Ariane Paquet-Labelle

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Ariane Paquet-Labelle is finishing her undergrad in Communications at the University of Ottawa. She is either writing, travelling or drinking coffee; sometimes all three at the same time.
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From One Capital to Another: Washington DC

From One Capital to Another: Washington DC

Photo by Ariane Paquet-Labelle If you’ve lived in Ottawa for a while then you may think you know what a Capital city is like. Our Parliament and our city sit on unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin territory; while many celebrations have taken place on the Hill, it has also been a platform [...]

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Stop and Smell the Roses this Valentine's Day

Stop and Smell the Roses this Valentine's Day

Aside from singular architectural designs and philosophical arguments, the Romans are also the ones who brought us Valentine’s Day. The holiday has a blurry history, although the popular understanding is that Saint Valentine of Rome became a martyr when he was persecuted for performing forbidden [...]

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How far do you want to go in 2018?

How far do you want to go in 2018?

Is 2018 the year you finally take that trip across the world? Whether you’re booking flights or just dreaming, these destinations will take you across oceans, far from Ottawa. We’re giving you our input on Lonely Planet’s ranking of the top 10 countries to visit in 2018: Mauritius [...]

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If You’re Falala-Late

If You’re Falala-Late

Welcome to Day 22 of the 25 Days of Ottawa Life Christmas Calendar. We’ll be updating with a new treat daily so be sure to keep checking under the OLM Tree to see what’s new. If you are like me and you have been focusing on everything else but shopping for the holidays, then [...]

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Where to start 2018?

Where to start 2018?

So, where do you see yourself in 2018? We can tell you right away that there are no wrong answers. Condé Nast recently proposed the top trending New Year’s Eve destinations for this year. Take some of that hard-earned money from 2017 and invest it in the New Year. Almost all of the proposed [...]

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