Lifestyle

Competitive Advantage

Mary Ciancibello keeps things classy in the contentious world of fashion By Janet Wilson Photography by FINNSQUARE.com To stand out and to stay relevant in the fashion world, you need to be creative, have thick skin...

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Cover Art

Photos by James Park Photography James Jefferson is well known as creative director and co-owner, along with Daniel Mackinnon, of Blackbook Lifestyle, the city’s top lifestyle marketing and events agency, blackbooklifestyle.com. He turns heads all on his own, though. As a maestro of fashion moments...

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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...

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PEACE AND PLEASURE ON BIG RIDEAU

How two urbanites discovered the joy of country living By Melissa Milakovic A picture can convey 1000 words; a picture can also be deceiving. I told myself this last summer as I scrolled through images of a listing for an unusual lakeside property: two small, box-like buildings made of red and grey...

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HEART ON YOUR WRIST

Brooke and Blake’s bracelets and decorative beads help raise funds for CHEO’s cardiology unit. Darling wee heart warrior Blakelyn O’Reilly was born June 23, 2020, with two congenital heart defects—coarctation of the aortic arch and atrioventricular septal defect complete. She also has a...

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LEAVING A MARK

By Hattie Klotz Photos by kathi robertson & wmlucy Across Ottawa and different mediums, artist Christopher Griffin is making an indelible impression. In Grade 13, Ottawa artist Christopher Griffin received an offer from the University of Guelph to study business. He tore the letter up and never...

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DEPTH AND DRAMA

By Paul Gessell Ottawa author’s thriller about Caravaggio captures a dazzling light of the art world who also embodied darkness. In Caravaggio’s iconic painting, The Calling of Saint Matthew, 1599-1600, the apostle is depicted as a man with a thin face, prominent nose, shaggy beard and startled...

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REFRAMING REMBRANDT

By Paul Gessell National Gallery presents compelling new look at an old master The mysterious, plump, young woman at the National Gallery of Canada has confounded art historians for centuries. Who is she meant to represent? Who was the model? Why is she dressed in such finery? Rembrandt painted the...

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HIGH ACHIEVEMENT

By Julie Beun Julie Beun wasn’t a fan of cannabis when she signed up as publicist for a tiny pot producer operating out of a basement in Centretown back in 2014. But within five years, she witnessed that company—HEXO Corp—became one of the biggest cannabis operators in Canada. It is the subject of...

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THE CLOS: YOUR DREAM GETAWAY

Lush, exclusive cottage community offering all the bells and paddles for the ultimate in outdoor family living Jaime Trick and her husband, David Markin, have always enjoyed the outdoors. “We spend the vast majority of our days outside hiking, running, cycling, swimming and skiing,” she says. As an...

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b•l•a•c•k & w•h•i•t•e

Beautiful black. Snowy white. These elemental shades elevate our outlook. Let’s celebrate their splendour and combine them with reverence. The Sierra dress by Duffield Design is made from sumptuous bamboo cotton fleece. Duffield offers flattering styles for all body types using soft...

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THE PLEASURE FACTOR

By Karen Turner With COVID-19 still top-of-mind, many of us will be hunkering down at home this winter in an effort to stay healthy. Here are a few feel-good finds to up the pleasure factor. Calling all couch potatoes: Snuggle up on family movie nights on the Vesta 2.5 sofa from Furninova. The...

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