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Cozy staples and Christmas holidays

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As far as winters go, this isn’t exactly our typical December, is it? All this cold and wet weather has me reaching for two things every morning: a steamy cup of coffee and my coziest sweaters.

The other day, CJ and I drove to Westboro for an afternoon to get some work done over coffee. Westboro is one of our favourite areas in Ottawa. It’s quaint yet upscale, has lots of local cafes, and some of the best restaurants we’ve been to in the city. People are always out window shopping, with their young families, or walking their dogs, so it’s a really lively area and a nice spot to get comfy, grab a coffee, and get away from the hustle and bustle of the downtown area.

sweater-streetstyleslouchy-turtleneckexpress-sweater-styleIt was a mild afternoon and I was wearing one of my favourite cozy staples, so we decided to whip out the camera and snap some photos in front of the new Westboro condos. The turtleneck and thick knit are perfect for layering, but what I really love about this sweater are the unexpected asymmetrical hemlines and slits down the sides. It pairs really well with anything high-waisted, like these jeans or even leather leggings.

Needless to say, we didn’t get much work done that day. But with how crazy life has been in the past month, it was kind of nice to just spend some time with each other, snapping photos and doing what we love. We’ll definitely be keeping this sentiment in mind over the Christmas holidays, where it’s so easy to take this “time off” and turn it into another whirlwind. We’re looking forward to spending time with family and friends — and also, with ourselves.

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NYE Ottawa: California Dreamin’

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With Christmas having crept up on us, this also means that NYE is just around the corner too. Ladies and gents, what are your plans for ringing in 2016?

We’ll be spending our NYE in California. Well, as close as we can get at least! Starfish Events will be hosting yet another sell-out event to ring in the new year. This year, the annual event will be California Dreamin’, and will be held at the Ottawa Marriot Hotel in support of Team Canada’s Paralympic team. What can you look forward to at the hot affair? Live entertainment, a full dessert bar, hors d’oeuvres, and one lucky guest will even win a trip for two to California (trust me, you want in on this!).

So if that hasn’t gotten you excited yet… how about this? We’ll be giving away a pair of tickets to Ottawa’s biggest and best NYE celebration! All you have to do is leave us a comment on our BLOG or FACEBOOK page, telling us what you’re going to be wearing to NYE, with the hashtag #NYEOttawa.

You can also grab your tickets at NYEOttawa.com leading up to the big night!

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