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Canadian F1 Driver Lance Stroll Gets Pole Position At Turkish GP

In Formula 1 racing news, Canadian Lance Stroll gets pole position at the Turkish GP. The Racing Point F1 driver strolled around the track in an impressive time of 1:46:765. Normally, for a dry version of the track that wouldn’t be that impressive. In today’s qualifying, the track was soaking wet, making it incredibly difficult to get around the race track without spinning or exceeding track limits countless times. Many drivers throughout the session were struggling even with the extreme wet tires, including Lance Stroll in the earlier qualifying sessions. However, as the track dried out, the tires held more[Read More]

Skyscanner Launches A Useful Travel Restrictions Tool During COVID-19

For purposeful travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s been really difficult to see the travel restrictions from your country to another. It’s tough to determine where you can go, what their restrictions are, the level of those travel restrictions, and if you can enter that country. In a recent search, I came across that Skyscanner, a popular flight and hotel booking platform, has decided to come out with a travel restrictions tool that is very easy to use for those interested in purposeful travel to have more information about where they can go and which countries have very restricted access.[Read More]

First Look: 89 Avenue Is A Brand New Luxury Condo By Armour Heights

89 Avenue in Yorkville is a new luxury condo development by Amour Heights Developments, bringing together renowned architect, Richard Wengle, and interior designer, Brian Gluckstein. Wengle created the firm of Richard Wengle Architect Inc. in 1992 and has been designing elegant custom and multi-unit residential projects in Canada and throughout Europe, the United Arab Emirates, the Caribbean, and the US. Glucksetin is a renowned interior designer, sought-after design authority, media personality, and author. At a half-floor residence starting at $4.5 Million, this is for the buyer who wants to be close to the action in one of the most desirable areas[Read More]

Defunc True Plus Bluetooth Earbuds: A Sleek Black Alternative To AirPods

Are you on countless Zoom and Google Hangout calls? Are you looking for a lightweight set of Bluetooth earbuds that can last all day? This is where you look up Defunc’s True Plus Bluetooth Earbuds. Defunc is a technology company from Sweden standing for DesignFunction and they make specific products for specific people. They put a priority on the major factors of the design of their products, which I find makes their products simple and easy to enjoy. At a surprising price point of $79 USD, you get a lot of options for such a low investment. Just to give you[Read More]

Hammam Spa Is Recently Renovated and Ready To Help You Relax Again

Has the time during the pandemic made you stressed out and tense? You might want to consider a visit (or a return back) to Hammam Spa on King Street West in Toronto. They have recently renovated their popular downtown spa, right in the heart of the lively King West Neighbourhood and the renovations look beautiful. The new Hammam Spa by Céla offers a wide variety of services, packages, and treatments. Their Turkish bath and body treatment is to be highlighted, but if you are looking for something more particular, they also do massages and nail services. It’s an Eastern-inspired spa that[Read More]

The 2020 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring Is One Commanding SUV

Are you looking for an SUV that has a big presence on the road but it is comfortable, easy to drive, and easy to enjoy? The 2020 Lincoln Aviator is the second-largest SUV in the lineup and can fit just about anything. This seven-seater SUV can fit your children, golf clubs, ski equipment, probably another car (although not tested). You can practically social distance yourself if you are sitting in the driver’s seat compared to if someone is sitting in the third row. When you get into this beast of a car, it’s designed well so you don’t have to[Read More]

Marqués de Riscal Wines Are Great For Elevating Your Evening Zoom Chats

Are you looking to take a staycation to northern Spain? Enjoy some Rioja-based wine and looking to expand your wine knowledge a little further. Take a trip (to the LCBO) and pick up Marqués de Riscal, a Spanish bodega putting out some delicious reds and whites. Cultivated from the limestone and clay soil of the mountainous regions make for some complexities that you just won’t find in the Niagara region. For over 160 years, Marqués de Riscal has been creating some outstanding wine. It’s a multi-award winning winery that has a delicious product line that has clearly stood the test[Read More]

The Hästens Grand Vividus Bed Just Might Be The Best Sleep Of Your Life

When was the last time you have had the best sleep? Picture yourself having a wonderful night’s sleep, where everything aligns perfectly. You wake up fully rested from sleeping. Actually, rested. Loads of energy, positive feelings, and body feeling like it’s full of recovered power. Let’s say if this feeling went on for a month, a year, spread over 5 years or 10. How would you feel then? How much is that feeling worth to you? Is that worth more than a luxury car? Would you rather have that than jewelry collection of your all-time favourite watches? Would you rather[Read More]

