Roger & Gallet Is Now Available At Sephora

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Aura Mirabilis Roger & Gallet – Sephora

The legendary beauty and skin care brand Roger&Gallet is proud to announce its collaboration with Sephora.ca, Canada’s largest online cosmetics retailer. Today, beauty lovers will be able to purchase the latest facial ritual from Roger & Gallet, Aura Mirabilis, as well as the three fragrance ranges that make the brand famous: Fleur de Figuier, Osmanthus Flower and Red Ginger.

Roger&Gallet has developed an international reputation and a loyal clientele thanks to its “avant-garde tradition” signature style. All products contain 100% distilled precious essences whose numerous properties have been proven through time, and up to 95% of natural ingredients. Moreover, the unique fragrances of Roger&Gallet are concocted by famous perfumers, including Francis Kurkdjian, Alberto Morillas and Amandine Clerc-Marie.

To create Aura Mirabilis collection, Roger&Gallet took inspiration from the Aqua Mirabilis story. This powerful elixir was known for its numerous properties and was used by Emperors and royal courts around the world. According to the legend, it was the source of their aura! Here are 4 beauty gestures inspired by this natural elixir…

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Aura Mirabilis Collection – Roger & Gallet

1. Detoxify

Aura Mirabilis Extra-Fine Cleansing Mask (100 ml, 25$) is a two-in-one natural texture with a unique transformation that can be used as a daily cleanser to gently remove makeup and impurities, or as a detox mask to revive skin’s radiance. We love the scent which concentrates all the natural powers of 18 officinal plants combined with extra fine Helianthus flower oil.

This cleansing mask is suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin. It is ideal to target dryness, oiliness, dullness and uneven texture. We really appreciate the versatility of this product because our skin changes over the time. How to use?

As a daily cleanser: apply a small amount to dry skin, then massage gently until it transforms into an oil. When you rinse with water, the texture transforms into milk that leaves skin free of impurities, silky soft and more radiant.

As a detox mask: apply a fine layer to dry skin and leave on for three minutes. Then massage and rinse off well.

2. Refine

Aura Mirabilis Beauty Vinegar (200 ml, 25$) should be used just after cleansing as a toner. It helps to gently remove make-up residues, smoothes the skin and helps eliminate dead cells while preparing the skin for the products that follow.

When we use a toner, we have the assurance to have a clean skin. Aura Mirabilis Beauty Vinegar leaves skin feeling smooth, refines skin’s texture, helps to tighten pores and clarify the complexion. How to use?

Shake well to homogenize and apply Aura Mirabilis Beauty Vinegar morning and/or evening to clean skin with the fingertips or a cotton pad. We suggest using your toner with fingertips to avoid loss of product because cotton pad absorbs too much quantity.

3. Restore

Aura Mirabilis Double Extract Serum (35 ml, 65$) is a unique fluid bi-phasic formula – water and distilled essences. This ultra-concentrated serum works to restore the skin’s barrier, minimize the fine lines, and reveal radiance.

As the third step in the Aura Mirabilis ritual, the Double Extract Serum is a concentrate of youthfulness by promoting cell regeneration. How to use?

Shake well before use and apply the Double-Extract Serum morning and/or evening after the Beauty Vinegar. We like the bottle pre-dosing system which releases just the right amount for the face and neck.

4. Renew

Aura Mirabilis Legendary Cream (50 ml, 55$) concentrates all the natural power of the 18 officinal plants combined with an extract of an immaculately white Fleur de Lys extract. We appreciate the texture, firm at first then melting into the skin upon application.

The Legendary Cream helps to smooth and unifies the complexion of the skin while revealing the skin’s natural radiance. How to use?

Simply apply a small amount of the Legendary Cream morning and/or evening to clean skin, after the Beauty Vinegar and Double-Extract.

Note: Aura Mirabilis collection is tested under dermatological control and formulated without: parabens, sulfates, and phthalates.

