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Preserve and protect

RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF WESTMOUNT SQUARE – A SYMBOL OF MONTREAL’S ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE – A UNIT HAS BEEN COMPLETELY REDESIGNED WITH ITS ORIGINAL IDENTITY IN MIND. THIS IS A STORY INVOLVING DESIGNERS ALAIN DESGAGNÉ, GERVAIS FORTIN AND A MONUMENTAL BLACK BACKDROP. German-American architect, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, designed Westmount Square, and it was … Continue reading Preserve and protect

Serge Dessureault – Sets its sights on the mighty K2

At 8,848m, Mount Everest is the highest peak on the planet. Trekking to base camp there was one of the most memorable experiences of my life. For mountaineers, it’s a “relatively easy” climb, compared to K2, a terrifying 8,611m summit. Montreal fireman, Serge Dessureault, who witnessed death up close on his first attempt, plans to … Continue reading Serge Dessureault – Sets its sights on the mighty K2

Oyster pairing

OYSTERS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN CONSIDERED THE MASTERPIECE OF ROYAL BUFFETS. MIX YOURS UP THIS HOLIDAY SEASON AND GARNISH WITH UNIQUE SEASONINGS AND CAREFULLY CHOSEN WINE. DISCOVER OUR PICKS BELOW (RECIPES ARE FOR A DOZEN OYSTERS). CHEERS! WITH THE COLLABORATION OF ALEXANDRA RIZZUTO AND ÉLISE LAMBERT GIN, TONIC AND POMEGRANATE Franciacorta, Prestige, Brut, Ca’del Bosco, Italy … Continue reading Oyster pairing

Ski in ski out

Photographer Jean-Claude Lussier Stylist Cary Tauben Model Laurence (Montage) and Samuel (Montage) Hair and Make-up Stylist Jessica Lablanche (Folio) Photographer’s Assistants Marc-André Dumas and William Langlais Retouching Artist Marc-André Dumas We would like to thank Hôtel Quintessence, Ski Mont Blanc, and the Centre d’activités Mont-Tremblant and their teams for their precious collaboration and generous hospitality. … Continue reading Ski in ski out

Four places to eat well

H4C Located in a former bank, H4C is a modern, bright restaurant that has managed to preserve much of the building’s original cachet. In the kitchen, an array of fresh, sophisticated, carefully prepared dishes are made. While there are several options for carnivores, the spotlight falls mainly on seasonal vegetables, fish and seafood. Chef Dany … Continue reading Four places to eat well

Bonaldo – Off the beaten path

FOR MORE THAN THREE DECADES, BONALDO MONTREAL OWNER, LOUIS PAUZÉ, HAS OFFERED HIS CUSTOMERS A WORLD OF HIGH-QUALIT Y FURNITURE AND EXCEPTIONALLY BEAUTIFUL HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORIES. Louis Pauzé was already selling furniture some three decades ago, but he was frustrated. Curious and passionate about his field, Pauzé was rather disenchanted with the range of choice for … Continue reading Bonaldo – Off the beaten path

Plein sud

BASKED IN BEAUTIFUL LIGHT, THIS HOME IS A REFLECTION OF LE CORBUSIER’S ARCHITECTURAL MOVEMENT. FOR THE OWNER, IT REPRESENTS THE STORY OF A LIFETIME. Built on 37 acres of land in the Eastern Townships, this unique residence was designed by the owner. “I drew it myself some 20 years ago, with the help of a … Continue reading Plein sud

Philippe Dubuc – Constant couturier

PHILIPPE DUBUC IS THE EPITOME OF QUIET STRENGTH AND CONSISTENCY. WITHOUT EVER FLAGGING OR THROWING IN THE TOWEL, THIS PASSIONATE CREATOR HAS MAINTAINED THE SAME LASER FOCUS THAT PROPELLED HIM ONTO THE FASHION SCENE 24 YEARS AGO. You can count the number of famous Quebec fashion designers on one hand, maybe two. Philippe Dubuc asserted … Continue reading Philippe Dubuc – Constant couturier