Friday, November 26, 2010


Any event where there's cupcakes in the shape of boobies is my kind of event. In fact, any event where there's cupcakes period is my kind of event. Hooray for Boobies was a silent auction in support of the Keep ABreast Foundation. Local artists decorated casts of their breasts and they all looked incredible. Quite a few of them went for over $200! S, a starving student, could not unfortunately bid on a cast, however she did win a free sweater! Awesome night. ♥ U Slaysh. - S

Sunday, November 21, 2010


Why we love it:

Pom Pom (or Frou Frou, depending on where you are) has a selection of shoes straight outta Tim Burton's closet, that is, if Tim Burton wore women's shoes...which I'm sure he does on occasion. They are whimsical plus wonderful plus “wow, I love these!” Go! Indulge! I insist! - S

Frou Frou is such a cute and eclectic store in the market (also, Pom Pom, in the Glebe) - I actually found my grade 12 graduation/prom dress here...Of course no one had it, which was awesome. I love coming in here just to check things out. There is a huge range of stuff - jewelry, dresses, hats, coats and of course, SHOES. So many shoes to choose from, and they are all so different and unique. The staff are always super friendly and helpful too! My last purchase here - the best coral, chunky knit hat you have ever seen, complete with a big Pom Pom (fitting, no?). - J

Frou Frou
11A William St.
Ottawa, ON

Pom Pom
732 Bank St.
Ottawa, ON

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Dans La Rue: Bank St.

Fall fashion is all about transitional clothing and these girls certianly got that right. We loved their ecclectic combinations of autumn hues, mixed prints, and summer/winter fabrics. They were also super enthusiastic about Capital Oh! and told us to check out nightlife at Babylon and Ritual for more Ottawa coolness. We will girls, we most certianly will!- S

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

[photos provided by the friendly staff at Slaysh]

Hooray for Boobies!

Last Friday, Sarah and I embarked on yet another day of explorations in this beautiful capital city of ours, and we came across a store called Slaysh. We noticed they had hand painted casts of multiple breasts in the window, so we decided to ask what they were all about.

Turns out, Slaysh will be holding an auction in support of Keep A Breast Foundation at their store on Bank Street, this Thursday starting at 8:00pm. The items up for auction? The painted breast casts, created by Canadian artists! These pieces of art are super cool, and you won't feel guilty for the purchase at all. Great art for a good cause, what could be better?

The evening will be filled with shopping, music by DJ Matt Tamblyn, Slaysh giveaways, refreshments, cupcakes and even boobie truffles - sweet! See you all there! - J

For more info on Keep A Breast Foundation, check out their website:

Fore more info on the event, contact:

Sarah Hyde


775 Bank St.(Between Second and Third Ave)

Ottawa, ON


Sunday, November 14, 2010


Why we love it:

Got Milk? Ottawa sure does! Good party dresses, good accessories, good fun! Sarah van den Berg likes this. - S

Milk's got a great selection of girly accessories and really cute clothes. It's a cute little shop on Dalhousie - probably the best place to shop around the Byward. I scored a beautiful spring/fall trench-type coat here last year, and I still love it. Definitely take a look when you're in the market, you might find your perfect New Years dress. - J

Milk Clothing and Accessories
234 Dalhousie St.
Ottawa, ON

Friday, November 12, 2010

Dans la Rue: Elgin St.

Today was a very successful day for Capital Oh. We found some awesome spots, and met some stylish peeps, like Doe here. We loved the camel accent of her coat, and the red flats were perfect. - J

The French Baker

Why we love it:

The rich smell wafting out of Ottawa's The French Baker is enough to trigger an intense mouth-watering for baked goodies. With glistening crescents, delectable pastries, and an atmosphere that makes you suddenly feel all chic and Parisian, Julia and I immediately scheduled a breakfast date here in the very near future! - S

As soon as you walk in to The French Baker, you can smell the buttery goodness of the flaky croissants - The Baker's specialty (and Paula Deen would definitely approve). It is a quaint little pastry shop up front, and in the back there is the lovely Benny's Bistro, a perfect spot for breakfast/brunch/lunch. I loved the black and white tile, with primary colour accents - best! - J

The French Baker/Benny's Bistro
119 Murray St. (Byward Market) Ottawa, ON

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Capital Oh! Presents: 

Dans La Rue

En route of their fabulous Capital Oh! adventures, J and S take on street fashion and style stalking. The first installment occured on a very sartorial sunday, as the Ottawa Vintage Sale attracted some stupendously stylish shoppers. Delicious! - S

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Why we love it:

I am keen on canteen! Every time I leave Ottawa's gallery/art shop I feel three inches cooler and get this sudden urge to explore my craft box. The art books are phenomenal: stuff you can't get anywhere else and they always have the greatest notebooks and stationaries. The local artwork featured in the gallery at the back is always worth a visit as well! Keep calm and carry on!!! - S

I love going into canteen and browsing through the great selection of books. I like to consider myself an "artsy" person sometimes, so this place definitely makes me feel at home. It's a small space with big ambitions, and it's a great support for local talent. The back gallery space changes often, and it's always nice to see what Ottawa's artists have to offer. I've also had my eye on a few prints for a while now - especially the Day of the Dead "Keep Calm and Carry On" posters. And since I have an odd obsession with notebooks, I managed to buy two, one of which was a great shade of fluorescent orange. Sweet! - J

Monday, November 8, 2010

Ottawa's 26th Annual Vintage Clothing Sale:

I love vintage. Shopping vintage is like shopping at a museum. It's fashion ancestry. And why I have never made the effort to attend Ottawa's annual vintage clothing sale before this year is beyond me. It was so incredibly mythical, magical, and coooool with a capital C that I intend to make an effort to go every single year for the rest of my life. The rest of my life. Seriously. Poor J had to work on Sunday, so I headed to the show alone, camera in hand, and a 20 in my wallet. Held in the luxurious ballroom of the Chateau Laurier, walking into the sale is a time-machine journey into an era of sequins and furs. There's so much to take in that I'm sort of glad I went alone as I wandered directionless for nearly two hours--I could have spent days in that ballroom! Days! With vendors from all over Canada, it's really hard to decided where to buy, as every booth is totally unique. One of my favourite finds of the sale (I really should of just gone for it..silly Sarah) was the armadillo purse. It was literally a real armadillo, hollowed out and made into a purse. WHAT?! A REAL ARMADILLO??!! Like, yeah... It even had a head. I perhaps would have felt a little guilty carrying around a real armadillo on my arm but it was just too cool. 1920's apparently. This event is un-missable. Even if you are a vintage lover who is not an O-towny, make the trip next November. -S

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Workshop Boutique

The presentation in Workshop is mind-blowing! I mean a fridge? Really? Genius! Workshop is a beautiful store featuring local designers and hand-made wonders. My purchase of the trip? One of those flowery 1950's bathing caps fashioned into a clutch. In my favourite colour no less ( green)! As soon as I saw it I was smitten. I also came extremely close to purchasing the clear soaps which feature plastic animals doing the nasty...hilarity ensues. - S

I love the fact that workshop supports Canadian talent. Our nation's got some pretty creative minds in fashion and design. The entire store is full of things you probably can't get anywhere else (at least not anywhere close) - like Sarah's bathing cap clutch (so good!). And dare I say it, using a fridge as part of the display definitely ups the "cool" factor in this neat Ottawa boutique. Definitely check it out for fun, unique pieces! - J

Workshop Studio & Boutique
242 1/2 Dalhousie Street
Ottawa, ON