Lifestyle

EMBRACE BEAUTY AND WELLNESS

Show Your Skin Some Love Treat yourself to an at-home skincare spa sesh with Chia Seed Moisture Cream, Indigo Eye Cream and Cherry Blossom and Bakuchiol Resurfacing Lip Repair from Boscia Botanical Science. Your skin will thank you. All Boscia’s nurturing products are free of preservatives...

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Looking Inward

By Paul Gessell When Ottawa photo-artist Leslie Hossack set out to document the life of Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864–1916), a Danish artist celebrated for his arresting interior scenes, she focused her lens on a fitting art form for our times.  Leslie Hossack was “smitten.” It...

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Couple Goals

By Hattie Klotz With four businesses between them—Models International Management, Viens avec Moi boutique, North & Navy restaurant and its soon-to-open little sister Gia—glam duo Sophie Beaudoin and Chris Schlesak have a lock on taste, talent and the city’s creative scene. Is there a conflict...

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Making Space for You

Yoga Attic is a place where you can reconnect with nature, with a caring community and with yourself. If public feedback is anything to go by, Yoga Attic is “heaven on earth in the Ottawa area.” That’s how blogger Robyn Baldwin has described the unique space in Greely. An admirer on Facebook calls...

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GREAT ESCAPES

Stay home? Sure. These new books take you in all directions. By Hattie Klotz The range of my reactions to lockdown and global upheaval has been hard to define. Safe to say it’s been a bit of a rollercoaster. One day I’ll crave escapism, the next a good dose of reality. Here are books for every...

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In Our Own Backyard: Kin Vineyards

Located just outside Carp, this winery has been a game changer for the region. Story and photos by Janet Dorozynski If you told me when I moved to Ottawa almost 20 years ago that you could make good wine in the area, I probably would have scoffed and said it was impossible. Although we have plenty...

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BLACKBOOK Lifestyle

has been leading Ottawa’s stylish side for a decade It’s entirely possible Ottawa has a little more panache than it did in 2010. For a decade, BLACKBOOK Lifestyle has been shining light on the city’s stylish side, and the luminaries behind it, James Jefferson and Daniel Mackinnon, are celebrating...

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Dreamy Castles, Tasty Guinness and Green Pastures: This is Ireland

By Brigitte Hasbron After celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day in Dublin with a pint of Guinness, trekking the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland, exploring Belfast’s Titanic Quarter and drinking in Ireland’s unfiltered beauty in the mountains, how could I not fall in love with the Emerald Isle? You...

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Family Delights in Miami Beach

By Barb Duncan You don’t need to leave the continent to experience a deluxe sun holiday with your family. Miami Beach, with its beautiful beaches, balmy weather, turquoise water and lush vegetation, has an opulence and dazzle to thrill even the most worldly of pint-size travellers. We stayed at two...

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Scenery, history and luxury on the Coast of Maine

By Jon Hudon With its rugged beauty and wealth of outdoor attractions, Maine is a Bucket-List destination for a holiday. Famous for its mountain peaks, Instagrammable vistas, lobster rolls, lighthouses, and 5,000 miles of spectacular coastline, this New England state also has its share of fine...

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Deluxe Québec City adventure sure to dazzle you

By Marg Russett A getaway to Québec City is always a pleasure. When your visit is a uniquely deluxe experience, though, this renowned destination absolutely dazzles. Dating back to 1608, the capital city of Quebec is famous for its many charms—cobblestone streets, striking architecture, heritage...

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Lifting You Up

By Beka Shane Denter Multi-talented, multi-passionate LYZ PLANT is here to cheer you on and ensure you shine. Years ago when Lyz Plant started working as a makeup artist, she observed something unexpected. While dabbing and blending and highlighting, she’d get chatting with people. That’s when it...

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