly intuitive design

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that supports temperature settings and an alarm to sound when the door is left open. Two compressors are better than one. Perhaps the naughtiest little secret in the fridge biz is the single compressor. You need two speed-controlled compressors — one in the fridge and another in the freezer — to ensure freshness, performance for energy consumption and quiet operation. The best compressors will “gear down” to a low-energy overnight and “gear up” during peak use. It’s about “usable space”. Cubic-foot comparisons aren’t useful. Instead, assess the functional space. Seek out fridges with gallon storage in the door, adjustable split shelves and thin sidewall insulation. Good-bye freezer burn which is the result of fluctuations in temperature due to cold air rushing out when the door is opened. With proper refrigeration technology the moisture/humidity is expelled.

Quick chill for freshness. Set a “super-cool” feature before you shop to seal in nutrients and flavour. Return and your fridge will have dropped its temperature to one degree Celsius and be ready for new foods. Upgrading appliances is a sure fire way to bring out the “home chef” in all of us and also increase the value of a home. There’s lots of new things on the horizon when it comes to technology, connectivity and convenience, but don’t get lost in the razzle-dazzle. Just like the European cars, state-of the art appliances are built to last. Familyfriendly and easy-to-use are the hallmarks of today’s European manufacturers. Mark Eglington is the President of Euro-line Appliances and is the son of a South African who taught him how to sell the very best European appliances to Canadians. n

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ife truly is about the journey, not the destination. Though your home may technically be a destination, you should look to build a home that suits the journey of your life. Looking at “The Beachcomber” by Forge Properties, 2018 Ovation Award Winner for Best Room: New Construction and Best Special Feature: New or Renovated, you see a home built with purpose; bringing together the homeowner’s hobbies, passion and family favourites.

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The family and owners of The Beachcomber are lifelong collectors and eclectic treasure hunters who wanted to share their passion with friends and family in a finely tailored interactive environment. Every design decision focused on creating spaces that bring together the family’s love of art, music, literature, film and antiquing. For example, this home showcases a nautically themed study and master-bedroom, a Parisian-styled attic library and record-room, a classic theatre and arcade, and a climate-controlled comic vault with almost a century of history on display.


This family loves treasure hunting through antique markets and garage sales; this remains an ongoing delight for the owners and their children to share to this date. Every piece within the home has a story and the design mandate was to embrace their collected heirlooms. Cory Saran, Principal and Owner of Forge Properties notes that “Attics, are a brilliant spot to feature the things you love. They’re cozy, have the ability to be architecturally dramatic and really embrace the use of display shelving for books and collected artifacts. At the Beachcomber, we added the library and record room above the garage.” Saran continues, “You don’t have to spend a lot of money to achieve design success. Much of it comes down to spatial planning and investing in some but not all your fits and finishes. By incorporating a thematic use of natural materials, engineered-oak flooring, camel leather upholstery, and black accents throughout, each area flows effortlessly into the next.” Believe it or not, your happiness can be linked to your home. That does not mean we all need “Live, laugh, love” decals on

our walls. It means that we should pay attention to our home and incorporate the things that breathe life back into us, the things that help up appreciate the journey and help us relish in the moments that bring us joy. The Ovation Awards are dedicated to acknowledging quality and building excellence across Metro Vancouver. Explore other award-winning homes at www.ovationawards.ca. n

Bob de wit is the CEO of the greater Vancouver home builders’ association (GVHBA), representing the residential construction industry in the greater Vancouver area. The GVHBA established in 1974, is a not for profit society, with 1,000+ members, and is proudly affiliated with the provincial and national Canadian home builders’ associations. You can reach Bob at bob@gvhba.org.

