Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Montreal - Day 2

I use to go to Montreal a lot when I was in college since we were so close. And although I loved the city I always felt a tad bit unwelcomed. I knew that there were some who live in Montreal who also speak English but everywhere we went people would pretend to only speak French. It always made for an interesting visit and it was actually kinda funny.

But this time around people were so pleasant. We were given directions in English, people smiled and talked with us, etc. This one gentlemen gave us directions to a restaurant, saw that we were going the wrong way and walked back to us to let us know. It almost felt like I was in a completely different place this time around.

I took so many pictures each day so it is only right to break down each day with day pictures and then night pictures.

After we got ready for the day we headed to Mikes for breakfast. It was absolutely delicious and was just what we needed because after breakfast the girls and I went shopping. Oh right. Another couple of our friends joined us in Montreal on Saturday.

I fell in love with a store I have never been to called Bedo! Zaras was so busy as they were having a sale but the checkout line was just too long. I forced myself to admire with my eyes and not my wallet.

Forever 21 was having the same sale in Montreal that they had in New York a few weeks ago, so it was fun to see my girlfriends freak out over .49 earrings!

This was me after a long day of shopping. You'd have a smile too after all the good deals we scored even if your feet were swollen two sizes, too big.
This day I also tried something that I never thought I would try. I’ll share what that was on my next post. Actually no one likes a tease, so do you want a hint?

I smoked steam. Yeah, steam.


Georgina Castellucci said...

I wish I could view these at work (but Flickr is blocked boo!) So I'll have to visit again tonight :)


Life with J and J said...

Girl!!! I LOVE your pics! You are a pro at using that new camera of yours already! You go girl!!!
Hmmm...I am a bit dense...what is steam?

Kathy C. said...

Are you talking about hooka?
Lovin' the pics and recap! Keep `em coming!

YeamieWaffles said...

Love the breakfasts Faith. Canada and America have some amazing breakfast joints and this is one of them, your day sounds amazing, even I enjoy a good shop every once in a while so long as it's not too often haha.

Mrs JK said...

Oh wow, loving the pics. Smoking steam? Thats sounds interesting, dying to hear what thats all about.

Adrienne said...

Smoked steam?
I'm intrigued!!

BTW, you are just so gorgeous! Love the color eyeliner on you :D

I have been dying to go to a Zaras. I drool over their stuff online but would love to shop at a location one time before I die :D

Your photos, as usual, are amazing!!!!!!!!!

Kirsten Wiemer said...

oh my gosh that first picture of sean, dying.
and sooo much food.
good thing i just had my life cereal for breakfast. hahaha.
this looks like so much fun.
and you are the cutest in that last picture.


Mrs. V said...

I've always wanted to go to Montreal. I hear it's a beautiful city. Love all the pictures!

Heather (GurleeGirrl) said...

Just catching up n your trip - and it looks like you were having a fabulous time. Dirty Shirley Temples are so good! And a good Bloody Mary is always welcomed! Sounds like there was shopping aplenty too - perfect trip!

Kristen said...

I did SO much shopping up there when I was there. And this was when you got more for the American dollar. My mom had to wire me more money since I spent so much. Lol

Cece said...

Breakfast looks delicious and shopping is one of my fav things to do on vacation. No wonder you were so happy! Can't wait to see all your new finds.

McKenna Ryan said...

This all looks so tasty!! xx. McKenna Lou
p.s. Hop on over to Lynn and Lou for a special giveaway!

Kay said...

Glad to hear you had such a pleasant experience with the locals this time around! Um..I would have been like your friends freaking out over $0.49 earrings - they almost NEVER happen in Canada!

And I'm guessing that you tried the hookah?

The Sweetest Thing said...

OH my stars! I love these photos! I am really jealous of your travels... and the fact that you get ot shop and live in a big city... living vicariously, gf!

Desiree Macke said...

The food and drinks look so yummy!
Your trip looks like it was so much fun!

Morgan said...

I like all your artsy pics! :) That breakfast place looks so awesome! I am a breakfast lover for sure. What a fun trip!

Meg {henninglove} said...

ooh yummy looking breakfast! i love how you mention oh we did a quick weekend away to montreal as though it was no big deal!

Carolyn said...

I love that last picture... you're so adorable!! :)

Cashana said...

Your pictures are gorgeous.

Shiia.M said...

useless to ask if it was good :p! of very nice pictures!

kisses :D

Love Meghan said...

looks like such a fun (and yummy!) time!

Lucia Lolita said...

aww looks like soo much fun yumm to the food :) x

Kacrates said...

Aww looks like a good time!

Whitney Cypert said...

I am so jealous of your vacation. I am in major need of one! I love the first picture of Sean, made me giggle. That food looks so delicious, mouth is watering! I'm mad I missed the Forever 21 sale!

Heather said...

Great pictures! When I visited France in college, people tried to pretend they didn't speak English, either, even though we knew some of them did. My friend who spoke French called them out on it a couple times, too, when she saw them actually speaking English to others.

Monique said...

Faith, I see your photography skills are getting better and better the food looks so delicious and the photos of you and hubs are so cute. I adore that last pic!

Hmm. Do you mean hookah? I'm confused.

toi said...

i am loving your photos so much, you are so good at snapping pro looking pictures. want to eat those paninis :)

Farmer's Wife said...

I love the photos! And it looks like you really had a good time.

Maria said...

love that last photo of you! and the ones you take of your hubby are great - he makes some awesome it! :)
bargain deals are so worth swollen feet! :)
have a wonderful day, faith! xoxo

Nellie @ Brooklyn Active Mama said...

Looking at those breakfast pics this time of night is gonna get me in trouble! Nom!!

I want some .49c earrings!! How did I miss that one!!

Fabulous fabulous pics woman you have got an eye for this!!

Sarah said...

It looks so fun!! 49 cents earrings!!! Post some pics of the deals you got!

The Mrs./The Mom said...

But Sean's face though!

Your pictures are looking great girl!