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OTTAWA AT HOME SUMMER 2016 STAYCATION OTTAWA AT HOME MEDIA INC

UPGRADE YOUR LIFE

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PRESERVING ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE

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Summer 2016 OTTAWA AT HOME SUMMER 2016 STAYCATION OTTAWA AT HOME MEDIA INC

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Elegance with soulful inspirations

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An exclusive look at Stornoway, the Official Residence of the Leader of the Opposition

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Preserving heritage on Big Rideau Lake

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A Dunrobin horse farm showcases a passion for the equestrian lifestyle

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Creating a container garden for deck or patio

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Colourful cottage décor

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Elements of cottage style

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22 COVER LIVING MY WAY

Checking out the style of the Ottawa Fury

Checking out the sights across the bridge into St. Lawrence County, New York

Farmers lending land to the Ottawa Food Bank

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Summer activities with artistic, historical and ghostly inspiration

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Treasured finds in Stittsville, Carleton Place and Almonte

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A summer getaway to Calabogie

Gourmet food to take on the road

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Great food and good times in restaurants with summer fun

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EDITOR’S NOTE “The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit, and fire.” — SHARON RALLS LEMON

MARY’S MUST-HAVES

SUMMER’S EASE One of the favourite aspects of this job is the people we meet and places we visit. I am often asked if it’s hard to find new things to feature and my answer continues to be an emphatic “no!” Ottawa and its surrounding areas offer plenty of intriguing people and places, as seen inside when we enter the historical and political doorway to Stornoway, the Residence of Canada’s Leader of the Official Opposition. This summer issue drives us around and beyond the city limits as Ottawa At Home stakes its claim to being Ottawa’s StayCation guide, offering up day trips, afternoon drives and weekend getaway ideas. Even our food section pays tribute to the freedom trail with a road trip full of fun ideas from local food purveyors on what to pack for a picnic or cottage visit. While Jane Whiting is the authentic horsewoman on the team, I get to experience my equine passion for these elegant animals with thanks to my highschool pal Jeremy Roberts and his wife Jane Asselin. They generously share their horseloving lifestyle and breathtaking horse farm in Dunrobin on the pages of a feature story that provides the visual for our stunning cover. I must admit that by the normal set of rules, I’m not a cottage girl! I don’t like messing in the garden and prefer swimming in the ocean over the lake, but there are aspects of cottaging that are in my blood. The simple, easy décor splashed with treasured finds and passed-down trinkets always make me smile. And hopping into my kayak on a quiet morning, when the lake is flat and the sky clear and blue, is magical for me. It all offers the chance to relate to the lifestyle of cottage-country living, and facebook.com/OttawaAtHome

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HOMES Designer At Home

STRIKINGLY SOULFUL BY MARY TAGGART PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARK HOLLERON

BACK STORY Sylvia Hoppner has a flair for all things stylish. She leans towards finer details and elegance with an easy appreciation for classic style. Sylvia started in the fashion world working at the Ralph Lauren store in the ByWard Market in the mid to late-1980s, and eventually transitioned to interior design. She worked in commercial design for sixteen years focusing on retirement home projects, and has recently made the shift to residential work to include cottages as well as primary residences. A year-and-a-half ago, she purchased a town home on a funky street that appealed to her current empty-nest lifestyle. “I wanted to enjoy a more pedestrian-friendly neighbourhood, so I bought

a post build from Timberville in Westboro that appealed to me because of its classic dark oak floors with modern finishings. It was rare to find a place with such attention to detail and similar design sensibilities to mine,” she says of her home.

PERSONAL STYLE Sylvia describes her style as contemporary-traditional. She loves to mix modern elements with treasured keepsakes, like the brass coffee table in her living room that she picked out for her parents when she was 16 years old, and has since had refinished for her own place. “I believe houses become homes because they have soul. This is best achieved with a mix of well-loved pieces and new finds,” says the zealous designer.

MEANINGFUL FURNISHINGS FACING PAGE: A MODERN KITCHEN HAS A RUSTIC INFLUENCE WITH BARN-STYLE DOORS ON THE PANTRY CUPBOARD. FLOATING CABINETS IN THE POWDER ROOM ADD A MODERN ELEMENT. THIS PAGE, CLOCKWISE:THE BRASS COFFEE TABLE WAS CHOSEN BY 16-YEAR-OLD SYLVIA FOR HER PARENTS’ LIVING ROOM, NOW RESTORED FOR HER OWN HOME; SYLVIA FINDS REFUGE ON HER ROOFTOP BALCONY; CHAIRS FROM LEE INDUSTRIES THROUGH CELADON IN MONTREAL, THE EQUESTRIAN PILLOW PAYS HOMAGE TO SYLVIA’S DAUGHTER, AN AVID RIDER. 8 ottawaathome.ca SUMMER 2016

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SYLVIA’S TIPS FOR LIVING BEAUTIFULLY 3 Original artwork doesn’t have to be expensive, but offers so much personality and soul 3 Fresh flowers are inviting and infuse the home with fragrance 3 Beautifully-framed photos of family and friends on side tables or shelves add personality 3 Neutral walls create a backdrop for pops of colour through fabric and accessories. Sherwin Williams Eider White SW 7014 is a favourite 3 A mix of fabrics and textures that are beautiful to look at and wonderful to touch to add richness to the space

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HOMES People & Places Profile

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BY JANE WHITING PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARK HOLLERON

A warm, western welcome has been blowing through the stately rooms at Stornoway since Rona Ambrose moved into the Official Residence of Canada’s Leader of the Opposition. Together with her partner J.P. Veitch, the interim leader of the Conservative Party is proud to share the century-old heritage home with a host of visitors and houseguests. The couple frequently invite people over and bring a lively presence to the picturesque neighbourhood of Rockcliffe Park. “We approach this as an adventure for us for two years and we want people to be part of it,” says the petite politician from Alberta. “The home is always full of MPs,

travellers passing through Ottawa, family, friends of friends and people who just want to see Stornoway because it has an incredible history.” While the house is not open to the public, Rona generously offers, “We do encourage people to come in for a cup of tea.” The 34-room house on three levels is a busy place, especially when J.P.’s two youngest children arrive for their regular visits. His eleven-year-old daughter, and son who is eight, each have their own bedrooms on the private second level, and love exploring the character-filled house with its maze of corridors and back stairs to the kitchen. Over the years, many well-known children have lived at Stornoway including the princesses of the Dutch royal family during their wartime refuge, and Ottawa

At Home’s columnist Catherine Clark, both before and after her father was elected prime minster.

A POPULAR POLITICAL SEAT Since being designated as the Opposition leader’s official residence in 1950, Stornoway has housed numerous political families and future prime ministers. A sense of intrigue emanates through the home which appeals to the astute politician, who is attuned to all of its historical and political distinctions. “Looking at the list of people who lived here, we like to imagine the machinations that happened between these walls – all the scheming and all the politicking,” says the engaging Rona. “Wars were fought while they lived here, big decisions were made about our country, and real families grew up here. There

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are lots of memories in this place.” Built as a large country house for a prominent Ottawa family in 1913, Stornoway was designed in a Colonial Revival style by noted local architect Allan Keefer. After being purchased by the Government of Canada in1970 and then managed by the NCC, only a few major renovations have been carried out, with a new kitchen being the most recent. Yet, Rona reports that the house continues to be a favourite home with some former prime ministers who preferred the comfy living at Stornoway to the big house at 24 Sussex.

