Powerhouse in the Capital

Penthouse One at 700 Sussex Dr. is not your traditional downtown office. The two-storey suite, blending both office and entertainment space, is every bit as unique as you’d expect from a couple like Tom d’Aquino and Susan Peterson d’Aquino. Tom is best known for his three decades of work leading the Canadian Council of Chief…

Neighbourhood by Style

Ottawa is a network of fabulous neighbourhoods, each with its own distinct charm, history, architecture and thriving local businesses. Four of Ottawa’s neighbourhoods – the Glebe, Westboro, New Edinburgh and the ByWard Market – are all older and central, each unique in their own way. Find out which one might fit your personal style #attitude….

Past Cover Girls

They were movers and shakers when they first appeared on the cover of our magazine, and they’re still movers and shakers today. Catherine Marion, Carrie Irvine, Kathie Donovan and Janet Podleski were all featured in Ottawa At Home magazine in its early years and they exemplify some of Ottawa’s amazing local talent. Here’s a snapshot…

Décor with flights of fancy

Renovating an older home requires a unique set of creative and technical skills to make it come together. But when the right magic happens, the result can be inspiringly unique. As artistic people, hair stylists Josiah Frith and Jessica Tate knew they wanted to find someone to take over the practical management of the renovation…

Ladies Who Lunch

It’s not easy to catch up with Catherine Landry. In the sparkling National Arts Centre, filled with women dressed to the nines and smart staff serving champagne and hors d’oeuvres, she runs past with an armload of door prizes. Like all great event planners, she is ensuring every detail of Ladies Who Lunch is perfect. At…

Celebrating gold medal moments

Sometimes being a little crazy can take you a long way. That’s true for Cameron Hughes. The dancing, yelling, T-shirt-throwing, crowd-pumping guy has all the energy of an ‘80s rock star – without the choreography. And people love him. He’s a wild man with a big heart, and his enthusiasm spreads through every crowd he’s…

Making it Happen

 Photo by: Mark Holleron On an evening in 2009, Deb Wagorn sat in the audience of one of the world’s most prestigious music venues. She had made the long drive from Ottawa to New York to attend a concert by a bright young pianist. The place was Carnegie Hall and her son, Bryan Wagorn, was on…

Corel WordPerfect Office

I’ve had a lot of fun working on videos for Corel, over the years. Here’s one of the latest:  

Olympic Effort to Promote Healthy Schools

Watching the incredible feats on ice at the Sochi Winter Olympic Games reminds me of the heart-warming moment when Elizabeth Manley spun her way to a silver medal at the 1988 Calgary Olympics. Not too long ago, I had a chance to work with Liz, who graciously agreed to narrate a video I did for…

Arctic Ice Sheet Moving Clockwise: Climatologist

Paul Beckwith, Part-time Professor of Climatology and Meteorology at the University of Ottawa, currently working on a PhD in abrupt climate change: “For the record; I do not think that any sea ice will survive this summer. An event unprecedented in human history is today, this very moment, transpiring in the Arctic Ocean. The cracks…