Saturday, December 25, 2010


Why we like it:

Entering White Monkey is entering the funkiest of yesterdays. Bursting at the seams with a groovy selection of antique odds and ends, the store's wares are complimented by stark black and white wall stripes. For a gift for mom, dad, a friend, or a little something for yourself, White Monkey is fabulous, one of Capital Oh's favourite adventures yet. AND the owner has built a movie set for Tori Spelling. Tooo cooool. - S

I definitely think White Monkey was my favourite place so far. I could stay in there for hours and just get lost looking through everything. The place is an old house, and each room is just filled with stuff...lots and lots of stuff. There was even an old kitchen with retro appliances - it was perfect. The owner was great to talk to as well - he's been in the entertainment industry and uses a lot of his "stuff" for movie and stage sets (as S said - Tooo Coool!). I'm also slightly biased to love the store because of all the black and white goodness - best! - J

395 Gladstone Ave.
Ottawa, ON
Open Thursday to Saturday: 10 - 5, Sunday: 12 - 5

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Capital Oh hit up Ottawa's Dalhousie Street shopping night, with stops at some of our favourites - Milk, Victoire, Workshop, Canteen and today's feature, Young Janes. We had a friend with us too! Meghan (pictured above) joined us for the night of shopping, snacking and turban buying. Overall, great night!


Why we love it:

Young Janes is a delectable vintage experience for the prim and proper with a wild side. Situated in Dalhousie's perfectly petit shopping district, it is always worth a visit. As well, anyone planning on buying me a perfectly petit Christmas gifty this year is thoroughly encouraged to do so at Ottawa's Young Janes. - S

The selection at Young Janes is very carefully selected, to ensure that each and every piece is special and unique. The accessories are my favourite part to look at, as I love shiny things...and gold. As S said, it is definitely worth a visit because there is always something to be found. - J

203 Dalhousie Street
Ottawa, ON
(613) 794-6452

Thursday, December 16, 2010


Our friends need your help! The lovely owners of Funk Your Junk (a Capital Oh favourite) have been backing an initiative called "Suiting for Success" and we want to help them out. As the awesome Ottawa civilians we know you are, we know you can do it! They are looking for donations of items such as new socks, pantyhose/tights and ties to make for complete outfits. Suiting for Success has been collecting new and used blazers, skirts, pants and shirts for over a year to help out those who need to look extra sharp for things like job interviews or loan applications. Who said you had to spend a lot of money to look great? One man's trash is another's treasure, but you already knew that. So, let's do what we can to give back to those who need it - Capital Oh urges you to get in the holiday spirit and give back to the community. We definitely will! All donations can be dropped off to Funk Your Junk at 110 Parent Avenue in the Byward. The goal is to reach over 100 donations by the end of the month, which is already being greatly surpassed. Let's do it up! - J

For more info click here.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Why we love it:

This store made me all nostalgic for arts and crafts in my summer camp days. I was super excited about Sassy Bead. With two locations, Sassy is a local crafty's favourite. The selection is mystical and mesmerizing and each bead has a witty name too. Sassy also has fabulous jewelry and even CLASSES. What's not to love about Sassy Bead!? Also, sometimes people call me “Sassy”...or at least I wish they did -S

Sassy Bead is perfect for all your unique gift making needs - and just in time for the holidays. I mean, who doesn't love getting a homemade gift? I can seriously spend hours in here just looking at the different beads. I also love sparkly and shiny things, but again, who doesn't? The Sassy Bead will bring back memories of making friendship bracelets during recess, and promising to keep them on forever. But this is not just a store for kids - not at all! Sassy Bead is for everyone, from the jewelry aficionado to the girl who just wants a cute new necklace. - J

Byward Market
11 William Street
Ottawa, ON.

757 Bank Street
Ottawa, ON

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

S took a much-needed study break on Sunday and ventured out in the freezing rain and blistering cold to Somerset Street, Ottawa's Chinatown for some craft sale-lovin.' Shanghai Restaurant was packed with incredible vendors from all over the city and Raw Sugar Cafe, just down the street, was also brimming with the most creative and talented of Ottawa folk. Birthdays were celebrated (I scored free cake!!!), carols were sung by Miss China Doll herself, and the map jewelery, cuckoo clocks, dirty diaries, and baked goodies certainly made their way on to MY Christmas list this year. I'd tell you what I got...however I may or may not have done some gift shopping--shhh!!  -S

Friday, December 3, 2010

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Studying making you feel like your head is going to explode? We know how you feel.

On behalf of both S and myself, I would just like to apologize to those of your who read our blog and have not found an update in a little while. I felt the need to let everyone know that we are currently experiencing the last week of the semester, aka, "The Week of Death", as I'm sure many other students are this time of year. SO, forgive us for the delays, but we promise to bring you more adventures soon...we've got tons of exciting locations in our repertoire that we can't wait to share. In the mean time, we will be spending most of our time on and around the Carleton campus, so if you're here too, here's a few of the places we like to study the most!

Rooster's - It's a cute little cafe, with comfy couches and internet access...Plus they have awesome pitas, and it's student run!

Pagebreak - It's located in the MacO Library and they serve Starbucks coffee, muffins, croissants, and other pastry goodies. They also have comfy seats and a dimmer, more relaxed atmosphere than your typical computer carrels.

Reader's Digest Centre - This media library in the basement of St. Pat's has tables and couches for quiet group or independent study, plus an array of magazines if you are one of the lucky ones who is finished your work and just want to relax and read.

Also, the Library is now open 24 hours! Which means all-nighters are bound to happen. So grab your coffees, energy drinks, candy, apples, or whatever else keeps you awake, and get studying! Good luck on the final week and on exams!

- J