Retreat, Chill Out & RelaxPublished on December 9, 2020


  • Cada Día sipping tequila

  • Assurance Home Care

  • Escapology


Local band Taming Sari has released their latest single Loving Way. Bandmates Warren Meredith, Adam Ouellette, Alex Pellerin-Auprix, Danny Seguin-Brunette and Miguel Kingsberry-Brunette are known for their ability to combine 70s classic rock and old school blues into a decidedly modern package.

Their latest rollicking single continues to deliver their unmistakable signature sound. Their 2019 breakthrough LP, Thirsty from the Drought, prompted invites to play during the Ottawa Senator’s game intermission, as well as live events with Rebel 101.7 for their Real Rock Concert Series and Rebel Real Rock Search. The album’s fifth and fiery track Wake Up Boy hit the Top 100 in Canada for CBC Searchlight 2020.

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Ottawa couple Sandeep and Riti Gupta co-founded Cada Día sipping tequila, to embody the joy of living life to the fullest and embracing the good in each day (which is the translated meaning of its name). Their journey began with the understanding that purpose and balance in life is paramount.

Inspired by the vibrant colours and fiery and flavourful foods of Mexico, they found a way to embrace its culture through artfully crafted tequila. Cada Día tequila is authentically made in Mexico, but the company is based here in Ottawa. While the premium tequila can be found at some of Ottawa’s best restaurants, during COVID, they are offering no charge delivery for individual bottle orders in the Ottawa area and throughout Ontario.

6-bottle case,


Assurance Home Care is an Ottawa-based company co-owned by Stephen Bleeker and Kristine McGinn. According to Kristine, their goal was to address the need to do better for seniors by creating a five-star home-care experience tailored to each client’s needs and wishes. The boutique-style company, founded in 2015, offers a full suite of customizable home-care solutions ranging from companionship through to end-of-life care. Assurance has a double matching process where the client and caregiver choose each other based on the best fit for both.

Also unique to Assurance is their gourmet meal delivery service, made with fresh, whole ingredients by their own chefs. At a time when seniors are most vulnerable, the company stresses that the safety of their clients and caregivers is paramount, and they are following rigid COVID-19 prevention strategies.

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Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan, Scottish interior designers, TV hosts and property speculators, have compiled a collection of unique rural retreats in their newest book “Escapology.” A global cross-section of spectacular and inspirational retreats, this book is a diversion for dreamers and doers alike. Each of the featured properties shares one important aspect in common—they are escapes.
The book’s timely release coincides with a need to nurture readers longing for solace in beautiful rural spaces.

Available at Chapters/Indigo and through

Sandy Connell

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