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Libre Comme L’Art. Divine like a dream. The MBAM’s annual ball was beyond mesmerizing: Gorgeous gowns, Starry set-ups, Elegant guests, Sparkling jewels (And smiles)…under the incredible roof of Le Musée Des Beaux Arts! Socialites,philanthropists, Business moguls, celebrities and influencers gathered in a fall night to celebrate art (and freedom), and raise money to finance the museum’s projects. What you (probably) didn’t know, the museum is a private institution that has to auto-finance itself to keep active – Which our city desperately needs, given the successful and positive contribution it adds to our society: It has a spectacular encyclopaedic collection and around 41 000 art pieces that inspire and educate the hundreds of thousands subscribers. Major Bonus Points for the extraordinary exhibitions they hosted last year: Benjamin Constant, Rodin & La couleur de Jazz. This might sound like nothing if you didn’t visit the museum this year, but believe me when I say the scenography around each exposition was completely insane.

Back to the ball. As we were entering the museum, a huge Eiffel Tower peace symbol was displayed – which made guests stop for a second to snap a picture or just to acknowledge the emotional meaning of the sign. But something with more gravitas keeps this ball popular year after year than the peace sign. Maybe it’s because of how the guests always look magical in their choice of gowns and attires (you never looked so good, Montreal). Perhaps this year it was the multi-disciplinary artistic set-ups of the exposition rooms (transformed into dinner rooms* for the night), to which many local talents contributed. Or perhaps it was because Tina Dupont presided the organizing committee* and that the exceptional dinner was signed by Helena Loureiro.

Whatever the reasons, I can’t wait for you to scroll down and check out the gorgeous pictures Josée took that night. In a room full of gowns, we sipped on champagne, had gorgeous discussions, met fabulous people and reconnected with old friends. It was a dazzling night, and I surely can’t wait for the next edition.

*The organizing committee is impressively composed by 15 notable professionals who distinguish themselves by the success of their respective career.

Photo Credit: Josée Lecompte  

25 years of style & service. Hundred Thousands of Stays, and stories… In one very fashionable place. Loews Vogue Hotel. On of my favourite hotels in Montreal. I absolutely LOVE the interior design, the glamorous vibe you feel when you enter the lobby, the posh but comfy rooms, with the Vogue illustration (and in my room, what appears to be an Alexander McQueen printed art wall – according to our design Aficionado, Eric). The location is also highly interesting, as you can shop at Ogilvy, across the street, or wander around the gorgeous shops on De La Montagne, Sherbrooke (Hellooo Tiffany!) and crescent.

To celebrate their 25th anniversary, the hotel threw a gorgeous, style-filled cocktail, at their Parisian-Inspired bistro, La Société! We loved many guest outfits but here’s a round-up of those who really stood out of the crowd! Sorry for the pictures’ quality, they’re all iPhone shots.

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