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Moving in from the entrance brings one into an open space shared by the living room and kitchen. In the living room, a grey leather sofa set and light brown single sofa chair face a television and fireplace. Echoing the angular design of the house, this room features never-ending square shapes that resemble boxes — the aforementioned formal dining table, the television wall in the living room, fireplace and low cabinet shelves. These square shapes are organized like patchwork into a clean and modern design. There’s also a door here that leads outside and once opened, the indoor and outdoor spaces align, creating a great space for entertaining. Ascend the suspended stairs in the entrance hall and arrive at the second floor bedrooms. The stair design is extremely clean and modern — the steps match the light brown of the floors, with frameless glass fencing and wooden rails attached only

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Within minutes of being at Predator Ridge I knew that this

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redator Ridge is a 1,200 acre community nestled in the sunny Okanagan Valley. Sitting among spectacular mountains, lakes and grasslands, the region offers more than 2,000 hours of sunshine each year --- all of which is reason enough to see why this is a growing community. There are even more aspects that make Predator Ridge so attractive, especially if you enjoy an active lifestyle. With over 35 kilometers of biking and hiking trails, a lavender meadow, picnic areas and 2 golf courses, you’ll never run out of things to do. However, the convenience of its location is the icing on the cake. It’s just 15 minutes away from 2 lakes, 30 minutes to Kelowna International Airport, 15 minutes to Vernon, and 20 minutes to 8 wineries. It is also located just minutes away from the amazing KurSpa at Sparkling Hill and guests and home owners of Predator Ridge get exclusive access to the spa and special day rates for use of the spa’s saunas and pools. In a nutshell, Predator ridge has everything someone could want for a rich lifestyle, four-season outdoor activity and nearby comforts of urban living --- with none of the stressors of the city.


ACTIVITIES To say that Predator Ridge is an active community is an understatement. I know that many people equate Predator Ridge to it’s awardwinning golf courses. However, after seeing this community firsthand, I was simply amazed by the by endless amount of activities available. I now understand why Predator Ridge is one of Canada’s top resort communities – there is literally something for everyone. Homeowners and resort guests have access a state-of-the-art fitness

center, offering 20+ classes per week, a spa, a 25m lap pool, outdoor pools, hot tubs, three outdoor yoga platforms, tennis courts, pickle ball courts and a basketball court… to name a few. For dog lovers there’s a dog park, pet-friendly patios and pet parking. For foodies there is a market offering general groceries, fresh produce, local delicacies, local wines and beer, plus two restaurants: Pallino’s Italian themed restaurant and the Range Lounge & Grill. Predator Ridge is also very quickly becoming one of the top biking destinations in the Okanagan. There are all kinds of trails from easy to difficult on the more than 13kms of trails on the property, including a connector trail linking to the 40km+ of trails in Ellison Provincial Park. There are also biking trails accessing wineries and the Okanagan Rail Trail. Most homeowners have bikes, but for those who don’t you can rent them.


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While I was walking around the well-equipped fitness center I realized that this serves as a hub for a wide array of activities and events. One weekly class really appealed to me, it starts with a two-hour hike, includes a yoga class on a cedar platform overlooking Lake Okanagan and ends with a glass or two of local wine. Sign me up! It also occurred to me while I was at Predator Ridge that during the long days of spring and summer, it would be possible to play a morning round of golf, bike to a farm stall for produce picked that morning and take in a paddle boarding lesson on breathtaking Kalamalka Lake. At the end of all that, you would still have time to enjoy the sunset with a glass of award-winning local wine in hand.

COMMUNITY Predator Ridge’s location and activities are outstanding, but what stood out to me again is it’s incredibly strong sense of community. There are over 1000 annual programmed events for homeowners to gather, get healthy and build social relationships. Predator Ridge is so much more than just a beautiful place to live, it is truly a


community. Homeowners get the perfect mix of privacy paired with a ton of social opportunities, where they can really get to know their neighbors. I also took a look at some of the upcoming events happening at Predator Ridge. There are so many on the list! Some were very unique, like a Terrarium making class or the wine & rustic sign night. Many are scheduled weekly like Music on the Patio (live music performances by local artists, end of June to early September); Friday Night

Flights (wine tastings with local wineries, end of June to early September), Cooking Classes (in the kitchen classroom, from November to March), Group Hikes (from mid May to end of September), and weekly Wine & Yoga nights (on one of the outdoor yoga platforms). Plus, there are a number of great events that are scheduled throughout the year, like wine pairing dinners, special event brunches (including Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Thanksgiving) plus an annual rodeo and large scale live music concert. There is absolutely no way you could ever be bored as a resident at Predator Ridge!

