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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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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OOTD: Mixing Old and New

I love mixing new and vintage pieces for a truly unique look. This outfit is composed of: a vintage Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche blouse that I found at a friend's clothing swap, a pleated ZARA skirt that I purchased in the fall, VINCE ankle boots and Bauble Bar tassel earrings, both purchased at Holt ...

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My Top Five Montreal Restaurants of 2016

I honestly don’t eat out often enough. 2016 was a particularly bad year for me as far as restaurant outings go because I just didn’t have the budget for it after we bought our house (bye, bye disposable income!), but there will always be a reason to celebrate and therefore, I’d like to believe that ...

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New Year, New Books

Every year, just before the holidays, I go online and order an agenda for the New Year. This year, I decided to add some books to my virtual cart so that I can get back into reading and disconnecting from my phone more often. These are the books that I plan to read in the ...

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