Blush 2015: Pamper Yourself in Style

December 19, 2014 11:10 am

Capture the evening’s fun with a professional photo booth In case you had not noticed, the Christmas season is upon us. While you find yourself running around shopping for the perfect gift for your partner, kids, mother-in-law, colleagues and neighbours, be sure to remember yourself ladies–and your best girlfriends, of […]

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Take a Trip with Alice Through the Looking-Glass

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It is often debated whether or not author Lewis Carroll was under the influence of some kind of narcotic when he created Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking-Glass. It is completely understandable to ponder the question as the stories are wacky, out-of-this-world, fantastical and outrageous.  They are equally […]

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How Krumpers Solar Solutions Came to Be

December 18, 2014 4:00 pm

Canada hasn’t always been home for Diana Livshits. How she got here and how she and her husband Yury came to take over Krumpers Solar Solutions is quite a remarkable story. Diana grew up in Latvia with her mother, father and older brother. Latvia was a free country until the military […]

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CrISIS: Imam Invites Students to Speak Love

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   Photo courtesy of the AMJ Group, University of Ottawa At the entrance of the Alumni Auditorium at the University of Ottawa stands a booth with flyers, brochures and printed material on Islam. A black poster with white letters reads: “Love for all, Hatred for none.” The stage is set […]

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A Genuine Candy Land

December 16, 2014 10:00 am
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The victory of winning a board game has never tasted so sweet. Just in time for the holiday season, Gamesformotion has released your favourite childhood board game in unique chocolate editions. Some of the classics updated to become edible include Monopoly, Battleship, Scrabble, Candy Land and Clue. With the same […]

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The Magic of Narnia

December 15, 2014 10:03 am

If you are looking for a great family night out with a meaningful story this holiday, head to Centrepointe Theatre for 9th Hour Theatre Company’s musical production of Narnia, based on The Lion, The Witch and Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. 9th Hour Theatre Company productions explores questions and stories of […]

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Where are the Accessible Toilets Ottawa? GottaGo!

December 12, 2014 10:20 am

Nowadays, the most vulnerable members of our population—children, seniors and persons with disabilities—are in search for clean and safe public washrooms in Ottawa. But Rachel Canham, a Carleton University researcher, is steering the pursuit for public toilets in a whole new direction. “I feel like while the need for public […]

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Talking About a Murder

December 10, 2014 10:07 am

Why is the podcast “Serial” so popular? The place of podcasts in the wider culture is still uncertain. I have a few friends who embrace the medium. They might listen to Radiolab or The Partially Examined Life or to CBC podcasts. They think of podcasts as part of a freely […]

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The Sound of Strings: Stellae Boreales

December 9, 2014 10:49 am
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The Ottawa Suzuki Strings Music School has a vision to “create a music school that is internationally recognized for the quality of its pedagogy and the achievements of its students and faculty, resulting from a culture of innovation in training and development.” The Stella Boreales Violin Ensemble is a perfect testament to […]

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Disegno Fine Jewellery: The Essence of Design

December 8, 2014 12:07 pm

Pamela Coulston is the owner of Disegno Fine Jewellery,  launched in 1992. In Italian “disegno” means more than just “design.” The word also suggests the ability to envision a design and execute the drawing. At the heart of this notion is the discovery of fresh concepts, often from unexpected sources;. […]

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How to Manage Time and Reduce Holiday Stress

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You hear a lot about peace and joy at this time of year, but seasonal pressures can make it difficult. Parties and get-togethers are usually fun, but many require baking, wine-buying, or a special outfit. Then there are the presents to buy for everyone – all while navigating crazy traffic […]

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Ottawa Antique Market: For Serious Antique-Lovers

December 5, 2014 12:43 pm

The Ottawa Antique Market is one of the city’s retail gems. Located on Bank St. in Ottawa South and tucked in the side of the building, stepping through its doors transports you to the best flea market you’ve ever laid eyes on. You can shop all the usual suspects commonly […]

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Craig Cardiff: Harnessing the Power of Music

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For Craig Cardiff, playing live music is all about the connection. Creating that electric moment when the audience connects with him, each other and the tune is worth the ups-and-downs of the musician lifestyle. Cardiff, the Arnprior based, Juno-nominated, Canadian folk musician, is stopping by the Black Sheep Inn on […]

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’Tis the Season for Handel

December 4, 2014 1:38 pm

More than 250 years after its completion, George Frideric Handel’s joyous Messiah continues to be appreciated by audiences around the world. Coming to the capital region this holiday season, Finest Moments from Messiah will be presented by the combined effort of the Ottawa Classical Choir and the New World Philharmonic […]

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Learning How to Die – Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

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In his latest thoughtful, moving book Being Mortal: Medicine And What Matters in the End the doctor and writer Atul Gawande tells the achingly sad story of Sara. In the prime of life and while pregnant with her first child, Sara was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. Doctors induced labour […]

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How to Make the Holidays Truly Magical for Kids

December 3, 2014 12:53 pm
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We’ve all felt the pressure to attend every holiday movie, try every sweet goodie, and pile up all of our presents under the tree. Yet many parents find that it’s not the gifts their kids remember. Children most enjoy the traditions, the time spent together and the moments of connection […]

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Orange Art Gallery: Pushing Boundaries In The Capital Community

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Following a trip to NYC with husband and co-owner Matthew Jeffrey four years ago, Ingrid Hollander felt that Ottawa needed a contemporary gallery willing to take big risks. “We found that galleries here had a much more retail-oriented, commercial focus. We wanted to provide a cool space that could showcase […]

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