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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Liquid Pleasures at Bar Nacarat

Since NACARAT opened, in the recently renovated Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel, I could not wait to go. Last Sunday, I finally got the chance to try it with a few journalists who were also invited by the hotel. My experience lived up to what I expected from a sophisticated bar, with an elaborate cocktail list ...

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Decadent brunching at HOPKINS

If you haven’t heard of fine-dining restaurant Hopkins in Monkland Village then you are missing out on a very elegant eatery. Co-owned by the leading lady of glorious gourmet displays, Nicolina Servello (I’ve always swooned over her heavenly and heavily laden tables at events) and chef Liam Hopkins (formerly of restaurant Park), this recent addition ...

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Cocooning in style at Hotel St Paul

Just before the holidays, my guy and I spent a night at the recently refreshed Hotel St Paul in Old Montreal. I hadn't been to the hotel in some time, so I was delighted to take in the deeply rich hues of the velvety Art Deco-inspired lobby. The lounge area of the lobby, with its ...

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Mastering a luxe Montreal lifestyle with Lexus

At the end of 2017, I spent a day with Lexus touring Montreal in the 2018 Lexus NX series as part of their Master Class, which turned out to be an unforgettable adventure of amazing experiences featuring incredibly talented local experts. The idea behind creating a day of luxury for a few of Montreal’s lifestyle ...

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