Tag Archives: Shopping

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, […]

September 20

Sustainable shopping: terra20 seeks to make eco easy

Pamela Tourigny is the community manager for terra20, a 15,000-square-foot retail store strictly offering eco-friendly products — from cosmetics to clothing to cleaning supplies. Tourigny calls terra20 a “totally different shopping experience” where people are welcome to browse for hours, educating themselves on the topic of sustainable shopping. Would you call Ottawa a green community? […]

Introducing… Ottawa’s Locavore Artisan Food Fair!

Nicola Maule is an event planner who is always trying to bring a bit more excitement to Ottawa. In recent years I have been struggling with the overwhelming commercialization of Christmas. Everywhere I turn, I feel as though I am bombarded with ads for new technology gadgets and latest toys.  This year, my eight year […]

A trip to the Third World Bazaar with the Reynolds family

Mike Reynolds (blog/Twitter) is an Ottawa born-and-raised husband,  father to one and soon to be second. He’s obsessed with making sure his daughter says ‘daddy and mommy’ and not ‘mommy and daddy’ and with finding junk he thinks will one day be considered an antique. He also blogs about his admitted cluelessness when it comes to […]

Shopping for a cause: Exploring Ottawa’s sustainable fashion scene

Michelina Teti (Twitter) is a fourth-year journalism and gender studies student at Carleton University. Originally from Brampton, Ont, she’s a huge fan of a great yin yoga class, horrible television and hanging out with a pile of magazines in the traditional print form. She’s also Starbucks and agenda obsessed. It’s the perfect weather for window-shopping. […]

Fiona Tapp spends a perfect day in Ottawa

Fiona Tapp is a British Elementary School Teacher, who has called Ottawa home for the past five years. As a native Londoner, she tries to explore and enjoy Ottawa as a tourist, and so far is pretty impressed with this “tiny but brilliant” city! On the last day of school, before the summer vacation started, […]

Happy Birthday Venus Envy!

If you’ve never been to award-winning sex shop and bookstore Venus Envy, this is your weekend to go. Today the Ottawa shop is celebrating its 10th birthday! Don’t know anything about Venus Envy? Well, it is probably the most cool and comfortable sex shop out there. The staff are super-friendly, with the mandate to treat […]

Mike Cullen on Mags & Fags

A young public servant, Mike Cullen is also a regular contributor to (Cult)ure Magazine as a music editorialist. His passions include music, coffee, writing, travel and comic books. There are many places you can go to get the this week’s trashy celebrity tabloid, the latest MixMag or any other number of periodicals, but my favorite in the […]

Holiday shopping in Ottawa – Part III (The ByWard Market)

As Christmas bears down on us, we at LTOttawa bring you one last holiday shopping guide: The ByWard Market! Essentially the heart of the city, the Market is a great place to check out because of its variety, focus on local vendors and the ability to avoid mall crowds as you duck in and out […]

Holiday shopping in Ottawa – Part II (Westboro – Wellington)

Annie McEwen is the best. She is currently studying at Oxford University in the United Kingdom. We miss her! And we’re sure she misses us too. Last week, Annie shared a little holiday shopping nostalgia with us, writing up a great guide to shopping in Ottawa’s Glebe. This week? Westboro – Wellington. I’ve lumped these […]