Leland Foster is bringing new life to one of our most cherished 90's sitcoms, The Fresh Prince of Belair. For those of you who remember, Carlton was the nerdy yet lovable cousin who could sing and dance like the best of them. For those of you who can't remember -- because you hadn't been born yet -- go away.
W 15” x H 15”
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This velvet armchair swivels. It reminds me of one I used to have as a child.
Available April 10, 2017
Available at anthropologie.com
Handle this: the clever "Ringly" cocktail ring designed by Christina Mercando connects to your iPhone or Android and sends you notifications through vibrations & light -- that is, every time someone pings on you one of your social media handles. Made of a black onyx gemstone set in 18k gold, the Ringly comes with a velvet jewelry box that moonlights as a charger. Very cool. Biglie.
Black onyx, 3 micron 18k gold
L 0.80” W 0.78” H 1.06”
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For reasons that are still not clear to me, it's hard to find a middle-range locale in the Plateau where you can eat good grub at a decent price. Restaurants here are either fine-dining or Seinfeld-esque. Not that there is anything wrong with either. It's just that sometimes you don't want to blow $200+ on a late lunch because your Saturday morning Skype call with a client overseas went on longer that you had predicted. And neither do you want to eat chicken pucks dipped in store-bought gravy served with diet pop in a styrofoam cup.
L'Entrepôt had been on our radar for a couple of weeks, mostly because it was the one place on Avenue Mont-Royal that was always lined up after 6pm on any given day. Initially when we saw the lineup of youngsters, we weren't sure it was for us. Hence our well thought-out strategy of coming mid-meal time on a Saturday afternoon (it was 3 ish). Didn't matter. Though there was no line-up, the entire place was jam packed. And now that we have eaten there, we know why: every single item on the menu is $4.95. Yes, it's true. There are, of course, the usual add-ons such as replacing the burger's fries with poutine. Or adding a little bit of chicken on your kale caesar salad (emphasis on little). Or up-sizing your # of home-made doughnuts for dessert. Normal stuff. What's not normal? The food tastes good. I mean, really really good. So good. Just good.
1019 av. Mont-Royal est