A WORKING HOME Life as the leader of the Opposition involves frequent travel, and a riding in western Alberta means Rona and J.P. are rarely in Ottawa on weekends or during the summer. “We would love to enjoy the gorgeous gardens here more, but it’s our working home in Ottawa. Summer will be spent in our own family homes or on the road.” When she is home at Stornoway, Rona’s two favourite places are the kitchen where everyone hangs out, and the nearby office which is tucked away under the main stairway and a great place to hide out. “There’s always lots of people and activity in the kitchen. It’s where I grab a bite on my way to work, make my juice or cup of tea,” she says, adding that with no sitting area in the kitchen, all meals are taken in the formal dining room, which has sunny yellow walls, a big bay window and French doors to a cozy sunroom. To put some personal touches to the government-furnished public areas, the couple have added family photos, books, plants and a Bose music system. “It’s already a beautiful home and it’s a privilege to live here,” notes Rona whose only change has been to convert a TV room on the second floor to a gym. “For me, the measure of how comfortable I am in a home is how well I sleep. Being on the road in different cities is part of the job, so a good night’s sleep is important and I get that here!” As a woman officially residing at Stornoway, she acknowledges that it creates a different domestic dynamic. “My spouse is a man, who has a busy career and is not accustomed to taking care of all the home stuff,” explains Rona. “But J.P. does it fantastically – he plans dinners and parties, looks after visiting friends and family plus gets groceries as well! We see ourselves as a real team and we’re both enjoying this experience so much.”

“Looking at the list of people who lived here, we like to imagine the machinations that happened between these walls – all the scheming and all the politicking. Wars were fought while they lived here, big decisions were made about our country, and real families grew up here. There are lots of memories in this place.” —

RONA AMBROSE

WARM WELCOME FACING PAGE CLOCKWISE: A CHILD’S ROCKING CHAIR, CIRCA 1840’S IS A MIX OF BOSTON AND WINDSOR ROCKER STYLE AND WAS DONATED TO THE CROWN COLLECTION THROUGH THE CANADIANA FUND; WORKS FROM CANADIAN SCULPTOR ERIN ROBERTSON SIT ON THE FIREPLACE MANTEL; THE FRONT ENTRY IS GRACIOUSLY TRADITIONAL IN DETAILING AND DECOR. THIS PAGE CLOCKWISE: THE GRAND UPPER HALLWAY OFFERS GALLERY SPACE FOR CANADIAN ARTWORK AND COLLECTED FURNISHINGS; CANADIAN PAINTER IVAN EYRE’S ‘THISTLEWOOD ROUGH’ HANGS ABOVE THE SOFA IN THE SUNROOM; THE SUNPORCH HAS A CASUAL CONTEMPORARY FEELING TO THE DÉCOR.

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HOMES Step Inside

HISTORIC PRESERVATION

BY VERA CODY PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARK HOLLERON

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Builder and developer John MacDougall was always excited about architecture. Graduating from Carleton University with a civil engineering degree, John first worked in Calgary and then returned to Ottawa where he re-connected with classmate Peter Stenger, whose father Walter was a home builder and founded Uniform Developments. With Walter’s guidance and assistance, John and Peter joined forces in 1984 to start their own company as co-owners of Uniform Urban Developments. Since then, they have built more than 100 homes a year across the city region, and won numerous design awards from the Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association for excellence. Their latest development project is Wateridge Village at Rockcliffe, site of the former CFB Rockcliffe Lands. This masterplanned community by Canada Lands will include residences, retail and office spaces in an urban setting of over 300 acres surrounded by multiple parks and green space. Uniform Urban’s first release of 90 lots in the forested area surrounding the Montfort Hospital happens late this summer. But life cannot be all work and no play! John and his wife Manon Gouin find refuge in their historic cottage on Big Rideau Lake. Having worked closely with Barry J. Hobin & Associates Architects on various projects, John felt he was the perfect choice for the design renovation of the neglected, but once 16 ottawaathome.ca SUMMER 2016

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COTTAGE CHARACTER FACING PAGE, CLOCKWISE: THE SCREENED PORCH WAS ADDED TO THE ORIGINAL STRUCTURE, THE STONE WALL IS NATIVE LIMESTONE; LILAC BUSHES GROW BOUNTIFULLY ON THE PROPERTY; THE KITCHEN FEATURES A BANQUETTE WALL TO SERVE AS OCCASIONAL SEATING; THE MAIN COTTAGE HAS A WELCOMING FRONT PORCH. THIS PAGE, CLOCKWISE: DANIELLE HANNAH DESIGNED THE KITCHEN LAYOUT AND FINISHES, DESLAURIER SUPPLIED THE CABINETS; VIBRANT ART WORK ON THE LIVING ROOM WALL BY FAMILY FRIEND MARIE TERRIEN; ALL NEW PLUMBING THROUGHOUT THE COTTAGE HONOURS THE PERIOD OF THE ORIGINAL STRUCTURE INCLUDING THE MASTER ENSUITE; JOHN AND MANON ENJOY COFFEE ON THE DOCK; ONE OF THREE CHARMING GUEST ROOMS IN THE BUNK HOUSE; FURNISHINGS FROM IKEA; BARRY HOBIN ARCHITECTS DESIGNED THE FRONT ENTRANCE FEATURE OF THE BUNK HOUSE USING DOUGLAS FIR TO MATCH THE BEAMS IN THE MAIN COTTAGE.

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splendid, summer residence. When he first saw “Ironwoods” cottage, he was drawn to its Craftsman-style architecture, which is similar in design to some Uniform Urban homes. Gutting and renovating turned out to be more work than building a new place, but once he embarked on the path there was no return. Now John, Manon and their three sons – Phillip (an architect in New York), Matthew and Ryan (who both work at Uniform Urban) – make time to enjoy the three-season cottage.

WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO BUY IRONWOODS? It was built and designed for Gordon Cameron Edwards, a Canadian lumber baron, by the same architect who designed Stornoway – Allan Keefer. I purchased the cottage and ten acres of land from a family descendant in 2008. At the time, I was looking for a cottage about 2,500 sq. ft. in size, and this had four bedrooms and an adjacent 1,000 sq. ft. bunkie with three additional bedrooms. It was a big project that needed a lot of TLC, and I worked with Barry Hobin, interior designer Danielle Hannah of 2H Interior Design and landscape architect Gerry Larocque to bring it back to its former splendour. The setting is picturesque and being on a point of land, it has water on two sides. You drive through meadows and forests of sugar maples, white pine and ironwood trees on the kilometre-long access road. Front stone walls were planted with native perennials, and ground-covering periwinkle has existed there forever. It was hard to resist!

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DOES IT STILL HAVE ITS ORIGINAL CHARM? It was important that the cottage be comfortable and homey after

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HOMES Style Defined

PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARK HOLLERON

COTTAGE STYLE Cottage-style décor usually starts with a neutral colour scheme to inject a soothing, easy-living colour palette into the space. Cream and navy blue are popular choices and blend beautifully with the wood tones that often go into creating cottage style. Find a mix of heirloom pieces, vintage flea market treasures and classic furnishings to define a true cottage-style room. Prints are often a mix of florals and stripes against a solid backdrop. In this Quebec cottage living room, interior designer Sonya Kinkade combined crisp white and fresh fabrics to contrast with the warm wood tones. She also mixed old and new, complementing the outdoor influences by using natural textures. Sonya believes in creating comfortable spaces within the cottage-style décor and notes, “I think the primary key element in any of my cottage designs is to create a space with a sense of everyday ease.”

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LIVING My Way

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ABOVE: PAVAN IN THE MEADOW; JANE AND PAVAN HEADING INTO THE BARN.

