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Chris Picek | From Inuvik To Calgary

In 1998, Picek graduated with a red seal from SAIT’s culinary arts program, eagerly clamouring for the opportunity to flex his skills in the real world. “This is an industry that is very much about on the job training,” he concludes. The chef worked at the Rimrock and Wedgewood hotels in Canada before spending time
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Travel Q&A | Clifford Ne’ole

  Tell us about living in Maui and how travellers can get the essence of this place when they visit. I certainly count my lucky stars every day that I drive down this road here and can see the ocean.  God has given me the ability to live here. I’m very thankful for it. That’s
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CSL’s Favourite Hotels | Sutton Place Edmonton

“Do you have one of those 24 hour, nine to five jobs that doesn’t include vacations? What better way to turn a business trip into a mini vacation with the family than a drive up to Edmonton. The Sutton Place is ideally situated downtown, close to shops, restaurants and transportation- while you are at work,
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CSL’s Favourite Hotels | The Fairmont Palliser

“Have you ever wanted to trade places with Eloise, the mischievous little pampered girl who lived at a famed New York hotel?  The good news is that this dream can be realized.  The historic Fairmont Palliser in downtown Calgary is one of the city’s most recognizable edifices. Our late night check-in seemed to show off
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CSL Interviews | Paul Hughes of Calgary Food Policy Council

Chair of the Calgary Food Policy Council (CFPC) , Paul Hughes spoke to CSL about advocacy, the Calgary food system and why the CFPC got started. CSL: What is a Food Policy Council? Hughes: Food Policy Councils (FPCs) are comprised of individuals from all aspects of a local food system. They are often officially sanctioned
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Justin Leboe | Risk Taker

Growing up in Vancouver, food was an important part of the Leboe household, whether picking chanterelles in winter on Vancouver Island, collecting beach oysters or crabbing with cousins. For ten years, the chef worked in some of the top kitchens in North America (The French Laundry, Daniel, Jean-Georges). Sensing that the best way to advance his
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Travelling Notes | 5 Great Reasons to Visit Las Vegas

There has never been a better time to visit Sin City.          Encore Steve Wynn’s newest hotel, Encore, upped the ante on glamour.  The 2034 room hotel epitomizes 21st century cool with all the amenities you could possibly ask for including golf, spa, shopping, bars, clubs and restaurants. www.encorelasvegas.com   Bouchon A Lyonnaise
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Postcards | Costa Rica

  Read More from Costa Rica in the Winter 2007/08 issue of City Style and Living Magazine


Passport | Who wouldn’t love a face like this?

  The strange medieval beast (the gargoyle pictured at left) imaginatively recarved by the masons working on Holy Trinity Church, in Stratford-upon- Avon, England holds an important secret. It sits atop the church where William Shakespeare, the great dramatist and playwright, was baptized, worshiped and was buried. It was in this church where he first
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Passport | Hot Springs Around the World

The medicinal power of hot springs have been known for centuries, CSL guides you to three of these magical waters.