Hollie Grace James

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Hollie Grace James is a local freelance writer passionate about providing you with the trendiest experiences, the most interesting people & places, and the ins and outs of mega meaningful current issues affecting us all today. She wishes she could have a pyjama party in the vault of Harry Winston, always has wanderlust, and thinks that it's our job to heal the broken world. Find a list of her work at www.lotsalocallove.com/about.
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Stephanie Bullock Lights Ottawa Up With New Single Firestarter

Stephanie Bullock Lights Ottawa Up With New Single Firestarter

Photo: Stephanie Bullock, local singer/songwriter Growing up in Kanata, Stephanie Bullock wasn’t born into the limelight. But she was born to sing. You can see videotapes of her at only four years old, singing at the park in front of her house for the whole neighbourhood, or whoever wanted [...]

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Ottawa Fashion Network is on a Mission to Elevate the Scene in Ottawa

Ottawa Fashion Network is on a Mission to Elevate the Scene in Ottawa

Photo: Beautiful Zarucci gowns, a Canadian Bridal line, on display (credit: Hollie Grace James) It’s an honest realization that Ottawa isn’t exactly known for keeping up with the likes of other major cities when it comes to…well almost anything, but especially the food, fashion [...]

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Lovers of the Sea – Conscious Lifestyle Brand Aims to Help Reduce Plastic Footprint

Lovers of the Sea – Conscious Lifestyle Brand Aims to Help Reduce Plastic Footprint

We met with Omar Itani to get all the details about plastic pollution and his new initiative that’s putting a stop this epidemic “Lebanon is a country on the coast, so the sea means a lot to me.” Earlier this week environmentalists collectively let out a long-held breath as a small [...]

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The Best Rainy Day Activities in Ottawa for When You’re Stuck Inside

The Best Rainy Day Activities in Ottawa for When You’re Stuck Inside

Photographed: Think you can outsmart the Byward Market Butcher? Test your skills at one of Jigsaw’s Escape Rooms! (credit: Hollie Grace James) At last, Spring has sprung, and we can finally look forward to the shining sun and rising temperatures. You know what that means right? Taking advantage [...]

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This Facial is all the Rage Right Now and We Tried It

This Facial is all the Rage Right Now and We Tried It

While traditional facials might present colorful arrays of new masks, aromatic essential oils, and botanical infused cleansing balms, the newest treatment sought after by big name celebs (like Queen Bey herself) is more about zero downtime, absolutely no discomfort, and clinically focused results. Forget [...]

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Coffee Shop, Corner Bar, and Casual Fine Dining Come Together in Corner Peach

Coffee Shop, Corner Bar, and Casual Fine Dining Come Together in Corner Peach

Photo credit: Hollie Grace James Completely surrounded on all sides by the authentic sounds and smells of family-owned-and-operated Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean restaurants, the newest transplant to the Chinatown neighborhood may come to some as a bit of a surprise. This teeny tiny corner space, [...]

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We spent time in sub-zero temperatures to find out what cryotherapy is all about

We spent time in sub-zero temperatures to find out what cryotherapy is all about

Even though winter is so terribly cold and blustery here in Ottawa, and I’d rather be dreaming of beaches and patios and sunlight streaming through my golden hair, I dragged a friend to try out the latest and greatest in the health and wellness industry - spending (almost) two-and-a-half minutes [...]

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Party Without the Pitfalls: Masterful Mocktails in Ottawa

Party Without the Pitfalls: Masterful Mocktails in Ottawa

At the beginning of every year, plenty of talk surrounds Dry January, an encouraging health campaign where people opt to cut booze out of their lives for the entire month. Given that studies show drinking in excess is linked to all sorts of health risks like breast cancer and heart disease, it’s [...]

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First Ever Ottawa Coffee Fest Attracts Hundreds of Jazzed Up Java Fanatics

First Ever Ottawa Coffee Fest Attracts Hundreds of Jazzed Up Java Fanatics

All photos by Hollie Grace James Coffee – raise your hand and keep reading if you can’t live without it. One thing us Ottawans certainly have the luxury of is a plethora of choices when it comes to cute and cozy coffee shops. From cat cafes to the most insta-worthy hot spots, finding a [...]

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Gals That Brunch Ottawa Tightens Community with Female Focused Events

Gals That Brunch Ottawa Tightens Community with Female Focused Events

Every year on March 8th, gender equality is celebrated across the globe for International Women’s Day. Considering we weren’t even allowed to vote only a century ago, women have made enormous strides, and it’s the connection, support, and empowerment provided to each other that’s [...]

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