Its here, its freaking finally fvckin here! The Tomorrowland 2013 After Movie has landed and oh m gee does it take you away to a place you never want to come back from. A dream made reality in the small town of Boom located in Belgium. 9 years strong this event has existed and every year magic mega vibes had been poured over millions of human beings all there for one purpose, to love!
When it comes to summer music festivals, Quebec is in a league of it's own.
We just can't seem to get enough of them. And lucky for us, AIM, one of Quebec's newest and coolest electronic music fests, is back again this year for it's 3rd edition!
And when we say coolest, we really mean it.
AIM is the ONLY festival in Quebec that features 32 hours of non-stop music, with alcohol. it's also the only music fest with a campground on site. Plus they boast amazingly diverse musical lineup which has earned them the nickname: "The Tomorrowland of Quebec"
With Valentine's day right around the corner, I bet a bunch of nervous boyfriends and girlfriends are rushing to try and find the perfect gift. Whether it be texting their friends or secretly asking them subliminal questions, we have all been there and done that because we love them so much and want to make everything perfect for them.
Well, this Valentine's day, I say TRUST YOURSELF... and read this article... and go to Lush! Not only are there amazing deals from Lush for under $20, but this is also the perfect way to go on Valentine's day. You can't go wrong with a gift from lush! Everyone goes crazy over their bath bombs and other beauty products. So, stop checking amazon for random things and start going to Lush Online or IN STORE right now!
1. Make Her Feel Luscious With "Love"
Say it with love
"Shower your love with this duo of sweet and floral delights! Inside this pretty package they'll find Prince Charming, our limited edition Valentine's Day Shower Cream, and a year-round bestseller Ro's Argan Body Conditioner. Prince Charming will sweep them off their feet with a sweet and fruity vanilla-pomegranate lather, and Ro's Argan leaves skin feeling oh-so-soft with a blend of shea butter, argan oil and the romantic perfume of rose absolute and vanilla pod infusion. Fancy that!"
"Treat your beloved to a spellbinding evening with our gorgeous limited edition massage bar and let the magic happen. After a few swipes with our heart-studded pink bar, skin becomes slick with softening rose hip syrup and fair trade cocoa butter for a muscle-melting rubdown. The scent of spicy carnation and uplifting neroli will hang in the air, setting the scene for other funtivities..."
"Slip into the tub with a Rose Bombshell and let your troubles float away like rose petals on the breeze. As its outer shell fizzes away, it releases a luxurious cascade of real yellow rose petals and mineral-rich sea salt. The intoxicating perfume of rose absolute, rose oil and Sicilian lemon oil envelops your senses for a whole new level of bathing luxury."
4. Make Her Feel Luscious With "Ceridwen's Cauldron"
Calming, soothing spell
"Slip into our enchanting potion of oats, lavender and sandalwood to calm and soothe your irritated, sensitive skin. If you’re wishing for relief, this melt will make your skin dreams come true. Rich, nutritious cocoa butter and walnut oil melt into the water and froth ever so slightly to quench and soften dehydrated skin. You're left with a muslin bag of whole oats that create a milky infusion in the water and give you a soothing and gently scented scrub for instant relief from redness and itch."
5. Make Her Feel Luscious With "Two Hearts Beating As One"
Two become one
"Sink into the loving embrace of silky, hydrating waters. A beautiful union of ylang ylang and rose oils mesmerize your senses as the two halves of this luxurious heart dance dizzyingly around the tub. While all eyes are on the coral and magenta magic unfurling in the water, a blend of creamy fair trade organic cocoa butter and almond oil bestow your body with a conditioning caress."
"Refreshing, exfoliating, hydrating...what doesn't this scrub do? Our cult classic scrub has a mineral-rich mix of fine and coarse sea salt for serious exfoliation, balanced with coconut oil and avocado butter to soften the skin. That punchy citrus scent? It comes from lime oil as well as limes extracted in vodka to brighten and tone. Just one scrub with this beauty and you'll see why it's so popular!"
"Perfect for the shower, these scrubbers will bring a refreshing burst of sea-inspired goodness to any bathing ritual. Ocean Salt is packed with sea salt to soften as it scrubs away dirt and dry skin while fresh avocado, coconut, lime and vodka keep skin bright and fresh. Sandstone is our scrubbiest soap with plenty of sand and seductive citrus notes to keep beach bodies as smooth as possible. Hop in the shower and take your body and senses on vacation!"
"Our classic scrubby, moisturizing body butter slays dryness with ease. It's packed full of exfoliating ground rice, almonds and beans in a creamy cocoa and shea butter base so you can slough away your dry bits and moisturize at the same time, revealing smooth, bright skin. How efficient!"
