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Tonique Cuisine

Fine Cuisine Revolution: A Tribute to the Basics

Until March 1st, Montreal is hosting the 10th Montreal High Lights Festival. For this year Gourmet Program, the Festival welcomes Paris as honoured guest city. The honorary president is the unique Alain Passard, from Paris Restaurant L’Arpège (three stars in the Michelin guide). That’s what I call a highlight! Here’s what is said about him in his website: « Alain […]

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Lifestyle

"Hurry! I need to relax!"

I’ve just received Nadine’s comment and she says it just so perfectlly… I had a weird tender smile on my face while reading it. She expresses exactly what I felt when I received my first spa treatment ever, some 15 or 16 years ago, at Spa Eastman. I needed to relax so badly that the […]

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Lifestyle

Have a lovely, peaceful year!

I received this video from a friend on Facebook this morning. I don’t know where this musician comes from, I didn’t get a word of what he sings. But still, I was taken away for a perfect moment of peace just listening to it. So here it is, for you to enjoy. Take it as […]

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Tonique Cuisine

I’ll have a glass of wine please!

“Wine is the healthiest and most hygienic of beverages.” It’s not me that said it first: Louis Pasteur did, somewhere around 1860. Since then, numerous researches tend to prove that to. Recently, Quebec’s Collège des ambassadeurs du vin has awarded La Carte d’Or to Spa Eastman for the exceptional quality of its wine list. The […]

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Tonique Cuisine

Two layer chocolate & orange cake

Recently, I had guests for dinner. They were just about to leave for a nice 3 months on their sailboat. As I’ve experienced this two years ago, for a 8-month voyage, I know that you do not always feel like cooking cakes and spreading flour all over your little boat. So I decided to offer […]

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Exercices

Motivation to respect your work-out program

The main challenge we face, when starting some kind of a training program, is to stick to it after the first enthousiasm vanishes. Because it does… With a bit of luck, the enthousiasm will last for at least 3 to 4 weeks, which should be enough to get addicted to the boost of energy and pleasure […]

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Exercices

Walk, stretch and smile! A week-end celebration!

You would like to exercise a bit more? You don’t want it to hurt? You’re exactly like me. And I found what I like last week-end with the Walking program “A Step Towards Compostelle”. It is a hymn to walking, and a celebration of the beauty of Quebec’s forests.

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Events

Spa Eastman: Greener than ever!

Boy! Am I proud of “my” Spa Eastman these days! They received not one, not two, but three major recognitions for their “green” actions and environmental conciousness! Read about these prices here…

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Lifestyle

Pilgrimage to Rome… Compostelle or Eastman!

I am just returning from a lovely trip to Paris, Venice, Tuscany, Cinque Terre and Côte d’Azur. It was my first visit ever in Europe and, well, it was quite an amazing voyage! What was the link between these destinations? They were all places to see, places to walk.

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Lifestyle

The Big Blue; a great movie and an amazing massage!

Remember the movie The Big Blue? When I first went to Spa Eastman, I really was in love with this movie. I had the 6-feet high poster in my living room and the sound track of the movie kept playing all the time. It was in 1992.