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November 23, 2019

Local Ottawa jeweller True Bijoux has been one of my go-to spots for years. I rounded up their best Black Friday deals starting at just $30!

June 6, 2017

This Saturday the Sona Clothing x Valamode Pop-Up Shop opens in Westboro! Think dreamy Canadian-made swimwear and luxe designer goodies for less. And of course I've got a giveway!

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!?!...

March 21, 2016

One of my fave local jewellery designers is Alyssa Spaxman of Strut Jewelry. She's a fellow crazy cat lady, and an impossibly talented designer s how could I not love her right? Back in December she launched her winter collection during a pretty awes...

March 8, 2016

Anybody else find winter turns your fitness plans upside-down? Me too. For many years, my on-again off-again approach to fitness entailed running when it was nice outside (that is, when it wasn't too hot, too cold, too wet, too windy... I'm the Goldi...

March 4, 2016

When I moved to Ottawa in the summer of 2000, some of the first folks I met were a lovely gal named Sophie and her partner Nico. It's our 16th friend-a-versary this year, guys! These two have been with me through thick, thin, ups, downs, bad dating c...

January 22, 2016

As the first month of 2016 draws to a close, I've been thinking about the year that passed and the year ahead. 2015 was good to me: I celebrated 5 years with my wonderful hubby in NYC, ran my first 10k race, found out I didn't have cancer,...

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...

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