Transform your skin with this hydrating super duo. The decadent, rose-scented Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner and the creamy Sultana Of Soap are both packed with some of our most skin-softening ingredients. Wash away troubles (and dirt) with Sultana's rich, creamy lather, and then spread on a generous amount of Ro’s Argan. Rinse away and leave the shower feeling irresistibly soft and smooth. It’s two of our most popular products together in one gorgeous gift.
"Wash and condition in one creamy step! The perfect balance of cleansing and hydrating ingredients leaves hair weightlessly moisturized without stripping away naturally oils. Fresh avocados and a nourishing mix of cupuaçu butter, cocoa butter and shine-enhancing cider vinegar define curls, tame frizz and leave locks gleaming. Plus, its fruity bergamot scent will keep your mood sunny, too!"
"Running the world can take its toll on your hair. Make sure you step out feeling flawless by locking in moisture with this fragrant rooibos, cinnamon and honey-packed balm. Created specifically for natural, curly or afro hair, this blend of nourishing almond oil and cocoa butter is simply irreplaceable. So whether you twist, braid, steam or jump straight out of bed, you'll be crazy in love with the results."
"Buff your lips to pouting perfection with our limited edition Valentine's Day lip scrub! Deliciously sweet and perfectly pink, this sugary scrub is topped off with a touch of sea salt and creamy fair trade organic cocoa butter. It will polish your lips and leave them soft, smooth and ready for some serious smooching. Go ahead: kiss and tell!"
This beautiful box makes a perfect gift for any occasion. Two of our all-time, best-selling products come together to delight the skin and senses: our irresistible, cocoa butter-flecked Butterball Bath Bomb and a slice of our mouth-watering Honey I Washed The Kids Soap. Honey, aloe vera and vanilla make this duo smell divine and also make them suitable for sensitive skin. You never know when you might need a gorgeous little gift to give someone, so keep a couple on hand!
"Find the happiness you seek by cleansing cheek to cheek with this gorgeously soothing fresh mask. A simple blend of kaolin, calamine and Turkish rose oil delicately calms the skin and restores balance. Whether you're feeling hot and bothered or just love showering your complexion with roses, cleansing calamine and kaolin will gently remove dirt while exquisite rose oil nourishes and tones your face. Calm, matte skin, here you come!"
"An irritated and angry scalp is no one's friend, so we've developed this lavender shampoo bar to soothe sore, sensitive heads. Made with oat milk and almond meal, it offers an ultra-soothing and über-softening cleanse that won't aggravate your scalp, while lavender helps to relax your mind. It's the perfect shampoo for taking on the day or before hitting the sack."
16. Make Her Feel Luscious With "Blooming Beautiful"
Here comes the sun
Put a little spring in anyone's step with this gift that's bursting with fresh scents! Start the day off bright with Beautiful Shower Gel and its blend of fresh peach juice and a myrrh gum power and apricot infusion. Then when it's time to settle in for the night, drop Sex Bomb into your bath water and let its seductive jasmine, clary sage and ylang ylang fragrance get you in the mood...for a bath.
"Full of Grace is a solid moisturizer that's packed full of hydrating tropical butters, calming chamomile and antioxidant mushroom extract to keep skin in fantastic condition all year round. Easily absorbed by the skin, it creates a soothing treatment for the delicate skin on your face, helping you to maintain its elasticity, moisture and glow. It's gentle enough for everyone to use."
"The two sweet delights inside this gorgeous will leave everyone singing its praises in the shower. Start every day with a hit—our Rock Star Soap is a candy-sweet sudser that will leave skin feeling and smelling divine, and when it’s time to wind down at night, Twilight Bath Bomb is the perfect way to relax. Pop it in the tub to recreate the magic of a starry night, while its gentle lavender fragrance keeps stressed-out minds calm and soothed."
"Battling with oily, troubled skin? Cleanse with the power of herbs. Our gentle green giant has an exfoliating, deep-cleansing base of kaolin clay and rice bran to mop up excess oils, and a toning blend of rosemary, nettle and chamomile to leave skin feeling fresh, clean and calm. Herbalism gets its color from chlorophyllin, which is extracted from alfalfa plants: it’s rich in nourishing vitamins and minerals and helps to balance out your skin’s oil production. Say hello to clear, balanced skin!"
"Bright, refreshing and bursting with fruity goodness, this fruity duo is the perfect pick-me-up. Yuzu And Cocoa Shower Cream is packed with citrusy fresh yuzu juice to wake up sleepyheads, and Strawberry Feels Forever Massage Bar's fresh pureed strawberries and extra virgin coconut oil leave skin feeling creamy and dreamy. It’s the perfect combination to perk up friends, surprise a co-worker or thank your pet-sitter—all the people who make life so much brighter."
