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Best cocktails in Ottawa

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I transplanted here from New York in July 2012 and I have a confession to make. In my first few months in Ottawa I dragged my partner into various random places (often on Elgin St.) for a drink, and then complained that, “no one in this town knows how to make a proper Negroni!”  He would simply roll his eyes and tell me not to say that too loudly. Yes, I know it sounds a little pretentious and obnoxious, but it seemed to be the sad, honest truth.  Part of... | Continue reading article

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Apt Crush: Tom and Lauren’s Adult Playhouse

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All photos by Rudayna BahubeshiAll photos by Rudayna Bahubeshi

At Lauren and Tom’s apartment, there’s a kitchen cart steps away from the entrance that is perpetually stacked with treats and tea or wine, depending on the time of day. The first thing you notice once you’re in their apartment is the drink that’s immediately put in your hands and the focus on good old hospitality. There aren’t chairs and couches pointing at a television, but furniture and conversation pieces that facilitate afternoons of chatter and laughter. This apartment marks a new chapter for Lauren and Tom. Their previous apartments were... | Continue reading article

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Foodie Friday: Ottawa, we need to talk about take-out containers

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So, I’m one of those annoying, unabashed foodie types that waxes on about the merits of things that are cooked sous-vide while en route to the newest chic taco joint. As a devotee of all things tasty, I inevitably find myself leaving a restaurant with a take-out container filled with the night’s left-overs, which are often too delicious to leave for the green bin – or worse yet – the dumpster. And it’s the makeup of these containers that often irks me, and is the subject of the first ever... | Continue reading article

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Apartment Crush: More is more at Beth and Nelson’s thrifty apartment

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Take a peek into the apartments and homes of Ottawa with Apartment Crush. If you would like us to feature your place in Apartment Crush, let us know by emailing apartment613@gmail.com The secret to Beth and Nelson’s style can be found in their love of old things. When the couple moved into their new digs on Somerset Street, they filled the airy rooms of their old-fashioned apartment with thrift store finds and antiques. The result is a homey mix of nicknacks, art and even the occasional piece of taxidermy that... | Continue reading article

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Foodie Friday: Best Poutine in Ottawa

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It is impossible to dislike poutine. Yes, I am calling out you liars: it is impossible. Whether it’s in a traditional styrofoam cup leaking gravy onto a picnic table or served with pulled pork, vegetarian gravy, homefries or other creative ingredients, it’s hard not to gravitate to the one menu item guaranteed not to let you down. With a little help from the polling worlds of Twitter and Facebook, we have found some of Ottawa’s go-to poutine destinations. 1-  Sasha’s Chip Wagon. For weeks people have yelled that it is the... | Continue reading article

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Undercurrents review

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Photo courtesy of Julie LaurinPhoto courtesy of Julie Laurin

Tuesday evening marked the beginning of Ottawa’s third annual undercurrents festival at the Great Canadian Theatre Company (1233 Wellington Street West). Festival Director Pat Gauthier’s  showcase of six theatre productions includes a mix of local and national creations that highlight some of the best cutting-edge theatre in the country. With each show lasting about an hour at the most, very reasonable ticket prices, multiple performances, and productions you might not normally get to see—or know about until after the fact — the festival is one of the most accessible theatre available.... | Continue reading article

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Apartment Crush: Sarah and Gregg’s mid-century bohemian labour of love

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Sarah, Martha and Gregg

Take a peek into the apartments and homes of Ottawa with Apartment Crush. Post by Katie Marsh, pictures by Katie Marsh and Gregg Blakely. If you would like us to feature your place in Apartment Crush, let us know by emailing apartment613@gmail.com For Sarah and Gregg, the arrival of baby Martha was, among other things, a decorating call to arms. The pregnancy gave the couple a strong incentive to transform their Centretown rowhouse from a party zone into a more family-oriented space. Rather than hire contractors to do the work... | Continue reading article

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613 Style File: Ottawa Vintage Clothing Show

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All photos courtesy of Adria May There were swells of vintage-lovers looking to buy that special one-of-a kind item at this year’s Ottawa Vintage Clothing Show on November 18. This years’ event has held for the first time at the Ottawa Convention Centre and was packed with enthusiastic fashion-lovers. I had the good fortune of meeting four fabulous women: Julia, Rosa, Erin and Erica. Name: JULIA CARON Occupation: Works for CBC Radio, Quebec City Outfit: Dress – Toronto, somewhere on Queen Street West Shoes – Mexico City (she recalled entering a store... | Continue reading article

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So Much Theatre: Fly Me to the Moon

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Photo credit: Andrew Alexander/GCTCPhoto credit: Andrew Alexander/GCTC

No matter how routine your job, you never really know what you’re going to find when you go in to work. What starts as a regular shift for Belfast home-care workers Loretta Mackie (Margo MacDonald) and Frances Shields (Mary Ellis) quickly turns into a question of scruples when their client dies on the toilet on the day his pension cheque is due to be deposited. The moral dilemma with which the protagonists of Marie Jones’s Fly Me to the Moon are faced grows deeper and deeper as the day goes... | Continue reading article

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Apartment 613 Live for October 24, 2012: Nuit Blanche, Unshaven Mavens, and Union 613

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Listen here or on iTunes. On this week’s Apartment 613 Live, Ryan is our lonely host for an hour full of local happenings. Last month’s Nuit Blanche was reportedly attended by something close to 30,000 people, and next year’s nuit can only get bigger. The art-filled night’s organizers are already in the planning stages, securing sponsorship and debating layouts. Nuit Blanche 2013 is planned for September 21st. Visual Arts Editor Diane Bond joins Ryan by phone to offer her perspective on these early planning stages. Next, Amie Beausoleil of Unshaven... | Continue reading article

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