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Curious Cordileone

DINO CORDILEONE IS PASSIONATE ABOUT FINE DINING. WITH HIS ASSOCIATE CHEFS AT PICCOLA ITALIA RESTAURANT, HE IS REINVENTING TRADITIONAL ITALIAN CUISINE AND MODERNIZING THE CODES OF CHIC EPICUREANISM. The era of tasteless pasta is over! At Piccola Italia restaurant, the dishes are fresh and flamboyant: the grappa flambéd rack of lamb with blackcurrant sauce and … Continue reading Curious Cordileone

Gilles Vézina, purveyor of chic

IN 1975, GILLES VÉZINA TOOK OVER THE CELEBRATED BOUTIQUE THAT HIS FATHER HENRI FOUNDED THIRTEEN YEARS EARLIER. SINCE THAT TIME, HE HAS BEEN IMPORTING THE WORLD’S MOST PRESTIGIOUS CLOTHING LINES FOR MEN. HENRI VÉZINA BECAME THE FIRST STORE IN CANADA TO CARRY COLLECTIONS BY DESIGNERS HUGO BOSS, ANDRÉ COURRÈGES, AND GIANFRANCO FERRÉ. SO, WHERE ARE … Continue reading Gilles Vézina, purveyor of chic

father-daughter-united-by-the-triathlon

PATRICE KRETZ, FIFTY-SOMETHING AND IN TOP FORM, DISCOVERED A DEMANDING DISCIPLINE THROUGH HIS DAUGHTER AMÉLIE. THIS IS THE STORY OF THEIR LOVELY COLLABORATION. “It’s my daughter Amélie that got me hooked on the triathlon. Then one day I went to watch the Ironman in Hawaii where I saw our champion, Pierre Lavoie, competing. That was … Continue reading father-daughter-united-by-the-triathlon

A man who loves life

I MET JEAN HOUDE IN 1998 WHILE ATTENDING A HOUSING-INDUSTRY EVENT. A CONSTRUCTION ENTREPRENEUR IN HIS LATE THIRTIES, HE HAD A BEAUTIFUL FAMILY OF FOUR CHILDREN. THIS YOUNG CONTRACTOR, A GRADUATE OF THE UNIVERSITE DE SHERBROOKE, IMPRESSED ME WITH HIS NONCHALANT ATTITUDE ABOUT MONEY. HE CARED MORE ABOUT HIS CLIENTS’ SATISFACTION AND HIS FAMILY’S WELL-BEING … Continue reading A man who loves life
Design Louis George

Contemporary fires

BACK IN THE DAY, WE WERE SATISFIED TO WATCH A BRICK FIREPLACE WITH ITS GROUND-LEVEL HEARTH; THROUGH A SMALL WINDOW, WE WATCHED THE DANCING FLAMES. WE IMAGINED THE UNSEEN FLAMES THAT WERE HIDDEN BEHIND THE IRON-MESH CURTAIN. TODAY, IN AN AGE OF ZEN, FIREPLACES HAVE BECOME A FOCAL POINT IN ROOMS, SIMPLIFIED AND SHOWCASING THE … Continue reading Contemporary fires

A dream house

VISITING FRIENDS ON A BEAUTIFUL, UNPOLLUTED LAKE, A COUPLE FALL IN LOVE WITH THE LAURENTIANS AND DECIDE TO BUILD THEIR SECONDARY RESIDENCE THERE. THEY PURCHASED THE NEIGHBOURING 63,000-SQUARE-FOOT LOT AND DRAW PLANS TO BUILD A NEW ENGLAND-STYLE HOUSE. The construction was spread out over 18 long months, which gave the owners time to consider details … Continue reading A dream house