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. […]
Duke Fine Foods is a new local European gourmet grocery store opening in Bells Corners later this summer 2021. Covering Eastern Europe, Germany, France, Italy, Lithuania, and more, the store will satisfy every craving and bring nostalgia to immigrant families.
The new initiative from Ottawa Markets aims to showcase local goods and produce at a new location on York Street.
With the pandemic looming over the city, Kate Purnett of City Love Flowers felt the need to engage in more community-oriented projects. On April 22, 2021, she is re-launching her urban flower boutique as a social enterprise.
As local events are now taking place online, progressive vendors have struggled with craft-show organizers rejecting or censoring their works for being considered too political. These vendors, as a result, have trouble finding their target audience as well as connecting with their community. Pride, Not Prejudice is here to fix this problem.
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 […]
EcoEquitable has released a three layer tube mask that was designed for Ottawa winters. Called the SafeTube, the mask is the perfect combination of face mask and neck warmer.
Between lockdowns and curfews, we’re low on organized events to share this weekend. So besides a friendly reminder to make safe choices, we’ve got a few suggestions lined up for your weekend.
Part 18 of our local holiday gift guide covers all the bases for Ottawa sports fans on your list.
Finding the best gift for the craft beer lover in your life is easy if you live in Ottawa.
Alright, so we are tired of staying at home. But we still need to, and so the perfect holiday gift this year might be something to bring joy to someone special’s home environment! Check out these gifts for a cozy home life.
If you’re anything like me, there are always a bunch of tiny bits and bobs that would be perfect to gift, but not worth the effort of wrapping up and putting under the tree. Conveniently, for those items, we have stockings. It’s always a joy to watch someone pull a bunch of tiny surprises from a giant sock.
With so many arts and culture organizations affected by closures and and shutdowns this year, why not give the gift of culture to the person who has everything?
Whether you’re shopping for a plant guru or novice, here are some local plant shops that will brighten any face and space!
Whether you consume alcohol or not, there’s something for everyone in these recipes using locally made spirits, wines, cordials, bitters, and even kombucha. There are nearly 10 vineyards in the valley as well, most of whom offer curbside pickup through the holidays.