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Feature photo by ©Bonnie Meisels Montreal's Renaissance As A Business And Luxury Center Of Canada Montreal's renaissance as a business and luxury center of Canada is referenced in the recent New York Times article "A Luxury Building Boom Hits Montreal" by Aili McConnon. One can't help notice the transforming downtown core with all the construction cranes and new development projects underway.  "The largest of the developments is the new Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Montreal, a more than $200 million hotel and condo project that highlights the city’s renaissance as a business and luxury center of Canada. This current revitalization of...

What Does Happy Look Like In Montreal What does happy look like in Montreal you may ask? Well I'm about to show you. This gorgeous Sunday in Montreal was a perfectly balmy temperature of 26 degrees. Perfect weather if you ask me for biking, hiking, walking, or whatever your pleasure. As I've written before, one of my favorite happy places in Montreal is Mount Royal. Our park, which is on a lush mountain in the middle of our city shares the same architect, Frederick Law Olmstead as Central Park in New York City. Today, the park was filled with happy people and...

Airbnb And Montreal Airbnb and Montreal, as of the writing of this article, July 23rd 2017, is still a gray area. Just like Uber, it took awhile, years in fact, for the city to figure out a peaceful way forward between Uber & the Taxi industry.  Uber disrupted the status quo for taxi drivers around the globe and Airbnb, the hotel business. Montreal had to come to terms with the fact that Uber was not going to disappear from the landscape and  similarly, Airbnb is here to stay. According to Leigh Gallagher, in her article 5 Lessons from the story of Airbnb,...

Montreal Time Lapse Montreal Time Lapse is today's post about some videos that I thought I would share. The first video is called "Merry Montreal" and was created by Joerg Daiber from Spooner Films.  It's a wonderful expression of Montreal as seen through it's different seasons, places and time frames. Whether you love skating, beautiful skylines, or interesting landscapes, this video does a great job of expressing Montreal through time lapse! Enjoy:) Click here to see more of Joerg Daiber's videos More Montreal Time Lapse & Drone Videos Another cool video that you might enjoy is by Tristan Henry; His video features Montreal as it...

Photo Source Via: Branchez Vous Montreal's 375th Birthday Montreal's 375th Birthday is happening this summer, with many events planned over the next few months. As usual, I always look forward to summers in Montreal, one of the best times of the year to be in this awesome city! Check out and enjoy watching the film "Magical Montreal" made in honour of Montreal's 375th birthday;   Montreal's Concert List: Summers in Montreal always have their fair share of music and this summer is no exception! To find out what concerts are happening, check out this list from Mtl Blog; https://www.mtlblog.com/things-to-do-in-mtl/top-concerts-in-montreal-for-summer-2017 There were all kinds of creative ventures planned for...

The Montreal Vacation Home This past year I had the distinct pleasure of getting to meet a colleague of mine from Texas who made the decision a few years back to invest in a vacation home here in the Le Plateau neighborhood of Montreal. She originally came to visit Montreal in the fall of 2000 and loved it so much, she returned and rented a place in the Plateau for 30 days in August of 2002.  Finally, in May of 2006, after contemplating for several years, she and her husband took the plunge, purchasing a lovely pied à terre by Le...

Tourisme Montreal published a series of eight videos, each shot by a different director. This video, entitled "huit" is one of the eight, and is produced by Mathieu Grimard. The film shares an interesting perspective on life in Montreal. "What makes us love Montréal? This is the question that Mathieu Grimard asked eight Montréalers. Each subject is presented from behind a glass surface, as they tell us stories that come from Montréal places while the glass takes us to the city’s places with a link to their history. A documentary approach with a minimalist effect that plays on the strong relationship...

The featured photo in this blog was taken from my Montreal garden this morning as my peonies, one of my favorite summer flowers, are finally blossoming:)  Summer is definitely one of the best times to come check out our city, or just enjoy a staycation if you live here.  I thought you might appreciate a list of the summer festivals happening from June to September 2016. Maybe I'll see you around town.   June   MUTEK digital creativity fest, June 1-5, 2016 Le Mondial de la bière/Beer Festival June 8-12, 2016 Les FrancoFolies June 9-18, 2016 St-Ambroise Fringe Festival June 9-19, 2016 Festival Mural public art fest June...

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