Canada 150

Justina McCaffrey

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Justina Mccaffrey/Antonia is one of the most respected fashion designers in the wedding and evening dress industry. Her dresses have graced the covers of top magazines and newspapers, and have been worn by countless celebrities. In addition to designing, Justina has spoken at TedX Kanata, and conferences in New York, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Chicago, Dallas, and the Vatican. Justina resides in the Ottawa region and also writes for TheHuffingtonPost.com.
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Guillaume Cote At The NAC

Guillaume Cote At The NAC

Photos by Aleksandar Antonjevic and Karolina Kuras Tonight the National Art Center is launching its world premiere commission of three accomplished Canadian choreographers teamed with three exciting Canadian composers. The concert is named ENCOUNTERS. Emily Molnar from Ballet BC created a piece [...]

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Loft Gala 2017

Loft Gala 2017

Photos by Justina McCaffrey Co-Chair Payton Kennedy, Event CEO Bruno Racine, and Loft Ambassador Darpan Ahluwalia Last night Ottawa’s fashion folks gathered to celebrate the Annual Loft Gala event 2017. This event continued the appetite that the Ottawa crowd has for partaking in hip, [...]

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Savvy Sparkles at Sparkling Wine Event

Savvy Sparkles at Sparkling Wine Event

Photos by Justina McCaffrey The Canadian Museum of Nature opened its doors to wine enthusiasts all over the region to learn and taste the champagne and interesting Canadian sparkling wines. This social workshop not only included many wines and stories about each one, but a palate of tiny edibles that [...]

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Interview with Organist Jonathan Oldengarm

Interview with Organist Jonathan Oldengarm

Photo Credits: Naomi Struik and Bonnie Nichol In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, Pro Organo Ottawa and RCCO presents Jonathan Oldengarm in Concert February 24th 2017 at 7:30pm. Jonathan Oldengarm was born in Ottawa and is now living in Montreal. He is active as a recitalist, teacher [...]

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Q & A With National Ballet’s Artistic Director Karen Kain – My Personal Reverence To You Karen

Q & A With National Ballet’s Artistic Director Karen Kain – My Personal Reverence To You Karen

Photo credits: Karolina Kuras and Cylla von Tiedemann Meeting Karen Kain always excites me. Her thoughtful choice of words, her very ladylike stateliness, and gentleness coupled with her own personal discipline not to mention her immense mesmerizing beauty always intrigues me. I initially met Karen [...]

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The National Ballet of Canada Presents Onegin at the NAC

The National Ballet of Canada Presents Onegin at the NAC

When one thinks of the ballet often images of pink tulle adorned princesses and swans capture our imagination. We think of pointe shoes and pirouettes and the uplifting and often predictable music of Tchaikovsky. The colours are pastel and the dancers live in the space of the air. They jump without any [...]

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Ronnie DeLuca – Ottawa’s Hair Architect, Innovator, and Influencer

Ronnie DeLuca – Ottawa’s Hair Architect, Innovator, and Influencer

Images by Justina McCaffrey. During the holiday bustle, I had the opportunity to lock down Ronnie DeLuca proprietor of DeLuca Hair (167 Richmond Road) to discuss beauty, and the state of fashion in Ottawa. For decades, there seemed to be only one place to go for all of your hair styling needs – [...]

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A Month in Ottawa with Justina McCaffrey: October - November, 2016

A Month in Ottawa with Justina McCaffrey: October - November, 2016

Feature Image: Derek Reidle, Justina McCaffrey, Senator Rick Santorum, Scotty Greenwood and Michael Barrett at the Canadian American Business Council Event. PhotoCredit: Giovanni Join Ottawa Life's Justina McCaffrey as she showcases events around the city each month. Highlighted with pictures of some [...]

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Q & A with Author Peter C. Newman

Q & A with Author Peter C. Newman

Images by Justina McCaffrey. Justina McCaffrey and Peter C. Newman. Justina McCaffrey: I am not sure if you remember, but years ago when I first met you, I told you the story about how I discovered your books. It was New Years Eve 1982 becoming 1983, and Leonard Asper was having a basement party in Winnipeg. [...]

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Hallelujah! Christmas Classic Returns to Ottawa

Hallelujah! Christmas Classic Returns to Ottawa

The trumpets did sound and if there were any dead, they would certainly be raised this weekend when Ottawa’s Thirteen Strings alongside with Seventeen Voyces triumphantly presented this year’s Handel’s Messiah. Belfast born and internationally celebrated conductor Kevin Mallon led the chamber orchestra [...]

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