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Crafts / DIY

Côté Fleurs wants to make fresh flowers an everyday treat

In record time, Côté Fleurs went from the web to Parkdale Market to a brick-and-mortar store. On November 10, bilingual owner Gabrielle Hui St-Aubin’s flower subscription business will move indoors and add a flower bar, Grab’n’Go bouquets, a make-your-own-dried-flower-arrangement station and a Made in Ottawa gift shop featuring many favourite local makers to their operation, all before turning one year old! A standout achievement, much like their stunning floral offerings.

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 […]