Summer

Four Reasons To Visit Montreal

Summer, Travel, Treats

“It’s Paris without the jet lag… it’s Europe without the price tag!” Those are a few of the things I heard when I told people I was taking a trip to Montreal this summer. What I discovered on my trip was that Montreal is a completely unique city all its own and has a lot to offer without comparing it to anywhere else. The city is a dichotomy of sights and sounds. The modern skyscrapers are accompanied by old world architecture. French and English are used interchangeably within the same sentence. If you want to experience Paris without the jet lag, take the red eye and sleep on the plane....

Cajun Remoulade Recipe

Eats, Recipes, Summer
Cajun Remoulade on a table paired with New Orleans Style Crab and Shrimp Boil

Hey y’all, I’m Monti. One-half of the team behind itsaprettysimplelife.com. Recently, I went home to Virginia Beach and made a New Orleans Style Crab and Shrimp Boil for family and friends. I am not sure where the tradition started, but my family almost always has a Cajun Style Remoulade when we have crabs. It is one of my favorite sauces. Creamy, tart, and spicy it pairs so well with the sweet undertones of the crabs and shrimp.    This month on the blog, we are focusing on Treats, Eats, & Cheats that capture the magic of the end of summer. Nothing says summer to me like the Beach, Crabs, and Remoulade....

New Orleans Style Crab and Shrimp Boil

Eats, Recipes, Summer
New-Orleans-Style-Crab-Boil-With-Crabs-And-Shrimp

  Hey y’all, This is Monti. One-half of the blogging team here at ItsAPrettySimpleLife.com. I have lived in New York City (BROOKLYN STAND UP!) for years, so many may be a surprised to know but I am a Southern Boy through and through. This summer, I was planning on heading back to Virginia to celebrate my Mama’s birthday and to see my nephew. So, I was thinking of something special to make for my family. I am not always the best of showing my love and appreciation for family and close friends, but, I feel like if I throw down in the kitchen, then it all sort of works out....