JANE ASSELIN, HORSEWOMAN

HORSE & HOME BY JANE WHITING PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARK HOLLERON

The countryside in the National Capital Region is home to a thriving community of horse owners and riders. In the last few years, it has been enhanced by the redevelopment of Ottawa’s top equestrian facility at Wesley Clover Parks that once again attracts international show jumpers, dressage riders and serves the local horseshowing circuit. Being close to this venue was a bonus feature for a family who recently moved into a beautifully restored, private 40-acre horse farm in Dunrobin. Jane Asselin grew up SUMMER 2016 ottawaathome.ca 23

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A month of bicycle-inspired events; join us for themed tours, films, polo, and an opening weekend grand prix. Prizes to be won and fun activities for all ages!

The 158th Fair has entertainment, midway, livestock shows and homecraft displays all weekend, and Demolition Derby Friday evening. This year’s theme is “Ag Days by the Mississippi.”

Come for the 12th annual festival. Terrific Puppet troupes from Canada and around the world perform in tent theatres, with musicians, clowns and a puppet parade on the street!

Animal, craft and horticultural

Pakenham Fair shows, local food and fun for August 13, Pakenham all ages.

exploremississippimills.ca This year’s theme is Animal Antics!

For more information, please contact Tiffany MacLaren at tmaclaren@mississippimills.ca or visit www.exploremississippimills.ca

with horses and together with her husband Jeremy Roberts and their four kids, has enjoyed living on three different horse farms over the years. Now they are putting the finishing touches to the fourth “Chalk Farm” homestead where they live with their two youngest, Jacob (17) and Jasmine (19) who is a competitive equestrian. Restored to its original stabling status, the barn has five new horse stalls with a full apartment above to house both horses and riders in high-level comfort. Newly created paddocks against the scenic backdrop of the Gatineau Hills provide pasture with a view for Casino, Jasmine’s Oldenburg show jumper, and Jane’s handsome horse, Pavan. It all makes a pretty picture from the large windows of the chateauesque-styled stone home, with its own impressive patio and pool area.

“Luckily, Jeremy’s career moves have all been to locations where there is a significant horse showing venue...” HORSE & COUNTRY LIFESTYLE After living a horse-riding lifestyle in Quebec and Ontario, the family’s latest move from north of Toronto was initiated by a job opportunity with Mitel Networks, where Jeremy (who grew up in Ottawa) is now senior vice president, Finance. “Luckily, Jeremy’s career moves have all been to locations where there is a significant horseshowing venue,” explains Jane. “The improvements and investment made to the showground infrastructure at Wesley Clover Parks had a major impact on our horse farm decision. We now live only 15 minutes away from a world-class showjumping venue that puts Ottawa back on the equestrian map – which is very stimulating for the equestrian community and local businesses as well.” This is an important factor for Jasmine, who is a focused show-jumping athlete and plans to compete on Casino at Ottawa’s International Horse Show in July. She has had a mentor in her uncle Jonathan Asselin, a well-known Canadian rider/trainer and

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CLOCKWISE: THE NEWLY RESTORED BARN; BARN DÉCOR INCLUDE SADDLES AND BITS; JASMINE JUMPING WITH CASINO; JEREMY AND JANE WALKING ONE OF THE MANY RIDING TRAILS WITH PAVAN.

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two-time show-jumping Olympian, who has been a positive influence by selecting challenging horses and helping fuel her passion for the sport. “My older brother Jonathan was a natural talent and went on to be one of Canada’s best in show jumping,” says Jane, adding that she also loved horses and riding from an early age. Sadly, her childhood riding lessons came to end with the death of her mother, followed by the sale of her pony and the thousand-acre family farm in Saint-Lazare (which is now the Montreal Polo Club). Fast forward from age 12 to her late 20s, and Jane jumped back in the saddle when her own kids started to ride and she became their “horse-show mom” at local competitions. “With Jeremy’s whole-hearted encouragement, we began to spend much of our free time looking at horse properties and were thrilled to buy our first farm in SaintLazare in 2003. We’ve been addicted to the lifestyle ever since!”

A PICTURESQUE PONDEROSA Jane considers it a privilege to have a life filled with horses, and believes that they are living a dream come true on a property that she calls a bit of equestrian heaven. “I was such a cowgirl growing up and loved watching Ponderosa and Big Valley on TV,” she says, admitting that she also liked to pretend to be Linda Evans who always wore great riding outfits on the ranch. Set in the Ottawa Valley landscape, this picturesque Ponderosa oozes with natural charm, enchanted trails, a pond and rows of cedar groves. And, of course, Jane always looks good on her well-trained horse. “Pavan is a former dressage champion and a perfect pleasure horse for me. I love riding him on the wooded trails around the property.” All horse farms require major work and Chalk Farm is no exception. Yet, Jane takes care of all the property maintenance, horses and home by herself – with some family help. “It’s my job and it pays me back with its bountiful beauty,” she says, adding that Jeremy’s favourite outdoor job is clearing trees to open up views of the paddocks and horses from the house. A short commute to work in Ottawa’s west end is another benefit for Jeremy and contributes to their combined enjoyment of country living at its best. “We look at each other every day and say ‘wow!’ – just cannot believe we live here,” exclaims Jane who could not be happier with the Ottawa equestrian lifestyle.

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LIVING Get the Look

ON DECK BY MARY TAGGART PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARK HOLLERON

Getting a gorgeous summer garden display doesn’t have to mean having a grand scale garden. Container gardens provide plenty of bountiful beauty and long-term enjoyment. Andrea Murray, a horticultural technician with Artistic Landscape Designs, says the trend today is to combine annuals with perennials to bring texture and colour together. “By using both annuals and perennials you increase your material options for creative plant combinations,” offers the expert. Andrea designed a tropical container by combining greens with orange flowering plants; she used dahlia, begonia, hosta, tropical spike and neon pothos.

GETTING STARTED 3 Start with a container to suit your space 3 Add filler half way up the container, add weight and top with landscape fabric 3 Fill with Organic Urban Garden Container Mix to help retain moisture 3 Choose a theme to suit the patio or deck 3 Add an artistic element like a glass garden ball for visual interest.

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Choose greens in a variety of heights and textures

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COTTAGE COLOUR SCHEME BY MARY TAGGART PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARK HOLLERON

Lifestyle & decor expert instagram.com/ maryktaggart One of the beautiful aspects of having a cottage – aside from the proximity to water, the laid-back lifestyle and time spent with family – is the ability to decorate a second home with a different style influence than your principal residence. While there are a myriad of styles that work well with cottage-themed décor, the colour scheme should be toned down to let the reflection of nature play a strong role. Windows are oversized and rooms are positioned to bring in the outdoors, so don’t fight this natural beauty with the chaos of too much colour. Start with a neutral colour scheme; go with a stark white or a warm cream and then work at bringing in colour as space allows. Painted furniture and colourful accessories do a lot to add personality into cottagestyle décor. Painted furniture is an

ideal way to bring life into old furnishings and add vibrancy to the space. Be sure to have the furniture sprayed professionally to ensure long-lasting durability. Stick with one or two colours, ideally one colour in no more than three tones. When the overall space is painted in a neurtral shade there is an opportunity to inject colour in a variety of ways. A powder room, laundry room and bedroom are perfect places to pop vibrancy onto the walls. Beware of overdoing the bedroom in a wash of colour, in particular if these rooms are guest spaces as well. Everyone reacts to colour differently. Cottages are meant to be restful; decorate bedrooms with this in mind as bold colours don’t create soothing environments. In my own lake house, I handled my passion for colour by painting the walls white and splashing colour onto the ceilings. This is a brilliant solution to creating colourful space without overtaking the room. I brought the crown moulding down into the walls, offering more space to bring in the colour and to help ease the effect into the room. Cottage décor doesn’t have to follow the

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typical design rules and should always show off the personality of the owners and the structure. Establishing a colour scheme to honour both of these elements will ensure that your cottage is dressed to handle what you bring into it. Because, let’s face it, rainy days will always spur a trip to the flea market or the urge to go antique shopping! SUMMER 2016 ottawaathome.ca 31

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LIVING Road Trip

ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY BY MARY TAGGART

PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARK HOLLERON

One of the benefits of living in Ottawa is its proximity to scenic destinations that take you outside the province and country to gain a more diverse travel experience, all within an easy drive from home. Crossing the bridge along Highway16 to Ogdensburg in upstate New York brings a fun summer experience that blends history with an artistic vibe.

