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The Wellington Gastropub

July 21st, 2011

Last weekend we went out to the Wellington Gastropub for a little birthday dinner – it was our first time at this fun little pub and we enjoyed the delicious food and good conversation.

Above is the B.C. Albacore Tuna Tartare

I had the beet, rockets and strawberry salad – it was really fresh and flavorful. The figs were great and I loved the microgreens and bruleed cheese!!

We each had a different started as well. Above is the Salmon with potatoes and greens.

This was the ribeye with garlic mash and mushrooms.

This was supposed to be pasta with chanterelles but it was risotto for the night. It was good and there were lots of chanterelles which are my favorite mushroom so I really enjoyed it.

The desserts were definitely my favorite course. I had an amazing chocolate cake with caramel and ice cream.

My husband had a summer pudding with mixed berries – also very good!

I really enjoyed the atmosphere and will definitely look forward to going again!

Canada Day: Part 1 – the Royals

July 2nd, 2011

So on Canada day we decided that we wanted to see Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge. It was a real experience and fun to see all the crowds. We arrived early and headed up to see the hill but decided to stay  by the corner of Rideau to see the Royal couple before heading off to some other Canada day events.

We waited several hours but it was well worth the wait to see the excitement of the crowd and see to see the Royal couple so close.

Once they passed we went to Major’s Hill Park and Jacques Cartier Park.

The Snow Birds

On our way back to the car, Sussex was closed as the Royal couple were leaving the hill on their way back to the GG. I got a photo of Prince William as he passed by.

LadyFest – tarts n’ crafts

May 6th, 2010

My friend sent me some information about this amazing event, here are some tips from her for the event:

Sat only- doors open at 10am.

Some helpful info:
-There is a $2 cover that goes to supporting the youth girl programs that Ladyfest puts on (like teaching young girls how to play instruments and boost self-esteem).
-There is ALWAYS a line up, so I suggest going around 11 so you don’t wait around. There will still be lots of stuff there for you!
-There are lots of wonderful restaurants in the area for breakfast, lunch or dinner and it’s a great thing to do with a friend.
-If you are in need of a unique gift, here is where you’ll find it (Mother’s day is May 9!). I am always complimented on things I get there.
-Bring cash. There are a few banks on Elgin. Some vendors take Credit cards, but it’s individual.
-Lots of small residential streets around for parking.

Traveling Toy Camera Project underway…

January 31st, 2010

So the Traveling Toy Camera Project is now underway with the camera making its way across the country. I’ve posted a few photos from my first roll. Please check out the blog for more images!

Holga Happiness!

August 17th, 2009

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In preparation for Holgapalooza I’ve been trying to shoot more with my holga and today I got back the results – here is a taste of the new images. I was really happy with the results and the quality of these images. Here is one of Ottawa from the Chaudiere bridge. Read the rest of this entry »

Hotair Balloon Hype!

July 31st, 2009

hotair balloon situation it was going down...but where?

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Graffiti Wall Fun!

June 26th, 2009

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For several years I have been frequenting a graffiti wall in Ottawa to document the wall and the amazing art that is there. The wall is located in a park at the corner of Bronson and Slater. Read the rest of this entry »

National Aboriginal Day: “Summer Solstice Aboriginal Arts Festival”

June 18th, 2009

So a quick announcement – this weekend, June 20-21,  I will be an artist in a show taking place at Victoria Island, between Ottawa and Gatineau on the river. I’m so honored to be part of a show with these wonderful artists. Anyone who is interested please come out – it a free event and should be really fun!

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Cool Street Art

May 11th, 2009

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At lunch I saw this cool street art installation dealing with the topic of Swine Flu – I thought it was really cool and wanted to post it on my blog. I don’t know the artist but if anyone does please let me know so I can give them credit for their creative work!

Childhood dream achieved…and it’s probably not what you think…

March 31st, 2009

When I was a little girl growing up my friend’s and I started the “Green Club” – we had various activities that we used to do but part of that club was that we all loved the New Kids on the Block, aka NKOTB, (that being said, I think some liked them more than others). Read the rest of this entry »