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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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Butterflies Go Free

Monday morning I was surrounded by butterflies in a very special setting thanks to the Montreal Insectarium and their Butterflies Go Free experience at the Botanical Garden. In a tropical clime (between 24 and 29 degrees), I strolled through the main greenhouse where I flirted with the prettiest of butterflies. If you have never gone, ...

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Bridal Boudoir Affair 2017 – Bring a girlfriend!

For five years now, I've been invited to a taste of the best wedding expo in town. Event and wedding planner powerhouse, Maddy K organizes a media dinner each year to give a glimpse of her big event, the Bridal Boudoir Affair, Montreal's avant-garde bridal show. Not just for brides, The Bridal Boudoir is THE ...

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Reading-Material Girls

Last fall, I was asked to photograph Montreal novelists, Madeleine Thien and Heather O'Neill for the Quebec literary magazine, Carte Blanche. Both writers have published several novels and I had already read (and loved) Heather's Lullabies for Little Criminals as well as her second tome, The Girl Who Was Saturday Night. Her third novel, The ...

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New Year, New Books

Every year, just before the holidays, I go online and order an agenda for the New Year. This year, I decided to add some books to my virtual cart so that I can get back into reading and disconnecting from my phone more often. These are the books that I plan to read in the ...

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Last Minute Gifts for the Luxe Lady

This Christmas I’ve been leaving everything to the last minute. I finally got my Christmas cards sent out in the mail yesterday. We only just got our Christmas tree late last night (and it still needs lights and decorations)! I haven’t done any baking yet and that’s my favourite thing to do at Christmas. Plus, ...

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