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18Jul

Weekend Links - July 18th - Callooh Callay Blog


// Design //

[ dramatic home in Melbourne ]
[ concrete modernism in Sydney ]

// DIY //

[ make an awesome sticker mandala ]
[ concrete tumblers ]

// Fashion //

[ chevron earrings ]
[ amazing 90s fashion moments ]

// Travel //

[ Volkshotel, Amsterdam ]
[ a mini travel guide to iceland ]

// Wellness //

[ the key to more money in your wallet ]
[ how to get back on track ]

// Misc //

Crazy!

[ this made me all kinds of emotional ]
[ free the nipple: an essay ]
[ absolutely ]
[ notes from the real Alex ]


This weekend it’s going to rain and it’s been so hot here lately that that actually sounds good. Here’s to some hibernation! Have a lovely weekend you guys!
Jennifer

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17Jul


Kex Hostel Reception - Callooh Callay Blog

Hostels were once a no-go territory for me but lately they have seemed a whole lot friendly. Luxury is always great but sometimes saving some money is cool too just as long as it’s worth it. The Kex Hostel in Reykjavik definitely makes it look worth it. A casual decidedly-hipster style creates a wonderful oasis for the flashpackers.

Kex Hostel Beds - Callooh Callay Blog

Kex Hostel Room - Callooh Callay Blog

A former biscuit factory was given a rehaul in 2012 and opened to rave reviews. The place is seriously stylish. Witness details that are echoed among many boutique hotels: a library, boxing gym and even a gastropub! Outfitted entirely in secondhand furniture, the place has a familiar trendy retro vibe. Quirky details abound including vintage lockers, framed quotes from the Big Lebowski and headphones that play elevator music hung next to a defunct elevator. Rooms are spartan but adequate. If you don’t feel like sharing, don’t worry. 16 of the 32 rooms are private and two offer their own bathrooms.

Kex Hostel Courtyard - Callooh Callay Blog

Kex Hostel Ceiling - Callooh Callay Blog

While it goes without saying that there is no room service, the hostel serves up an impressive breakfast buffet. Or try the communal kitchen if you feel like giving it a go yourself. There is also a bar that serves drinks and small snacks in the evening. Local bands play most nights so be prepared for a lively atmosphere. For something slightly more upscale try the gastropub Sæmundur í Sparifötunum, which serves options like roasted bone marrow (not a choice for me, but perhaps for you).

Kex Hostel Library - Callooh Callay Blog

Kex Hostel Restaurant - Callooh Callay Blog

As is typical with hostels, the staff here are very well versed in local attractions and can also serve as travel agents.

Kex Hostel Buffet - Callooh Callay Blog

Kex Hostel Boxing - Callooh Callay Blog


Kex Hostel
Skulagata 28
101 Reykjavik, Iceland
T. +354 561 6060
Shared rooms from $25.

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11Jul

Weekend Links - July 11 - Callooh Callay


// Design //

[ such gooooorgeousness in Paris ]
[ masculine glamour in London ]

// DIY //

[ copper wall sconce ]
[ weaving basics ]

// Fashion //

[ silver resin earrings ]
[ teen into tank ]

// Travel //

[ Urban Cowboy B&B, Brooklyn ]
[ a guide to Lisbon ]

// Wellness //

[ is instagram ruining your love life? ]
[ really must try this one day ]

// Misc //

Beautiful Ikea ad.

[ a look at the person behind one of my favorite insta accounts ]
[ 50 great summer blockbusters ]
[ would love to see this here in Vancity! ]


Hi guys! It’s hot here finally – like for reals hot this time – and I for one can’t wait to spend most of this weekend
on a beach or on what we call Beer Island. Fingers crossed that this all actually happens! Have a great one. xx

Jennifer

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04Jul

Weekend Links - July 4th - Callooh Callay Blog


// Design //

[ a gorgeous chateau in France ]
[ modern luxe scandinavian apartment ]

// DIY //

[ geometric headboard ]
[ watercolor makeup brush holder ]

// Fashion //

[ easy kimono ]
[ faux crystal pendant with gold leaf ]

// Travel //

[ travel in oahu ]
[ travel tips from Danielle LaPorte ]

// Wellness //

[ the myth of fun, fast & easy ]
[ change your password to change your life ]

// Misc //

I thought this was hilarious but I might be alone on that.

[ elves !! ]
[ exploring Neverland ranch ]
[ i found this couple super inspiring ]
[ irony is ruining our culture? probably ]


Hi guys! This is a little late I know but with the short week and the Kraftwerk (3D!) concert last night I kind of lost track of time. But I’m here now so enjoy these links over your long weekend and have some extra BBQd veggies for me, ok? xx

Jennifer

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27Jun

Weekend Links June 27


// Design //

[ colorful Aussie home ]
[ a surprisingly beautiful home in New Jersey ]

// DIY //

[ marbleized curtains ]
[ no sew pom pom throw ]

// Fashion //

[ summer tassel necklace ]
[ ruffle sleeve crop top ]

// Travel //

[ Washington Schoolhouse Hotel ]
[ luxury rentals in Berlin ]
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// Wellness //

[ it's a brand new day ]
[ don't compare your life to someone's highlight reel ]

// Misc //

[ pretty iphone photos ]
[ back in 1984 ]
[ the cool people of the past ]


Hi guys! It’s a Canada Day here next Tuesday and I am taking Monday off too, making this one a very long weekend. I will be back on Tuesday. I’ll be busy spending time with friends, dancing, listening to music in a park and hopefully basking in the sunshine and I.Can’t.Wait. These little mini-breaks are really necessary sometimes. Anyways, whatever you are up to, I hope it’s fun & I’ll see you back here next week! xx

Jennifer

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