A nice chat with Jade Lambros

The best there is, the best there was and the best there ever will be.

This is how I see Jade Lambros.

She is fun, intelligent, compassionate, proud mamma, proud daughter, proud sister and a proud member of the Sharpshooter Funding team.

Gregg and Jade

Here is my nice interview with Mrs. Lambros!

 

We are both kids of 1983 (air guitar, neon pants and watching Punky Brewster, Jem and the Holograms, and Alf on TV in the 80s), I have to ask you, who was your fashion idol of this epic decade?

Fashion idols ….

In all honesty, I gotta say my mom! Haha My mom was my biggest influence! She rocked every era so cooly. I have always admired her fashion sense. But, if you were to really twist my arm for, like, a celebrity choice, I would have to say Cindy Crawford. I was so young in the 80s, but I idolized her. For the better part of my life, I wanted to be a supermodel. I think because I have a mole on my face like Cindy’s, I thought I could rock it like she did! 

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I truly believe that the Sharpshooter Funding (SSF) team is the ultimate dream team of the funding world. How do you feel about being part of this team?

I am new to the Sharpshooter Funding Team and I am so thankful to be a part of it! I have been either pregnant or on maternity leave since SSF began. I have seen all the wonderful things that SSF and Paul Pitcher have done these past few years from afar and I have been very eager to join in on the fun!

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Do you believe that more women are launching their own businesses in Canada?

I honestly can’t say I know any statistical information on whether or not women are actually launching more business. But, I can say I know, personally, women who have started up their own businesses and have been very successful. My sister is even in the process of starting up a fresh meal prep company and I could not be more proud of her!

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I have a good feeling your sister’s company will be a success and maybe one day, there will be a franchise in Montreal. On that same subject, here is my next question:

What is one of the best professional (or if you want to share personal) advice your mother and/or your father gave you that you will cherish for the rest of your life?
Trust my gut!

I think both of my parents have always tried to encourage my confidence and to believe in myself.

Amen for this advice!

Jade and Bo

Jade, Bo and Kyra

I’ve never been to Calgary and I’m looking forward for my first trip. Do you have any suggestions for (here we go with my long list) a nice, easy-going restaurant to hang out with live music, (that would be a bonus) and a place where I could get the best cupcakes in Calgary (please tell me there is a cupcakes shop)?

Calgary is a fantastic city!

We have a lot of new restaurants opening every month it seems! 

(I wonder if they will beat us in Montreal, hmm….) Let’s see her suggestions.

My absolute favorite restaurant in the city is Mercato. It’s an Italian, family-style restaurant! You must try the Caprese Salad!

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And, for live music and good eats, try the Crab Shack! 

 

My husband has a sweet tooth and he will tell you that the best cupcakes come from Crave. The Crave-O-Licious is a must try! 

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(It’s on my list! Calgary, here I come, I am so coming for those cupcakes!!)

 

What legacy would you like Sharpshooter Funding to leave as a Canadian Funding company?

I think Sharpshooter Funding will be known for helping small businesses and persons fulfill their dreams. But, it won’t stop there. They will also be known within the community for helping aid charities and supporting a lot of great causes!

We have already been a part of so many great events and I know we have many more to come! Our whole team is so excited to be a part of the community and spread the word about the company, but as well just be out and about helping and being involved.

Which 80s album (music) defines this one of the kind decade in your eyes?

Hard to argue that Michael Jackson and Madonna didn’t totally dominate the 80s! But, for me personally, it is U2 The Joshua Tree. It was and still is a favorite album of mine! 

 

It’s been so much fun to interview you Jade and to see that there is such a passionate woman involved in this super cool company!

Jade and Kyra

Thank you so much Jade!

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Sharpshooter Funding Website

Mercato Restaurant Website

Crab Shack BBQ Restaurant

Crave-O-Licious Cupcakes Website

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Thursday interview with Gregg Farineau from The Sharpshooter Funding!

