DIY: Crochet Emma Lace Scarf by Simona Merchant-Dest

DIY Crochet Emma Lace Scarf by Simona Merchant-Dest

The Emma Lace Scarf is from the book Simply Crochet: 22 Stylish Designs for Everyday by Interweave Press. I chose this scarf pattern because I loved the scalloped edges and the lacework, and I was intrigued by the lengthwise construction. Since I have a rather tight gauge, I used a 4.5 mm hook for this […]

Canadian Design: KOLLONTAÏ Clothing

Kollontaï is a clothing line I stumbled upon while visiting Old Montreal earlier this summer. I was happy to discover that Kollontaï is a Canadian fashion line that is completely produced in Montreal. As you may have noticed, Meinihilde and I seem to love all of the clothes that come out of Quebec, like we gushed about here and here.

Finally in Tadoussac!


After a couple days on the road on our Quebec Culinary Adventure, Tomiko and I made it to Tadoussac! Tadoussac itself is a town that is popular for tourists to go whale watching in the St Lawrence River. It is located at the convergence of the Saguenay and St Lawrence Rivers, where the mixing of fresh […]

La Ferme Basque de Charlevoix – The Basque Farm of Charlevoix

La Ferme Basque de Charlevoix

Tomiko and I almost didn’t stop at La Ferme Basque de Charlevoix. Luckily, two roads lead past the farm, so we turned in at the second sign and backtracked a bit on La Route des Saveurs de Charlevoix. I’m so glad we did! La Ferme Basque de Charlevoix is located at the bottom of the Parc des […]

Maison D’Affinage Maurice Dufour

Maison d'Affinage Maurice Dufour

Maison D’Affinage Maurice Dufour is a fromagerie in the Charlevoix region, along La Route des Saveurs de Charlevoix. Back in the early spring when we were busy at work and tired of the frosty winter, we dreamed of our next vacation. Our original inspiration for this foodie adventure was actually a cheese-eating tour of Quebec. Luckily, we found plenty […]

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