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15 gifts for the traveller on your list

Ah the Holidays, ’tis the season to be jolly. Besides all the gifts and the food that usually follow, the music, the ugly sweaters, booze and all your annoying relatives, you know deep down all of the above makes it the best season of the year! The time has come to sip on a cup of hot cocoa whilst watching some Netflix Christmas special and a million  Hallmark movies that have been playing non-stop since July without any shame. Go out and sing every  Micheal Bublé’s Christmas songs and spread the joy to the world. What’s not so great is how many Christmas shoppers wait at the very last minute to find that perfect gift for their loved ones then rushes to the stores with that same stress level of a poor student who’s desperately praying to salvage his grades upon the end of the semester. You know who you…

10 cheap places to fly to this December

Ever wanted a change of scenery before the beginning of the New Year? You’re in luck! We’ve rounded up the cheapest destinations that are perfect for an impromptu trip and they’re all under C$1,300 for the month of December of this year! *All dates searched are in between the 4th and the 24nd leaving from Montreal (YUL), Calgary (YYC), Toronto (YYZ) and Vancouver (YVR) airports with the help of Sky Scanner app.  1.  Mexico Wanna indulge on the world’s best tequila, soak in the sun and perhaps watch a Mexican wrestling match?  Fly to Cancun and Puerto Vallarta for about 355$ from Montreal and Vancouver. 2. USA It comes at no surprises that USA should figure highly on this list, yet the fact that there are some killer deals for Honolulu (C$600), San Diego (C$400), Orlando (C$335) and Las Vegas (C$450) make us want to reconsider where we’d spend our…

This holiday season, we’re paying it forward with Miracle Montreal

What would you say if you were told you can “pay it forward” this holiday season by drinking delicious cocktails in  winter wonderland? Yes, miracles do happen! Now at its third edition, Miracle Montreal calls home 139 rue Saint-Paul Ouest in Old Montreal. From November 30th until December 30th, you’re invited to be part of an amazing cause where one would call the latter a grown-up Christmas experience at a pop-up bar. A portion of the proceeds cumulated at Miracle Montreal during the entire month will be given to Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation… all you have to do is show up, order a drink, dance to Micheal Bublé or Mariah Carey’s iconic songs (highly recommended) and bring your majestic Christmas sweater (again, highly recommended!) Previously known as Scarlett Restaurant, one will never notice the former tenant upon entering the venue. The establishment went through a major makeover for the occasion…

Ultimate Guide to Munich’s Beer Gardens and Beer Halls

Germany’s third-largest city and state capital instantly charms anyone who is on the lookout for a massive pint of beer in one of the city’s iconic beer halls or beer gardens. It’s no secret when upon hearing the Bräuhaus and Biergarten will help you navigate and discover gems that will quench your thirst with the help of a massive beer stein. Proßt! To avoid the confusion, in German, a Bräuhaus, translate to a privately-owned brewery. Usually, they’ll be noisy, filled with jolly people and good food and beer. You can always wait for a member of the staff to assign you a table or can choose one yourself. However, if you see the word “STAMMTISCH” on the table, the latter is usually reserved for regulars, so unless someone invites you to join them, find another free table. As for Biergarten, the latter translates for an outdoor area where beer and local…

Summer Just Got a Whole Lot Better with Romeo’s New Gin Tonic

You know on hot summer days when you just want to have a good gin tonic but yet, don’t have the ingredients to make that refreshing drink right in the comfort of your own home? Well, the season just got a whole lot hotter! Montreal based Romeo’s Gin just launched its new gin tonic formula and it’s a godsend invention. Yes, it is now possible to buy gin tonic ready-to-drink at any SAQ in Quebec since April. For the mere cost of 14$, you can get four cans of gin tonic (basically the price you’d pay for ONE gin tonic with Romeo’s Gin at any bar!) and still taste as good as the one you’d get in any establishment. Crafted and bottled in Quebec, this first-of-its-kind drink has all the components that will make a gin tonic delicious with its carbonated filtered water gin, cane sugar, natural flavours, citric acid…

