A couple of weeks ago, I got a chance to spend a few days in Montreal with my fiancé. Believe it or not, this was my first trip to Canada and I absolutely fell in love with our northern neighbor. The city was beautiful and we had a wonderful time exploring, shopping, and eating at incredible restaurants.
Highlights included late night drinks and a show at Upstairs Jazz Bar & Grill, shopping and dining at Holt Renfrew, a stroll along the Saint Lawrence River, touring Old Montreal, and we welcomed the warm weather by spending a day at the Botanical Gardens. I loved discovering neighborhoods like Plateau Mont Royal for its great design stores, afternoon pints of home-brewed beer at Dieu du Ciel, and dinner at Au Pied de Cochon. Last but not least, the poutine at La Banquise was divine. (Perhaps even the best in Montreal?)
I can't believe how easy it was to get there (an 8-hour car ride made manageable with an overnight stay in Lake George, NY) which means that we'll definitely go back again soon. Can't wait!
all images by The Pink Chalkboard via Instagram