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HAMMOND MUSEUM

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THE SITES OF HAMMOND Chippewa Bay Maritime Museum, 4 Church St, Chippewa Bay, NY Chippewa Bay is an outpost within the township of Hammond, New York. The quaint cottage community has a brand new maritime museum to intrigue anyone with an affinity for life on the St Lawrence Seaway in the 1800s. The nauticallyinfluenced structure was once an old church that was restored and repurposed by local philanthropist Allan Newell. He claims to have “de-ecclesiastisized” the building that now houses the story of the town and “its people, its boats and its might river.” Hammond Barn Quilt Trail In a tribute to the farming and quilting traditions of rural community life, the artistic beauty of barn quilts is a major tourism attraction. Travel country roads

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through the township of Hammond to spot the quilt squares painted on the sides of barns along the way, reflecting the unique creativity of a unified community. Iva Smith Gallery, 627, Highway 37, Hammond, New York Along the barn quilt trail find the homestead of famed artist Paul Saphier. Located in a restored 19th-century barn on the property, the Iva Smith Memorial Gallery of Fine Arts not only showcases

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Saphier’s works, but also serves as an entertainment venue with performance space, a café, and gift shop. The Spicy Olive, 43 S Main St, Hammond, NY Look for the apple-tree barn quilt above the door of this Tex-Mex lunch or dinner stop. It offers fresh, homemade food in a family-run restaurant with both indoor and outdoor seating. Hammond Museum, 14 N Main St, Hammond, NY Stop by to get a feel for the historical influences in this small town that boasts one of the country’s finest blacksmiths, John Scarlett. John had an original blacksmith shop moved to the museum site where it’s still operational today.

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Mare’s Wares Pottery, 3938 Highway 37, Hammond, NY Mary Anne Evans (Mare) carries on her father’s legacy on a property that has historically breathed life into the small town of Hammond, on the edge of Morristown. Today the place is home to a pottery studio with a gallery, workshop space and an outdoor Raku kiln. Of particular interest to tourists is the arts festival on July 1, where the massive property brings in over 100 artists, live music, wine tasting, entertainment and children’s activities. Throughout the year, Mare hosts pottery parties and engaging workshops – ideal for a fun girls’ getaway night!

DISCOVER, EAT & ENOY Tastes, talents, and hospitality in Morristown and Ogdensburg

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Ella’s, 209 Main St, Morristown, NY This restaurant has an extensive menu with influences from its waterfront location. Appetizer options include a delicious scallop dish and decadent crab cheesecake dip. Dive further into the main courses to find selections that include salmon, a variety of salads and other heartier fare. While the food is delightful, the views are spectacular. Sit on the patio to take in the St. Lawrence River and look across to Brockville.

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Frederic Remington Art Museum, 303 Washington St, Ogdensburg, NY In an impressive residential building that was once home to Frederic Remington’s widow Eva, a gallery museum serves to preserve and interpret the art and archives of the artist famous for his mastery of creating images of soldiers, cowboys, Indians and other influences from the American Old West. Working as an illustrator/journalist for the great magazines of the 1880s and ‘90s, Remington had a talent for showcasing western life in many mediums, reflected in the detailed precision of his bronze sculptures and paintings. To learn about upcoming exhibits visit fredericremington.org Sherman Inn Bed & Breakfast, 615 Franklin St, Ogdensburg, NY This converted school gets an A+ for so many reasons! The cleverly transformed classrooms (turned guest rooms), offer up décor reflective of the past with rooms styled in mid-century modern, Roaring Twenties, Victorian-era and contemporary décor. Proprietor John Wade grew up in Ogdensburg and was living in California, working as a corporate visual merchandiser for Bed Bath & Beyond, when he read about his old school being up for sale, so he bought it. With his partner Carlos Lopez, he went to work to bring the structure back to the community in a meaningful way and says, “I couldn’t imagine it being taken away from the community, now the students and teachers can each come back.” The Inn sits in the heart of the town on a residential street and maintains the character of the building’s original function with four-square and hopscotch games on the front pavement, and many original features maintained inside.

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In addition to strength, durability and choice, the stone and masonry products from Merkley Supply offer intangible benefits such as Warmth, Texture, Elegance, and Harmony with Nature in mind. Our half century of experience will ensure you have the right product for your design. Merkley Supply is the first choice of Ottawa’s best designers, home builders and discerning owners. Our products make a powerful and lasting statement about your own design sensibilities, your taste and your accomplishments. Every time you drive up to your home, in winter or summer, day or night, you will know that you made the right choice by specifying stone and masonry products from Merkley Supply.

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LIVING New & Notable

CELEBRATE SUMMER WITH ART, NATURE, GHOSTS & MORE Know about something new and notable? Contact us: editor@ottawaathome.ca WRITTEN BY SANDY CONNELL

CANADIAN MUSEUM OF NATURE

OTTAWA ART GALLERY Construction to expand the Ottawa Art Gallery has begun. Currently one of the smallest municipal galleries in Canada, the expansion will see the OAG grow to more than 80,000 square feet on five floors. The new gallery will connect on four levels with a multipurpose film-screening room, a changing exhibition gallery, a permanent collection gallery, a studio for workshops, a café and a gallery shop for visitors, as well as a new dedicated gallery space for the Firestone Collection of Canadian Art, which includes works by the Group of Seven and other important Canadian artists. The OAG Expansion is part of a longstanding vision for Ottawa that coincides with other major projects to revitalize the downtown. While the gallery is under construction, operations will continue within Arts Court and at the OAG Annex located at City Hall. Scheduled to open in 2017, during Canada’s 150th birthday, the new OAG will be a vibrant cultural landmark

in the heart of the nation’s capital. The summer 2016 exhibition at the OAG features four powerful and diverse female artists. Gail Bourgeois’ exhibition Correspondence: from roots to rhizomes to mycelial networks features artwork that depicts overlapping lines and nodes in ink wash, wax crayon, graphite and watercolours. Paula Murray uses clay vessels as a medium to explore life and art, to produce a wondrous collection of bowls. Her exhibit Paula Murray: You are Me runs from June 24 –September 25. Jerry Grey’s exhibit on the Grid: 1968– 1978 is a celebratory exhibition of her artwork with paintings that mix colour with her experience of the landscape. Robbin Deyo’s exhibition is a collection of drawings and watercolours using the Super Spirograph, a children’s toy from the 1960s. Robbin Deyo: Still Moving is an imaginative compilation of shape, line and colour. Visit ottawaartgallery.ca for more general information.

For a great outdoor experience, take the kids to explore three of Canada’s great ecozones at the Canadian Museum of Nature’s first living outdoor exhibition. Immerse yourself in landscapes commonly found in the boreal forest, prairie grasslands and Arctic tundra in the Landscapes of Canada Gardens. Enjoy the plants and other features that are native to these Canadian habitats like the woolly mammoths and the stainless steel “iceberg” sculpture, and then have a picnic on the museum’s grounds. Afterwards, visit the newest, biggest, meanest exhibit of dinosaurs from the ancient continent of Gondwana. New this summer to the museum, this exhibit features the most bizarre creatures displayed in skeletons, fossils and video walls. For more information visit nature.ca/en/home.

