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Ottawa City Guide

Mar 8, 2016

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Best pizza: Anthony’s
Anthony’s is home to the best pizza in Ottawa, hands down. Simple and authentic, pizzas are made fresh to order in a wood-fired oven and dressed with quality ingredients. At the moment, Anthony’s in Hintonburg is the only location, but a Glebe location is opening soon on Bank street.

 

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Best date spot: Town
This little Elgin street hotspot is the best date spot in town. The menu, made up of smaller plates and hearty mains, is casual, hearty and great for sharing. The tap is everchanging with a great selection of local beer and the cocktails are crafted with love. Reservations are highly recommended as Town is always bustling no matter the day. Grab a seat at the bar, order a bottle of wine and share a few plates (try the meatballs!) with the one you love.

 

Photo via Facebook

 

Best outdoor market: Lansdowne Market
Lansdowne Market in the Glebe is by far the city’s largest farmer’s market. Hosted outdoors in the warmer months and in the Aberdeen pavillion during the winter, Lansdowne market hosts over 100 local vendors. You can find Ontario-grown produce and meats, as well as artisinal cheeses, food products and goods.

 

Photo via Centretown blog

 

Best running route: The canal
The Rideau canal is the oldest operating canal in North America, and is one of the most visited tourist spots in Canada. Its scenic views provide a beautiful running route with many green spaces to stop for a picnic or short break.

 

photo via Solo Trips and Tips blog

 

Best coffee shop: Bridgehead
With 15 locations in the city, Ottawa-grown Bridgehead boasts fairly-traded, organic coffee beans, artfully-crafted beverages and killer baked goods. They source locally grown produce, meat and dairy for their menu and even make their own kombucha.

 

photo via TripAdvisor

 

Best brunch: Edgar
Located in Gatineau, Edgar is a tiny cafe with a lot of heart. Chef and owner Marysol Foucault offers a gourmand-friendly menu that will satisfy meat lovers and sweet tooths alike. Edgar is a cafe during the week, offering lunch specials and a rotating take-home meal selection. On weekends, loyal brunch-goers line up outside the 10-seat restaurant for one of a kind brunch offerings, including the salty and sweet pancake creation known as the Dutch Baby.

 

photo via Zomato

 

Best architectural building: National Gallery of Canada
Designed by Moshe Safdie in 1988, the National Gallery of Canada is architecturally stunning. Centrally located in the heart of downtown, the gallery is home to indoor and outdoor gardens, a 30-foot tall bronze spider sculpture, as well as one of the best views overlooking the city and neighboring Gatineau.

 

photo via Insiders Ottawa

 

Best music venue: Ritual Nightclub
Ritual is a two-floor venue unlike any other in Ottawa. The venue’s size allows for ultra-intimate concerts, while the basement nightclub brings in a large weekend crowd. I’ve seen many a memorable show here, ranging from St. Vincent to Post Malone.

 

photo via Where

 

Best cocktail bar: Union Local 613
Union Local 613 is a welcome addition to the Ottawa restauraut scene and is my favorite watering hole. A hidden speakeasy, accessible through a bookshelf in the basement, is home to some of the best bartenders in town. The creative cocktail list is updated regularly, but I usually stick to what I know – they make a mean Negroni.

 

photo via Her Campus

 

Best patio: Murray Street Kitchen
This Byward Market gem is home to the best, most secluded patio in the city. The patio, found in the restaurant’s backyard, is surrounded by lush greenery and trees. It’s the perfect spot for a lazy summer day brunch, or a happy hour pint and charcuterie plate.

 

photo via Insiders Ottawa

Words by Chanelle Foisy, EQ3 Ottawa

Classic Sugar Cookies

Dec 23, 2015

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Host the holidays with delicious Classic Sugar Cookies! They make the perfect homemade gift wrapped and packaged in our charming copper Baking Tins! Need more gift ideas? Find more classic holiday gifts like the Abila Measuring Set shown above on our website.

 

Ingredients

3/4 cup (175 ml) butter, softened
1 cup (250 ml) granulated sugar
1 egg
1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla
2-1/2 cups (625 ml) all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp (2 ml) baking powder
1 pinch salt
1/4 cup (60 ml) walnuts

 

Preparation
In large bowl, beat butter with sugar until light and fluffy; beat in egg and vanilla. Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt; stir into butter mixture in 3 additions.

