Shopping at Nordstrom Ottawa

Over the weekend, my husband and I took a trip to Ottawa, his hometown.  It’s funny, when people think of Ottawa, they think boring and dowdy.  It is a government town, the capital of Canada, after all.  On one of the days, we trekked over to the Rideau Centre, the city’s main mall, to have […]

Design Time with Luc Crawford

Interior design takes a certain level of; creativity, genius, business sense and an over all understanding of aesthetic to really get it right. It’s more than just, “bright colours” and some “furniture flow” when it comes to designing a space. Finding all of these traits in a designer, plus that feeling of confidence knowing you’re […]

A Meal at Ottawa’s Mezzanotte

Fine dining in Ottawa isn’t hard to find, but that is really more of a problem than it might sound. Ottawa’s Byward Market is full of locations that will provide you with a satisfactory experience, however, if you’re anything like me, satisfactory just isn’t good enough. I want it all when it comes to my […]

Holt Renfrew Ottawa and Quebec City Closing

…and honestly, I’m not surprised.  At least not with the Ottawa closing (I have never been to the Quebec City store and am unfamiliar with the city, so I can’t really comment on population and demographics).  I have only been in the store once, and was very disappointed when I visited.  Not only was it […]

Q&A with Jackie Bonilla Fruit Couture

A recipe or preperation of food, is more often then not a lot of work just to prepare and ensure a delicious taste. Now how about the work needed to make that food especially visually appealing? Not just visually appealing, but visually creative! Jackie Bonilla of Fruit Couture in Ottawa, Ontario, specializes in custom fruit […]

The Eats and Fashion Treats of Westboro

Ottawa has always been a tourist destination being the nation’s capital. These days, the reason why people are flocking to Ottawa is a little different. Travellers from Toronto, Kingston, Montreal and more are looking to enjoy that mix of city and nature that Ottawa so uniquely offers but also for the diverse shopping experience. The […]

Ottawa’s Byward Market: East Meets Mexico at Sidedoor

Ever had bok choy and tacos all in the same meal?  Save for perhaps sharing meals at a mall food court, I would think not.  Enter Sidedoor Contemporary Kitchen and Bar, located in Ottawa’s trendy Byward Market is a Pan Asian-Mexican fusion restaurant with a tapas based menu.  On my last trip to Ottawa in […]

Ottawa Fashion Week S/S 2013

Ottawa Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013 shows flew by during the show dates of October 12th-14th. The venue this season was the quaint and comfortable environment of Sala San Marco on Preston St. The three days of shows offered designers locally from Ottawa as well as designers from Ottawa, Montreal, USA and more.  The location was […]

Canadian Designer Profiles: Ottawa’s Demü

Anybody who knows me, knows I’m a total nerd for comic books and for that ‘one of a kind’ shirt! Now, imagine my amazement to find an Ottawa based clothing company that appeals to both of those needs? (yes I said needs). I had the opportunity to chat a bit with the wonderful duo (Angie […]

Nordstrom’s Canadian Arrival is in 2014…

…but will land in Calgary first.  The first Toronto store, at least according to Thursday’s announcement, won’t open until 2016.  The Toronto location will open at Sherway Gardens.  I’m a little disappointed to hear that the wait is going to be this long.  I was hoping that all of the stores would open by late […]

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