Delicieux Veg Fusion Cafe – A New Vegan Restaurant in Mile-End

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Delicieux Veg Fusion Cafe

Montreal’s Park avenue is home of some of the coziest restaurant in the city. Here you will find antiques shops, art galleries and numerous terraces. Across from the historic Rialto Theatre, Delicieux Veg Fusion Cafe is the new vegan destination in Mile-End.

While browsing through Instagram, we stumbled upon a picture of a very intriguing pita sandwich. It featured delicious looking farro balls, a blend of peppers, onions, mushrooms, kale, romaine mix garnished with chickpeas, and cashew tzatziki sauce all rolled in a house-made pesto pita bread. We decided to try this new vegan restaurant for dinner and were amazed by the savory dishes prepared for us. Next, we took part of a photo contest launched for the restaurant opening and were the lucky winners of a 25$ gift card. Then, to our delight, Delicieux Veg Fusion Cafe invited us for a special food tasting experience.

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Plant-based Menu – Delicieux Veg Fusion Cafe

From our conversation with Ilyas Butt, the owner, it is clear that he and the staff are passionate about providing customers with only the highest quality organic ingredients. We learned that fresh produce is brought to the restaurant up to three times per day.

Ilyas goes out of his way to gather local ingredients by involving farmers of neighboring areas of Montreal. additionally, he volunteers his own time to help the development of humanitarian projects focused on food allocation.

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The Indian Diva – Delicieux Veg Fusion Cafe

On the menu, each dish offered contains unique combinations of ingredients. Moreover, spices from more than 50 countries are used to season them. At Delicieux Veg Fusion Cafe, you find a different mix of flavors, texture, seasoning and intensity in all the dishes proposed on the menu. On top of sandwiches, burgers, signature bowls, and desserts, Delicieux Veg Fusion Cafe offers creative breakfasts throughout the day.

Ilyas take us on a journey around the world starting with India by offering The Indian Diva signature bowl made of tandoori tofu cubes and potatoes, mixed of tasty vegetables and greens, fresh mango cubes, pumpkin seeds topped with a “kamasutra” dressing. Signature bowls come with a choice of organic soba noodles, tumeric quinoa or brown rice. For each section of the menu, various countries are featured such as South Africa, Thailand, Mexico, and many more.

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Samosa Recipe – Delicieux Veg Fusion Cafe

Among the sides items offered, we were obsessed with the samosas. Ilyas showed us every step of their preparation and admitted that the samosas are the most time-consuming item to prepare in the kitchen. The superfoods and spices used include goji berries, nigella seeds, chia seeds, and coriander. The result is simply delicious.

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Gelato – Delicieux Veg Fusion Cafe

If you’re looking for a lighter dessert, try their house-made gelato. Choose from the classics like blueberry, mango, or passion fruit flavors, or opt for something adventurous such as kale, sweet corn, or tomato-cherry. We loved how refreshing and diversified the selection of ice creams was.

Depending of flavor or thickness, the gelato are made with base of soy or coconut milk, no stabilizer or gelling agents are used. The restaurant strives for limiting waste as much as possible, as a result only the necessary amount of ice cream is prepared daily. The freshness of the fruits and vegetables used for this ice cream makes for one-of-a kind flavor. Moreover, possibilities of flavor are limited by seasonal availability which means new flavors will be featured frequently.

Delicieux Veg Fusion Cafe is the destination to experience international flavor. The quality of the ingredients used are second to none, and are all plant-based. Ilyas assured us new items will be featured regularly on the menu. We won’t tell you more, rather, we invite you to visit this new vegan restaurant.

Delicieux Veg Fusion Cafe

5718 Parc Avenue, Montreal

Opening hours: 8am – 9pm (daily)

5 Things To Buy at Sports Experts For Back To School

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Sports Experts Store

The summer season is almost over which means there are only a few days left before back to school fever! To make sure your little ones feel the excitement, Sports Experts presents its new Back to School collection.

Proud to promote the practice of physical activity, this new collection features “sport-chic” items that can be worn on all occasions. Don’t worry ladies, there is something for everyone. Let me introduces 5 items to buy at Sports Experts to rock your “sport-chic” outfit.

