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Upscale Exploration on Windstar’s Alaska Cruises

Upscale Exploration on Windstar’s Alaska Cruises

Windstar Cruises’ 212-passenger yacht Star Legend returns to Vancouver this season, offering true luxury to vacationers seeking to experience firsthand the beauty of British Columbia and Alaska’s remote wilderness. Upon boarding, guests are greeted by their gracious Captain Ned Tutton. As she measures only 440 ft long – only slightly…
Lillooet: Where Jade is more valuable than Gold

Lillooet: Where Jade is more valuable than Gold

“When they found gold they found wealth, when they found jade they found a piece of heaven.” – Ancient Chinese Proverb One of my most cherished childhood memories was when my mother gave me a platinum necklace with a small translucent reddish-brown jade carving of a sword that she had…
Hotel Del Coronado Christmas Skating by the Sea

Hotel Del Coronado Christmas Skating by the Sea

Southern California is one of the top family holiday destinations, but where do you go to find a touch of the traditional winter Christmas without leaving the coastal areas? Vancouverites have the Robson Square Ice Rink next to the newly established Robsons Street Plaza. New Yorkers have The Rink at…
Degas, Impressionism, and the Millinery Trade

Degas, Impressionism, and the Millinery Trade

Degas, Impressionism and the Millinery Trade, a landmark exhibition featuring works by world-renowned artist Edgar Degas and other Impressionist masters, explores the evolution of high-fashion hats of late 19th century Paris. Currently on display at the Legion of Honor – Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are more than 40…
French-Made Beret Makes a Luxury Fashion Comeback

French-Made Beret Makes a Luxury Fashion Comeback

The French beret, long associated with passionate revolutionaries like Che Guevara and avant garde artists like Pablo Picasso and made stylish in the 1950s by actress and model Brigitte Bardot, has returned as one of the hottest luxury fashion must-haves for spring. With its rebel history and its distinctly Parisian…
Yves Saint Laurent Dazzles in the Birthplace of Grunge

Yves Saint Laurent Dazzles in the Birthplace of Grunge

The Seattle Art Museum (SAM)’s exhibition Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style offers a unique retrospective of the work of one of the most influential French haute couture designers of our era. Could this be an indication that Seattle’s fashion scene has now moved beyond the grunge look of…