Gothic Hipster Montreal! Kinetik Music Festival 2013, punk bars, clubs, shopping, travel

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Canadian travel and style blogger La Carmina – – explores the alternative, edgy side of Montreal, Quebec. The French Canadian city is a center of subcultures including punk, Goth, industrial and retro rockabilly. Watch as she explores vintage stores, weird art installations, Kinetik Music Festival, a queer punk party… and tastes bagels (at St Viateur and Fairmount) with Daniel Graves of Aesthetic Perfection.

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Song: “Aesthetic Perfection – Antibody” used with full permission by Aesthetic Perfection. Email me if you have questions:

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** Japanese bio: La Carminaは東京のサブカルチャーやファッションの専門家ジャーナリスト。海外で人気の原宿ファションブログ(や日本旅行ガイドブック3冊の作家。Business Insider 、CNN、 Huff Post のジャーナリストでNHKの東京カワイイTV、CNNテレビ、フランスのCanal Plus、Travel Channel, ナショナルジ・オグラフィック等での日本取材の準備や司会。TV clips:

“Cute Yummy Time” – Penguin USA (お弁当の作り方)
“Crazy, Wacky Theme Restaurants: Tokyo” – Random House (東京のレストランガイドブック) (

** English biography, email and contact:
La Carmina is a cute / Japan culture and travel TV host (“Taboo”, “Bizarre Foods”, “World’s Weirdest Restaurants”, “Oddities”) , author of 3 books (Penguin USA and Random House), journalist for CNN and Huffington Post / AOL, and professional blogger at

Her “La Carmina blog” has a passionate following with major partnerships, and has been featured in international publications (The New Yorker, Cosmopolitan, Vogue, LA Times). She contributes articles on art, travel, culture and fashion to Business Insider Life, CNN Travel and AOL / Huffington Post.

La Carmina is the author of 3 books including Cute Yummy Time (Penguin Books USA: about character bentos and food decoration) and Crazy, Wacky Theme
Restaurants: Tokyo (Random House: stories of Japanese theme cafes, like maids, vampires, cats and ninjas). She went on a multi-city book tour and appeared on The Today Show to speak about her works. Born and raised in Vancouver, she is a summa cum laude graduate of Columbia University, and has a JD from Yale Law School.

La Carmina has appeared on The Doctors and The Today Show, and co-hosted the Japan episode of Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern for Travel Channel, which airs in 75 countries. NHK Japan filmed two documentaries about her work. Her television hosting and fixing credits include Food Network, National Geographic, Pro Sieben, Fuel, Discovery Channel, Dutch Pepsi, Sony Australia, Canal Plus France, Norway TV (NRK), Mexico Tourism Board, and CNN. La Carmina hosts, writes, arranges and field produces her own travel video series filmed worldwide including Dubai, Maldives, Mexico.

She runs a TV arranging/consulting company ( that specializes in shows about travel, subcultures and Asia. Speeches and appearances include: New York Fashion Week, Hong Kong Social Media Week, PRSA Travel & Tourism conference, Mediabistro NYC social media summit.

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