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 [...]

Mid-century Layouts: A new exhibition revisits classic Dior

A new exhibition revisits the Dior wardrobes of Toronto society figures in the 1950s. Caitlin Agnew reportsToronto's Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is bringing classic couture back to Bloor Street with the introduction of Christian Dior on Nov. 25. Feting the 70th anniversary of the House of Dior, the exhibition explores the early years of the Parisian label's haute couture collections, starting in 1947 shortly after the conclusion of the Second World War and ending with the designer's death in 1957. Read more [...]

What Is the difference between American and French oak?

The questionWhat is the difference between American and French oak?The answer It is all in the fibers, which affect wine flavour, barrel costs and even the way the vessels are assembled.Virtually all wood used for wine maturation belongs to three species of white oak, all which have the benefit of being extremely water-tight relative to many other timber. Two species, Quercus petraea and Quercus robur, are sourced from French forests (in some instances, Read more [...]

On the lookout for that special luxury item? Here is how to find it online

While the rest of the world was clicking through holiday wish lists, the luxury-goods market was reluctant to come around to e-commerce. Indeed, there are still some holdouts, such as Parisian leather goods company Goyard, that have yet to make themselves available online. But in 2017, the internet has become a great place to find the most luxurious, thoughtful and unique gifts for your loved ones, and typically boasts more options than you can find in person. .gi-custom-blockquote{margin-bottom:2em;font-family:PrattItalic;padding:0 Read more [...]

Online luxury finds

While the rest of the world was clicking through holiday wish lists, the luxury-goods market was reluctant to come around to e-commerce. Indeed, there are still some holdouts, such as Parisian leather goods company Goyard, that have yet to make themselves available online. But in 2017, the internet has become a great place to find the most luxurious, thoughtful and unique gifts for your loved ones, and typically boasts more options than you can find in person. .gi-custom-blockquote{margin-bottom:2em;font-family:PrattItalic;padding:0 Read more [...]

Swiss Alps hotels now thinking beyond the ski hill

My first evening at the Burgenstock Resort in the Swiss Alps was spent eating, among other things, mouhamara, the Syrian red pepper, pomegranate and walnut tartinadsche that is to hummus what foie gras is to cat food. The next day, I ate breakfast at a French restaurant run by a three-starred chef, had a Swiss lunch in a modern chalet and learned all I ever wanted to know but was afraid to ask about three-stage cryogenic slimming in an on-site hospital-hotel. It was only after a day at the Read more [...]