Enjoy a Spin at Wheelhouse

Owners of Wheelhouse Heather and Nadine standing outside of their spin studio.
Take a minute (or 50, the length of a class) and come experience a spin at Wheelhouse. For a few weeks the windows were covered and only the street awning sign that read “Wheelhouse” remained visible. I wondered what this new addition to Wellington Street West was going to be. I got the chance to visit and speak with the lovely Nadine Hogan and Heather Andrews, the owners of Wheelhouse ... >
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Make Your Own Indoor Garden

Air plants displayed in an artistic way.
Mother Nature has nothing on me as I am outsmarting her and making sure spring has sprung, at least inside at my house with my indoor garden. She has been playing games with us by dangling a carrot in front of our noses by giving us only hints of spring. Living in a condo and concrete jungle, it does not bode well for trying to sustain an outdoor garden. The beauty of an indoor garden is that you ... >
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Finally Got My Hands on a Proenza Schouler Bag

And there it was, just hanging and waiting for me on the rack. And by “it” I am referring to my recently acquired Proenza Schouler PSII mini. For years, and I mean years, I have been drooling over Proenza bags and  dreaming of owning one. They are not something one buys every day as they cost quite a few pretty pennies. Celebrities, fashion bloggers, and those in the fashion scene oft ... >
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How to Create a Birthday Party for a Horse

Meg standing next to Griffin presenting him with his platter of horse treats.
Birthdays are not just for humans. Horses, especially registered breed horses, have known birthdays (otherwise known as their foal date). My bratty Thoroughbred horse foaled on April 4th, 2003 – making him 12 this year. What were you doing in the spring of 2003? What was I doing back in the spring of 2003? I was in my last semester of high school as Griffin was just a foal frolicking in past ... >
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Vincent – A Women’s Fashion Boutique on Preston

Photo looking into the store, showcasing some of the displays of clothing.
Nestled right in the heart of Little Italy along Preston Street, lies the cutest and trendiest women’s apparel boutique that goes by the name of Vincent. The first time I stepped foot in the store, I was immediately greeted by the smiling faces of the dynamic sister duo of Amanda and Angie. They welcomed me into their store like it was their home. One can’t help but fall in love with t ... >
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DIY Easter Egg Decorating at Any Age

Easter eggs in their finalized state displayed on fake grass.
Easter has always been a fun time of year as it signifies the start of a new season, new beginnings and allows people an outlet to be creative by decorating Easter eggs. As a child, I always enjoyed decorating them. Some years, the level of creativity varied with just dying the eggs and slapping stickers on them. Other years, I got much more elaborate with multiple colors, glitter, and detail. I a ... >
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Treasure Hunting at the Ottawa Antique & Vintage Market

With the weather being the pitts lately, last Saturday I decided to check out the indoor Ottawa Antique and Vintage Market that was held at the Fieldhouse at Carleton University. Spring is no where to be found as of late, but inside at the show, it resembled being outside as visitors walked across the astro turf in the well light and high ceilinged venue. Treasure hunters of all ages were having ... >
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Beckta Dining & Wine on Elgin Street

Entrance to Beckta from Elgin Street.
There is a new tenant at the address of 150 Elgin Street and it is Beckta Dining & Wine. The historic home, originally built in 1875 for it’s original owners – the Grant Family, is deemed an Ottawa heritage building.  As per municiapal bylaw, it has maintained the majority of its exterior aesthetics from the 19th century. Inside of the building, is a whole new story, as m ... >
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Drake’s Homecoming: the Lost Footage

Photo of ticket stubs for the documentary Drake Homecoming: the Lost Footage
Anything Drake touches seems to turn to gold and will the same affect happen with his unofficial documentary called “Drake’s Homecoming: The Lost Footage?” Content of the documentary was taken from footage at one of Drake’s first concerts back in 2009 at the Toronto Sound Academy.  The documentary was a one-night only event, being held on Wednesday, March 18 and was being ... >
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Toronto Raptors host the Miami Heat and give out bobble heads

A Charles Oakley bobblehead situated next to its box.
After seeing an awesome Toronto Raptors game back in the fall, I decided I wanted to see another one! Unfortunately, Drake was not there this time. The 2014-2015 season is a commemorative year for The Raptors as they celebrate their 20th Anniversary in Toronto.  Every Friday night home game, the team wears purple retro dinosaur jerseys with the team’s original logo. In addition, they have ... >
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