Month: May 2017

A day at the Montreal Botanical Garden

I’ve always dreamed of traveling to Japan to witness the beautiful Cherry Blossom trees blooming until I found out that I needn’t go this far to live a similar experience. I had recently learned that the Montreal Botanical Garden was filled with Magnolia and Crabapple trees that offer just about the same impression and I had to go before the blooming season was over. I thought it was perfect for a little photoshoot so I grabbed a camera and my boyfriend and spent the Saturday beneath the trees. The smell was so invigorating I wished I could build a little...

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The true cost of a garment – something that will make you go bananas

Oh, spring time! the snow is melting and the flowers are blooming. Spring is the season of rebirth, of nature getting a fresh new and colorful wardrobe of greens. We humans are not that different. In fact, for most people spring is a synonym of clean up and shopping for new clothes. I was once shopping with a friend downtown and while we were in a store she said something that struck me: “OMG, this top is on sale for 10$, I guess it’s not selling and they won’t be making any profit out of it”. Now her statement...

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7 mother’s day gifts that won’t kill your budget AND the planet

If mother nature was a human being and could speak, it would tell my mother to sit in a corner, face the wall and think about what she just did to the planet. My mother is not a bad person, nor does she purposely harm the environment. Taking the facts that she comes from an older generation and that she was born in a different country, learning to be eco-conscious was just not part of her culture. On the bright side, it’s never too late to make some changes in one’s life, even more, when accompanied by people who...

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Gaia & Dubos – A true pioneer in the world of sustainable fashion

A few months ago while I was researching eco-friendly companies in Montreal, an emerging clothing label called Gaia & Dubos caught my attention. At that moment, the number of eco-conscious brands in Montreal was scarce and the website content made me eager to learn more. Ever since, I’ve been closely following the designer’s steps, impatiently waiting for the launch of her first collection held this previous Friday in the Notman House on Sherbrooke street. During the night of the event as I was intimately discovering the brand, I couldn’t help but notice that Gaia & Dubos was a true...

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