When you have babies your bed is somewhere you end up spending a lot of time. The place for morning cuddles, afternoon cuddles, sick day movies, night time feedings, toddler gymnastic routines, and the place where I plop myself in the evening once both babies are in bed. I’ve realized that our bedroom needs to feel like a place where we want to spend all of that special time, not just the room where everything gets thrown because no one else sees it.
You may have seen me post about our “megabed” in the past, it was two queen mattresses pushed together with a ton of pillows and blanket thrown on. It was fun and oh so spacious for the sprawling pregnant sleeper I became over the past few years. But, that time has come to say goodbye to megabed. We wanted our room to feel little more peaceful and tidy when we come to rest at the end of the day. So when we decided to start searching for a new bed and side tables Rove Concepts was my first search.
Rove Concepts creates handcrafted mid-century furniture, their website and shops are filled with beautiful sleek designs. I fell in love with the Asher bed and nightstands because I feel like they are the perfect amount of modern for our old home. Throughout our home we’ve incorporated a lot of modern aspects but it will always have its cabin like feel that I don’t want to fight. So, the Asher fits perfectly with it’s balance of vintage & modern.
When we were looking for a bed we knew we wanted furniture with some weight to it. Solid wood furniture that would be worth keep for years, and these pieces are definitely that. I love all the details especially the copper handle detail on the soft-close drawers of the side tables, that colour is so perfect.
Bed – Rove Concepts
Nightstands – Rove Concepts
Bedspread – Vintage
Sheets – Queenwest Trading Co.
Cactus Pillow – Brand unknown
Velvet Pillows – Rodeo Home
Framed Prints – Artifact Uprising
We had such a wonderful staycation at the Fairmont Pacific Rim in Vancouver last week! We live in such a beautiful city that we thought instead of heading out of town for a summer getaway we should just staycation in our own area and of course, the Fairmont Pacific Rim was our first choice. I know of a few people who are considering moving to Vancouver. Some have even started speaking to professional realtors like Eddie Yan to help them make the important decision. That would be exciting!
This is such an outstanding hotel for many obvious reasons; the hotel itself is beautiful, you’re greeted by gorgeous lobby bar right when you walk in that has such a lively vibe always buzzing with people and live music. Also on the main floor is Giovane Cafe & Market, delicioussss treats & lunches. We may have indulged a few too many times there, but that meatball panini, mmm!
We headed to the amazing in hotel restaurant, Botanist for breakfasts in the morning. The moment I walked in it became one of my favourite restaurants in the city based on looks, and the service and food both impressed me just as much. The decor is so perfect with it’s pastel colour palette and almost rainforest feel being surrounded by greenery.
I highly recommend visiting for brunch, we both favoured the Salmon Tartine, and can’t wait to try it out for cocktails when we are without the kids.
But, the most important part about a vacation for me, pool time. The Fairmont has a rooftop pool lined with cabanas & palm trees and a pool side food & drinks menu that on a warm day makes you feel like you’re lounging in California. This was definitely the highlight of the trip for Poppy, she made lots of other little friends around the pool deck too.
This delicious treat from the Giovane Cafe may look like Ice Cream, but don’t be fooled, that’s cake!
See that “Hungry we’ve got great taste” menu… We didn’t shy away from that. Nothing wrong with some Sriracha Wings & Beer at 10:30pm, right? That’s the beauty of the Stay and Taste Package, when booking with the package you receive a $50 dining credit for each day of your stay.
Our room had a balcony overlooking the pool deck which was perfect for us because once the kids went to bed we sat outside there with a fireplace and champagne and watched the sunset. If you’re going to room bound by sleeping children this is a pretty good setup.
If you’re local or visiting Vancouver I recommend staying at the Fairmont Pacific Rim, we can’t wait to bring the family back for a little getaway in our own city.
The past few weeks we have spent endless hours in the backyard. I’m so thankful for sunny days that we can be outside and playing in the heat, it’s what childhood memories are made of!
In the Summer when we’re expecting a warm week I hear people constantly warning “Wear sunscreen!” but people often forget about the importance of also wearing sunglasses. Just as important as protecting your skin from UV rays is protecting your eyes from them.
I am an IRIS ambassador, a Canadian company that is a big on eye care & eye wear. They have a wonderful optometry team that have helped me get set up with the proper eye care I need and they also carry a large selection of all my favourite frames.
These Ray Bans are great for playing around outside. They are my go to pair of sunglasses for the yard, beach, or bike rides. They’re just comfortable, they have pretty warm tones to look through and the round shape gives full sun coverage, it’s not sneaking in the sides like some of my smaller framed pairs.