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Winter Walk in Ottawa

As you may have read previously in Style Domination: Thirty Day Check-InI tend to hibernate in the winter.  I’m not into winter sports AT ALL, except for skating, so I hole myself in at work and home and pray relentlessly for summer.

I live in Ottawa, Canada…and it gets damn cold here.  If it weren’t such a nice city with great people, you’d find me living it up permanently in South Beach, FL.  Of note, Ottawa is gorgeous all year round.  We have the world’s longest skateway too – the Rideau Canal (don’t quote me on that – I think there are longer ones now).  It’s always great to see the canal bustling with people, skating away while enjoying beavertails (a.k.a elephant ears) and warm apple cider.

President Obama enjoying a beavertail in Ottawa
President Obama enjoying a beavertail in Ottawa

I was challenged to take a walk at lunchtime…in early March.  I wasn’t thrilled.  The extent of my outdoor exposure is usually walks to and from my car, office and/or grocery store. As I wasn’t doing anything and the mercury inched its way towards the 0ºC mark, I obliged.

Here are a few pics of my winter trek – lol!  Enjoy…

Hats off to Winter...since it won't leave!
Hats off to Winter…since it won’t leave!
Modern sculpture,  Canadian backdrop
Modern sculpture, Canadian backdrop
Gorgeous markings of the birch tree
Gorgeous markings of the birch tree
Hats off to Winter....since it won't leave!!
Hi!!!  I’m freezing!

How do you enjoy your city in the winter?  Share your experiences in the comments section!

*Header pic courtesy of www.etravelblog.com;

Dominique Baker
Dominique Baker

Dominique is a Canadian-based fashion and beauty influencer with a strong voice in Ottawa’s black community. Since launching her blog Style Domination in 2015, she has amassed a global fanbase. Dominique shares her life through beautiful imagery and compelling story-telling that speaks to her fans on a personal level. She’s been featured in The Guardian, Flare, The Kit and Cityline. She also hosts events for Dress for Success, the Gem Conference, and has been named a United Way Person 2 Know for the past three years.

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  1. Erika
    March 5, 2015 / 6:54 pm

    LOL at “Hats off!”

  2. March 6, 2015 / 11:39 am

    The only thing to enjoy is counting down to summer! I feel ya girl! Get ready for daylight savings this weekend, weeeeee!

  3. March 6, 2015 / 1:08 pm

    Uggghhhh! Really? Already??? I cannot get up in the morning as it is! LOL! I’ll be positive – that much more daylight!! Take care, luv! xoxo

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