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 different from the rest of the world? I recently read Le Code Québec, in which the author explains that humour is one of the key characteristics of Quebecers. Also, in one of his most beautiful songs, Félix Leclerc, for whom I was named, makes a wish that his son should have “humour, the traveller’s most useful weapon.”
Who is your favourite artist, and why? Georges Brassens, an incredible free-thinker, a learned poet, a man who was allergic to anything facile. In these difficult geopolitical times, I’m listening to “Mourir pour des idées” over and over with my children, dissecting the lyrics!
What is your definition of luxury? Time! To play, to read, to climb, to have conversations, to make music with friends.
What is your favourite restaurant? Les Deux Singes de Montarvie… which will soon become Île Flottante!
For a business lunch, where are we most likely to find you? Brasserie Bernard.
What is something most people don’t know about you? Before becoming a broker, I wore a braid that hung halfway down my back!
What is your philosophy on life? Maximize all pleasures, great and small!
What is your secret weakness? Every dessert in the world!
What is your favourite accessory? A set of cufflinks and a lighter that belonged to my grandfather, Jean-Paul Bérubé. He was a successful mining industrialist in Abitibi, a man who was larger than life.
What book is on your night table? A Deep Breath of Life by Alan Cohen