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There’s Something Fishy About Your Outfit Of The Day

Nothing beats cooking up a feast. From garlic to fish; it’s a taste sensation. The only trouble is the smell that comes with ingredients like these. Try as you might, they have a habit of lingering for days. Whether you’re in the heart of the kitchen or up in the attic; you’ll be able to smell what’s been on your plates. In the worst… Read More

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Pineapple Ginger Punch Recipe

  Who doesn’t love a good punch? This easy recipe will elevate your hosting game and impress your guests! Cheers. Single serve: • 1.5 parts Bacardi Superior • .5 parts Martini bitter • 1 part pineapple juice • .5 parts honey syrup • .75 parts lime juice • Top with ginger beer Method: Build all ingredients in a glass and stir in the honey… Read More

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Planning to Buy Your First Place? Here are Some Factors That Will Make it Complete

Planning on buying your first home is a pretty big step for anyone, and it is important to make sure this is the right step for you in your life. There are a lot of things to keep in mind when you are planning to buy your first place, and the more you can do to make good decisions now, the more you will… Read More

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Our first home!

You may already know if you follow me on Instagram, but since the end of June, I am officially back in the 450! Back, because I grew up on the south shore, and after a few years living in my fiancé’s condo in Montreal, we officially made the move to Boucherville. I’m not going to lie, I missed the green spaces and the quietness… Read More

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Recipe: How to Make the perfect Affogato

You guys now know how much I love iced coffees during Summer, and so I wanted to share this easy Affogato recipe with you before Summer ends! The recipe was created by Codil Lyyn from Creative Wife & Joyful Worker for Nespresso. Enjoy! Ingredients:   1 Iced Coffee Nespresso Capsule (Ispirazione Shakerato or Ispirazione Salentina) 2 scoops of Ice cream (suggestion: use Chocolate Macaroon ice cream, which paired… Read More

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This weeks Xy’s Fave Five: Dine better

Gen from XY Contemporary shares her fave five images from instagram and pinterest! It was 25 degrees in Montreal on Wednesday. Typically, this equates to one thing: Terrace season. Overnight, (no really, overnight) quiet streets go from heavy snow banks and slippery spots of black ice, to bustling line ups of eager locals, dressed in summer season clothing, anxiously hoping to get a seat… Read More

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This week’s XY’s Fave Five: Pink

Gen from XY Contemporary shares her fave five images from instagram and pinterest!   We don’t know each other yet, (but looking forward to your questions, comments and feedback – negative or positive, I can take it!). Since this isn’t a dating app, we’ll exclude the personal info that I’m sure you’ll get to read over the next few months anyway, and get straight to… Read More

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The Luxury Insiders: Genevieve Ghaleb, Interior Designer and owner of XY Contemporary

Genevieve and I met through a mutual friend about two years ago. She is that kind of person you immediately want to be friends with. Her work is stylish, upscale and sophisticated, and her personality shines even brighter than her magnificent beauty. She is one of the people that inspires me the most to create even greater content on the blog, and to surround… Read More

4 Simple Holiday Decorating Tips

December means it’s officially the Holiday season, and if you’re looking into new ideas to decorate your home this year, you might want to have a look at these tips from Lowe’s Style and Trends Director, Cindy Jardim. Are you going to choose white, or red as a theme? I’m definitely going for gold! 1. What colours are we seeing a lot for this… Read More

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6 Montreal Based Original Online Gifts Ideas

The Holidays are right around the corner, and we’re giving you some ideas to find original gifts that you can easily order online! Point G Macaroons French pastry chef Julien Reignier, creator of Montreal’s beloved Macaroon boutique Point G, keeps pushing his creative vision with the installation of an eshop on the boutique’s website. This great, easy and fun new way to pastry shop… Read More