Tag Archives: Gatineau

Sweet wonder: Pearl gets a taste of Lowertown’s Maison Chaloin

Pearl Pirie is a local arts enthusiast who arrived in Ottawa about 20 years ago for university. She blogs about the city’s literary events — in both word and image.  Her second full-length poetry collection is coming out this fall. It’s been a good summer for Ottawa foodies – two exceptional businesses opened – Luna Gelato Cafe in Old Ottawa South […]

The best cookie in Gatineau? Adrian Larose visits Gaïa

Adrian Larose, a born-and-bred Ottawan, loves to eat and cook and write and explore, sometimes in that order. Escaping life’s grind for the pleasures of the great outdoors located mere minutes away is one reason Ottawa tops his list of places to live. He’s also passionate about environmental issues, and how those issues connect with […]

Tasting gourmet pizza across the National Capital Region: Geneviève Brisson visits Piz’za-za

Geneviève Brisson is a master’s student in communication at the University of Ottawa, working on a thesis on gastronomic tourism. An Ottawa native, she has an appetite for discovering everything the National Capital Region has to offer, especially its burgeoning food scene. I should start this entry by confessing that I have a weak spot […]

City of Ottawa launches app: Discover Ottawa

Karen is a wife to Matt, mom to Brandon and works full time at an awesome social media job she doesn’t talk about online. She is the author of Karen’s Chronicles and co-founder of Losing it in Ottawa. One of my goals for 2011 is to get out and around greater Ottawa more and really […]

Through a photographer’s eyes: looking at Ottawa from a different angle

Justin Van Leeuwen is an Ottawa-based event and portrait photographer who, in his spare time, takes pictures without people in them. Many of the images seen in his LTOttawa posts can be purchased as limited edition canvas prints through his website. Ottawa is a lovely city. If you live here, you might not be appreciating […]

Daddy blogger Thomas Lynn takes his family on a Winterlude adventure

Thomas Lynn is a proud father of three young sons, and can be found exploring the region looking for that next ‘special adventure’. Using his blog and twitter feed to share his stories, as well as topics that are affecting his boys, Thomas is currently building his ‘daddy blogger’ reputation. Like many parents, my wife and […]

Surprise in the mail: Capital Dining by Anne DesBrisay!

I love mail! When I arrived home from work today, I had a mysterious package waiting for me from a good friend and business colleague: a signed copy of Capital Dining by Anne DesBrisay, third edition. I’m not sure there is a better way to say happy new year than to encourage friends to get out […]

The view from the other side …

As sunny — but cold — weather has been teasing us in Ottawa this week,  I thought I’d share one of my favourite spots in the city. Very-centrally located, but hidden behind the National Art Gallery, the Samuel de Champlain look-out , fittingly, casts its gaze over the Champlain Bridge connecting downtown Ottawa to Gatineau. […]

Hey Mena G. – welcome to Ottawa!

Mena G. is a fundraising consultant who moved to Ottawa in August 2010…and it all started because of a conversation in a British pub, with an old school friend and her Canadian husband. We were so delighted when my friend from her school days said she was coming home for a visit. She had moved […]