After 34 years in dentistry, Dr. Émile Finan, DDS is as lit-up by his career as ever. What began as a suggestion from his father—himself a dentist—grew into a passion he has transmitted to his own daughter, who recently began her specialty in periodontics at the University of Toronto. Dr.
Urology is an unexpectedly exciting medical field, attending to patients who suffer from conditions affecting the most intimate parts of their bodies. LUXE turns to urologist Dr. Andrew Steinberg to learn about some of the different urological concerns affecting men and women. Dr. Steinberg is the recipient of multiple awards
Italian designer Boarini Milanesi has created a USD 7 million handbag—the most expensive in the world—as an urgent call to protect our oceans from the ever-increasing threat of plastic waste. The cause is close to the heart of co-founder Matteo Rodolfo Milanesi, who describes his happiest moments of childhood as summers
Nothing entices like a carefully chosen gift. SOCIÉTÉ BOX thoughtfully curates items for all ages and occasions, nestled in the perfect box. This personalized online gifting service offers build-a-box options and worldwide shipping for limitless possibilities that surpass all expectations. A TANGIBLE GIFT WITH SUBSTANTIAL IMPACT Tongue-in-cheek names capture the essence
Holt Renfrew first opened its doors in 1837 as a hat shop in Québec City. Today it is recognized as a nexus of the specialty fashion retail experience in Canada, bringing together top designers and beauty brands from around the globe. On June 18, 2020, in Montreal, Holt Renfrew Ogilvy—the
To get a better idea of how the interaction between aesthetics and engineering came about in this collection, Europa Star met Fabrizio Buonamassa Stigliani, Watch Design Senior Director, and Alfredo De Biase, Special Movement Project Manager at Bulgari Horlogerie. In collaboration with Europa Star With its Octo Finissimo line, Bulgari has not only
Why is Canada not in the top 20 global markets for Swiss watchmakers, despite its high level of development? The potential of the Canadian watch market, in the shadow of its American neighbor, seems far from being reached, particularly in Montreal, a metropolis in the throes of renewal. Several initiatives are aiming
Launched in 2009, Noam Carver is the culmination of expert craftsmanship, timeless design, and a conceptual artistry deriving at unique jewelry that has won the bridal world over one ring at a time. Reconciling the essence of what makes a jewelry brand stand out in such an oversaturated industry, Noam
Birks is Canada’s largest chain of watch and jewelry stores, with nearly 30 points of sale across the country. It also produces its own jewelry lines. For the latest financial year, the group recorded sales of $151 million. This company, founded in Montreal in the 19th century, also has a
Since 1927, Europa Star magazine is the go-to reference for all things watchmaking. A family business, the magazine remains faithful to the spirit of its founder, the Swiss Hugo Buchser, more than fifty years after his death. Europa Star is broadcast in over 170 countries and puts out five publications
Well known in Switzerland and amongst a very select few in the high-end jewelry world, BEAUREGARD fuses watchmaking and jewelry in an unprecedented fashion. Founded by Montrealer Alexandre Beauregard and based in Geneva, the company offers exceptional Swiss timepieces with bold designs, beautifully set hand-polished stones, among other unique elements.