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Under Armour Threadborne V Graphic Twist T-shirt (price: 39.99 $) and Under Armour Favorite Leggings (price: 59.99$)

The Under Armour Threadborne V Graphic Twist t-shirt has the ideal specifications for gym classes such as Zumba, Bootcamp or Aerobics. No matter how much you sweat, you will feel comfortable and confident thanks to the Threadborne Siro new fibers that are lighter, dry faster, and won’t stretch out.

Soft and breathable, this V-neck t-shirt can also be worn outside the gym with your favourite jeans. Moreover, to fit with your closet, this t-shirt is available in pink or in dark green at Sports Experts.

Since back to school also means returning to gym, the Under Armour Favorite Graphic legging is perfect for a workout but also in everyday life to keep a sport trendy style. Fitted next-to-skin without the squeeze, this legging is soft and comfortable.

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Under Armour Twist Hoodie (price: 69.99$)

To complete your “sport-chic” look, this Under Armour Fleece Twist hoodie is ideal for upcoming fall season cooler days. Engineered with the ColdGear® technology, this hoodie repels water without sacrificing breathability.

Its Under Armour fleece is light but will keep you surprisingly warm while its breathable and stretch fabric will enhance ease of movement. This hoodie is available in pink or in red at Sports Experts.

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Fashion Outfit – Adidas Advantage Clean QT Shoes

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Adidas Advantage Clean QT Shoes (price: 84.99$)

For a fashion “sport-chic” outfit, let’s opt for a minimalist style. Those Adidas Neo Advantage Clean QT sneakers are the definition of “less is more”. Adidas Neo is a lifestyle sportswear brand for young minded consumers.

Those luxe court-inspired fashion sneakers feature perforated and stitched decorative stripes instead of the regular Adidas 3-Stripes. Designed with comfort in mind, the shoes have a clean and elegant look with feminine lines. Dare to wear those shoes with a dress, it’s a perfect casual look to attend a weekend brunch. This pair is only available in grey at selected Sports Experts.

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Adidas Cloudfoam Advantage (price: 84.99$)

If you prefer to opt for the regular 3-Stripes, the Adidas Neo Cloudfoam Advantage will “feet” your needs. This 70’s look with luxe comfort give a timeless vibe to your fashion “sport-chic” outfit. Those comfy shoes match very well with a capri flared pants or a boyfriend jeans.

Thanks to this trendy Back To School collection, we hope you will follow the Sports Experts signature ” Stay fit. Leave well”. For fitness tips, read Sports Experts blog or follow them on social media. To find a store near you, please visit www.sportsexperts.ca.

Deviation – A Unique Contemporary Art Event In Montreal

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The Door – Photo Credit: SDC – Quartiers du Canal

SDC Quartier du Canal and Art Souterrain present “DÉVIATION – Circulez, il y a tout à voir”, a unique contemporary art event in Saint-Henri district aiming to revitalize the neighborhood despite of construction work currently underway.

This unique contemporary art event is held until October 2017 on Notre-Dame West between Atwater avenue and Saint-Augustin street where construction blocks traffic and bother access to local businesses. “We can not stop them, move them or avoid them, but we can turn them into derision, make fun of them, create interest and arouse curiosity around this site” said Robert Laramée, director of SDC Quartier du Canal.

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Fidia Falaschetti – Photo Credit: SDC – Quartiers du Canal

The first part of the exhibition “Déviation” is to invade the windows of Notre-Dame West and to install contemporary artworks from large collections. In addition to beautify the site, this initiative allows international contemporary art to be brought out of traditional exhibition spaces in order to show them directly to people.

Six artists from different backgrounds and recognized internationally have been chosen for this event: Chris Coy, Mark Jenkins, Fidia Falaschetti, Zoe Barcza, Anthony Burnham, and Nicolas Nabonne.

