Hello Darlings,  Upon checking into my room and a quick soak, I was ready for a night on the town! With an itinerary filled with adventure, I was as excited as a little kid on a Christmas morning. The first event on the list was a meet and greet at Bartini in the lobby of W.  Luckily, my closet friend and a colleague Miya joined me on this trip. She was covering the experience for TheYouthSociety.com — a women’s lifestyle site I co-found in 2014— and you can read all about it here.  After a few martinis and making new friends, we set out to explore the town starting with an incredible dinner at Jatoba as recommended by our W Insider. If in Montreal, it’s a must try! Then the evening took us to Flyjin lounge in Old Montreal which proved to be lots of fun even on a random week day. It was a perfect girls night filled with great food, a few cocktails and many laughs!

Rad Hourani Montreal

Travis Taddeo Studio, Montreal

With a late night and an early morning, the itinerary was action filled. The day was spent exploring local hotspots and visiting local designers  through a carefully curated Insider Tour.

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Hello Darlings,  A few months back in a city I used to call home, a few of us met together for a celebration. For years W hotels has been my home away from home while travelling, and in particular the one in Montreal. Prior to moving to the city,  W Montreal and I have spent many weekends together. After a year or so of being away from Montreal, it was a pleasure to be back and to celebrate the grand renovation. A handful of media from North America was invited on The Double Take trip to experience not only the property but also the dynamic duality of Montreal city. From the local scene to the best of talent, it was a trip filled with many memories!
W Montreal Renovation

W Montreal Renovation

Upon landing in Montreal, our small group was met by the lovely Caroline, W Insider and from there we were on our merry way to the hotel. Aside from having panic attack of an almost lost luggage that was later located, it was a wonderful start!

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Hello Darlings, The other day as my mom and I were both in a car and spotted an individual with a questionable outfit, or as my mom would say too fashionable. We went into a discussion of fashion over function. Which got me thinking how far out of our comfort do we go for fashion? In essence every part of our outfit carries a function but in today’s world how much emphasis do we give aesthetic over function.

Winter Sunglasses

In particular one story came into mind as I started to ponder this idea. On one autumn afternoon I was browsing the sunglasses selection of a department store and in the process a lady tried on a few pairs and concluded that winter sunglasses are pretensions. As it should come as no surprise, holding in my opinion takes practice and I blurted out, “actually they’re necessary.” She picked up a pair and walked away, while I continued my search for a replacement of my beloved Miu Miu sunnies that I drowned back in July during a jet ski accident in Key West. That story I will save for another day because it is a good one!

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