Monthly Archives: July 2008

Well…so much for THAT idea.

We took off a couple Sundays ago to seek out a few used furniture stores to see about a new loveseat (our IKEA loveseat, though we love it…was giving us trouble)

To make a long story short, both places were closed.

We found another knick-knack shop and wandered through that, but the owner was REALLY uptight, and his stuff was considerably overpriced.  So we didn’t stick around.

We were back in the Mile End area near Little Portugal and found a great local Portuguese Rotisserie to stop for a snack.  We both had spicy chicken sandwiches and they were INCREDIBLE…the best chicken sandwich either of us ever had.  The place smelled amazing too.  And it was CHEAP!  We are sure to return.

After wandering around a bit more we were tired and ready to head out but had passed a Cuban cafe earlier in the day and in passing it again, decided to stop.  The place was very tiny and cute, the food was okay, but they had really good coffee drinks.

The girl working their was very nice and we chatted with her for a while.  She was originally from Atlanta and has come and gone from Montreal a few times.  She wasn’t quite as keen on the city as we were but it’s always good to hear both sides of the story.

It was a quick adventure…ultimately unsuccessful, but we found a couple new restaurants and got some more exercise.

We decided to keep our IKEA sofa…it looks good in our space and for our price range…there is NOTHING else available.  We’re happy with what we have though.

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A Petite Adventure in Petite Patrie.

We’re a couple weeks late in getting caught up but, this little adventure happened last weekend in a cute neighborhood called Petite Patrie.  Petite Patrie is part of the larger neighborhood of Rosemont.  Though a small community, it has a lot to offer.

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Still here…

Jon and I  have been busy and apologize for the lack of entries as of late! I got a new job as a project coordinator for a small design company, and Jon’s been busy with work as well. More details to follow soon, along with entries detailing our adventures last weekend in Petit Petrie and this weekend along Lachine Canal!

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Oh, the adventure!

Today, we walked 11 miles. We walked up, down, and around Mount Royal–passing through Westmount from its eastern to its western border along Rue St. Catherine and Rue Sherbrooke.

Views of Rue Sherbrooke in Westmount:

Read on for a lot more details and photos of our adventure…

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m : b r g r …mmmmmm :-)

On Friday, I was meeting with a client and while on a store visit, we stopped for a lunch at a place the client recommeneded called m:brgr … a high-class burger joint that opened downtown

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Friday night on the town.

So at work, we’re shuffling the office around and I’m finally moving down to the main studio with the other 3 designers from the 3rd floor.  As a result, I was able to get out of work an hour or so early, so it allowed Jen and I to have a full night out.  5 miles later of walking later…

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Canada Day!

This is a late post on Canada Day, which took place July 1. A few people have asked me what Canada day is, so here is the answer from Wikipedia:

Canada Day (French: Fête du Canada), formerly Dominion Day, is Canada‘s national day, a federal statutory holiday, celebrating the anniversary of the July 1, 1867 enactment of the British North America Act of 1867, which united Canada as a single country of four provinces. Canada Day observances take place throughout Canada and also internationally.

Click here to see the full article. Jon and I walked down St. Catherine to Peel (right near where Jon works), following the route of the parade.

I’m not sure if it is just a big city thing, or if it is a Canada thing, but Canada’s national holiday, as we saw it celebrated in Montreal’s Canada Day parade, seemed to celebrate the many countries and groups that make up Montreal and Canada. It was very much a celebration of Canada, with people from a multitude of cultures displaying both their pride in their backgrounds and cultures and their pride in Canada. It was amazing!

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Oh, Canada!

Oh, Canada!

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