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Henri Vezina

Champions of quebec cuisine – Normand Laprise and Christine Lamarche

IN ANY CONVERSATION WITH THE FOUNDERS OF RESTAURANT TOQUÉ!, IT DOES NOT TAKE LONG BEFORE CHRISTINE LAMARCHE AND NORMAND LAPRISE ARE PASSIONATELY DISCUSSING THE RICH VARIETY OF MADE-IN-QUEBEC FOOD AND PRODUCE. They had different career paths and interests, but fate brought the two chefs together. After earning a bachelor’s degree in geography and then studying … Continue reading Champions of quebec cuisine – Normand Laprise and Christine Lamarche

Doyle

The very first Doyle eyeglass store opened in Saint-Henri back in 1978. The decision to set up shop in this neighbourhood of closed factories, where half the population was unemployed, required some vision, so to speak. But Luc Doyle wanted his first store to be right there on rue Notre-Dame. Over 40 years later, the … Continue reading Doyle

Assemblage

IN COLLABORATION WITH MANON LEMIRE WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THE STORY OF AN INGENIOUS 17TH CENTURY MONK WOULD RESULT IN A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE WORLD’S MOST PRESTIGIOUS CHAMPAGNE PRODUCER AND MUSIC ICON, LENNY KRAVITZ? THE FAMED BRAND NAMED THE ROCK START CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF ITS MOST RECENT RELEASE, VINTAGE 2009. The idea for this collaboration … Continue reading Assemblage

The power of connection

Photo : Jeff Malo GOOD FRIENDS, A COMMON CAUSE AND EXCELLENT NETWORKING. THIS POWERFUL COMBINATION IS BEHIND LET’S BOND, A COLLECTIVE OF YOUNG PROFESSIONALS WHO ARE USING THEIR SAVVY AND SKILLS TO RAISE MONEY TO BENEFIT LOCAL MENTAL HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS. WELCOME TO PHILANTHROPY 2.0. For the last eight years, a group of young professionals has … Continue reading The power of connection
Shen Yun

Ultraluxury in downtown Montreal

CARBONLEO HAS BROUGHT THE FOUR SEASONS BRAND—AND HIGH-END LUXURY—BACK TO DOWNTOWN MONTREAL. THE GROUP IS ALSO PLANNING TO SPARK A SMALL RETAIL REVOLUTION WITH ROYALMOUNT, A MEGAPROJECT BEING EXECUTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH A BRANCH OF LUXURY CONGLOMERATE, LVMH. WE MET WITH CLAUDE MARCOTTE, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND PARTNER AT CARBONLEO. At his suggestion, we met … Continue reading Ultraluxury in downtown Montreal

Joey Saputo – A world-class montrealer

THE BOARD OF TRADE’S ACADEMY OF GREAT MONTREALERS INCLUDES NAMES LIKE PHYLLIS LAMBERT, OLIVER JONES, JEAN DRAPEAU, ARMAND FRAPPIER, AND CHARLES BRONFMAN. GIVEN HIS DEVOTED EFFORTS IN CHAMPIONING MONTREAL, AND QUEBEC, JOEY SAPUTO IS ANOTHER LIKELY CANDIDATE FOR THIS LIST OF LUMINARIES. Since 2012, the owner of the Montreal Impact has invested over $100 million … Continue reading Joey Saputo – A world-class montrealer

Strength in numbers

LISE WATIER IS NOT ONLY A GROUND-BREAKING BUSINESS WOMAN FROM QUEBEC WHO FOUNDED A WORLD-FAMOUS COMPANY, SHE IS ALSO A MAGNIFICENT ROLE MODEL, SHOWING SOLIDARITY WITH THE WOMEN WHO HELPED GET HER WHERE SHE IS TODAY. It’s not much of a stretch from Lise Watier’s own story to that of the foundation she established after … Continue reading Strength in numbers

Mélissa Lambert – It’s in the bag!

PHOTO YVES LACOMBE For some people, like Mélissa Lambert, maternity leave provided creative energy, and helped her launch her business. Up until then, she had been working as a brand manager for a major corporation, a job she had landed after earning a bachelor’s degree in communications and a post-graduate degree in marketing and communications … Continue reading Mélissa Lambert – It’s in the bag!

Le groupe Germain

IT HAS BEEN 30 YEARS SINCE GROUPE GERMAIN OPENED ITS FIRST HOTEL IN QUEBEC CITY, AND THE COMPANY IS SHOWING NO SIGNS OF SLOWING DOWN. WE SAT DOWN WITH CO-PRESIDENT CHRISTIANE GERMAIN WHO SPEAKS OF THE ARCHITECTURAL “MOMENT” THAT SPARKED THE GERMAIN ADVENTURE. FURTHER IN, DETAILS ON UPCOMING PROJECTS, WHICH INCLUDE THE OPENING OF FOUR … Continue reading Le groupe Germain