Shades of Grace

DESIGN

Imagine a perfect day. A glamorous mansion. A beautiful couple who are effortlessly elegant in head-to-toe hues. This colour story, in shades of blue, mauve, teal, onyx and red, showcases the possibilities of monochrome dressing. Impossibly soigné and flattering to boot, the look projects…

Spectacular Views

The name Mario Adornetto is renowned in Quebec design circles. The architectural designer and principal of Montreal-based architect/design firm Adornetto has earned kudos...

Garage of Your Dreams

Whether your garage is a collector’s showcase or just another part of your home, much can be done to enhance its design and functionality.

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Put a little spice and sophistication back into your wardrobe.

Au courant colour, texture and a whole lot of swagger will add oomph to your outfits for each day.

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Falling in love with the Windy City

By Loukia Zigoumis Chicago—one of the largest cities in America and a short flight from Ottawa—offers something special for every traveller. Whether you’re a theatre lover, a fan of incredible architecture, a historian, a shopaholic, or a foodie, (hello, deep dish pizza!) the Windy City on Lake Michigan should be your destination of choice. Once

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In Wines We Trust delivers three bottles a month, along with other juicy treats. Stephanie Albert is jazzed about wine. As the founder of In Wines We Trust, a top new wine club, she’s passionate about making delicious wines accessible and fun. When you’re a subscriber to this club, each month you receive three bottles

People to Watch Hugues Boisvert

In the swim of community leadership By Hattie Klotz When Ottawa lawyer Hugues Boisvert graduated from both of his law schools—he studied civil law at Ottawa University and common law at Moncton University—he dreamed of becoming a business lawyer specializing in deals and investment. He also wanted to be an entrepreneur. With this background, he

Cocktail Hour

Creamy Chai This warm Creamy Chai cocktail recipe and image are from Almonte’s Dairy Distillery, dairydistillery.com. Ingredients 1 oz Vodkow Cream 1 oz Vodkow Vodka  ½ oz Triple Sec 1 oz Rose Honey Syrup 5 oz Hot Chai tea Instructions Add all ingredients to a heat-safe glass Top with edible roses and pistachios Syrup Instructions Boil

Passion Project

By Beka Shane Denter Fiona McKean hasn’t just brought The Opinicon Dining & Resort back to life. While returning the Grand Old Dame of the Rideau to her glory days, this Ottawa mother of three is revitalizing the region. As I make my way towards the tall, slim woman with the blonde pixie cut who’s

Doubling Down

By Anita Murray When the pandemic brought the city to a halt, renovation leader Steve Barkhouse of Amsted Design-Build bet his life savings on the company, keeping it afloat until homeowners were once again ready to remodel. It’s easy to be a leader when times are good but much harder when they are not. Heading

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