A simple “I love you” just doesn’t feel sufficient to express the full extent of our gratitude, admiration and awe for all that mom has done for us. Ottawa’s Byward Market has a rhythm and a heartbeat all of its own, and offers a myriad of ways to show mom the sentiment behind those three little words.
Shopping on George Street Outdoor Market
As springtime comes to the Byward, Ottawa’s oldest public market becomes the centre of outdoor activity. Treating mom to an afternoon in the market gives her the gift of precious time spent together. With its beautiful mix of quaint charm and European-like sophistication, it holds an unending array of unique presents for her to pick out.
Jewelry of precious metals, amethyst earrings, and pendants of florals encased in blown glass are some of the stunning pieces to be found at the artisanal vendors along George street. Green-thumbed moms will appreciate perusing the porcelain pottery of hand-carved garden sculptures, or the farmer’s fruits trees and herbs to plant in her backyard. Specialty items like wildflower honey, crabapple preserves, and dipped beeswax candles are little luxuries for mom to enjoy–and a beautiful bouquet of fresh organic-grown flowers will remind her of the special day spent together.
Afternoon of Arts & Dinner at NAC
At the center of the city’s thriving creative scene, Byward Market has the best of local, national and world-renowned artists to discover. Take mom on a tour of the galleries to view the latest exhibitions and artist showcases. Ottawa Art Gallery’s Creative Sundays are ideal for the artistically inclined mom or those who just like to try new things. Inspired by the artwork Noise Cooking performed by artists Autumn Chacon, Lisa Myers and Melody McKiver in the exhibition All that you touch, the May 8th workshop’s special two-part Creative Sunday invites you to draw, paint or sculpt the flow of music to create abstract visual expressions of what you hear. Then you and mom can experiment with various objects and instruments to make and record your own digital sound jam. Can you think of a better keepsake? Stroll over to the The National Arts Centre’s le cafe to indulge in a dinner showcase of Canada’s fresh flavours. A regional cheese board with toasted maple pecans, horseradish-crusted Alberta beef prime rib, or spinach and ricotta cannelloni, made from the finest ingredients our country offers makes for a contemporary cuisine that will delight the most discerning of moms.
Historic Architecture & Fine French Cuisine
Enjoy the old time charm of Byward’s architectural treasures, while tasting one the city’s top-rated fine dining establishment at Restaurant 18. Housed in an 18th century heritage building, the trendy hot spot is a comfortable and inviting gourmet experience. Inspired by seasonal, regional and domestic products, they hand select each and every item on their menu and let the natural characteristics shine through. The Mother’s Day Chef Tasting Menu will open up mom’s palette to new and exquisite tastes of cutting-edge French-based cuisine.
ArtHaus Condo’s philosophy is that life IS art. Byward Market offers the finest in retail, art and dining in our magnificent city. They say that the art of mothering is to teach a child the art of living. So live it up in the Byward with mom and show her your thanks for all that she has taught you.
DevMcGill wishes you a happy Mothers Day!
To celebrate Mothers Day, come meet us on May 7th & 8th to receive a beautiful bouquet of tulips and get a chance to win a fashion jewellery!
ArtHaus Condos Sales Gallery: 264 Rideau Street / 613-909-3223
Saturday & Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm.
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