There is absolutely no way you could ever be bored as a resident at Predator Ridge!


CLAIRE’S CONCLUSION You would be hard pressed to find another community like Predator Ridge anywhere in Canada. It is a special place with its 1,200 acre backyard, active amenities, and vibrant year-round community. Now I understand why this special place is growing so quickly! n

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a small glimpse Claire Newell Written By Arezoo Aliperti

She believes it is her passion for what she does that drives her.


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s we board the flight to Kelowna for a scheduled photo shoot at Predator Ridge resort, I have an opportunity to converse with Claire Newell. It was heartwarming to see after all the years of being in the travel business and flying constantly for work, the last text she sends are to her husband and her children before switching off her phone. As the flight gets ready for take off, we start talking about what drives her and why she chose travel business. She explains that her path from high school was very different; in fact, upon graduation, she knew she wanted to become lawyer. After completing her degree, her parents took her on trip as a graduation gift.


COV ER STO RY Even though she had travelled with her family often, this particular trip changed the course of her life. It was on that trip she discovered a passion for travel and educating others about what to expect. Upon their return, she approached her parents and with their support opened her own travel business, launching Travel Best Bets. The first four years were toughest, she says. It was no easy task to start a business right out of university and in a totally different field. But working seven days a week as a one-woman show didn’t discourage her — it made her more hungry. She began hiring staff, making sure she had the right people in place to grow and move her business forward. Those people are still with her to this day. This year marks the 25th anniversary of her business

and it is a testament to her passion and her fairness that her staff has stayed with her all these years. When the tragedy of 9/11 happened, travelling was put on the back burner for many people. Fear of flying prevented regular travellers from booking flights, and as a result many travel agencies couldn’t survive and had to close their doors. But Claire was even more determined to educate the public about travelling safely, and her regular TV spot — which continues to this day — gave her a platform to do so. But of course this wasn’t the only obstacle she faced. In the age of technology and the internet, online booking has started pulling people away from travel agencies. Once again, Claire needed to reinvent herself by coming up with the best travel options for her clients with any budget. She was taught by her parents to give her best, work hard and never

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give up, things she has, in turn, conveyed to her children. These days she wears many hats — wife, mother, daughter, friend, president of her own travel company, a business woman in a man’s world for 25 years and counting. She makes sure none of her roles suffer and it shows in her marriage of 22 years and friendships of over 30 years. She believes in treating people the way she wants to be treated. She is humble, giving and yet complex. Since she was a child, she was told to help others and be mindful of people in need. She continues helping multiple charities and non profit organizations without looking for recognition or the spotlight. She is proud of the fact that her company is owned by a woman in BC and employees many other women. This remains a rarity. Claire credits her great team for her longevity in business and her family for her success in life. She believes it is her passion for what she does that drives her and doesn’t feel it is “work.” She is regular contributor to many magazines, television, radio stations and has written a couple of travel books. Juggling all these activities and having a personal life is quite astonishing, but she manages to do it all.


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And she’s giving us a whole day to do a photo shoot at Predator Ridge. It isn’t until the announcement that we were about to land in Kelowna’s airport, we realize 50 minutes has quickly gone by. We touch down and as soon as we able to turn our phones back on the first text is to her husband and children, letting them know she has arrived. A small glimpse into Claire Newell’s life makes you respect and admire her for what she has achieved. She has remained humble and practices “paying it forward” at every opportunity. As we drive from Kelowna’s airport towards the breathtaking grounds of Predator Ridge, I realize we can all take a page from Claire’s success. n

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It’s

Summer Time!

