|Hotel Champ De Mars|
Every day my alarm goes off at 8 a.m.as I try to get my body adjusted to the new time, but always fall back asleep until 9:30. Still earlier than I would get up at home, but not much of a change. The first day I was lucky enough to end up at breakfast with the 3 Kwantlen fashion design students staying in the same hotel which was a blast. A lovely full breakfast of eggs, bacon, hashbrowns, toast and gallons of coffee kick started the engine. Then I had to do a little magazine work letting everyone know the new issue was online. Finally, with all my "i"s dotted and "t"'s crossed it was time to explore.
|Urban renewal is a fact. Old is side by side with construction cranes.|
Below are just a couple of examples of the really interesting clothing found in 2 boutiques here. The boutique on the left was my favourite. I think it was called Lyly. It is full of designers from Montreal, Canada and the U.S. that I have not seen and the clothing was truly creative. I tried to take a few photos inside the store to show you, but the designers did not allow their clothing to be photographed so I was lucky to get the photo I did.
So that's the re-cap of my first few hours wandering in Old Montreal and a few blocks surrounding. I don't know how much time I will get to do this in the next few days as some of the shows I saw have garnered interest from a few magazines, so may be back into what I love - Interviewing - by tomorrow.