ATMOSPHÈRE & BOIS Make your home a place where stories are made with reclaimed wood from a variety of sources, for use in home and furniture construction. Atmoshpère & Bois, originally from Belgium, markets wood with a story – it came from somewhere – a barn, a castle, a rail car, a wine barrel. Partnered with The Wood Source, one of North America’s largest wholesalers of reclaimed wood, Arnaud Mockel and Margaux Auboyneau, opened the first

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North American showroom this winter in an old barn in Manotick, importing wood from Europe as well as repurposing wood from Canadian sources. The company also produces handcrafted furniture using repurposed wood, and very little of the wood A&B salvages is wasted. Visit online for more information at atmosphere-bois.com.

THE HAUNTED WALK

THE HAUNTED WALK Do you believe in ghosts? The Haunted Walk of Ottawa conducts a variety of tours of Ottawa’s oldest and most haunted buildings sharing scary ghost stories along the way. The original outdoor tour is led by lantern light to some of the city’s favourite haunted spots, including the Bytown Museum, the Fairmont Château Laurier and Ottawa’s haunted high school. The Ghost and Gallows Tour takes you inside the 153-year-old Carleton County Jail (now the Ottawa Jail Hostel) to wander the cellblocks. It’s internationally recognized as one of the most haunted buildings in North

America! If you’re interested in more remote haunted locations, the Haunted Walk offers night-time road trips to the Mackenzie King Estate and Upper Canada Village. More info at hauntedwalk.com/ottawa-tours/.

PERTH ANNIVERSARY Harken back to days when horse-drawn wagons wound their way through the cobbled roadways of Perth and the surrounding area. This year marks the 200th anniversary of The Perth Military Settlement, originally established as one of three defensive outposts along the Rideau River after the War of 1812. In celebration, Lanark County and the municipalities are marking the occasion with a variety of fun and interesting events including: Blast from the Past; a Heritage Stone Carvers Festival; the Lanark County Plowing Match and Legacy Farm Unveiling; the Perth Kilt Run Weekend and much more. Blast from the Past Homecoming Weekend July 22-24, will feature a nightshirt parade, a military tattoo, the Canadian Stone Carving Festival and a Blue Rodeo Concert, as well as a three-day BBQ Block Party. Outlander fans can enjoy a gathering to celebrate the Scottish set television program from July 2931. For more information visit perthtourism. ca/perth-200th-anniversary. SUMMER 2016 ottawaathome.ca 41

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LIVING Daytripping

TOWN & COUNTRY BY ROCHELLE JAMES PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARK HOLLERON

ALMONTE Just 20 minutes west of Kanata, Almonte is a scenic mill town located along the Mississippi River. Almonte is home to beautiful heritage buildings set around gorgeous waterfalls and a vibrant main street. Explore galleries, boutiques, antique shops and fantastic restaurants, plus stroll the grounds of the historic Mill of Kintail, or take in a show at the Almonte Old Town Hall. Let your imagination come to life with the whimsical and fanciful Puppets Up! Festival and visit the birthplace of James Naismith, the inventor of basketball. At Tin Barn Market located at 73 Little Bridge St., owners Errin and Vicki believe your space should tell a story about YOU. Together, they have curated an eclectic, hand-picked shop filled with up-cycled, salvaged, pre-loved, handmade, vintage and new-home decor. Tin Barn offers interesting and beautiful items, including one-of-a-kind furniture pieces, antique knobs, hooks and more. Tin Barn also carries the full line of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and hosts monthly Learn & Create Chalk Paint workshops at their warehouse studio located at the Mill Creative Centre in Carleton Place. Cozied up to Tin Barn Market is Baker Bob’s at 73 Little Bridge St., Baker Bob’s is an adorably quaint bakery and food shop, that offers specialty food items including jams, pasta sauces, chocolates and candies. Located at the back are baskets of freshly baked goods on display, including fanfavourites – almond croissants, butter tarts and chocolate chip cookies. Cross the street and find a little piece happiness at Cheerfully Made Goods, located at 72 Mill St. In every corner of this shop you will discover something to make you smile. Cheerfully Made is the result of the creative vision of owner Emily Arbour, who also curates Cheerfully Made Markets (formerly Handmade Harvest) and Etsy

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Canada in Ottawa. A retail gift shop that carries only items made in North America (mostly local), a custom framing shop, a DIY workshop space, and Emily’s own Campy Home Decor line (which includes her bestselling, hand-poured soy candles), Cheerfully Made is a ray of sunshine. Current Works of Glass at 112 Queen St. is a teaching studio and gallery for kiln-worked and fused glass, featuring the work of artist Jennifer Kelly and offering classes for adults. Jennifer’s glass art designs are as varied and fluid as the river, ranging from large sculptural pieces for the garden to wall art and table pieces. Glass has always held an element of magic and mystery for Jennifer, who has worked in the medium for 24 years. She now shares her passion and energy with students through various classes, from beginner to advanced, as well as “fusing parties.”

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GREEN COUNTER BOUTIQUE

CARLETON PLACE With its convenient location just minutes from Ottawa, Carleton Place offers visitors a glimpse into traditional small-town life, in a community that celebrates its history and unique local flair. Home to festivals including Comic Book Day, Wine’d Around Downtown, Lambs Down Park Festival and the Bridge Street Bazaar, Carleton Place offers the daytripper an opportunity to discover hidden gems nestled along the Mississippi River. The Green Counter Boutique at 18 Mill St. is aptly named for the antique general store counter that adorns the centre of the shop. Bright colours, cool fabrics and uniquely interesting fashion staples are core to the design style at GCB. With affordable labels including Cut Loose, Bryn Walker, Lisa Todd, Part Two, Jackpot and more, owner Brigitte Diogo ensures her store is filled with pieces that are both chic and comfortable. You’ll find tunics and dresses, Canadian-made accessories, espadrilles handmade in Spain, and the internationally-acclaimed waxcotton carryall – The Brave Brown Bag by Ontario designer Charlotte McKeough. The Ginger Café at 132 Coleman St. is located in the heritage Canadian Pacific Railway station. It’s a full service coffee bar with a healthy pay-per-weight vegetarian buffet, hearty soups, sandwiches, smoothies and fresh-pressed juices; there are also vegan and gluten-free options. Enjoy the customer-favourite summer rolls, meatless meatballs and one of their homemade, hearty desserts, including their colossal date

squares. When you’re finished, pop upstairs to visit the office of KKI Designs with interior designer Kim Kostuch, who is the creative force behind design projects including Cheerfully Made in Almonte, and the Father & Son Barber Shop in Perth. S.M.art Art Gallery and Studio at 50 Bennett St. is located in an unassuming industrial building at the edge of Carleton Place, but once inside you enter the beautiful world of visual artist Sarah Moffat. Both an art gallery and studio, Sarah showcases her glittering metallic foils, brightly-coloured flowers and her whimsical trees series set against melted silvers and dreamy backdrops which are up to six feet tall. By request, Sarah offers weekend workshops where students work directly alongside her to learn the tools of her unique style and imagination.

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The Mill Creative Centre on McArthur Island is home to several local artists who have transformed the old woolen mill into a thriving hub for creativity and inspiration. Built in 1870, the Mill is open by request, with the artists offering occasional workshops, art shows and studio space rentals.

