Fall Getaway at Esterel Resort Hotel and Spa

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Esterel Resort

Looking for a fall getaway around greater Montreal that matches your definition of relaxation? As temperature slowly drops, it’s the perfect time to escape and enjoy the fall foliage! Let us introduce you to Esterel Resort located in the Laurentians less than an hour away from Montreal city center.

Esterel Resort offers two accommodation experiences both with spacious suites, a Nordic Spa and three restaurants in the heart of nature. The resort is a veritable playground surrounded by two beaches, three navigable lakes and miles of forest. This fall, you will find here a wide range of fun outdoor activities to practice alone, among friends or as a couple.

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Esterel Hotel Evolution

Among the two accommodation experiences offered at Esterel Resort, Hotel Emotion suits best for a romantic getaway with warmth vibes while Hotel Evolution evokes soothing environment that showcases nature.

During our weekend at Esterel Resort, we stayed in a front-lake suite on the 4th floor at Hotel Evolution. The view was breathtaking and allowed us to make a good use of the large balcony overlooking Lake Dupuis! As shown in our Instagram stories, our elegant suite was spacious and equipped with a king-size bed plus a queen-size murphy bed, a fireplace, and a practical kitchenette. If you plan to stay for a long period, you will have enough place to cook in the kitchenette and enjoy your meals in the dining room.

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Esterel Resort Spa

Esterel Resort Nordic Spa features a four-season panoramic pool, steam baths, hot tubs and Finnish sauna. The best way to relax and rejuvenate is to alternate the hot, cold and rest circuit a few times.

If you have never experienced sauna, here are few tips for you: before the sauna, take a shower and then dry off; in the sauna, select a place on the middle or upper bench and lay down on a towel for 10 to 15 minutes (you should spend the last 2 minutes sitting upright); after the sauna, proceed with cold water application by taking a cold water shower or plunging into a cold bath for 10 to 15 seconds, then breathe deeply to fill up with oxygen and have a rest for 10 to 15 minutes. Repeat the circuit as needed and stay hydrated by drinking the beverage of your choice.

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Esterel Resort Sauna

After the Nordic Spa experience, dive into a world of well-being and relaxation at Amerispa’s health and beauty centre. Your body loves being pampered, take time for yourself and complete your Nordic Spa experience with quality massage therapy, skin care and body care treatments.

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Esterel Resort – Bistro à Champlain

Esterel Resort houses three restaurants for fine dining, all with stunning views: Bistro à Champlain, Rok Restaurant, and 260° Restaurant Bar Terrace. Please note that bookings are mandatory for each restaurant, otherwise Esterel Resort is not able to guarantee availability of the restaurant.

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Bistro à Champlain – Vegetarian Menu

We had a reservation at Bistro à Champlain which recently moved at Esterel Resort and were very excited to taste the new four courses vegetarian and vegan menu. As vegan food enthusiasts, it’s always hard to choose items on the menu when we suddenly have plenty of choices. This is the reason why we make sure to choose different items so we are able to share together and taste more dishes.

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Bistro à Champlain – Fresh Spring Rolls Creation

We had a great dining experience at Bistro à Champlain, the food was delightful and very well presented. Also, the service was warm and the waitress pleased all our requests. We strongly recommend to taste the fresh spring roll creation, and the chick pea and eggplant brick. Furthermore, the vegetarian menu is available at the three restaurants.

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Bistro à Champlain – Chick Pea and Eggplant Brick

We thank Esterel Resort for taking care of us last weekend! Still wondering where to escape this fall? Catch a break from Montreal and taste the quiet life at Esterel Resort. Book your fall getaway for less with their last minute offers currently displayed at esterel.com. Hurry up, it’s for a limited time only!

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.

Facial mask: green clay vs charcoal

Fall is around the corner, it’s time to prepare the skin for the upcoming season and to adjust your skin care routine. Considering the powerful effect of facial masks on skin, let me introduce those two products from Lotus Aroma and Dermalogica.

Lotus Aroma, Facial Mask (100 ml) - 16,99$

Lotus Aroma, Facial Mask (100 ml) – 16,99$

This purifying green clay facial mask made with kaolin and pure essential oils absorbs skin impurities and clears pores. Jojoba and Grape Seed oils eliminate excess oil more visible on oily skins. The skin looks lightened, toned and purified.

Bonus points –> vegan, gluten-free and gmo-free. Eco-consciously sourced ingredients (100% botanically-derived active ingredients, 38.5% organic ingredients, 99.5% natural formula) and made in Canada. For normal to oily skins, including highly sensitive.

How to use? After cleansing, apply a thick layer avoiding the eye area and leave on for 10 minutes. Clean with warm water. Pat the skin.

Where to buy? Jean Coutu, Dans Un Jardin, Marché Tau and more.

Dermalogica, Facial Mask (75 ml) - 60$

Dermalogica, Facial Mask (75 ml) – 60$

Dermalogica charcoal rescue masque is an all-in-one treatment used to detoxify, brighten up and invigorate all skin conditions. Activated Binchotan Charcoal absorbs impurities and sulfur promotes cell turnover for brighter skin.

Bonus points –> formulated without artificial fragrances, colors or parabens.

How to use? After cleansing, apply generously to face and throat, avoiding the eye area. After 7 to 10 minutes, lightly massage with very wet hands to enhance exfoliation properties during removal. Rinse thoroughly.

Where to buy? 132 McGill Street (Montreal, QC)

Dakar City of Birds by Selly Raby Kane

Selly Raby Kane is back with an eclectic wardrobe where birds and sea creatures, wool and basin, melt to create an androgynous and inspired collection! We fall in love with this colorful look which is the perfect reflection of the essence of her fall winter 2015 collection.

Selly Raby Kane

Photographer: Jean-Baptiste Joire

Styling: Selly Raby Kane

Makeup artist: Khady Niang

Model: Aida

Alien Cartoon Collection by Selly Raby Kane

The new Fall/Winter 2014 collection from Selly Raby Kane showcases a variety of prints, textures, and vibrant colors. It is a reflection on an Invaded African city, where naive and fantastic creatures would evolve among Human beings…

What would this city look like?

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What would art become?

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What would its inhabitants wear?

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How would we go from one place to another?

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The possibilities are infinite.

With an Afro-surrealistic and a cartoony influence Selly Raby Kane explores the answers and attempts to find solutions to the interrogation that such a naïve and fantastic journey could raise through garment and silhouettes. Find more about Selly Raby Kane by visiting www.sellyrabykane.com.