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Creativity, passion and the heart of two amazing sisters

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Photo by John Aung.Photo by John Aung.

Vincent is a women’s fashion boutique nestled right in the heart of Little Italy, at 444 Preston Street to be exact. This store represents the creativity, passion and heart of two amazing sisters named Amanda and Angie. From the minute you walk into the boutique, you will be instantly greeted as they welcome you into the store as if it were their home.  No detail has gone unnoticed from the décor, to the carefully thought out product selection and the personalized customer service. You can’t help but fall in love... | Continue reading article

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Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend?

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HERVANA in concert. Photo from their Facebook page.HERVANA in concert. Photo from their Facebook page.

This weekend was quick to arrive after the Easter break and we are back at it with another weekend full of greatness. Get Fresh tonight at Babylon, with a showcase of Ottawa’s hip hop community. There will be performances by Lost Kids, Ivan Ndikuriyo, and Cee Craig Thorn and beat showcases by Prophet-One One-Produkshuns and Andre King Thibault. That won’t be all, though; be sure to check out the event page for a full list of artists. Coming off of Versefest, you can catch Urban Legends and their April feature... | Continue reading article

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Let’s learn about sex, baby!

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Photo by cap. on Flickr.Photo by cap. on Flickr.

We all love getting it on. And it’s made even better by the fact that we can talk about it openly and honestly, sharing what works well for us, and that time it didn’t work out so perfectly. As a liberal-minded woman I’m quite open to experimenting sexually (with my monogamous companion of course), and as a freelance writer I’m passionate about immersing myself in unique and sometimes controversial worlds and sharing my story. With that in mind I made my way to Venus Envy, well known as the place to... | Continue reading article

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Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend?

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Scattered Clouds. Photo from their Bandcamp page.Scattered Clouds. Photo from their Bandcamp page.

This first weekend of April brings warmer weather and the passing of annual prankster day. With all the festival lineups being released, it finally feels like the fun can start. This weekend is an excellent opportunity to pick up something new with a Bubble Soccer Tourament, Glass Blowing and free hot dog parties. Thursday evening marks Fringe Festivals annual Stiff Quickies fundraiser. This collection of short films, tall drinks and deep pockets is the primary fundraiser for Fringe Festival and takes place at Arts Court with some of the best... | Continue reading article

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Treasure hunters having a blast at Antique & Vintage Market

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Sixties Dresses? A swivel chair from the 50′s? Artwork from the forties? Check, check and check! Treasure hunters of all ages were having a blast swooning and admiring all of the different things that were available for sale at the semi-annual Ottawa Antique & Vintage Market. It was held indoors at the Carleton University Fieldhouse, however with the astroturf footing, bright lighting and spacious high ceilings, it resembled being outdoors at a market. There was a steady stream of visitors at the entrance all afternoon on Saturday. Vendors from all... | Continue reading article

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Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend?

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I love spring in Canada. Photo by Bust It Away Photography from the Apt613 Flickr pool.I love spring in Canada. Photo by Bust It Away Photography from the Apt613 Flickr pool.

Welcome to the first weekend of…spring? Ok, so, just because it is technically “spring”, doesn’t mean that it necessarily feels like it. We can’t promise this weekend’s weather will be any warmer, but we can promise plenty of fun stuff happening in the city. Oz Kafe kicks off the weekend tonight with Reggae Night. Join Memetic, Jas Nasty, and Chris International for a Dark N’ Stormy while they spin some great reggae. Workshop Studio Boutique is hosting their 8th Annual Spring Trunk Sale kick off party tonight, from 6-9pm. If... | Continue reading article

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613 Style File: Ottawa fashionista spring styles, Nordstrom Gala for United Way

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All photos by Adria MayAll photos by Adria May

It’s so close we can almost taste it: Spring. With it, the colour palette of our wardrobe changes, we put away our long johns and we watch the ground waiting for those tulips to peep out!  In celebration of impeding Spring we bring you a new style file, from the Nordstrom Gala for the United Way on March 5. The Gala, held at Nordstrom’s new Rideau Centre store, raised funds through the United Way for project step, which provides school-based intervention for young people with addictions issues. Since project step... | Continue reading article

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Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend? + subDevision ticket giveaway!

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The Jerry Cans. Photo from folkawards.ca.The Jerry Cans. Photo from folkawards.ca.

This weekend has an intense lineup of music for all ages and genres with vintage pop ups, trivia nights and film festivals to round out activities for everyone. Spring is in the air, and everyone is itching to pack up the layers and get out into the fresh, crisp air. Lets start with he events that are running all weekend. In Case of No Emergency: The Films of Ruben Ostend will be at the Canadian Film Institute until March 28th. Tickets are free for Carleton University students, and can otherwise... | Continue reading article

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Treasures await at the Antique and Vintage Market

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Vintage 50s "Midge" radio with bluetooth. Photo courtesy of Ottawa's Daff Design.Vintage 50s "Midge" radio with bluetooth. Photo courtesy of Ottawa's Daff Design.

Do you go into a museum and want to touch everything? Or perhaps you have a curious desire to try on period costumes and jewellery just to see if you really were meant to be born in a different time? Or, maybe you still aren’t over those lamps you absolutely fell in love with in a 1950s design exhibit. Oh, the way they would have completed your living room. I’ve been there and I can tell you there’s a place where you can indulge all of these fantasies. At the... | Continue reading article

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Apt613 Live for March 9, 2015

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Photo from the Covet & Co. Facebook page.Photo from the Covet & Co. Facebook page.

This week on Apt613 Live we’ve got an interview with Julie Gauthier from Covet &Co.  Officially the boutique’s grand opening is in May, but in the meantime they’re introducing themselves and their love for paper-based salutations (remember the world pre-texting?) by offering Letterpress workshops each weekend in March.  We sat down and chatted about the boutique, the lost art of the handwritten letter and the benefit of rolling up your sleeves and learning to do some things for yourself. Music from Jon Hynes, John Jacob Magistery, The Tourist Company and... | Continue reading article

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