Not so long ago, a trip to the Hawaiian Islands was considered an exotic, farflung journey. However, our perspective has changed, especially with the first direct flights from Montréal to Honolulu starting in December 2021. Given that the archipelago is 4350 kilometres from Vancouver and an 11.5‑hour flight from Montréal, it is reasonable to ask, “Why travel so far?” And those in the know will surely answer that once you get there, you will understand.
Enzo Ferrari was a race-car driver for Alfa Roméo. He stopped racing following the birth of the first of his two sons. Known as Dino, his elder son Alfredo was a mechanical engineer who died of muscular dystrophy at the age of 24. In 1956, the year of his death, he designed, with collaboration of Pinin Farina, the first Ferrari V6 rear-drive sports car. This type of engine had already been used in race cars, but never in a sports car.
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Raised in a prominent artistic family, confronted with tragedy at a young age, Karine Martin has channelled all her energy into becoming stronger, braver, and better. Years passed before she reconnected with her first passion for the arts and the creative process —a passion that continues to sustain her to this day.
Nestled between road and river, the Saint-Ignace house creates a distinctive experience with unique scenery, allowing the surrounding landscapes to be enjoyed. Quietly revealing the St. Lawrence River, the house provides a contemplative nature experience from within. It opens up onto and magnifies the surroundings, its architecture working with the landscape.
How privileged we are, as Quebecers, to live where nature abounds. In fact, our mountains, nature reserves, fjords, and rivers often receive international media coverage. It is indeed a gift to have access to thousands of kilometres of trails offering getaways of a few hours, days, or even weeks. Here are some destinations that will pique your passion for wide-open spaces.
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A look at the amazing evolution of Louis Vuitton leather goods. With a prestigious history of iconic, refined creations, the brand has nonetheless remained closely associated with travel.
Mah Jong, the modular sofa from Roche Bobois, celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2021. After revolutionizing the world of seating in the 1970s, this timeless series has been "dressed" by numerous great designers, including the late Kenzö Takada, who died shortly after designing his final fabric collection for this iconic sofa.
Jean-Claude Lussier has made photography into an art that captures an instant, a movement, or a look, offering the viewer a measure of eternity.
Inspired by the surrounding nature, this house was strategically positioned to preserve the existing vegetation. Its architecture creates a cohesive whole that balances indoor and outdoor space.
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Full disclosure: Having known Mélissa Lambert her whole life —she is my sister's daughter— I had a front-row seat when she started her company Lambert Design in 2017. I thought it was a very daring move at the time, as she had no expertise in the field. However, I was forgetting her determination, audacity and communication skills!
Pasquale Vari, a teaching chef at the Institut de tourisme et d'hôtellerie du Québec (ITHQ), needs no introduction. This popular judge on the Radio-Canada show "Les Chefs!" is now an entrepreneur as well, with a new line of gourmet products and sauces that has just arrived in grocery stores.
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