Businesses to pique your interest

Lizette Gilday

Inspired by the tradition of Korean tea rooms, Michael Cichon has created a small tearoom, Live Like Water, at 573 Missisquoi in East Bolton. Visits are by appointment only. People are also welcome to come for a picnic and enjoy a special introduction on how to steep teas. To purchase teas online, visit To make an appointment for a visit call 514-708-0714.

In spite of the pandemic, which arrived without an invitation, the boutique Ôlala Vert opened its doors, a year ago, in July 2020. It sells biologically friendly shampoos, shower gels, dishwashing liquids, household detergents, edible and essential oils, candles and many different cleaning products. Located at 745 Lakeside Road, Foster, its owner, Linda Pépin, can be reached at 450-558-0921. Open six days a week (closed Wednesdays) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

After a thirteen-month pandemic hiatus, Domaine Dorchamps B&B reopens in July. All the rooms are now fitted with Frette bed and bath linens, and BVLGARI bath products are provided to guests – a little touch of the Ritz in Brome. All these fine products are also available for sale on their new online store at By planting nearly 100 trees and a new pergola, outside air-conditioning has been added for the ultimate comfort of guests. New this year is a daily Wine Reception since Domaine Dorchamps is part of the “Route des Vins”. 378 Valley Road, Brome. 450-242-2635.

Inspired by her own successful weight loss regime over the past nine months, Katrina Côté has opened Mission Knowlton Bar Santé at 605B Knowlton Road in Knowlton. She serves meal replacement protein shakes in many different flavours including strawberry, pineapple, coffee and peanut butter. Energizing teas are also on offer. Katrina coaches clients on what to eat, drink and will, if desired, suggest a meal and exercise plan. Open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. six days a week (closed Sundays). 450-242-1246.