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Isabel Payne

Director of Operations

Isabel is the Director of Operations at Ottawa Life Magazine. She has a vast love of languages and is currently studying Thai and Italian. When not directing operations, Isabel can be found trying to bribe her canine BFF into posing for her camera or spending quality gaming time with her Xbox.
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Five Reasons to Love Astana

Five Reasons to Love Astana

Located in northern regions of the country, Astana (Астана) is the capital of Kazakhstan, and home to the country’s federal government. Originally a settlement called Akmoly, the city was renamed Astana a year after it was made the capital in 1997. The capital is relatively easy for Canadians [...]

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OLM Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Gifts for Her

OLM Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Gifts for Her

Welcome to Day 6 of the 25 Days of Ottawa Life Christmas Calendar. We’ll be updating with a new treat daily so be sure to keep checking under the OLM Tree to see what’s new. With the holidays fast approaching, OLM wants to make sure that you're prepared for the gift-giving [...]

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Take Your Holiday Shopping to the Next Level with Showcase

Take Your Holiday Shopping to the Next Level with Showcase

Having trouble finding the perfect gift for a family member or special someone? Why not get them something that'll really wow them? Showcase has a huge array of products for everyone in the family, from grandchild to grandparents to granddog! With three locations here in Ottawa, Showcase is your [...]

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OLM Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Gifts for the Adventurer

OLM Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Gifts for the Adventurer

Shopping for someone who's always on the go and eager to see the world? With the holidays fast approaching, OLM wants to make sure that you're prepared for the gift-giving season! Looking for the perfect gift for a loved one? We've got you covered with a roundup of some amazing products [...]

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Pawsome Howl-li-day Events for Animal Lovers

Pawsome Howl-li-day Events for Animal Lovers

December is a busy month for Ottawa's animal rescues! We've got a listing of all rescue events happening around town, including numerous opportunities for your furry friend to meet Santa! Prepping for 2018? There are three adorable calendars out that support local rescues: the Rescue Me 2018 [...]

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Give a Gift That Keeps on Giving with Plan International Canada

Give a Gift That Keeps on Giving with Plan International Canada

This holiday season, why not give a gift that keeps on giving? Plan International Canada is a not for profit charity focused on helping improve the quality of life for children, families, and communities in developing countries. Founded in 1937, it is one of the oldest international development organizations [...]

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OLM Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Gifts for the Little Ones

OLM Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Gifts for the Little Ones

The holidays are fast approaching and OLM wants to make sure that you're prepared for the gift-giving season! Looking for the perfect gift for a loved one? We've got you covered with a roundup of some amazing products that they're bound to love! LambPOD Keep your little one warm [...]

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OLM Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Gifts for Him

OLM Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Gifts for Him

The holidays are fast approaching and OLM wants to make sure that you're prepared for the gift-giving season! Looking for the perfect gift for a loved one? We've got you covered with a roundup of some amazing products that they're bound to love! Under Armour- UA Sportstyle Woven Bomber [...]

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OLM Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Gifts for the Foodie

OLM Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Gifts for the Foodie

The holidays are fast approaching and OLM wants to make sure that you're prepared for the gift-giving season! Got someone in your life who lives for food? We've got you covered with a roundup of some amazing foodie products that they're bound to love! Coca Cola The holiday season [...]

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Pawsome Rescue Events for November

Pawsome Rescue Events for November

After a long hiatus, OLM is excited to bring back our monthly calendar of all things rescue here in Ottawa. The capital has many hardworking and amazing rescues that do events all around the city in order to spread word about their work, and raise important funds for their animals. Be sure to check out [...]

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