Instagram Postcards from Quebec City, Ile d’Orléans and Charlevoix

While few Montrealers will ever admit this, the region of Quebec (not the province, but the administrative region that surrounds the capital city) is absolutely gorgeous. From the ancient streets of Old Quebec City to the bucolic plains of Ile d’Orléans and the dramatic landscapes of Charlevoix, one can hardly be bored in this neck… Continue reading

Montreal’s Petite Italie: Where Food and History Intersect

Much like New Yorkers and Parisians, Montrealers are extremely attached to their neighborhood, rarely crossing its limits other than to go to work (or, gasp, venture outside the city). I, for one, was extremely proud to call Plateau Mont-Royal my home for the last seven years, and I would gladly spill every bit of knowledge I… Continue reading

Griffintown: Montreal’s Newest Place to Be

Few districts of Montreal have changed as drastically as Griffintown has over the past five years; from semi-deserted and post-industrial, Griffintown has indeed blossomed into a vibrant new Montreal locale, with nothing to envy lively Villeray or hipster Mile End. Deserted warehouses have made way to locally-sourced cafés, celebrity-chef restaurants and independently-owned specialty shops. In a nutshell, Griffintown has gone… Continue reading

Instagram Postcards from Scotland

As a Britophile I always had a bottomless fascination for Scotland (some would argue that Scotland isn’t British much, but that’s a story for another time). Something about the slow living, the dramatic landscapes and their wholesome, no-nonsense approach to life intrigued me; and I can’t say I was disappointed when I finally got there…. Continue reading