Winding cobblestone streets and a back road
lane transformed by a colourful mish mash of cozy tete-a-tete tables
where lovers dine and and sip their wine near merchants selling their
fruit- a very bubbly and happening place this short winding street.This is where by pure chance I stumbled upon the back way entrance to the very famous “ Le Procope”.
This happens to be the cafe where Napoleon used to hang out!At
the very entrance there’s even his hat! The story has it that during
his ‘poor’ days, Napoleon pawned his hat to be able to pay his bill.
This is more than a charming place- it’s filled with history.The
whole place is decorated with memorabilia of the times and photos cover
the walls. There is a lovely room upstairs where Napoleon and his
political crowd gathered for discussions, good wine and great food.
that we had already had lunch (apparently the place serves the
finest French delicacies), hubby and I settled for their renowned coffee
and sorbet (apparently still the same recipe!!) – delicious:)
The staff was also extremely kind to us (seems like all of Paris was
enthralled with our Quebec accent;) Anyway, they let us roam the place
and take some photos. I think I had the best time in Paris right in this
very place where Nappy himself enjoyed himself most.Memorable. Honestly, I think I felt his presence more here than Malmaison!
These photos were taken in the cozy upstairs-attic room where all the political action happened...
And then, just by the hallway to the restrooms,
I see this interesting sign...hmm...Voltaire, I'm not impressed!
Montrealmay not be
the official fashion capital of the world…but it truly is the best kept secret place
for outstanding fashion talent and exquisite couture.
If you’re in town, make sure to get your tickets for
Montreal Fashion Week - it ends this Friday.Upcoming Montreal
designer Melissa Nepton showed her new upbeat and comfort-oriented yet sublimely chic line, on Tuesday. Melissa Nepton is the winner of the Target Emerging Designer
Award…which also means that her line will be available to us here in Montreal, at Target this
December!To listen to Melissa speak, go
to the Montreal Gazette’s online backstage interview HERE.
Complimenting this event with more designers and their
specialty clothing lines, Cabinet ephemere puts on a great show not to be
missed as well.Their show runs until
Tickets for the Arsenal go for 25$ per show, or a day pass
For more info on the Cabinet ephemere go to: