Hopped into my SUV, singing along with Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson and Nicki Minaj, for a drive up I-87 to visit my friend Audrey.  We met in middle school–the awkward years of french cuffs, braces and big Jersey hair.  After 20 years (and our first half-marathon last fall), we’re family.  She now lives in Vermont–home of authentic maple syrup, awe-inspiring fall foliage and everyone’s favorite ice cream designer duo, Ben and Jerry.

We spent Saturday in Montréal, wandering the old city’s narrow, cobblestone streets, browsing chic boutiques…and, trying to stay warm in 10 degrees.

Here, 4 fashion finds worth grabbing your passport and crossing the border:

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Charlotte Hosten Atelier & Boutique: 122 Rue Bernard Ouest / charlottehosten.com
minine necklaces, delicate bracelets and intricately layered one-of-a-kind pieces, hand-made by the Belgian-born designer.

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Citizen Vintage: 5330 St Laurent Boulevard / citizenvintage.com
Curated and creatively-merchandised collections of men’s and women’s vintage fashion and accessories.

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Éditions de robes: 178 Rue St-Viateur Ouest / editionsderobes.com
Ladylike dresses: pretty prints, flirty peplum and color-blocked sheaths.

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Unicorn Boutique: 5135 St Laurent / boutiqueunicorn.com
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llections of hats, hair pins, colorful necklaces and dangling earrings.

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Bonne nuit!


3 thoughts on “Le Road Trip

  • February 19, 2013 at 4:41 PM

    You’ve piqued my interest. I should visit Montreal to see all those fashion finds but I think I’ll wait until the Spring!!!

  • February 21, 2013 at 2:07 AM

    Omg I love that you just hopped in your car and went to visit a friend and made a whole adventure out of it. I hear Montreal is a beautiful city as you very well depicted. It has been and remains one of the many places that I cannot wait to visit. Thanks for sharing this.


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