ARTIST SARAH MOFFAT, S.M.ART ART GALLERY AND STUDIO

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STITTSVILLE The Trans Canada Trail now runs where train tracks once brought steam engines through Stittsville as early as 1870. It winds its way through the heart of the community, making it a great destination for walking, running, biking and exploring. Once a quiet farming community, Stittsville is now a fast-growing suburb with a village feel and hidden history along its Main Street. Daytrippers can enjoy great food, local shops and parks. A must-see is the charming Goulbourne Museum which hosts children’s activities and offers selfguided walking tours of the community and surrounding areas. The Grounds Café, located in The Shoppes at Fairwinds at 5703 Hazeldean Rd. has been created by its owners, along with interior designer Heidi Helm, as an energetic urban space to serve the community with quality service and food. With Chef Jon in the kitchen, the Grounds offers breakfast entrees, deli sandwiches, soups and salads using fresh, local ingredients. Cauliflower and Gouda Soup, Italiano and Asian Bean Sprout Salads, Chicken Chipotle Wrap, fresh baked biscotti, frozen lattes, Equator coffee and Numi teas are just some of the tasty treats that earn rave reviews. Pretty Pots Flower Shop at 1528 Main St. was once a general store and then a Royal Bank, but now the little white house dating back to 1885 is home to one of Ottawa’s finest floral shops. The old bank vault has been turned into a flower cooler and the door is something of a curiosity for every visitor, yet inside, Pretty Pots is awash of a colour and fresh blooms. With a penchant for romantic, vintage-inspired arrangements, owner Shannon Gorman and her team create lush arrangements for weddings, special occasions and holidays.

PRETTY POTS FLOWER SHOP

cookies), Quitters also offers wine and local craft beers plus trivia and Euchre nights weekend evenings. Mad About Patchwork at 2477 Huntley Rd. is located on a country road just past the Goulbourn Museum. It’s a cornucopia of creativity for anyone who loves colour, quilting and DIY patchwork. Also offering an online fabric store, this gem of a shop delivers a curated inventory of beautiful fabrics in bright, bold colours, as well as patterns, embellishments and modernquilting workshops. Workshops for beginners and advanced students are often run on Thursday evenings and Saturdays, with the occasional weekday class. The workshop classroom is fully equipped and offers an array of themes to choose from including handbags, quilts, clothing and more.

QUITTERS COFFEE

MAD ABOUT PATCHWORK

Quitters Coffee located at 1523 Main St. is the result of an idea by local resident and singer-songwriter Kathleen Edwards, who transformed a dated antique shop into a vibrant hub for coffee, conversation and community. Eclectic and comfortable, Quitters offers a variety of baked goods and breakfast sandwiches inspired by recipes honed by Kathleen herself. From lattes and teas, to luscious lemonade and lemon cake (and we can’t forget the giant M&M SUMMER 2016 ottawaathome.ca 45

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LIVING Calabogie Getaway

CALABOGIE PEAKS RESORT

VALLEY DAYS

paddling, hiking and gourmet dining all summer long. Canthooks Restaurant reaps the benefits of chef Tristan Hertzog’s affinity for bringing nature’s offerings to each plate. With 25 guest rooms in the boutique-style hotel, spending the weekend or just a night will feel like a genuine summer getaway.

BY MARY TAGGART PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARK HOLLERON

FURNISH THE COTTAGE

A fun four-season resort town in Greater Madawaska, Renfrew County region, is just 80 kilometers west of Ottawa. Calabogie is home to a charming cottage community offering quaint shopping, outdoor adventure and dining experiences to day-tripping visitors. Calabogie can easily become more than a daytrip with opportunities for an overnight stay in resorts that offer gourmet dining experiences. Take in one of the many festivals going on in the area over the summer, and enjoy the feeling of being on the water with picturesque Lake Calabogie at the forefront of this Ottawa Valley town.

Check out the Calabogie Rustic Furniture Company, located in a 100-acre forest, to incorporate custom log furniture in your cottage décor. This valley business makes everything from log furnishings to stair railings and cottage signs in the onsite workshop.

SPEND THE NIGHT Calabogie Peaks Resort, 30 Barrett Shoot Road, Calabogie

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In the heart of a natural setting that embraces water and green mountain splendor, the Calabogie Peaks Resort is a four-season experience that offers drinks on the patio,

THE CALABOGIE RUSTIC FURNITURE COMPANY

The Calabogie Rustic Furniture Company, 5258 Murphy Road

LOCAL FLAVOUR Redneck Bistro, 12609 511 Lanark Road This relatively new restaurant is fast becoming a favourite dining spot for locals and cottagers. The interior combines rustic influences with tin and barnwood walls and classic wide plank pine floors in a chic space that also doubles as a meat market. Owners Nick White, Ken McCafferty and Greg Wilson pride themselves on serving certified prime meats to a clientele with a taste for craft beer and quality food.

FUN IN THE KITCHEN Tastefunatic, 168 Grassy Bay Rd

REDNECK BISTRO

Eat, sleep and cook, all with nature’s influences in an historic pioneer setting. Chef Gunnar Guckes appeals to the senses with his cooking classes within the modern kitchen decorated with rustic influences that include a touch of glam with a chandelier that dangles from the center of the ceiling. The all-in-one experience at Tastefunatics appeals to a variety of tastes and makes an ideal setting to host a special event or small gathering of friends.

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Taste Your Way Thru Ottawa C’est Bon’s gourmet walking tours are an ideal introduction to Ottawa’s vibrant food scene. Our current tours explore: the ByWard Market, the Glebe, Little Italy, Chinatown and Wellington West.

TASTEFUNATIC

ARTISTIC COLLABORATION Bittersweet Gallery, 5 Leckie Lane, Burnstown Home to the works of famed sculptor Richard Gill, who along with his wife Cheryl Babineau, runs the Bittersweet Gallery that showcases the work of more than 50 artists. The front of the gallery is a store carrying a variety of artistic works including the collection of jewellery designer Anne Marie Chagnon’s artinspired pieces. Out back, is Richard’s workshop and kiln, with an upstairs studio for artist John Bradley. Find this artistic haven in the heart of Burnstown, enroute to Calabogie.

BITTERSWEET GALLERY

CALABOGIE MOTORSPORTS PARK Looking to put a little thrill into your road trip? Check out this world-class facility, known as home to one of the longest racetracks in Canada. The course is designed for both amateurs and club level performance drivers. Use your own car and find out what it can do on the track or rent one of theirs. Spectators will get a charge out of the excitement and new drivers can take advantage of on site coaching. The Calabogie Motorsports Park has a number of events taking place over the summer. calabogiemotorsports.com for more details.

Private and group tours also available in English or French. Book online at cestboncooking.ca or call 613.722.8687

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LIVING Street Style

THE FASH AND THE FURIOUS PHOTOGRAPHY AND TEXT BY KATIE HESSION

@YOWCITYSTYLE

Soccer players are known around the world for their cool sense of style, on and off the field. Our very own soccer team, the Ottawa Fury FC, has a great mix of international players adding some of their own flair to the city. I caught up with some of these stylish players one day after practice at TD Place. Break out the vuvuzelas for our boys!

