Timeless colors

Bag Chloé at Holt Renfrew, $2 245 Souliers Manolo Blahnik at Holt Renfrew, $795 Bag Michael Kors at Michael Kors, $895 Bracelet Tiffany & Co., $4 350 Longine at Joaillerie Signature, $3 450 Miu Miu at Holt Renfrew, $830 Prada at Holt Renfrew, $450 Bague at Joaillerie Signature, $8 470 Bleu comme le Ciel, $825 … Continue reading Timeless colors

Cycling trumps golf

The prestigious Wall Street Journal has declared: ‘Cycling is the new golf.’ While three Quebecers cannot pretend to have initiated this phenomenon, they deserve recognition for having anticipated the trend. Sixteen years ago, Jacques Dubé, Gilles Dionne and Pierre Gagnon founded the Association cycliste en développement des affaires (ACDA). They had no idea at the … Continue reading Cycling trumps golf

Pretty Parade

Sleek hair, silky body, protected skin and divine fragrances are the foundation of absolute beauty. Our choices bear witness. FROM FLOWER TO SKIN A suggestion for those wishing to offer a signature gift, the new fragrance, Summer Essence, from the Essence Collection by David Yurman. A fresh floral with notes of pear, peach and apple … Continue reading Pretty Parade

New Chic

White tunic, black trousers and draped dress: clean urban cuts for a definitive renewal of the classic contemporary look. Boléro and Pantalon Gucci 3 000 $ and 1 020 $ at Holt Renfrew Collier and Ceinture 178 $ and 58 $ at BCBG Maxazria Bracelet 250 $ at Tiffany & Co. Sandales Yves Saint Laurent … Continue reading New Chic

Oasis of serenity

In downtown Montreal, in the heart of the action, a couple have transformed their condo into a haven of peace and serenity. Paintings and sculptures illuminate this bright, minimalist space that borrows from the architectural vocabulary of museum installations. The entrance, with its rows of white walls and parquet doussie, an African wood, sets the … Continue reading Oasis of serenity

56 years of passion

It’s been an unstoppable rise to new heights for the garden furniture store that has redefined our ideas about life outside the home. Here’s the story of a leader in lifestyle trends and a go-to reference for deck design, furnishings and use. Jardin de Ville started almost as an improvisation in 1956. During a trip … Continue reading 56 years of passion

Seasonal trends

What will summer 2012 look like? A glance at four deco themes. We think of others … and of ourselves. Whether inviting family or friends, a table must be provided that seats everyone, and too bad if the cushions are mismatched! For you, it’s sun loungers, but a new breed: plump, comfortable, spacious. It’s time … Continue reading Seasonal trends