Product Reviews

Are you sick of the same old supper dishes like we were? Well that’s what where we were at a few weeks ago until we were introduced to évoilà5 . What’s évoilà5 ?

“évoilà5 is a unique concept that provides five balanced ready to cook nutritionist approved meals per week. No more long grocery lists, no more digging for recipes and no more lack of ideas… évoilà5 takes care of everything! Thanks to our ingenious meal bags, cooking dinner has never been easier or more fun. Spend more time with your family and start enjoying fresh meals made daily!”

Every week, we tend to have the same old dinner dishes. Lucky for me I have a fussy 12yr old who tends to not want to try anything new. When my husband and I decided to pick up a week’s worth of food from evoila5, we looked at the menu ahead of time. It included many meats we already ate but with a twist. I knew we would love the process of having all the ingredients at our fingertips.

I picked up our 5 bags of meals and anxiously could not wait to try out these delicious meals.

My 12 yr old daughter was excited to help with the cooking process. All 3 of us were in the kitchen together preparing our meal that night. It was lots of fun working together to get our meal ready.

With each meal we receive a recipe card explaining how to prepare the meal. The explanations are easy to follow and the whole family can be involved in the prep of your meal. All the ingredients are fresh and super delicious.

It was so wonderful to have all our meals planned out for the week with the ingredients at our finger tips. What I LOVE most about évoilà5 is that it’s not a Subscription. You are not forced to sign up every week. You can sign up as you wish. You get a weekly email with the menu for the following week and then you can place your order and pick up on the Sunday, Monday or Tuesday. In our busy lives, it’s so great to have healthy meals at your fingertips. There is no thinking about what you will have for dinner that night, it’s right there in your fridge and it only takes 30minutes.

They offer different sizes of meals depending on the size of your family.

2 to 3 portions- 94$ (all included)

4 to 5 portions- 135$ (all included)

More than ever we need to support our local businesses. This is a local grown company that has been in business for over 6 years. There are multiple locations all over Quebec with one in our own backyard in Pointe Claire. The process is easy. Order online or call it in, arrange for pick up, pick up your week’s worth of meals and enjoy!

Head over to the website, find a location near you and Order today! I know you will not be disappointed.

Located in Fairview Pointe-Claire, AidenAston a locally grown business sits on the second floor in front of Ardene and Banana Republic. Venture inside and you will find not just the cutest and softest organic clothing and accessories for children but also other locally produced goodies without breaking the bank.

Founder and Designer Kelly Baik originally launched the company online in 2017, named after her two children Aiden and Aston. It started with her own search for organic clothing that was not only affordable, functional but beautiful aesthetically and high in quality as well. This ultimately led her to create her own brand when she realized there was a huge void in the market that needed to be filled.

Armed with a mission to bring affordable, trendy and organic clothing to the general masses, she opened her first ever brick and mortar in CF Fairview Pointe-Claire. When you are visiting the mall, a visit to AidenAston is a must. Prefer to do it online? They have that covered too, visit and discover free shipping when you spend $50 or more. Bonus, they also ship worldwide.

She also carries different local mom business brands that you could not otherwise find easily in malls such as

Elie’s Bowtiful Bows – for all your bows and bow tie needs

Hudson Soap – for all your heavenly smelling, naturally made soap needs

Belle Tropique – for certified organic lotions for the most sensitive of skins

U knit Creations – for adorable crotchet toys

Trink Jewelry – for all your natural wooden teething needs

The Turquoise Door Design and Décor – for all your beautiful wooden home decorative items (rulers, name signs etc)

Sugar & Vinyl – for all your holiday ornament needs (seasonal)

Meet Dr. Jordan Nemes, a local orthodontist in the West Island conveniently located at the Beaconsfield Dental Center (50 St. Charles Boulevard) and at Decarie Square in Montreal (6900 Decarie Boulevard, #250 Elna Dental).

Dr. Jordan Nemes and the entire NemesOrtho team strive on delivering the highest quality of orthodontic care to patients of all ages. The friendly and warm orthodontic practice provides Invisalign and braces to children and adults. Dr. Nemes’s objective is to provide the most aesthetic and functional result possible using the latest technology. You can rest assured that with Dr. Nemes, you and your family are in the best hands in the care of a board-certified orthodontist.

Booking a consult is easy – go to and complete the contact form or call 514.694.1514 for the Beaconsfield Dental Center or 514.370.8887 for Decarie Square. No referrals needed!

Because everyone deserves a beautiful smile!

