Design

Friendship by Design

Cloud Nine Soars Above Written, produced and styled by Henrietta Southam Photos by Marc Fowler, Metropolis Studio This light-filled slice of heaven is a testament to the fruit that lies in wait for those who bravely...

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People to Watch

Bill Stewart Sustainable Intelligence By Beka Shane Denter Bill Stewart has a lot of energy and an ability to make everything sound exciting. His enthusiasm has served him well since his arrival in Ottawa at age 23. Born in Brockville, Ontario, and coming from “a simple background,” Bill realized...

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BIG ART

The chutzpah behind Sarah Moffat’s vast creations By Sally Smith At 50 Bennett Street in Carleton Place, you’ll see five flat blocks on the corner of the building. Each has a colourful, foot-high letter: S.M.A.R.T. It stands for Sarah Moffat Art, as this is where multi-media artist Sarah...

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HOME CHIC HOME

Hauser offers lighting options to beautifully illuminate your outdoor world. hauserstores.com Pizza Alfresco Pizza to go just got to the next level in luxe outdoor living, thanks to the Ooni 3 Outdoor Portable Pizza Oven. Ooni 3 is the world’s first portable wood-fired pizza oven. Heating up to...

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Bold and Beautiful

Architectural designer Houry Avedissian’s fresh, daring custom home projects are turning this city on its head By Janet Wilson Fierce, proud and determined are some of the words Houry Avedissian uses to describe how she felt when posing for a photograph under a brilliant blue sky wearing saucy high...

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Restaurateurs & Relationships

Striking the Perfect Balance By Henrietta Southam Photos by Marc Fowler, Metropolis Studio A successful restaurateur is a mix between a shape-shifting number-cruncher, an agile tightrope acrobat with aerialist aspirations, an eagle-eyed pitbull with balls of steel and a refined epicurean of...

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Glorious Greens

Let the inspiring views and hues of early winter bring you warm feelings of friends, family and festivities. View these glorious holiday designs that will take your breath away.

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Beauty Picks

Diptyque Paris – 34 Boulevard Saint Germain solid perfume This perfume is an enchanting fusion of notes that captures the scent of the first Diptyque boutique in Paris. Soft woodsy notes and rich spices are both comforting and addictive, while the fruity aromas add a contrasting combination...

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People to Watch

Pushing the Arts Envelope By Pam Dillon, Photo by Rémi Thériault. Imagine, for a moment, Shattering the Glass Ceiling as a performance-art installation. There’s a force shooting upward, considerable impact, then a riveting cloudburst of reflective pieces, each one unique. Meet Alexandra Badzak. The...

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People to Watch

Substance and the best soirées—Blackbook Lifestyle By Pam Dillon Stepping from the bright late-afternoon bustle of downtown Ottawa into the calm cool opulence of Zoé’s Lounge at the Chateau Laurier is an unmistakable step up. A glance around reveals the gleam of chandeliers, the purr and clink of a...

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Ingrained in his soul

For bespoke furniture-maker Thom Lockwood, it’s all about the grain. It’s that satisfying moment — the eureka moment — when a tabletop has been sanded to a satiny smooth finish and then oil is applied.

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