We can all agree that Montreal is home to some of the most fashion forward women in the world, and Janna Zittrer is a shining example of why girls from the M.dot have a certain je ne sais quoi when it comes to style. When Zittrer isn’t busy keeping readers in the know of all things Montreal for FLARE Magazine as a Montreal correspondent, or writing about style for LOULOU or GLAM, she’s taking shopping enthusiasts on customized tours of all the hottest shops in her hometown. We caught up with Zittrer to find out what brands, shops and restaurants she’s currently all about…
Give us a snippet about you. What should people know?
I’ve been covering my hometown of Montreal for FLARE since 2008, and launched Montreal Shopping Tours in 2012 to share the best of what the city has to offer through customized shopping excursions. In my free time, I write for LOULOU and GLAM as well.
What are three things you simply cannot live without?
My iPhone, running and quality time with family and friends.
What’s your favourite restaurant and why?
Dolcetto & Co. in Old Montreal. I love the laid-back, nautical vibe, and even though I don’t eat wheat or dairy most of the time, I make an exception for their burrata pizzette (it’s beyond good).
What’s your favourite drink/cocktail and where do you go to get it?
The Seafood Caesar at Lucille’s Oyster Dive is all I’ve ever wanted: a spicy Caesar garnished with a snow-crab leg, a shrimp, an oyster, celery and olives.
Who’s your favourite designer/brand and why do you sport their fashions?
I’m a big fan of Montreal brand M0851; I love their streamlined designs, not to mention the fact that everything is produced locally. I also admire ALDO (another Montreal-based company) for making stylish shoes and accessories so accessible. And a huge chunk of my closet is occupied by DVF, Alice + Olivia and By Malene Birger from JoshuaDAVID boutique.
What’s in your beauty bag?
AmorePacific Natural Protector SPF 30, Nars Blush in Deep Throat, YSL Shocking liquid eyeliner, CoverGirl LashBlast Mascara, and Maybelline BabyLips.
Let’s get social for a mo’. How can people stay up-to-date with all your city-trotting?
You can find me on Twitter and Instagram. You can also check out the Montreal Shopping Tours blog and connect with us on Twitter and Facebook.