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November 16, 2017

Sometimes you just need a good hair day, you know? Today I'm introducing you to Society Salon and Blow Dry Bar, a little gem on Sparks Street. Spoiler alert: Society's client list includes a certain world leader with great hair and a penchant...

July 20, 2017

Summer's here, the days are long, and it's more important than ever to protect your skin. As a skin cancer survivor I'm sharing favourite sun screens, self-tanners, and after-sun products. Read on!

March 30, 2016

Exactly 6 months ago I clicked "publish" on a little passion project called Amy in 613. I wasn't sure where it would take me or if anyone would read it, but it was something I knew I had to try.

Fast forward 6 months and over 40,000 of you (40,000!?!...

December 14, 2015

Wowza. I thought you guys would be into my #613giftguide but HOLY SMOKES. On Friday alone over 1000 of you visited AmyIn613.com, and the blog comments, tweets, and Instagram posts just keep rolling in. I'm blown away. Thank you for being so awes...

December 11, 2015

Oh my gosh you guys. For the past six weeks I've been working on an all-local, all-awesome gift guide, and I finally get to share it with you today. I'm beside myself with excitement here at Amy in 613 headquarters! At Christmastime many of us have l...

November 9, 2015

This post is the first of a three-part series on EyeMaxx Optical Studio, a locally-owned glasses boutique in downtown Ottawa. I'm trying them out to see if they can break me of my habit of online shopping for glasses, since quality can be an issue an...

October 26, 2015

Hands up if you hate doing groceries. If you get road rage pushing your shopping cart through the aisles. If you've ever voluntarily cleaned your house just so you could avoid a trip to the grocery store. I can admit to all of these. Something about...

October 24, 2015

I hadn't planned on doing a post this weekend, but today I tried a class at Iron North Fitness (my first time!) and I *HAD* to share a tidbit. It was that good.

 

Iron North is located smack in the middle of Hintonburg, which means I can...

October 21, 2015

From October 30 to November 1, 2015, one of the biggest and most sophisticated parties of the year is hitting the capital: the Ottawa Wine and Food Festival. If you follow me on Instagram you already know I'm a huge fan of both wine and food, so...

October 7, 2015

A few weeks ago while doing my groceries, I spotted some colourful bottles labelled "Renew". After taking a closer look, I discovered this was an Ottawa-based company making a whole line of organic juices, and I immediately dropped a few into my bask...

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