Sunday, 30 August 2015

Doors of Montreal

So you may have figured this out already, but I'm a little crazy about architecture (see herehere and here) and I absolutely love old doors.  Every corner I turned in old Montreal had a stunning door...  (My husband had to stop the car a lot...a test of our love). They had streets lined with wow!  Kind of reminded me of Sesame Street...which is maybe why I love them so much.  I've decided I want to live on a street like this.  

(all photos taken by me with my iPhone)

Monday, 24 August 2015

Chic Urban Decor at St. Paul Hotel, Montreal

This is just a quick post about another very cool space I visited while in Montreal recently.  If you follow me on instagram you know I stopped in at St. Paul Hotel and was blown away by their decor. My husband has stayed here for business many times over the years, and always comes home telling me about how beautiful this hotel is.   Wow was it spectacular!  Talk about drama...such a chic urban oasis.  I absolutely loved all the vibrant rich colours, and so unexpected when entering from such a traditional facade.   

(all photos taken by me with my iPhone)

Hope you all have a great week!

Monday, 17 August 2015

Our Trip to Montreal Part 2

So this is the amazing all-white loft we stayed in while visiting old was beautiful!  I've mentioned before here how, done right, all white rooms can look stunning and this was stunning!  It might have something to do with the fact that the owner, Azamit, is a fashion editor for Elle Canada.  

This headboard above is simply a blank canvas which I thought was a brilliant idea.

This was what you saw when you, love, love the staircase... so striking with all the white.  And that's made of paper...very cool.  Up those stairs was ...a bed on one side...(check out the headboard... a light against the textures) and the other side was a very cool hammock with another paper light.

Azamit is also the creative director for Souk which features items made by contemporary artists from Montreal.  If you live in the Montreal area, she also does pop ups in her home where you can see the items styled. 

Staying in this awesomeness made our trip to old Montreal just that much more unforgettable. 

(all photos by Janet Belbeck with iPhone)

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Our Trip to Montreal Part 1

We've always wanted to take the kids to old Montreal, so when we had a few days free last week we decided to take a mini vacay and just go. It was so's really like being in Europe.  We walked  bricked streets while sipping lattes and went in and out of cafes and art galleries... yes, yes and yes!  Not to mention the horse-drawn carriages that moved throughout the streets.  I want to move here...really I do.   This is my kind of vacation!   

Here is just a little taste of what we saw.   

(All photos taken by me with my iPhone.)

If you follow me on instagram I shared some pics of where we stayed, but I'll give a full tour soon.

Hope you all have a great week!