WHO: Jonny Steele #22 POSITION: Midfield COUNTRY: Ireland WEARING: tee and jeans from Zara / Nike Huarache shoes

WHO: James Bailey #8 POSITION: Midfield COUNTRY: Ireland WEARING: Balenciaga shoes / Represent pants / Brixton hat / EPTM tee from Common

WHO: Gerardo Bruna #10 with son Leonidas POSITION: Forward COUNTRY: Argentina WEARING: Nike shoes and shorts / tee and hat from ASOS (on Gerardo) / Ralph Lauren shoes / shorts and tee by George / hat from ASOS (on Leonidas)

WHO: Mauro Eustaquio #20 POSITION: Midfield COUNTRY: Portugal/Canada WEARING: Nike Huarache shoes / pants, tee and jacket from Zara

WHO: Julian de Guzman #6 POSITION: Midfield and Team Captain COUNTRY: Canada WEARING: Yeezy shoes and shirt / Rick Owens pants from Common / Brims hat / Audemars Piguet watch

WHO: Fernando (Timbo) Sanfelice #77 POSITION: Defender COUNTRY: Brazil WEARING: Valentino shoes / pants and tee from Zara / Emporio Armani watch

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LIVING Beauty

THE DIRT ON CLEAN BY MELISSA SHABINSKY PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARK HOLLERON

With so many all-natural soap and skin-care options, it’s easy to skip the harsh detergents, chemicals (and yes, even animal fat), and lather up with skin-friendly suds. Style & Beauty expert Soaps made with @melshabinsky food-grade ingredients like coconut oil, avocado oil, olive oil and Japanese beauty secret – ricebran oil – all do double-duty to cleanse and moisturize. There are also luxe artisanal soaps made with clay and activated charcoal that can draw out impurities and toxins along with coffee grounds, nuts and seeds to exfoliate, plus herbs and essential oils that can add that spalike scent. “Compared to traditional drugstore brands, natural soaps last longer, feel better on skin and send your nose into olfactory heaven,” says Carly Pereira of local skin-care company Purple Urchin. “Natural soap is all about enjoying the experience – not just getting clean!” Oresta Korbutiak, owner of Oresta Organic Skin Care Confectionery, says that although we love the feeling of suds, some can strip our skin of essential moisture. The skin-care expert prefers oil cleansers that can work for all skin types. “Oil draws unwanted oil and dirt, and removes makeup (including waterproof mascara) without leaving a greasy residue.”

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Purple Urchin Soap in Mojito, $5.99,

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LIVING Giving Back

HAND IN HAND

FARMER TOM BLACK AND OTTAWA FOOD BANK COMMUNITY HARVEST COORDINATOR, JASON GRAY.

LENDING LAND BY CATHERINE CLARK

@CATHERINEJCLARK PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARK HOLLERON

The Black Family Farm sits on hundreds of acres west of Ottawa, where Tom Black and his family have farmed for generations. Together with his wife Marlene, Tom has raised sheep, herded cattle and grown cash crops that have fed people far and wide. Perhaps because of this, Tom has a tremendous sense of compassion for those who go hungry, and it was that empathy that led the Black Family Farm to become a vital part of the Ottawa Food Bank Community Harvest Program. “It all started from a family discussion,” recalls Tom. “We got to thinking – rather than giving the Food Bank money, how

would it work if we gave them food instead?” After calling the Food Bank, Tom found out that they already had a project of this nature going – but what they didn’t have was enough land to grow the food. Tom and his family were eager to help, and last year Community Harvest volunteers planted five acres of food and two acres of cover crop on land donated by the Black family, all benefitting the Food Bank. In total, they produced just under 102,000 pounds of fresh, high-quality produce for local families in need. “Tom and his family have been incredibly generous with their time, their energy and their equipment – he helps to plow the fields, harrow the fields, he puts down his own compost,” says Jason Gray, Community Harvest Coordinator with the

Ottawa Food Bank. “We never would have been able to evolve this program so quickly if it weren’t for Tom’s input.” Tom is quick to point out that his family doesn’t do it alone, emphasizing the support of Jason and the Food Bank and notes, “It wouldn’t work unless you had someone like Jason.” Tom also feels particularly humbled when he watches volunteers arrive to help tend the fields throughout the growing season or when local businesses and community members volunteer goods, time or services. “It reaffirms your respect for people, confirms that people really do care about others with no gain to them – they just want to help,” he adds. “I’m not a rich man in terms of finances,” concludes Tom. “But I’m rich in family and friends and a place to live in this beautiful country and I’ve always been of the mindset that we should give back. It’s a great pleasure to be doing it!” If you would like to donate your time to the Community Harvest Project, please go to www.ottawafoodbank.ca SUMMER 2016 ottawaathome.ca 53

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FOOD Food Thoughts

THE B-E-L-T BLOODY MARY CREATED BY KOREY KEALEY, @FOODTHOUGHT PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARK HOLLERON

The classic Bloody Mary cocktail can double as breakfast, lunch, snack or appetizer with some creative garnish combinations.

INGREDIENTS

1-1/2 oz vodka (optional) 1 tbsp (15 mL) freshly-squeezed lemon juice 1 tsp (5 mL) freshly-grated horseradish (more to taste) 2 dashes hot sauce (more to taste)  1 dash Worcestershire Sauce (more to taste) Tomato juice 1 stalk celery

GARNISH

1 strip cooked bacon 1 hard-boiled egg, halved 1 cherry tomato 1 leaf romaine or Boston Bibb lettuce

PREPARATION

Fill a wide-mouth glass with ice, then add vodka, lemon juice, horseradish, hot sauce, Worcestershire Sauce and tomato juice; add celery and stir lightly. On lettuce leaf place bacon lengthwise; top with halved hardboiled egg and tomato; pull lettuce and bacon up around the egg and tomato to envelop. Run skewer through the lettuce, bacon and center of egg and tomato to secure. Place skewer on glass; serve on small plate with pita bread on the side to turn the garnish into a sandwich.

KOREY’S TIPS Have garnishes prepared in advance for easy assembly. Rim glass with cracked black pepper & coarse sea salt for added flair and flavor.

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FOOD The Scene

MOVEABLE FEAST BY PAULA ROY

PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARK HOLLERON

Find new ways to splurge on your staycation by treating family and friends to gourmet food to make the most of summer. Ottawa At Home asked Piggy Market, Epicuria and Cuisine & Passion to share ideas on what to include in a moveable feast. The food purveyors came up with innovative and appetizing ideas to take on the road, to the cottage, campfire or picnic.

Grilled vegetable and feta quiche, CUISINE & PASSION

Mediterranean salad, CUISINE & PASSION, 2297 ST JOSEPH BLVD.

Lime Coconut Gingerbread, EPICURIA

Garden Salad with cranberry and pumpkin seed with roasted shallot dressing, CUISINE & PASSION

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Artisan cheese bento box, EPICURIA

Mild Capicola from Niagara Foods, THE PIGGY MARKET, 400 WINSTON AVE

Herbed salmon on couscous salad with ancho sauce, EPICURIA, 357 ST LAURENT BLVD

Ashton Naturals homemade pickles, THE PIGGY MARKET

Soppressata & capicola sandwich, EPICURIA

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FOOD Dining Out

“Ours is a scratch kitchen. All our dishes and cocktails offer a layering of flavours. Our big emphasis is on making sure that our execution is totally consistent.” —

MULLIGANS GOLF BAR, CO-OWNER, CHRIS PRENDERGAST

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CALABOGIE PEAKS RESORT

STAYCATION FUN & FOOD APLENTY IN OTTAWA BY PAULA ROY

@PAULAJROY PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARK HOLLERON

If your summer plans keep you close to home, you’re in luck, because there are some great possibilities in the Ottawa area that make for unforgettable staycation memories. Ottawa At Home looks at three locations where great food is served up with a side of fun.

