Silkken Laumann’s now been around the Ottawa scene for little under a year. The trio made up of Rolf Klausener, Pat Johnson and Adam Saikeley have a few shows under their belt – the last one being a rocking DJ performance with CFCF at St. Brigid’s Centre for the Arts. The band’s managed to grab my attention with each internet teaser, track release and event they’ve participated in. Their music is cool and fun and something Ottawa definitely needed. Klausener, Saikeley and Johnson gave their fans a nice V-day present... | Continue reading article
Hintonburg has quickly become known as the new “it” neighborhood for young professionals and it seems obvious why. The array of restaurants and other local establishments that have sprung up in the last few years have really gentrified the area. The Hintonburg Public House(1020 Wellington Street West) can now add its name to the list of new eateries worth checking out. Mismatched wood chairs and mason-jar lights are just some of the touches that lend itself to the rustic-chic atmosphere. Local art pieces also adorn the walls from budding artists... | Continue reading article
Valentine’s Day is a time for lovers, friends with benefits, and nosy bloggers. Once again we asked you to dish the dirty details for our Big Sexy O-Town Survey – our second edition of what we hope will be an annual affair. Over 700 people participated in this year’s survey, which was named Sex in the Capital City. Designed by professional sexual health educator and Apartment613 sex columnist Nadine Thornhill, the survey aims to get the low-down on where, when and with whom. One lucky respondent will receive a Lelo Sex... | Continue reading article
Since I’ve moved to Hintonburg, Indian Express Food & Sweets has been a regular stop of mine on the way back from work. In the fall, the owners of the shop much beloved by John Baird announced they would move their shop to a bigger location at the former Wine Garden location on Somerset. The months past, and what was to be an October opening transformed into “We’re too busy at the restaurant…too many delays.” But today, I heard great news from India Express owner Rakesh Ahluwalia. “All permits are... | Continue reading article
Curious to know what the new Lansdowne might look like? Check the video above. Thanks to OpenFile for putting it on Vimeo. If you were interested in the future of the LRT, the CE Centre was the place to be last week as Ottawa was host to over 250 companies hoping to work with whoever ends up winning the bid to create Ottawa’s light rail. Companies hoping to find work in the project offered services for every aspect of the LRT system, from employee recruiting to waste-soil disposal to suites... | Continue reading article
Ottawa Fashion Week is almost upon us. The event is building on the success of the fall edition, its biggest yet. Spring fashion weeks are generally smaller in nature than their fall/winter counterparts, but I’m really excited to see the 17 designers showing at the Westin Hotel’s Governor General Ballroom. Designers like frAsh jewelry, DeMoyo, Montreal’s !Nu.I, Jana Hanzel & Emilia Torabi and Rachel Sin return. Expect to find lots of elegant, ready to wear fashions from Amanda Emmanuel and Turbine with edgier streetwear from folks like Y!D.N.A COLLECTION. Folks... | Continue reading article
This Saturday, Feb. 11, the NAC’s Southam Hall will be taken over by a couple of the rocking-est (is that a word? That’s probably not a word.) bands currently touring the country: the Sam Roberts Band and Zeus.
Tonight the National Gallery of Canada (NGC) will open their doors for 24 hours for the Canadian premiere screening of Christian Marclay’s award-winning film, The Clock. The all-night experience will continue until Saturday, February 11 – so viewers will have multiple opportunities to see the work at any hour of the day.
Time is a-tickin’ towards the day of lovin’ – and this weekend is all set to prep you for it. Sexapalooza will hook you up with practically anything your heart desires, while your vintage lingerie needs can be met at Victoire’s pop-up shop. If you’re doing a bit of nuptial planning, Wed By Hand has got you covered. We’ve even got a sexy guitar night, where the guitars will be sexy and the music even more so. Tonight, the lovely Kathleen Edwards will grace the Bronson Centre, led by the... | Continue reading article