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Join the jet set with Mario Grauso’s picks of his favourite travel essentials and spots to see and shop in Montreal. From a classic coat, to an on-trend nylon bag, and sporty sneakers, these are the perfect items to pack for your next trip.


Holt Renfrew Ogilvy

Discover Montreal’s new destination in luxury, Holt Renfrew Ogilvy. Opening at the end of March, the first phase of the new store features a Beauty Hall with more than 120 brands and a reimagined Men’s Floor. There’s so much more to come when the store is complete in 2020, such as a brand new Women’s Footwear Hall, a Leathergoods shop, and luxury boutiques from some of the most iconic brands including CHANEL, Dior, Hermès, and Louis Vuitton.

ISAIA coat. $2580.
HERMÈS Neobain case, small model. $300. Available at Hermès Boutiques at Holt Renfrew Montreal and Calgary. FIND YOUR STORE

HERMÈS Watch. $9200.

THOM BROWNE Glasses. $655.

HERMÈS Terre D’Hermès Eau Intense Vétiver. $140.



Estiatorio Milos

As the only Canadian location of chef Costas Spiliadis acclaimed Mediterranean seafood restaurant, you don’t want to pass up a chance to eat here. Order a fresh market selection and round it out with classics like the grilled octopus and crab cakes.

LORO PIANA jacket. $6940. FIND YOUR STORE BALENCIAGA Track sneaker. $1290.
PRADA Nylon bag. $1450.