Articles Tagged ‘Roadtrip’

SHOP TALK: Etsy Roadtrip comes to LeBreton Flats

Shop Talk is written by Ottawa Magazine editor Dayanti Karunaratne and Sarah Fischer, Ottawa Magazine account executive and fashion maven.

Photo courtesy FASHION Magazine.

Photo courtesy FASHION Magazine.

Cascais dress by Tangente. The local eco-friendly designer Tangente will be at the Etsy event on Monday, Aug. 4.

Cascais dress by Tangente. The local eco-friendly designer Tangente will be at the Etsy event on Monday, Aug. 4.


We’ve been hearing a lot about the revitalization of LeBreton Flats, but other than Bluesfest the area still seems like a bit of a dead zone. But what’s this … the Etsy Roadtrip is coming to town, and setting up shop at the Flats? And since we also hear that the online shopping site is planning world domination, perhaps the time has come for this storied part of the city to shine.

With The Merry Dairy, Streetside Curry, and Bridgehead on board, it’s certainly worth checking out. Another nod to the event is the involvement of Campy Home — that’s the new endeavour by Handmade Harvest co-founder Emily Arbour. Cute candles, nice packaging — seems like a good hostess gift for that next barbecue!

And there’s music! Kelly Sloan and the Claytones. We’re just getting wind of this event now, so not sure about the schedule of events, but it seems like a reason to take a bike through that part of the Ottawa River pathway.

Read more about the tour from our sister mag, FASHION.

Etsy Roadtrip pop-up shop. Monday, August 4 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Lebreton Flats






AUGUST ROAD TRIPS! Events and inspiration before it’s back to school

These events listings appear in the Summer edition of Ottawa Magazine. For more local events, buy the magazine on newsstands or order your online edition.

Calabogie Blues & Rib Fest. All good things come together at Calabogie during this popular three-day festival. Attendees eat sticky ribs while enjoying the great outdoors and listening to blues grooves by some of Canada’s best musical talent. For those looking to keep their costs down, camping is available for both tents and RVs. Aug. 17 to 19. $50 weekend pass, $25 day pass, children under 12 free. Calabogie Peaks Resort, 30 Barrett Chute Rd., Calabogie, 800-669-4861,

Lanark Village 150th Anniversary. This year marks the 150th anniversary of the incorporation of Lanark Village, and they’re pulling out all the stops to celebrate. This four-day event kicks off with LanarKarnival, featuring a giant slide, bounce castle, dunk tank, gladiator ring, live music, and a barbecue. Saturday and Sunday events include the unveiling of a mural, walking tours of the town, and historical demonstrations of blacksmithing, weaving, quilting, and broom-making. On Saturday afternoon, there’s a parade of vintage cars, fire trucks, and floats. Sunday also features a classic car show, and the festivities wrap up on Monday with another barbecue. Aug. 3 to 6. Various locations, Lanark Village, 613-259-3001, 613-256-7881,

Civil War Re-enactment Weekend. Few Canadians realize that some 50,000 Canadians fought in the American Civil War. The war itself had a very large impact on Canada, and Upper Canada Village is picking up the tradition of Civil War re-enactments and giving it a Canadian twist. The re-enactment weekend includes military camp and surgery exhibits, military drills for children, and, of course, a number of battle recreations. Aug. 4 and 5. $17, seniors and youth $14, children under five free. Upper Canada Village, 13740 County Rd. 2,

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WEEKENDER: Roadtrippin’ to Perth, getting hot at HOPE, fishing with the fam, and more ways to heat up your weekend

If your kids loved Night at the Museum, then the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum and Vintage Stock Theatre have just the event for them. Twice a month in July and August, visitors will be able to wander through the museum’s buildings and listen to stories of adventure told by the theatre’s interpreters. Unfortunately, Ben Stiller will not be in attendance. Every other Thursday at 6 p.m., beginning Thursday, July 12. $7, seniors and students $5, families $18. Cumberland Heritage Village Museum, 2940 Old Montreal Rd., Cumberland,

The latest at SAW Video: a six-part American film showcase that includes screenings, artist talks, and a masterclass, all free of charge. The films are diverse (drama, animation, documentary, experimental) but all speak from the margins of society and promote independence. Keep an eye out for the names of the young artists showcased — they’re bound to become innovators in American cinema. Friday, July 13, to Saturday, July 21. SAW Courtyard, 67 Nicholas St.,

The Classic Theatre Festival kicks off this weekened just an hour away in Perth. Photo by T.H. Wall.

The Perth Classic Theatre Festival is back for another season, opening with a quirky romantic comedy. Two for the Seesaw is a Tony award-winning play that hilariously tells a love story set in 1950s New York City. Fun fact: Henry Fonda and Anne Bancroft starred in the original version. Previews on Friday, July 13 at 8 p.m., and Saturday, July 14 at 2 p.m. Opening Saturday, July 14 at 8 p.m. $24 previews, $30 regular season, $21 youth. Mason Theatre, 13 Victoria St., Perth,

For 30 years now, H.O.P.E. has been bringing local volleyball players, Canadian musicians, and philanthropists of all stripes together for one huge event every summer. This year’s tournament will see thousands of players compete on 80 courts to raise money for seven local charities. If live entertainment by Mother Mother, illScarlett, and Treble Charger is just a bonus, it’s a pretty exciting one. Saturday, July 14. Registration for teams is closed, but get in on the fun by watching teams duke it out and rocking out in your down time. $20 advance ticket or $25 at the door. Mooney’s Bay Beach, Riverside Dr. and Hog’s Back Rd.,

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ROADTRIP: Montréal en Lumière offers Nuit Blanche, gourmet food, and family fun

The Quartier des Spectacles glows with light at night. Photo by Frédérique Ménard-Aubin, Montreal en Lumière

By Laura Byrne Paquet

Are the long winter nights starting to get on your nerves? Then head to Montreal, where the city is doing its best to banish the dark with Montréal en Lumière (, an 11-day event with activities that the bilingual program guide runs to 150 pages.

No matter what floats your boat, you’ll probably find it here. Belgian waffles and children’s marionette shows? Check. Six-course gourmet meals and Mozart? Check. Free DJ dance parties under the stars? Mais bien sur.

And this Saturday (February 25), the fun goes all night during Nuit Blanche. Mingle with free-roaming penguins at the Biodome, make your own animated film at the National Film Board, or take a midnight tango lesson.

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SUPER SHOPPER: Holiday ornaments hot picks

We’ve rounded up the best holiday decorations of the season.


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SUPER SHOPPER: 25 great gift ideas

We asked experts for their fab picks for everyone on your list this season.


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Shop Talk: Roadtrip

(Photography: Angela Gordon)

The carefree days of summer are here and this new store offers cheerful ways to bring a little style to your beach scene, cottage party, or wherever it is you find yourself whiling away the warm season. Trustfund’s much-anticipated sister store is more price-point driven, making it a great place to pick up something for that impromptu summer bash.

The look: edgy urban meets cottage chic

The labels: Kensie, Matt by Matt & Nat, Lucy Love, BB Dakota

Perfect for: guys and gals who love colour and are tired of mall shops

USP: roadtrip-inspired vibe and killer location (beside Planet Coffee)

24B York St.,