2.1.09

smash the rest up, burn it down

10 hours in montreal, 09
the day began bright and early, as i awoke from bed, still drowsy and fatigued, at 7am. preparations ensued - i slipped a buttondown over my shoulders and rimmed my eyes with a kohl pencil - then i embarked towards my first destination, ottawa, where i was to be dropped off to then set out towards monteal.
we arrived around 11am, our little hearts jumpy with excitement at the sight of the bright orange urban outfitters logo, the lovely large space taken up by american apparel and of course, my favourite forever: h&m.
after a bit of shopping in the morning, we had lunch at a chic little resto (which was actually a nightclub after sunset), where we dined on spinach salads, homemade burgers and ham + gouda + red onion sandwiches. we stuck around there for a while, even after having finished our meals, as we sat back and refueled. from the window to our right, we caught a glimpse of the plush snowflakes floating in the air, coating the streets in a thick layer of white. the weather outside made it even more appropriate for us to take our time indoors, before braving the cold temperatures to browse nearby boutiques.
at the end of the day, we stopped for tea & hot chocolate at a local cafe, which was preparing for a night of blues-inspired music while we sat and watched. the bustle around us only perfected the atmosphere, keeping with the abundance of energy that was generally present in le vieux montréal, a place i've known my whole life. yet, everytime i return, i discover new things to love, again and again.


i went for black & white themed photographs, just because.
the last two are of one of my purchases - a terrific shearling moto jacket, warm & snuggly, and on clearance at h&m, to boot ! i also purchased a lace overlay audrey-hepburn-esque dress from h&m for an upcoming wedding i'm attending.
as for good winter boots ... i'm still looking.

happy friday ♥

15 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures :) I have a Nikon D50!
    xo

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  2. Hello, thanks for visiting my little blog, yours is very sweet. The black holes of bookstores are lovely places to be lost in :)

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  3. WOW those pictures! :)
    sounds like such a great time you had..i am jealous!
    and YES Tallulah is like 17!!! the amount she has already experienced puts me so to shame! oh the life of a model...the adventures, the people, and the clothes!!! amazing.
    Happy New YEar!!!! xxxx LM

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  4. ps love your blog i have decided! haha you are going onto the blogroll! TA-DA TA-DA!! xx LM :)

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  5. Hi Zoe! :)

    Okay, firstly, Kings of Leon are the BEST! Arrested Development is my favorite show of ALL time (I own seasons 1-3 and am SO excited for the film to come out...except for that Michael Cera supposedly isn't in it? Wha???) And I prefer black and white photos over color photos any day. Montreal looks so sweet. I've never been there before but I've got a couple friends that are going to school there (one at McGill, one at Concordia?) I'll have to get up there some time and check it out.
    In the meantime-love your blog-want to exchange links? :)

    Love, Mavvie

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  6. Oh thanks! I was fully going to comment on your blog a couple of hours ago. =)
    x

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  7. p.s. i love your blog so much so you are officially linked. =)
    x

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  8. Hi :)

    She is studying some type of agricultural studies? Farming, etc. She says that it's a very difficult school, but if you're willing to work hard, then I say go for it!

    Love, Mavvie

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  9. Aww, your blog is really sweet! I love it! :)

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  10. Lovely pics. Montreal sounds cool. I've been searching for a good pair of winter boots since August. AUGUST!

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  11. great jacket....and yea..montreal is pretty awesome ;)
    XX

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  12. Hi from Spain ; ) I'm so sad you ended Sick, I really enjoyed reading it, but now I got two new blogs to read, so thanks for keep writing :D I've just started a blog, i hope you like it. bye

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  13. no i didn't take but these pictures are really pretty!

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  14. Kickass moto jacket!

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  15. i'm not going to even MENTION i envy you for having the chance to go to a city like that. JEALOUSY.

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