Tag Archives: Montreal

Blog Birthday — it’s been 14 years!!

14th Blog Anniversary

It’s hard to believe that it’s already been 14 years since I began the “Adventures of a HeadMistress” blog!

Many things have changed in the world, and happily, kink is a bit more “out there” compared to when this blog started. There are kink social networks, discussion groups, forums and such — and kink-related gatherings, conferences and conventions have gone more mainstream.

Real life gets busy and has it’s own distractions; but I hope I will still be writing my kink blog for many more years to come!

Montreal / Kahnawake woman crowned Queen of Burlesque!

1st Indigenous woman and 1st Canadian to win the title

Lauren Jiles ( known on stage as Lou Lou la Duchesse de Rière) has been performing burlesque for more than a decade, but her latest win as the 2018 New Orleans Queen of Burlesque is extra special, as she is the 1st Indigenous woman and the 1st Canadian to win the title.

Jiles is Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) from Kahnawake and is well-known in Montreal’s burlesque community. When she started her career 13 years ago, she was one of only a handful of Indigenous performers across Canada.

The international festival, which is in its 10th year, is known for crowning the top classic striptease dancer. Jiles was crowned on September 22nd, 2018 at New Orleans’ Civic Theatre.

Rick Delaup, founder and producer of the New Orleans Burlesque Festival, said Jiles had an edge over other contestants.

“All seven of the contestants are really established burlesque performers who are very skilled at what they do,” he said. “But when you have them all at one showcase where only one of them wins the title, you have to stand out among the others. She had everything in that performance. She had a really stunning costume. It was more original and it was just really noticeable.”

Watch her award-winning performance for yourself!

Montreal Pride Month

Montreal Pride Festival 2018

Montreal Pride will be held from August 9th to 19th, 2018

Celebrate LGBTQ with a numerous events that include art, conferences, music, drag superstars, djs, dancing, sports competitions, and brunch. The Sunday afternoon parade is as inspiring as it is an awesome spectacle. Vibrant, proud, and colourful, this is a highlight of the Montreal year for all.

http://www.FierteMontrealPride.com/en/

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Le festival Fierté Montréal aura lieu du 9 au 19 août 2018.

Célébrez la communauté LGBTQ avec de nombreux événements qui incluent des conférences, de l’art, de la musique, des superstars de drag, djs, danses, des compétitions sportives et brunchs. Le défilé du dimanche après-midi est aussi inspirant que c’est un spectacle impressionnant. Vibrant, fier et coloré, c’est un moment fort de l’année montréalaise pour tous.

http://www.FierteMontrealPride.com

A Quebec Long Weekend

Quebec’s provincial holiday, known as “La fête St-Jean” is quickly approaching and almost everyone is looking forward to a long holiday weekend.

I am looking forward to spending time with my beloved Partner, Oudjat — as work obligations meant that we missed out on time together last weekend. So I guess we’ll be trying to make up for it this weekend!

At least the weather isn’t looking so outrageously hot as it has been earlier this month. There’s a bit of cloud expected, and even the possibility of a thunderstorm on Sunday; but that won’t stop us from having fun.

We are also looking forward to attending Saturday’s BDSM play party at our favourite kinky home-away-from-home, the Club L’Espace dungeon — located in Montreal’s popular downtown Village area.

The Gay Village is currently in it’s summertime pedestrian mode, and is sporting it’s colourful decorative rainbow balls overhead.

A Weekend of Family Time & Kinky Time

An interesting weekend filled with both family obligations, and some kinky social time…

My partner Oudjat and I had the weekend to ourselves for a change, and spent the first part of it just chilling out, cuddling and taking it easy. Extremely relaxing!

On Saturday evening, we had a family obligation for a Birthday dinner, with a lovely home-cooked meal and topped it off with a magnificent 5 Layer Chocolate Mocha cake that Oudjat picked out at my favourite local Moroccan pastry shop in his neighbourhood.

Chocolate_Mocha_cake

After a quick turn-around to my place to freshen up, and pick up our kinky “toy bag” of goodies; we headed downtown to Club L’Espace, our favourite dungeon and kinky social zone. It was a delight to meet up with an old friend, my former submissive “g”, as we hadn’t seen in each other since last December and it was very enjoyable time chatting and catching up with each other.

We stayed at Club L’Espace until closing (after 4am) and headed back home as the morning sun was rising and the sleepy city was slowly coming back awake. I really love that quiet interlude between when the night’s noisy party-makers have already headed home, and Montreal’s early morning workers have yet to make an appearance. It’s a great time to take a nice walk in one of the many parks, or even a slow drive home through the almost-deserted city streets is that much more enjoyable.

I really love my city and it’s many facets!

Montreal’s Divers/Cité Festival On Edge Of Bankruptcy

Divers/Cité

Founded in 1994, Divers/Cité was responsible for the organization of the popular “Divers/Cité Festival”, a celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and transvestite pride.

As of March 3rd, 2015, it sought protection from creditors, thus ending all it’s activities. According to documents from the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy Canada, total debt amounted to nearly $ 214,500. A third of the debt consists of salaries ($ 71,500) while the rest is divided between 23 other creditors.

Usually held in the Village, the festival was moved to the Old Port of Montreal in the summer of 2012, a blow by Suzanne Girard, co-founder and CEO of the organization.

“Since we were on the dock of the Old Port, we ate all our financial reserves”, she had said in the” Fugues magazine. “The fact that it is a free outdoor event, it was never profitable.”

For an in-depth article:

The Day Divers/Cité Died

Burlesque Star Trixie Little to perform in Montreal

WiggleRoom sept 14

On Saturday September 14th 2013, Montreal’s new “The Wiggle Room” continues it’s series of regular Signature Saturday Burlesque performances, headlining reknown Burlesque Star Trixie Little, as well as Boylesque performer Mr. Gorgeous. (Doors at 7pm, Show at 9pm)

To get a taste of what to expect, have a peek at one of Trixie’s past performances, from the 22nd Annual Tournament of Tease…

The Wiggle Room is situated at 3874 St-Laurent Blvd. in Montreal, across from the famous “Schwartz’s Restaurant”. Weekday performances (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) are $10 and weekend performances (Friday, Saturday) are $20.

For more info: The Wiggle Room on Facebook
Tickets: Ticket Zone – Signature Saturdays