C'est La Vie Deluxe : Stand out restaurants, elegant hotels and an all-around good time in Montreal

On the third floor of Montreal’s Belgo Building — originally the site of a short- lived luxury department store in the early 1900s and now home to more than 30 independent art galleries — Nathon Kong is showing artists’ works on display in a brightly lit stark white room. The fashion designer then casually leans onto a wall that swings open to reveal his intimate atelier, all sumptuous colours and textures, everything illuminated like a theatrical production.

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6 Modern Kitchen Features Every Home Needs

6 Modern Kitchen Features Every Home Needs | No remodel adds more value to your home than a kitchen overhaul: your efforts to update a kitchen often net out in a positive return on investment. But many modern kitchens are also replete with the kinds of bells and whistles that only the most serious cooks will ever use. Bypass the extraneous when you revamp by noting the following kitchen makeover must-haves.

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5 Historic Homes That Tell A Story

5 Historic Homes That Tell A Story | The homes we live in tell a story, and the older the house, the more it has to say. Today we look at five extraordinary properties that outlasted wars, economic booms and downfalls, seen owners of fame on the world stage, and proprietors of local notoriety. These homes have been lovingly cared for, with their storied elements protected and restored. From the relatively new history of the United States and a fortress in Europe, to a playwright’s estate in between, these historic homes still have a lot more life to live

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Shelf Awareness | 6 Inviting Home Libraries

Shelf Awareness | 6 Inviting Home Libraries | Even though reading on a Kindle or an iPad is more popular than ever, nothing quite matches the experience of relaxing with an actual printed book. From colorful and comfortable to stately and formal, these 6 home libraries are distinctive places to display and enjoy favorite works.

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Luxury Properties for Sale Over $24 Million | October 2019

Luxury Properties for Sale Over $24 Million | From an elegant, French chateau-inspired estate in Ontario to the Elysian House, an architectural masterpiece in London, England, these are this month’s four featured notable properties for sale over $24 million.

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At Your Service, Fashion Insider Shares the Go-To Spots Gathered From Their Travels

Nestled in Toronto’s ritzy Yorkville neighbourhood, home to Chanel, Versace, Hermès and other luxury retailers, At Your Service, Fashion Insider Shares the Go-To Spots Gathered From Their Travels | Cabine is an anomaly. It’s housed in an unassuming brownstone identified only by its bright pink door, and gaining entrance is by invitation or appointment only. The intimate Cabine retail experience was founded by fashion veteran Nicholas Mellamphy and officially opened for business in 2018. Mellamphy brings one-of-a-kind pieces from the runways each season right to his clients — a small group of women from around the world who just happen to include celebrities and royalty (he doesn’t divulge names).

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2019 Top-Tier Fall Market Forcast

2019 Top-Tier Fall Market Forcast | Emboldened consumer confidence and solid economic fundamentals in Canada’s largest housing market position the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) to lead Canadian top-tier real estate performance this fall. New data compiled by Sotheby’s International Realty Canada reveal that GTA residential real estate sales over $1 million saw bold gains over the summer months, increasing 29% year-over-year in July and August. Significant increases were experienced across every housing type as condominium, attached and single family home sales over $1 million rose 13%, 45% and 29% from 2018 levels respectively. Preliminary sales figures for the first fifteen days of September also suggest robust fall activity ahead, as overall $1 million-plus sales surged 53% year-over-year, while sales over $4 million rose 75%.

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Insight : The Art of Living - The Luxury Issue

The evolution of luxury is personal, and for many, it is defined by experience, not price | In this issue of Insight: The Art of Living, we introduce you to people and places that reflect the future of luxury, as defined by creativity, craftsmanship and elevated experience, rather than simply by the price tag. You will meet notable Canadian designers Liz Eeuwes and Calla Haynes whose experimental styles are invigorating the world of high-end carpet-making. We’ll take you on a global journey to meet gourmet chocolatiers, such as CXBO, which makes edible art in Toronto, and To’ak in Ecuador, whose aged tree-to-bar chocolate pairs with vintage wines and fine whisky. Then join us as we explore the culturally rich, dynamic cities of Montreal, London and Cape Town, where luxury and design are being taken to new levels.

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Less is More: 8 Minimalist Interior Design Trends

Less is More: 8 Minimalist Interior Design Trends | True minimal design is all about letting the design elements in a space speak for themselves. Whether you’re looking to completely renovate your home or simply update one room, these minimal interior design ideas will help you maximize the impact of your next project.

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Where the Light is | 5 Contemporary Dwellings in Ibiza

5 Contemporary Dwellings in Ibiza | For those looking to make the most of summer, thankfully, there’s Ibiza. Surrounded by vibrant Mediterranean waters, the third-largest Balearic Island is the definition of paradise. Though the island is known for its vibrant nightlife and live electronic music shows, a foray into the countryside and the island’s quieter villages reveals a more balanced tranquility. Here are five homes that embrace contemporary style without losing out on any of the dynamism of Ibiza.

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Sotheby’s | Massimo Bottura at the Intersection of Art and Artisan

Massimo Bottura at the Intersection of Art and Artisan | At the heart of Massimo Bottura’s Osteria Francescana is both Italian food and Contemporary Art, and the more you talk to him, the harder it becomes to parse out where one ends and the other begins. This September, the legendary chef lends his creative eye and passionate spirit to Sotheby’s Contemporary Curated Auction in New York.

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Going with the Flow | 6 Estates with Private Lakes

Going with the Flow | 6 Estates with Private Lakes | Few things can compare to time spent private relaxing sound of fresh water, the cool shade of trees, and soothing sylvan scents create the most tranquil settings at these six estates, each of which includes its own peaceful private lake.

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A Rarity On the River

A Rarity on the River | When a home designed by the legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright is used as a guest house and not the main residence of an estate, you know you’ve entered rarified territory.

Welcome to The Falls. In the Washington, D.C., power suburb of McLean, Virginia, the 3.2-acre estate stands above, overlooking the Potomac River. The setting is equal to the main residence itself—a palatial home of sprawling entertainment spaces, private wings, vistas from every angle, and surprises at every turn.

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Market Watch | August 2019

Market Watch | August 2019 | Toronto Real Estate Board President Michael Collins announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 7,711 residential sales through TREB's MLS® System in August 2019. This result represented a 13.4 per cent increase compared to 6,797 sales reported in August 2018. On a month-over- month basis, after preliminary seasonal adjustment, sales were up by 0.8 per cent.

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Inside a Panoramic Wonder in San Francisco, California

Inside a Panoramic Wonder in San Francisco, California | This sophisticated contemporary aerie in the hills of Clarendon Heights spans approximately 4,195 square feet and offers four bedrooms, a sleek open living and dining level, and a vista that is dazzling by day and sparkling by night.

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5 Things to Consider When Buying a Waterfront Property

5 Things to Consider When Buying a Waterfront Property | Whether appreciating the view from indoors or enjoying the breeze along the shore, owners of waterfront homes benefit from a different perspective and pace. Little in life can match the tranquility and inspiration of life along the water—but when it comes to making the move to a waterfront property permanent, there is a unique set of considerations to keep in mind. Whether a coastal home is your retirement dream, vacation getaway, or your primary residence, here are things to note before settling on the shoreline.

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