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Bar Raval: Gaudí-Inspired Design

10 Mar 2015 / 0 Comments / in Blog

Opened by the team behind the celebrated Spanish delight Bar Isabel, and located at the former home of Teatro in Toronto’s Little Italy is new kid on the block Bar Raval, a gorgeous pintxo bar gracing the corner of College and Palmerston. Bar Raval is named for El Raval, the once seedy and now edgy […]

Luxury English Lifestyle

02 Mar 2015 / 0 Comments / in Blog

Quintessentially English, Aspinal of London is a luxury lifestyle brand that offers handbags & purses, wallets, and luxury leather gifts. This young company, led by creative director Mariya Dykalo, produces some of the most elegant and sophisticated travel accessories that reflect the best of English style. Large Cabin Case in Amazon Brown Croc Exquisitely handmade […]

In Conversation With Sofía Sánchez de Betak

24 Feb 2015 / 0 Comments / in Blog

As part of the Focalized interview series, Focal Journey celebrates and highlights the hard work of colleagues (photographers, stylists, bloggers, designers, etc.) whose creativity and passion enhance the lifestyle, travel, and design industries. We had the great pleasure to chat with Sofía Sánchez de Betak, one of New York City’s most sought-after people in the […]

Ramses by S+arck: Design Wonderland

18 Feb 2015 / 0 Comments / in Blog

Located in Madrid’s iconic Plaza de la Independencia, Ramses offers a unique experience for those looking for a culinary experience that combines gastronomy, art, music, and design – all under one roof. (Please click on photo to enlarge and see slideshow). This painfully beautiful three-story urban oasis, designed by renowned French architect Philippe Starck, is […]

Tableau: Sexy & Casual Sophistication

27 Jan 2015 / 0 Comments / in Blog

Sophisticated and relaxed, one of the finest places to enjoy French gastronomy in Vancouver is most certainly Tableau Bar Bistro. This Paris bistro-meets-New York bar-type restaurant, designed by Gianfranco Avignoni, combines elements of classic bistro with pop art accents and showcases materials such as turquoise glass tile mosaics, solid wood paneling, marble, and rich leather […]