Neighborhood life according to Elisa C-Rossow

The life of neighborhood according to Elisa C-Rossow

Ethical fashion designer Elisa C-Rossow at work in her studio in Pointe-Sainte-Charles

Star designer Elisa C-Rossow, who makes timelessness her trademark, inaugurated her new studio last February in Pointe-Saint-Charles. While she recognized herself less in “the condo towers and restaurants that [had] started to pop” around her old studio, she migrated west and doesn't regret it at all. everything. Discover his favorite landmarks in the area.  

“Pointe-Saint-Charles is such a beautiful neighborhood, the population is diverse. It's the funto see both families and older people. It's a well-balanced neighborhood.” As a bonus, its new headquarters are even easier to access for its clients arriving from the South Shore or the West Island.   

The Atwater Market  

Neighborhood life according to Elisa C-Rossow

Atwater market kiosk

Obviously, warm human relationships take precedence in the life of the clothing artist, who cultivates them in particular with the market gardeners displaying their fresh food at the Atwater market. “It’s part of the concept of consuming locally. I like to meet the person who grew my vegetables. It's the same reason why people come to see me: they like to meet the person who made their coat.”  

138 Atwater Avenue  


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The designer is a true fan of this house of generously garnished meat sandwiches, located a stone's throw from her workshop. “For sandwiches, it’s extraordinary. I'm really a fan!” And if the belly tells us, why not succumb to their pastries, enhanced with an espresso corto?  

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Neighborhood life according to Elisa C-Rossow

Vegan matcha and strawberry ice cream from Café Florence, in Pointe-Saint-Charles

For Elisa, this café is a destination of choice for “small snacks“. Because, in addition to sandwiches, there are focaccias, pastries and homemade soft ice cream on the menu. If you have a weakness for this frozen summer treat, be warned, the spiral cones of Florence will make you want to rush there in seconds! Matcha and strawberry, blood orange and grapefruit, salted caramel and Oreo: the tempting flavors vary from week to week, and we give pride of place to vegan options! 

2425 , rue du Centre  

The Before Taste  

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Greedy, Elisa? This is what his favorite cues suggest – “I realize that we are a lot in the food!” –, which includes the neighborhood grocery store L'Avant Goût, which offers a copious selection of local and regional products, for all dishes: fresh seafood, meats, cheeses and charcuterie alongside vegetarian products, vegan and gluten-free.  

2126, rue du Centre  

The Lachine Canal   

Neighborhood life according to Elisa C-Rossow

The Lachine Canal, in the Pointe-Saint-Charles and Saint-Henri sectors

Like many of its fellow citizens , the artist is under the spell of this navigable waterway punctuated with locks. “I've been near the Lachine Canal for a long time; before, I was a little further west, then I got closer. I think it's so nice to just see water. To be able to cross the small bridge, even in winter. You see the ducks walking on the ice. It's just nice.”   


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