We had the pleasure of visiting Montréal over Labor Day Weekend and we were not disappointed! We ate and drank our way through this amazing culinary city with no regrets!
Every single bite of food and swish of wine was more than spectacular. There is no wonder why Montréal is named one of the top gastronomic cities, boasting over 3,000 restaurants!
From markets, cafe's and bistros to high end dining in the hippest and laid back settings, we were surprised left and right!
We highly recommend these restaurants on your next visit to Montréal:
SeaSalt & Ceviche
Meet Ashley walker, a rocking entrepreneur in the Chicago area with her business, Queen of Décor. Her career in the event planning business began when her senior year of high school when she started designing custom centerpieces, dessert towers, invitations and other event decor items for family members and friends. Her passion for event decor was very evident in each job position she has held; putting forth effort to incorporate some aspect of decor designing into everything I did. While pursuing her degree in Liberal Arts, she realized my true passion was not in "Corporate America" but in the social world of event planning instead. It is a beautiful thing to be able to take a hobby and turn it into a career and this is exactly what she did. She took her very first full-time event two years ago and has been making my clients happy ever since. With her experience, dedication and great attention to detail, she will make sure your event is as special as you dreamed it would be.
Do you have any advice for women who would like to start their own business?
My biggest advice would be.....just do it! Are you dreamer or a doer? So many people spend so much time dreaming and "planning" to create their own business but then it never happens. They then spend even more time wishing they would have made the move. I'm telling you know, do it! Get up, go out there and make it happen. The ONLY thing standing in the way of achieving your goals is YOU. Of course it won't be easy, you may struggle but if you work hard you will succeed. You seriously only have one life to live, so live it!
Describe yourself in three words
Detailed-oriented, creative and energetic!
what do you consider your greatest personal achievement?
Assisting in setup for the 2016 Black Women's Expo at Chicago
How do you maintain a work/life balance?
Lots of caffeine, gym workouts and yoga!
what are your professional goals for the next six months?
To gain an even bigger clientele and to travel to LA and NYC for the BizBash Entrepreneurial Conference
what is your goal for retirement?
Move to Jamaica!
what profession, other than your own, would you like to attempt?
what websites do you visit every day?
I am a Pinterest addict!
What are your top three favorite people/places/things to do in chicago?
Absolutely LOVE going out to eat for Mexican food. My favorite happy hour place is the Hampton Social.
Do you have anything else to say to our readers?
Special thanks to ChiHouswives for giving me the opportunity to further advertise my business.My overall business goal is to take any event and create the look my client dreams of!
Queen of Decor Event Planning Co.
Eve’s Dream Photography captures the heart of every moment with maternity, newborn, family, boudoir shoots and more! Her attention to detail, creating a warm and comfortable atmosphere and catering to her clients specific desires makes her a pleasure to work with and helps bring your vision to life.
Evette is a Fine Art Photographer located in the heart of downtown, Elgin IL. She specializes in bringing custom made heirloom pieces into your family. Evette is an all inclusive photographer; which means she will walk with you each step of the way. Starting with a complimentary consultation, then photographing your portrait session, to choosing artwork gallery for your home.
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Hi, I'm Ally!
I am a transplanted Chicagonlander who absolutely loves experiencing life! Many years of traveling, living all over the world, experiencing many hard and equally as wonderful things have led me to where I am today and I am so happy to share that with you through our GNO events, on our sites and by connecting with all of you!