When you're ready for a serious upgrade in your coffee accessories, consider Puiforcat's Central Park coffee service. It combines sterling silver in a sleek, oval design with handles of Guyanese amaranth (pot, $4,000; sugar bowl, $3,700; creamer, $2,600; 800-993-2580).
When mustard flowers bloom in Napa Valley, it's a sure sign the Mustard Festival is upon us once again. The highlight of the two-month event is the weekend of March 1011, devoted to local foods and wines, with tastings from Napa Valley Grill, Auberge du Soleil and other Napa restaurants (707-259-9020).
The restaurant of the Royal York hotel in Toronto is getting a facelift. The once-dreary Acadian Room has gone neoclassical, the better to show off chef John Cordeaux's new menu of updated French cuisine, featuring the harvest of his rooftop garden (416-368-2511).