Tucked away in a quiet side street of Centertown Ottawa sits North & Navy, which is every bit as elegant as it sounds. A converted century home creates a parallel between Northern Italian cuisine and Eastern Ontario fare; conveying a sense of excitement that lies somewhere between the discovery of something original and simply coming home.
Walking from the embassy suites to the venue I was immediately struck by the irony of the country flags from around the world lining the Benjamin Franklin Parkway leading up to the Made in America festival. The road was full of vendors selling bootleg printed T-shirts, pretzels, water, Gatorade, ice cream and whatever other drunken delicacies they could think of.
“Ooh the world is crowded”. Ruban Nielson makes this seemingly-obvious statement in the centrefolds of Multi-Love, Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s third album. While the world may seem busy and full of different people with different personalities, getting along with others isn’t always a pretty affair. While UMO’s sophomore album II focused on solitary disillusion, such as suicidal thoughts while eating popcorn, Multi-Love turns the tables on the problems with others.
When searching for the perfect stylish tote bag or back pack, some labels are willing to take you to the moon and back. Here, we get a look at the newest offerings from Montreal’s hot luxury brand, Want Les Essentiels de la Vie. Inspired by Expo 67’s Man, His World and Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, designers Byron and Dexter Peart channel the human desire to explore and discover.