There are many reasons to buy used or vintage clothing. You can find pieces made with high quality fabrics and exquisite craftsmanship. There’s much less of a chance that you will deal with a fashion doppelganger. Recycling and being environmentally conscious is fashionable in itself. All the cool kids are doing it. But the best reason of all – how else is a clothes horse like me going to get her fix without risking financial insolvency? Here are the best vendors of previously-owned fashion that we’ve come across so far.... | Continue reading article
The Glebe - the favourite hang-out of Ottawa’s dog and baby set - likely has more places to buy coffee per square meter then any other neighbourhood in the city. Sprinkled liberally between jewellery stores, upscale clothing boutiques and Ottawa’s composting worm outlet is a fine assortment of independent and chain latte retailers. Apartment613 thought it made sense do a review of the yuppie version of the cup of Joe - the latte – in the heart of yuppie territory (mostly because it gave us an excuse to get jacked up on coffee while gossiping about Lex Luther Larry O’Brien).... | Continue reading article
By guest contributors Chris and Yaz, co-hosts of Digestive Tracks. This weekly radio show on CKCU FM 93.1 plays every Wednesday morning from 10 to 11 and features tips on the local dining scene that any Ottawa foodie can’t afford to miss. Part of the Apartment613 crew got a chance to chat with Yaz this last Wednesday on their show; downloading the episode here to check out our discussion of the Apt613 mission statement and anarchist views by, as well as some great music and a review of the Cupcakery.... | Continue reading article
Ever since I moved back to Ottawa from New York City, I’ve craved a good wine bar. In the Upper West Side we had this great little gem called Bin 71. The food was great, the wine was even better and the crowd was… eclectic. I have yet to find such a spot in Ottawa. Hopefully, this list will become a constant barometer on the Ottawa wine scene.
By guest contributor Chris, co-host of Digestive Tracks. This weekly radio show on CKCU FM 93.1 plays every Wednesday morning from 10 to 11 and features tips on the local dining scene that any Ottawa foodie can’t afford to miss. Also be sure to check out Chris’ new blog on Canadian gaming, the Canconsole. As all videogame geeks can tell you, hunting for games can be both expensive and frustrating. Instead of sticking to one store, savvy gamers keep their eyes peeled for deals and rarities in a variety of... | Continue reading article
So – looking for an ancient copy of The Iliad? Or want to find the latest bestseller but don’t want to pay full price? Head on over to one of these fabulous finds…
1. Parliament Hill’s Peace Tower – yes, very very touristic but you can see just about anything you want – a 360 degree view- thanks to all those mandatory short “skyscrapers” downtown. 2. Nepean Point (behind the Art Gallery). You can share space with Samuel de Champlain and high school kids smoking up but the views are gorgeous and it’s a wonderful spot to have some gelato on a hot summer’s day. 3. LeBreton Flats – at sunset looking East. Proof the city actually has a skyline. 4. Mackenzie King... | Continue reading article
…because not everyone drinks coffee. 1. Starbucks Various locations I really truly do enjoy the spicy Tazo chai they serve up. It’s got a nice zing that other chai lattes lack – try this one with soy milk, too. Super tasty. They’ve got a few alternative chais out there right now as well (such as an apple juice based one), but I’m all for the original. Why mess with a good thing? 2. Raw Sugar 692 Somerset W. The only one I’ve found where they actually use loose tea and... | Continue reading article