dimanche 26 juin 2011

Meals on Wheels

I did it. I finally did it!

I had been nagging my friends for MONTHS about going to eat tacos out of the Grumman '78 truck. But unfortunately, the truck is often out of my way. It's stationned every Wednesday to Saturday in front of Le Nouveau Palais in the Mile-End from Midnight to 3 AM.

But Grumman '78 finally came to my 'hood as it was parked on the corner of Balmoral and Ste-Catherine for the duration of the Francofolies.

How cool is that truck?

2 tacos recipes were on the menu when we went, each made with fresh ingredients and loads of creativity. The menu changes daily.

For meat-lovers: Pork Tacos

A vegetarian option: Kidney Beans and Feta Tacos

I need to salute the owner's initiative, who appear to have managed to make their meals on wheels initiative work successfully in a city where street food vendors are still not allowed to do business. It's a shame that this ruling is still in effect.

If you come across the Taco Truck this summer, please encourage their creativity, initiative and entrepreneurial spirit.

mercredi 22 juin 2011

NewMan of the summer ( 1 of 6 )

If you are one of those people that think that men do not have to follow trends, please read the following. Indeed, they have less to chose from - flat or high heels, long or short dresses are not one of there preoccupation- but they still have some guideline they must follow  to be fashionable. Here are some important hints:

Simplicity is classy

Accessories are key

Black jeans are a must/ Leather jacket is an investment

Other pics :

Still in need of inspiration ? 
Look at the following blogs from guys who know how to look at their best:

dimanche 19 juin 2011

Soundtrack of the summer

Friday night.
Le National.

The crowd is pumped, eagerly awaiting for the newest indie pop phenomenon to take the stage...

Foster the People have literally sky-rocketed to the top of the charts since their summer hit "Pumped up kicks" hit the airwaves. All their North American shows are sold out and the Montreal leg of their current tour was no exception. Indeed, the reception has been so positive that the concert had moved from Club Lambi to Le National, a bigger venue than the one originally planned.

Not bad for a trio (they're supported with 2 other musicians during their live performances) who still had a residency in L.A.'s the Echo (a Popcorn Unicorn favourite - we talked about it here) every Wednesday last January.

The band, fronted by leader Mark Foster, played the integrity of their debut album "Torches" and one new song, delighting an audience that was already won over. A collection of up-tempo indie pop songs with a dash of electro, "Torches" debuted on the 8th spot of the Billboard Top 200 Music Albums Chart upon its release in late May.

The set list was rather short since Foster the People only have one album out, but we still had a great time. The guys delivered a tight set, which could have benefited from a little more interaction between band members on stage and between Mark Foster and the crowd. Hopefully, they'll build a little more stage presence as they grow in popularity.

Here are a few pictures of their performance - most are of frontman Mark Foster since the other guys stood at the back most of the time.

You'll also notice a some hands/arms waving in a few photos as I was standing next to 2 die-hard crazy fans who couldn't keep it together during the whole set (probably overwhelmed with the hotness emitting from band members - did I mention that all 3 guys are super cute?)

Here's a performance of the band's newest single "Helena Beat" on Jimmy Kimmel Live in support of their album release.

Jimmy Kimmel always showcases the best bands - I should watch more late night TV.

mardi 7 juin 2011

Travel Mood

It's early June.
Summer vacations are coming up...
Where are you headed next?


Magdalena Frackowiak - shot by Terry Richardson - Harper's Bazaar US March 2011


Anja Rubik - shot by Mikael Jansson - Vogue Paris May 2011

North America

Abbey Lee Kershaw, Crystal Renn and Eniko Mihalik - shot by Terry Richardson - Vogue Paris December 2010

South America

Kate Moss - shot by Mario Testino - Vogue Brazil May 2011


Anja Rubik - shot by Max Doyle - Vogue Australia April 2011

Or simply at sea

Doutzen Kroes - shot by Nathaniel Goldberg - Harper's Bazaar US 2007

Wherever you go, make sure to snap some pictures!

Eniko Mihalik - shot by Cédrick Buchet - Vogue Paris March 2010

jeudi 2 juin 2011


Popcorn Unicorn recently spotted the Soul Machine himself, Cee-Lo Green, shooting his new music video at Ceasar's Palace in Vegas.

You may have discovered Cee-Lo only recently thanks to his infectious instant classic "F##k you" (or the radio-friendly "Forget you" version), but this artist has an amazing career that spans over 15 years. After starting out with Atlanta-based rap collective Goodie Mob, he launched a critically acclaimed solo career and later paired up with Danger Mouse to form soulful duo "Gnarls Barkley". You can also follow him every week on the singing competition "The Voice" that is currently airing on NBC.

The video for "I want you (Hold on to love)" was released this week.
The scene the crew was filming when this picture was taken starts at 0:58.

Interesting to see the final product!