Lifestyle & Parenting

Have it all in Montreal

July 19, 2012

Our Editor-in-chief Sarah Bancroft’s recent tour proves Montrealers do
everything in style.


Its central downtown location and stellar views are one thing, but that
we met the Scissor Sisters in the elevator and ended up at their show,
well, that doesnt happen just anywhere. Marriot Chateau Champlain, 1
Place du Canada, Montreal, 1-800-200-5909,


Only in Montreal would a top chef get to put a sleek, modern shipping
container on the sidewalk and serve horse tartare. The signature salmon
with shaved fennel is sublime, and, in keeping with the aesthetic, The
Contemporary Art Museum is just steps away. Brasserie T, 1425
Jeanne-Mance St., Montreal, 514-282-0808,


Old Montreal is one of the prettiest places to walk in the city. We
suggest getting your bearings with the 18-minute multi-media show Yours
Truly, Montreal
(designed by the all-female Montreal team Moment
, who work with Jay-Z and Madonna). Lunch at its rooftop
restaurant (pictured) with view of the Old Port is highly recommended.
Point à Callière Museum of Archeology and History. 350 Place Royale,
Montreal, 514-872-9150,


If you are an all-natural spa junkie, you need to get yourself to Dr.
only Canadian outlet for an incredible facial with healing
ingredients like rosemary. They use tiny brushes to perform lymphatic
drainage so your visage will be toned and lifted, too. 1444 Sherbrooke
St. W., Montreal, 514-286-1444,


After the spa, pop into the garden of the nearby Maison Bouloud at the
newly refurbished Ritz Carlton Hotel. We suggest a glass of rosé in the
just-opened Glass
overlooking the duck pond. But dont worry about the ducks
ending up in your dinner: Canard Confit is not on the menu. Le Jardin du
Ritz at Maison Boulud, 1228 Rue Sherbrooke St. W., Montreal,


Our Montreal editor Christine Laroche took us to Editions
de Robes
, run by a former Jacob executive with an eye for high
quality vintage. We loved the look of a new pink dress based on a
Balenciaga, but left with a covetable Yves St. Laurent vintage clutch.
178 St-Viateur St. W., Montreal, 514-271-7676,

Sarah Bancroft


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