Isabel Payne

Features Writer

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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Florals Are In Fashion This Week at Bayshore Shopping Centre

Florals Are In Fashion This Week at Bayshore Shopping Centre

Photos by Isabel Payne Fleurs de Villes has made a return to Ottawa! Marking their second year in Ottawa, Fleurs de Villes combines floral art with high fashion, showcasing the work of each city’s top florists, stylists and nurseries to exhibit the best each city has to offer. This year’s [...]

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Keep Pet Food Fresh with SureFeed Sealed Pet Bowl

Keep Pet Food Fresh with SureFeed Sealed Pet Bowl

Let’s face it, pet food is not always the best smelling stuff. Whenever I feed my dog, I always hold my breath for as long as possible when filling up his bowl, and again when I’m cleaning it. He also doesn’t finish his food in one sitting, leaving us with a smelly corner that fills [...]

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Searching For the Essence of  Adventure

Searching For the Essence of  Adventure

It’s 5:30 a.m. somewhere in Greenland . . . where exactly, I’m not sure. With the first rays of light, the silhouettes of massive, jagged mountains surrounding our ship begin to appear. As the sun rises, the gentle waves change from black to a deep sparkling blue, and the mountains [...]

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Smart Phone, Smart Watch, Smart Door.

Smart Phone, Smart Watch, Smart Door.

Bring your pet gear into the 21st century. Smart devices have been helping people around the world connect with each other, and themselves. So why not use them to connect with your pet as well? Sure Petcare offers a line of smart pet devices that enhance the relationship between owners and their pets. [...]

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Top Gifts to Show Your Dog Some Love

Top Gifts to Show Your Dog Some Love

February is the month of romance! This Valentine’s day, why not give a gift to your significant pupper (get it?)? We’ve got a roundup of adorable Valentine’s day gift ideas for your pooch (or a certain dog-loving someone in your life) that’ll be sure to wow them! Bad Tags [...]

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Five Reasons to Love Astana

Five Reasons to Love Astana

Located in northern regions of the country, Astana (??????) 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 to [...]

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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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