Dream it, Plan it, Do it!

On Sunday, Diane and I went to Bagel St-Lo: a recent addition to Montreal's proud bagel scene. Already from the outside, I could tell that this is my type of joint : )

They have 3 types of bagels: plain, sesame and poppy. The menu is a mix of sweet and savory breakfast staples such as: eggs Benedict on bagel, bagel sandwiches, chocolate and fruits on bagel. Since I ate before meeting Diane, I got a piggy brownie which was chewy like a fudge with caramel dribbled on top. Diane said her bagel Benedict was quite good and I take her word for it because she cooks *shoutout*! The stamp of approval was officially sealed when the waitress asked us if we wanted coffee and pointed to the back where we could get as many refills as possible. My cheap self gleamed with happiness (plus you get to pick your own cute cup hihihi :-D).
It's a bit of a walk from Verdun metro station but definitely worth the visit.  You can bring your laptop because this place dubs as an internet cafe.

Diane and I totally monopolized this place by bouncing all over taking pictures. We felt bad for the people around but they didn't seem to notice our childish excitement *phew*.  I wish that I could open my own space where people can come for food & drinks and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere with their friends.  

Diane invited me to go bowling with her brother's family after we were done hogging this place. At first, I was hesitant. Me: "I'm really bad at bowling". Diane: "C'mon, you're playing against a 2 year old." Me: *contemplates...* "I guess so, alright I'll come!" 

Turns out that even a 2 year old can beat me at bowling D-: I SUCK

Let's Flea the Cold

On Valentine's day, I discovered St-Michel's flea market. From the outside, it looked like those shady furniture warehouses that are semi-closed down but when we stepped in, we were greeted by a huge maze of AWESOME STUFF STUFF STUFF! They had all kinds of vintage items from beautiful lamps and watches, weird artifacts to old video games and local crafts. I had so much fun perusing through the aisles and pointing at the weird knick knacks. They had salt n' pepper shakers in every shape imaginable. No doubt about it, this is where all the local hipsters get their home deco! There are two floors: the ground floor has a garage sale feeling whereas the upper floor has fancier furniture and is more upscale. My favourite part of the St-Michel flea market is a store on the second floor that has a wall of early 1900's black & white photographs. Thank goodness for the paradox of choice because I wanted every print so I didn't get any (my wallet emerged alive).

They should definitely set up a cafe in there because our enthusiasm waned after browsing for 4 hours... A little sugar wouldn't have hurt. If you're looking for something to do on a cold February day, I highly recommend you to drop by St-Michel's flea market.

Let's end this post with some lovin' :-) I hope everyone had a pleasant valentine's day and remember that you always have a special someone (yourself) TEEHEEE~ Cheers :)