Montreal Colorful Houses Walking Tour: South-West Capsule


I'm pretty sure you have noticed at this point that I have this thing with colorful houses, especially when we're talking about some extraordinary Victorian ones we see in our city in different neighborhoods.
Living fully an Instagram life, all my fellow Montrealers will love this walking tour in the area of South-west, where I had to find some of these gorgeous homes I'm actually jealous about it all the time because, at the end of the day, I just want to live in a mini french castle as well.

At the end of this post, you'll find a map with the exact addresses of each, so you can join me in your next walking adventures around the area.

Could it be prettier? I mean, this green window, the flowers, every single detail is so perfect!
Can I just move in? and that wall is simply GOALS.
Bonus points of the tour:
Enjoy the beauty of the Parc Saint-Henri during Fall time as I did. 

Planning a Perfect Lunch Date? We Got You!


Montreal has so many options of delicious foodie spots you'll feel a bit overwhelmed when it comes to select only one especially if you're planning a great lunch date. 
Don't you worry, I struggle with the same problem all-the-time.
To help you out, head to Saint-Henri, where you'll enjoy a perfect lunch at Lupita and finish off with a sweet touch in Dalla Rose as we did.

Lupita, a new reimagined Torteria is a unique Mexican experience, setting itself apart from the vast options of tacos and burritos in the hood. Lupita recently opened with a master chef behind the scenes, Sandra Soto, ex-Olive & Gourmando and sister of Victor from Tacos Victor.

You’ll fall in love with their affordable options of tortas, deep-fried flautas, salads, and an authentic Mexican corn on the cob. We loved the colorful decor and casual ambiance along with their lovely cooks and servers.

Since you walk in, you'll feel how they recreated a tiny piece of a Mexican market in the middle of Montreal.
I enjoyed all the colorful vibes, the open concept and how you can see them cooking, the simple but cozy picnic table setting and all the little familiar details.  

Here's what we ordered:

- Torta Pepito mi corazon
- Torta Chilanga banda
- Flautas
- Lupita Plate
- Aguas frescas 

Crispy flautas? Si, por favor!

 After a delightful Mexican fiesta, a creamy and dreamy scoop of ice cream is pretty much the perfect way to end up your lunch date, amiright?
Dalla Rose will impress you with six heavenly flavors and homemade cookies fresh from the oven, their specialty.

What we had:
 -Homemade ice cream sandwich (the best of the best!)
- Vanilla cup
- Raspberry cone
Ps. If you're craving for a good Ramen soup during Fall, Dalla Rose recently opened a new pop-up shop, Ramen 9000.
With only 50 soups served daily and a stand-up concept, you better hurry to try this fabulous concept. 

Torteria Lupita
4601 Rue Notre Dame O
Tue - Fri / Noon to 8pm
Sat 10am to 5pm
Price range: $
Kids Friendly: totally! the concept is very simple and informal. There's plenty of room for strollers but you won't find changing tables if you need one.

Dalla Rose
4609 Rue Notre Dame O
Wed - Sun / Noon to 9pm
Price range: $
Kids Friendly: order your ice cream to go, on the way back home, or sitting in a park nearby.

2 Montreal Spots with Delicious Comfort Fall Food


I can't help it. With cooler mornings and evenings,  I'm just craving all the soups and all the warm classic comfort food my mom did when I was a child.
Instead of looking for places with big terraces and cocktails, I'm on the lookout for cozy and cute restaurants with anything good that can keep us warm during Fall.
As a Fall lover,  I recently discovered two lovely spots in the city I adored, so grab a friend now and enjoy them!

SoupeSoup, Mile-End
One of my favorite options when it comes to soups in the city recently opened a new spot with the coziest interior design and with a delightful and fresh menu that changes every day, serving delicious soups du jour, salads, sandwiches, desserts, coffee and fresh drinks. This new flagship restaurant is bright, with lots of space and family friendly.
What we had: we tried the special of the day including a beet, carrot and tomato soup with two grilled cheese sandwiches *nom nom* and the classic ham sandwich ciabatta. SoupeSoup offers both hot and cold soups and several desserts as well.
Tip: Try to stop here early to catch all the soups available daily, unfortunately, I only had one option that day, but no worries, I'm coming back for more soon (:


Foiegwa is one of the latest additions to St-Henri. The much-anticipated spot has brought the ‘upscale French diner’ concept to life with its amazing branding and outstanding meals you’ll adore. Their lunch menu includes plenty of perfectly prepared comfort food, featuring classics like steak frites, beef tartare, and a top-notch onion soup. End your lunch with a sweet treat, their dark chocolate mousse topped with whipped cream is simply superb. You’ll regret it if you don’t have it!
What we had: 
Onion soup and french fries, Croque monsieur, Homemade butter & black truffle spaghetti and finished off with a chocolate mousse
They have a bar license so it’s 18+ only. Also, space is limited, call before to make sure you can get a table.


5333 Rue Casgrain #101
Mon - Fri 8am to 6pm
Prince range: $
Kids friendly: yes, absolutely. You'll have a lot of room and high chairs. They don't have changing tables so be prepared.

3001 Rue Notre Dame Ouest
Mon - Fri 11:30am to 2am / Weekends 5pm to 2am
Price range: $$
Kids friendly: this place is 18+ only, so reserve a babysitter and have a date night. 

Happy Thanksgiving!


To all my fellow Canadians, Happy Thanksgiving!
Hope you have a wonderful day with your loved ones today.
Olivia is now feeling a lot more like herself after 5 days of an intense hand-mouth-foot disease at home and today she slept until 8am, hooray!

There's so much to be thankful for not only this special weekend but all year long.
Do you keep a gratitude list every year? This one is my first, keepin' it real one I've done in a while.

Olivia and Nico.
  We are beyond thankful for these little ones and all the joy they have brought into our lives. I'm grateful for all the happy, challenging and hard times as a mom of both. 

Rainy days during Fall. I love them. I stay in my pj's all day, watch hours and hours of Netflix and order some Chinese food on my couch wrapped in a blanket. WIN.

Yes! Time to eat, sit and enjoy my favorite blogs, tv shows and relax with my husband.

Canadian mat leave. I'm so thankful for this and I mean it. I'm still on my maternity leave (until December) and I've enjoyed all my days and nights with my little family, ate the yummiest food and met some amazing friends. Yay to Canada!

Laser hair removal
.  That's it, enough said.

Micheladas and cocktails with friends. 
errryyy dayyy and alll dayyyy. Thanks to all of you, who made this year, the best one.

When my husband cleans the bathroom and does the laundry. 
and he does it voluntarily, the best day ever!

A colorful lifestyle. One of my life mottos to live by in the city, the search of a happy lifestyle despite the daily stress, the debts and the pressure of motherhood, I always seek the colorfulness of life.

Been embracing them and even loving them. Changes will make us stronger and wiser.

Netflix tv shows. Are you addicted to them as this mama over here? A good hour of Orange is the new black, Narcos, Stranger things and more. PERFECTION.

Brunch every weekend
.  Do I need to say more?

A date night with my love. And enjoy a good beer in a great place quietly, because when you're 30, that's all what matters. 

Cooler mornings and nights.
And an overload of sweater time at least for a while.

Start the days with a great cup of coffee. Any kind, anywhere, my essential fuel to start the days ahead. 

What's on yours this year?
Enjoy the long weekend!

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