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IN CAMERA: Ottawa Magazine celebrates the 2011 edition of Interiors with a launch party

Picture This! Snapshots from Ottawa Magazine launch party for the annual Interiors edition (all images by Lindsay Ralph).

Guests got a sneak peek at the Interiors issue three days before it hit the newsstands. The 100+ partygoers mingled in the spacious Ottawa Magazine offices, enjoying hors d’oeuvres from Brookstreet and cupcakes by Little Cakes.

Left to right: Cupcakes by Little Cakes match the cover; The first copies of the magazine arrived just hours before the party; Cake pops, also by Little Cakes. (It’s impossible to eat just one).

Left to right: Ottawa Magazine editor Sarah Brown in pre-party planning mode; Guests got a sneak peek at the Interiors issue three days before it hit the newsstands. The 100+ partygoers mingled in the spacious Ottawa Magazine offices, enjoying hors d’oeuvres from Brookstreet and cupcakes by Little Cakes; Photographer Dwayne Brown with Ottawa Magazine account manager Dee Campbell and graphic designer Ryan Mesheau.

Left to right: Artist Eric Chan, whose City Lights art series was featured in the magazine, chats with Catherine O’Neill of Magpie Jewellery; Ottawa Magazine art director Jane Corbett checks out print quality with photographer Marc Fowler of Metropolis Studio; Artist and writer Cindy Deachman makes her point.

Left to right: Jeff Mierins, of Starmotors, Dow and Kanata Honda Powerhouse, peruses the new issue with Tara-Leigh Cancino Brouillette of Social restaurant; Joseph Cull’s beautiful New Edinburgh garden was one of a series of four neighbourhood gardens showcased by writer Hattie Klotz; Fateema Sayani, editor of Carleton University Magazine, had fun as a freelancer, writing about faux finishing in Interiors magazine. She chats with Where Ottawa magazine art director Jeff Eustace (centre) and photographer Marc Fowler of Metropolis Studio.

Left to right: Micheline Whale, a partner in interior design firm 4té, reads the feature about her company’s amazing office redesign; Photographers Tony Fouhse (left) and Gordon King (centre) both had work featured in the magazine. They chat with writer Cindy Deachman (right), who profiled artists-to-watch Melanie Authier and Martin Golland for the issue; “A peek inside the fishbowl” blogger Andrea Tomkins wrote the cover story for this year’s Interiors issue; A striking mid-century home belonging to Mary Riopelle and Dave Stewart was featured in the issue.

Left to right: Design/builder Gerhard Linse of Gerhard Linse Design and Building consultants.  Mr. Linse’s spa-like new bathroom was featured in this year’s Interiors magazine; The work of fine art photographers Louis Helbig (centre) and Jennifer Dickson (right) appeared in a photoessay in this year’s edition. Helbig’s partner, Kristin Reimer (left), took part in the cross-country journey that gave rise to Helbig’s “Beautiful Destruction” series; Ottawa Magazine’s senior editor Dayanti Karunaratne is the perfect advertisement for Beau’s beer.