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  • Montreal in September



    Back in September Chad and I went for a short weekend away to Montreal and it was absolutely wonderful. We had been the previous year for Osheaga but regretted not getting to spend more time there outside of the music fest. We basically spent the weekend doing what we love to do: wandering, eating and seeing a few of the typical tourist sites. Take a few moments and enjoy Montreal with us...

    Our perfectly situated Airbnb apartment. I would kill for this much natural light in my current apartment. And what's funny is that most of the reviews of the place complained that it was too bright! 






    On our walk through Mont Royal, we stumbled upon (more like delicious baked goods scents wafted our way) Boulangerie Kouign-Amann and we had the best treats we could ever imagine. Probably one of our favourites places in Montreal now, we visited this about 3-4 times that weekend alone.... yum! 







    Poutine at La Banquise. They even had an amazing goat cheese poutine (Pictured) for those of us who can't eat any cows milk dairy! (That would be me in this scenario) 

    A simple but tasty brunch at a very welcoming place nearby to the apartment. The bagel was delicious, as one would expect in Montreal. 

    This stand has caught my eye a few times when passing through Old Montreal, it's just so quaint, and it makes me crave a freshly made smoothie. 

    We spent the afternoon at the Biodome, and it was as fun as I remember it being. Nothing like seeing monkeys, penguins and sloths all in one place! 

    Another perfect breakfast, this time at Engaufrez Vous. The most delightful waffle-sandwiches for brunch. With a side of dried fruit and homemade jam. 

    The Jean-Talon market is most definitely one of my top three favourite things in Montreal. I was completely in heaven as we wandered rows upon rows of fresh vegetables, fruits and homemade delights of every sort. I wish I lived closer and could do all of my shopping here, I have never seen so much of a selection in my life!

    And yes, because I am crazy person and so very addicted to kale, I purchased this tauntingly delicious looking head of kale and carried it back on the train with us. Let me tell you - it was worth it! 

    All photos taken with my Canon EOS 5D Mark II and my Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 USM lens.

  • Counting Days

    For a brief moment last week I was sure that Spring was here, so I went a little crazy and bought myself 3 bouquets of tulips. It's amazing how fresh flowers can breathe life into a home and brighten one's mood. Sadly, the consistent snowy weather for the past couple days is letting us know that Mother Nature has other plans. But at least we all got to spend a couple of lovely days enjoying the sunshine. 

    This is my week 10 self-portrait for the 52 weeks project I'm doing. I'm only a week behind on posting the updates, not bad! 

    And in case you missed week 9 of the project....

    Here's an outtake with a better view of my hairstyle. I'm happy that my hair is finally long enough to do all the fun braid hairstyles I've been so envious of! 

    All photos taken with my Canon EOS 5D Mark II and my Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 USM lens.

  • Live on coffee and flowers

    Here's a glimpse into a typical weekend morning in my life. This happened to be from the post Valentine's Day weekend, so my beautiful flowers get to make an appearance featuring some wonderful morning light. We ate a pretty typical meal of scrambled eggs, chicken bacon, hashbrowns and fruit. We also decided to have some very healthy, refreshing fruit smoothies this particular weekend. Made up of apples, strawberries, bananas, and almond milk, my smoothie was tasty, but definitely not as rich and filling as chad's was, with his yogurt addition. I occasionally eat almond yogurt or soy yogurt, but it's just not the same! Sometimes you just can't replace the real thing. 

    All photos taken with my Canon EOS 5D Mark II and my Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 USM lens.

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