Karen Temple

Art Director & Web Editor

Karen Temple is an award-wining graphic designer and the web editor for Ottawa Life Magazine. 
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Endy mattress is the OLA 2019 Best Mattress in Canada

Endy mattress is the OLA 2019 Best Mattress in Canada

After over 20-years writing about life in Ottawa, we think we have a pretty good idea of the best of what this city has to offer. In this weekly series, we’ll share our picks with you — Check, share and discuss #OLMBest every week! Made in Canada, Endy mattresses are constructed of [...]

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Broadway hit musical, Come From Away, arrives at NAC

Broadway hit musical, Come From Away, arrives at NAC

Photo: The cast of Come From Away (credit: Matthew Murphy, 2018) You will laugh, you will want to cry, but most of all you will be thoroughly entertained for 90-minutes straight as you relive the day that forced 38 planes loaded with passengers to land in Gander, Newfoundland, almost doubling the [...]

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The Huawei P 30 Pro smartphone might just be the best camera you’ve ever owned

The Huawei P 30 Pro smartphone might just be the best camera you’ve ever owned

The easy choice when shopping for a new phone is get the new version of the same old phone. Makes sense, right? You already have charger cords to spare. In fact, there is one in practically every room of your house and backup-battery packs in every purse or jacket pocket because your old phone – [...]

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Discovering San Diego

Discovering San Diego

Feature photo credit: James Blank You can spend weeks taking in all the theme parks, museum, beaches and green spaces of the big bay city but we hit the streets to get to know a few of San Diego’s many neighbourhoods. Point Loma, the historic site where California was first discovered in [...]

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Big Night Big Success - CIBC Wood Gundy Continues Its Support for Chelsea’s Maison Libère-Elles

Big Night Big Success - CIBC Wood Gundy Continues Its Support for Chelsea’s Maison Libère-Elles

Robert H. Orange, Vice-President, FMA and the Kanata Branch Investment Advisor with CIBC Wood Gundy successfully orchestrated his 18th Annual charity fundraising dinner and silent auction for Maison Libère-Elles to support the work the shelter does for women and children who have been victims [...]

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The Tackies and Sussex Blew the Roof Off Moose McGuires for Round 2 of CoverMe!

The Tackies and Sussex Blew the Roof Off Moose McGuires for Round 2 of CoverMe!

Check out these shots of last night's CoverMe Contest performance by Sussex and The Tackies. Photos by Karen Temple

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The Liberation of Belgium — A Centennial

The Liberation of Belgium — A Centennial

Photos by Karen Temple / Feature image: King Philippe and Queen Mathilde meet with Canadian veterans at the Canadian War Museum, March 14, 2018. At 10:58 a.m. on November 11, 1918, two minutes before the ceasefire took effect that ended WW1, Private George Lawrence Price of the 28th Canadian infantry [...]

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A Taste of Georgia!

A Taste of Georgia!

Earlier this month, the staff of Ottawa Life Magazine received an invitation from his Excellency, the Hon. Konstantine Kavtaradze, Georgian Ambassador to Canada. Georgia, known Sakartvelo to its inhabitants, is a small country on the Black Sea that is flanked by Russia to the north and Turkey, Armenia [...]

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RIU Bambu: Seven Days to Recharge

RIU Bambu: Seven Days to Recharge

Pulling up to the sleek front entrance of the RIU Bambu you can see right through the lobby, past the pool and to the sun-filled, palm tree populated beach and, you know you’ve come to the right place. The recently renovated, Riu Bambu sits among of cluster of five separate RIU properties all [...]

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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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