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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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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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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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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Ottawa’s Noodlefest 2015

Two bowls of pork, lam and yam soup with chopsticks.
I sipped, I slurped and I filled my stomach with delicious noodle dishes at Ottawa’s Noodlefest. It was the second annual Noodlefest organized by the Prive group (same group that put on the 613 Night Market).  The location couldn’t be more perfect, because after I finished my regular Saturday shift at Aritiza, JD met me and we just walked over to the beautiful Shaw Centre without ha ... >
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Filly in the City

When you combine the horse world with the fashion world in an urban downtown setting, you get Filly in the City.  Christine Curtin, the owner of the store, combined her passion for horses and previous work experience to bring Filly and the City to life back in mid December.  On a recent trip back to Toronto, I had the opportunity to speak with Christine after she kindly invited me to take a look ... >
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Toronto Christmas Market in The Distillery District

Have you been to the Toronto Christmas Market in The Distillery District? If  you haven’t you really should before it closes up shop for the season. This annual market runs from Friday,November 28th to Sunday, December 21, 2014 and will be sure to get you in the holiday spirit. I was fortunate enough to be in Toronto and have a little bit of free time to check it out.  This annual holiday ... >
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