Monday, June 30, 2014

Grey & Dotted Accents

Base Coat: Chinchilly by Essie
Matte Top Coat: Mind Over Matter by Formula X
Glitter Accents: Platinum Glitter by Quo by ORLY

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Now Open: Café Coffice

Right before I left Montreal I had the chance to go downtown, where I visited a few old friends and did some shopping at my favourite luxury boutique, Etiket! On my way to the train station I noticed a new café on my favourite block by the Musée des Beaux Arts. I couldn’t resist stopping in before I left the city!

Café Coffice opened earlier this summer and is one of the bigger cafés I’ve seen in a while, with lots of seating both inside and out. The inside of the café is also split into a lounge area with comfy couches, a study area with desks and outlets galore and a conference room! When I stopped in today, the conference room had been transformed into a Fifa Room where you could come in to watch the game!

While I found the drip coffee good, it’s the food that I found amazing! I ordered a chicken wrap and had a beet salad and pesto pasta salad on the side. I will have to come back to try their coffee specialties and heavenly desserts. The atmosphere was very modern yet comfy and I had a chance to talk to the super friendly owner too! To my Montreal friends, if you are planning a group meeting for school or a business meeting at work, this is your place to go! I can guarantee you won’t be disappointed!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Café Marmelade

Hello all! I’m so excited to be back in Montreal this week! I was able to visit a few different suburbs in the West Island with my friend J, including the beautiful Beaconsfield, St. Anne de Bellevue and Pointe-Claire. We were lucky to find Café Marmelade open, as everyone in Québec was closed and celebrating Saint Jean Baptiste Day today!

Café Marmelade is located right on Lakeshore at the end of Pointe-Claire’s ‘downtown’ area. We noticed how busy the café was. Each customer seemed to know the owner and I loved how friendly he was with everyone! Although tiny inside, the space was used wisely with a bar build along the wall. There were a few seats outside as well but it was raining pretty hard when we visited.

I drank a delicious latté and J had a cappuccino. The food looked really good too even though we weren’t hungry and we quickly found out that all of their sandwiches and subs were gluten-free and vegan friendly! The atmosphere was nice, family and child friendly but also a great spot for a ‘girls coffee catch up’! I wouldn’t suggest setting up camp for the day to study here, but it’s definitely a great spot to stop by and try if you’re a vegan, celiac or even if you just find yourself in Pointe-Claire!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Matte Sunset

Base Coat: Tart Deco by Essie
Tips: Fuchsia Power by Sally Hansen 
Matte Top Coat: Mind Over Matter by Formula X
Method: Sponging

Monday, June 16, 2014

Nude Manicure: Glitter Ombre Tips

Base Coat: Adore-A-Ball by Essie
Glitter Coat: Lord & Taylor Collection
Top Coat: Revlon

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Kerr Street Café

I’m back in my hometown, and as you can imagine, catching up with old friends is on the top of my priority list! One of my oldest friends, college roommate and past blog guest (read about our last café visit here) and I discovered a new area called Kerr Village, not far from where we went to high school! In this little ‘downtown’ area we found the perfect café for our catchup, called the Kerr Street Café.

Carli and I were both very impressed by the café. It had plenty of both indoor and outdoor seating, and we had great service. Although we both only ordered lattés, the food looked really good too. Our coffee came with beautiful coffee art which was just the cherry on top. 

I’m sure this is going to be my new summer hangout spot! Oakville friends, be sure to check it out if you have the time. You can also follow their menu and hot meals here on their twitter page.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Gradient Manicure: Shades of Pink

Fuchsia Power by Sally Hansen
Snow White by Dynamite 

Monday, June 2, 2014

Summer Fun

Essie (N): Ballet Slipper
Essie (J): Resort Fling
Essie (S): Chubby Cheeks