travel

{a weekend away: vieux-montréal}

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Recently whisked away to the beautiful city of montréal, a captivating place overflowing with arts & culture and european charm, and for a few days, was lost in the utter romance of cobblestone streets and leisurely dinners, wonderfully ornate architecture …

freshly baked & still-warm bagels from st–viateur

croissants & café au lait at olive et gourmando

view from the city’s namesake, le mont royal

“Travel does what good novelists also do to the life of everyday, placing it like a picture in a frame or a gem in its setting, so that the intrinsic qualities are made more clear. Travel does this with the very stuff that everyday life is made of, giving to it the sharp contour and meaning of art.”

the beautiful shop, moutarde

insanely delicious salted caramel truffles & chocolate à boire avec épices with homemade marshmallows at les chocolats de chloé

{other lovely places:}

* by the fire at hôtel st-paul

* basilique notre-dame

* parc mont-royal

* cocktails at the hôtel le st-james

* grand bibliothèque de montréal

* dinner at au pied de cochon