Spirit of York Distillery Creates Hand Sanitizer To Help Combat COVID-19

A lot has been happening with the COVID-19 virus that as affected millions of people’s livelihoods in all different capacities. Brands are looking to adapt and to help out with this unprecedented situation and many brands are stepping up to the plate. Spirit of York Distillery has come up with this great initiative in Toronto to help combat the virus and the lack of supply of hand sanitizer in the city. Usually known for their beautifully crafted spirits like their Gin, Vodka, Red Fife Wheat Vodka, Hawthorn Berry Gin and rare Aquavit, they are changing things up and providing something[Read More]

LXRY Q&A: Michel Regembal, Architect for Iberostar’s Grand Packard Hotel

What happens if you were asked to design a new building in Old Havana? Would you preserve the former building? Would you conserve the heritage of the area? Would you pay homage to the city of Havana or just tear it all down and just build something new? These are just a few of the thousands of thoughts and decisions that Michel Regembal, architect for the beautiful Iberostar Grand Packard Hotel in Havana, Cuba, had to make. The French architect had that and many other challenges to face, especially in a completely different cultural, political and environmental climate. We wanted[Read More]

The Porsche 2020 Taycan Is A Real EV Contender

One of the most prominent brands for over 70 years in Motorsport and in the automotive industry, Porsche has lots of performance pedigree behind their name. A lot of people know them as turbocharged, agile, petrol-powered sports cars, but they have been empowered by the idea of electric cars in hints throughout their long history. It first started with the Porsche GTRS Hybrid racing car. Porsche continued their focus on their next big performance challenge, Le Mans. This was met with many times the 919 Hybrid Evo coming back battered and bruised and each time Porsche continued to fix it[Read More]

A Grand Tour of Havana’s Iberostar Grand Packard Hotel

Havana is known for an exciting, authentic look into the history of Cuba in the present day. With historical buildings and cars that look like they are straight out of your favourite 1950s movie, it’s an experience like no other. Havana is a city that’s raining with charm and if you haven’t been, it’s a must go to city. While in Havana, you can experience a lot of different urban adventures and a mix of relaxation, especially if you are staying in the city at the appropriate hotel. Enter The Iberostar Grand Packard Hotel in Havana With the beautiful mix[Read More]

Grand Touring Back To Quebec City In A 2020 Lincoln Aviator

Where we left off we were flown to Quebec City by Lincoln to test drive the new 2020 Lincoln Aviator, a new 7-seater luxury SUV, that is the first of it’s kind. Related: Starting Out Our Quebec Journey In A 2020 Lincoln Aviator First, we drove out of Quebec City and over to Charlevoix. Then while in Charlevoix, we continued on up the St Lawrence River to a VIP whale watching experience. Related: Dry Land In A 2020 Lincoln Aviator To VIP Whale Watching In Charlevoix Continuing the story, it’s day three of our adventure and we have a quick breakfast[Read More]

Dry Land In A 2020 Lincoln Aviator To VIP Whale Watching In Charlevoix

To recap from our last story, we were flown out by Lincoln Motor Company to Quebec City to test drive the brand new 2020 Lincoln Aviator. Read The First Part: Starting Out Our Quebec Journey In A 2020 Lincoln Aviator The story continues the next morning at the beautiful Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu that is more castle than a hotel. After an early morning exploring the grounds, we saw the cars, frosted as I could see my breath for the first time in 8 months. The cold was sharper than I remembered but I knew it was a fresh start[Read More]

Starting Out Our Quebec Journey In A 2020 Lincoln Aviator

When I was asked to test drive the new 2020 Lincoln Aviator, I was excited. Now, when I was asked to test drive the new 2020 Lincoln Aviator in Quebec City, I was ecstatic! First off, how beautiful is Quebec City? It’s one of my favourite cities in Canada for too many reasons to count. So, the opportunity to head over there, I cleared my calendar, made the arrangements and I took off to Quebec City. After leaving the airport, the group that I met up with there were shuttled to the iconic Fairmont Château Frontenac, more on that on[Read More]