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FIVE MONTREAL HOTELS FOR GRAND PRIX WEEKEND

Koko is one of Montreal’s hottest drinking, eating and socializing spaces. Last week, the restaurant-bar (which is part of Opus Hotel) threw a fantastic party to celebrate the opening of their popular patio. As jet-setters, photographers and fashionistas flocked in, I was instantly reminded that Grand Prix Weekend was just around the corner. Here are some hotel recommendations to help you plan a memorable Grand Prix Weekend in Montreal!

PAUL MULDOON TALKS POETRY, TRAVEL AND MONTREAL

In a world of Paris-Hilton-twitter-literacy, Paul Muldoon is a true poetic gem. I sat down with this Pulitzer Prize winning poet to chat about how he writes a poem, the link between poetry & travel and his favorite hotel in Montréal.

GETTING BUSY ON MONTRÉAL’S BLEURY STREET

With better known Montréal destinations like St-Laurent and St-Denis, rue de Bleury ( locals drop the rue de, when they talk of the street), might seem like an odd place to start a series of street profiles. But for those in the know, Bleury is a perfect little stretch of Montréal nightlife…

ABSINTHE: ADDING POETRY TO YOUR MONTRÉAL GETAWAY

“Absinthe has a wonderful color, green. A glass of absinthe is as poetical as anything in the world. What difference is there between a glass of absinthe and a sunset?” ~Oscar Wilde Tuesday April 13, 5pm. Leaving work and heading to Sarah B, the celebrated bar of Hotel InterContinental, for some green fairy romance.

HIP SHOES FOR A HIP HOTEL

Porters of OPUS Hotel now flaunt hot pink and black John Fluevog shoes, living up to the hotel’s stylish reputation.

Laurie Raphael and Le Germain boutique hotel

Foodies on the lookout for a magnificent boutique hotel during the holiday season should head straight to the hotel Le Germain and their restaurant Laurie Raphael, conveniently located in right downtown in Montreal.

3 Girl Getaway Must-Sees

    Food, shopping and hotel. Three hot must-sees during your girl getaway trip to Montreal!

Romantic dinner at the Montreal XO restaurant

Of all the elegant restaurants in Montreal, the XO Restaurant is probably the most opulent and the most romantic. Newly renovated, it retains the all the majestic charm of turn-of-the century British architecture. Even though the restaurant is literally steeped in history, the cuisine is quite contemporary.

Montreal’s La Coupole Restaurant: No menu required

Located in downtown Montreal at the Hotel Crystal, La Coupole is a French brasserie with sophisticated food and…clairvoyant servers. I kid you not. “Yes, we have a menu, but it’s almost just for show,” jokes Gino Mourin, food and beverage director of La Coupole. Ok, that’s unusual. I’m intrigued.

How to Spend a day like a Princess in Montreal!

Warning: The following article will either make you very jealous or inspire you to book the next flight to Montreal. Every woman deserves at least one day a year when she can treat herself like a princess. You work hard, clean, cook, are a devoted mother, wife, girlfriend, sister, child, friend… The time has come to take some time for yourself and have fun, like royalty!