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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2017 Orford Music Festival

For many of us, summer means vacation, but for those who have to work most of the summer and still want to go on mini getaways, I suggest you check out the Orford Music Festival. I always enjoy a nice dinner followed by some form of entertainment, like the AML dinner-cruises that I wrote about here. That's why I agreed to attend the opening concert of the ...

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A Grey Goose summer terrace at Sea Salt & Ceviche

Last week, I was invited to a very chic picnic with Grey Goose Vodka. Inspired by the French Riviera, we sipped on classic vodka martinis (with a twist of lemon) and enjoyed fresh-shucked oysters in the garden at the Field & Stream Club in Dorval. The cocktail was followed by a traditional French picnic on blue ...

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