New and notable: fresh & cosyPublished on December 10, 2015

  • The Barking Teacup

  • Urban Barn blanket

  • Farm Boy

Spreading warmth and good nutrition as temperatures drop this holiday season.


Frustrated with the lack of variety and quality of apparel for her chihuahua, Jennifer Graham created an Ottawa-based online boutique offering a mix of both fun and functional canine attire. She sources everything from casual T-shirts to dresses and winter wear, in addition to a wide selection of accessories including leashes, collars and harnesses in a variety of fabrics and colours.

Jennifer also offers her own line of T-shirts, PB and Jellyfish Designs, upcycling gently used T-shirts to make specialty items. For the pint-sized pooch 
on your Christmas list, visit The Barking Teacup at, 
or at the Ottawa Pet Expo Nov. 14 and15 at the EY Centre where 10 per cent 
of all proceeds will be donated to the Ottawa Humane Society.


The Blanket the Country in Warmth campaign is a charitable holiday initiative of Canadian furniture and home décor company Urban Barn. For every $5 donation received in store, Urban Barn will deliver a new, warm blanket to a local shelter, giving warmth to those who need it most this holiday season. The campaign, now in its fourth year, will kick off Thursday, Nov. 12, and runs through December 2015.

This season, Urban Barn has 15,000 blankets available to donate to shelters. So as temperatures drop and the holiday season approaches, consider making a donation and giving the gift of warmth.


The new Farm Boy Fresh Zone is a fresh new way for hockey fans to enjoy a winning meal of nutritious and delicious food before or during the game. It features artisan wraps, signature salads, fresh soups, sushi and more, all made from scratch every day in the Farm Boy kitchen. The Canadian Tire Centre and Farm Boy are pleased to offer this level of convenience with wholesome, fresh food options to Sens fans on the 200-level concourse of the Canadian Tire Centre at Section 210/211.

Sandy Connell

Looking for more homes articles?

Sign up for our Newsletter
Subscribe to theMagazine

Subscribe to Ottawa at Home for only $25.00 + hst per year. Click to Subscribe.