Montreal Brunch Restaurant L’Avenue Opens In Saint-Henri

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L’Avenue Saint-Henri – Photo Credit: Patricia Brochu

It’s official, well known brunch restaurant L’Avenue just opens its second location in Saint-Henri neighborhood on Notre-Dame Street West at walking distance from Lachine Canal and Atwater market.

The new location preserves L’Avenue original signature with a decoration mixed of urban influences designed by Montrealer artist Alex Scaner and vintage furniture style (don’t miss to visit the bathrooms….).

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Chef Alexandre Loiseau – Photo Credit: Patricia Brochu

To refresh the menu, Chef Alexandre Loiseau has concocted new dishes inspired by local ingredients which I have been invited to try in exclusivity a week ago. Both fancy and hefty, these new dishes confirm that brunch is a meal where creativity has no limit. And guess what? New vegetarian and gluten free items have been also added!

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Yogurt – Photo Credit: Patricia Brochu

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Pancakes – Photo Credit: Patricia Brochu

I can’t conclude without mentioning the burning question on everyone’s lips ” what about the waiting line?”…well, all I can say is hurry up guys! First come first served 🙂

L’Avenue

3612 Notre-Dame West

922 Mont-Royal East

Opening hours: 8am to 4pm (Mon – Sun)

COS 10th Anniversary Capsule Collection

Since its beginning in 2007 at London based boutique on Regent Street, COS offers high-quality collections of wardrobe essentials featuring modern, minimalist and tactile design. After several years of international expanding, the Swedish brand opened its doors in Montreal in Fall 2015.

To honor its 10th anniversary, COS launches on March 24th a limited worldwide capsule collection influenced by art and Japanese design. This collection features 10 garments  for women, men and children created in puzzle style. These methods create a refined collection with slumped volumes and rectilinear silhouettes.

The collection is designed with lightweight cotton and technical polyester fabrics in a minimalist palette of sand and white. Just in time for Spring!

COS

1310 Ste-Catherine W, Montreal

Bridal Boudoir Affair: Montreal’s Most Glamorous Wedding Exhibition

Wedding table by Aura Design

Wedding season is at our doors…but don’t panic because team Maddy K has selected la crème de la crème to set up the wedding of your dream. The 8th edition of Bridal Boudoir Affair was held at Hyatt Regency on Sunday, February 26th. This year, the theme was RosĂ© because RosĂ© makes everyone happy as children in front of this sweet table designed by Pâtisserie Tillemont.

Sweet table by Pâtisserie Tillemont

If you are a bride-to-be, you probably already know that many trends are competing for this upcoming wedding season and the choice of the best suited dress to walk down the aisle is getting difficult! My advice for you is to go with a dress you feel comfortable to wear and which reflects a picture of your personality.

The fashion show is the centerpiece of this glamorous event and features wedding gowns by renowned international fashion designers available in local wedding boutiques such as White Montreal and Galleria Della Sposa. Each dress seen on the catwalk were designed with elegance, femininity and fineness.

For more info and to get the list of Montreal’s talented wedding professionals, visit Bridal Boudoir Affair website at bridalboudoiraffair.com.

Sentaler delivers “Milestone Gifts” for patients at SickKids for the #SENTALER4SICKKIDS initiative

Bojana Sentaler (center) with members from SickKids – Photo credit: Mathew Tsang

Bojana Sentaler, Designer and Creative Director of SENTALER, the Canadian luxury outerwear brand, delivered custom kids hats as “Milestone Gifts” for patients at The Hospital for
Sick Children (SickKids) as part of the #SENTALER4SickKids initiative.

The #SENTALER4SickKids initiative officially launched in August of 2016 and will continue until March 2017, with 25% of all hat sales directly benefiting SickKids Foundation, which raises funds on behalf of SickKids and is the largest charitable funder of child health research, learning and care in Canada.

Photo credit: Mathew Tsang

“We want the public to know that our fundraising efforts with SickKids will continue into the spring of 2017 and we hope that people continue to promote and support this great initiative. Every hat helps!” says Bojana Sentaler, Designer and Creative Director, SENTALER.

The Petites by Coton Mouton

Coton Mouton Les Petites Black Doll

Coton Mouton recently launched a new dolls collection in collaboration with local designers such as Denis Gagnon, Helmer, Marie Saint Pierre and many more. The designers were asked to choose their favorite piece for scaling down to doll size.

coton-mouton Les Petites designer doll

Aude Le Dubé, founder of Coton Mouton, decided to design her own line of cloth dolls made in Montreal while trying to find a doll for her two years old niece. After months of work and research, she launched a line of handmade decorative cushions and organic cloth dolls.

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In addition to the designers clothes, a fall collection is also available and embraces the uniqueness of Canadian autumn with specific colors and textures. Visit the official website at cotonmouton.com to view the full collection.

Barbie Haute Couture Exhibit at Les Cours Mont-Royal

Yesterday evening, we have celebrated the launch of The Barbie Expo at Les Cours Mont-Royal.

Expo Barbie

For the first time in Montreal, a permanent exhibit dedicated to Barbie will be open to the public starting February 11th during regular business hours seven days a week. There are many kinds of Barbies from all over the world embodying roles of queens, movie stars, iconic figures, modern women, teenagers, etc.

To celebrate fashion Haute Couture, some of them are dressed by famous designers such as Givenchy, Oscar de la Renta, Christian Louboutin and many more.

As you are maybe aware, the dolls have come under many critics over the past years for promoting a dream body image and for a lack of diversity. The company Mattel has recently announced the launching of new Barbies who are curvier, shorter, taller and skin coloured.

As a preview, here are a selection of pictures from instagram taken during the lauching event:

Credit: Hayley Juhl @hjuhl

Credit: Hayley Juhl @hjuhl

Credit: Isabelle Gauvin @igstylistes

Credit: Isabelle Gauvin @igstylistes

Credit: Sociale Montreal @socialemontreal

Credit: Sociale Montreal @socialemontreal

Credit: Cindy Charles @collectivelybe

Credit: Cindy Charles @collectivelybe

Credit: Alexa Lowe @stealingb

Credit: Alexa Lowe @stealingb

The exhibit admission is free and donations will be accepted for « Fais un Voeu ®» Québec.

Les Cours Mont-Royal

1455 Peel Street, Montreal

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Hats for Winter 2016

The temperature is still down… Don’t panic, stay warm in style 🙂

UP: Acne Studio (165$), Chloé (355$), DVF (148$), Eugenia Kim (250$)

DOWN: Gucci (420$), Isabel Marant Etoile (175$), Moncler (344$), The Elder Statesman (385$)

Kilani – Maroquinerie Made In Montreal

Nous avons eu le plaisir d’ĂŞtre conviĂ©es Ă  l’Auberge Saint-Gabriel en mi-juillet pour le lancement de la première collection de maroquinerie haut de gamme du designer montrĂ©alais Wael Kilani.

Kilani collection

Les articles de la collection sont confectionnĂ©s de façon artisanale Ă  MontrĂ©al Ă  partir de cuir vĂ©ritable de qualitĂ© supĂ©rieure et de suède de veau ultra fin directement importĂ©s d’Italie. Le designer propose une collection unisexe de sacs pratiques, Ă©lĂ©gants et intemporels. Les modèles de la collection sont disponibles en ligne au bykilani.com.

Bon shopping 🙂