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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Mira Sadi Jewels Pop-Up at Boutique JoshuaDavid

Three years ago, I discovered Mira Sadi’s jewellery during a pop-up of her collections at the boutique JoshuaDAVID in Westmount. I chose this gorgeous double-aquamarine ring and have been wearing it proudly ever since. Mira is back in Montreal this week and is hosting another pop-up at JoshuaDAVID today through April 19th. Today only, from 1-7pm, ...

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Two great hotels on the same street in Quebec City

Last month, I was invited to try two very different hotels on the same street in Quebec City. Le Saint Pierre and Hotel 71 are located in the heart of the old part of the city and are side by side. I had a great stay at both hotels, but I preferred one over the ...

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Local designers collaborate with eBay for a good cause

Last week, I discovered a few of Montreal's talented designers and their creations during a media presentation with eBay for their Spring Designer Collaboration. Throughout the month of April, these designer objects will be available on eBay as a special collaboration and all proceeds go to Evergreen - a non-profit organization that encourages Canadian cities ...

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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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High Society Brunch at La Société

Step into La Société Montréal, a French bistro on de la Montagne street, inside the Loews Hotel Vogue, in the heart of the city. Last Sunday, my guy and I went to try their brunch menu. I love a fancy brunch and La Société did not disappoint. We started with a Marrakech mimosa (Prosecco, fresh-squeezed orange juice, Moroccan ...

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An Artigogna gown for your next Oscar-worthy event

Tomorrow I'll be watching the Oscars, but first and foremost, I'll be watching the red carpet to see what the actors are wearing. I had my own red-carpet moment recently when I was invited to select a couple of gowns to feature on my blog and social media. Arti Gogna is a young designer from Montreal ...

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A Pastel Parisian Look for Spring

The snow is melting and I'm planning a trip to Paris in springtime! I recently purchased these YASMIN culottes from Canadian designer, Eliza Faulkner. I think they're the perfect pastel pant for Paris. I paired it with a crisp white menswear-inspired shirt (by Emporio Armani, a gift from Own The Couture) and a toile scarf by ...

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