Author Archives: LTO

Life of Pie's signature fruit cake December 04

Ottawa’s Christmas markets: Will you or won’t you?

The thought of battling the overheated malls to buy more stuff for my friends and family has not been an appealing activity for me in the past few years – that’s why I love hitting up local markets, and supporting local artisans. At the perfect holiday market, I can buy gifts that will tantalize taste buds, […]

HM2 October 17

Fashionably late: H&M arrives in Ottawa

Jenna Farrell is a recruitment and communications professional with a passion for Ottawa’s fashion and fitness communities. An Ottawa Valley girl at heart, Jenna and her husband live in Hintonburg where they enjoy Ottawa’s best dinner spots, local beers and donuts (she especially likes the donuts). For more of Jenna’s writing, visit www.navyandgold.ca. With the recent […]

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Days Out Ontario’s Ottawa fall faves (within an hour of downtown!)

What makes a better back drop to day tripping adventures than fresh, crisp air and the russet, orange, and yellow hills of autumn? With fall officially here, there is no better time to head out on the open road to explore restaurants, museums, and trails in Ottawa and area. Here are a few nearby gems […]

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It’s Harvest (Noir) season: Wanna go?

Ottawa is blessed with some truly great local food options. From The Elk Ranch to Bottega Nicastro to the Brewer’s Park Farmer’s Market, there really is a local food option to suit every taste, as long as you know where to find it. Once you’ve found it, there’s no better time or occasion to enjoy […]

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Race to the finish: Ottawa’s first Color Run fun for all ages and fitness levels

Josh Finn was born and raised in Ottawa and currently works as a policy analyst at Transport Canada. While he is passionate about travelling, he also enjoys discovering the hidden treasures of his hometown. In his spare time, you can find Josh running or cycling along the canal, participating in sports leagues, volunteering with local […]

CR2 August 21

A kaleidoscope of colours: The happiest 5K on the planet comes to Ottawa

Josh Finn was born and raised in Ottawa and currently works as a policy analyst at Transport Canada. While he is passionate about travelling, he also enjoys discovering the hidden treasures of his hometown. In his spare time, you can find Josh running or cycling along the canal, participating in sports leagues, volunteering with local […]

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National Capital Craft Beer Week: Where are your top Ottawa spots to grab a pint?

Desirae Odjick is a marketer and copywriter who has lived in and loved Ottawa her whole life. She reads, does yoga, runs half-marathons and is really trying to take up a winter sport. “Overly enthusiastic” is her default state.  If you’re an experienced beer connoisseur or a completely newcomer to the beer scene like myself, […]

El Camino - Takeout July 26

Ottawa’s El Camino: Have you been?

Melanie Bechard is a reporter-turned-communications-professional who wanted to live in Ottawa years before she finally got here in 2007.  She has a dog, a cat, a husband, a garden, an embarrassingly well-organized yarn stash, and a slightly obsessive love of classic movies. She also travels as much as she can. I’m a great lover of […]

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Creative mornings with Domicile’s John Doran

Chris Read is the voice behind the Canadian Dad. He writes about being a father and  features great Canadians, as well as children who are making a difference in the world. Chris is also the co-founder of the Gil Read Memorial Foundation, named in memory of his father, whose goal is to provide funding for children who […]

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