My Montreal

My Montreal: Fashion Designer Mélissa Nepton

Local designer Mélissa Nepton grew up experimenting with fashion with her twin sister, Natasha, in the basement of their family home in Saguenay – Lac-Saint-Jean. By eight years old, Nepton was selling hair accessories and camisoles to family and friends. Now in her early thirties, she sells her creations at up-scale...

My Montreal: Sommelier Élyse Lambert

Montreal-born Élyse Lambert has made a big name for herself as a world-class sommelier. After obtaining her diploma in hotel management from the Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec and sommelier degree from l’École Hôtelière des Laurentides, she worked at Relais & Châteaux L’Eau à la bouche in Sainte-Adèle,...

My Montreal: Marisa Minicucci and Anissa Marcanio

In a city where temperatures vary greatly and you never know if you should expect snow or terrasse weather in April, jackets are important and layering is your best friend. Enter Minicucci x Marcanio, a fashion-forward outerwear label created by veteran Montreal designer Marisa Minicucci and her daughter Anissa Marcanio....

My Montreal: Sommelier Jean-Michel Cartier

When he was twenty-four, Jean-Michel Cartier, who is the sommelier at L’Auberge Saint-Gabriel, took a family trip to the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia. He visited Le Vieux Pin winery and came across a chardonnay wine that had experienced problems in its fermentation process (the step where grape juice turns...

My Montreal: Designer Amlyne Phillips

If you’ve ever stopped in at St. Laurent’s SuWu Restaurant and Bar or 3643 St. Laurent Apt 200, you’ve likely noticed the homey, nostalgia-inducing decor that gives the two hipster hotspots much of their charm. Behind this particular vintage-meets-modern style is interior designer Amlyne Phillips of La Chambre Design. It...

Restaurateur Edward Zaki

Edward Zaki cuts a dashing figure darting around his new restaurant project, La Récréation, a café/ lunch counter in Espace Pepin on St-Paul St. W. La Récréation is run by Zaki and his partners, Sindie Goineau and chef Alexandre Gosselin. Zaki offers me a ginger-spiked green juice served in a...

My Montreal: The Gurman Twins of Yeh! Yogurt

With the temperature hovering around minus 10, frozen yogurt might not be top-of-mind at the moment. But soon enough, the mercury will be rising, and Montrealers all over the island will be wandering into their favourite frozen yogurt shops. One of our go-tos? Yeh! Yogurt. With its hot pink walls,...

My Montreal: Designer Karl Latraverse of There Are Many of Us

Karl Latraverse is the brain behind the luxe leatherware label There Are Many of Us, handmade multi-functional travel bags and accessories built to last, with minimal hardware, full-grain Italian leather and zippers imported from Switzerland. Each item is emblazoned with the line’s urban DNA: a cityscape of Montreal by night...

My Montreal: Writer Steve Galluccio

Acclaimed Montreal playwright and screenwriter Steve Galluccio got his start as the “bad boy” of the Montreal Fringe Festival in the early 1990s, and crossover mainstream success began in 2000 when his play Mambo Italiano was translated into French by none other than Québécois literary icon Michel Tremblay and was...

My Montreal: Mixologist Manny Vides Jr.

After mixing and muddling at some of the city’s hottest spots like the W’s Wunderbar and Plateau Lounge, creating the cocktail program for Otto, Cavalli and Wood 35, and repping the city at several prestigious bartending competitions, Manny Vides Jr. took the next big step: opening up his own pub....
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