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Hot Shopping: Beautiful and Affordable Wedding Dresses at David’s Bridal

David's Bridal

American wedding dress Mecca David' Bridal has opened its first Ottawa store.

Get ready to say yes to the dress! Popular American retailer David’s Bridal has finally made its way to Canada, so prepare to sift through some seriously amazing gowns at affordable prices (we’re talking $100-$1,600). Whether you’re a bride-to-be or on the hunt for a cute cocktail dress, this store has something for you. Check out one of our favourite lines — White by Vera Wang, sold exclusively at David’s Bridal — and get glam for your big day. 145 Trainyards Dr., Ottawa Trainyards, 613-244-1594.


Weekend Roundup: Best Bets for October 21 to 23

Enriched Bread Artists Open Studio. Photo credit: Danny Hussey, "When Worlds Collide (1951)."

Friday, Oct. 21
Enriched Bread Artists throws open the doors of its bread-factory-turned-artists-space for the 19th edition of its annual Open Studio. Eighteen contemporary artists exhibit their work over two weekends and a variety of media is represented: sculpture, drawing, painting, multimedia. There’s no one theme, but this year recycling is a major element, with artists incorporating found and used objects (mourning lace, vintage library cards, audio cassettes).

Some of the painters also address environmental issues, meaning and history, and colour and beauty, while other artists work in printmaking, knitting, and sculpture to explore personal or political narratives. It’s a mixed bag event that shows off the diversity of the local talent. The exhibition opens Thursday night at 6pm, where DJ Michael Caffrey will be spinning tunes as you get your art on. (more…)