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TOTEM: CIRQUE DU SOLEIL’S NEWEST SHOW DEBUTS IN MONTRÉAL

From April 22 until June 27 you can revel in the magic of Cirque du Soleil on its home soil. The Cirque du Soleil is arguably Montréal’s greatest export. The imaginative blend of acrobatic performers, emotive music and street-style entertainers has captured the hearts of dreamers for the past 25 years. Now with a new show, TOTEM, just unveiled in the Old Port of Montréal, us locals are buzzing with excitement, knowing that we are the first city in the world to enjoy the show. And you can join us.

BLUE MET: THE WORLD’S GRANDEST LITERARY SHINDIG

Literacy is important – without books there would be no sexy librarians. I know what you’re thinking, and yes, that previous sentence was a profound statement, so take some time and let it resonate. Finished? Good. Now I’d like to tell you all about the cutting-edge literary event, the 12th Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival, taking place in Montréal from April 21-25.

TRASH TO TREASURE: Il ÉTAIT DEUX FOIS [#BOUTIQUE]

“Everyone loves something clever, inventive and well made. Our products cut right across every demographic line.” -Christopher Spillane (Owner of Il Était Deux Fois) —————————————————————————————————————— Each year there is a massive amount of junk being tossed in landfills. It’s not a pretty picture. But, thankfully, I’m not here to kill your buzz with a lecture on sustainability. Instead, I’m going to gush about one Montréal store that is making art through rubbish. And in doing so, making our planet a bit greener.

THE MACM GETS NOCTURNAL

In a city like Montreal that gives residents and visitors alike more nightlife options than there are darkly lit hours in the day, it often takes a unique idea to grab people’s attention. The MACM’s “Vendredi Nocturne” is managing to do exactly that…

NUIT BLANCHE = ALL NIGHTER

In life, there are two types of nuit blanche: 1) The ones spent at McGill University, playing the “how much last-minute information can I cram in my brain” game – scarcely fun. 2) The ones spent gallivanting between countless exhibitions, parties, shows and free bus rides during Montreal’s now famous High Lights Festival – abundantly fun. Now technically, I could think of a third type of all-nighter, but a girl tries to keep her amazing job when she’s got one. All you need remembering is that in terms of awesome, nuit blanche #2 is comparable to nuit blanche #3.

SEXY THEATER: THE MID-LIFE CRISIS OF DIONYSYS

Last week I was wandering the streets of Montréal and my eyes fell upon the poster for “The Mid-Life Crisis of Dionysus.” As you can see, the graphic for this unique theatrical experience features a bunch of nude hotties touching each other. Naturally, my interest peeked. Check out how you can get some of this smorgasborgiastic extraspectaculaganza theater action while you are in Montréal…

A Symphonic Vacation

Sometimes a girl needs a getaway, and sometimes she needs a getaway with culture.  If you are this girl, then I’ve got a great recommendation for you! On your Montreal trip, check out the Montreal Symphony Orchestra.   Keep reading to meet the man who’s got the power to make sweet harmony with the flick of his wand.

Shop like a local at Souk@Sat

Christmas is around the corner, and if you’re like me, you’re racking your brains out to get your hands on the perfect gifts for friends, family and loved ones. Luckily, one of the greatest perks about travelling is digging out goodies that you won’t find anywhere back home!

We like it too!

I recently discovered this brilliant video, created by Studio Elliot, a local graphic design agency in Montreal! It’s the most charming ode to Montreal and a perfect example of why I wish there was a Love button on Facebook! http://www.youtube.com/v/m-eFzcjlpcU&hl=en_US&fs=1