Here is a testimonial from one of our patients:

“The day came when my daughter needed braces, we were referred to Dr. Nemes for her care. We knew it was going to be a big process as her teeth were a mess. We are a year into our treatment and we could not be happier. Dr. Nemes is so kind and explains the process clearly to us and to our daughter. My daughter feels secure and safe in his care and trusts him with his treatment process. We are so excited to see the end results. We highly recommend Dr. Nemes for all your Ortho needs.” Tina W.

Dr. Nemes has been practicing since 2011, when he received his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from NYU’s College of Dentistry. Prior to that Dr. Nemes earned his bachelor’s in science and master’s in dental science from McGill University. After NYU, Dr. Nemes completed a multidisciplinary general practice residency at the Jewish General Hospital (McGill University). Following his residency, Dr. Nemes practiced dentistry in Montreal and the West Island. Dr. Nemes obtained his second master’s degree and specialty training in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics from the University of Manitoba. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, and a member of l’Ordre des Dentistes du Québec (ODQ), the Canadian Association of Orthodontists (CAO), the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO).

You can follow Dr. Nemes on social Media.



Thanksgiving is around the corner. When planning a special feast with family, I like to head to the Marche de l’ouest for all our food needs. It’s our go to place. A hidden gem in the west island.

First stop is the Turkey. Head over to la Préférence to order and pick up your fresh Turkey. They will help you to find the right turkey or any meat that your family may enjoy for Thanksgiving.

How about some yummy cheese platters for when your guests arrive? Head on over to Yannick fromagerie for all your cheese needs. They will help plan the perfect platter to suit you and your guests.

How about some freshly made Sausage? Head over to Saucissier de l’ouest and pick out the sausages of your choice for some yummy appetizers.

If you are more of a Fish lover, then look no further than Pêche Pêche. They have a huge variety of fish and seafood for you to choose from. They can even cook it for you on the spot.

What’s a meal without a fresh baguette , fresh bread or Buns? Head on over to Première Moisson & Boulangerie MDO for a big variety of bread products.

Let’s not forget the salad. Check out what EATZ CHEZ VOUS “PRÊT-A-MANGER” has to offer. Many different types of salads to suit everyone’s taste buds.

To finish off your yummy dinner, be sure to pick up some tasty Desserts. There is something for everyone at Marche de L’ouest. You can pick everything up in one trip and stop for a coffee as well along the way. Be sure to head out to Marche de L’ouest this weekend for all your Thanksgiving Needs. It’s your one stop shop Market. A hidden Gem.

Be sure to choose a pumpkin for your fall decor as well! Lots of sizes to choose from!

Well it started out as a regular Monday, until I received an email inviting me to attend a meet and greet with Howie D of the Backstreet Boys to discuss his new children’s album- Which one am I ? which debuts on July 12.
I thought a children’s album, how amazing is that. I quickly responded a yes and started my research on this new album.

So me and my family jumped in the car and headed to the Bell Center. They were going to drop me off and after the interview we were planning to hit up La Ronde . I entered the bell center with some true BSB fans awaiting Howie’s arrival.

We sat and listened attentively to Howie explain how this project came about. Having kids changes your whole perspective on life. When his son James was 5 it sparked something inside him and inspired to create this children’s album. Songs that children can relate to, dance and express who they are. It was also his way to sing about what he went through as a child – a mixed-race heritage youth and the things he had to deal with. The song “Monsters in my Head”, derived from a night when his son woke up after having bad dreams and he expressed to his dad ” I have these monsters in my head and I can’t get them out” something even us adults deal with on a daily basis.

Howie and his Family

We sat and listened to a couple of songs off the album and I gotta say I was blown away. When my daughter was little, we listed to a lot of children’s music and many were just stuck in our heads. But this cd is different. Along with being stuck in your head, you get the chance to dance and sing with your kids and can relate to each of the songs on the album. This album is turning into a musical called Howie D: Back in the Day. It will be debuting in early 2020 in Omaha Nebraska.

When the question period came, I raised my hand and asked:
” Have you considered writing children’s books to pair up with the cd?”

Anything is possible. This new album will bring up many new projects and take it in different directions. He is open to adding to this new part of his career.

We chatted some more about having kids, dealing with anxiety and this new venture in his career. He is a true inspiration and very humble. I cannot recommend this CD enough. The songs are relatable, catchy and you won’t feel guilty at all for playing it in the car even when the kids are not around. Order yours today!!!

A BIG shoutout to Howie and his generosity for inviting me to be a guest to the concert last night. I was able to take my daughter to her first BSB concert- 2nd concert for her. She was blown away and had the best time ever. So Thank you Howie D for making it a special night my daughter will never forget!!