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Lake Louise

BREATHTAKING VISTAS, SNOW-CAPPED PEAKS, RAGING RIVERS AND COLOURS FULL OF CONTRAST, ALL ON A GIGANTIC SCALE. THIS IS LAKE LOUISE, WHERE THE BEAUTY OF NATURE IS UNMATCHED AND GETTING THERE IS PART OF THE FUN, AND A VISIT THAT HAD LONG BEEN ON MY LIST. A RECOMMENDATION OF NATHALIE GUILBERT FROM GROUPE VOYAGES VP In … Continue reading Lake Louise

Félix Jasmin

FÉLIX JASMIN HAS BEEN A REAL ESTATE AGENT SINCE 2006, BUT HIS RESUMÉ IS ANYTHING BUT ORDINARY (HINT: A STINT AS A CHIROPRACTOR!). JASMIN IS NOW A MASTER OF HIS TRUE CALLING. What city inspires you? Montreal: it’s beautiful, safe, a fabulous place for families, artists and business people! What do you think makes Quebec … Continue reading Félix Jasmin

Sofa focus

Ten Modern Line Sofa, created in 1949 by Greta M. Grossman, is a classic work of Scandinavian aesthetic. Based in Denmark, GUBI offers a wide variety of sizes and choices of fabrics or leather to complete this classic piece. Available at CELADON, celadoncollection.com The modular TAY sofa system by designer, Massimo Castagna, consists of 4 … Continue reading Sofa focus
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Preserve and protect

RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF WESTMOUNT SQUARE – A SYMBOL OF MONTREAL’S ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE – A UNIT HAS BEEN COMPLETELY REDESIGNED WITH ITS ORIGINAL IDENTITY IN MIND. THIS IS A STORY INVOLVING DESIGNERS ALAIN DESGAGNÉ, GERVAIS FORTIN AND A MONUMENTAL BLACK BACKDROP. German-American architect, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, designed Westmount Square, and it was … Continue reading Preserve and protect

Serge Dessureault – Sets its sights on the mighty K2

At 8,848m, Mount Everest is the highest peak on the planet. Trekking to base camp there was one of the most memorable experiences of my life. For mountaineers, it’s a “relatively easy” climb, compared to K2, a terrifying 8,611m summit. Montreal fireman, Serge Dessureault, who witnessed death up close on his first attempt, plans to … Continue reading Serge Dessureault – Sets its sights on the mighty K2

Oyster pairing

OYSTERS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN CONSIDERED THE MASTERPIECE OF ROYAL BUFFETS. MIX YOURS UP THIS HOLIDAY SEASON AND GARNISH WITH UNIQUE SEASONINGS AND CAREFULLY CHOSEN WINE. DISCOVER OUR PICKS BELOW (RECIPES ARE FOR A DOZEN OYSTERS). CHEERS! WITH THE COLLABORATION OF ALEXANDRA RIZZUTO AND ÉLISE LAMBERT GIN, TONIC AND POMEGRANATE Franciacorta, Prestige, Brut, Ca’del Bosco, Italy … Continue reading Oyster pairing

Ski in ski out

Photographer Jean-Claude Lussier Stylist Cary Tauben Model Laurence (Montage) and Samuel (Montage) Hair and Make-up Stylist Jessica Lablanche (Folio) Photographer’s Assistants Marc-André Dumas and William Langlais Retouching Artist Marc-André Dumas We would like to thank Hôtel Quintessence, Ski Mont Blanc, and the Centre d’activités Mont-Tremblant and their teams for their precious collaboration and generous hospitality. … Continue reading Ski in ski out

Four places to eat well

H4C Located in a former bank, H4C is a modern, bright restaurant that has managed to preserve much of the building’s original cachet. In the kitchen, an array of fresh, sophisticated, carefully prepared dishes are made. While there are several options for carnivores, the spotlight falls mainly on seasonal vegetables, fish and seafood. Chef Dany … Continue reading Four places to eat well

Bonaldo – Off the beaten path

FOR MORE THAN THREE DECADES, BONALDO MONTREAL OWNER, LOUIS PAUZÉ, HAS OFFERED HIS CUSTOMERS A WORLD OF HIGH-QUALIT Y FURNITURE AND EXCEPTIONALLY BEAUTIFUL HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORIES. Louis Pauzé was already selling furniture some three decades ago, but he was frustrated. Curious and passionate about his field, Pauzé was rather disenchanted with the range of choice for … Continue reading Bonaldo – Off the beaten path