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SNOOP DOGG PERFORMS AT OSHEAGA FESTIVAL [VIDEO]

West Coast rapper Snoop Dogg was in Montreal on August 1st to perform at the city’s most popular hipster-y music event of the year, Osheaga Festival. Here’s 4:15 minutes of awesome Snoop footage.

A FUN TOUR OF MONTREAL CHINATOWN

Walking through Montreal’s Chinatown, you’ll hear French, English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Vietnamese. You’ll also be drooling like a little puppy over the smell of dumplings, fried shrimp, Peking Duck, Crispy Chicken and Lobster dishes. Not to mention, you’ll be tempted by the Gods of Shopping thanks to superb gift ideas including silky soft kimonos, lingerie, crafts, tea pots, china and much much more. Take a look at the video and allow me to take you on a little tour. You’ll see… Montreal’s Chinatown is a very pleasant place to be and it clearly deserves putting aside an hour or two of your time in the city.

FOOD NETWORK STAR, CHUCK HUGHES, CATERS TO BANDS AT OSHEAGA FESTIVAL

The New York Times recently praised the celestial food served to bands such as Arcade Fire, the National, K’naan and Snoop Dogg at Montreal’s Osheaga Festival. The catering, orchestred by Chuck Hughes, the chef at Montreal’s popular Garde-Manger restaurant and host of the Food Network’s “Chuck’s Day Off“, is one to go down in the history books. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the feast’s epicness.

NORTH AMERICA’S MOST FAMOUS ROLLER COASTER CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY!

“Le Monstre” is a true landmark of the city of Montreal. Build 25 years ago, the famous roller coaster of La Ronde amusement park is not only the largest wooden roller coaster in Canada but also the tallest two-track wooden roller coaster in the world. Just last year, “Le Monstre” beat out Magic Mountain’s “X2″ to win the Six Flags Tournament of Thrills. Such achievements certainly deserve highlighting, so to celebrate 25 years of screams and sensations,  I headed to Parc Jean-Drapeau with my girlfriend Marie-Anne for a perfect girlfriend getaway! Take a look!

THE FLAMING LIPS LIGHT UP MONTREAL

Confetti blizzards, strobe lights, smoke machines, Goliath-sized hand lasers, multi-coloured balloons and a giant space bubble…all the signs announcing the 2010 Tour of the Flaming Lips were gathered at Metropolis last Wednesday.

EMERGING ART FESTIVAL IN MONTREAL

Back for a 7th edition, Montreal’s international festival,  Les Escales Improbables (translation: improbable pauses), returns to the Quays of the Old Port of Montreal between September 8 and 12. On the menu: dance, music, performance, visual art and theatre – all very improbable of course!

THE MAGIC OF LANTERNS RETURNS!

This video is a tease from the 2009 Magic of Lanterns at the Montreal Botanical Gardens. I am reposting it today as it never gets old and is consistently one of my favorite ways to celebrate fall in the city. Imagine walking through the most stunning Chinese garden at night, surrounded by more than 700 colorful lanterns, with the sounds of traditional Chinese instruments in the fresh autumn breeze. Just the top of Montreal’s Olympic Stadium rising through the trees is there to remind you that you are right in the heart of the city!

8 THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL BEFORE THE END OF SUMMER

Boutiques might have unveiled their fall collections, but don’t be fooled – summer is not over yet!!! Here are eight delightful things to do in Montreal before we kick into fall romance.

SALON PURE WILL MAKE YOUR HAIR LOOK REAL NICE

The hair is the richest ornament of women.  ~Martin Luther Once or twice a year, I venture to new salons in order to get my hair straightened. Make no mistake, I love my curly hair, yet change is always something I welcome with arms wide open. Notice that I would make more regular trips to the hair salon if it weren’t for the fact that I usually despise paying for disappointment. My hair is curly, dry and damaged. I pretty much don’t know what to do with it except letting it grow, something I’ve been relatively successful at – if I ignore the upsetting reality that it’s actually not growing anymore. Damn you, dead ends.