Fashion: Lolë Activewear

I recently discovered Lolë, a Montreal-based activewear clothing company, and I was instantly impressed. I’m one of those people who generally wears activewear for active pursuits rather than for doing errands around town or meeting friends at a café. I like my workout clothes to look great but to perform well too. When I landed on Lolë’s website, I first browsed the tennis section since this is the sport I have decided to learn more about this spring/summer.

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twist tank top, $48

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essential cardigan, $100

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jump-up tank top, $60

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ace skort, $65 (and don’t you love the hi-top runners?)

But Lolë is much more than tennis wear. The full collection includes items that are most suitable for yoga, golf, running, and water sports. In addition, there is a selection of pieces that are suitable for travel and city living. The clothes online look to be fashionable and very functional. And, of course, many other colours do exist!

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balasana cardigan, $90

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vinyasa capri, $80

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rennie 2 pants, $90

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delightful 2 jacket, $150

Lolë is one of those companies that is committed to promoting healthy living. The company organizes a large outdoor yoga tour called the Lolë White Yoga Session and it will be in Toronto and Montreal this summer. Just look at these photos…doesn’t the yoga session look like such a great community activity? Plus, everyone wears white!

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Stand-alone Lolë stores are located in Montreal, Toronto, Oakville and in dreamy places like Chamonix, Biarritz, Paris, and Zurich. Lolë’s activewear collection can also be found in other stores around the world.

All images courtesy of Lolë.

Design: TOMA

I had the opportunity to meet Montreal-based designer, and leader of the TOMA design studio, Anne Thomas in person at last month’s Come Up to My Room event in Toronto. She was there showing off the prototype for one of TOMA‘s latest designs, the Inside Out closet. White, functional, and very cool.

So while we wait for the closet to appear in retail spaces in Canada and abroad, we can be on the lookout for some of TOMA‘s other well-designed products, including this newly released shadow clock which are printed and die-cut out of synthetic paper.

Photos by Maude Chavin via TOMA. You may purchase TOMA objects in these stores.

Travel: Beautys in Montreal

Beautys is quite simply the best diner I’ve been to in Montreal. The breakfast food is delicious, the service is friendly and the retro decor is hard to beat. While there we had a lovely chat with Hymie (the original owner) and learned that Beautys was actually Hymie’s bowling nickname. Sweetness!

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 My friend and I couldn’t narrow down our breakfast choices so in the end we decided to take the easy way out and ordered everything…pancakes, French toast, real maple syrup, bacon, sausage, eggs, bagel, coffee, tea, hash browns, & a bowl of fruit. Needless to say, our meal was glorious. A long walk there and back  made us feel a little less guilty about our morning indulgence.

Hymie and Beautys in the press

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Have any White Cabana readers been to Beautys? Has anyone tried the Beauty Smoothie?

The Beautys website is currently under construction but the restaurant is very easy to find. It’s located at 93 Avenue du Mont Royal Ouest at Rue Saint Urbain.

Many thanks to Suparna for this breakfast recommendation.