Category Archive: Elsewhere

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Ursa

Posted on March 5th, 2013

It has been nearly a year now since Ursa came out of nowhere and first opened its doors to much acclaim on a trendy Queen West block which was already full of excellent eateries. Its food is a contemporary take on Canadian cuisine, with a kitchen being driven by young up-start chef Jacob Sharkey-Pearce who … (More →)

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Kin Chan

Posted on February 26th, 2013

London-based photographer Kin Chan creates light-filled images that evoke an ethereal, dream-like world – one parallel to our own but witness to short-lived and remarkable moments of mysterious beauty. Growing up in Hong Kong with parents who never owned a camera, he got his first lens from a flea market when he was 17 and … (More →)

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Wynn Las Vegas

Posted on February 19th, 2013

When you’re looking to escape from everything sensible, there’s only one place to go: Las Vegas, Nevada. Open 24 hours and offering no end of entertainment, Vegas has been completely rehabilitated in the past decade and a half – once the land of the downtrodden and known for its pawn shops, $9.99 steak dinners and … (More →)

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The Museum of Everything

Posted on February 12th, 2013

Renowned for its museums chalk full of Old Master, Impressionist and Modern paintings, Paris is home to the great French tradition of painting through the 19th and 20th centuries, which is why it’s such a delight to find it is the currently also the site of The Museum of Everything. The Museum of Everything offers … (More →)

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Cindy Sherman

Posted on February 5th, 2013

Cindy Sherman’s importance as a contemporary artist cannot be overstated. According to artfacts.net, an admittedly subjective website dedicated to tracking artist rankings worldwide, Sherman comes in at number 8 with Warhol and Picasso holding the number 1 and 2 spots. After Rhein II, 1999 by Andreas Gursky, Sherman’s Untitled #96, 1981, was the … (More →)

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Nadège Patisserie

Posted on January 29th, 2013

Nadège Nourian is the French-born pastry chef whose progressive, yet traditional dessert style is revolutionizing the Toronto pastry scene. She launched her namesake shop, Nadège, with her partner Morgan McHugh on the Queen Street West strip back in 2009. Charmed with Nourian’s passion for good food, quality products and attention to the finest of details, … (More →)

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The Architects: Shunt at the Factory

Posted on January 22nd, 2013

I am usually both enticed by and skeptical about anything described as ‘immersive’ which is why I was intrigued to attend the performance of The Architects at the National Theatre’s satellite venue, the Biscuit Factory, near Bermondsey here in London. This show is put on by the London collective of live performers called Shunt who … (More →)

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Cheeky’s and Birba, Palm Springs

Posted on January 15th, 2013

It’s that time of year again when we’re past the hustle and bustle of the holidays, the hoopla of New Year’s Eve…and the cold rain and/or snow seem interminable. There’s only one thing to do: head to Palm Springs. For a city renowned as chic both for its hallowed past as a playground for the … (More →)