The World’s Most Glamorous Cities | Whether they shine in the realms of art, fashion, food, or culture, there’s a certain circuit of fabulous cities known for their particularly glamorous offerings. So captivating are these international destinations that narrowing down the list can be a daunting task. As you decide where next to put down roots, take a look at what makes these seven cities overflow with cosmopolitan allure.Read More
Return Of Rye | Rye is a spirit with lots of history. The peppery drink was a favorite of the forefathers of the U.S., including President George Washington, and was a staple right up until Prohibition.
But rye distillers never recovered from that 13-year dry spell, and until recently, the spirit was all but extinct. Now, with bespoke bars and craft cocktails making everything old new again, it is having a more-than-triumphant return to the top shelf.Read More
How to Downsize in Toronto’s Luxury Real Estate Market | When you’re used to space, the thought of downsizing can be a challenging one. Isn’t bigger better? Is your family going to be constantly underfoot? Where will you host your guests? But taking a step towards a smaller footprint can offer benefits: smaller homes are often easier to maintain, more environmentally friendly, and can suit a lifestyle of travel and multiple pursuits. If you’re thinking about taking the downsizing leap, here are a few points to consider.Read More
The Well Toronto | Three Million Square Feet and Over 7.8 Acres of Office, Retail, Condominium and Rental Residential Space in Toronto's King West Area. Live at the Well | Green spaces, an open-air public promenade and an atmosphere of discovery come together in inspirational, centrally-located residences that offer an extension of the King West lifestyle.Read More
What's New in Art, Architecture, and Design | The year 2019 is bringing in new technologies and old techniques to create beautiful spaces and objects. Below, some of the latest trends in art, architecture, and design.Read More
6 Exclusive Tasting Menus Around the Globe | Stimulate your palate with a foamy amuse-bouche. Finish your multi-course meal with a silky chocolate dessert. Often presenting delicacies like foie gras, sweetbreads, and Wagyu, tastings allow gifted chefs to show off their cooking chops.What gourmet dreams are made of, the tasting menus at the following restaurants might not be on your radar—but should be.Read More
The New Private Clubs | Private social clubs, traditional bastions of upper-class decorum, are reinventing themselves as democratic gathering spots for a diverse, younger generation of members.
The old clubs are easing membership rules, dress codes, and even fees, while new clubs like the one being planned by David Beckham and Guy Ritchie in West London’s Notting Hill are catering to the chic sneakers-and-cellphone crowd.Read More
Rosedale | Highest Rated Restaurants - Hungry? I sure am… We have compiled a list of some of the hottest restaurants in Rosedale and Summerhill. Check it out and let me know which one is your favourite.Read More
The Marco Chiappetta Group at Sotheby’s International Realty Canada continues to represent the most extraordinary homes in Canada, and our network represents some of the most significant homes and clientele in the world. Over the next week, we will once again be featuring properties from our Sotheby’s International Realty network to showcase our global offering.Read More
Some of the most desirable buildings in Toronto have a luxury hotel brand attached to them. By some measures there are four preeminent luxury hotel brands in Toronto. The Ritz-Carlton, The Four Seasons, The Shangri-La and now The St Regis are buildings which have become icons in our city. We have often found these four buildings are not only popular destinations for local Torontonians looking to downsize, but they are also very popular with foreign buyers looking to make Toronto their home or at the very least one of their homes.Read More
Toronto's Safest Neighbourhoods | Frequently called one of the world’s most livable cities, Toronto ranks high on lists of the most desirable cities for many reasons. Not only is it one of the most walkable cities in Canada, it’s also one of the safest, despite having a population of 2.7 million people (with 5.9 million residing in the Greater Toronto Area, or GTA). If you’re looking for a new neighbourhood to discover, for a visit or for a forever home, your personal safety and the safety of your loved ones is a high priority. These areas have been ranked as some of the most secure neighbourhoods in Toronto, making them a great place to start looking when deciding where to reside.Read More
New & Notable Luxury Properties for Sale | January 2019 : From a sprawling rural estate in Australia to a historic castle in Belgium, these are this month’s four featured notable properties for sale.Read More
7 Tips to Warm up your Home in the Winter | Imagine, if you will, the perfect winter home. What does it look like? Is it a classic colonial with a foot of snow on the roof and smoke spiralling from the chimney? Perhaps the interior is crisp and bright, with sunshine streaming through the windows, blankets to warm cold toes, and a hot drink steaming on the stove. - Sotheby’s International Realty CanadaRead More
Photographer and multidisciplinary artist David Drebin on the transitory nature of home. When we speak on the phone, David Drebin is at home, sort of. It is early July and the New York–based photographer and multidisciplinary artist is spending the summer in Toronto, where he was born and raised. But, he stresses, he is not here for R&R, taking it easy or chilling. “I don’t really relax and unwind, or take a break, because I love what I do,” he says. He’s working on post-production in Canada. Then he hits the road again.Read More
Mexico City has long been a center for the arts, but it has recently grown into a global destination for culture. For the past decade, the city’s contemporary art scene has rivaled the rigorous programming and sophistication of European and North American destinations, says Anna Di Stasi, director of Sotheby’s Latin American art department.Read More
Bulgari recently opened a state-of-theart Shanghai hotel, a new addition in its stable of seven properties that have helped expand the high-end jewelry company’s footprint. But Bulgari isn’t the only luxury brand getting into the hospitality business. Baccarat, Armani, and Versace all have hotels with their names on them. And prepare yourself to see more: Bulgari reportedly has plans for another 15 additions—with future outposts in Moscow, Tokyo, and Paris—joining a list of locations that includes Dubai, Bali, and London in addition to the original Milan hotel.Read More
It happens every time I wind my way up the magical driveway to Langdon Hall Country House Hotel & Spa, in Cambridge, Ontario. I experience equal parts excitement and relief. Or a physical reaction that is the opposite of an adrenaline rush. That, and the anticipation I’m about to enjoy a food experience that rivals those I’ve had in gastro-centres in Paris, London, Rome, Burgundy and San Sebastián.Read More
Minimalism, functionality, comfort: these are the tenets of Scandinavian design. A trend that continues to grow in popularity, this movement of pared-back warmth and tasteful natural details calls to homeowners the world over, and manages to evoke reserved beauty without becoming stodgy. Whether it’s storage that doubles as décor or rooms that mirror soothing galleries, the best of Nordic design invites your eye to rest and consider.Read More
Sundays are sacred. Whether you spend the day exploring local art and architecture, browsing market stops, or indulging in culinary delights, there’s no denying the seventh and final day of the week is reserved for discovery as a ritual. This Sunday, we explore the best of Miami.Read More
Traveling is about more than finding relaxation and getting away from it all—it’s also about connecting with a new place and striking a balance between adventure and serenity. With the advent of eco-luxury travel, which prioritizes environmental sustainability while maintaining a standard of high-quality experiences, there’s never been a better time to engage with the world’s history and culture. Belize has become a top spot for eco-conscious travel, in large part due to the country’s efforts to protect the Caribbean coastline
and the Belize Barrier Reef.