New shops in town

Katia Dritschler, Boutique Milvä. © Guillaume Vincent

We would like to salute the courage of local entrepreneurs who, in the middle of the crisis, have managed to adapt to stand up to adversity. Here are three unique stores to discover in which you’ll find an equal number of inspiring women who share with us the results of their passion.

Find 1001 treasures in the Milvä boutique

Looking for unique, ethically produced, ecological and local products? Now you can find a wide range of articles made in Québec and Canada, as well as Mont-Tremblant-made personal care products by Milvä, in the store of the same name on rue Suppère (near the Mont-Tremblant primary school campus).

Soaps; jewellery; decorative objects; gourmet products; fashion and kitchen accessories; personal care products for body and hair; wicker bags; non-toxic nail polish and many other carefully chosen products are available in the shop, which is open Wednesday to Saturday. Katia Dritschler, a massage therapist for two decades, has for the past 10 years combined massage therapy treatments with the beneficial effects of handmade body-care products.

Made by Katia herself, the Milvä soaps, creams, shampoos and revitalizing products are based on essential oils and nut butters such as shea butter. Thanks to her resilience, Katia has made it through the current crisis – during which she could not provide massages – by developing this unique boutique. A visit will convince you.

982, rue Suppère – 819 681-9140 milva.ca

Élise Perreault, Lady T. ©GuillaumeVincent

Teatime with Lady T

A tea sommelière, Élise Perreault launched her entrepreneurial adventure in September 2018. Her shop, on rue Labelle, welcomes you from Wednesday to Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Here you’ll find, in addition to a warm welcome and personalized service, more than 80 kinds of teas and herbal teas, gift boxes, tea services, thermos containers and themed sets such as boxes of paired teas and chocolates made in partnership with the Laurentians chocolate maker Chocostyle.

Élise creates her own mixtures in small quantities and by request to ensure the freshness of her teas and herbal teas. Each of the Lady T teas bears the name of a song that evokes a memory in her.

For example, the vanilla lavender herbal tea, particularly well-suited to a romantic evening, is “Je l’aime à mourir”, the name of a wellknown song by Francis Cabrel. Don’t hesitate to ask her for a personal recipe to suit your desires and needs; she’ll be delighted to advise you.

554, rue Labelle, Mont-Tremblant – 819 430-6161 ladyt.net/boutique

Gina Émond, Noires Réglisses. © Guillaume Vincent

Noires Réglisses – candy store

Gina Émond and her spouse Dominic Grégoire opened their candy store Noires Réglisses in December. The new confectionery is located on rue Labelle at the corner of rue Mercier. Gina is particularly fond of the old-fashioned candies that remind her of her childhood; she can spend hours looking for them from among her suppliers and can offer new treats every week.

Black liquorice has, of course, a special place in this family business and Gina is particularly thrilled to have managed to find black liquorice pipes. The couple’s children help make up the cones of jujubes and other sweets to ensure the freshness of the candy, which is so appreciated by her customers. Spring should see maple products from a producer in La Minerve added to the lineup.

654, rue Labelle, Mont-Tremblant – 819 425-2332

 

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Rédacteur et journaliste de profession, Guillaume Vincent a fait ses armes au sein de l’agence QMI. Il s’est joint au Tremblant Express en 2014. Promu en 2017, il y assume depuis le rôle de rédacteur en chef et directeur de la publication. / A writer and photojournalist by profession, Guillaume Vincent won his stripes in the QMI agency. He joined Tremblant Express in 2014. Promoted in 2017, he has been editor-in-chief and co-publisher since then.

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