Jessica Rose

A graduate of Carleton University’s School of Journalism, Jessica Rose is a writer, editor, and book reviewer whose writing and photography have appeared across Canada including on the CBC and in Quill and Quire, Room Magazine, and THIS. Jessica is a founding editor at The Inlet, the book reviews editor at THIS Magazine, a senior editor at the Hamilton Review of Books, and a long-time columnist and feature writer for Hamilton Magazine, where she writes about local literature and art. She has more than 10 years of experience in educational publishing where she writes and edits award-winning books for children.

Jessica has a passion for art, travel, food, and literature, and especially loves solo travelling adventures that allow her to criss cross countries by train with a good book in hand. Since beginning to contribute for MarQuee in 2017, she has written about a variety of topics, including mental health, health care, fashion, and travel. She’s excited to be part of this new chapter for MarQuee.

Explore the Unexpected Travel Guide: Napa Valley

Known for its charming small towns, extraordinary farm-to-table cuisine, and, of course, its world-class wines, Napa Valley is an ideal escape for anyone seeking picturesque countryside and stunning year-round blue skies. At only 35 miles in length, it’s one of the smallest, yet most diverse, wine growing regions in the world. Located two hours northeast […]

Colin & Justin: On Equality & Living Life To The Fullest

As a gay couple with prominent visibility in the media, interior design duo Colin and Justin believe they have a duty to speak up for those who are unable to speak for themselves. From philanthropic partnerships to a focus on elevating the voices of others, it’s a commitment that is evident in all their endeavors. […]

Woodbine Racetrack

Canada’s World-Class Trackside Dining and Entertainment Experience Woodbine Racetrack’s epic story began nearly a century and a half ago, in 1881, when the now largest operator of professional horse racing in Canada opened as the Ontario Jockey Club. Since then, the world-class entertainment destination has evolved from a picturesque track in east Toronto to a […]

The Growing Brand of Buca Restaurants

Redefining the Italian Culinary Scene in Canada Chef Rob Gentile, the now-famous face behind the Buca family of restaurants, has a lot to celebrate this year. A new location, Cucina Buca, is opening this fall, a decade since his flagship restaurant, Buca Osteria & Enoteca, opened in Toronto’s trendy King West neighborhood. Known for his […]

Destination Turkey

The sun is rising over Cappadocia, and you’re soaring through the pink sky. The breeze is warm as your hot air balloon ascends quickly and smoothly. A champagne breakfast awaits as you drift over the ravines, vineyards, and volcanic peaks below. Located in Turkey’s Central Anatolia region, Cappadocia combines fascinating historical and cultural heritage with […]