I’m happy to share an interview with one of the members of the Sharpshooter Funding (SSF) family with you. He is truly one of sweetest people I talk to, and we both love the language of Molière! It’s fun to share this interest in the beautiful French language with someone.

His name is Gregg Farineau and he is the Director of Sales at Sharpshooter Funding.

It’s showtime!

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What do you like most about Montreal?

Well, I have been to Montreal only once, about 10 years ago. I am from France and old Montreal reminded me of back home quite a bit. I also thought the night life was unreal! We went out to Club Opera as well as the W Hotel, and a few other spots I really enjoyed. The city definitely has a lot to offer.

Montreal at night

 Now you have joined the dream team, I’m talking about The Sharpshooter Funding team. How did it happen?

Well, I have known Dallas for over 20 years and I knew about Sharpshooter right away when it started so I asked him if there was ever an opportunity for me to jump on board to let me know. The opportunity came around January of 2017 when Paul asked Dallas if he knew anyone who speaks French, as there was a lot of potential business coming out of Quebec so I joined the team without hesitation.

Do you have plans to expand your services to small companies in Quebec?

We are offering our services to all businesses in Quebec, we just require that you have been in business for at least six (6) months, so that we can show you what we can offer you in terms of working capital options.

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Since I love talking about sports and music, can you tell us which NFL team you are rooting for to win the Super Bowl (The Steelers, I hope)?

I would have to say the Baltimore Ravens, I was always a Ray Lewis fan and since we have a few players (past and present) from the team helping represent us they are my pick for the Super Bowl.

The Ravens have beaten The Steelers this weekend, I’m a little sad… Oh well, I wonder if they may face each other during the Playoffs. It’s really cool to see that some players (past and present) from the Ravens are supporting the Dream Team. My next question is about music. Let’s see what he says….

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You seem to be a big music fan, what is the best memory you have from a concert?

There have been so many great moments at music festivals and concerts that I have been fortunate enough to attend; it would be hard to narrow it down to one. I would have to say Empire of the Sun at Ultra Music Festival in Miami (2014) or the M83 in concert in Calgary last year were the two that come to mind right away.

My last question is what makes the SSF team The Dream Team?

Well, I think we work well together as we have all the pieces to make this a successful company. We have Bret as our spokesman as the majority of Canadians know who he is, myself and Dallas are motivated, hard workers and Paul is the whole brains of this operation who has an unrelenting work ethic. All these things combined make this a success and hopefully we can keep growing and keep helping as many businesses across Canada for years to come.

Thank you Gregg for this nice and cool interview!

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Last night, Dallas Hart and Gregg were at a fundraiser for The Sait Chinook Lodge Foundation. This foundation  is promoting education for the Indigenous community.

You can actually exclusively some pictures of this special event. I would like to thank the SSF ”Sharpshooter Funding” team to share with us those pictures.

I’m very proud that the Sharpshooter team is getting involve with some amazing Canadian charities.

It’s a pleasure interviewing the members of The Dream Team. More interviews will come on The Chronicle about their ventures and we will add in it some Pop Culture references, sharing some music knowledge and others interesting subjects to talk about.

Let’s the beat goes on!

Sharpshooter Funding Dallas Hart and Gregg Farineau

By the way, pink is a really cool colour.

https://www.sharpshooterfunding.com/

 

 

Maestro Berman

This man is a pop culture connaisseur and he was the big maestro being the creative aspect of one of the most groundbreaking magazine of the 20th century.

The Chronicle

Matt Berman has this artistic eyes and you can witness it on his Instagram account and by rediscovering George’s magazine.

When George came out (still talking about the magazine), I was a curious teenager wishing that she will be a writer while being older and wiser. I’m still in the process of it at 34.

I always had an interest of what is going on around the world but I would find to much of a work reading The Economist at thirteen. And I must admit, I was reading those teen magazine such as Tiger Beat and grab the weekly my mother-in-law Paris Match when I was spending the weekend with my father.

