Isabel Payne

Features Writer

Isabel is the Director of Operations at Ottawa Life Magazine. She has a vast love of languages and is currently studying Thai and Italian. When not directing operations, Isabel can be found trying to bribe her canine BFF into posing for her camera or spending quality gaming time with her Xbox.
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Unreal Talent on Display at Ottawa Comic Con's Artist Alley

Unreal Talent on Display at Ottawa Comic Con's Artist Alley

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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High Fashion is in Bloom This Week at Bayshore Shopping Centre

High Fashion is in Bloom This Week at Bayshore Shopping Centre

Photos taken by Isabel Payne. In fashion this week: rose skirts paired with calla lily sashes, bright orchid dresses, and big, beautiful hats adorned with succulents! This week only, Ottawa florists have come together to showcase a gorgeous display of flowers and pure, raw talent. At a VIP event last [...]

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No Bones About It: Rock & Rescue is an Event You Don't Want to Miss!

No Bones About It: Rock & Rescue is an Event You Don't Want to Miss!

On Friday May 5th, one of the biggest annual animal rescue events in Ottawa is happening at the Lone Star Loft! Now in it’s 5th year, Rock & Rescue is a fantastic show featuring live music, fun auctions, and incredible people! Each year, local rescues benefit from the money raised at this [...]

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OLM Pet of the Week- Meet Panmure

OLM Pet of the Week- Meet Panmure

It’s time for this week’s OLM Pet of the Week! This week we want you to meet a sweet girl who has recently discovered what a loving life the indoors life can be! Meet Panmure, a female domestic short-haired kitty who is estimated to be about two-years-old. This little lady was originally [...]

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OLM Pet of the Week- Meet Chico

OLM Pet of the Week- Meet Chico

Photos courtesy of Eastern Ontario Potcake Rescue. This week's OLM Pet of the Week has the cutest set of ears we've ever seen! This week we want you to meet Chico, a 1-year-old potcake who is looking for a forever home with the help of Eastern Ontario Potcake Rescue. Chico was rescued from [...]

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Level-Up Your Weekend at the Capital Gaming Expo!

Level-Up Your Weekend at the Capital Gaming Expo!

This weekend, indulge your inner gamer at Ottawa’s very own Capital Gaming Expo! Held on April 1st and 2nd at the Nepean Sportsplex, CGX is set to shine a spotlight on what the Canadian video game industry is all about! The annual event, which showcases all things gaming in every form, was recently [...]

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Pawsome Rescue Events to Celebrate Spring!

Pawsome Rescue Events to Celebrate Spring!

Each month, animal rescues in Ottawa host various events to raise funds to help animals in need. We’ve rounded up some of the many events happening around Ottawa where you can meet adoptable pets and the organization supporting them, peruse handmade goods, and donate to a good cause. Are we missing [...]

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OLM Pet of the Week- Meet Nuka

OLM Pet of the Week- Meet Nuka

It’s time for OLM’s Pet of the Week again and this week we want you to meet a tough little dude called Nuka. Nuka is a domestic-shorthaired kitty who is approximately one-year-old. He is currently up for adoption with Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue. This playful fellow first came into the rescue [...]

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This Year, Don’t Let Another Easter Bunny Suffer

This Year, Don’t Let Another Easter Bunny Suffer

Each year just after Easter, animal shelters and rabbit rescues get flooded with unwanted and abandoned rabbits. These are just the lucky ones. Every year, despite all the warnings online, people gift live rabbits or chickens at Easter, thinking it’s a fun and whimsical gift to give to their kids [...]

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Take a Leap into the World of Video Games at PAX East 2017

Take a Leap into the World of Video Games at PAX East 2017

Photos taken by Isabel Payne. Logo belongs to PAX East. Each year, tens of thousands of gaming fans descend upon Boston for a weekend of sublime overindulgence on all things video games. What began in 2004 as a smallish convention in Bellevue, Washington dedicated towards gaming, has blown up over [...]

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