Fashion is my cup of tea
There are days that just scream "Shoppiiiiiiing!!!"! Head to Gatineau when that happens! Come on, treat yourself; you deserve it! There's a recently renovated mall where you're sure to find that something your wardrobe was missing and a shop that sells over 150 kinds of teas. There are many unique addresses to investigate and several places to stop for a bite or a drink between two shopping sessions.
If your idea of tea is that generic pouch your grandma would boil to drink with her biscuits in the afternoon, CHA YI Tea House will definitely change your mind. They will make you discover the flavours and benefits of this incredible drink. End your day before a great wood oven pizza or a succulent salad and a good glass of wine at Piz'za-za and you will truly have had a beautiful day.
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Gatineau (Québec) J8T 6G3
Home to over 155 stores, Les Promenades Gatineau is poised to become THE fashion destination in Ottawa/Gatineau. After a $110 million upgrade by its owners Oxford and Montez, the centre has unveiled its new look and celebrated the official opening of a new 80,000-plus square foot Simons store in the summer 2015. Some of the changes include a major renovation of the common areas, 13 new skylights, an easy to find customer service counter as well as a 750-plus seat food court.
Gatineau (Québec) J8X 2V8
CHA YI Tea House specializes in fine loose and artisan (blooming) teas from China, Taiwan, Japan and India. The boutique carries 150 loose leaf teas, a dozen house-blended tisanes made from local organic plants, and a wide selection of tea ware and accessories. Take a break in our tea room and enjoy your favourite blend (prepared in a pot or in traditional style) and a selection of scones, home-made cookies and other tasty treats! Ask about our Saturday-morning tea tastings and demonstrations (reservations required).
Gatineau (Québec) J8X 3G8
Downtown Gatineau is the place to be for entertaining activities, cultural events, and celebrations of all kinds! Laval Street, which is closed to vehicular traffic from May to November, provides a safe and enjoyable route for pedestrians and cyclists. Discover the Laval-Aubry-Kent and Brewery Creek tourism sectors, with their local microbreweries, great restaurants featuring everything from bistro to epicurean fare, and lively urban buzz. Don’t forget to check out the unique shops and businesses along Eddy Street!
Gatineau (Québec) J8X 3G7
The restaurant is a prime location for both tourists and local people seeking a good time and a delicious meal in an environment that is connected and friendly and where wine is celebrated through the monthly choices of guest sommeliers. What better accompaniment for wine tasting than a range of some twenty pizzas made with fillings developed to meet a variety of tastes (salty, spicy, sweet, etc.), salads and pasta.