It’s been another busy week as Montreal’s social network of movers and shakers attended the invite-only one year anniversary of Soubois, the fabulous launch of Nico Bilodeau’s second menswear collection for his Nico label, the influencer-driven launch of Jack Victor at Ogilvy and much more. Let’s get into it.
ONE YEAR UNDER THE CANOPY
Soubois has been one of Montreal’s happening restaurants ever since the launch last year. From Guillaume Belisle Daly’s amazing food to one of Montreal’s most memorable and creative locations, Soubois continues to draw rare crowds to Montreal’s downtown nightlife scene. Many of us spend our nights out in Mile-End, Griffintown or Old Montreal but it takes a place like Soubois to gather a crowd on de Maisonneuve. Special guests, media and celebrities gathered last week for the one year launch and we all agreed on a couple of things; a year has flown by very quickly and Soubois still casts its enchanting spell on Montrealers and visitors to our city alike.
OGILVY X JACK VICTOR
Montreal battle for men’s high end fashion continues to grow with Ogilvy adding another exclusive brand to its roster. Jack Victor made-to-measure suits are now available in the men’s department on the 4th floor of the iconic department store. Fashion enthusiasts of all shapes, sizes, colour and creed gathered for the launch that featured influencers strutting their stuff and posed for the cameras in their sleek new suits from the brand. With an endless assortment of fabrics and styles and expert tailoring, Jack Victor has something that is sure to suit you.
TAKE US TO GREECE
Nico Bilodeau’s anticipated second menswear collection for NICO dropped last week at the W Hotel’s Plateau lounge. Inspired by the easy etherial spirit of the mediterranean, the sexy new collection for S/S 17 featured pops of bright colour, gender-bending tailoring and patterns inspired by the sights and spirit of Greece. NICO pushes the fashion envelope and encourages to think outside the box. Featuring bright tunics, slender swimwear and fashion-forward separates, NICO’s new collection was worth the wait. Image credit: Facebook, Nico Bloodo
LE LAB 2: Quartier des spectacles
When Le Lab opened on Rachel a few years ago it quickly became the place to be for great cocktails and mesmerizing bartending showmanship. The bottle flicking acrobatics have now found their way downtown with the opening of the new Le Lab in the Quartier des spectacles. Last week we sampled five very different cocktails while treated to a live band and a few tasty bites, fresh out of the kitchen. The space that was once a cafe is expertly transformed into a bar with plenty of low lighting, dark corners and the longest bar in Canada. It’s worth your while to check it out. 270 Ste-Catherine east; image credit: figaro studio