KEEN on Hiking

Almost every morning, I hike up the mountain in Montreal with my dog, Dapper. Not only is it a great workout for both of us, it also gets us away from the hectic hustle and bustle of city life for about an hour. I call Mount Royal my gym or my backyard and my walks ...

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McCord Museum Sugar Ball 2018

Looking for a last-minute activity that will sweeten your weekend? The annual McCord Museum's Sugar Ball is tomorrow night at L'Arsenal and it promises to be one of the best Montreal parties of the year. Last year, I attended the ball as one of the influencers chosen to represent their neighbourhood in order to promote ...

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Tonic Active for a busy or not-so busy lifestyle

If you care about the clothes you wear, then you may want to adopt a few items from Tonic Active. I discovered Tonic Active at Louwana Creek – the carefully curated sports and activewear boutique on Laurier West.Tonic Active is based in Vancouver and all of their collections are sustainably manufactured there.I was invited to ...

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ZVELLE – Elegant shoes for stylish women

I met Elle, the designer of ZVELLE footwear at boutique Le Boudoir on Laurier street during a pop-up shopping event of her collection. Her high-end heels are designed in Toronto and meticulously and ethically made at a family-run factory in Brazil. Launched only in 2015, ZVELLE is already a favourite of such leading ladies as ...

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Pet-Friendly Hotels in Quebec

Local getaways and staycations have really become my thing and when my guy and I book a hotel (or are invited to stay at a hotel), I always ask if they are pet-friendly because I don’t like leaving my BFF behind. More and more hotels are becoming beyond pet-friendly, providing amenities and services that make ...

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Who are the women that inspire you?

On March 4th, I was invited to take part in a Vanity Fair-inspired photoshoot with a select group of inspiring Montrealers. Did I mention that we were all women? And that there were 29 of us? Let’s just say, that a photoshoot of that scale and with women of that calibre, was beyond impressive. Seriously, ...

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MOOV – Activewear Made in Quebec

If you’re like me and hate leggings because they are always falling down or needing to be adjusted, then it’s time to adopt a pair of MOOV leggings. Created by certified trainers, sisters Geneviève and Stéphanie Tremblay, they are the solution to women’s activewear and certain body image concerns. Aside from looking fit, here are five ...

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Restaurant IBÉRICA

IBÉRICA is an attractive new spot for Spanish tapas and cuisine located in the heart of Montreal’s downtown, on rue Peel. Serving up simple Spanish fare from: Ibérica ham and other charcuteries, manchego cheese, buttered shrimp, grilled asparagus and smoked sardines, to more substantial dishes like paella and grilled beef or fish. Yet, it won’t be only ...

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Riu Dunamar – a chic new all-inclusive resort in Mexico

Earlier this month, I boarded a Sunwing plane to Mexico where I would spend three nights at the Riu Dunamar - a four-star resort, exclusive to Sunwing Vacations, which opened on December 2nd. Only 40 minutes from Cancun by car, the resort is located on the beautiful white sand beach of Costa Mujeres (which is ...

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Three gourmet events not to miss this month

I find that February is the worst winter month to get through. To make it easier, I try to go out as much as possible, by organizing dinners with friends in great restaurants. Recently, I was invited to a few media launches of some great gourmet events that will help chase away the winter blues. ...

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