Eat, Shop & Be Happy!Published on March 8, 2020

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  • Jacobsons
    Photo by: Mark Holleron

  • Uproar Interiors
    Photo by: Mark Holleron

  • Blumenstudio
    Photo by: Mark Holleron

Fine foods

Jacobsons have opened a new, custom-designed gourmet food shop at 103 Beechwood Ave, just a few short blocks from their original red-brick location in the heart of New Edinburgh. Serving the Ottawa community for nearly 15 years, Jacobsons specializes in award-winning cheeses and specialty grocery products sourced from artisans, both locally and from around the world.

Susan Jacobson and her daughter Dominique have meticulously curated a collection of fine foods and gifts, and take great pride in sharing these products and stories with their clientele. The new space pays homage to many of the unique qualities that Jacobsons is known for—incredible products, friendly service, personalized gifts and strong ties to the local community. The store offers a spectacular cheese counter, an antipasti bar, and a stunning patisserie, chocolate and bakery counter.

Good design

Uproar Interiors, responsible for creating beautiful and classic Ottawa interiors for the past 20 years, has moved across the street to 1116 Wellington Street West in Hintonburg.

Owner Janise Saikaley is considered one of the top colour specialists in the city and is a long-time retailer of Farrow & Ball paint and paper. The new space offers a high-end boutique feel with a focus on local craftsmen making well-made, functional furnishings. Janise continues to work closely with clients to address their interior design and décor needs from paint colours and exclusive wallpaper to custom draperies, reupholstering and furniture. 

Fresh start

Blumenstudio has relocated from its long-time location on Parkdale Ave to 1395 Wellington Street West, just east of Island Park Drive. Kat Kosk, owner of this beautiful boutique flower shop and café, is an experienced floral designer originally from Germany.

Hand tied bouquets, planter arrangements, events, workshops, design shows and weddings are all available at Blumenstudio which prides itself on quality and pure clean designs. Kat’s delicious coffee is one of the shop’s best kept secrets and you can’t beat the ambience to relax and enjoy a cup. The new location represents a new chapter for Kat who believes, “A book has chapters and so does life—this is a new chapter and I’m hopeful about where this chapter will take me!”


Sandy Connell

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