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Great things are brewing just outside Montréal

In a previous post, we determined that Montréal was the nerve centre of Québec for craft beer aficionados and a great place to discover different types of breweries and concept bars. However, we strongly recommend that you slake your thirst in regions beyond the city to sample the finest hop options from our rich and welcoming lands. Here are two itineraries that will allow you to explore brewing countrysides that won’t sap your savings AND allow you to climb into the coziness of your bed come evening. Isn’t that just grand? Ontario / Ottawa Valley / Montérégie Let’s head out first to the southwest of the province with a brief foray into Ontario. The fun begins with a required stop at Beyond The Pale, situated in Ottawa. Though it has been in business for just a few years, this tiny little brewery has quickly become a must in Canada thanks to its fresh and singular products such as the Aromatherapy IPA and Pink Fuzz, a wheat beer jazzed up with grapefruit zest. You can sip some of their beers on site and stock up on one or two growlers (950 ml glass bottles) of your favourites. Special note: the brewery… / Read More →

MONTREAL FASHION WEEK DOES IT IN STYLE

Montreal Fashion Week is always cause for celebration, but in the drudgery of grey February, nothing lifts the spirit like the bright lights, flashing bulbs and glamour of groundbreaking fashion shows…

RECYCLED FUR FASHION BY MONTREAL’S HARRICANA

Established among Montreal’s big names, alongside the likes of Marie Saint Pierre, Philippe Dubuc, Tavan & Mitto and Denis Gagnon, Harricana par Mariouche distinguishes itself by way of its ecological policy…

LET IT SNOW – WARM UP TO WINTER IN ECO-FUR

Fur is fabulous – and recycled fur is even more so. Montreal designer Mariouche Gagné has carved a cosy little niche for herself and called it “Ecoluxe.” At Harricana, her beautiful all-white boutique near the Atwater Market, shoppers can sift through racks and shelves of re-cycled fur products: everything from full-length coats to chic aviator hats to cuddly teddy bears.