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Hollie Davies

Hollie Davies is the woman behind www.thiscityglitters.wordpress.com - a blog dedicated to providing you with fun, ridiculous, crazy, and inspiring things to do. Born and raised in Ottawa, Hollie takes pleasure in a peaceful yet passionate life. She hopes to inspire you to live bigger & bolder - and keeps a pretty impressive list of her own experiences, too
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Festival Recap: Music & Beyond

Festival Recap: Music & Beyond

Ottawa Life’s Festival City Series is back! We'll provide a unique look at some of your favourite events. We’ll go beyond the music with artist interviews, volunteer profiles, concert reviews and spotlights on the tastes, sights and sounds of the festival season. Your city! Your [...]

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From Casual Streetwear to Glitter & Gold, The Ottawa Vintage Show Has it All (+GIVEAWAY)

From Casual Streetwear to Glitter & Gold, The Ottawa Vintage Show Has it All (+GIVEAWAY)

Attention all glittery girls –  and guys too. One of the most coveted fashion events in Ottawa is just around the corner. This amazing day I speak of is The Ottawa Vintage Clothing Show happening this Sunday, November 6 at the Shaw Centre from 10am-5pm. Forget everything current, because for whatever [...]

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Paint the Town Red: I Love Art!

Paint the Town Red: I Love Art!

 I’ve always considered myself a tad quirky and a little dynamic. I aspire to be creative, so it’s not a far stretch to imagine that I would be keen to support the arts community. On Thursday, November 7, I hopped in the car, and made the trek east from Wellington West to the Shenkman Arts Centre [...]

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Paint the Town Red: Schmoozing and Halloween Celebration

Paint the Town Red: Schmoozing and Halloween Celebration

Schmoozefest The first event up last week mixed practical with charitable: United Way’s Schmoozefest allowed professionals to mix and mingle, all the while raising funds for the Lunch Box Program, helping Ottawa’s most vulnerable youth reach their full potential. I don’t get too many opportunities [...]

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2 or 3 Things I Know About Her – From Her Handwriting!

2 or 3 Things I Know About Her – From Her Handwriting!

There once was a man named Steve who had only $5 in his pocket (which wasn’t his to begin with - he found it!). He was attending a brunch where the woman across the table was selling tarot cards. She said "give me $5" and he bought them. Evolution into palmistry and handwriting analysis and other parlor-style [...]

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Bucket List: Spending a Day at the Races

Bucket List: Spending a Day at the Races

My mom and I had the pleasure of joining Big Ranch Sanctuary and Max Keeping on the evening of Sunday, June 23 for the 10-year anniversary celebration at the Rideau Carleton Raceway. It just so happened that this was the perfect timing of a charity event for me, because spending a day at the races was [...]

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Paint the Town White: Ottawa Snowsuit Fund Holds White Night Fundraiser

Paint the Town White: Ottawa Snowsuit Fund Holds White Night Fundraiser

The Snowsuit Fund of Ottawa is a well-known charity that raises money for the purchase and distribution of snowsuits to needy children, 15 years and under. Recently, my boyfriend Jeff and I had the privilege of attending Bash en Blanc - A White Night Out – presented by Moxie's and Rinaldo's in support [...]

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Bucket List: Spend a Day at the Spa

Bucket List: Spend a Day at the Spa

It was finally Friday, and my boyfriend Jeff and I were zipping along Highway 5 to begin our day at the spa. We arrived at Le Nordik Spa (16 chemin Nordik, Old Chelsea, Quebec) and were immediately transported to a purely natural world. After waiting comfortably for a few minutes (as there were so many [...]

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Paint the Town Red: Two Amazing Women Who Are Changing the World

Paint the Town Red: Two Amazing Women Who Are Changing the World

Our lives are full of lessons, and it seems that I’ve been reminded a lot lately that no matter what cards we’re dealt, there are always two choices: you can opt to give up, give in and fold, or you can strive to make a difference in the lives of others, using the hardships you have had to endure [...]

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Bucket List: Step Out for Afternoon Tea

It was a rainy and dreary spring afternoon when my boyfriend Jeff and I decided to go out for afternoon tea. Arriving at Nectar Fine Teas (located at 1250 Wellington Street West), we were greeted with a pleasingly tranquil atmosphere – just what we needed on this dreary day! If you’re wondering why [...]

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