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TIFFANY & CO. OPENS IN MONTREAL

Good things come in little packages, and that’s especially true if it comes in a little blue box from Tiffany’s brand new flagship store in Montreal. As you enter under the store’s crisp blue awnings, it’s immediately clear why shopping at Tiffany & Co. is a special experience…

BELGIAN GUEST CHEF DELIGHTS TOQUE! DINERS

Montreal’s High Lights Festival centers heavily on food, as dozens of guest chefs descend on the city to show off their skills at different host restaurants. This year, Belgium has been chosen as the main theme and the chef representing his countrymen as the festival’s honorary president is Yves Mattagne, who owns the two-Michelin-star Seagrill, in Brussels, among other restaurants…

MONTREAL EN LUMIERE & NUIT BLANCHE

And then they said LET THERE BE LIGHT! And light will be everywhere at the 13th edition of the Montréal en Lumière (Montreal High Lights) Festival and its shining star, Nuit Blanche, from February 16 to 26. Read on to find out all the highlights of Montréal en Lumière and where to go on Nuit Blanche!

VALENTINE’S DAY IN MONTREAL

Oh Saint Valentine’s Day. Intimate candle-lit dinners, slow and seductive gazes over the rim of a wine glass, the smoldering glow of a crackling fireplace, the delicate smell of rose petals as snow slowly falls in love with the ground… Montreal has always been a hopeless romantic, here’s how to make the most of it on February 14…

MONTREAL 2012 EVENTS CALENDAR

In the poetic words of the great Britney Spears: “Keep on dancing ’till the world ends.” This is exactly what Montreal will be doing for 2012. Though we’re only one month in, the 2012 cultural calendar is already filling up fast…

GAY NEW YEAR’S EVE

As 2011 races into a dramatic finish, it’s time to reflect on the year gone and look forward on what’s to come. 2011 was an amazing 12 months in Montreal. From Igloofest and Nuit Blanche, from Bixi bikes and summer festivals to Queer of the Year, Montreal has never been busier! While it’s easy to already be thinking ahead to another year of cabane a sucre, terraces, restaurants and parties… let’s not get too ahead of ourselves. 2011 is not technically over and we plan on going out on December 31 with one last hurrah!

SPEND A WEEKEND IN MONTREAL’S GAY VILLAGE

So you need to get away for a few days. Maybe you’re looking for a mini-adventure, a small repose or a three day party. Look no further than Montreal and its dramatic Gay Village! Montreal lies within spitting distance of huge urban centres like New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, Toronto and Ottawa. It’s easy and affordably accessible for a quick and fun weekend getaway…

TREASURE HUNTING IN MONTREAL’S ANTIQUE DISTRICT

The saying goes “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”. This could not be truer in the antique shops found nestled along Rue Notre-Dame in Montreal. This place has earned the name “The Antique District” because hours can be spent in the narrow aisles of the stores filled with period pieces, heirlooms, fine china, gold chains and, you got it, beautiful junk…

12 GAY & LESBIAN THINGS TO DO IN NOVEMBER

It is November and the homosexuals are getting chilly. Time to make a trip to H&M and stock up on scarves. All the scarves. The weather here in Montreal has played nice, so I’m really running behind in my late-fall/pre-winter fashion shopping. At least all the visitors that come to Montreal this time of year can enjoy temperate weather while taking in all the beautiful fall colours. So as the Gays and Lesbians saddle up their scarves and fashion boots, here are 12 things they can do in Montreal…

GAY HALLOWEEN IN MONTREAL

What do a sexy sailor, sexy devil, sexy politician and a sexy policeman all have in common? They’re all costumes usually found at big gay Halloween parties. Give an excuse for a queen to dress up and get wild with close to zero repercussions and they will deliver. Straight people don’t know this because they are rarely invited, but the gays and lesbians throw the most insane Halloween parties…