Then came George and I was really intrigued because at the time, I never saw a cover of one of the most gorgeous supermodel being dress as George Washington with such coolness, sassiness and getting a interest on a another way of thinking about politics. Mixing politics and pop culture was a perfect marriage. George was ahead of his time.

Look at today…

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When Matt’s book came out in 2014 JFK Jr., George and Me, I was happy to finally read about the man that gave us those amazing covers and brought that little je ne sais quoi in an artistic way to this phenomenon (with the help of his boss of course).

The two masters

I read his book 2 times (in this spring, I read again like it was the first time) and for a young girl that felt like an outsider when I was younger, I felt like I was having a conversation with a friend that I dealt with a really traumatic incident and that didn’t stop him to conquer the publishing world by a storm. His wicked sense of humour and his dedication for the magazine which I could have work at George and witness it everyday or at least have a summer job there as a young teenager.

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I laughed so much while reading and I cried as much. Truly, one of the best books I read because it was so honest, so real and you can feel he did love his job and like RoseMarie, he is truly a fiercely friend that will defend you no matter what.

RoseMarie and Matt

The chapter about the shooting of Barbra Streisand cover was like you would expect of the diva. Grandiose and so funny. But every anecdotes are well written and you have this feeling that you were actually there.

John was Matt brother. They were brothers in crime ”BIC”. RoseMarie and Carolyn were the sisters in crime too. It would have been a riot to share a happy hour with them.

 

This is a true hymn to friendship. They will always be family for life.

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JFK Jr., George and Me

I’m rooting for another book from Matt. On his Instagram, he post some amazing never been seing pictures of some famous people like Catherine, Sofia, Marilyn, Marlon, Grace and the list goes on. A beautiful photography book with his picks will be amazing! We can witness is maestro skills while browsing the Lucky Brand  website, some really cool advertising campaigns and on his website.

Matt Berman is in my eyes one of the most talented Advertising Creative force Maestro of our time.

Matt Berman

Matt Berman Twitter

http://www.themattbermanstudio.com

Ready to Start

If I was pure, you know I would… Win Butler sang on the Ready to Start epic song from The Suburbs album of my hometown band Arcade Fire. P.S. The song Signs of Life is the TRACK!!!! Ok back to my Sunday topic.

Arcade Fire 2017

Now, I’m ready.

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Driven to perfection Chronicle Style

For what actually you must ask yourself.

I’m ready to talk to you about a brand new radio show I’m listening on CBC radio from two gorgeous, smart, funny and articulate ladies.

I will tell like it is but Montreal commercial radio station are such a boredom. The song are on rotation and the people on the mic are basically not very fun to listen. With the exception of some university radio station and some really good show on the CBC radio.

Again, one of my prayer has been answered. I always admired Isabelle Racicot for her easy-going interviewing style when I was a younger girl watching her on Flash. I wanted so bad to have the same coolness when she was talking to some celebrities. She have the really authentic vibe surrounding her when she is engaging a conversation with her interlocutor.

Isabelle Raicot

As for Martine St-Victor, I discover this unstoppable woman while reading an article on the La Presse journal of few years back and I was amazed as a young woman that founded her P.R empire and seem like the big sister I could have hang out as a kid.

Martine St-Victor Love Haiti

Isabelle and Martine inspire me to keep rocking and kicking Chronicle Style. The fact that they are doing a radio show in English is another proof of their audacity since they are know as francophone public personality in Quebec. Like me, they are Haitian-Canadian and really proud to show it. You can see the beautiful friendship between the two of them. You cannot ask for better host actually.

Isabelle et Martine

We had the honour to listen at their radio show some really laid-back but insightful interview with Malcolm Gladwell (his book Blink is one of my most precious book). You can even feel that Mr. Gladwell was enjoying this talk. And they had a very fun talk with Laura Wasser. She is the lawyer of Hollywood heavyweight when the fairytale of a Hollywood marriage is going south.

Let’s not forget that they did talk with Oprah skin guru Jennifer Brodeur. A beautiful interview actually and Ms. Brodeur is a fighter. Those are the kind of interview I really like and find like a breeze of fresh air.

