Last Minute Halloween Costumes

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Looking for Last Minute Halloween Costumes?! Eek, it’s two days until Halloween and if you are anything like us you’ve left your costume planning to the last minute. Here are some fab and easy costumes that you might already have everything for.

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Get Away and Visit Montreal

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Ah, Montreal… So Fall is definitely in full swing, you may have been caught in some rain recently, or a gust of cold wind may have shuddered you to your core. Get Away and Visit Montreal we say! Fall is a great season to travel in. Flights aren’t too outrageous, hotel suites are more affordable and easier to find, all the parks are beautifully coloured. So what are you waiting for? Relax and Restore in Montreal. Here are our recommendations for your trip.

Notre Dame Basilica of Montreal

5 things to do in Montreal

1) Visit one of Montreal’s great parks: Laurier Park: If you are in the Plateau Mont-Royal, take the time to visit this park! Or Parc Jean Drapeau, Parc du Mont-Royal both much-loved spots. If you visit the latter, be sure to check out Tamtam Jam sessions. Get Triple Crown Dinette to pack you picnic for you!

2) Go to one of the many festivals: In the winter, be sure to check out Fête des Neiges Snow Festival and MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE festival, a celebration of lights, gastronomy, arts and music. Major Summer events include the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, FrancoFolies, and the Grand Prix du Canada (Formula 1 Grand Prix), FestiBlues, Osheaga and Mondial de la Bière. 

3) Visit historic Old Montreal

4) For art lovers: check out the Museum of Fine Arts or the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montreal

5) And don’t forget to see Basilique Notre-Dame, Montreal’s most famous landmark.

Joe Beef Montreal

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Great places to Eat in Montreal

Montreal is well known for it’s smoked meat, bagels and Canada’s favourite comfort food: Poutine. Heres a list of the best places to try poutine, just so you know – it’s pretty hard to have a bad poutine!

1) Joe Beef: in the city’s Little Burgundy neighbourhood offers some of the continent’s most innovative cooking and was made famous due to it’s appearance on No Reservations with Anthony Bourdain. They released a great cook bookbuy it here (no affiliation).
2) Marche Jean Talon: Find this lovely market in the centre of Little Italy; a video tour of the market.
3) Mais: A rooftop edible garden.

Old Montreal at night

Places to Stay in Montreal:

Main airport: Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL). The international airport, located approximately 20 minutes from downtown Montreal, offers regular and charter domestic, transborder (U.S.) and international flights

There are 3 primary neighbourhoods that are best for visitors – Downtown, Old Montreal, and The Plateau.
Downtown is more chain hotels and busy streets, lots of shopping.
Old Montréal is the historic area with boutique hotels in renovated old buildings, cobblestoned streets, cathedrals and interesting alleyways offering charm and history.
The Plateau is densely populated with a diverse population of hipsters, students, and young families.

Boutique hotels in Montreal:

Hotel Gault in Old Montreal.

Hotel Le Germain

More here.

artists loft in Old Montreal

Air BnB’s have some great options:

Apartment in The Plateau.
Gorgeous studio in Little Italy for $135/night.
Artists loft in Old Montreal (pictured above).

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To totally get away from it all… This place looks really nice… Kenauk

OR any of these places look like fun!]

Have a great time and please let us know if you visited any of our recommendations, we’d love to hear what you think!

Handmade Halloween: Chestnut Spiders

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Chestnut Spiders are one of the easiest Halloween crafts to do with kids.

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Herbs and their Health Benefits

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Herbs for Health: Herbs health benefits have been known by herbalists for centuries, but they have been becoming quite trendy in the last few years as it becomes more mainstream to live an eco-friendly life. If you’re not on the herbal bandwagon yet, here’s how herbs can help your health.

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Keep warm with the Krochet Kids

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Krochet Kids will warm your heart as well as your head.

Temperatures are cooling and with no end in sight until spring of 2015, you may want to take a peek at your winter wear and make sure you’re ready to rock and roll over the next six months.

If your cold weather accessories need a little refreshing and restocking, look no further than Krochet Kids for hats and scarves for the whole family that will not only help you stay warm over the next six months and beyond – but your purchase will also help others in Uganda and Peru, who craft each piece, be independent.

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Home Made Granola Recipe

Home Made Granola

The other day I decided to make Home Made Granola. I was so annoyed with the over-priced, over-sugared versions available in supermarkets, that I decided to have a go at making my own.

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The Think Dirty App

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Think Dirty App

Equipping your household and beauty bag with non-toxic products sounds like a dream, but intimidating and confusing labels can also make it seem like an impossible task. But this app just made it a whole lot easier.

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