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Parc Olympique

The facilities of the Parc Olympique de Montréal were built for the 1976 Summer Olympics and its crown jewel was the Olympic Stadium.  Despite a history plagued with poor construction, running over budget and general decay, the Parc Olympique has chugged along, the tower was completed in the eighties and as a Guiness World Records holder, continues to be a popular tourist attraction.

Earlier this month the Parc Olympique unveiled its new branding and slogan "let's rekindle the flame," to further revitalize the grounds with performances, outdoor activities and events (First Fridays anyone?)  It is with this in mind that we erase the Montreal cynicism of the past and remember that it is one of the reasons that this city is pretty rad.  Shall we?

looking up at the tower-pretty dramatic eh? 

the funicular on its way down

series of stairwells

the curves flow from one facility to the next

inside the biodome, looking up at the former velodromes' roof

now home to seagulls

the towers of the planetarium, the grounds' newest facility

each tower houses a domed screening room

gotta love this town


Barila SS13

Sabrina Barilà treated guests to a presentation of her spring/summer collection at studio l'Éloi.  To the sounds of O'Hara Hale, the models stood in a Vanessa Beecroft-esque tableau wearing two-toned denim, toucan prints and peek-a-boo lace.  At first a healthy distance of at least ten feet was kept between guests and the models, but then a rapproachment was encouraged and photo taking took place-up close and personal-styles.
last look at legs


Brick or A New Suit (Part Two)

No, I am not referencing the movie.
A never-wore-a-suit-before filmmaker friend is heading to Cannes to represent his work and mentioned that all evening screenings require a dark suit.  A bespoke suit was out of the question as we only had a couple of days before departure. We settled on Dubuc for a black on black on black suit for my friend who is apparently a rare 38T. (Is it really!?) Dubuc forgoes the tall/regular/short business and focuses on a shorter, more "european" jacket.  When in Rome...
In the moment I did not get a shot of the final look, but bring you instead a look at a portion of brick wall in the boutique that was opened to create an archway.



Spring has sprung! Buds are blooming and trees are filling up with green.  Now this may not be a big deal to you if you are lucky enough to have paradisiacal weather all year round.  But to those who have the depths of snow and winter as a not so distant memory (like yours truly), these beautiful blossoms are something to be thankful for, even with allergies.  High five nature.

Thought I was going to call this post Flowerbomb and not mention the perfume by Viktor & Rolf?  High five to you too Flowerbomb Eau de parfum and all your trademarks for making me smell amazing since 2006.


Sick day

My sick ass has been enjoying this gorgeous Montreal (skip spring) summer mostly from my couch with a box of kleenex. At least the cats are entertaining.