Have you ever looked around Montreal and seen just how much we are influenced by other cultures? Montreal is truly one of a kind as it combines culture and heritage from from all over the world. Its biggest influence is by far Europe with a hint of American culture.
Our food, fashion, locations,and events seem to imitate that of Europe but... Montreal puts a little twist on it. Yes, we have Little Italy and China Town but Montreal has far more to offer!
Now that summer is right around the corner, I'm sure that you are all thinking of taking that great get away vacation to Europe. But we all know how it is when your broke... SO, here are some things that Montreal has brought from Europe so that you can enjoy summer without leaving your city at a reasonable expense!
First up, we have Nino's Pizzeri! Nino's is a family runned business that has been open since 1959. They serve authentic Italian food but are best known for their scrumptious Pizza!
Based on personal experience, I can honestly say that Nino's offers pizza that feels like it came right off the boat. So, crack open that Rosé wine and bring a little piece of Italy home for you and your special someone.
With the Euro Cup right around the corner, plan a perfect group event to Das Bier to watch your favourite team(AKA Germany) and drink some genuine German bier. Das Bier is a fun sports bar that not only has great German bier but also food! So kick back, relax, eat some pretzels, and watch who wins the Euro Cup!
And if that's not enough for you, then check out Atwater markets mini Oktoberfest! This German inspired event celebrates Germany and well... Beer! And trust me, being half German and having gone to Germany, the beer during the Oktoberfest and from Das Bier won't disappoint!
The staple British dish of fish and ships has made its way to Montreal. Brit & Chips has brought to Montreal the traditional dish that is served in a newspaper but has incorporated some Montreal twists! I mean they really went Quebec style by having a poutine styled fish and ships... It doesn't get any better than that!
Straight from Europe, we have the look that we all try to attain during school. The look where we still put just as much effort in but we try to look like we didn't. This is the look were we take an hour trying to get that perfect messy bun.We all want to look like we just threw on a pair of leggings and a crop top when we were rushing out of the house to make an exam.
This was a result from trends in Europe! Based on personal experience, many girls in Europe use this look almost everyday. Montreal has adopted this look into their fashion senses giving girls multiple choices for what we call this "care free look".
The man bun made its first global appearance with David Beckham in one of his soccer matches. Ever since then, the man bun has expanded from soccer to everyday hairstyles in Montreal. The phase has crossed over Europe to Montreal and continues to grow in our fashion senses.
The controversy of whether this is considered hot or not is still up in the air. Some think it's gross and a deal breaker to a relationship, but others find it one of the hottest things. The man bun goes from a sporty look to a sexy sleek look depending on how you work it!
Bring a little piece of Europe to your wardrobe by getting yourself a pair of boyfriend jeans! This style began simply by girls wearing their boyfriends oversized clothes. Afterwards, Coco Chanel, the French fashion designer, brought the androgynous style that was inspired by menswear and focused on comfort and simplicity.
So fall in love with your new comfy pants while you go to Atwater market and eat a yummy croissant!
European Inspired Events And Locations All Over The City
Montreal's local EDM music festival, Ilesoniq, is a copy of Tomorrowland. Tomorrowland originated in Belgium and has been an active EDM event since 2005. Tomorrowland is the largest electronic music festival that hires multiple Djs. Ilesoniq hires some of the same Djs and tries to recreate the same scene and ambiance at a local level in Montreal.
Montreal's Italian Week is a cultural festival that occurs each summer in Montreal. This week celebrates the magnificent culture and diversity of Italy. Those who go to the festival can enjoy its musical, art, and food that have been inspired by Italian traditions.
The activities range from operas, fashion shows, car shows , concerts, to literary events, art exhibitions, and tasting the glorious food Italy has to offer.
All are welcome to celebrate the Italian heritage of Montreal. So bring your family and friends to Italy without spending thousands of dollars! Just make your way to little Italy in Montreal. I can honestly say that their food is almost as good as my nonna's!
Take a nice stroll through Old Montreal to get a taste of its European inspired architecture. So, if you are trying to impress your family that came in from out of town, bring them to Old Montreal and point out the grey-stone architecture that was influenced by the Europeans.
Most older buildings of Montreal, such as the Notre-Dame Basilica or even Dawson College, have been influenced by that of France and England. So, walk through Old Montreal and appreciate the beauty it offers before you head on out to Europe since a little piece of it is right under your nose.
Europe is with no doubt beautiful and everyone should go at least once in their life! But, we should appreciate what our city of Montreal has to offer since it brings a little piece of Europe to the heart of all Montrealers... and at a cheaper price!