So Irene, Nordstrom’s opened yesterday in Ottawa – did you see photos of the line-ups?
I did – I would never, in a million years, line up to get into a store.
I was only in line for two hours before I got in.
And if everyone who was in line for two hours put that effort into something else, world hunger might be solved.
Seriously, I was at work yesterday. Didn’t go anywhere near the Rideau Centre.
And we know you don’t have to line up for two hours to find a great retail experience in Ottawa.
How would you know? You never go out. You’re like the Mayor – you’re trapped inside your home.
I’m nothing like our wonderful Mayor – he goes out all the time. He just happens to be sidelined for a while.
Have you ever been on a snowmobile?
I have been – back when they were called skee-doos, and helmets had yet to be invented.
Did you ever break anything while riding a skee-doo?
I didn’t break anything, but I fell off – as did my driver – a fellow twelve-year old. That was back in the day. I came to, lying in the snow and we both hopped back on and went for a ride.
That’s just too funny. You could have died.
Thanks for thinking that’s too funny.
Not to poke fun at the Mayor, but since he has nothing else to do but lie around he might as well read our Ottawa Retail/Scene post.
Sydney, I think the Mayor is still plenty busy –
– no he’s not.
You’re probably right. He probably does have some spare time on his hands.
So this is a perfect time to introduce him to our Ottawa photo gallery page – and to our blog!
And to let our readers know this is our second addition to the photo galleries we’re adding to the blog.
Not only do the galleries show how great Ottawa is, they show how much we love our city.
And how much you know about it. Thank you for making me step outside my house on occasion.
And Mayor Watson, we hope you get better soon. But before you do, take some time to read our blog 🙂
Ottawa Photo Galleries
The links below take you to the gallery, and from each gallery you’ll be able to link back to the original post, so in this post, we’ll just give you a quick idea of what our galleries are about. And once again, we have a handy screen shot so you’ll know where to find them in the future.
The Clothes Secret – Ottawa’s best consignment shop (that happens to be owned by our good friend Valerie MacIntosh).
Parlour – Ottawa’s best salon and where the magic happens to Sydney’s hair.
NewU Spa – Ottawa’s best spa – a great place to go with a bottle of wine and a group of friends (and if you’re lucky enough to have your daughter working there, a visit with family!)
Magpie Jewellery – we’re just a bit obsessed with jewellery at Magpie.
Stroked Ego – a fantastic boutique for the modern man.
Vincent – a beautiful shop on Preston Street owned by sisters Angie and Amanda Cambareri.
Max’s Footwear & Cobbler – who knew you could find shoes like these in Ottawa?
Pelican Fishery Grill – great food and great service.
Union Local 613 – mixed drinks like you’ve never had before in a cool, hipster bar.
Ottawa Folklore Centre – a long-standing Old Ottawa South business for the musically-inclined.
Centre 7 – Out of the Cold – a group of dedicated volunteers giving up their Saturday nights in Old Ottawa South.
More Ottawa Retail + the Ottawa scene – a mix and match of some more of our fave places.
Chelsea, Quebec – fifteen minutes from downtown Ottawa and perfect for a Saturday afternoon get away.
Shopping makes me thirsty.
Because everything makes you thirsty.
I’m jonesin’ for a Dark ‘n’ Stormy from Union