6 Years with LeCHOP

Last week I was graciously invited to try out one of the delicious restaurants that were to be featured in the LeCHOP culinary festival. The event company that hosts the annual festival LeCHOP, Ville-Marie Collection, teamed up with the charity Share The Warmth to help fight the battle against food insecurity by giving a portion of each plate sold to the charity. For every LeCHOP meal sold $2.50, the estimated profits from each meal, will be donated to benefit the School Food Programs administered by Share the Warmth.  Delicious food and a wonderful cause!

The three participating restaurants were Weinstein and Gavin, Decca 77 and L’Atelier de L’Argentine. I went with W&G and I was NOT disappointed! I’m such a fan of the decor of the restaurant and the food was mouthwatering. The food was fresh and the staff was so nice! I can certainly say that my friend and I enjoyed our meal there and knowing that the festival has teams ed up with such a worthy cause was even more of  reason to enjoy the night!

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Hello there 2018

Hello 2018!

It may sound cliche to celebrate the “new year, new me” mentality and while I can agree that it can be a bit of a scapegoat, I am so excited for this new year and what I’m working towards in it! I’m so excited to say Hello 2018!

2017 wasn’t a bad year, but it wasn’t amazing and that’s what I plan on making this year! I want to really work on myself, on making positive changes and working towards my own future.

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Parma Café Now has Brunch!

So, I love brunch. Totally unashamed to admit that I am that basic on Saturday morning who already knows where she’s going for brunch and has the snaps ready to go. Guilty and unashamed. Well, it’s also no secret that I LOVE Parma Café. So imagine my excitement when I was invited to their media event to taste their new brunch menu!

 

Honestly, I say this about most things at Parma but, everything way so delicious!! The bagel sandwiches were perfectly made, fresh and didn’t fall apart the second you bit into them. 

The lattes were delicious, but that’s just a given at Parma. 

The Parma Grilled Cheese is made with smoked cheese and is out of this world. Honestly one of the best grilled cheeses I’ve had at a restaurant, I just had them take out the tomato cause I’m really not a fan. 

Their Parma Breakfast sandwich was so well made with fresh ciabatta buns and a perfectly cooked egg. 

Their croissants and chocolatine were so fresh and soft, I had to stop myself from bringing a dozen home with me. I can confidently say they were some of the best breakfast pastries I’ve had in Montreal. 

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Parma Cafe – You WANT to Eat Here!

To say I am a picky eater would be quite the understatement. My boyfriend rarely suggests trying new places for dinner unless he has already checked the menu and knows there is a chicken option. I could eat at the kids table every time and I wouldn’t even be upset about it. I’m picky as hell. However, dining at Parma Cafe I can confidently say I ate everything they brought out for me and cleared my plate.

I’ve been to Parma Cafe several times before (their lattes are seriously amazing) but I was invited this time to try out their new menu. I dragged the boyfriend along with me, he even sat there patiently as I took 100 photos of every dish before we could start eating.

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Summer Bucket List

I love the idea of a bucket list, but it’s something that I’ve never put much thought into. Sure, I’ve made a list of things I want to try out and places I want to see but that’s for my entire life. Recently, I had a friend post about how they make a summer bucket list every year and I thought it was such an interesting idea!

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Terrasses Bonsecours Grand Opening

I have to believe that the sun came out in full force last Thursday just for the partygoers at Terrasses Bonsecours. It was the hottest day we have had yet, it was the sunniest day that we have had yet and it was was the perfect way to kick off terrace season.
Drinks were flowing, appetizers were being served and the sun was shining down HARD. Upon arrival I asked if I could be seated somewhere more in the shade and the look the hostesses gave me was hilarious. I am a pale ghost by nature and I believe in protecting my skin from the sun at all costs; I’m that pale girl who wears sunscreen daily, invests in hats and tries to stay out of the sun during peak hours. Guilty.
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Biscuits and Confetti

Last weekend I had the pleasure of trying out Biscuits and Confetti. For anyone who hasn’t visited yet, Biscuits and Confetti is a kid-friendly cafe/creative space located on Sherbrooke Street in NDG. Anyone who knows me knows that I am more likely to end up somewhere adult-only than kid-friendly, so I was a bit skeptical when trying this place. 

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Bring on the cheese, please!

I know that I’ve already talked about one of my favourite go to cheese places, Mlt Down, in a previous post – but I had to give them some more attention. They’ve recently started serving burgers and I promise you, they are not to be missed!

I’m not the biggest burger enthusiast, so I really wasn’t expecting to be that impressed. I rarely order burgers when out at restaurants and it’s even rarer that I actually enjoy them. When I received the invite to test their burgers, I was somewhat excited because I know that these guys only produce quality items but I was still a bit skeptical as to whether or not I’d really enjoy it.

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A little lost along the way..

I originally started my blog so I could have a creative outlet. Being a journalism student I am constantly writing and working on assignments, but it’s rare that I get to write about or focus on something that I am passionate about or that I choose completely on my own. I wanted to have a place where I could write about whatever I wanted, grow my passions and solidify my wiring skills in the process.

That was what A Fashionable Approach was supposed to be. But somewhere along the line I completely lost that. I started focusing more on what I thought other people would want to read. I started thinking solely abut what would grab the readers attention, what would impress brands, what would a publicist like to see. This was not my original goal and because I lost sight of that, my blog suffered.

I started looking at writing as a chore, as something I had to do rather than something I wanted to do. I would go weeks, sometimes months, without posting anything meaningful. I lost sight of why I started my blog and what I wanted it to be.

Don’t take my realizations as me being ungrateful. I am so blessed to have made the connections that I have and to have been able to use my blog to network and work with others, I’m not saying  plan on stopping that entirely. I’m saying that I lost my goal along the way and that instead of using my blog as something to monetize and endlessly wondering what others would like to read, I’d rather focus on what I’m passionate about.

 

 

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