Equator Coffee at the NAC


You already know that I like to go out to cafes to do my freelance work whenever I can instead of the alternative: staying at home all day in bed on my computer like the subjects of the “relatable” student-life-has-given-me-crippling-depression-pls-help memes. Today on the menu: A super rad cafe in an art center near parliament! […]

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Le Moulin De Provence


Another day, another cafe. It’s over 10 degrees celsius here in Ottawa so you know what that means: It’s summer-time bois! I dared myself to get out more this summer instead of just marinating in my bed all day. I do web development, SEO work and a bit of freelance writing to pay the bills, thus, all […]

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Ichiban Bakery | Ottawa

Many a time have I passed by Ichiban Bakery‘s iconic window on Bank Street, filled to the brim with baked goods and pastries just beckoning for me to step inside and eat my bodyweight in French and Japanese tarts. So, the other day I finally made a point to check the place out and I’m so […]

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Oat Couture Cafe Ottawa + Soft Opening Event

The other day I attended the soft opening for Oat Couture, a new cafe and hangout spot in Ottawa that specializes in unique Oatmeal combinations (and other assorted baked goods – including oat doggy treats, how cute)!! Not going to lie, it was pretty cool to be amongst the first people in the city to […]

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What’s The Big Deal With Halo Top Ice Cream

Halo Top Ice Cream

Hi, my name is Sara, and I am NOT…. a professional food critic, so please take what I say with a grain of salt (?pun? ?intended?) These past few weeks my Instagram feed has been BLOWING UP with pics of these iconic, aesthetically designed tubs of ice cream that claim to have a ridiculously low caloric value. […]

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Black Squirrel Books & Espresso Bar | & Menu

Black Squirrel Books is a cute little used bookstore and cafe located in Old Ottawa South. It’s super close to Carleton’s campus (about a 10-15 minute walk) so it’s the perfect spot to hang out before class and study over some coffee while taking in the down-to-earth vibes of the place. There HAS to be a correlation […]

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Arlington Five

Yesterday I stopped by Arlington 5 with Ben before class to grab my essential second cup of coffee so that I could ensure that my eyes would stay open during my evening classes (WHOMSTever thought it was a good idea to have 6-9pm classes was grossly half-witted). If you haven’t checked this cute and cozy cafe yet […]

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HeadQuarters Ottawa [HQ OTTAWA]

HeadQuarters Cafe Ottawa

HeadQuarters is a new cafe in the ByWard Market area with stellar vibes, DELICIOUS bites to eat, and super inviting service. HQ also doubles as a hair salon so you can watch the stylists work their magic through the glass-median that divides the two sections of the shop whilst sipping your almond-milk latte and taking pics […]

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Moo Shu Ice Cream & Kitchen [Review & Photos]


“MooShu” lettering and Cat graphic were taken from their website I’ve made a point to try and follow a lot of local Ottawa companies, brands, and businesses on Instagram to try and stay in the know with all of the cool things that are happening in town. One of my favourite Instagram feeds to drool over is […]

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Anthropologie Ottawa Mini Haul

  Whoever said laughter was the best medicine obviously never tried retail therapy… The other day I hit up Anthropologie, my FAVOURITE place to shop for home decor, kitchenware, and unique cosmetic goodies! I can’t believe I’ve already been living in my apartment for 8 months and it’s still nowhere near how I’d like it to […]

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Sansotei Ramen Ottawa

As Youtube sensation, Quinton Attempts, ever so wisely articulated upon observing the waitress cautiously position the porcelain bowl of steaming soup in front of him that  cold, Saturday afternoon: ok…this isn’t Mr Noodles tho… Sansotei Ramen is hands down one of my favourite places to eat in the downtown/centertown Ottawa area. I would also dare to say […]

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Little Victories Coffee Roasters Ottawa

The whole bus ride home from campus yesterday I overheard a lengthy conversation shared between two typical jock-type characters regarding their devoted love and appreciation for local Ottawa venues, such as a hispter-esque soup and sandwich joint and an artisanal cured meats and fine cheeses store to name a few. There is something really wholesome […]

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Lush Mini-Haul [+ New Valentines Day Collection]

This year I’ve resolved to treat myself to more baths so that I can sufficiently recharge and refresh my mind and body. It can be so easy for me to get lost in school work and work-work that my only downtime consists of me watching Netflix with Ben (*insert typical quote about how I am […]

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