Written By Helen Siwak


Whether that means heading to the beach in your new romper and sandals or pulling up a chair on your local patio for a much needed cool one, your skin needs special attention to ensure it is protected. Every season has its dangers, and for summer it is sun and seawater that will do the most damage. To maximize your outdoor time and minimize the damaging efforts of this sunny season, here are my recommendations.

Unless you are living in maxi-dresses,

before you even begin to contemplate heading out in, take care of your legs. Before shaving hydrate and moisturize your skin with United & Free’s local-made line. Prime Body Wash is a gentle cleanser and a supple lash, Unity Shave Lotion has a convenient pump head for in the shower, and the Absolut Face & Body Lotion is a post-shower must. All products are vegan, cruelty-free, and with such mild scents perfect for everyone. Stockists available unitedandfree.com


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Get your summer glow on with St. Tropez’s new Gradual Tan Tinted. It gives an instant hint of sheer bronze to your face, while gradually developing into a lasting natural-look base.

This seasons summer lips are glossy

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Maximize your outdoor time and minimize the damaging efforts of this sunny season! Paul & Joe’s Limited Edition ‘April in Paris’ dual purpose powders are presented in resealable quirky mini-albums of that can be blended to be bold or applied to add subtle radiance. Available in pretty pink shades coupled with green, bright orange, and pearly ivory.

With extracts of white lily and rosemary, jojoba oil, and orange flower water moisturizer, these wafer-thin powders are a must-have for your summer social life. Shoppers Drug Mart


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A Combination of the Ages of

Minimal / Classic / Bohemian / Urban With the royal nuptials of Meghan and Harry still fresh in everyone’s minds, we ponder the ever-changing dynamic of marriage. While love may be eternal, there is a new generation who is celebrating their passion on their terms. They find love online, boundaries of class, race, gender, and faith are transcended and, their ceremonies are no longer following a set script but reflect the individuality of the couple. In the ‘Lifetime of Lifestyle' collection, Rado Switzerland has joined forces with renowned trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort to explore how the wristwatch fits into the shifting zeitgeist of love and marriage in these modern times.

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Urban

Minimal

The location is old industrial with bare cement floors. The big day is a cool affair in the heart of the city for the Urban Romantics who embrace a lifestyle of design-driven elegance.

The Minimal Romantics enjoy an environment that is sparse and open. From a room with restrained style and elegant detailing where the philosophy is one of yin and yang, comes an aesthetic which is generous yet minimal.

The music is jazz, the cake constructivist, and the drinks hand-crafted.

HyperChrome Captain Cook (L) & Rado HyperChrome Captain Cook Diamonds (R)

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The couple celebrates with sake cocktails and a pair of timepieces, one gold-rimmed mother-of-pearl and the other handsome with a vintage dial.

Rado DiaMaster Grande Seconde (L) & Rado True Thinline Diamonds(R)


antics Classic

Bohemian

She is cool and collected, and he is outgoing; together they are Classic Romantics a pair that can bridge any divide. They share their vows dressed in white while chamber music forms an elegant background.

The adage ‘Something old, something borrowed, something blue...’ speaks to the Bohemian Romantics. They savour bygone eras to give them a sense of place in time. Connecting the love of vintage Victoriana and Bohemian romance, this couple yearns for the straightforwardness of old-fashioned love.

Their day is picture perfect with their darling dog gifting her a sparkling white watch and, for him, a serious traditional piece.

Together they share a style in chrome and diamonds for a modern twist.

Radio DiaMaster Power Reserve (L) & Rado Centrix Diamonds (R)

Rado HyperChrome Chronograph (L) & Rado True Diamonds (R)

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RADO

CREDITS

Rado is the Swiss watch brand known for its innovative and award‑winning designs and its use of advanced technologies and materials. The company traces its origins to 1917, when three brothers in Lengnau, Switzerland, founded Schlup & Co., a maker of watch movements and components. In 1928 the company registered the Rado trademark with the Swiss Office for Intellectual Property, declaring its intention to use it for “watches and watch components”. From day one, Rado has turned visions into concrete realities. Pushing the boundaries of material technology and continually introducing the unexpected to Swiss watchmaking, Rado has gone from strength to strength. At Rado, technology, innovation, high‑tech materials and design combine to create luxury.

