A Gentleman’s Spirit
Liquor I Chivas Regal Extra
A new spirit will be served this month as the iconic whisky brand launches Chivas Regal Extra, their first addition to top-shelf liquor collections in seven years. It’s a hat tip to the Chivas brothers, who were pioneers in the art of whisky-making, and it will charm even the most sophisticated palate with notes of ripe pears and sweet tropical melons balanced with hints of vanilla, caramel and spicy cinnamon.
A Little R&R
Travel | Fables of the Peninsula
Enjoy the five-night land-cruise ‘Fables of the Peninsula’ on Belmond’s most luxurious train, the Eastern & Oriental Express. Starting on March 29th with a one-night stay at the legendary Raffles Singapore Hotel, journey together with only 60 other passengers across Malaysia and Thailand’s lush tropical countryside. The spirited city of Kuala Lumpur, the meditative rolling hills of the Cameron Highlands, and an evening stay at the Cameron Highlands Resort in the famous tea plantation rejuvenate the body and mind, turning a short adventure into a soothing mood set to last.
Star-Aligned Love Story
Film | Cinderella
The stars align on March 13th for the release of Cinderella. Lily James of Downton Abbey plays the title role, Game of Thrones’ Richard Madden plays Prince Charming, two-time Oscar winner Cate Blanchett twists the knife as the evil stepmother, and Kenneth Branagh directs. Although Cinderella’s cruel guardian forces her into servitude, she remains true to her mother’s dying words: “Have courage and be kind.” With compassion as her compass, Cinderella’s fate navigates her to an unlikely chance encounter with her soulmate. But to meet him again will take more than just charm.
Destination | Hotel de Glace
Like dwellings out of a fantasy film, the Hotel de Glace opens its frozen, other-worldly doors from January 5th until March 22nd just outside Quebec City, Quebec. Enchanting over one million visitors since 2001, its cool but comfortable interiors deliver a priceless experience: an Ice Bar and Cafe, crystalline ice sculptures and 44 hand-carved rooms and suites. Choose from themed accommodations like the Adventure Suite or the Romantic Getaway.
New Store, New Look
Shop | Nordstrom
The quintessential shopping experience comes to Ottawa on March 6th as Nordstrom opens at the Rideau Centre. This is the second of six Nordstrom stores set to open in Canada, all of which will sport the new contemporary design hallmarked by clean lines, smooth white ceilings and tiled floors, all in all a fresh, open atmosphere. From Burberry to Ferragamo, personal shoppers will be waiting to deck out Ottawans in stylish luxury. And for the rest of Canada, Nordstrom opens stores in Vancouver and Toronto in Fall 2015.
Orchids in the City
Event I The Orchid Show
Bask in the beauty of gardens and flowers at The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary from February 28th – April 19th at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. Inspired by an estate garden in Key West, The Orchid Show irrigates the roots of the soul with its mosaic of classic and exotic orchids, island rock music, poetry readings and gardening classes, breathing the atmosphere of a resort into the world’s most famous metropolis.