Month: August 2017

Arts Café: Montréal

The Arts Café is a very hip and cozy restaurant on Fairmount Avenue in Montréal, Canada. We came across the café on a rainy morning when I spotted rows of books and strings of rustic light bulbs in the windows. I have what we call a “Kass-radar” for bookshops, and when I first saw the

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Day Four: Montréal

On our last full day, we planned to visit the Botanical Garden, Insectarium, and the Biodôme! We were excited that the weather was on our side yesterday—blue skies, beautiful fluffy clouds, and cool temperatures. We stopped for breakfast at Fabergé on Fairmount Street, a hip and fun restaurant that serves breakfast all day along with their

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Days Two and Three: Montréal

Wow! That’s all I can say about the last two days. A combined 40,000 steps have led us throughout this beautiful city. DAY TWO: THURSDAY, AUGUST 17 Ian and I woke up early and made our way over to St-Viateur Bagel & Café to have some delicious wood-fired bagels. We brought our breakfast over to Mont

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Thoughts From Our Balcony: Comfort Zones

The balcony of my Airbnb hovers over the busy streets of Mile-End in Outremont. As I sit on the landing that is covered with colorful wooden pots and flowers, I feel at peace and think about comfort zones and how often people push their boundaries—especially myself. I know this may sound silly, but to me,

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