Concept & Lifestyle Statement: Lidewij Edelkoort Production: Willem Schenk & Carin Scheve Photography: Winky Lewis Styling: Carin Scheve, assisted by Anne Hugus Hair & Make-Up: Azra Red @ Honey Artists

LIDEWIJ EDELKOORT, TREND UNION Lidewij Edelkoort is one of the world’s most famous trend forecasters. With Trend Union, her Paris‑based company with offices in New York and Tokyo, Edelkoort creates trend books two or more years in advance that are used by strategists and designers at international brands. In 2015 Lidewij Edelkoort was named Dean of Hybrid Design Studies at the New School’s Parsons School of Design in New York, where she in parallel initiated the very first New York Textile Month. In 2017 she was inducted into Interior Design’s Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame Awards recognise the individuals who have made significant contributions to the growth and prominence of the design industry.

An Urban Wedding Models: Magan Harris @ Q Management, Alix Legrand @ New York Model Management Dress by Vera Wang; Plates by Mud Australia Inc., Glasses by John Derian A Minimal Wedding Models: Peihu @ Bella Agency, Saida Valieva @ Wilhelmina Models Dog: Mimi Dress by Floravere, chair by Moooi New York, rings by 0.88 Jewellery A Classic Wedding Models: Jino Chun @ Q Management, Faye Nielsen @ Wilhelmina Models, Marlowe (child model) Dog: Miss Lola Furniture by Moooi New York, plates & cutlery by Daniel van Dijck, dress by Karen Willis Holmes A Bohemian Wedding Models: Alexander Newman @ Red Model Management, Philippine Urvois @ Wilhelmina Models Dress by BHLDN All flower creations by Fox Fodder Farm

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Chan Hon Goh

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ver the telephone comes a gentle and pleasant female voice, soft and smooth, intensely feminine. The owner of this voice is Chan Hon Goh, director of Canada’s Goh Ballet Academy, and the first ever ethnically Chinese principal dancer in The National Ballet of Canada.

Chan Hon Goh’s path in ballet might seem predictable. She was born in a ballet family — her father, Choo Chiat Goh, was a dancer with the Central Ballet of China and gained immense popularity there in the‘60s, while her mother, Lin Yee Goh, was also a principal dancer in the Central Ballet of China. It would seem logical for family of ballet dancers to raise Chan Hon Goh as a ballet dancer as well, but it did not actually occur in this way. Choo Chiat Goh immigrated to Canada in 1976 and founded the Goh Ballet Academy, teaching ballet to children. By the time Chan Hon Goh arrived in Canada, she was already eight years old and up to that point had never learned ballet. Instead, she had started learning the piano at the age of three. “They wanted me to become a concert pianist,” says Chan Hon Goh.

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However, she loved ballet. After arriving in Canada, she began taking ballet lessons from her father at the age of 11. While her father was very attentive to the other children, he didn’t pay much attention to her — as a ballet dance artist, Choo Chiat Goh knew that ballet is a tough path to take and he wanted his daughter to develop other hobbies and pick an easier path.

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talented, and paired with a great teacher like her father, she won an award at Switzerland’s Prix de Lausanne International Competition of Dance at the age of 16, despite having only started learning ballet at the age of 11.

But young Chan Hon Goh was solely dedicated to ballet and felt wronged, saying to her father one day, “I am also your student. I also work very hard and use all my efforts and energies to learn. Why is it that you purposely ignore me in the classroom?”

A year later, she won another award at the UK’s Royal Academy of Dance Examinations. After graduating from high school in 1988, Chan Hon Goh was accepted into The National Ballet of Canada and quickly received the opportunity to dance solos, becoming second soloist in 1990 and first soloist by 1992. In 1994, she became principal dancer — the first ethnically Chinese dancer in the company.

