Category Archive: Elsewhere


The Future Generation Art Prize

Posted on June 11th, 2013

The Future Generation Art Prize was launched in 2009 and is the first global art prize to discover, recognize and give long term support to an emerging cohort of artists. Produced by the PinchukArtCentre which is supported by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, if I had to pick just one thing to see in Venice this … (More →)


Santorini, Greece

Posted on June 4th, 2013

Katikies Hotel
Oia (Ia), Santorini 84702, Cyclades Islands, Greece

Among the many islands in Greece, Santorini is one of the most picturesque and unique. It is a natural wonder – shaped like a crescent moon from a volcanic eruption, the formed caldera provides stunning 180 degree views of the Aegean sea from almost anywhere on … (More →)


Miradoro at Tinhorn Creek

Posted on May 28th, 2013

Between the scorching temperatures and the delectable wine offerings, the Okanagan is our favourite among British Columbia’s summer holiday destinations. As wine lovers, sampling the latest releases from some of BC’s best vineyards is reason enough to travel to the region yet we’ve often found the area lacking in some other important amenities. Winery restaurants … (More →)


Becoming Picasso: Paris 1901

Posted on May 21st, 2013

Pablo Picasso, French Can-Can, 1901, oil on board, Private Collection

On our recent visit to London, the choices were overwhelming – we saw Roy Lichtenstein’s major retrospective at the Tate, the work of one of our all-time favourite painters, Manet, at the Royal Academy, as well as contemporary art – but no exhibition was … (More →)


Bellwoods Brewery

Posted on May 14th, 2013

As a relatively new transplant to Toronto from the West Coast, one of the things that I miss is beer. I mean real beer, like the I.P.A’s that are almost as easy to find as water in Vancouver from beer capitals like Portland, San Diego, and San Francisco. Going to a LCBO store here can … (More →)


Steven Parrino

Posted on May 7th, 2013

Installation view of Steven Parrino
Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery
Photo: Zarko Vijatovic

“My paintings are not formalist nor narrative. My paintings are realist and connected to real life. The social field in brief: action” – Steven Parrino

There are certain similarities between Gagosian exhibiting the work of American artist Steven Parrino and Saint Laurent selling … (More →)


Pok Pok

Posted on April 30th, 2013

Living in Vancouver, there are a plethora of fantastic Asian dining options like Chinese, Japanese and Korean, but we’re at a loss when we’re craving Thai food. Portland is one of our favourite cities on the West Coast – we’ll take any excuse to make the six hour drive and a great bowl of curry … (More →)


Besaw’s, Portland

Posted on April 25th, 2013

A few weeks ago, I went took a family road trip down to Portland, equipped with an ambitious list of restaurants, cafes and bars to try.  Crossing names off the list turned out to be an exhausting task as I realized my chances of even tempting my fellow travelers to step outside the Starbucks bubble … (More →)