People often ask me where my favourite getaway is: Montreal. It’s cheap, easy to get to and feels remarkably different than Toronto. Right now, there are a variety of Montreal hotels recommendations with pretty sweet deals. Whether you want to be all romantic at Hotel St-Paul in Vieux Montreal or prefer the peacefulness at Auberge… Read More »Read Article
One of my favourite fall events is the gorgeous glowing spectacle of the Magic of Lanterns at the Montreal Botanical Gardens. Strolling the pathways at dusk, I marvel in the contrast between the ornate lanterns’ incredible illumination and warmth and the foreboding fall sky. This is one the few venues equally suited to a first date,… Read More »Read Article
POP Montreal wants your pumpkin to bring all the boys to your yard (or scare them away from your yard) this Halloween!
For those who live in Mile End, you may have noticed the abundance of pumpkins for sale along Parc – principally at the small fruiterie/grocery stores between Bernard and St-Viateur – overflowing out of crates and cardboard boxes, large and small. There are even shelves of cute mini pumpkins with painted faces, including the kind… Read More »Read Article
Booze, dine and shop outdoors at this weekend’s St Laurent Street Fest, Montreal’s ultimate summer party
Not to be a buzzkill, but the last weekend of August is fast approaching. Luckily, before the hazy lazy days of summer are replaced by serious sober September, the fine people of St Laurent Boulevard will bring you one last blockbuster party, in the form of the St Laurent Street Fest.Read Article
“He was a bold man that first ate an oyster,” said Jonathan Swift, indicating the level of courage required to down the admittedly curious-looking marine treat. However, if you’re looking to be initiated into the delights of the oyster, you can’t do any better than Montreal Oysterfest (on September 2nd, Labour Day Sunday), which celebrates… Read More »Read Article
Hypothetically, if you suddenly awoke at noon on a Sunday to find yourself laying face-down and horizontal across your bed with one shoe, no pants and a fan on full-blast pointed directly at your forehead, what would you do? Go back to sleep? Answer your roommate’s two-hour old text wondering if you want coffee? Get… Read More »Read Article