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Galerie Beauchamp

Gilles Vézina, purveyor of chic

IN 1975, GILLES VÉZINA TOOK OVER THE CELEBRATED BOUTIQUE THAT HIS FATHER HENRI FOUNDED THIRTEEN YEARS EARLIER. SINCE THAT TIME, HE HAS BEEN IMPORTING THE WORLD’S MOST PRESTIGIOUS CLOTHING LINES FOR MEN. HENRI VÉZINA BECAME THE FIRST STORE IN CANADA TO CARRY COLLECTIONS BY DESIGNERS HUGO BOSS, ANDRÉ COURRÈGES, AND GIANFRANCO FERRÉ. SO, WHERE ARE … Continue reading Gilles Vézina, purveyor of chic

A man who loves life

I MET JEAN HOUDE IN 1998 WHILE ATTENDING A HOUSING-INDUSTRY EVENT. A CONSTRUCTION ENTREPRENEUR IN HIS LATE THIRTIES, HE HAD A BEAUTIFUL FAMILY OF FOUR CHILDREN. THIS YOUNG CONTRACTOR, A GRADUATE OF THE UNIVERSITE DE SHERBROOKE, IMPRESSED ME WITH HIS NONCHALANT ATTITUDE ABOUT MONEY. HE CARED MORE ABOUT HIS CLIENTS’ SATISFACTION AND HIS FAMILY’S WELL-BEING … Continue reading A man who loves life
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Caffè Italia forever

WHY HAS THIS LITTLE CAFÉ ON BOULEVARD ST-LAURENT WITH ITS ANCIENT FURNISHINGS, NEGLIGIBLE DESIGN, HUMDRUM WINDOWS, AND GENERIC SIGN BEEN A FIXTURE ON THE MONTRÉAL SCENE FOR SUCH A LONG TIME? I dropped by hoping to meet Nadia, but as I hadn’t made an appointment, I met her mother, Luciana Barsetti-Serri, instead. A pleasant woman, … Continue reading Caffè Italia forever
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