For the first time ever, Salon de Montreal hosted an international Watch Fair in Montreal on September 27 and 28 2019 at the enchanting Saint-James Club. This unique event allowed the public to meet the creators of the most prestigious watch brands from all over the world, in addition to
In less than ten years, Bota Bota, spa-sur-l’eau, has become an Old Montréal institution. Behind this success is a family full of seasoned entrepreneurs, including Geneviève Emond, President and Co-owner, her father Daniel, Co-owner, her sister Natalie, Vice-President of Customer Experience, and Stéphanie, who contributes her expertise as the owner
Since it was founded in 2012, ensō yoga has become a must for Montréal’s hot yoga enthusiasts. Located in the heart of the city, this vast 12,000 square foot studio offers a wide variety of classes in a spacious, modern and welcoming environment where every aspect has been carefully considered with
He has styled the tresses of celebrities the world over, from Claudia Schiffer to Renée Zellweger, not to mention Hillary Clinton. He has opened several luxury salons in France and New York City and launched a collection of hair and body care products found worldwide. He is Frédéric Fekkai, and
From Wednesday, September 25, to Saturday, September 28, 2019, the 29th annual Monaco Yacht Show will once again host the world of international yachting. Galas, business meetings and private events will be held in the glamourous Principality of Monaco. Held in the iconic Port Hercules in the Principality of Monaco, the
Why not take some me-time while you explore a new destination—in Switzerland? With its endless breathtaking views, this land of many peaks is the ideal destination to recharge and discover new horizons. LUXE has selected three of the country’s most beautiful spa resorts. Gstaad Palace (Gstaad) Perched on a hill overlooking the
For the first time in North America, a remarkable exhibition will bring together 17 Australian artists specializing in contemporary jewellery. “Aurora Australis” will take place from June 1 to July 15, 2018 at Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h, Canada’s only art gallery dedicated to jewellery. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to discover the talent of
The 75th Montréal International Auto Show (MIAS) was held from January 19 to January 28, 2018, at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. The theme: “Enter the Revolution.” This year, the MIAS proved again why, since its very beginnings, it has always been the top spot for unveiling automobile revolutions
Who has never dreamed of wearing a beautiful dress that lights up the room on her wedding day or at an important event? Antoinette Di Carlo turns this dream into a reality with one-of-a-kind tailor-made designs she creates in her atelier in Montréal’s Little Italy. Antoinette Di Carlo worked in the
The designer who was first noticed for his unique leatherwork now sells his creations across the country and abroad. Holt Renfrew, the chain of high-end department stores, has showcased his collections for several seasons now. A brief meeting with designer Denis Gagnon. 1. How would you describe your style? Classic, timeless and
Founded in 2003, Maison Édéenne creates one-of-a-kind fine jewellery pieces with an exceptional approach that differs from any other industry process. Its jewellery sculptures combine clients’ personal stories with the values of the renowned brands it collaborates with. Édéenne, founder of the business, comes from Montreal and is the only
While Fashion Week was in full swing, LUXE magazine took advantage of a visit to the Big Apple to test the new Lincoln MKZ and share its impressions with readers. Conclusion: appreciated and approved! At LUXE magazine, we think big, which is why we want to showcase high-profile projects in Quebec and
Sophie Tessier, owner of La Rousse Espace Beauté, a high-end hair salon on St-Laurent Boulevard favoured by some Quebec celebrities, has more than creative flair: she’s also an excellent businesswoman. As evidence, her La Rousse Mobile, which has been travelling through Quebec for over a year, is a resounding success. Inspired
The 32nd annual Palm Beach International Boat Show took place from March 23 to 26 2017 on the beautiful Flagler Drive waterfront in downtown West Palm Beach. One of the 10 top nautical events in the world, this boat show features each year magnificent yachts measuring up to 300 feet
Simon Geyik, Mesut Gursoy and Chadi Farhat, three devoted partners who are well-known in the hairstyling world, recently opened Salon Mute, a high-end, full service hair salon nestled in the heart of downtown Montreal. They provide haircuts, colour and styling for both men and women with a talented, experienced team
The 2017 Canadian International AutoShow was held in Toronto from February 17 to 26. Once again, car enthusi- asts were delighted by the diverse array of vehicles, including Alfa Romeo, Rolls Royce, Ferrari, BMW and Mercedes, exhibited across over 60,000 square metres at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The event was both the biggest auto
After a career in modeling, Ruby Brown had the bright idea of launching a business creating made-to-measure perfumes. Today, the SME that bears its founder’s name offers a range of scented candles, perfume creation workshops and a range of services to professionals. Encounter with a young woman who is passionate
In 2003, Martin Eberhard and Marc Tapenning founded Tesla Motors. Their inspiration: inventor Nikola Tesla. Interested in electricity, he was the first to design an efficient way of using alternating current in an auto and to patent the induction motor in 1888. Inspired by this technology, in 2008 the American
Jennifer, how did you get into the world of beauty? What has been your journey? I’ve been working in the industry for over twenty years. I’m a trainedestheticianand I started out teaching esthetics at the trade school level.I wanted to change the world (laughing), especially the perception of esthetics in Québec.
Exclusive report: an incursion into the universe of Montréal’s DAC Jet Internationale, a subsidiary of Groupe DAC Aviation International, which offers an experience unique in North America and Europe. Imagine the feeling. A Rolls Royce is waiting at your door and drops you off two metres from an elegant jet –
Versace. Hermès. Vuitton. Bulgari. All these names remind aficionados of ultra-prestigious brands that exclusiveness has a price. The world of automobiles is no different. LUXE presents its choice of super-performance vehicles. 1st place: Lamborghini Veneno Roadster The Veneno Roadster, launched by Lamborghini to celebrate its 50th anniversary, takes the top spot for extravagance.