Monday, May 30, 2011

Why we love it: June's

Everything Ottawa-cool is so tucked away! June's antiques in Hintonburg, for example, is probably one of my favourite stops of our Capital Oh expeditions, yet you really gotta hunt for some of these places. June of June's (or at least, I'm assuming this was June...?) informed me when I asked to take photos that "everyone does" and it's no surprise: the antique store is home to everything from creepy naked mannequins, jewelery and religious paraphernalia to old mascot heads and antique furniture--it's essentially an alternative photographer's candyland. It's sort of like shopping in your extremely eccentric great aunt's attic. So go to June's! Get to know this city! You'll find places like this one--slightly creepy, hard to move around in and yet way too cool to miss if you're in to offbeat shopping experiences. There's also a painfully adorable cairn terrier in the window...GOSAYHALLOTOTHALILPUPPYWUPPY. -S

1094 Somerset W near Spadina and Wellington

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Capital Oh-so-cute

On our last adventure, Capital Oh came across the most adorable little pooches in Canada's Capital. Ottawa is apparently home to the cutest canines ever. That's pretty cool, right? We thought so too. Cue Squealing. - S

Friday, May 27, 2011

Why we love it: Flock

Flock is the sister store to Workshop on Dalhousie. Situated in the up-and-coming neighborhood of Wellington West, Flock's medley of hand-crafted gifts, jewelery and clothing is the shopping and inspiration destination for Ottawa creative-types and city visitors alike. The interior is an eclectic contrast of modern/vintage and the stylish ladies who work there, delightful. As well, if you're feeling crafty in the next few weeks, Capital Oh snapped a photo of Flock's workshop schedule (lucky you!). Stop in for a class, we might just see you there! (ps. I'm feelin "pirate adventures")- S

Flock Boutique
1275 Wellington St W
Ottawa, ON K1Y 3A6

Monday, May 23, 2011

Why We love it: Fabgear 64

Memorabilia and vintage-inspired menswear shop Fabgear 64 in Wellington West is a fashion destination for any stylish Ottawa male with a serious case of sartorial nostalgia. Having rubbed elbows with the likes of everyone from Leslie Nielson, Charlie Sheen, James Taylor, Van Morrison to the cast of RENT (the Capital Oh crew scored a "souvenir" of RENT earrings leftover from the musical's merchandise from a past tour), the store's owner, "Uncle" Bob Cabana, knows how to dress and who to dress and the store reflects his breadth of fashion knowledge. Stop in for a fedora, Hawaiian shirt, or simply to peruse Uncle Bob's photo albums of famous faces. Bob's definitely got a story or two to share although he was pretty busy unpacking boxes of new stewardess bags during our visit, but we'll be back. We'll definitely be back, Uncle Bob. - S

Fabgear 64
1112 Wellington St W
Ottawa, ON K1Y 2Y6

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Why We Love It: The Candy Store

J and S are NOT afraid to admit our unabashed love and constant longing for all things sweet, sour and sugar-coated, so visiting the old-fashion Candy Store in Westboro was kind of a huge deal. The Candy Store's interior is appealing to both the young and the young-at-heart with treats showcased in glass canisters to ensure craving-induced reactions from visitors. The Store also caters weddings and birthday parties, and the store's adorable little gift boxes would make an adorable little gift for anyone (read: ME). - S

The Candy Store

350 Richmond Road
Ottawa, ON K2A 0E8
(613) 728-7500

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Dans la Rue: Glebe

This sunny(ish) Sunday brought out the best in capital fashions. Cue bright hues, earth tones, and details, details, details. These ladies and gents have clearly caught spring fever! Behold...