The Tulip Festival

By: Serge Guenette

The Tulip Festival

Tags: Tulip Festival 2019

Following a winter that felt like it would never end, it might seem hard to imagine the Tulip Festival is already here but, believe it or not, the tulips are blooming! The Tulip Festival is one of the biggest draws in the capital. Did you know it’s the largest of its kind in the world, attracting more than half a million visitors every year? And it starts this weekend! The 67th editio...Read More

Magnificent for Mom

By: Serge Guenette

Magnificent for Mom

Tags: Mother’s Day

Looking for ideas to spoil Mom for Mother’s Day this year? Why not pamper her with a spa day where she can escape, relax and unwind, without a care in the world? Best of all, if you book one of these on off-peak days and times (or get her a gift certificate so she can pick her own day), she won’t feel rushed and you’ll still get to enjoy her company on Mother’s Day itself....Read More

Family Day 2019

By: Serge Guenette

Family Day 2019

Tags: Family Day 2019

Family Day is right around the corner, and whether you get the day off or not, it serves as a reminder of how important family is. So, take the time — on Family Day itself (it’s Monday, Feb. 18) or the weekend before — to enjoy an outing, an event, or even some down time with the ones you love. Here are 9 suggestions. Have a PJ day What with the mountains of snow we’ve bee...Read More

Would you pass on a perfect home if...?

By: Serge Guenette

Would you pass on a perfect home if...?

Tags: Would you pass on a perfect home if...?

Would you pass on a perfect home if it doesn’t meet your dog’s needs?  As a realtor, I will meet clients who are planning to buy their first or next home — and it must be perfect not only for themselves but for their furry friends, too. Key factors include, but not limited to: large, fenced yards; nearby dog parks and walking paths; even dog washing stations! Deluxe a...Read More

Chaudière Falls – A Stunning Natural Landmark

By: Serge Guenette

Chaudière Falls – A Stunning Natural Landmark

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Before they were tamed, the Chaudière Falls thundered through the region and were considered to be a “second” Niagara Falls. Local Indigenous Peoples revered them and early European settlers marveled at their power. But then the falls were cut off from the public, harnessed for electricity and shielded behind concrete, brick and ultimately chain link for more than 100 years. N...Read More

Let Loose Your Inner Child

By: Serge Guenette

Let Loose Your Inner Child

Tags: Let Loose Your Inner Child

CNN has called it one of its top 10 “global must-see exhibitions” and it’s right here in Ottawa. “It” is the fantastic display at the Canada Science and Technology Museum featuring artworks created from one of the world’s most recognizable children’s toys: Lego. Called Art of the Brick, it’s the brainchild of artist Nathan Sawaya, a corporate lawyer...Read More

Don’t forget your summer maintenance list

By: Serge Guenette

Don’t forget your summer maintenance list

Tags: Don’t forget your summer maintenance list

Sure, it’s the dog days of summer and the heat is making you lazy, but if you haven’t tackled your summer maintenance list yet, it’s time to get on it. Staying on top of your summer chores is really proactive and could save you a ton of trouble — and money — down the road. After all, neglecting your home maintenance can lead to expensive repairs. Besides, if you deci...Read More