Why you should escape to Montebello this summer

The most quintessentially Canadian hotel is the Fairmont Château Montebello and it’s only an hour and a half from Montreal. The ginormous Swiss-inspired log cabin (the largest in the world) was built in 1930, in only 4 months. Château Montebello has been a favourite woodsy destination for both Canadians and tourists alike since its opening. ...

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La Roche-Posay’s Hyalu B5 is the perfect summer serum

I’ve been traveling a lot lately and I like to take as little as possible with me wherever I go. Nothing’s worse than having too much luggage or the stress of being told your carry-on is overweight. When La Roche-Posay gave me the new Hyalu B5 anti-aging serum and moisturising cream to test and review, ...

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Happy Hour Happenings in Montreal

Hendrick’s E.L.E.V.A.T.U.M. - a sipping spectacle This Thursday and Friday, elevate your cocktail lifestyle with a little gin and jazz. Head over to the Hendrick’s Gin VIP Air Departure Lounge at the Montreal Jazz Fest where the famously unusual gin co. will be making spirits soar, literally. VIP guests will enjoy the Jazz Fest from above ...

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Easyflash – Affordable photo shoots in a flash

I used to work as a professional photographer shooting portraits, events, families, even weddings. I realized back then that not everyone could afford to hire a professional photographer because it was rather expensive to pay someone with experience. Now that we’re in the digital age, it seems everyone is a photographer which makes it challenging ...

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Royal Afternoon Tea

With the Royal Wedding only a few days away, I decided to host a Royal afternoon tea party for a few friends complete with traditional English scones, lemon curd and finger sandwiches. To make it even fancier, I baked elderflower sugar cookies decorated with edible flowers. They were a pretty addition to the tiered sandwich ...

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BRUNCH AT RESTAURANT MIEL

Brunch is by far my favourite meal and I am happiest when out for brunch with friends. Not long ago, I was invited to try the entire new brunch menu at Restaurant Miel in Pointe-Saint-Charles and there were a few dishes that I will definitely go back for. Here’s what I would order again: The homemade flatbread ...

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KEEN on Hiking

Almost every morning, I hike up the mountain in Montreal with my dog, Dapper. Not only is it a great workout for both of us, it also gets us away from the hectic hustle and bustle of city life for about an hour. I call Mount Royal my gym or my backyard and my walks ...

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McCord Museum Sugar Ball 2018

Looking for a last-minute activity that will sweeten your weekend? The annual McCord Museum's Sugar Ball is tomorrow night at L'Arsenal and it promises to be one of the best Montreal parties of the year. Last year, I attended the ball as one of the influencers chosen to represent their neighbourhood in order to promote ...

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Tonic Active for a busy or not-so busy lifestyle

If you care about the clothes you wear, then you may want to adopt a few items from Tonic Active. I discovered Tonic Active at Louwana Creek – the carefully curated sports and activewear boutique on Laurier West.Tonic Active is based in Vancouver and all of their collections are sustainably manufactured there.I was invited to ...

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ZVELLE – Elegant shoes for stylish women

I met Elle, the designer of ZVELLE footwear at boutique Le Boudoir on Laurier street during a pop-up shopping event of her collection. Her high-end heels are designed in Toronto and meticulously and ethically made at a family-run factory in Brazil. Launched only in 2015, ZVELLE is already a favourite of such leading ladies as ...

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