I’m making note of the Casa Cook hotels now in case I ever make it to Greece in the future. Casa Cook – part of the Thomas Cook travel company – currently has two hotels in Greece. Casa Cook Kos is opening in July, and Casa Cook Rhodes has been open for about a year.
Both hotels look to be uber stylish, luxurious, and welcoming. I’m only showing you one of the outdoor spaces at Rhodes today, but I’m sure you’ll drool over the design of all the other spaces, too, if you have a browse through the gallery.
via Casa Cook Rhodes
If you have an outdoor space that you’d like to spruce up this summer, maybe give these items a try to recreate the ease of this gorgeous Greek hotel.
hammock, beach cover-up, pendant, butterfly chair, pillow, pillow, pillow, pillow
It’s bicycle season!
cyclist in Vienna, Austria, photo by Design Maze Tim
Yet another reason why I enjoying living in Waterloo is that it has quite a good trail system. I can get from my place in Waterloo to Victoria Park in Kitchener via the Iron Horse Trail (with only minimal road riding). Last year, I rode (slow but steady) from Cambridge to Paris, Ontario on a trail beside the Grand River. It was beautiful (and mostly flat).
While I have a decent mountain bike that functions well (although it is heavy), I have my eye on a few of the retro bikes that have been on the market for a few years now (also known as The Miss Piggy Bike in my family). Maybe once my bank account recovers from a few upcoming trips and my bedroom makeover, I may invest in one of these beauts.
Real step-through bicycle, $1200, Martone Cycling (why oh why is this out of my budget?!)
Kent 700c hybrid bike, $189, Walmart
Huffy Arlington, $248, Walmart
Schwinn signature series cruiser, $849, Canadian Tire
Schwinn hybrid bike, $199, Target
Do you have a bicycle? What kind? For what purposes? Do tell!
Have a great weekend, everyone!
Reading books and taking naps under the sunshine on my balcony is one of my favourite spring/summer past times. I usually set up a foldable portable lounger that I bought at Ikea years ago. It’s fine enough but I feel like it might be about time I upgrade to a real lounger.
Cabana sun lounger, $299, CB2
Miami chaise lounge, $465.99, DefySupply
Dream Chair Chaise, $549, The Home Depot
Enholmen chaise lounge, $139, Ikea
Casam lounge, $298, Walmart
Umah chaise lounge, $372.99, DefySupply
Harrison chaise lounge, Andrew Richard Designs
Greenwich lounger, $295.64, West Elm