Downtown Montreal: Day 2

Although Montreal is all about shopping, that’s not the only reason I enjoy visiting the city! Old Montreal has a whole different atmosphere to it as it is the oldest part of the city. On our second – and last – day in the urban city we enjoyed walking the cobblestone streets, sipping lattes, and overlooking the harbor. The historic city center is home to the old port (aka Vieux Port) and railway station district.

photo credits @catherinejohnson

In the spirit of being home of the railway station district, renovated train cargo bins were used by vendors to set up their shops along one of the pathways in the harbor.

The street that runs parallel to the harbor is lined with tiny cafes and little boutiques. This urban city’s cobblestone streets are lined with buildings that date back as far as the 17th century.

Before arriving in Old Montreal we had planned to find a cute cafe and enjoy a latte! The cafe we stopped at was called Taverne Gaspar and it was part of a hotel whose guests looked out over Vieux Port (next time I visit I’m definitely going to look into staying there)






                                After our lattes we spent some more time walking around the harbor. As we walked alongside the water a man asked us to take photos while he proposed! It was truly magical, and what better way to end our trip than that!



Outfit Highlights: Michael Stars Double Gauze Off Shoulder Top, rag & bone jean shorts, Rosefield’s The Mercer Watch – Silver, Thomas Sabo Charm Club Bracelet, Kate Spade Cedar Street Maise Shoulder Handbag

When I started looking for an off the shoulder shirt I found I went from one extreme to the other. The top was either too tight or too boxy. With the off the shoulder top by Michael Stars (which you can find on it’s the perfect size – and doesn’t make my arms feel trapped. I have a love affair with watches! My Rosefield watch is super light and feminine which makes it easy to wear everyday – and with any outfit. After having used the same purse for the longest time it was time for a summery upgrade. My Kate Spade handbag has just the right amount of room for the mass of things that accumulate in it.















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