Montreal Alert

Montreal Alert
April 2009

Green Party
Boost your eco-cred by celebrating Earth Day all month long.
Janna Zittrer

What: Montreal’s new pick-up-and-go public-bike system.
Why: Diff’rent spokes.
How: Head to one of 300 stations across the city, pay a small fee and be on your merry (and carbon-free) way!

Bleu Lavande
What: Load up on the Quebec-based brand’s 100-percent-pesticide-free lavender-scented beauty products.
Why: It makes perfect scents.
Where: The Bay, 585 rue Ste-Catherine O.

Pangea-Collection’s Eco beach bag

What: Recycled plastic tote crafted by women in India.
Why: It’s a shore thing.
How: By custom order until May 30 at Pangea-Collection.

Jane Birkin Enfants d’Hiver World Tour
What: The Hermes muse and guest designer for eco-chic knitwear line Lutz & Patmos performs songs from her latest album.
Why: There’s no faking this Birkin.
When: April 8-11. Locations at JaneBirkin.net.

Stew Stop
What: Dine on slow food made from locally sourced organic ingredients (the bamboo counters and recyclable packaging are a bonus, too).
Why: They’re not pulling a fast one.
Where: 372 rue St-Paul O.

In celebration of our 30th anniversary, Flare is pleased to announce a competition for novice writers across Canada. Tell us, in no more than 600 words, what fashion moment of the past 30 years has inspired you the most. The winner’s story may be published in a special 30th anniversary edition of Flare this fall, and the winner will take home a luxurious gift basket of beauty products compliments of Pantene, Olay, Covergirl, and Nice N Easy. Worth over $500! www.flare.com/write

Flare is giving away tickets to see rock band Thriving Ivory live in concert. The first 5 people to email nikkiwindup@gmail.com and enter THRIVING IVORY IN MONTREAL in the subject line will each win a pair of tickets to their show at Underworld in Montreal on April 19, 2009. Don’t miss it! Visit www.flare.com/thrivingivory (Note: Only winners will be contacted).