Tuesday, January 27, 2015

the rule

I remember years ago when I was part of the team that opened the first ever American Eagle store in Canada at the Yorkdale mall, we were given a quick fashion coordination training.  That was where I first heard the rule that the color of your belt needs to match the color of your shoes.  I have never been a fan of that rule and definitely a serial offender.  I don't think there are any fashion rules that I live by, do you?

Aritzia scarf.
Burberry blouse.
Madewell belt.
J.crew skirt.

lost and found

I left my J.Crew scarf behind at the Ballet School and didn't realize it until we were almost home.  I frantically looked up the school number and left a voice message, then called again the next morning. Lucky for me they were able to find it and I'm now reunited with my beloved scarf.  Just the accessory I need for another week of deep freeze.  

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Montreal part 2 - Christian Faure, some bar and L'avenue

Great looking pastries, on the more pricier side.  This was part 2 of our breakfast after Gourmando.

Some Bar in old Montreal.  We had our only poutine during the trip, unfortunately the food was very mediocore at best.

Brunch at L'avenue at the plateau.  Wow! Best brunch I've ever had!!  Decadent, no bulls kind of food!  I would definitely go again and again and again.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Montreal part 1 - Au Pied De Cochon + Olive & Gourmando

We took a short trip to Montreal in early December with some friends and I can pretty much sum up the trip with one word - food.

Au Pied de Cochon

As soon as we arrived in Montreal we headed straight for Au Pied de Cochon. Super rich food.  If you are shy about eating meat, skin or fat, this is not the place for you.  Lots of eclectic items on the menu, including a roasted Pork Head dish which we had but I won't post the pictures in case it offends.

we've arrived!
Beautiful snowy night.

All bundled up!
Au Pied de Cochon

Best foie gras ever!
fish head soup 

Guinea Fowl pot pie

Olive & Gourmando

This place did not disappointment.  There was a line when we went for breakfast, small menu but great items!  My favourite was the home made ricotta cheese dish, would definitely visit again if I go back.

Cute set up.

Home made ricotta with honey and orange zest.


grilled sandwich