Dialogues des Carmélites presented by Opéra de Montréal

Dialogues des Carmélites – Photo credit: Yves Renaud

Dialogues des Carmélites is a French opera in three acts by Francis Poulenc. First created in an Italian version, the premiere of the French version took place at the Opéra de Paris in 1957.

The action takes place in 1789, an historic year marked by the French Revolution. Blanche De La Force, the main protagonist, is a young Parisian aristocrat with high-strung and fearful nature. Trying to escape the world where she does not know how to live, she announces to her father her intention to enter the convent of Carmel in Compiègne.

Wrecked by the French Revolution, religious orders are dissolved and the nuns condemned to death but Blanche managed to escape. She is going to live the last days of the congregation…

This contemporary opera plunges us into a world dominated by violence, oppression and death. With a touch of finesse created by sacred music, we face the fear of death through the eyes of Blanche…

Next shows: January 31 + February 2, 4, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Wilfrid-Pelletier Hall, Place des Arts

175 Sainte-Catherine Street West, Montréal

Grandiôse by Lancôme

Grandiôse by Lancôme

During Holidays season, I received new shades of Grandiôse Liner and Mascara Extrême from Lancôme. After using both of them for several weeks, it’s now a good time to let you know my thoughts…

First of all, we all agree that eyes are the most difficult part to makeup. If you want a ” wow ” effect, it takes time (well….at least 5 min) and concentration. This is where Grandiose Liner and Mascara Extrême come to rescue.

Grandiôse Liner (40$) and Grandiôse Mascara Extrême (36$)

Inspired by the techniques of make-up artists, Grandiôse Liner comprises a pivot allowing 35-degree curve in the handle to fit the shape of your eyes and simplify liner application. Moreover, the formula is intensely matte and is unaffected by moisture or sebum which means you don’t have to worry if you have an oily skin. At the end of the day, Grandiôse Liner is really easy to remove with your favorite eye makeup remover or just simply with hot water.

To complete and intensify your look, maximizes your lashes volume with Grandiôse Mascara Extrême. This very long-lasting mascara with its “Swan-Neck” wand allows you to grab the lashes close to the roots. Add a touch of pop by trying Bleu Nuit shade, yes don’t be shy to shine!

Grandiôse Liner and Mascara Extrême are available at all Lancôme counters and online at Lancome.ca.

Comptoir 21: One of the best Fish n Chips in Montreal

Comptoir 21 has 5 locations in town and is ranked among the best Fish n Chips in Montreal according to Google reviews.

Comptoir 21 – Homemade Fries

To celebrate winter season warmly and to invite people to go out to eat, Comptoir 21 has a very special promotion for you! Every day until March 21, the temperature felt at 11 am and at 5 pm represents the percentage of reduction on food. Yes, you read it right! If the temperature ” feels like ( according to MeteoMedia)” – 15C, prices will be reduced by 15%.

And guess what? Comptoir 21 is vegetarian friendly and offers a homemade veggie burger on the menu. I went to St-Viateur location (because Mile-End is one of my favorite area in town) to taste it and it was worth it!

Comptoir 21 – Veggie Burger

This burger contains no animal product so you can also bring your vegan friend with you there!

Visit Comptoir 21 Facebook page to know the daily discount 🙂