How we connect with one another in this fast-paced world is a fascinating topic. In this issue we explore connection and reinvention in art and culture, global influence on design, and rituals of the table.
The work of Turkish artist and architect Gülnur Özdağlar illustrates the adage that “One man’s garbage is another man’s gold.” Her fantastical flowers and other sculptural creations, crafted from discarded plastic bottles, help us consider the possibilities for reinvention that can be found all around us in everyday objects.
Some of today’s most innovative art scenes are thriving in places you may not expect. Be sure these eight cities—including Buenos Aires, Guangzhou, Mumbai and Istanbul—are on your must-visit list.
The festive culinary—and social—tradition of meze is central to Lebanese culture. Chef Choueiri Ramzi and other experts share their perspective on meze from Beirut and beyond.
The Brooklyn Museum is the backdrop to showcase cutting-edge fashions from Limi Feu, Prada, Tsumori Chisato, Marc Jacobs and more.
Christian Louboutin’s Pigalle crystal-encrusted golden stilettos are at once dazzling and dangerous.
Make a statement with a handbag, belt or boots in bold calf hair.
To the elbow and beyond . . . the elegant opera glove makes a comeback.
With these intriguing accessories, black is anything but basic.
Designer Kara Ross is known for using gemstone accents in her wares. Her latest fine jewellery line features another natural material: Many of the pieces —surprisingly—are crafted from rare wood.
Cufflinks designed to draw a smile.
Six top designers draw inspiration from a shoe originally made for desert warfare.
The history of this iconic outerwear—and modern versions that up the style quotient of any cool-weather uniform.
Washi paper. Ceramic rice bowls. Tenugui cloths. Bamboo baskets. Focus your shopping time in Tokyo on items that are authentically and artfully Japanese.
Taking an indirect path into the fashion world, Bangkok-born, Nebraska-bred Thakoon Panichgul brought out his first collection in 2005, and he’s been winning fans such as Sarah Jessica Parker ever since.
It makes scents: bath and shower gels that nourish the skin and the senses.
Make a splash in the season’s boldest and brightest swimwear.
Shades of orange add a playful air to haute jewels.
New This Season
Tea has been with us for millennia. Along the way it has accumulated a fascinating blend of history and lore.
Where do the rituals and heritage surrounding the world’s second-most-popular beverage fit in today’s world?
Luminaries in the worlds of fashion, film, the arts and others share how they ensure that their busy schedules include more than just work.
Sleek fashions. Sparkling chandeliers. Delicate jewellery. It all sounds lovely, but not particularly innovative—until you realise these items are upcycled from little-valued materials like plastic bottles. Here are six designers who transform trash into treasure.
The question has been argued for years, with no firm answer but with many interesting interpretations: What is the role of the Internet when it comes to experiencing art?
Four Seasons sommelier Fabio Masi brings deep knowledge and youthful enthusiasm to his role as ambassador for Swiss wines and other noteworthy vintages from around the world.
How does St. Petersburg maintain—not to mention expand—one of the world’s largest and oldest museums? With a little help from friends, both near and far.
The joy of Four Seasons cooking schools.
Experience Africa, Four Seasons style.
A Four Seasons veteran of 35 years, Chef Concierge Liloo Alim is proud to welcome guests to the new Four Seasons Hotel Toronto, located in the chic Yorkville neighbourhood. Her itinerary shows off the city’s capacity for creative reinvention.
From ceremonial dances at Indian Pueblos to the Winter Spanish Market to a Christmas Eve procession complete with bonfires and carollers, Santa Fe takes a multicultural approach to celebrating the holidays.
The architects of Four Seasons golf.
A guide to handcraftsmanship in Florence, sustainable wine in Costa Rica, Japanese pub–style dining in Baltimore, a new cultural centre in Marrakech and a photographic excursion in Langkawi.
Aloha Via Satellite
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