I can’t even wait the next episode like I do listen again the old one over and over again type of situation.

The girls with Malcom Gladwell episode

I will let you discover the new version of Batman and Robin duo. Maybe one day, I will have the chance to chill out with them at CBC studio talking about The C. Hmm, okay girl, keep dreaming!

Seat at the Table CBC

http://kanpe.org/en/

Chiara

Ma saison préférée, À nous deux, Trois coeurs, Bastards, Saint-Amour et K.O.

Ce sont les films que nous avons vu à l’oeuvre le talent et le charme de Chiara Mastroianni dans un long répertoire de plus de 40 films à son actif.

Miss Mastroianni

Elle est la fille de deux géants du cinéma mais elle a su tracer son propre chemin à sa façon.

I were sunglasses at night

Son jeu d’actrice est d’une simplicité et en même temps d’une complexité comme le personnage de Sophie Berger qu’elle a incarné dans le film Trois Coeurs de Benoit Jacquot au côté de Charlotte Gainsbourg et de Benoit Poelvoorde.

Charlotte et Chiara

Elle est le ying du yang de Benjamin Biolay. Vous pouvez en être témoin en écoutant la chanson Encore Encore! Je la trouve géniale comme chanteuse. Être actrice était quasiment inévitable pour elle mais la chanson, quelque chose me dit que c’est là qu’on découvre Chiara.

 

Pour Chiara comme Charlotte, à mon avis, elle dégage ce côté ultra cool que j’adore. Oui elle a  une telle passion pour le 7e art que son père Marcello, sa mère Catherine et sa tante Françoise respiraient également.

On pourra revoir Chiara en 2018 dans le long métrage de Claire Darling Le Dernier Vide-Grenier. Vivre le Cinéma Beaubien afin que je puisse voir ce film à Montréal.

J’ai un profond amour pour le cinéma français et italien. Je suis contente que des actrices comme Chiara me permet d’apprécier et d’aimer davantage les films européens. Elle sont réalistes, parfois très ”in your face” mais vrai. J’ai toujours l’impression de retrouver une partie de moi-même dans leurs personnages.

Madame M

Chiara continuera à m’amener dans d’autres voyages à travers ses rôles et je crois que nous serons plusieurs passagers à la suivre.

Chiara Mastroianni à l’émission C à vous

Grazie Chiara!

Chiara

So Far, So Good

I couldn’t wait the six months anniversary of The Chronicle to do this little video.

This spring has been very enlightening and new collaborations and friendship has been made.

The best is yet to come for The C. Let’s continue to have fun and to discover new bands, new artists, talking about the world of Pop Culture, living and breathing our passion for sports ( yesss Golden States are the champs).

Ok back to the main topic. Here a nice throwback spring moment.

Enjoy!

 

Everlasting Light

What a weekend in Montreal.

The weather was fantastic, The FrancoFolies Festival started and rocked the city. We are lucky that it will still be at the Quartier des Spectacles until June 18th.

The FrancoFolies Website

You know I will talk about the  F1.

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Lewis Hamilton

We are the best crowd for every occasion. The best there is!

The Crowd

F1 for life 

On a sad note, this weekend, a legend left us. Mr. Adam West was my first and most memorable Batman.

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Everyday on the TVAchannel  at 1 pm during the summer vacation, I was there in front of my tv to watch at the same batchannel and battime my favorite Cape Crusader. BING, BANG, POW!

How can we not remember Batman dance  moves. It is still on that day my got to go rocking this dance floor move.

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And he was my favorite Mayor.

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Ok, he was a little neurotic as a mayor but damn, Adam West has one wicked sense of humor.

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We must be so grateful for all those wonderful memories that our loved ones left us.

This week on the C, I will talk about the FrancoFolies for sure, the NBA finals, this week Maestro and everything in between.

Hope to see you at the same Chronicle time and Chronicle channel.

Toudoulou

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