Montreal’s W Hotel just unveiled their newly renovated suites

Located in the financial district, since 2014, Montreal’s W Hotel is in aprime location  for both locals and avid travelers who seek luxury and an extraordinary stay. With their newly renovated restaurant and bar, it was only a matter of time until the Montreal location decided to revamp their suites. For an Extreme WOW effect (EWOW),  you can now sojourn at the W’s newly renovated suites created by Sid Lee Architecture which both have a terrace overlooking Square Victoria Park from the 10th floor and offers an incredible city view. The design itself is also an homage to Montreal as many aspects recalls the city’s iconic features. For example one can notice the cubic shapes that pays homage to Habitat 67 and also the colorful facade of Montreal Convention Center. Both suites have a separate living room with sofa beds, a full-size dining room with seating capacity for 8… and wait…

Grey Goose Marché is Coming to Montreal This Week

What would you say if a Cote D’Azur inspired market featuring the finest quality ingredients from the world’s famous coast is coming to Quebec’s largest city? Well great news! Grey Goose is launching a market and dinner series inspired by the French Riviera which will be hosted by Michelin Star Chef Christophe Dufau, from the famed French Riviera restaurant Les Bacchanales in Vence, France and Canadian GREY GOOSE Ambassador Stephanie Lam. source Put  June 29-30 down on your calendar! On Friday and Saturday, Montrealers and tourists alike can stop by the Museum of Contemporary Art’s Terrasse where the latter will showcase only the finest patisseries, boulangeries, cafés and vendors in the city, including a signature Grey Goose Le Grand Fizz Bar for guests to sip and savor. With vendors such as Duc de Lorraine for French pastries to lush floral bouquets from L’Atelier Florale and mouth-watering sorbet from Bilboquet just to name a few, the marché will make you feel like you’re spending an evening…

The Best Bars and Clubs for a Night Out in Old Montreal

Cover image Tis the season of bachelor/bachelorette parties in La Belle Province’s largest city.  Many travel great length to experience Montreal’s nightlife and there’s no denying the city offers a great deal of spot-on locations that will become a highlight of a spontaneous trip. Whether you’re a local, or in town for a birthday/bachelor weekend and don’t wish to venture too far from the city center, here’s a list of our favorite places to dance until down all located in Old Montreal. Also note that all bars and clubs listed here are pretty close to one another, which means if you’re looking for some bar hopping action… this list is for you!If you’re looking for terrasses, feel free to check our Montreal’s Top 15 List as some of the establishments are located in the area. La Voûte – 360 Saint-Jacques Street  Set in a 1920’s bank vault, this club will…

Montreal: The Unabashedly Posh Bar, Mayfair, Launches New Menu

Named after  London’s most opulent neighborhood, Mayfair is today the perfect embodiment of a late 19th century English bar and posh ambiance located in Montreal’s Plateau borough. By being both a tea room and a night club, Mayfair has become throughout the years the perfect place for a girls night out, a romantic evening or simply a place to hang out just to feel like an aristocrat. Featuring here is a cocktail worthy of mischief: “Noble Intentions” made with Hendricks’ gin, white hibiscus and pomegranate syrup and cider.  With weekly jazz nights happening on Tuesdays and DJs entertaining the crowd on the weekend, Mayfair never stops to mesmerize the audience. With teatime spiced with alcoholic beverages created by renowned mixologist Lawrence Picard, it was only a matter of time before Marie-Ève Lemieux from Lucilles came on board to rejuvenate Mayfair’s menu. The latter now offers affordable dishes all made from fresh, local…

Bring your Furry Friend to Montreal’s Yappy Hour!

It’s no secret how happy hour has become the networking event of the day where you can unwind with a much needed glass of wine, cold beer or a pitcher of sangria if your heart desires after a long day’s work: epitome of happiness!  Riverside St-Henri has taken this concept to a whole new level and the world is forever indebted to them. Every Thursday until September 13th, you can bring your dearest 4-legged friend during happy hour… we mean YAPPY HOUR. source The concept is very simple. With an entrance fee of 10$, you can obtain whether one drink or one food item. There will also be two dogs parks both for the little ones or the big ol pupper where your furry friend will be able to run around freely without a leash.  Of course entertainment will ensue as happy hour dictates with music, cocktails and most importantly:…