MULLIGANS GOLF BAR The newly opened Mulligans Golf Bar offers fun for the whole family. Centrally located just a chip shot away from Parliament Hill, the venue combines gastropub fare with virtual-reality golfing and race car simulators. Given that Ottawa has more golf courses per capita than anywhere in North America with the exception of Myrtle Beach, Mulligans’ owners knew there was an untapped market for a downtown golf facility. “We charge by the hour, rather than by the round, so it’s easy for people to come in and play nine holes then grab a bite to eat, or even to squeeze in some driving range time during the week before heading to a course on the weekend,” explains Cam Ross, one of the co-owners. “We have hosted birthday parties and corporate events. We’re also seeing lots of couples coming in for a fun date night, and, because of our kids’ golf game, it’s a perfect venue for the whole family.” The food is no afterthought at Mulligans. Like an upscale clubhouse, the menu has been carefully crafted to provide a variety of options ranging from lighter bites to meaty meals, with vegetarian dishes too. Chef Jayce Edwards, who made a name for himself as part of the impressive kitchen at the Albion Rooms, has assembled a strong team to deliver the menu – designed by co-

owner Andrew Grace – of classic comfort food but with a signature twist. “Ours is a scratch kitchen,” explains co-owner Chris Prendergast, “and all our dishes and cocktails offer a layering of flavours. Our big emphasis is on making sure that our execution is totally consistent.” From the house-made brioche for burgers and club sandwiches, to the caramelized onions cooked in bourbon-infused pork drippings, to the smoked tomatoes that grace the pizzas, everything at Mulligans is a cut above what you might expect of pub fare. The complementary “jango-dusted” popcorn is addictive, as are the jalapeno-brined French fries. There’s a great beer selection and killer cocktail menu, including what is arguable the city’s best Caesar, featuring infused vodka with crispy prosciutto, chèvre-stuffed olives and a house-made burnt honey, maple and bacon rimmer.

CALABOGIE PEAKS RESORT Whether you’re keen on a drive in the country or a short “stay and play” getaway, Calabogie Peaks is an idyllic destination. Just an hour from Ottawa, this four-season resort offers plenty of fun, whether you’re drawn to the mountain, land or lake. “You can spend the day on the water, hiking, playing tennis or enjoying a round of golf, then savour a gourmet meal in our Canthooks restaurant,” explains Calabogie’s director of marketing, Liz Murphy. Calabogie’s kitchen is open all day long and evening reservations are preferred but not always necessary. “Many visitors enjoy a pre-dinner stroll around the grounds with a cocktail or

glass of wine,” adds Liz. “You can wander down the pathway to the beachfront or the ponds, taking in the view of the mountain or watching the deer playing in the forest. Ours is a beautiful outdoor setting, offering a true escape from the city and we have a variety of activity packages available to make your getaway really special.” The recent addition of executive chef Tristan Hertzog to the Calabogie team has elevated the resort’s food and beverage services thanks to his inspiration, sommelier training and love of farm-to-table cuisine. “We moved to the Ottawa Valley to be closer to family and I’ve had so much fun sourcing local products and developing relationships with producers in the area, including trout and beef suppliers, local microbreweries, chocolatiers and more,” notes Tristan. “Their excellent products appear on our new menus and many will be featured in our upcoming pairing dinners which are highlighted on our website.” In the summer, the lakeside Boathouse Bar & Grill offers delicious, casual bites like Korean barbeque pork lettuce wraps. At Canthooks, the new menu incorporates both gourmet and family-friendly fare including lots of healthy dishes. Cedar-smoked pickerel, chorizo gnocchi and crave-worthy parmesan frites are just a few of the regular items. “We plan to offer specials as well to encourage creativity in the kitchen; it’s fun to work on different dishes with interesting elements,” says Tristan. An expanded on-site garden gives Tristan and his team ready access to fresh herbs and vegetables to complement the foraged items he’s sourcing from the resort’s grounds. Other improvements include a brand new kitchen SUMMER 2016 ottawaathome.ca 59

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Having great food and drink is just the beginning when it comes to success in the busy ByWard Market. For Lowertown Brewery, location is also key to making it one of Ottawa’s favourite places to while away a summer’s day or evening. Lowertown has expanded its foothold and now boasts the city’s largest patio, with room for about 130 patrons on its York Street frontage, coupled with 250 seats on a new Clarence Street back patio. Add in the option to purchase beer to take home from 11 am to 11 pm, plus an ever-changing lineup of events, and it’s little wonder that Lowertown is hopping every day and night. Regulars know that one of Lowertown’s secrets is a fun little arcade featuring a handful of pinball machines and two foosball tables. “The classic games like Kiss, Elvis and Star Trek are the most popular by far, though we vary the lineup from time to time,” says Lowertown’s engaging chef, Kyle Mortimer-Proulx. With a DJ spinning vinyl on Friday nights and live music on Saturday nights, Lowertown delivers a full-customer experience. While there’s always a buzz at Lowertown, the environment is laid back, making it even easier for Kyle’s kitchen artistry to shine. “To me, Lowertown is Canadian smokehouse with elevated pub food,” he explains. “I love preparing smoked meat, brisket and our famous brined, smoked, deep-fried chicken wings which are served with our housemade sauces. I try to incorporate our beer into the food as much as possible, using it for marinating and braising as well as in barbeque sauces.” Kyle’s cold-smoked cod is dressed in a pale ale batter for the fish and chips; chicken is brined in beer before air drying then roasting, giving it a hoppy flavour matched with a nice salinity. While there is much meat on offer, vegans also recognize a kindred spirit in Kyle, thanks to his time as executive chef at Zen Kitchen. Ideal for date night or a large family gathering, there’s ample room indoors or out at Lowertown. It’s also a great late-night spot. The menu switches at 10 pm to include such delicacies as deep fried mac ‘n cheese with house-smoked brisket – perfect fuel for the impromptu dance parties for which Lowertown has become famous.

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FOOD Paula’s Bites

AHI TUNA POKE BY PAULA ROY

@PAULAJROY PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARK HOLLERON

With Hawaiian cuisine trending in 2016, this dish (pronounced poke-ay) is a great way to embrace the gorgeous flavours of the Pacific Isles. It’s a very traditional way to prepare top-quality tuna, and the gentle melding of Asian influences is a perfect complement for the fish. It’s normally eaten spooned onto deep-fried wontons, but these oven-baked versions are healthier and easier to prepare. Kept properly chilled, this make-ahead dish is a perfect picnic item or appetizer for an outdoor meal. 62 ottawaathome.ca SUMMER 2016

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INGREDIENTS For the wonton crisps: 1 package of wonton wrappers (find them in the produce section) canola oil For the poke: 2 lbs (900 g) sushi-grade Ahi tuna 1/2 cup (125 mL) soy sauce 2 tbsp (30 mL) water 1 tbsp (15 mL) sesame oil 1/4 cup (60 mL) finely minced sweet onion 2 tbsp (30 mL) finely minced ginger root 1/4 to 1/2 tsp (1.25 mL to 2.5 mL) finely minced Thai Chili pepper 2 tbsp (30 mL) finely chopped macadamia nuts 3 tbsp (45 mL) green onion tops, finely sliced on the diagonal 1 tbsp (15 mL) toasted sesame seeds

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METHOD To make the wonton crisps, preheat oven to 375F. Cut 3-inch wonton wrappers into halves on the diagonal (creating two triangles out of each square wrapper). If using the larger 6-inch egg roll wrappers, cut them into eighths on the diagonal. Brush two baking sheets lightly with oil then place the triangles of dough in a single layer on baking sheets. Flip the wonton triangles over so both sides get a light coating of oil. Bake for 5-7 minutes until golden and crispy. Watch them closely during the last few minutes of baking so they don’t overcook. Remove from oven and place crisps on a wire rack to cool. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week. To make the poke, cut tuna into small cubes (less than 1/2 inch). Place in a bowl. Combine soy sauce, water, sesame oil, sweet onion, ginger root and hot pepper in a glass jar with a tight lid. Shake to combine well. Drizzle over tuna, stir gently, then cover and refrigerate mixture. Let tuna marinate for 1-12 hours, stirring occasionally. When ready to serve, add macadamias, green onions and sesame seeds to marinated tuna. Stir gently to combine and serve with wonton crisps. Serves 4- 6

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