Design, Ice Cream & ShoesPublished on July 17, 2018

    Photo by: Mark Holleron

    Photo by: Mark Holleron

    Photo by: Mark Holleron

Dreams do come true!


Leigh Currie and her partner Dominic Flynn have brought stylish home accents, furniture and a host of home renovation and style consultation services to Manotick. The creative couple opened The Urban Design Company this spring.

With her keen eye for design, Leigh offers services for personal home styling, decor shopping, renovation coordination or just the second opinion you need to make all your home renovation and design decisions a little bit easier. Meanwhile, Dominic, an expert in mosaic tile design and installation, consults on how custom mosaic design can bring something truly unique to your home or business. Stop in to visit them at 5532 Main St. in Manotick.


French-Canadian shoe designer Jessica Bedard is bringing her first prêt-à-porter collection to Ottawa this summer. These beautiful and unique shoes feature the same meticulous craftsmanship and modern styling of her innovative bridal designs.

Handmade in Italy using rich leathers and suedes, snakeskin, fur and feminine ribbon, a Jessica Bedard shoe invokes a sense of natural luxury. The clean, architectural lines and unexpected details define a new sense of style for the woman who wears them.
Popular among many notable women, including Canadian fashion ambassador Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, Jessica Bedard shoes are now available at Schad Boutique at 527 Sussex Drive or online at


Sundae School is once again in session! Last summer, young entrepreneurial mom Lindsay Taub opened the popular ice cream parlour as a one-season pop-up in New Edinburgh. Outfitted with retro classroom furniture and blackboards on the walls listing ice cream flavours, the store was a popular destination for people of all ages during the summer months.

This summer, the old-fashioned ice cream parlour is reappearing in a new location with a fresh new design. Lindsay takes pride in being a local community business and sources her ice cream from the Carp Custom Creamery. According to Lindsay, the best part about being in the ice cream business is the joy it brings people because ice cream is such a treat—everybody loves it and it makes you feel like a kid again!

Indulge in everyone’s favourite summertime treat at Sundae School’s new location at 131B Beechwood at the corner of Beechwood Avenue and Putman Avenue.

Sandy Connell

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