Dreamscapes Travel & Lifestyle

Winter 2017/2018

Dreamscapes Travel & Lifestyle Magazine

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Y es, I realize the former prime min- ister is no longer with us. And, yes, I might have had a glass of wine with dinner. But I wasn't halluci- nating; I had joined an unusual dance party at the Musée Grévin, a wax museum in a downtown shopping mall. A WINTER EXTRAVAGANZA In a large ballroom, human visitors min- gled with their artfully posed wax counterparts. At one table, a somewhat life- like George Clooney raised a toast to Marilyn Monroe. Ryan Gosling had shown up in a white T-shirt, but Lady Gaga, of course, was dressed in silver glitter. It was all a lot of campy fun. The dance party was just one tiny facet of the enormous all-night arts celebration that is Montréal's Nuit Blanche (March 3), which itself is the culmination of a two-week winter festival called Montréal en Lumière (February 22 to March 4). If you want to attend, I would strongly advise you to visit the Montréal en Lumière website early and BY LAURA BYRNE PAQUET IT WAS AT THE POINT I WAS HAVING MY PHOTO TAKEN WITH PIERRE TRUDEAU THAT I REALIZED MY NIGHT IN MONTRÉAL HAD TAKEN A SURREAL TURN. MONTRÉAL Celebrates Winter DREAMSCAPES WINTER 2017/2018 56

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