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Gourmet learning at the Nespresso Academy

Following Paris, on April 6th, my favourite coffee brand opened its first learning centre in North America, right here in Montreal. That day, along with other journalists, I spent the afternoon learning how coffee is made, how to taste it (even at its green stage) and how to appreciate it paired with pastries. It was ...

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Simple tips for hosting a fancy Easter brunch

When Nespresso asked me to plan an Easter brunch featuring the Limited Edition SELECTION VINTAGE 2014 coffee, I pictured colourful tulips and white rabbits decorating a table laden with French toast made from my homemade bread and topped with mascarpone cream and caramelized peaches . Alas, like the white rabbit in Alice in Wonderland, it was all ...

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Vintage-inspired fashion for Valentine’s Day

I discovered Canadian fashion designer, Eliza Faulkner about a year ago. Or rather, she found me. Eliza had reached out to me just before moving to Montreal and I was delighted to learn more about her and her work over coffee. Originally from Vancouver Island, she moved here for love. So many great moves are made ...

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The Standard Café x ByKilani

More than just a neighbourhood café, The Standard Café in Westmount is a very stylish boutique coffee shop where you can work, hang out and even shop luxury leather goods by the café's owner and designer of ByKilani. I had the pleasure to discover the café and leather goods pop-up during the official launch in ...

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Nespresso Creatista Plus

Make like a barista I recently received the new Nespresso machine called the Creatista Plus to test at home. Designed in collaboration with Breville, it allows you to make latte and cappuccino art (almost) like a pro thanks to its high-tech integrated milk steamer. I love the sleek look of the machine and that it doesn’t ...

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