It’s not hard at all for most white parents to find dolls that resemble their children. As Gaëtan Etoga and Yannick Nguepdjop know all too well, though, the same is not true for parents of color.
It doesn’t matter where you are in the world or how you celebrate. A stunning winter scene can always brighten up the darkest and coldest months. Need ideas for picturesque winter wonderlands to check out? From Québec City to Harbin, here’s a collection of our favorite winter destinations!
Do you want to enjoy Canadian history and explore the great outdoors? If so, Banff National Park, Canada’s first national park, is the perfect place to visit. The park was born in 1883 when three railway workers discovered a natural hot spring in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Banff National Park started as a 26 square kilometer hot spring reserve. Since then, it’s grown to a 6,641 square kilometer park that millions of people visit each year.
They say that great art captures the spirit of the present and preserves it so that it may be appreciated in the future. But what happens when you combine the awe-inspiring work of a 19th-century Dutch Post-Impressionist painter with a turbulent 21st-century world reeling from the effects of a global pandemic? The result may look something like this.
A haven of heritage and hospitality awaits guests of Le Monastère des Augustines, a hotel and wellness center operating out of the historic wings of a former monastery in Québec City.
In the heart of Alberta, Canada’s Banff National Park lies one of the world’s most photographed natural wonders. Shimmering at the base of Victoria Glacier, Lake Louise reflects the majestic beauty of the cliffs and landscape around it. With water so impossibly turquoise that it hardly seems real, the lake attracts over 15,000 people per day in the summer months.
Nicknamed “Mars on Earth,” Devon Island is found in Nunavut in Canada’s Arctic and is Earth’s largest uninhabited island. There is a good reason nobody lives here – this desolate place features a polar-desert climate and barren, treacherous terrain. The plateau is often veiled by fog. Deep canyons and a large crater made from a meteorite impact mark the landscape.
For a taste of Europe in North America, head to Québec City, a place with enough history, culture, cobblestone streets and French speakers to make you think you are in France for a moment. Here is our list of the top ten things you should not miss in Québec City, Canada.
Mugler, who was born in Strasbourg, France, and studied dance before turning to design, is known for more than just his hyper-feminized fashion and perfume creations. A talented photographer and filmmaker, he has worked with the likes of singer George Michael and actress Juliette Binoche. He has also created costumes for the Festival d’Avignon and Beyoncé’s tours and music videos.