Riu Dunamar – a chic new all-inclusive resort in Mexico

Earlier this month, I boarded a Sunwing plane to Mexico where I would spend three nights at the Riu Dunamar - a four-star resort, exclusive to Sunwing Vacations, which opened on December 2nd. Only 40 minutes from Cancun by car, the resort is located on the beautiful white sand beach of Costa Mujeres (which is ...

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Three gourmet events not to miss this month

I find that February is the worst winter month to get through. To make it easier, I try to go out as much as possible, by organizing dinners with friends in great restaurants. Recently, I was invited to a few media launches of some great gourmet events that will help chase away the winter blues. ...

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Liquid Pleasures at Bar Nacarat

Since NACARAT opened, in the recently renovated Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel, I could not wait to go. Last Sunday, I finally got the chance to try it with a few journalists who were also invited by the hotel. My experience lived up to what I expected from a sophisticated bar, with an elaborate cocktail list ...

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Decadent brunching at HOPKINS

If you haven’t heard of fine-dining restaurant Hopkins in Monkland Village then you are missing out on a very elegant eatery. Co-owned by the leading lady of glorious gourmet displays, Nicolina Servello (I’ve always swooned over her heavenly and heavily laden tables at events) and chef Liam Hopkins (formerly of restaurant Park), this recent addition ...

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Cocooning in style at Hotel St Paul

Just before the holidays, my guy and I spent a night at the recently refreshed Hotel St Paul in Old Montreal. I hadn't been to the hotel in some time, so I was delighted to take in the deeply rich hues of the velvety Art Deco-inspired lobby. The lounge area of the lobby, with its ...

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Mastering a luxe Montreal lifestyle with Lexus

At the end of 2017, I spent a day with Lexus touring Montreal in the 2018 Lexus NX series as part of their Master Class, which turned out to be an unforgettable adventure of amazing experiences featuring incredibly talented local experts. The idea behind creating a day of luxury for a few of Montreal’s lifestyle ...

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Fieldstone

Let’s start the new year with a new restaurant! I spent Saturday night with one of my best friends on a gourmet journey at Fieldstone – a little, nondescript restaurant on the Main in Mile End. While lacking in decor, it surely makes up for it in generosity, creativity and charm. My friend and I ...

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Three festive wines to give over the holidays

Christmas is almost here! Since the beginning of the month, I've already attended parties and Christmas dinners every weekend. I like to bring two bottles of wine for everyone to drink during the evening and one for the host. This year, I discovered three limited edition bottles designed for the holidays. These are wines for ...

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Escape to Antigua

The best sun destinations are only a short direct flight away! A mere 5 hours onboard will take your frozen toes to the sand before sunset. Last week, I headed out on the inaugural direct flight from Montreal to Antigua with Sunwing Vacations. It was quite an adventure, starting with a real Caribbean calypso party at ...

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Pigeon Espresso Bar

It’s been awhile since I shared another cafe in my Coffee & Couture series. Pigeon Espresso Bar is right up there on my list of go-to downtown coffee shops. I like it for its quirky unpretentiousness, erroneously boasting that they serve the “world’s worst coffee” when, in reality, they make a mighty fine espresso macchiato - ...

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