Q&A with town’s Marc Doiron
OCS: Who are your style icons?
MD: Spike Jonze or Carson Daly — not necessarily for their personal style, but for their internal vision of reality, how they see the world and present it.
OCS: What’s on your bedside table?
MD: Cookbooks, lots of cookbooks
OCS: Best home accessory?
MD: Nespresso machine
OCS: Best recent fashion find?
MD: Broundoor black leather bag from Victoire
OCS: Whom would you invite for dinner if you could choose anyone in the world?
MD: Aziz Ansari (the actor and standup comic who plays Tom Haverford on Parks and Recreation.)
OCS: You can see the debut of any piece of music in history. What is it?
MD: Jaw Breaker on their first 24 Hour Revenge Therapy tour.
OCS: What’s your earliest memory?
MD: Colouring in kindergarten
OCS: Your biggest fashion faux-pas, when, where and how?
MD: Neon Sunice ski jacket
OCS: Proudest moment?
MD: Opening town
OCS: Favourite piece of furniture?
MD: Our harvest table
OCS: Qualities you most admire in a person?
MD: Sense of humour, honesty, strong work ethic
OCS: Whom would you most like to cook for or serve?
MD: My mom…she passed away before we opened town, so I’d love to show her what we’ve accomplished.
OCS: Describe a perfect day off (it can be anywhere in the world).
MD: Both a day filled with good food and wine, maybe some surfing. Definitely on a beach on the west coast!
OCS: Favourite visual artist, living or dead?
MD: Gerhard Richter
OCS: Favourite local artist (if different from above, and doesn’t have to be a visual artist)?
MD: (Tattoo artist) Julian Garner, (photographer) Remi Theriault and (musician) Jim Bryson
OCS: Best book you read in the past year?
MD: Steve Jobs: A Biography
OCS: Favourite food?
OCS: Most-oft-played song on your iPod or MP3 player?
MD: Dinosaur Jr., Watch the Corners
OCS: Wine, beer or both?
OCS: Mac or PC?
OCS: Fine dining or plain old diners?
MD: Somewhere in between
OCS: Best restaurant in Ottawa?
MD: Way too hard to answer! How much time do you have?
OCS: Person, place or thing that makes you proudest/happiest that you live in Ottawa?
MD: The great restaurant community we are part of
OCS: Fave blog or website?
OCS: Twitter, Facebook or both?
OCS: What’s your guilty pleasure?
MD: Katy Perry songs and So You Think You can Dance (U.S. edition)
OCS: Favourite place to spend time?
MD: At home with (my wife) Lori
OCS: How would you like the world to remember you? What would your eulogist ideally say?
MD: As someone who was kind.