The top 13 Instagram-worthy  Presents

Fashion unicorn Spotted on American musician and actor Selena Gomez (Instagram's most followed accounts), Coach's wool and cashmere unicorn sweater was created for a selfie in the snow. Coach 1941 Uni Intarsia Sweater, $565 through . Royal therapy Allow the world (and all your followers) know what you think of your special someone with one of New York-based Edie Parker's signature acrylic clutches, making a strong statement without speaking a word. Read more [...]

Now sailing to nowhere: a superyacht for aquaphobes?

As I sit sipping an All on Board Bramble, a yacht pulls from the marina, giving the impression we are moving -- but we are not. I am sitting with my companion, Toby, drinking cocktails (mine is Plymouth Sloe Gin and berries) on the sixth and top floor of this amazing new Southampton Harbour Hotel, a property that's revolutionizing the worldwide port city and its localnbsp;area. The Southampton Harbour was designed like a superyacht -- all the six floors includes a promenade "deck" and each Read more [...]

The top 13 Instagram-worthy gifts

With our photograph-it-or-it-didn't-happen mentality in mind, not to mention Instagram's 800 million active monthly users, Caitlin Agnew shares some of the season's gifts that are guaranteed to get likes FASHION UNICORN Spotted on American musician and actor Selena Gomez (Instagram's most followed account), Coach's wool and cashmere unicorn sweater was made for a selfie in the snow. Coach 1941 Uni Intarsia Sweater, $565 through . ROYAL Read more [...]

In the land of whisky, Scottish distiller Isle of Harris makes a splash – with gin

Even by Scottish standards, the Isle of Harris qualifies as rugged and remote. Located off the mainland's northwest coast in the archipelago known as the Outer Hebrides, it is mountainous, windswept and not exactly teeming with hipster night life (population: 2,000). But it has long enjoyed one global claim to fame, Harris Tweed. The iconic woollen fabric, which according to parliamentary decree must be handwoven by islanders in their homes, has been gaining stature on high-fashion runways – Read more [...]

Long haul: How can a 17-hour flight be more bearable?

When Qantas Airways Ltd. launches its newest route from Perth to London this spring, it will be the first direct air link Australia has ever had with Europe. At just under 15,000 kilometres, it's one of the longest routes in the world – a 17-hour journey. The daily flights will be operated by Qantas' new Boeing 787- Dreamliner. But most notably, some passengers and possibly crew will be part of a new clinical trial in the air. In March, a research team will fit a group of volunteer Read more [...]

Toronto AGO and Hermès bashes fuse art and fashion

Hermès store opening, Toronto The party to mark the opening of the new Hermès store in Toronto was one of the most anticipated of the season, and it proved, without a doubt, to be the best fashion party of not just the season but the year. Hermès Canada president and chief executive officer Jennifer Carter, who has run the company here since 1988, taking it from a single counter to four shops from coast to coast, was beaming on Nov. 28 as she Read more [...]

Globe holiday gift guide: Suitable travel accessories

1. Pearly right File this one under pure indulgence. These travel-size Italian toothpastes include a little bit of decadence to any dopp kit, whether you are camping in a two-person tent or remaining in a five-star package. Hey, if you can not spoil yourself on holiday, then when cannbsp;you?Marvis gift set, $35 at . 2. First classy Sexy and smart, this tweed and leather carry-on will turn heads at check. Toronto-based Ebby Rane shows once more that it knows what a modern traveller Read more [...]

How to Present it Forwards during the holidays

Save some of your holiday shopping budget for a present with an integrated give-back. Caitlin Agnew picks presents that are both charitable and TrendyBRASS TACKS We provides assistance through its five pillars of effect: education, food, water, opportunity and wellness. Targeted towards chance, this handmade cuff gives financial tools to a woman in a growing community, enabling her to make a sustainable income and provide for her loved ones. Check out Me We's site for even more gift ideas, Read more [...]

Globe holiday gift guide: To the spirits enthusiast

1. Single origin Most Cognacs are blended from casks of varying age to achieve a uniform fashion every year. The 19 casks of the limited edition represent one wine harvest in the Cognac area's finest district, Grande Champagne. Put simply: collector-worthy, top-end brandy. But do not let that prevent you from dispensing a couple of generous drams to (appreciated) guests this year. Dry and trim, with notes of orange blossom, honey, nougat and a heaping helping ofnbsp;spice.Hine Bonneuil Read more [...]

Exploring Jerusalem’s transformation into a late-night hub

Considering that the diminutiveness of the intersection of Beit Ya'akov and Ha-Shikma Streets, two of dozens of narrow roads that zigzag irregularly through Jerusalem's Nachlaot neighbourhood, adjacent to the town's 100-year-old shuk, it takes much longer than I expect to find Daniel Nahmias. On one side of the street a dozen or so people line an elevated sidewalk out Machneyuda -- a cacophonous kitchen celebration of a restaurant named for its slangy pronunciation of the outdoor food market, Read more [...]