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The Library Bar Reopens in The Fairmont Royal York

The historic Fairmont Royal York announces the return of Library Bar, reimagined for the next golden age in cocktail culture. This secret hideaway unveils a charming and eccentric new character in the 92-year landmark hotel. Recalling the hotel’s storied lineage as a Canadian landmark for railcar travel, Ken Lam, Principal, Navigate Design, envisions a modern interpretation of classic features that define the Art Deco era, where elements are revived to create a fashion-forward ambiance of the roaring 1920s. Vibrant pops of colour decorate black and white patterns to anchor the space, complemented by layered textures of onyx, leather, velvet and fringe adorn a curated collection of European Renaissance paintings and contemporary Canadian art and literature. To sharpen the iconic bar’s signature cocktail, the Birdbath Martini, Rus Yessenov, Director of Beverage, Fairmont Royal York, collaborated with Niagara-region master distillers to create QUILL, a one-of-a-kind gin and vodka unique to the Canadian…

12 binge-worthy Christmas movies that were filmed in Canada

‘Tis the season to curl up on the couch with a cup of hot cocoa, some freshly baked cookies, and binge-watch your favourite holiday shows. Luckily for you, the W Network is hosting a Countdown to Christmas playing your favourite holiday movies one after another from now until Christmas and Netlfix has added some great films to their Christmas round-up. But, did you know that some of your favourite Hallmark Christmas movies were actually filmed all over Canada? Here are 12 holiday themed Hallmark Christmas movies  filmed right in the great white north. The Holiday Calendar – Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario “A struggling but talented photographer inherits an antique holiday advent calendar, the contents of which seem to predict the future. Will this magical calendar lead her to love this holiday season?” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Strong Black Lead (@strongblacklead) on Nov 27, 2018 at…

Step up your holiday hosting wit these kitchen gadgets

Whether your holiday gathering is small this year or you’re making a special treat to enjoy for a virtual event, treat yourself after two years of cooking at home with a few new gadgets. Best known for its innovative cooking tools, Cuisipro’s lineup offers everyday kitchen must-haves shaped by professional chefs for chefs of all skillsets. To help make your holiday baking, cooking and gathering hosting easier, here are five of our favourite items from Cusipro to upgrade your kitchen with. Cuisipro Deluxe Decorating Pen The Cuisipro Decorating Pen quickly and easily dresses up desserts, pastries, beverages and plates with decorative swirls or personalized messages. Write happy holidays with the fineness of a pen. Cuisipro Offset Spatula Smooth the perfect layer of icing with an Offset Spatula. Its flexible blade makes it easy and smooth when spreading frosting, icings, fillings and batter. Cuisipro Tempo Pie Server Serve your culinary creations with…

Remai Modern hosts first major hometown exhibition by Zachari Logan

Zachari Logan’s new body of work, Ghost Meadows, debuted at the Remai Modern in late summer which features meticulously detailed drawings and hand-built ceramics that draw on the natural world. The exhibition marks the Saskatoon-born artist’s first major solo exhibition in his hometown. Logan first gained attention with his life-size self-portraits exploring masculinity and beauty, followed by dense tapestries of native Saskatchewan plants and self-portraits in a state of metamorphosis with various plants and animals. His new work is lyrical and poetic, evoking the body only through gesture and implied movement. In Ghost Meadows, Logan continues his dialogue with art historical and literary references, and his ongoing engagement with queer ecologies and aesthetics. The exhibition includes large-scale drawings. During opening weekend, Logan will create a large drawing directly on the wall, live in the gallery space. Visit Remai Modern on Saturday and Sunday to see the artistic process as it unfolds. We sat down with…

Exploring the Hidden Side of Paris

As Audrey Hepburn’s Sabrina once said, “Paris est toujours une bonne idée” and it’s hard to disagree. Millions of people across the globe are firm of the belief that yes, Paris is indeed always a good idea, flocking in their droves (40 million in 2018 alone) to visit the expansive City of Light.   Paris and The World   Parisian culture has had a ripple effect on pop culture, entertainment, liberty and love for centuries, so naturally, it’s one of the most-visited places on earth. The city was the epicentre of the Age of Enlightenment, whose intellectual ideals have gone on to shape human rights laws and even the US Constitution.   Back in the 18th Century, casinos in Paris were the birthplace of “little wheel” or roulette as it’s properly called. Thanks to the fashionable gaming elite in the city, the popularity of the game surged and it would soon be transported around the…

