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June 26, 2019

On my first Canada Day in Ottawa I had no idea where to go. Whether you're new in town or just need a refresher, here's my guide to Canada Day in the 613!

July 11, 2018

Hubby and I just celebrated our 8th anniversary at local gem Andaz Ottawa Byward Market. Our stay was so magical that I got you a promo code for 20% off summer getaways! This is THE place to experience the 613 like a local. Click through and I'll...

November 23, 2016

Fancy a getaway but don't have time or cashola for a big trip? I hear you. Planning (and saving) for a vacation can be tough, so I'm always on the lookout for mini-trips here in our own backyard. Recently I discovered the Brookstreet Hotel,...

July 15, 2016

I've got a sizeable soft spot for Fairmont Le Château Montebello. My hubby and I went for the first time in the winter of 2015, and I fell so in love with the place that this winter I went back twice. From the impeccable, friendly service to the rust...

February 29, 2016

As I've mentioned before, one of my favourite spots the winter is Fairmont's Château Montebello, located just outside the little village of Montebello and less than an hour's drive east of downtown Ottawa. Last winter my husband and I went for the ve...

February 5, 2016

During the winter, my favourite place to be is Château Montebello. Last year my hubby and I went for the first time (to escape home renovation chaos), and my gosh, we could hardly believe our eyes.

It's basically the world's biggest log cabin and...

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