Montreal, Part 1: European Flair

Wednesday, July 6, 2016


There is no single word to describe Montreal. It is a city of old and new, with cultures of near and far. There is a little something for everyone, from quality culinary offerings for foodies to streets lined with wall art and galleries for the artsy types. At no surprise, I found myself most drawn to the European flair of Old Montreal.

Situated along the St. Lawrence River, Montreal's oldest area spans a few walkable blocks of cobblestone streets and early architecture merged with modern boutiques, galleries, and bistros. A walk through this area is so pleasant you almost forget you aren't actually in Paris. Even a little rain couldn't hinder its charm.

Brunch at Le Cartet. Don't be discouraged by the line outside -- the wait is well worth it!

Pizza break at Cafe Parvis

A tower of Notre-Dame Basilica

Rue Saint-Paul, Montreal's oldest street

Outfit Photo Credit: Victor X.

Top: Zara (similar here) | Jeans: ASOS (similar)
Sandals: Steve Madden | Bag: Kate Spade Saturday





32 comments

  1. I'm loving off shoulder tops this summer. Love your look. :)

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  2. Amazing photos my dear! I love your top <3

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  3. Ayo girl with them shoulders. LMAO things I wish I can say to everyone out here with off the shoulder shirts HAHA. I love all of your travel posts so much <3

    xx Van | FOREVERVANNY

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  4. Montreal looks beautiful! I definitely have to go there some day. The architecture is simply amazing.

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    Regina
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    1. You absolutely should! It is such a lovely city. :)

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  5. Such gorgeous photos. Loving that striped top, babe!

    Enclothed Cognition

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  6. I definitely have a soft spot for historic architecture; I'd love to visit Montreal sometime. The food looks so delicious as well!

    xo, alice / T Y P E N U

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  7. So stunning,you look so chic
    Love your sandals

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  8. Woow amazing shots, even done in the rain, so cool!! I love your striped blouse <3

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  9. I visited Montreal last year and I absolutely fell in love with it! It's such a pretty city!

    Loving this European inspired outfit!

    XoXo,

    Tamara - LoveofMode.com

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  10. Have never visited, but would love to. Fantastic pictures!

    xo
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  11. amazing pics :D

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  12. Montreal looks beautiful! Can't wait to see the rest of your pictures for it! I was thinking about moving there for work, and these pictures make me want to go for sure <3

    xx, Diane || http://www.dizined.com

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  13. I love that we both went to Montreal this past weekend. I mean how funny is that, we could have walked right past each other lol. Old Montreal is gorgeous, it literally feels like you've been transported to another world. Can't wait to see the rest of your trip. c:

    xo, Janeese | xo.Janiecy.xo

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    1. Such a coincidence!! I hope you had a wonderful time. It is such a magical city. :)

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  14. I love your posts, with a bit of travel, food and fashion. Keep it up, I like coming back for more :)

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  15. such amazing views, so beautiful! you looks perfect too <3

    xx,
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  16. These photos are absolutely beautiful Christina! I love that top on you.
    I visited Montreal as a child, and I'm a bit sad I didn't appreciate it enough. Looking at these photos now, I think I definitely need to go back and re-visit! x Alona

    gentleconfusion.blogspot.com

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  17. Amazing photos. Montreal is on my list of places to see.

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  18. Gosh I didn't know Montreal was that beautiful. The food looks great and so do you.

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  19. Gosh I didn't know Montreal was that beautiful. The food looks great and so do you.

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  20. Your photography is so so beautiful! You probably get this all the time but seriously love your editing, girl. I have a very similar top from Dorothy Perkins! xx Love it!

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    1. Aw, that is so sweet of you! Thanks so much. :)

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  21. What a gorgeous city! Love this chic outfit. I've the same sandals as you but in a different color.
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  22. Lovely place to visit.
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  23. Amazing photos! Love your look!

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  24. Your travel posts are always the best! Oh, and those shoes are so cute!

    Love, Karina
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