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15Aug

Weekend Links Aug 15


// Design //

very inspiring. a tiny modern family home
white + concrete love

// DIY //

i love this mirror
cool concrete hooks

// Fashion //

make a kimono
4 outfits you probably already have

// Travel //

Hotel Tomo
Hillsdide Beach Club, Turkey

// Wellness //

quit pointing your avocado at me
what to do when you feel like a failure

// Blogging //

how to make decisions
5 ways to make your dream a reality

// Misc //

there have been so many wonderful things written about Robin Williams this tribute week but this was among my favorites

historical lookalikes


I’m fully in packing mode and feeling a bit overwhelmed at the moment. Posting might now be sporadic. Urg. Anyways, I am looking forward to a fun weekend: music in the park, party and a fancy night out (with lawyers?). Anyways, I’ll be juggling my to-do list so we’ll see how the posting goes. Have a great one. xx

Jennifer

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08Aug

Weekend Links Aug 8


// Design //

the glamorous masculine home of designer Diego Revollo
the eclectic home of Patrick Cline

// DIY //

easy large tapestry
upcycled vintage plates

// Fashion //

aloha nameplate necklace
ribbon trim jacket

// Travel //

Rugen Beach House, Germany
the getty villa

// Wellness //

10 ways so expand your consciousness
20 signs you are succeeding at life

// Blogging //

5 secrets to success
5 creative resources

// Misc //

cool outdoor ad spaces
TSA has Instagram and wooow
the mystery of the wu tang name generator


Hi guys! So here’s some big news I’ve hidden from the blog. I’ve sold my apartment and I’m moving….to Berlin. Yup! I’m taking a huge leap of faith and following my dreams (I dream of schnitzel apparently?). Anyways, I’m still here blogging but there are obviously some BIG changes afoot. I’m not sure how much I’ll be around over the next little while. But I’d really love for you all to join me on this next adventure. Love & light xx

Jennifer

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07Aug


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As much as I love looking at hotels, I sometimes get bored of them. And that’s okay because with sites like Airbnb there are a lot of other options. The Casa Cardenas in Merida, Mexico a great choice if you are looking for somewhere to stay in the Yucatan. Er, make that you and a large crowd.

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This five bedroom home is the brainchild of two Aussie-turned-New Yorkers who also happen to be travel writers. They were looking for a vacation home that was close enough to use regularly. They bought a run down home in Merida and over the course of year transformed it into a quirky and cool vacation home.

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Working with a Mayan construction crew, the couple redesigned the home by gutting one third of the existing home and adding an extra storey. 4,000 square feet include four bedrooms and a casita, meaning there is plenty of space to spread out. A rooftop terrace, screening room and backyard with a glassed-in pool and firepit are a few luxury features.

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But as lovely as that all is, the tongue-in-cheek details like a bust of a former Mexican president, lines of piggy banks in the kitchen and large letters spelling name of a Mexican boy band that add the real interest. Minimalism with a sense of humour? Yes please.

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Casa Cardenas
One night stays from $300.

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01Aug

Weekend Links - Aug 1 - Callooh Callay Blog


// Design //

concrete + black + white in Australia
a beautiful flat in Warsaw

// DIY //

pyramid light stand
geometric floor

// Fashion //

leather fringe bag
a rather refreshing beauty routine

// Travel //

a cool hostel in Sweden (it’s for sale!)
Bedarra Island Villa in the Great Barrier Reef

// Wellness //

5 ways to cultivate gratitude
inspiring stuff

// Misc //

This made me actually cry.

I found this utterly fascinating. And now I want to come over and paint all of your walls.
clubbing in the 80s in Paris
Instagram vs Real Life
Where do Bon Appetit recipes come from?


Hi guys! It’s one of my most favorite times of year: Pride weekend here in Vancity. I am looking forward to rainbows, pancakes and glittery hugs this weekend. Plus it’s a long one so I will be back on Monday. Have a great one! xx

Jennifer

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31Jul


Inntel Zaandam Exterior

Inntel Zaandam Lobby

It’s not often you come across a building this striking – much less one that is also a hotel. This one is an architectural breath of fresh air: both reverent and innovative, eye catching and classic. The Inntel Zaandam is seemingly 12-storeys of traditional houses stacked upon on another. The hotel is a part of a larger plan to create a newly revamped city center and it seems to be working. The facade does not seem out of place along the Zaanstad skyline. Instead it provides a welcome focal point while fully retaining a sense of history.

Inntel Zaandam Loft Room

Inntel Zaandam Living Room

As madcap the exterior suggests, the building was created upon a home away from home concept. The 160 guest rooms reflect this by giving everyone a tiny house rather than the traditional suites. But concrete floors and sharply contemporary bathrooms show the influence of more popular Dutch design sensibilities. Photography of local scenes and products has been blown-up and serves as huge graphic wallpapers. Rooms offer open concept bathrooms, some with rain shower heads and some with jacuzzi baths, as well as free wifi and flatscreen TVs.

Inntel Zaandam Headboard

Inntel Zaandam Bathroom

The hotel also offers a bar and restaurant as well as a swimming pool,and wellness centre with both a Finnish sauna and a Turkish bath. Zaandam is a bit far removed from the center of Amsterdam but the hotel offers a handy and quiet place to stay for a night or two.

Inntel Zaandam Pool

Inntel Zaandam Restaurant


Inntel Hotels Zaandam
Provincialeweg 1021506
MD Zaandam
T. +31 (0)75 631 17 11
I. infozaandam@inntelhotels.nl
Rooms from $130.

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