Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR. Post and pictures by Nimali Ramanayake. If you would like us to feature your place in Apartment Crush, let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Once you walk through the doors of Emma-Leigh & Jared’s home, it feels as though you’ve entered a art gallery specializing in pieces from Asian history, action scenes from vintage comic books and a 60s-era family home. Their apartment, which is located on the ground floor of a 3-level house hidden on a quiet street in the Glebe, is celebrating its 100th... | Continue reading article
A professional sexual health educator with an alarming lack of tact, Nadine Thornhill is used to airing out other people’s unmentionables. After a well-deserved summer break, her sex column, Dirty Laundry, is back and will run once each month on Apt613. To ask your questions, or to say hello to Nadine, contact her at email@example.com. Dear Dirty Laundress, What constitutes a multiple orgasm? I have to confess I’m a little obsessed with the idea of making my wife cum over and over again. We’ve tried different things – toys, g-spot... | Continue reading article
Post by resident cupcake expert Sabrina Bowman Although other cities have already moved on to macarons and whoopee pies, Ottawa has just recently hopped on the cupcake train (though we already have our own cupcake video). The cupcake trend has exploded in Ottawa, with three new cupcakeries opening over the past year. And why not? What’s not to like about moist, flavourful, delicate cake crowned with a royal swirl of sweet frosting? In order to help our readers navigate the increasingly crowded sea of cupcake providers in Ottawa, Apartment613 spent... | Continue reading article
Photographs and text by Stephan Telka In mid-June, Raw Sugar played host to one of Ottawa’s first Men’s Clothing Swaps. Finally a chance for the men of Ottawa to come together to get rid of some gently used clothing and pick up a few new pieces! Style File reporter Stephan Telka was on the scene to capture some of the cool and some of the quirky finds. The organizers are hoping to make this a regular occurrence, so check back in the coming months for the next date.
Thespians are known for their attention grabbing ways, but does their flare for the dramatic extend to the wardrobe? Melanie Yugo, crafter extraordinaire and co-founder of Spins & Needles, and Lauryn Kronick, a vintage-obsessed fashion junkie, were on hand at the 2011 Fringe Festival to find out. While the festival ended last week, we hope that some of the styles that made their way to the famous fringe beer tent last all summer long.
Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR. Post by Dominic and Nancy Having just returned after a month of travel (many apologies for the lull in posts), I’ve been thinking a lot about the idea of home. What is that unidentifiable quality that makes a house or apartment feel like a home, even to a stranger? Whatever it is, Mélanie & Steven have managed to harness that quality in their fresh, cheerful, and above all, homey-feeling New Edinburgh abode. Favoring a clean and simple design vibe, Mélanie and Steven resist falling into minimalist... | Continue reading article
Stephan Telka takes the reins for Apartment613′s Style File team this week, giving our usual fashionista-finders Melanie Yugo and Lauryn Kronick a break. All photos and text by Stephan. While there was no shortage of “yoga” pants and Mountain Equipment Coop/North Face gear on display at yesterday’s Great Glebe Garage Sale (not to mention the wares for sale), I was lucky enough to cross paths with a handful of Ottawans who stood out from the crowd. I doff my hat to them, as they effortlessly rose the fashion bar on... | Continue reading article
A professional sexual health educator with an alarming lack of tact, Nadine Thornhill is used to airing out other people’s unmentionables. Her sex column, Dirty Laundry, runs once each month on Apt613. To ask your questions, or to say hello to Nadine, contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Dear Dirty Laundress, A couple months ago, I started hanging out with someone. For the most part it’s been cool, but last week we ended up having a huge argument when she found out that I’ve been dating some other people since I’ve met... | Continue reading article
Post by Megan Taylor Since we here Apartment613 (and our vocal readership!) have already paid tribute to Ottawa’s best used bookstores, perhaps it’s time to cast an eye at their competition and acknowledge the best not-used-but-still-independent bookstores in the capital. If you don’t want to give your money to a megachain like Chapters, but still crave the smooth matte feel of a pristine trade paperback, the satisfaction of cracking open an unbroken hardcover spine, or even just a heady whiff of that new book smell, check out these alternatives: Collected... | Continue reading article
Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR. Post by Dominic and Nancy This week’s post includes two things I really like: sweet treats and super nice gals. Mandi – also known as Auntie Loo from Auntie Loo’s Vegan Bakery – graciously invited Nancy and I to tour her place in a fascinating 1930s hotel-turned-apartment building. Mandi was really welcoming, making us feel at home and letting us explore her space. Having seen her fun and lively bakery, we were surprised to find a completely different vibe in Mandi and Chris’ apartment. Minimal yet... | Continue reading article