From that time onwards, Choo Chiat Goh and his wife understood Chan Hon Goh’s passion and dedication towards ballet, and began to seriously appraise her physical abilities and potentials. Undeniably, she was

Over her 21-year dance career with the National Ballet of Canada, Chan Hon Goh shaped numerous great characters with her delicate feelings and deep sentiments. She also served as the main feature for classic

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Dress: Tibi, Shoes: Vince Camuto Below: Dress: Côme programs choreographed by modern choreographers such as John Neumeier, Christopher Wheeldon and others. Finally, on May 31, 2009 at Toronto’s Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Chan Hon Goh performed a number from Giselle with the National Ballet of Canada, and waved farewell to the stage. Leaving the stage behind did not mean that she left ballet. She moved back to Vancouver and became the director of Goh Ballet Academy, dedicating herself to developing performances for the Academy, including a massive production of The Nutcracker, which has garnered much praise since its premiere in 2009. Now, she’s busied herself with rehearsing the famous Cinderella, in celebration of Goh Ballet’s 40th anniversary, with performances at Vancouver’s The Centre on June 1 and 2. “I’m busy in both my personal and work lives — and I love being busy. Dance is my passion and I don’t treat it as work, but as an interest,” she says.

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EIGHT CAN’T-MISS CONCERTS AT THE 2018 TD VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL Smooth jazz, ragtime, hard bop, and avant-garde improv: the 2018 TD VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL presents a jam-packed schedule that appeals to every musical taste. The festival runs JUNE 22 TO JULY 1, 2018 at multiple venues across Vancouver and features 300 CONCERTS by internationally renowned jazz musicians from around the globe. While it’s impossible to make a wrong choice where the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival is concerned, we’re delighted to serve up this list of eight can’t-miss festival concerts.

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ROBERTA GAMBARINI QUARTET A force to be reckoned with, Italian vocal powerhouse Roberta Gambarini got her start singing in clubs when she was only 17. Since then, she’s been nominated for two Grammys and collaborated with giants like Dave Brubeck, Clark Terry, Herbie Hancock, and Wynton Marsalis. Pyatt Hall from $34

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KAMASI WASHINGTON

Saxophonist Kamasi Washington’s tour de force album, The Epic, was a game changer. The heady mix of hip-hop, classical, and R&B elements with jazz opened the door for young audiences to experience music unlike anything they had heard before. He’s since collaborated with Kendrick Lamar, John Legend, Run the Jewels, and released an EP entitled Harmony of Difference. Queen Elizabeth Theatre from $50


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Bonobo’s rise has been stealthy but unstoppable, and Si Green, the man behind it all, is now one of the biggest electronic artists of our time. His subtle, emotional, ambiguous and deeply musical work transcends EDM clichés and creates dance music to move your heart, as well as your feet.

Beautiful Tool is a wide-ranging and constantly surprising collaboration between incomparable vocalist Mary Margaret O’Hara and cellist Peggy Lee. Mojo Magazine called O’Hara one of the top 100 cult music heroes of all time, and her 1988 debut “Miss America” one of the top 100 albums of the 20th Century. Lee and O’Hara flow effortlessly from song to improvisation, taking melodic tangents and exploring layers of texture and colour.

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z Fest The 13-piece all-star powerhouse Spanish Harlem Orchestra shows why they’re the leading light of the salsa reconstruction movement by doing what they do best: hard-hitting, high-energy, no-holdsbarred New York salsa. The true voice of the barrio, SHO brings the heat with fresh, intricate arrangements and pulsating rhythms steeped in the authentic salsa dura (“hard salsa”) tradition. Vogue Theatre from $44

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MACY GRAY

Multi-platinum Grammy Award-winner Macy Gray first broke onto the scene in 1999 with her debut album On How Life Is which peaked at #4 on Billboard’s Top 200. Inspired by the stylings of Billie Holiday, Macy Gray is revered for her raspy yet soulful vocals, which she put to good use in her hit song, “I Try.” Queen Elizabeth Theatre from $50

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Though Robert Plant has returned to the Welsh borders, he retains the sensibility – and the soul – of an itinerant troubadour. His diverse musical points of reference stand out like pins on a map, from Austin, Texas to Timbuktu, Mali. Plant performs with the Sensational Space Shifters, his well-matched band of brilliant, eclectic players with whom he’s been touring, on and off, since 2002.

