How did I not know Montreal macaron maker Point G has white truffle and foie gras flavours along with their classics (above)? And why is tumblr still underlining macaron like it’s wrong? It’s 2012, t-dog. It’s not missing an ‘o,’ it’s a different dessert.
Hey Montrealers (and nearby neighbors). Skip the pre-Xmas hell that is downtown and head to Puces Pop Holiday Craft and DIY Fair instead. The weekend event is the perfect antidote to black Fridays, obnoxious holiday music and plastic bags brimming with cheap tat that’ll break before it’s been unwrapped. And even when I don’t find anything I want to buy (okay, that’s never happened) there are always lots of cupcakes, candies and other edibles.
Can’t believe I missed Hark, a Vagrant author Kate Beaton while she was in town (actually, I can. I knew she was coming and have had my fill of packed rooms, poor planning and strained voices at Drawn & Quarterly’s wildly popular author events). But you must pick up the new stuff in her shop.
Also, yes, just an excuse to reblog funny stuff from the harkavagrantfeed:
Well this is just odd, especially as the thermometer dips at a steady pace across the city. A Montreal ‘College’ sweatshirt ($210. Wait, $210? Really?) from Acne. Perhaps its ironic, a la Urban Outfitters or Busted Tees-esque. Or maybe it’s all relative – Montreal may just be a tropical paradise, even in January, when you’re in the middle of a pitch black permanent midnight in Stockholm.
Or, and this is my favourite explanation, it’s an acknowledgment of Montreal’s fantasy island status, its Never Never Land atmosphere where no one arrives anywhere on time and instead of growing up people just ride unicycles and play drums in the park and bring their own 40s to ridiculously cheap gourmet dinners.
Swedes are so smart.
Love love love what Montreal shop Citizen Vintage is doing for Halloween – putting together eerily accurate costumes inspired by Hollywood movies. Not only will you look both in character and fashionable, these pieces will work in your wardrobe well after October 31. (Unfortunately, the same can’t be said about your sexy Marvin the Martian costume. Also, what?)
Group costumes are always fun for halloween! Heathers is one of my favourite teen movies particularly because of the awesome outfits Veronica and the Heathers wear! All you and your friends need to achieve the Heaters look are some cropped blazers, plaid skirts, bright coloured tights, and a croquet set!
I’ve gone as a Heather for Halloween. And yes, I was red.
Montreal thrift store extraordinaire Citizen Vintage has embraced all things ’90s, and we don’t just mean their wide selection of babydoll dresses and mom jeans. They shot a few short fashion films, including one right out of The Craft (come on, you know you loved it), with photos and video care of Martin Reisch.
Well I guess I’m on a horror streak (maybe it’s the fact that the Fantasia Film Fest is going on in Montreal). This zombie print ($25) is from my new favourite Etsy shop, Kat’s Creepy Art. She takes discarded, Americana art, the kind that’s ten-a-penny at yard sales and thrift stores, then freshens it up with sea creatures, serial killers and the occasional Fraggle.
If my feet weren’t too wide to wear them, I’d totally get this lace anklet, $24, from Montreal designer This Ilk. Same with my big fat hands and inability to slip bangles past my fingertips. Stupid extremities. I was supposed to be 5 ft 10, what the hell happened?