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Ottawa gaming businesses in a post-pandemic world, Part 2: Hobby shops

From trading cards, figurines, board games and other pop culture merchandise, hobby shops are an ideal place for people to pick up new hobbies, show off their skills in official card game tournaments, or even help collectors expand their collections. Like many other businesses, the gaming ones had to make some changes to adapt to […]

Takeout Talk: What are you ordering this weekend?

In this monthly feature, Apt613 asks blog contributors and local figures about their takeout habits and highlights to help you find new tasty treats to discover or revisit. We want to hear about takeout you loved! Leave comments below and if you’d like to contribute to a future edition of Takeout Talk, email <editors@apt613.ca>. Highlights […]

Tour de blogosphere: Chic and sustainable with Alyssa Beltempo

Alyssa Beltempo is your chic gal next door with a bubbly personality. She creates online content on slow fashion and mindful style from right here in Ottawa. After a career in finance, she transitioned to fashion and styling, where she noticed a disconnect between her clients’ satisfaction and the size of their wardrobe. She started […]

613flea Returns to Lansdowne Park

Almost one week after Ontario officially entered the third stage of its reopening plan, local flea market 613flea opened with more than 80 vendors to patrons on Saturday, July 24. The market was a boon for those yearning to scavenge hidden treasures, craving something handmade, or simply wanting to get out and support local merchants. […]

Interview: Andrea Mueller crafts jewellery to help carry people’s memories

Andrea Mueller makes small, important jewelry. From her workbench, she creates engagement rings, redesigns heirloom gems, and fabricates earrings that brighten and bring meaning to their wearer’s daily lives. Mueller’s clients have given her a unique perspective into Ottawa’s changing relationship with gold and silver: she is frequently called upon to remake old or inherited […]