Legendary dobro/lap steel player and vocalist Jerry Douglas has a whopping 14 Grammy Awards to his credit. His next-level mastery can be heard in O Brother Where Art Thou? Douglas has absorbed and transcended the conventions of bluegrass, country, jazz, blues, and rock. His bold new music is cinematic and stunningly detailed, hitting on an artful chamber Americana sound beyond the boundaries of anything he – or anyone else – has done before.

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n the world of ultra-luxury, the name Stefano Ricci is synonymous with a level of quality that is almost unperceivable to even the most seasoned luxury shopper. Enter the store off West Georgia, through the golden falcon head adorned doors, and soon you will realize that there is no level of excellence that exceeds the items that now surround you. Whether it is the ridged hide of a crocodile trimmed bomber jacket, the sleek surface of a tuxedo jacket or the cool smoothness of a perfectly tailored herringbone dress shirt—how your garments are to the touch is as important as how they make you feel. Finishing an impeccable look requires finesse and subtlety. Cufflinks, belts, and neckties, are the elements which finish the look, or as some would say, carry it to

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the very end. Stefano Ricci creates all of its jewellery pieces exclusively at the company’s atelier in the hills of Florence where craftsmen work relentlessly to enhance the jewels diamonds, emeralds, sapphires, and rubies - to achieve the highest quality in every single flawless piece. On this cool spring evening, Stefano Ricci owner Manuel Bernaschek and his team welcomed the elite of the store’s clientele for the unveiling of the season’s accessories at a private event. The newest arrivals in belting range from around $32,000 to over $90,000 and a single set of the most dazzling diamond cufflinks will require at least $100K for ownership. This new collection is designed for men around the world who already have everything but are constantly searching for timeless elegance. “We deliver an emotion to the clients who choose Stefano Ricci. They enter into a new dimension of shopping, in a world where quality comes from a tradition and a passion that is beyond style and fashion to become


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the manifestation of a talent,” shares Philippa Norton, Marketing Assistant, Stefano Ricci Italy.

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The private shopping room is complete with throne-sized orange crocodile chairs, flutes of bubbly, a curated selection of giftware from the Stefano Ricci Home Collection, and two handmade crocodile briefcases crafted with galvanized gold decorative hardware in a Dark Rouge and Poseidon finishes.

While some luxury brands shy away from labelling their creations as ‘Made in Italy,’ Stefano Ricci embraces the heritage of the assignment and guarantees the utmost transparency in the origin of its products.

On the signature burled California walnut wood tables the accessories displayed were crafted by master goldsmiths using genuine gold in 750 parts per thousand (18 karat) and are nickel free. The diamonds and gemstones selected for inclusion by trained gemmologists, were chosen for the best clarity, cut, and colour. Amongst the attendees are many sharp dressed men of all ages who have an open fondness for Stefano Ricci accessories. Each of the belt buckles and cufflinks proudly offered for viewing and purchase this evening began as a designer’s sketch followed by gemstone sourcing and a gold or plati-

Norton expounds, “Our quality stems from the highest production performance possible, thanks to the expertise of the master artisans who work within our company using the best materials available... The careful sewing of a button hole, the cut of silk that will make an exquisite tie. These are all elements that highlight the extraordinary ability of manual work, and are appreciated by all who have an eye for quality.” It is this attention and more that ensures that every sparkle, every facet, and every glimmer of light blending with the gold and diamonds makes every Stefani Ricci accessory sing a luxurious song. www.stefanoricci.ca n B O U L E VA R D

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Lions Gate Hospital Foundation directors Catherine Konantz, left, and Coryn Hemsley

Actor Kiefer Sutherland, known for movies like Stand by Me, A Few Good Men and more, Doris and Aussie Jiwani, left, with Farah Sayani w a l k i at ng the red Lions Gate Hospital annual gala event carpet at Whistler Film Festival. Photo provided by Whistler Film Festival.

