Déviation: A Unique Contemporary Art Event In Montreal

a door, a street. a pharmacy

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.

Invasion Cocktail: Celebrate the Art of Mixology

Photo Credit: Karel Chladek

Invasion Cocktail, the Montreal and Quebec City cocktail festival, will be back for its 4th edition from May 10th to 16th with a busy schedule. More than 35 participating bars, 250 exclusive cocktails, 6 days of festival to discover the cocktail scene of Quebec!

Presented by MadeWithLove, the most extravagant mixology competition in Canada, Invasion Cocktail is a unique opportunity to discover exclusive cocktail creations that will be presented only in an ephemeral way throughout the week.

Photo Credit: Karel Chladek

There are many new features for this 4th edition, do not miss…

  • Opening night at Phi Centre on May 10th: signature cocktails, music and good vibes only!
  • New edition of Brunch Festif at Pied de Cochon Sugar Shack on May 14th presented by French brand Liqueur St-Germain.
  • MadeWithLove National Final on May 16th at TRH-bar: the 16 finalist bartenders from across Canada will face a panel of judges in hopes of winning the title of Best Barchef MadeWithLove 2017.

Visit Invasion Cocktail website to download your free pass and to find more info about the festival schedule.

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 Rosé because Rosé 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.

Strangers in the night Gourmet Gala

The 12th annual Strangers in the Night Gourmet Gala brought together over 4,000 supporters of Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada and raised almost 500,000$ in June 2016.

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It was an evening of delicious food along with a variety of live performances to celebrate and support Starlight’s work. Over 75 of Montreal’s top food vendors were participating to delight the guests.

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vegan sushi

seafood

Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada is part of Starlight’s global network, serving seriously ill children and their families through partnerships with more than 160 healthcare facilities. The foundation organizes several fundraising activities during the year to improve the health and life of kids and families.

The upcoming event is the Pure Protein Night Race and will be held from August to September across the country. Find all the details at nightrace.ca and learn more about the Foundation at starlightcanada.org.

Bridal Boudoir Affair 2016 #loveyourself

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The 7th edition of Bridal Boudoir Affair was presented by Maddy K at Hyatt Regency Montréal on Sunday, March 13th.

Whatever you are planning a wedding, a corporate party, a birthday or another special event, the Bridal Boudoir Affair is the place to be! Each year, the finest local professionals of the wedding and event planning industry are selected to show you the latest trends and high quality products offered on the market.

The most anticipated moment of the event is the bridal fashion show directed by Andrew Ly with wedding dresses from White Montréal, Antoinette Di Carlo and Galleria della Sposa.

bridal boudoir affair

bridal boudoir affair

The Bridal Boudoir Affair was also the occasion to launch #loveyourself campaign. Since it is important to love yourself to find happiness, Maddy K in collaboration with Radio/TV personality Natasha Gargiulo host a retreat seminary all the year long to help you to have self esteem no matter what you have been through.

For more details, visit Maddy K website at www.maddyk.com.

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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Ouverture de la boutique COS à Montréal

Après Toronto, c’est au tour de Montréal d’accueillir la boutique COS qui a été lancée pour la première fois sur Regent Street à Londres en mars 2007 par le groupe H&M.

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Pour l’occasion, nous avons été conviées au cocktail de lancement qui s’est déroulé hier soir au cœur de la boutique montréalaise située en plein centre-ville. Les amoureux de mode, d’art et design ont répondu présent afin de célébrer (enfin!) la venue de la marque à Montréal.

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COS_Ouverture_Love Thy Brother

COS offre une large gamme de produits pour hommes et femmes répartie en plusieurs concepts incluant notamment des classiques réinventés, des essentiels de mode et des tendances actuelles tout en restant dans un esprit minimaliste. Pour découvrir la collection automne hiver 2015-16, visitez le site officiel au cosstores.com. Bon shopping 🙂

Boutique COS

1310 Sainte-Catherine Ouest, Montréal

Fashion Show chez Ogilvy

C’est hier soir que s’est tenue la 4ème édition de la Soirée de la Fondation Charles Guindon afin de lever des fonds pour lutter contre l’épilepsie infantile qui touche de nombreux enfants à travers le Canada. La soirée était riche en émotion et en surprise! Voici quelques images du défilé de mode qui présentait les collections de la Maison Ogilvy et des créateurs internationaux…

Fashion Show Ogilvy

 

fashion show ogilvy

En plus des mannequins professionnels, des personnalités québécoises se sont jointes aux festivités et ont défilé sur la passerelle le temps d’une soirée!

fashion show ogilvy

Pour en savoir plus sur les activités de la fondation, visitez le fondationcharlesguindon.com 🙂

Dévoilement des nouvelles boutiques Dans Un Jardin

La marque Dans Un Jardin nous a convié au dévoilement de leur boutique complètement rénovée aux Galeries D’Anjou…

Dans Un Jardin

Dans un Jardin élabore des soins pour le corps qui éveillent les sens et qui sont reconnus pour les bien-faits qu’ils procurent à la peau. Établie depuis 1983 au Québec, l’entreprise souhaite prendre un virage plus haut-de-gamme en revoyant l’ensemble de l’organisation de ces points de vente à travers une nouvelle image de marque plus moderne.

Dans un jardin

À l’occasion de ce cocktail, nous avons eu l’opportunité de découvrir en primeur les deux nouvelles eaux de toilette Glace Ice pour homme et Jolie pour femme qui seront disponibles en magasin à partir du mois d’octobre…

Dans Un Jardin

On vous souhaite une bonne rentrée et un bon shopping 🙂

Ouverture du iStore au Centre Rockland

Le magasin iStore est l’endroit idéal pour se procurer des accessoires de style de vie tendance!

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Mardi dernier, nous avons été conviés au cocktail d’ouverture de la boutique iStore située au Centre Rockland. Pour l’occasion, nous avons pu bénéficier d’une visite guidée de chaque section de la boutique et obtenir des conseils adaptés à nos besoins.

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La boutique offre un large choix de produits numériques de haute gamme incluant des périphériques mobiles, étuis et accessoires à la mode, produits audio, des produits de divertissement et de style de vie, des jouets et des gadgets, des produits de santé et de remise en forme et des articles pour la maison branché. Il y en a pour tous les goûts et la boutique comprend aussi une section exclusive pour les enfants.

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iStore a l’intention d’ouvrir son nouveau concept de magasins dans d’autres centres commerciaux canadiens tout au long de 2015. Pour plus d’infos, visitez le istoreworld.com.