This past Labour Day, I enjoyed a tour of Lake Muskoka aboard a friend's boat. It felt like the quintessential excursion for the end-of-season holiday – speeding across the water, drenched in September sunlight with windswept hair. It was my daughter's first boating experience and she squealed with delight with every wave.Read More
When we think about the colour palette of Malta, we tend to imagine the cerulean blue sea, that particular shade of limestone, a sunset sky awash with pinks and violets, the dusty muted shades of sun-drenched fields. What we lack in our natural landscape (save for those few months of winter rain) is the colour green. As someone who spent most of my life in Canada – a country known most prominently for its impressive landscapes and foliage – it is no surprise that I have recently found myself utterly bewitched by the hue.Read More
If my dreams were in watercolour, then Inslee Haynes would be my artist.
A Manhattan-based fashion illustrator at the helm of her own print empire, Inslee perfectly captures the dashing style and effortless glamour of her impeccably-dressed fictional subjects. Her illustrations are distinctly feminine and whimsical, and I (along with many others) would leap at the chance to step into the world that she creates.Read More
For last month’s issue, we shot our fashion story in the National Library of Malta. The building, which was built in 1776, has always enchanted me. It is situated on one of my favourite squares in the capital city and features an impressive arcade of archways, complete with intricate stone detailing, of course.Read More
Perhaps one of the most unusual and uncomfortable sexual encounters to ever occur on screen is in Spike Jonze’s latest film, Her, between a man and his computer’s operating system. Unusual and uncomfortable yes, but shocking, no. Perhaps Jonze’s greatest achievement with this film is his ability to portray a loving relationship in a way that is free from judgement — he refrains from forcing our perspective and thus allows his viewer to have a more accepting reaction to the love affair that unfolds. Although preposterous in theory — a man falling in love with a computer — the nuances of the film allow for it to, somehow, make sense. Jonze’s protagonist, Theodore, accepts his feelings and therefore we accept his relationship.Read More