Beatrice: An Urban Oasis
It’s one of the easiest statements I can make: Beatrice is one of Montreal’s finest and most glamorous restaurants.
Mandy's salad bar in Old Montreal
Ladies and Gentleman, the Wolfe sisters have done it again! Mandy and Rebecca have opened yet another Mandy's Salad Bar, but in Old Montreal this time. It is a given to say that I am a fan of their delicious salads, so much so that this is my second post about them. Ask anyone close to me how many times I eat Mandy's in a week, and they will answer 3 times or more without hesitation.
Miss prêt à Manger
One of my favorite parts of being a lifestyle/fashion blogger (aside from justifying my growing closet to my hubby) is all the great people I get to meet along the way. I’m extremely lucky to be surrounded by incredibly talented and successful individuals that always inspire me to reach for the stars. Let me acquaint you to a total boss babe, the chef and owner of Miss Prêt à Manger and Monsieur Resto & Bar, Kimberly Lallouz.
Eat At The W- Être Avec Toi
A year ago, the W Hotel in Victoria Square was undergoing a major revamp, from their luxurious new suite designs to the brand new ground-floor restaurant, Ê.A.T. I had the pleasure of returning to this trendy restaurant for their 1 Year Anniversary and made a vow to go back more often. The revolutionary êatery blends the best of art, music, fashion, and fine dining, resulting in the avant-garde hot spot our city was missing.
How to Wear Plaid this Fall!
By now you all know that I have a huge affinity for Zara. What would I do without my Zara ?!? Wearing Zara is my way to stay in style and on trend without breaking the bank. This mega retailer offers affordable of the moment pieces that can be easily mixed with luxe wares and is absolutely perfect for anyone who loves a good high-low ensemble, and my latest look does not disappoint. Starting with a simple yet polished oversized checkered tunic with frills, I paired or should I say layered it with an adorable tule dress. And in true MJ fashion, layering is the key. I really took a liking to layering, it makes it so easy to make any outfit more versatile. I enjoy playing dress up in my closet, and I often like to wear a midi skirt under a tunic or a dress to add texture and dimensions.
We are celebrating my oldest birthday, and she requested I mix up some watermelon lemonade for her party. Besides it being a party favourite, my kids loved sipping on this delicious beverage all summer and it quickly became a staple in our family. It’s refreshing, different and healthy (according to my kids) LOL. There is also a grown ups only version of this for happy hour!
Sugar Shack in Old Montreal
Going to a sugar shack every winter is a Canadian tradition that my family and I absolutely love to take part in year after year. Thanks to Un Chef à l’Érable in the Old Port, there’s no need to drive way out of the city to enjoy all of our favorite maple infused foods!
This winter has been filled with amazing new restaurant openings around the city. There’s no better way to hide out from the cold then by warming up to all these marvelous menus and feasting from morning to night! From the men that brought us the cities longest standing premier supper club, Buona Notte, their brand new concept is a mixture of an Italian cafe, snack bar, pizzeria, and classic osteria called Fiorellino.
A brand new eatery located in the heart of the Old Port has everyone in the city talking & vying for a table! After just one evening at Jellyfish crudo+charbon, I get what all the hype is about! From the décor to the delectable dishes, this restaurant is so amazing its already become one of my favorite spots in the city.
L’Gros Luxe is probably most known for their mason jar cocktails garnished with mini burgers, grilled cheese, quesadillas, and/or onion rings. Their fun and affordable menu made it an immediate hit in Montreal. With locations in the Plateau, Mile End, and Vieux Longueuil, they recently celebrated the newest locale in the ever-trendy Sud-Ouest (2472 Notre-Dame Ouest).
Feta & Melon appetizer
This is one of my favorite appetizers from Miss Prêt à Manger (stay tuned ... post coming soon on Kimberly, a very talented caterer and restauranteur)
Morning Splurge with Mixit
Who doesn’t love receiving packages in the mail?! Every time my doorbell rings, my youngest daughter runs to answer and she particularly loves me to help me open the packages. You can imagine our smiles when we received our custom cereal from Mixit!