To shine a light on Canada’s most incredible weekend destinations, Cottage Life partnered with Chevrolet to create the Blazer Index, an exclusive lineup of Cottage Life's favourite luxury experiences. Charlie’s Burgers is just one of these essential events for when you’ve regained a sense of freedom in your life and you’re ready to explore the absolute best Canada has to offer. A series of private dining events held at unusual locations where high-profile chefs serve unique,
My visits to Saskatoon seem to be growing and with every passing opportunity to visit, I drive around to see what the city has to offer and take in the ongoing gentrification. If you’ve never been to Saskatoon, it’s a midwest Canadian city with a rich Aboriginal history and early 20th-century architecture that affords a little nostalgia of the "old west". And because of the Saskatchewan River, Saskatoon has its own charm with nine river-crossings which earned the city the nic
On a recent Press Trip to travel around the Quebec City region and along the north shore of the Saint Lawrence River, I had the opportunity to experience the all-new Lincoln Aviator— a 7-seater, 400hp SUV that easily competes with Volvo’s XC90, Infiniti's QX60, and Land Rover’s Discovery. What you need to know is that starting from $69k, the Aviator really does afford an interior sanctuary that isn't easily replicable. Adorned with premium leather, chrome accents, state-to-th
I've always been a fan of the city of Calgary for a multitude of reasons. As a burgeoning metropolis supporting a diverse population with the perfect proximity to the beautiful mountains of Banff and Lake Louise, Calgary is beginning to encapsulate the big city feels that Toronto and Vancouver have know for some time, and has become more and more entertaining and engaging in its own wake. If you’re looking to explore this amazing city and its surroundings, I recommend staying
FOOD | Argentinean-inspired, with dry-aged steaks, vegetarian options and seafood.
VIBE | Casual sophistication. Equally great for business lunches and best-friend birthdays.
DECOR | Brick, black paint, an open kitchen and massive fir pillars and steel beams.
DISH | Tableside ceviche mixto. Charbar has been dry-aging excellent beef and mixing ceviche tableside in the Simmons Building for the last four years. It's co-owned by Charcut's Connie DeSousa and John Jackson, but t
If you’ve never been to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Atlantic Canada’s largest city— GO! The seaport city was founded in 1749 and has so much to explore on foot with hip neighborhoods like the up-and-coming North End and the eclectic Spring Garden Road, where the award-winning Halifax Public Library and the peaceful Public Gardens share space. Other attractions include the Seaport Farmers’ Market, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, and the Canadian Immigration Museum at Pier 21.
We all know the city of Montreal has its own urban charm and trendy flair. As a ville that separates itself from the rest of the mega-cities across Canada, it remains unique in urban sprawl and architecture, with a stylistic touch of French heritage. Coming from someone who has both lived there and explores this destination as a business tourist, it's next to impossible to go wrong when it comes to a hotel or sweet spot to hang your hat for a few days. This time around I opte
At last month’s LA Auto Show, Lincoln unveiled the all-new Aviator SAV— another high end, luxury utility vehicle in a family of already glamorous and stylish rides. And when you see it, you certainly see elements of classic Lincoln styling as well as touches from the best Ford vehicles and Range Rover charisma as inspiration. It’s a helluva beautiful truck. But this article isn’t about that Sport Activity Vehicle— this is about the smaller yet perfectly athletic sibling, the
While on a recent road trip through British Columbia, I was astounded to learn some unsettling facts about Canadian Culture and what people are doing nowadays to get debt free based on a recent survey conducted by Capital One and Credit Canada Debt Solutions prepared for Credit Education Week. Here’s what’s going on: 76 percent of Canadians have already missed out on special experiences in order to save money, including vacations (53 percent), expensive dinners (44 percent) a
Years ago when I watched Mad Men on Sunday nights like everybody else, it was fascinating to see who came on board as ad sponsors for the show, and if they would have some sort of retro styling that mirrored the throwback program about fictional 60s American Advertising world and more. When Lincoln Motors enlisted actor John Slattery aka Roger Sterling of the Emmy Award-winning AMC TV series as their pitchman, they didn’t utilize the suave and comedic actor to get back to the