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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Luxury destination: the Mount Stephen Hotel

Downtown Montreal is becoming a true destination for luxury experiences. With the addition of two 5-star hotels (the Mount Stephen, which has been open since the beginning of the year and the Four Seasons slated to open in 2018), in addition to the major renovations completed earlier this summer at the famous Fairmont Queen Elizabeth, and ...

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Burgundy and Champagne: France Nature challenge – Days 3-6

Last week, I shared highlights from my trip to France for the France Nature bloggers challenge here and today, I’m following up with the rest of the adventure!I woke up in a tree house on the Wednesday morning following my previous day of adrenaline-fueled activities. The Château de la Dame Blanche is just ten minutes ...

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France Nature Bloggers Challenge & Contest

I’m heading to France on an outdoor adventure! Sunday, I’m leaving with 5 other bloggers on Air France’s Dreamliner plane (that’s aviation speak for big, fancy new plane - see why here) and we’re heading to Paris (where I was in May - read about that trip here), but after that, we only find out ...

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Martinique Gourmande 2017

With the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in The Caribbean, the best way to support the islands, is to go be a tourist there as soon as things clear up and the airports are back in operation. If you can't organize a Caribbean getaway for now, you can certainly take part in Martinique Gourmande, a culinary festival ...

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Melk Bar à Café

As part of my Coffee & Couture series, I already shared five favourite coffee spots in my neighbourhood (Myriade Dominion, Spoon, Pacefika, Shaughnessy and Leaves), but here's one more! The Melk Bar à Café on Stanley near René-Lévesque is another great cafe on my go-to list. Open from 7am to 7pm Monday through Friday, and ...

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Dandy Cocktails

Making cocktails is a lot like cooking, you look in your fridge to see what ingredients you have and then, if you’re like me, you Google a recipe based on the key ingredients you have. If you don’t have quite all of the ingredients required in the recipe that you want to make, you improvise. ...

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