Author Archives: jessey

July 18

Summer must-see: Cirque du Soleil’s TOTEM

Have you booked your ticket to see Cirque du Soleil’s  Ottawa production of TOTEM yet? We were lucky enough to go on opening night, and though LTO contributors have reviewed local productions of Cirque before – this was my first time ever seeing a show. The verdict? I can say without hesitation that this is […]

June 25

Brunch at Wakefield’s Chez Eric

Jessey is a writer, digital communications strategist, and the founder of Local Tourist Ottawa. So, we’ve already written about the wonderful little restaurant Chez Eric, located in nearby Wakefield, but I hadn’t actually been there until this weekend. Sure, LTO co-founder Amy talks about this cute little spot…a lot…but it wasn’t only her review that led […]

Help me plan my staycation!

Jessey is a writer, digital communications strategist, and the founder of Local Tourist Ottawa. As I’m sure you’ve noticed, things have been a bit quiet around here lately – the holidays are a busy time!   But, in the spirit of LTO, I made a decision last night: instead of hopping off to Vermont or catching […]

Happy Anniversary to all of our Local Tourists!

In case you haven’t heard, today is kind of a big day for us: it is our one year anniversary! One year ago today, we started this blog with a mission: to get more involved in our own city, to encourage others to do the same, and to share, share, share, every step of the […]

A taste of TEDxOttawa: Spoken word from Brandon Wint

Jessey is a writer, digital communications strategist, and the founder of Local Tourist Ottawa. As you may know, I’m a huge fan of many of Ottawa’s spoken word poets.   So of course, it was a delight to see the talented and very heartfelt Brandon Wint take the stage at TEDxOttawa today. Before the “official” videos come […]

TEDxOttawa: Q&A with Sarah Ormon

Sarah Ormon is crazy for great ideas, meeting new people, and helping others find new and fulfilling experiences. Her passion is in communications and she thrives on finding innovative ways to share, collaborate and explore how individuals, organizations and communities interact. She is a product marketing specialist for InGenius Software by day and the lead organizer […]

Harvest Noir: Q&A with Greg Searle

Greg Searle runs the Mysterious Events Company by night with his beautiful co-conspirator Samantha Biron – by day, he is the Executive Director of BioRegional North America, an environmental organization. Greg has lived in Ottawa, Rome, London UK, Boston, and now resides on the banks of the Gatineau river in Chelsea QC just outside of […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

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The (delicious) Taste of Preston Street

Last weekend, the lovely folks over at Savvy Company invited Local Tourist Ottawa founders Amy and Jessey, as well as our pizza-loving contributor Geneviève, to attend La Vendemmia’s Taste of Preston Street Food and Wine Show. As I’m sure you can imagine, we were thrilled. Celebrating the abundance of Preston Street’s Italian and international restaurants alongside […]