Winter Getaway: Lac Brome

Now that the first snow has fallen and that we are all sorrowful about it, it’s time to plan winter getaways. Let’s face it, the only way to survive 5 months of winter (yep: it is 5 months if you live in Montreal), is to spice things up with short trips here and there. If you…

Satay Brothers – Singaporean Goodness

Nestled among all the oft-mentioned and visited Chinese, Japanese, and Korean restaurants in Montreal is a fine little gem called Satay Brothers. It’s a Singaporean restobar in St-Henri that’s just a short walk away from both the Atwater Market and Lionel-Groulx metro station. It’s a place we keep coming back to again and again on…

Caffé Farina – Fantastic Italian Sandwiches and Desserts!

Mariam: Sometimes you come across the best thing ever without even thinking about it. It was a Tuesday afternoon, I was just coming back from my hairdresser’s when I realized I was a bit hungry. As I was walking on Notre Dame Street in Saint Henry (Southwestern Montreal), I said to myself “Well, I’ll stop…

Rainy Day = Museum Day

Rainy days call for indoor activities for many, at least they do for us. So on a typical fall day (and probably the whole months of October and November), we look forward to doing things that are fun and which keep us dry. And that brings us to one of our favourite museums in Montreal:…

Yuan: Vegetarian Virtue

It feels like there’s been an explosion of vegan and vegetarian food options in Montreal lately. Even just a few years ago, the best a vegetarian could hope for was the odd salad in a restaurant, and fries.  These days, every restaurant we visit seems to have an actual veggie section. And then there are…

The Soweto Spirit

Imagine being in a large dark room, on a comfortable warm chair, where the peaceful silence makes you feel like you are sitting on clouds. Your body is at ease and your mind is at peace. You are as comfortable as you can be, and with anticipation, you are waiting for magic to happen. Then…