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Cafe Myriade at Club Monaco

I think the most Instagramable cafe downtown is Café Myriade in the Club Monaco at Dorchester Square. I went during my Coffee and Couture crawl for an espresso macchiato and a savoury scone. It's definitely one of Montreal's prettier cafes with its blue leather bench, immense old-apothecary-inspired mirror behind the counter and the most photogenic floor tiles. It's a bit ...

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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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Leaves Cafe and Leinad Beaudet

For awhile now, I've been meaning to share my favourite neighbourhood coffee shops, but I wanted to do it in a chic way! This is the first of a series I call "Coffee and Couture". On Monday, I borrowed four dresses from Montreal designer Leinad Beaudet and went to all my downtown coffee haunts with ...

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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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