Swingin’ SIX­TIES

Ottawa Business Journal - Ottawa at Home - - OAH EDITOR’S NOTE -

Hav­ing com­pleted my first year as Ed­i­tor In Chief at Ottawa At Home I am still wait­ing for the fun to stop. I had an­tic­i­pated work­ing my way into some of Ottawa’s finest homes, restau­rants and shops. What I did not fore­see was fall­ing in love with the na­tion’s cap­i­tal – thanks to a sense of re­newed re­spect and pride. This is­sue is just the tip of the ice­berg when it comes to tap­ping into new trends and show­cas­ing the lo­cal tal­ent of our city, which boasts a style, flair and piz­zazz that ri­vals any metropo­lis!

In an at­tempt to bring the lat­est looks in dé­cor and life­style to read­ers, our fea­tures play up the pop­u­lar­ity of swing­ing back in time to em­brace the rev­o­lu­tion­ary vibe of the six­ties and pay trib­ute to the era’s vin­tage dé­cor. “Cap­i­tal Shops” checks out a store that will help you cre­ate this look in your own home, and then we shopped a lit­tle more to help you “get the look” from other stores around the city.

Araina Bond vis­its a home that res­onates with mid-cen­tury mod­ern de­sign and talks to the home­owner who clev­erly dresses the part. If you are a fan of the wildly pop­u­lar “Mad Men” TV se­ries this fea­ture will most def­i­nitely ap­peal! And, as only Laura Byrne Pa­quet can do, we put it all in per­spec­tive in “On Sec­ond Thought.”

On the sub­ject of “Mad Men,” Ottawa At Home checks out some very clever ad-men. Th­ese are charis­matic char­ac­ters with charm, wit, and tal­ent. If you are looking for some creative ge­nius, they are worth get­ting to know . . .

Read­ers with a pen­chant for wa­ter and the de­sire to be wise with their real-es­tate in­vest­ment will be in­ter­ested to read Jane Whit­ing’s piece on the resur­gence of back­yard pools. Ac­cord­ing to lo­cal ex­perts, cool pools are not only trendy but a sought-af­ter fea­ture with cer­tain home­buy­ers.

Photo ed­i­tor Mark Holleron’s tal­ents shine in our “Home Pro­file” fea­tur­ing a re­cently ren­o­vated up­town house with Nan­tucket style. The pho­tos will wow read­ers, as will the dé­cor that show­cases the fine work of our “De­signer At Home” Irene Lan­glois.

We can’t call this a spring is­sue without em­brac­ing the gar­den. An­drea Dou­glas vis­its two women who bring their pas­sion for plants into their lives, ev­ery day of the year. The in­flu­ence of spring is also felt in Korey Kealey’s “Food Thoughts.” Eggs are sym­bolic of re-birth and spring awak­en­ing, as well as packed with pro­tein.

Paula Roy had fun with our ‘60s theme and came up with a few lo­cal lunch spots that would ap­peal to Jackie O and her crowd – per­haps they’ll do the same for you and yours! If you think you might need a re­fresher course on ta­ble man­ners be­fore dress­ing the part and head­ing out, read “Let’s Dish” with eti­quette ex­pert Diane Craig.

And fi­nally, Cather­ine Clark in­tro­duces us to a woman who has made her love for chil­dren her life’s work.

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