Québec: Bretzel & Compagnie, Saint-Léonard

This morning Kate & I got up early and took a quick drive to the northern Montréal suburb of Saint-Léonard to check out Bretzel & Compagnie. Montréal is famous for their bagels, so when I heard that I could get pretzel bagels I couldn’t resist. What is a pretzel bagel? Everything you could ever hope for. Crispy on the outside, moist and fluffy…
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Québec: Domaine Saint-Bérnard

For our second day in La Belle Province, we left the resort village of Mont Tremblant and headed to Domaine Saint-Bernard. This place is the definition of a winter wonderland. Walking in, you’re greeted with crackling fire pits and mugs of hot soup and cocoa. They’ve got routes for hiking, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing, with all the equipment you…
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Québec: Morning in Mont-Tremblant

After New Year’s I packed up and headed north to one of my favourite places – Québec. The province is shamefully void of tourists this time of year. Sure, it’s cold. But what I love most about the Québecois is that rather than fighting the winter, they embrace it in all of it’s snow peaked glory. The entire province is…
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The Winter Rose

The first days of winter have finally found Michigan – and along with the long nights come the rose hued pastel sunsets that start in the afternoon. Belle Isle is one of my favourite places to catch these light shows, and is a great excuse to wait out the rush hour traffic this time of year. Tonight, the air was just…
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Birmingham Brunching

Yesterday, the mister and I took the morning off to enjoy a sun drenched brunch at Social Kitchen in Birmingham while the weather held up. Birmingham is a lovely little suburb in the metro area with a walkable downtown, and a little forested park right in the city centre. Social Kitchen is right smack in the centre of it all, near the…
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