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Screen Grabbed VOL 2

Screen grabbed is a series where I give ya’ll a little inside look at what I have lurking in my camera roll- saved from your Instagram. Enjoy! 

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Okay, now everyone listen to Jessica & go do something in real life, I dare ya. I’ll meet you for coffee, I like a double double. Seriously! 

Follow these awesome feeds!

1: @seanfennessy | 2: @houselarsbuilt | 3: @refinery29 | 4: @_sightunseen_ | 5: @dusendusen| 6: @kastorandpollux| 7: @trippydana  | 8: @designlovefest| 9: @camillewalala | 10: @jessicavwalsh

MOAR?? 

Screen Grabbed Volume 1.

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GET A ROOM: Hotels, Travel

GET A ROOM: 5 Toronto Airbnbs

Looking for somewhere to crash in the city? I’ve rounded up 5 Airbnb gems in Toronto that are a perfect blend of culture, original art, and just enough mid century furniture. Bonus points for exposed brick & barber chairs. 

1: Loft in a vintage 1914 building- Distillery District

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When I found this space on Airbnb I was floored! The loft is located in a fantastic area (near the Distillery District), although if I were staying the night I may not even leave! I love the eclectic style peppered throughout the space with lots of light and LIFE! There’s also free WIFI and Netflix. Can you think of a better place to Netflix and chill? *bad joke, someone fire this writer.

The What’s What:

Genuine hard loft open concept artist studio 12′ ceilings state of the art kitchen balcony concrete floors boutique style bathroom garage 24h concierge.
Spectacular rooftop view short distance to downtown Distillery, beaches, entertainment .

Entire home for rent.

$130 CAD per night. $500 security deposit.

More photos and info here.

*Pss.. Christina’s place is rarely available, so if you are able to catch a date with this loft- take it! And bring it roses!

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2: Stunning Art Lover’s Rock n’ Roll Apartment

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If you’ve ever considered wrapping yourself in an art cocoon, this would be a good place to start. Quirky bright walls in blues and yellows with an incredible showcase of vintage & original art in every direction. ALL CAPS YES.

The What’s What:

This gorgeous apartment is the entire upstairs of a beautiful Victorian duplex in the exclusive Queen and Ossington area of Toronto. It has a full kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and a spectacular sunny front room with amazing views of the park across the street. The front room has a trundle bed that doubles as a couch and 2 single beds. And a Bose speaker system, so you can play music, the radio, etc with amazing sound.
The apartment showcases a wonderful art collection of vintage paint-by-numbers and original art

Entire home for rent.

$149 CAD per night. 

More photos and info here.

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3: Large Eclectic Room in Amazing Loft

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If you haven’t noticed- I have this thing for lofts. This absolutely GIANT LOFT has everything you could ever need. Hanging pendant lights, stunning art.. and did you see that orange curtained window thing? What is that!? I love it! Buckets of natural light and architectural interest in every nook. Like the wood stove in the kitchen. (I am also noticing my attraction to yellow walls is growing). Who wants to join me for an evening with Merlot and classical music on the piano? *smug face. The only downside to this place that I saw is that there are cats- but they are apparently outdoor cats.. I will just have to double down on allergy meds and we’ll be good to go. Meet you at the pool table.

The What’s What:

This hidden gem off of Dundas Street West is a bright space with lots of natural light. The walls are covered in beautiful art and antiques. Your room has a private washroom with bathtub and Shower, air conditioning and king size bed which will comfortably accommodate 2.

Private room for rent.

$80 CAD per night. 

More photos and info here.

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4: Spacious Brick and Beam Loft

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I can just imagine waking up in this sun-pooled loft, heading to explore Queen East, maybe grab a quick bite and a fancy drank. I also really have the urge to do cartwheels in that big open space. So much room for activities. (Okay I am really fired now).

The What’s What:

Spacious (1200sqft), light filled loft is conveniently located in one of Toronto’s hottest neighborhoods. Quick access to downtown and tons of great restaurants, cafes and bars are just a stones throw away!

Entire home for rent.

$145 CAD per night. *2 night minimum stay

More photos and info here.

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5: Gorgeous Authentic Artist’s Loft

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Airy, bright with hints of natural elements like the interesting wood sculpture featured in the dining area. Lots of industrial quirks make this place magically imperfect.

The What’s What:

Magical 1300sqft artists loft, 2 min walk to the subway , located in city’s coolest new neighbourhood.

Beautifully designed zen artists’ loft in the city’s burgeoning west end. Over 1350 sq. ft of open concept space, five huge picture windows with east and south facing exposure, and just a TWO minute walk from TTC subway station (Bloor Line).

Perfect for creative professionals or couples looking for a unique place to stay.

Entire home for rent.

$130 CAD per night. *2 night minimum stay

More photos and info here.

Know any incredible Airbnb favs in the city you’d like to add? Link me up! If you have an awesome Airbnb you’d like me to check out, I am sure I could find the time ;)!

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GET A ROOM: Hotels, Travel

GET A ROOM: Vintage Design Hotel

Very Roger Sterling a la’ Mad Men.  Ohh, Hotel SAX.. Probably our favourite hotel during our three week trip around the globe. Yeah, you heard that right. 3 weeks, 11 flights, Milan, Amsterdam, Prague and Thailand. Boom.

Prague, is beautiful. Had the weather been a few degrees warmer, I may have loved it more- but even so- I often take mini mind vacations back to those cobble stone roads, breathing in the fresh air, crossing the giant bridge to town, hiking up to the top of the entire city just to relax and people watch. Ahh, Prague.

I still remember getting out of our shuttle at the hotel, racing up the stairs to see it in person. Every inch of this hotel was spectacular. It was honestly like hopping into a time machine! It’s crazy to go from scrolling images on your computer at home, to being THERE. The hotel is head to toe 50, 60’s and 70’s decor. With only 22 rooms, around every corner you will find restored vintage original furniture from some of the decades cutting edge designers, like Panton, Saarinen, Eames & Guzzini. Architecturally, the place is outstanding. From the middle floor you can peer down through a cluster of pendant lamps, into the dining and “tea” room. Yes, they serve afternoon tea daily.

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One really unreal feature in this space was the washroom! It had floor to ceiling RED tiles.

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The hotel is also STEPS away from the city, it’s in a really fantastic location. One of Bo’s favourite memories was sipping coffee on the balcony in the morning looking out into a sea of red rooftops.

Learn more about Hotel Sax here.

 

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