Lifestyle

Belonging Here

Ottawa’s Jamie Chai Yun Liew is an immigration lawyer, law professor, podcaster and now award-winning author. Her new novel, Dandelion, looks at what it means to join the Canadian multicultural family. By Hattie Klotz...

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Deeper State of Relaxation at the Wakefield Mill Hotel & Spa

By Brigitte Hasbron Tucked away in the heart of Gatineau Park, the Wakefield Mill Hotel & Spa has become the destination for people seeking to unwind, be it via an afternoon spa treatment or a relaxing weekend getaway. With amenities ranging from personalized, luxurious spa services to...

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EMERGING TALENT

Artist and musician Daniel Wakeman has arrived. By Hattie Klotz Irish-American writer and Pulitzer Prize winner Frank McCourt published his first book, Angela’s Ashes, at age 66. Another Pulitzer winner, Annie Proulx, best known for The Shipping News and Brokeback Mountain, didn’t get her start...

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That’s The Spirit

By Hattie Klotz FROM LOCAL KID WHO DIDN’T MAKE THE TEAM TO MAJOR LEAGUE ENTERTAINER, CAMERON HUGHES HAS GOT GAME. For Ottawa native Cameron Hughes, an audience of thousands is all in a day’s work. Hughes, who grew up in New Edinburgh and Manor Park, and went to Rockcliffe Park Public School before...

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Niko Unforgettable Faces

By Paul Gessell Photos by Carl Lessard Nicole Mathieu, known as Niko, is an artist whose original works are exhibited around the world. They are the faces of glamour, with luscious red lips, sparkling eyes and perfect bone structure. The paintings by the artist known as Niko portray women who are...

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TAPPING the POSSIBILITIES of the PIANO

Celebrated concert pianist, recording artist and educator John Kofi Dapaah bridges the gap between the classical and jazz worlds. By Paul Gessell Photos by Kathi Robertson & Michael Lucy Muroran, on Japan’s Hokkaido Island, is an industrial city famous for its spectacular cliffs and ocean views...

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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, sharp elbows and excel at self-promotion. For Ottawa stylist Mary Ciancibello...

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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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