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London Calling Cider



My friends know that I don’t have a high tolerance to alcohol. This always turns out as a joke at parties. I sip two (or three) times, then my heart starts to beat faster and my ears get red. You’ll find me somewhat tipsier before the others. Blame it on my Asian roots. After a disastrous party in my early teens, I stopped drinking for a while. I’m not fond of what beer or wine tastes like, but I get a glass of apple cider every now and then, which I consider to be the only alcoholic beverage I can drink with enthusiasm (but still with moderation). Continue Reading…

Design, Lifestyle, Montréal, Rosemont - La Petite-Patrie




Phew. I moved out of my rented room this weekend, which obviously involved countless boxes, a bed frame, a mattress, chairs and many hands to help me get through this. I’ll be staying with my sister for two months before moving in (again!) January. Might not be the best month, but I cannot wait for a fresh new start, right in time for 2015. I just don’t want a snowstorm, please.

As I can still ride my bicycle despite the rainy days lastly, I finally visited the newly (read: a year ago) renovated Marc-Favreau library in Rosemont – La Petite Patrie. Shame on me I didn’t make it before. Ivies are growing up on the walls and the building lets a good amount of sunlight getting through the big windows. I like that. The entire library is so beautiful and bright. It feels like the perfect place to study or to linger over a good book and a cup of coffee (tea in my case) for hours. I’ll be back. Continue Reading…

Design, Lifestyle, Montréal, Rosemont - La Petite-Patrie

Lambert et Fils



There’s some serious good stuff on Beaubien. My jaw dropped the second I came into the shop. Influenced by industrial design and modernism, and using materials such as marble and brass, Lambert et Fils creates what might be the most beautiful minimalist lamps I’ve ever seen in my life. My dream home will probably look like this.

Lambert et Fils | 156 Beaubien St. E Continue Reading…