Good Eats and a Great Environment at Liberty Commons

It has been awhile since I have written about a restaurant. Life’s craziness and busyness just have that knack of always getting in the way. Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to check out a fantastic new spot in Liberty Village , strategically named Liberty Commons. Did you catch their play on words there ;)! What is Liberty Commons Main entrance to Liberty Commons at 42 Liberty St. P ... >
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It’s Ok to be a Grey Thinker

Head shot of Meg.
One that was always preached at Aritzia during my 10 year stint with them, was that everyone had to more of a “grey thinker”. Being too black and white could be detrimental. Truthfully, I do believe in this. There are moments when it is required to be a very decisive decision maker and must adhere to specific rules, regulations, policies and legislation. Om the other hand, being a R ... >
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Stendig Ready for 2017

Photo of the Stendig Calendar on the wall.
There is something re-fereshing about starting something new. Writing on the first page of a crisp, new notebook. Taking the first gulp of a freshly poured drink. Wearing a new coveted fashion piece for its inaugural appearance. And yes, even starting a new year with a brand new unmarked calendar is magical! Finally! Man it was a hard thing to find, but I have gotten my hands on a Stendig calendar ... >
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Christmas Socks Instead of Christmas Sweaters

Socks
The Holiday season is one of my most favourite times of the year. It’s special because it marks a time of when many of us reconnect and catch up on things we have done throughout the year. To add an element to the fun, I decided to throw in the idea of Christmas sweaters, you know, the ugly Christmas ones? My idea was faced with a lot of protest, so we compromised on Christmas socks instead. My ... >
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East Coast Love for Halifax

We truly are not fulfilling our patriotic duty as a Canadian citizen if we have not experienced our country from coast to coast. In my younger years, I had the privilege of going to the west coast on a couple of family trips to visit Victoria. While completing store manager training with Aritzia, I was flown out to Vancouver to their Support Office. I have lived in Ottawa and visited Montreal a ha ... >
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Pony Love

Two horse noses nuzzling.
It was a very special Saturday a few weeks back. As many of you know, I have two horses (aka ponies as I like to call them). They live at two separate farms in the Hamilton area. Both farms are fantastic and the care they both get is amazing. On this particular Saturday my older horse Toby was trailered over to Griffin’s barn. For safety and courageous reasons, my trail riding partner Rick a ... >
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Apple of My Eye – Go Apple Picking!

Hand outreached picking an apple that is still attached to the tree.
The best season is the Fall season! There are so many reasons to love Fall including the cooler weather, fewer annoying insects, the beautiful colors of the leaves, fashion and apple picking. Yes, I said apple picking. I recently went to a local orchard in Copetown, Ontario to a place called Myers Apples with my bestie. We relived our youth and joined the family crowds one weekend afternoon. Who k ... >
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Love Lock Bridge in Ottawa

Photo of a railing with locks set against the sunset.
On a recent visit to Ottawa this past summer, I visited the love lock bridge.  After having been in Ottawa for years, I must have been living under some really big boulder because I never knew it existed. It is really quite an amazing sight and place to be. Thousands of couples have shown their commitment and devotion to each other adding a lock to the collection. The bridge just oozes with love! ... >
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I came, I saw Kanye West and had a blast at Ottawa Bluesfest

Photo of Kanye West performing on stage at Bluesfest.
It is almost a week after the concert I attended occurred, but I am sure many of us can agree with this equation: Summer time + Ottawa = Bluesfest (and it also means an obligatory visit to patronize the annual music festival). I have been the last 4 years, seeing mostly hip hop and RnB artists. This year, Kanye West was the biggest headliner but also drew lots of controversy when it was announced. ... >
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Gas Light Electric Makes Some Really Cool Signs

Photo of the "M" marquee sign lit up.
Everybody needs a little more light in their life! How you define that is open to interpretation. For me, I have always been fascinated and enjoyed the look of light fixtures and lamps. In recent years, the industrial, yet minimalist look has been a favourite of mine. However, after recently spotting the unique and hip “C-O-F-F-E-E” marquee light up sign at Equator Coffee, something ab ... >
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