The most luxurious hotels in the world

Trying to decide on which hotel to go for? Here’s 5 of the most luxurious hotels in the world. There are many different types of travellers wandering across the globe, discovering all kinds of foreign stuff, and there’s a traveller fit for almost every kind of destination out there, whether it’s an adventure in the wilderness they’re looking for, or those who want to sit back and relax in the most expensive resorts possible, or even those who tend to travel to less desirable places to experience the quirky parts of our vast planet. Although, this is for those travellers who are on the look-out for an ideal place to host a holiday in a place of nothing but pure, divine luxury. The Burj Al Arab; Located at the eastern coast of the United Arab Emirates in Dubai, you can find the Burj Al Arab, commonly known as one of…

3 Ultimate Travel Destinations for Thrill-Seekers

Do you feel lucky? If you want to try your chances on rolling the dice or spinning the wheels, then a casino vacation is at the top of the cards for you. There are different amazing destinations all over the world with thrilling gaming action. These cities are full of fun nightlife, bright lights, and exciting brick-and-mortar casino gaming. You can get help in finding the best online casinos for each of the listed cities. Popular cities with famous casinos offer table games such as poker, blackjack and roulette as well as thousands of slot machines. There are plenty of things you can do when you visit these cities even if you travel with a person that does not fancy casino gaming. Games in these land-based casinos can also be accessed in online casinos. This article takes a look at three of the most famous destinations for casino gaming thrill-seekers.…

6 Tips to travel sustainably and carbon neutral in 2022

The last year saw travel grind to a halt, but despite lockdowns, communities around the world are finding new ways to stay connected and support one another. It’s also offered plenty of time to reminisce about past travels and dream about future journeys, which are soon to become a reality. Travel is an incredible gift, and with it comes a responsibility to make decisions that have a positive impact on the people and places we visit, the wildlife we encounter and the planet we all share. From carefully selecting the experiences we participate in thinking about the environmental effects of our travel, there’s plenty to consider while anticipating adventure’s return. It might sound complicated, but these helpful tips and tricks will put you on the right track. When the time is right to travel again, here’s how to travel sustainably and carbon neutral: Understand carbon neutrality and how to reduce…

Sherwin-Williams announces their colour forecast for 2022

Sherwin-Williams is painting 2022 in warm neutrals, bold metallics, organic greens and nostalgic reds with its annual Colormix Forecast, released today. The Sherwin-Williams Global Forecast Team of colour professionals is predicting that 2022 will bring about an embrace of discovery and expression through colour as we transition into a new way of being. We told a story of balance and rhythm through color last year as we transitioned into a time of stillness. We are holding that balance in one hand and embracing growth and adaptability in the other as we move toward a new vision and discovery of our world,” said Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams. “Embracing the idea of MODE in design inspires a new way of being as we explore beyond what has been the familiar.” Colormix Forecast 2022 Collections Method Drawing on nature’s processes, the Method palette celebrates natural order and the balance between…

5 Revenge travel adventures to take across the globe

Revenge travel is coming, and Contiki is here to help millennial and Gen Z travellers kickstart their post-pandemic adventures when travel resumes. Wanderlusters have more pent-up demand for unique experiences than ever following a year of lost travel time. In response, the global leader in epic adventures for 18-35-year-olds is sharing its hit list of the top five experiences around the world to ensure travellers can get their ‘revenge.’ Gen-Z and millennials are craving the call to adventure and are eager to explore again, and revenge travel reflects their state of mind after a year of being cooped up. Realizing travel is a gift, they’ll be travelling with no holds barred on the ultimate trips of a lifetime, crossing off bucket list destinations, making their dreams a reality and seeking exclusive, exhilarating experiences. Here are the top five experiences for the ultimate pandemic payback post-lockdown, according to the global youth…