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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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Step Outside With Kamik's Eco-friendly Footwear

Step Outside With Kamik's Eco-friendly Footwear

Photos provided by Kamik. Minutes away from the Pierre-Elliot-Trudeau airport in Montreal lays a Canadian jewel that has been polished to perfection for over 100 years. Many of you will recognize the iconic Inuksuk logo sewn onto our childhood boots as we thrashed and played through countless Canadian [...]

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Saving Those With No Voice: How One Organization is Saving the Lives of Thousands

Saving Those With No Voice: How One Organization is Saving the Lives of Thousands

Photos by Isabel Payne. Since before I could remember I’ve always had space in my heart for animals, with the biggest space reserved specifically for dogs. Having spent many of my childhood summers visiting family in Thailand, it always broke my heart to see so many dogs and cats living in deplorable [...]

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Celebrate 150 Years of Niceness With Roots and WE

Celebrate 150 Years of Niceness With Roots and WE

Feature photo: Artwork by Indigenous artist Raven Davis unveiled earlier today at Roots Rideau Centre. More artworks by various Canadian artists are being displayed at Roots locations in Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal. Roots Rideau Centre announced their Be Nice campaign today, happening in partnership [...]

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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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OLM Pet of the Week Special Edition with Bad Tags- Meet Redbull

OLM Pet of the Week Special Edition with Bad Tags- Meet Redbull

Photos by Isabel Payne. A special thanks goes out to the staff at Pet Valu Innes for giving us a hand in photographing excited puppies. For the week leading up for National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day, we have partnered with Freedom Dog Rescue and Bad Tags to showcase a different adoptable dog each day [...]

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OLM Pet of the Week Special Edition with Bad Tags- Meet Espresso

OLM Pet of the Week Special Edition with Bad Tags- Meet Espresso

Photos by Isabel Payne. A special thanks goes out to the staff at Pet Valu Innes for giving us a hand in photographing excited puppies. For the week leading up for National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day, we have partnered with Freedom Dog Rescue and Bad Tags to showcase a different adoptable dog each [...]

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OLM Pet of the Week Special Edition with Bad Tags- Meet Mocha

OLM Pet of the Week Special Edition with Bad Tags- Meet Mocha

Photos by Isabel Payne. For the week leading up for National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day, we have partnered with Freedom Dog Rescue and Bad Tags to showcase a different adoptable dog each day this week! Special thanks goes out to Bad Tags who generously supplied FDR with beautiful custom tags with the [...]

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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 Special Edition with Bad Tags- Meet Jinger

OLM Pet of the Week Special Edition with Bad Tags- Meet Jinger

Photos provided courtesy of Freedom Dog Rescue. For the week leading up for National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day, we have partnered with Freedom Dog Rescue and Bad Tags to showcase a different adoptable dog each day this week! Special thanks goes out to Bad Tags who generously supplied FDR with beautiful [...]

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