With the plethora of amazing movers and shakers residing in Montreal, we figured why not get them to open up a little and allow you to get to know the face behind the brand.
From restaurant owners to fashion designers and those making a difference in our community, every week we will be featuring someone new and giving you a quick and intimate access into where they eat, shop, chill, and of course, have coffee.
Let the 21 questions begin….
Name: Drea Wheeler
Place of birth: Lubbock, Texas.
Where do you live now?: Montreal (best city in Canada).
Favourite thing about your hood: My hood is in the center of the city, I can literally walk every where…it’s great.
Occupation: Health Club Director at Victoria Park and I also train a few celebrities when they are in town – I have an awesome gig.
If you can describe your job in a few words, what would it be:
A dream come true! Sometimes I pinch myself because it doesn’t feel like work. I genuinely love what I do for a living.
Favourite spot to grab coffee: Sous Chef, it’s connected to Victoria Park and is the best coffee in town hands down!
If you can eat breakfast at one place all day I’d be at: Mom and pop breakfast spot on Milton by McGill, they have the best egg and bacon breakfast!
You party the night away at: Santos! They ALWAYS have good music.
Your perfect place to relax is: Any hot beach…
Favourite local shop for cool gear: Boutique W – WLKN. I wish I had their entire women’s section.
Local getaway you can’t get enough of: Tremblant is my happy place and it’s so close to home!
Best spot to grab a drink: You’re going to laugh but its Chō! Brandon always gives me the best drinks there and then I follow up with their delicious bao buns.
New spot you’re most excited about: I have yet to try Jatoba…
When you need to break a sweat you go to: Victoria Park Health Club of course!
Best meal you’ve had in Montreal: Rubs! It’s my favorite restaurant (Best Texas bbq outside of Texas).
What annoys you the most about Montreal: The winter… I hate the cold.
What do you love the most about Montreal: The summers!! Montreal comes alive in the summer and it’s awesome.
What makes someone a Montrealer: When you’ve lived through two winters… #thestruggleisreal
How do you survive winter here: I travel A LOT during the winter. I lucked out with a fiancé that is a pilot.
And finally, Montreal is….: Home