Lifestyle

Patio Goals

One fine day, you’ll be free to snag a table and enjoy these hot spots. Peak Ottawa pleasure awaits you. It doesn’t get much better than spending a leisurely afternoon or evening on one of the area’s top patios. While you’re staying put now, it’s fine to make future plans to venture beyond your...

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Powerhouse of Dance

By Beka Dane Shenter Merrilee Hodgins, co-founder and artistic director of  The School of Dance, has spun the dance arts into the social fabric of our city. Located in the heart of New Edinburgh, The School of Dance is a multi-storey red brick building that was once Crichton Street Public School...

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The Canadians are Coming

By Paul Gessell National Gallery’s Katerina Atanassova is putting Canadian art on the international map The dreamy paintings of French icons Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir immediately come to mind when most of the world, including Canada, thinks of Impressionist artists. Canada, too, had...

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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...

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Steering a Course for Our Leaders of Tomorrow

By Marg Russett It’s a pleasure to meet you, says Daniel Bersyniow. Dressed in a navy suit, he is poised and gracious when suggesting an informal chat to facilitate a more genuine, productive exchange. There would be nothing remarkable about this if Daniel were a CEO or a manager conducting an...

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Bliss By Nature

By Pam Dillon Clos de Sixte, an exclusive cottage community just minutes from the city, offers a rare opportunity to blaze trails for future generations.  For a select number of nature-loving families, heaven on earth is 50 minutes from Ottawa. It’s called Clos de Sixte. Situated between Ottawa and...

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Modern Elegance

By Loukia Zigoumis St. Regis makes a grand entrance. Travelling to Toronto? Experience a new standard of luxury. The sophisticated St. Regis hotel made its Canadian debut in Ontario’s capital city late last year, and since then it has become the place to see and be seen. Located in the downtown...

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Enthralling Escapes from Grenada

By Michele Peterson Soak up the rhythm of this lush Caribbean island at one of these refined resorts filled with character, style and sense of place. This is a destination where your adventure begins with your first breath of spice-scented air. With the soft white sand beneath your feet, sea stars...

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Treasured Island

By Marg Russett Far from the madding crowd, St. Lucia is about as close to tropical bliss as you can get. Nestled amongst the 7000 Caribbean islands, St. Lucia is a rare gem. When you think of the Caribbean, St. Lucia does not spring instantly to mind. That’s part of what makes a getaway to this...

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Homegrown Success

Countryside has yielded a national culinary champ: Yannick LaSalle When Yannick LaSalle was growing up in Bryson, a village (population 647) on the shore of the Ottawa River, there was a garden in the yard, but the food at the supper table was family fare. Nothing fancy. In those days the kid from...

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One Little Thing

ULTIMATE RIDE Looking for the ultimate driving experience? The BMW M8 Gran Coupé combines the engineering skills of BMW M with the exclusivity of the BMW Luxury Class to deliver exceptional driving with luxurious flair. The progressive design impresses with its radically dynamic, yet elegant...

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Om and Ah: Me Time is Now

As the days grow shorter and the time it takes to warm up the car grows longer, self-care can sputter to a halt. Don’t let it happen. Sure there are seasonal realities, from icy sidewalks to frostbite warnings, but they shouldn’t preclude opportunities to nurture your body and mind. These enticing...

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