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Karen Temple

Art Director

Karen Temple is an award-wining graphic designer and features writer for Ottawa Life Magazine. When not glued to her MacBook, she can be found cutting fresh tracks down distant slopes.
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Hot Knives, A Slackers Odyssey

Hot Knives, A Slackers Odyssey

Stan is most definitely a slacker, but odyssey? Well maybe, but not in the sense of a Greek tragedy. The search for Tootsie, the four-legged furry companion to luscious Luba, protagonist Stan’s buxomly neighbour, takes him on a quest through Ottawa and awakens a sense of purpose in his otherwise [...]

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Rocky Mountain High

Rocky Mountain High

Forget that it’s easy to get to, the super friendly locals or the low-key vibe tied to its mining history, 3oo days of sunshine and 300 inches should be reason enough to head to Copper Mountain in Colorado ski country. No? How about free cat skiing? Well, not totally free. You have to have [...]

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Winter Park Resort - Colorado’s Unpretentious Old Friend

Winter Park Resort - Colorado’s Unpretentious Old Friend

Only 66 miles from Denver, Winter Park is a family-oriented hill that packs a lot of punch. The city owns the mountain but IntraWest manages the resort. Those familiar with other Intrawest resorts will notice similarities including the Cabriolet lift and the skating pond, the red courtesy wagons to [...]

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All Aboard!

All Aboard!

Photos by Karen Temple The lobby of Denver’s Union Station is a hub of activity. Not an uncommon sight since this grand space is home to trendy cafés, restaurants and shops. But this is not the usual crowd of people who come to hang out at what has become known as Denver’s [...]

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A Gift From the Monasteries of Korea

A Gift From the Monasteries of Korea

Feature Photo: Chef Ji Young Kim from Korean Michelin star restaurant, Balwoo Gongyang with (RIGHT) her sous-chefs. Mention Korean food and images of BBQ, bibimbap bowls or kimchi might spring to mind. But what about Korean Temple food? Far from a Korean foray into the seemingly fad-wagon of veganism, [...]

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Jade Mountain Resort

Jade Mountain Resort

An architect’s love for jade and passion for his craft combined to create a one-of-a-kind paradise that will have you fall in love with Saint Lucia. The scenery is beautiful, the view is unbelievable but the three-kilometre drive from the town of Soufriere feels like a straight vertical climb [...]

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Europe by Bike

Europe by Bike

A Cycle Tours Bike and Barge Tour of Europe is an Adventure for the Whole Family. Let’s face it, museums are great but after a couple of days of shuffling the kids through them, even the most ardent art lover is rubbing their feet wondering when it will end. Instead, consider getting out of [...]

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Orpheus Theatre's Ragtime: Still True Today as it Was 100 Years Ago

Orpheus Theatre's Ragtime: Still True Today as it Was 100 Years Ago

Photos by Alan Dean Photography Based on the award-winning historical novel by author E.L. Doctorow, Ragtime the musical is a narrative of integration, racism, police brutality, bureaucratic indifference, love and loss that is as true today as it was 100 years ago. In fact, leaving the theatre I [...]

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Sizing Up Ski Passes

Sizing Up Ski Passes

Whether it be dropping into the fresh snow of a back bowl, a vacay with the girls, or spring skiing with the family, it’s time to start thinking about the 2017-18 ski season. If you are the kind of person who doesn’t go a winter without a full season pass, it’s high time you consider [...]

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Nevada’s Loneliest Road

Nevada’s Loneliest Road

Where it once pulsed with the excitement and the thrill of prospectors lured by the gold rush, middle Nevada has been restored to a land of solitude where nature is queen. The arid desert climate is home to 23 State and two National Parks plus a variety of national recreational areas, historic trails [...]

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