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Alexandra Gunn serves as the host of 'Hard News in 60' and 'Straight Talk in 60' for Sun News Network. With a passion for breaking news, Alexandra Gunn has interviewed the top newsmakers of the day, including business leaders and Canadian politicians. Alexandra's portfolio includes prominent roles in Sun News Network's provincial, national and international news coverage; from Ontario politics to The Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton and their Canadian tour. As the Fashion Editor at Ottawa Life Magazine, Alexandra covers Canadian fashion designers, local small businesses, and performance artists of all variety. Alexandra enjoys taking part is community events, judging fashion shows and announcing the latest designers and boutiques to open in the nations capital. Originally from Calgary, Alberta, Alexandra holds a truly national perspective and will showcase Life and Style questions that are relevant to citizens from coast-to-coast-to-coast. You can follow Alexandra on Twitter @OttawaStyle and @AlexandraGunn

Ottawa Welcomes the Colourful Alt Hotel to the Nation’s Capital

May 4, 2016 3:09 pm
Ottawa Welcomes the Colourful Alt Hotel to the Nation’s Capital

You would never guess that the Alt Hotel in Ottawa was having their grand opening Tuesday; dozens of guests were already staying at the hotel and enjoying some of the amenities offered in the café and lounge. In fact, the Alt Hotel Ottawa has been accepting guest for the past […]

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Learning Graphic Design with Butter & Honey

May 3, 2016 3:14 pm
Learning Graphic Design with Butter & Honey

All photos by Alexandra Gunn. Graphic design is all around us these days – from magazines, product packaging, websites and even social media. You can’t leave your home without seeing and – quite possibly – being influenced by it. In the ever expanding digital world, understanding the principals of graphic […]

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Win Tickets to the National Women’s Show

April 11, 2016 2:46 pm
Win Tickets to the National Women’s Show

Ottawa Life Magazine wants to see you at the National Women’s Show! Returning to Ottawa for its 14th consecutive year, the National Women’s Show is the ultimate girl’s day out. With over 250 exhibitors, you’ll find everything from celebrity guests, fashion shows, free makeovers, food and wine tasting, beauty and wellness […]

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Great Communicators: Great Leaders

April 8, 2016 12:06 pm
Great Communicators: Great Leaders

What makes a great communicator? Is it situational and contextual awareness? Or does it simply come down to learning how to adapt your messaging to your environment? There is an art to telling great business stories and it is the marketing and communications professionals in the business community that are […]

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Originals Spring Craft Sale Celebrates 30 Years

April 5, 2016 9:59 am
Originals Spring Craft Sale Celebrates 30 Years

All photos by Alexandra Gunn.  After 30 years of spring success, the annual Originals Spring Craft Sale came to our Nation’s Capital for another season of live demonstrations and unique offerings. The artisan marketplace held at the EY Centre featured the works of over 180 artists, artisans and designers from […]

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Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH Officially Opens in Ottawa

March 24, 2016 10:08 am
Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH Officially Opens in Ottawa

Shoppers in Ottawa are about to get a taste of what Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH has to offer as the Kanata location opens its doors at Tanger Outlets. Shoppers looking for the ultimate “thrill of the hunt” will need to look no further than the brand new 28,000 square foot […]

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The Ottawa Baby Show: What I Learned, What I Saw, What I Wish I’d Known!

March 22, 2016 11:52 am
The Ottawa Baby Show: What I Learned, What I Saw, What I Wish I’d Known!

Whether you’re thinking about having a baby, are a first time parent or on your second kid and counting, the Baby Show at the EY Centre offered something for everyone. You know you’re in the right place when the first thing you see as you step inside the Baby Show […]

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Shoppers Drug Mart’s Enhanced BeautyBOUTIQUE is the Rideau Centre’s Latest Big Upgrade

January 4, 2016 12:02 pm
Shoppers Drug Mart’s Enhanced BeautyBOUTIQUE is the Rideau Centre’s Latest Big Upgrade

