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VALENTINES DAY IN MONTREAL: A 3-STEP GUIDE

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. If you haven’t already planned your special day with your significant other, you’ll thank me that I caught you before it’s too late. Here’s a quick checklist that will keep your ladylove smiling and starry-eyed on Valentine’s Day…

ALDO CELEBRATES 40TH ANNIVERSARY

ALDO, Montréal’s go-to store for trendy shoes, staged a rockin’ “champagne preview” on October 10, 2012, to kick-start ten days of events and activities in celebration of the brand’s 40th anniversary.

FASHION’S NIGHT OUT IN MONTREAL

September 6, 2012, marked Montreal’s first ever Fashion’s Night Out. Joining forces with over 500 cities around the world, the initiative is the brainchild of Vogue U.S. Editor in Chief Anna Wintour…

MONTREAL FASHION WEEK WARM-UP

Fashion lovers nota bene: The spring and summer 2013 fashion shows are about to take centre stage. Whether you’re a design fanatic or simply curious about our local designers, this is one of Montreal’s choicest events…

MONTREAL COMICCON 2012 HITS WARP SPEED

Montréal Comiccon 2012 is more fabulously nerdy than ever. Strut your Spock costume this year to the Palais des congrès, a bigger, better venue for all your comic book/science fiction/manga/space age/fantasy fetishes – and more. Mark your calendars for THREE days of unabashed worship: September 14-16…

10 REASONS TO LOVE THE BATEAU MOUCHE DINNER CRUISE

Looking for a different way to discover Montreal? Maybe Le Bateau-Mouche au Vieux Port de Montréal is the answer. Here are ten reasons why a dinner cruise had me cruising merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily down (and up) the St-Lawrence River…

THE NEW RITZ-CARLTON MONTREAL WILL WOW YOU

Old school glamour is alive and well at the Ritz-Carlton – and strutting her stuff like never before. After four years and $200 million worth of transformation, the newly renaissanced urban oasis is back and better than ever…

FOODIE TOUR OF LITTLE ITALY MONTREAL

One of my favourite ways to discover Montreal is via my stomach. Instead of eating blindly (although not entirely a bad idea) you can sign up for one of the Montreal Food Tours and learn from one of the knowledgeable guides who also cater to big international food critics wanting to get a taste of the city. In my quest to eat my way across Montreal, I recently tagged along on the Foodie’s tour of Little Italy. The level of history and depth of passion my guide Ronald Poire shared with the group was thoroughly impressive – and the fresh cannoli at the end of the afternoon was a scrumptious finale!

DISCOVERING ARTSY SHERBROOKE STREET WEST

Art lovers, shoppers, gastronomes, lend me your ears. Montréal’s Quartier du Musée in the Golden Square Mile is a picturesque little pocket of the city spread out over a short stretch of Sherbrooke Street West. A popular destination for those who come to visit the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, visitors should also save an afternoon (or a whole day) for slowly roaming and discovering the other luxurious joys in the area.

IN-ROOM PAMPERING FROM MONTREAL’S MOBILE SPA

Jetlag or business travel got the better of you? Have you shopped and dropped? If you’re in dire need of a massage and there’s no spa at your hotel, no worries. Here comes Appia Nomadic Spa Community to the rescue…