Montréal C’est Magnifique
August 21, 2012
Last week I shared some favorite images from our two days spent in Québec City, today I’ll share some favorites from Montréal. We had only a day and a half to spend there but oh what a marvelous city! We were equally charmed by our explorations around town on foot.
There are wonderful sculptures and fountains around the city, which gave it a European feel but it reminded me of a combination of Paris and San Francisco too with its winding streets above town, vibrant shopping districts, and energetic vibe.
There’s a wonderful old section of town which will transport you to another place in time, it felt just like Paris with its street artists, cafes, and classic French architecture.
Montreal’s parks have feathered friends that even speedy children can’t catch.
One of my favorite things to take pictures of when I travel are doorways like these arched beauties.
I’m always drawn to botanicals on display, some growing up along walls, others displayed so charmingly in open windows.
On our way back to the hotel, I stopped into a fabulous interior design shop called Barami on Rue Saint Jacques and spend 45 minutes browsing. It was like a mini ABC Home in NYC, filled with top designer fixtures and finds, I brought home something small for the mantel after I ogled all the gorgeousness on grand scale on three floors.
This dresser is crazy cool – rustic with an alphabet on top, a perfect statement piece in a nursery right? Or a library?
I’ll end this with this trestle table I spied at the very same shop. Is it gorgeous or what? It’s my dream dining table!
It was listed at $1,299 (great price for solid wood) but when I inquired about shipping to California I was quoted $800, which puts it out of my budget but I am just absolutely smitten with it.
Has this ever happened to you? Have you ever fallen madly in love with a piece on your travels but had to say goodbye to it? Console me in my state of melancholy.