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  • The Tissot tradition, a haritage brand with moderne appeal

    The Tissot tradition, a haritage brand with moderne appeal

    Tissot is very much a modern watch brand, but
    it is also a brand with a rich heritage.
    Founded by Charles-Félicien Tissot and
    his son Charles-Émile in 1853, it
    makes it one of Switzerland’s oldest
    watch companies. Today, it is known as a
    sporty, accessible, entry-level luxury brand
    that appeals to all age groups. Le Locle, a
    village in Switzerland’s famed
    watchmaking district, is where Tissot’s
    original factory was founded and the brand
    continues to thrive. In the beginning, Tissot
    & Fis specialized in gold pocket watches
    and pendant watches, with a large part of its
    business being ladies’ watches –
    Sarah Bernhard was even a client. Many of
    Tissot’s watches at the time were
    exported to the U.S., but its biggest market
    was Russia. In 1885, Charles Tissot,
    Charles-Émile’s son, moved to
    Moscow to manage the branch his father had
    set up there. It thrived until the October
    Revolution in 1917, which forced Tissot to
    regroup and focus on making their own moveme

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  • Elegance is timeless, Lara Fabian

    Elegance is timeless, Lara Fabian

    This fall, Lara Fabian goes on an
    international tour that will take her to the
    United States, Russia, Belgium, Switzerland,
    France, and, of course, Quebec, her adoptive
    land. It has been quite a ride for this woman
    of Italian descent; she came from Belgium in
    the early 1990s, and with her unique voice
    and outstanding energy, she was able to
    conquer the hearts of Quebecers. Millions of
    albums sold, numerous tours, and thousands of
    shows could not begin to exhaust the passion
    and simplicity of this artist. Today, Lara
    Fabian enjoys life more than ever.  We
    first met in 1991 while shooting the video
    “Je m’arrêterai pas de
    t’aimer.” I remember you as a
    passionate young lady, both enthusiastic and
    very friendly. How do you remember your first
    steps in Quebec? I remember those moments
    very fondly. My career choice is no
    coincidence: both my parents were music
    lovers. Dad would teach me songs in English
    and Mom would always be singing around m

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  • Bijouterie Italienne, 60 years of success

    Bijouterie Italienne, 60 years of success

    Montreal, 1959. Pino Misenredino, a master
    watchmaker and his wife, Pina Giannantonio,
    open their very first boutique on St.
    Zo­tique East street. Pino would never
    have dreamed up how, 60 years later, his
    jewelry shop would become a genuine
    institution in the heart of Little Italy. As
    an expert watchmaker, Pino could design a
    watch movement from A to Z, as well as
    building, cutting and assembling pieces.
    Custom jewelry was also another side of his
    expertise: watchmaking and jeweler’s
    craft are not far off each other, since
    mastering the former allows the latter. The
    Misenre­dino family is pursuing this
    beautiful heritage to this very day, with all
    the passion, professionalism and know-how
    Bijouterie Italienne is renowned for. From
    its early days as an engagement ring and
    watch repair specialist to its current
    incarnation as a showcase for current trends,
    Bijouterie Italienne experienced a genuine
    growth in its 60 years of existence. The
    jewelry store features prestigious bra

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  • Moët & Chandon, But Impérial, 150 years of celebration!

    Moët & Chandon, But Impérial, 150 years of celebration!

    When you visit the wine cellars of Moët
    & Chandon in Épernay, 10 to 30
    metres below ground a shiver runs through us.
    Not only because of the cold, but also
    because of the rich history of this great
    champagne house created almost three
    centuries ago in 1743. When you roam around
    those vast limestone cellars that stretch out
    over 28 kilometres, you begin to think that
    one of the mazes might lead you to Napoleon
    Bonaparte sabering champagne with his friend
    Jean-Rémy Moët after having
    granted him the Legion of Honour. The emperor
    liked champagne, but he also liked the
    boldness and business acumen of the
    founder’s grandson, Claude Moët.
    Napoleon would often visit the estate after
    his campaigns, and the champagne Moët
    & Chandon Brut Impérial was
    created in his honour back in 1869. What can
    explain 150 years of such tremendous success?
    It’s all about the perfect balance
    between three grape varieties: Pinot
    Noir, Pinot Meunier, and local Chardonnay,
    along with a ble

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  • The art of movement Porsche GT3

    The art of movement Porsche GT3

    Adornetto notes, «I had the idea to
    make a canvas with a face of a determined
    lion ready to make a good race! The original
    work was done on a canvas of 54 x 54 inches,
    painted with a spatula and knives directly on
    the canvas. I imagined the Beast in [the]
    bright and vivid colors of the Porsche GT3
    collection, an amalgam of Guards Red, Lava
    Orange, Racing Yellow, Miami Blue, Lizard
    Green, and a touch of
    Chalk.» «When Geneviève
    Lauzon, Vice President Marketing and
    Experience Lauzon, asked me to collaborate on
    the new look of their GT3 Cup race car, I
    accepted the invitation with pleasure!”
    says Mr. Adornetto. Adornetto’s work
    is reproduced and wraps on the hood, wings,
    and roof of the GT3 Team Lauzon Autosport,
    driven by Patrick Dussault. The cars with
    this technique add a unique touch to the team
    and help them stand out. The 27-year-old
    Dussault competes for the third year behind
    the wheel of the n77 Lauzon Autospo

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  • Pascale Girardin, inpired by nature

    Pascale Girardin, inpired by nature

    In the world of art and design, ceramics have
    been looked down on for quite some time, but
    mural artist Pascale Girardin has been trying
    to change that mentality since the beginning
    of her career. Judging by her projects in a
    Shanghai hotel, in a Las Vegas restaurant,
    and in a mythical store in New York, she is
    now reaping the fruits of her labor. The
    language I used 20 years ago is now much more
    accepted. I said that 2019 was the year of
    handwork. People are starting to show
    interest in handwork, especially young
    people. They are starting to discover that
    they can do more with their fingers than
    sliding them across a screen. Meeting with
    interior designers is what allowed you to
    progress and to surpass yourself,
    correct? Yes, absolutely! Jean-Pierre Viau
    was the first one to trust me, and then I got
    the opportunity to work on small projects
    with large Toronto firm Yabu Pushelberg, and,
    eventually,

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