Helping support women in need, Carly Monahan, left, with Michelle Flemons and Fiona Barfoot at Gala of Grace Yavanna Arnold, left, of Skoah with gala chair Pat Kelly at the Gala of Grace ladies luncheon

Chuck Keeling, Vice President, stakeholder relations and responsible gaming, Great Canadian Gaming Corp, poses with the pretty casino ladies at the opening of the new Elements Casino in Surrey

Canadian actor Bruce Greenwood on stage at the Whistler Film Festival. Photo provided by Whistler Film Festival. Global TV’s and event MC Kaitlyn Herbst with the bubbles at Gala of Grace

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You know him for his movie roles in Trainspotting, The Full Monty and James Bond’s The World is Not Enough. Actor Robert Carlyle on the red carpet at the Whistler Film Festival. Photo provided by Whistler Film Festival.


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Actor Kiefer Sutherland, known for movies like Stand by Me, A Few Good 1 Men and more, walking the red carpet at Whistler Film Festival. Photo provided by Whistler Film Festival.

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Chuck Keeling, Vice President, stakeholder relations and responsible gaming, Great Canadian Gaming Corp, poses with the pretty casino ladies at the opening of the new Elements Casino in Surrey

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You know him for his movie roles in Trainspotting, The Full Monty and James 5 Bond’s The World is Not Enough. Actor Robert Carlyle on the red carpet at FilmParkinson Festival. 1. Jessica and Kevin Falcon during the welcome reception at the Lions Gate Hospital fundraising gala 2. Model andthe ringWhistler girl Annika provided Whistler at the Athletics for Kids boxing and sports gala 3. Event MC Mike Killeen with Lions Gate Hospital Foundation’s LouisePhoto Campbell at thebyhospital’s Film Festival. annual fundraising gala 4. There since A4K (Athletics 4 Kids) started - co-founding sponsor Craig Knapton and wife Becky helping raise funds for kids in sports 5. Global TV’s Paul Haysom, who was also the event’s MC, and Nikki Papuc at the Athletics 4 Kids boxing gala event n

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Bringing the romance Back into FooD

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ooking skillfully is sexy. Popular TV programs depict how the average guy or girl can achieve great fame and adoration by simply being adept in the kitchen. Homebodies dream that they too can be that overnight sensation that millions admire, and this ambition might be Ione reason the gastronomical marketplace is flourishing with countless kitchen tools and appliances that promise to make that aspiration come true: “If I only had the right implement, I know I could absolutely impress that celebrity chef judge … or at least my friends.”

What do you get when fine art commingles with the in-vogue sport of cooking? “Hot Couture” — fashion has now unequivocally moved into the kitchen.

Armed with this belief, incessant fledgling cooks flock to spend anything to acquire that edge and become the next rock star chef — even if it’s only in their own home for the neighbours who’ve been invited over for the weekend dinner performance.

Technology is sexy but so is durability and sustainability. With this new conscious design concept, you just might be able to have your bake and heat it too. n

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For the second year, Dolce Gabbana’s Italian art is adorning household gadgets, from small ones right up to major appliances made by the Italian manufacturer SMEG: high fashion and art meets kitchen. What was once simply the plain appliance of no consequence has transitioned to being the headliner in the home, with collectable art work embellishing the special edition refrigerator FAB28 with “Sicilian Folklore” art (only 100 of these were made). In addition to looking resplendent, the equipment is eco-friendly and safer for the environment, so you can be an earth hero and remain ultra-chic at the same time.

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