Wynn and Encore

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 →)


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 →)


Cindy Sherman

Posted on February 5th, 2013

Cindy Sherman, Untitled #96, 1981, chromogenic colour print, 61 x 121.9 cm
The Museum of Modern Art, Gift of Carl D. Lobell. © 2013 Cindy Sherman

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 … (More →)


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 →)


The Architects

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 →)


Cheeky’s and Birba

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 →)


Frida & Diego

Posted on January 8th, 2013

Sounding like an ambitious endeavor, I was somewhat skeptical when I heard about Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics and Painting, currently on view at the Art Gallery of Ontario. I was curious to see how Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera works could be brought together into a succinct exhibition without being overshadowed by their … (More →)


Drawing Surrealism

Posted on December 18th, 2012

Federico Castellón
Her Eyes Trembled, 1939
Pen and ink
15 3/4 x 11 5/8 in.
LACMA, gift of the 2006/2007 Drawings Group, M.2006.202.
© Federico Castellón Estate. Digital Image © 2012 Museum Associates/LACMA.

On a recent visit to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, we were thoroughly impressed with the incredible quality and … (More →)