 

Divide dough in half; shape into discs. Wrap each in plastic wrap; refrigerate for 1 hour. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 24 hours.) Let stand at room temperature until soft enough to roll out, about 15 minutes.

 

Between waxed paper or on lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-inch (5 mm) thickness. With metal Cookie Cutters, cut out classic holiday shapes. Using spatula, place cookies, 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart, on parchment paper–lined or greased baking sheets, add walnuts for a traditional decorative touch.

 

Bake, 1 sheet at a time, in 375°F (190°C) oven until pale golden on bottoms and edges, about 10 minutes. Let cool for 1 minute on pans on racks; transfer to racks and let cool completely. (Make-ahead: Store in our copper Baking Tins for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 2 weeks.)

 

Recipe from Canadian Living.

EQ3 Select: Harvest Dining Table

Jun 30, 2015

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EQ3 Select – A bi-monthly selection of EQ3 staff favourites.

 

Harvest Table

EQ3 Staff Selection: June

 

Made from solid oak, the Harvest table is EQ3’s take on rustic farmhouse design. For a more relaxed dining experience, pair it with the Harvest bench, or arrange a variety of chairs for a more eclectic aesthetic.  Available in a dinette, 63” and 87” dining tables.

 

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EQ3 Select: Jane Ladders

May 29, 2015

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EQ3 Select – A bi-monthly selection of EQ3 staff favourites.

 

Jane Ladders    

EQ3 Staff Selection: May

 

Made from solid beech, this sleek and simple storage solution will keep your coats and bags off the floor and out of sight. Customize the Jane Ladder with shelf, shoe, hook, tray and mirror accessories to best suit your needs.

 

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CATS (& other musings)

Sep 7, 2014

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Pets and babies have been used since the inception of print media as vehicles to soften images and render individuals more relatable. Daisy Woodward who writes one of my favorite monthly online columns The Pets (profiling famous people and their equally famous pets ) for Another magazine  explains this phenomena as such: “Add a child or animal into a shot and the reaction will transform from ‘so-what’ to swoon”.

 

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In our celebrity drenched culture we are constantly bombarded with photos aiming to achieve that aforementioned swoon factor.  Although babies dominated the style sections in the mid 2000’s, lest we forget the days of Suri Cruise, now we see more and more pet-centric images.  Sure we have the North West and Aila Wang’s of the world but people are just as eager to spend hours lamenting over the adorable kitten that was just posted on kittens of Instagram regardless of her lack of sartorial contribution.

 

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In fact, brands are popping up whose entire platform is devoted to showcasing cuteness.  The aforementioned catsofinstagram and their kitten/puppy/dog counterparts make it to the popular page on a daily basis and have developed a variety of social media platforms allowing fans to broadcast their admiration. Many other companies, such as popular NY/LA retailer Creatures of Comfort are taking advantage of the inherent likeability of say, a kitten in a pocket, while simultaneously boosting their exposure by splicing product plugs with sweet or hilarious portrayals of animals. In what may be the most meta approach of them all the publication “Cat People” showcases humans alongside of cats – individuals appear as a requisite supplement to the four legged creatures that are the undisputed stars of the publication.

 

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Being in a business where my job requires me to stay relevant I spend a lot of time on the internet and trolling Instagram, where I often fall prey to vortex of cuteness. I revel in the opportunity to break up my time spent looking at beautiful images of interiors and furniture with something cute and cuddly. In an effort to pay it forward – I present a roundup of some of the cutest images submitted to me featuring cute and cuddly animals with poses ranging from innocent to seductive all with pieces of EQ3 furniture.

 

Furhead posing with an Eames molded plastic rocker.

Furhead posing with an Eames molded plastic rocker

 

Poncho being camera shy in front of an Eve sofa.

Poncho being camera shy in front of an Eve sofa

 

Frankie gives his best bedroom eyes in a Bento bed

Frankie gives his best bedroom eyes in a Bento bed

 

Alan lounging on a Reclaimed Teak Chest

Alan lounging on a Reclaimed Teak Chest

 

Sophie sitting comfortably on a Reverie sofa and Reclaimed Teak coffee table

Sophie sitting comfortably on a Reverie sofa and Reclaimed Teak coffee table

 

Freddie - guest of honor at last weeks dinner - sits on an Eames molded fiberglass armchair.

Freddie – guest of honor at last weeks dinner – sits on an Eames molded fiberglass armchair.

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