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Diana Thorneycroft – Photo Credit: SDC – Quartiers du Canal

The second part of the exhibition consists of artworks installed near the renovation areas, each inspired in its own way by the world of the construction. Three installations specially created by Montreal artists Phil Allard, Marc-Antoine K. Phaneuf and Diana Thorneycroft for the exhibition are displayed at the heart of the site. These unusual artistic creations use construction materials and divert them to create a contrast both subtle and humorous with the work in progress.

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Jacqueline Van de Geer – Photo Credit: Compagnie Mobile Home

The last part of “Déviation” proposes a series of artistic performances realized by artists living in Montreal and enjoying a strong notoriety in Quebec. Five events will be given to invite visitors and residents of the canal district to participate in unique moments of sharing and exchanges with performing artists.

On August 11th and 24th, Jacqueline Van de Geer will feature “La discothèque silencieuse” which is an invitation to dance in silence by following the rhythm of a music through headphones.

For more info and event schedule, please visit quartierducanal.com.

Activewear – 3 Things To Buy At L’Équipeur

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L’Équipeur Store at Alexis Nihon Shopping Centre

L’Équipeur recently opened its first downtown location in the heart of Alexis Nihon Shopping Centre. For the occasion, we were invited for a festive happy hour launch in presence of hosts Étienne Boulay and Maika Desnoyers.

Known as Mark’s outside of Quebec, the store offers a wide selection of men’s and women’s work clothes and outdoor wear to casual apparel from a variety of brands: Levi’s, SUNG Alfred Sung, Timberland, Skechers and many more.

If you are looking to get back in shape or to refresh your old activewear, here are 3 suggestions of items now available at l’Équipeur.

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Nike – Women’s Flex Trainer 7 Training Shoes (price: 94.99$)

The Nike Flex Trainer 7 Women’s Training Shoe is designed for comfort and support with breathable mesh and hexagonal flex grooves for flexibility in any direction. According to product description, Nike used Roman sandals as inspiration for these sport shoes, incorporating forefoot cables for a secure and locked-down fit when you’re working out at the gym.

After one week trying those shoes, we can confirm that they are very comfortable and they efficiently absorb impacts during workout session.

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Shambhala – High Impact Sports Bra (price: 39.99$) and 100 Wash Yoga legging (price: 59.99$)

Shambhala High Impact Sports Bra is tailored for high-intensity activities and delivers a good support. The bra is really soft and fits next to the skin without squeezing. Moreover, we really like the adjustable back closure which allows to modify the size when needed.

Shambhala 100 Wash Yoga legging made in nylon features the CURVE-TECH® shape-enhancing technology. This innovation includes butt lifter contouring that “puts things in place” and also tummy control for a slimmer appearance. In addition, this legging has the 100 Wash guarantee against fading, shrinking and pilling.

To help you get started or to boost your fitness routine, here are 2 basic exercises from BodyBuilding.com to work your lower body and your abs.

1. Reverse Lunge
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Reverse lunge

Begin in a standing tall position with your hands on your hips or hanging at your sides or overhead. Look directly forward by keeping your chest up and your feet shoulder-width apart.

Initiate the movement by taking a large and controlled step to the rear, allowing your hips and knees to flex to lower your body. Lower your hips so that your front leg becomes parallel to the floor with your knee positioned directly over your ankle. Your back knee should be bent at a 90-degree angle and pointing toward the floor with your back heel lifted.

After 2 or 3 seconds, return to the starting position by driving through the heel of the front leg to extend the knees and hips. Repeat the movement on the same leg or alternate with the other leg.

2. Dead Bug
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Dead Bug

Being lying on your back with your hands extended above you toward the ceiling. Bring your feet, knees, and hips up to 90 degrees. Your knees should be directly above your hips, forming a straight line with your thighs. Deeply exhale to bring your ribcage down while keeping your back flat onto the floor and squeezing your glutes. Hold this position throughout the movement.

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Dead Bug

To initiate the exercise slowly lower one arm and extending the opposite leg down to the floor simultaneously. Lower them down just above the floor and slowly return to the starting position. Repeat on the opposite side and continue the movement for specific number of repetitions or period of time.

L’Équipeur

1500 Atwater Ave, Montreal