As a Montreal public relations and marketing boutique agency, we are privileged to surround ourselves by those who know what’s hot, what’s happening and what’s coming to our fine city. We thought we would question a few of our favourite insider’s on their go-to hot spots for work, play, primping and everything in between.
Here’s what Global Morning News host Camille Ross had to say…
Photo courtesy of Shannon Kelly
What is your idea of the perfect summer night out in Montreal?
I would start the evening off with supper on a beautiful rooftop terrace in Old Montreal followed by drinks and a stroll on the cobblestone. From there, I love being in the middle of the action- wherever it may be. The Jazz Fest, Just for Laughs, F1 — the energy at these Montreal events can’t be beat.
When prepping for a special event or gala what are your must-hit beauty and fashion stops?
I love what they do with my hair at O Coiffure and Spa at Ogilvy’s. Great talent and smiles all around! For makeup – I use all M.A.C products because they are always very bright and bold.
How do you stay looking camera ready?
I am no health buff, but I try to stay as healthy as possible. I watch what I eat carefully and do my best to stay away from my big weakness, which is sugar. I love cooking and most often prepare homemade soups and salads filled with veggies, fruit and cheeses. I also love fish. When I indulge- I do it well. I can eat an entire pint of Ben and Jerry’s “If I Had A Million Flavours” ice cream in one sitting.
I do my best to fit in 30 minutes of exercise 4-5 days a week. As long as I break a sweat I am happy. I’d rather go at a moderate intensity frequently as opposed to high intensity, less often. Exercise is something I do not enjoy!
When it comes to beauty- I think eyebrow maintenance is underrated. When they’re unkempt a quick trip to the aesthetician is the equivalent of a facelift.
If you could interview any famous Montrealer/Quebecer who would it be?
As a journalist I would jump at the opportunity to interview former Premier Pauline Marois. She gave few one-on-one interviews during her tenure. She is such a controversial figure, especially among Anglophones, and so mysterious. In terms of her career I would ask her about her biggest regrets. What would she have done differently? As a woman who made it to the top of the political world: what qualities were the most important? What words of advice would she have for any woman looking to thrive as a mother and career person?
What are your carrying in your purse right now?
I keep things very simple:
- Blush (Cover Girl blush in “Plumberry Glow”)
- Lipstick (M.A.C in “Crosswires”)
- An Apple or Pear (because I love snacking)
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