Beauty lovers arrived at Ottawa’s Rideau Centre for the grand opening of Shoppers Drug Mart’s latest Enhanced beautyBOUTIQUE on December 2. Beauty bloggers and experts were invited to explore the store’s luxurious new environment and its prestigious brand assortment, featuring Chanel, Dior and Paul & Joe. The upgrade comes as […]

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Holiday Glamour

December 21, 2015 1:09 pm
Holiday Glamour

Just in time for soirée season, fashion editor, Alexandra Gunn, shares her garment guide for Christmas cocktails, New Year’s Eve countdowns and everything in-between.   PHOTOGRAPHY Valerie Keeler, Valberg Imaging Inc. CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES PROVIDED BY The Hudson’s Bay CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS Tinseltown Christmas Emporium FOLLOW ALEX ON TWITTER @AlexandraGunn

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With this Ring: The Heirloom Connection

November 27, 2015 10:02 am
With this Ring: The Heirloom Connection

All photos courtesy of Alexandra Gunn The holidays are the perfect time to pop the question. You’re surrounded by family and friends and there’s something in the air that just makes that special moment feel even more memorable. But, before you buy the ring, make sure you consider all of […]

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COMMON Ottawa: The New Luxury Street Style

November 26, 2015 1:50 pm
COMMON Ottawa: The New Luxury Street Style

All photos courtesy of Alexandra Gunn The fashion landscape in Ottawa is ever evolving with new boutiques opening their doors to the public with hopes that they can offer something different than what’s available at the new updated malls across the city. On Thursday, Ottawa’s media will be getting a […]

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Boobyball lands in Ottawa: Rethink Breast Cancer’s biggest fundraiser comes to Ottawa raising $58,000

November 24, 2015 12:56 pm
Boobyball lands in Ottawa: Rethink Breast Cancer’s biggest fundraiser comes to Ottawa raising $58,000

Images courtesy of Alexandra Gunn Boobyball invaded Ottawa for the first time to raise funds for breast cancer support and education with this year’s ‘Planet Booby’ theme. Party-goers were transported to an out-of-this-world experience at Lansdowne Park with extraterrestrial entertainers, futuristic food and awe-inspiring open bar. This year’s astronomical event […]

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It’s Time to Clear the Room

November 12, 2015 3:22 pm
It’s Time to Clear the Room

There are certain things that we just don’t discuss at cocktail parties. However, Rogers Daytime host Derick Fage is looking to change that on November 12th. As the spokesperson for the Canadian Continence Foundation, Derek is looking to raise awareness and funds for an organization that deals with this taboo […]

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Boobyball Giveaway: 2 Tickets to Canada’s most out-of-this-world fundraiser

November 10, 2015 2:07 pm
Boobyball Giveaway: 2 Tickets to Canada’s most out-of-this-world fundraiser

The final countdown is on for Ottawa’s first Boobyball fundraiser in support of Rethink Breast Cancer. This years event, Planet Booby, is one of the most coveted and high profile fundraising events and will take over Ottawa on Friday, November 13th beginning at 8PM. Fashion Editor, Alexandra Gunn has tickets […]

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Boobyball Comes to Ottawa

October 14, 2015 2:01 pm
Boobyball Comes to Ottawa

The 14th annual Boobyball, Canada’s most out-of-this-world fundraiser, kicks off next month across four major cities to raise funds for breast cancer support and education. This year’s theme, Planet Booby, will take over Ottawa for the first time on November 13th, 2015 and will transport party-goers in to an otherworldly […]

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Fall for Fringe

September 29, 2015 1:58 pm
Fall for Fringe

Seen on virtually every runway this season, including the Burberry, Valentino, Pucci, Ralph Lauren, and Chloe runways, fringe is back and will continue to remain on trend well into 2016. Today’s fringe provides texture and interest to any outfit. This season it’s hanging off the hemlines of pencil skirts, showing up as an embellishment on sweaters and is creating […]

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Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale

July 24, 2015 1:30 pm
Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale

It may feel as though summer is just starting to sink in here in Ottawa, but you shouldn’t be surprised that some of our favourite retailers are already gearing up for fall fashion. You won’t want to miss out. You can easily stay on trend with Nordstrom’s two week fall […]

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