Unfortunately my goal of going out every night, reviewing new restaurants, and exploring every weekend has been hindered by the all consuming tasks of starting a new job and buying a new condo. I did however manage a virtual tour of the city by exploring Montreal's social media underworld and blogosphere.
Everyone knows NYC and LA are littered with bloggers but who knew Montreal would have so many? I have been pleasantly surprised to discover how large and varied the social media world is here and have listed below a few of the interesting local blogs whose posts have opened my eyes to a new layer of this beautiful city.
Fashionista514's moody views are always enticing to read. I love her edgy photos, original content, and streams of consciousness.
As much as I want a family someday, the anticipation of motherhood often brings a sense of foreboding that my life will end the day I have a baby. Lake Jane assuages my fears by providing a reassuring example of young and stylish motherhood.
Lola & Emily has long been one of my favorite Montreal boutiques. Little did I know that they also have a blog full of colorful fashion commentary and insight into the the lives of the owners.
Update: Thanks to Lola & Emily for generously featuring a response to this post here.
It's rare you find a blog as well written as Le cheap c'est chic. The posts offer experienced fashion advice from a Parisian in Montreal and I envy the clear, strong, and confident voice with which it is given.