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Design, Lifestyle, Montréal, Vieux-Montréal

Aza Pop-Up Home


© Sylvie Li

I’m sharing some photographs I took at the Aza Pop-Up Home two weeks ago. I learned about the pop-up on Instagram and couldn’t miss it. Located in the Old Montreal, it was a real dream for me: stylist/creative director and former model Azamit curated all the rooms with local designer products; be it furniture, art, props or clothing. A true gem! The visit was really inspiring.

The pictures speak for themselves.
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Food, Lifestyle, Montréal, Restaurants, Vieux-Montréal

Birthday Lunch – Les 400 coups




Whew. Second food post in a row! #sorrynotsorry

Last week was my birthday and to celebrate, my sister invited me over to have a pre-birthday lunch at Les 400 coups. I’ve been dying to go there since its opening (aka for too long) and I was happy to finally made it after all these years. This place easily makes it to my top 3 restaurants in Montréal (along with Hôtel Herman and Van Horne if you’re curious to know). It was love at first sight when my appetizer arrived: a jaw-dropping plate (just featured below) of smoked duck, blueberries, wintergreen and kohlrabi. We also got to try pork, white beets and smoked potatoes, along with roasted parsnip with red beets, naked oat and hazelnuts as main courses. So yes, you can tell that beets are in season. T’was all delicious, but the most delightful part of this lunch was the desserts (so apparently, I kind of disagree with Marie-Claude Lortie). I loved the lemon cream, melon sherbet and sunflower crumble: a perfect balance of flavours and textures. They know how to make food shine. Continue Reading…