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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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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G-Star RAW opens a Montreal Flagship

In early February, cult jeans brand, G-Star RAW opened its first Montreal store at Carrefour Laval. G-Star RAW has been making denim apparel since 1989 when it was founded in Amsterdam. Last year, Pharrell Williams became part owner and is now involved in the creation of the company's latest collections. To launch the Montreal flagship, G-Star RAW invited Montreal street ...

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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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A Ski Day with Blizzard Skis

I love downhill skiing and last week I was lucky to get out and ski thanks to the Austrian ski company, Blizzard. Along with a dozen other journalists and ski buffs, we rendezvoused at the Saint-Sauveur ski station. After a quick presentation of Nordica ski boots and a hearty lunch at the T-bar 70, ...

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Getting back in shape thanks to SodaStream

A new year rhymes with "I want to get back in shape", but it's always easier said than done. I've had the best intentions for years now, but I've always lacked in motivation. This year started differently — I've been on the right foot for a few weeks and for three main reasons. I've cut ...

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