A lot of people wonder how a standard middle class life in Montreal is different from the life of those who can afford five star vacations and exotic cars. I can assure you, it is quite different. Having said that, I'd like to invite you on a little adventure into a day of a typical Montreal high class representative, a Westmount housewife. They do get to enjoy the finer things in life.
I interviewed a woman who married a very influential lawyer in Montreal (who preferred to stay anonymous, unfortunately) and here's what her regular Saturday looks like.
1. Brunch at Maison Boulud, Ritz Carlton
1228 Rue Sherbrooke O
Royal atmosphere, decadent cuisine, impeccable service... there is no better way to start a day than to enjoy a delicious brunch at Ritz Carlton's famous restaurant, Maison Boulud.
2. Shop at Holt Renfrew
1300 Rue Sherbrooke O
After brunch, time for a little shopping therapy. Chanel, Prada, Versace, Gucci, Hermes... Holt Renfrew is heaven for high end fashionistas.
Photo cred - Patwhite
3. Train at Midtown Le Sporting Club Sanctuaire
6105 Avenue du Boisé
Out of all the gyms in Montreal, Sanctuaire is a magnet for the elite. It's a high end gym that prioritizes the whole experience from the moment you enter the establishment up until you grab a healthy smoothie on your way out.
4. Lunch at Mandy's
Montreal's best salads are at Mandy's, hands down. Westmount elite love to grab a quick bite here and carry on with their busy day. Light, fresh and delicious!
5. Manicure at Rouge Nail Bar
2070 Rue Crescent
It's a popular beauty destination conveniently located Downtown Montreal, where divas can sip on champagne, watch Sex and the City all while getting manis and pedis done.
6. Relax at Strom Spa Nordique
1001 boulevard de la Forêt
After an eventful day, it's time to relax and enjoy the silence at Strom Spa's thermal baths. Its zen environment will bring your mind to peace and serenity.
7. Dinner at Park Restaurant
378 Avenue Victoria
Sushi at Park restaurant look like a real work of art. Run by a celebrity chef, Antonio Park, this Japanese restaurant is a favourite among Montreal's crème de la crème.