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Talent Nation Brings the Superstar Experience to Ottawa

March 27, 2014 2:40 pm
Talent Nation Brings the Superstar Experience to Ottawa

Calling all Ottawa performers! Open auditions for Talent Nation will be held at the Novotel Hotel on April 26th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Talent Nation will host an eclectic mix of musical and music-related performers, from singer and dancers, to rappers and specialty performers. It’s a competition geared […]

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Epic Blend: Protecting Your Lips The Natural Way

March 25, 2014 10:58 am
Epic Blend: Protecting Your Lips The Natural Way

Who knows chapped lips better than Canadians? Epic Blend, a West Kelowna, BC company has been in the business since 2007. Epic Blend offers an all natural solution and for chapped lips.  These premium lip palms are petroleum free and made from organic sunflower seed oil, hemp seed oil, and […]

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Inspiring Youth: Growing We Day Movement Hits Ottawa April 9th

March 20, 2014 1:03 pm
Inspiring Youth: Growing We Day Movement Hits Ottawa April 9th

Lazy, unmotivated, and weak are a few of the stereotypical characteristics that unfortunately define our youth. It might come as a surprise that 10,000 students are expect to be in attendance at the Canadian Tire Centre for National We Day on April 9th, an event to encourage youth to lead […]

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St. Patrick’s Day: What Is Left of the Origin?

March 17, 2014 11:40 am
St. Patrick’s Day: What Is Left of the Origin?

In honour of the holiday, commonly associated with simply drinking green beer, OLM is taking a look at the history behind the man who inspired a global day of celebration. St. Patrick was born in Britain during the fourth century AD. His birth name was actually Maewyn Succat – he […]

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Doubly Sweet: Essence Catering Wins Another Judge’s Choice Award

March 12, 2014 1:35 pm
Doubly Sweet: Essence Catering Wins Another Judge’s Choice Award

Essence Catering won its second consecutive Judge’s Choice Award this past weekend at the 10th Annual Carefor Chocolate Competition. The event was a fundraiser for Carefor and it was held at the Centurion Conference and Event Centre in Ottawa on March 8. Essence Catering entered the competition for the second […]

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Only in Ontario…

February 13, 2014 3:15 pm
Only in Ontario…

In December, Toronto Distillery Co. released Batch #1 of their Ontario Organic Wheat, Canada’s first and only certified organic white whisky. Available at LCBO stores across the province, this unaged moonshine whisky is distilled entirely from organic soft white winter wheat harvested in Schomberg, Ontario and milled in nearby Beeton. […]

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Good Looks to Go

February 10, 2014 11:15 am
Good Looks to Go

The Quo On the Go Beauty Set travel cosmetic case contains 24 eye shadows, 4 lip gloss colours, mascara, blush hue, 2 brushes, and a beauty mirror. Great for travel but consider one for your gym bag too! www1.shoppersdrugmart.ca $60

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Cool Stylings From Fossil

February 7, 2014 12:26 pm
Cool Stylings From Fossil

FOR HIM: The military-inspired Nate has a laid-back yet rugged feel with its oversized dial and genuine grey leather strap. It looks great dressed down with your favourite pair of jeans and a crisp, white shirt or tee. The Nate watch also features a chronograph movement. It’s time to make […]

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Canada’s Winter Apple: The Red Prince

February 6, 2014 11:49 am
Canada’s Winter Apple: The Red Prince

Apples are commonly associated with the fall harvest season, symbolizing the start of the school year. Now, a new exclusive Canadian apple is available through the mid-winter to June and it comes bearing an imperial name:  Red Prince. Just over 100,000 cartons of these apples will journey from their growing […]

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Artist Julia Veenstra: Multi-Tasking Dynamo

January 27, 2014 4:30 pm
Artist Julia Veenstra: Multi-Tasking Dynamo

Hamilton artist Julia Veenstra’s career has taken many twists and fascinating turns. Having lived in two continents, started her own business ventures and worked on unique and creative artisan projects, she has truly incorporated art into her life and impacted the lives of many. Throw in 5 children into the […]

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A Healthy Addiction to Bloo Blueberry Juice

January 24, 2014 12:10 pm
A Healthy Addiction to Bloo Blueberry Juice

Touted as one of the healthiest foods you can put in your mouth, blueberries are classified as a super fruit rich in antioxidants and vitamin C. As we’ve been told by celebrity doctors and health gurus alike, the darker the fruit’s skin is, the better it is for you. Blueberries […]

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Winning Online

January 22, 2014 12:32 pm
Winning Online

Mobile Gaming and Online Casino’s in Canada If You Found $300,000 in a Paper Bag Would You Return It? The  Yellow Checker Star cab company in Las Vegas recently named Gerardo Gamboa its “Driver of the Year” and gave him a  $1,000 cash reward for being honest and returning  $300,000 […]

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Top Nights out in Ottawa

January 20, 2014 10:58 am
Top Nights out in Ottawa

Ottawa has quite a reputation to live up to. Voted by consulting firm Mercer as the city with the second highest-quality of living in North America and fourteenth highest in the world, it is a city that takes to heart every aspect of good living. Arts and entertainment is one […]

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The 71st Annual Golden Globes: Winners’ List

January 13, 2014 12:26 pm
The 71st Annual Golden Globes: Winners’ List

The gold orb so coveted among Hollywood’s finest actors was launched with hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler last night. This year’s Golden Globes saw Breaking Bad, American Hustle, The Wolf on Wall Street and Dallas Buyer’s Club take home the biggest titles. Here’s a list of the winners: BEST […]

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Looking for Tickets to a Local Event? Buy Them Here!

January 9, 2014 2:03 pm
Looking for Tickets to a Local Event? Buy Them Here!

Ottawa Life has made locating your favourite Capital happenings even easier with our extensive and consistently updated Events Page. And now we’ve partnered with Canadian online ticketing company, Uniiverse, enabling event organizers to list and sell tickets for their events directly on Ottawa Life’s online magazine. Uniiverse is an innovative […]

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Holiday Cheer: Essentials for NYE

December 31, 2013 1:00 pm
Holiday Cheer: Essentials for NYE

PROSECCO ZONIN The sweet taste of this prosecco makes it versatile and ideal for the holidays. The perfect gift for a host, the prosecco can be used to mix cocktails, for cooking or toast this holiday season! Available at the LCBO. $ 13.95 ___________________________________________________________________________________ TWO OCEANS-  SAUVIGNON BLANC EXTRA DRY […]

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Best Picks/ Holiday Gift Guide: Cosmetic Essentials

December 18, 2013 12:02 pm
Best Picks/ Holiday Gift Guide: Cosmetic Essentials

QUO EMERGENCY KIT This kit includes four lip gloss colours, four eye shadows, a blush hue and mini brushes. The must-have for any holiday parties, this kit will keep you looking pretty and fresh. Available at Shoppers Drug Mart. $32 _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ QUO COSMETIC CRACKERS So cute and festive! Each cracker […]

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