It’s Sunday and all I want is warm weather and a pandemic-free world. Is that so much to ask for?! I remember a time when hanging out at a bar or restaurant was no big deal, and this bar, Buha|i|rest in Budapest, would be a fabulous spot to gather with friends and enjoy some drinks. Designed by Roman Plyus, this beautiful space with it’s terracotta tones and curved furnishings and repetitive circles is eye candy. Hopefully the drinks are as yummy as the decor.
My husband’s birthday was last Sunday so we went out for dinner. It’s so strange how something we used to do at last once every week or two suddenly became the biggest treat. I spent $30 on 2 drinks and they were the BEST. DRINKS. EVER. Looking forward to the day it becomes normal again. Poodle Bar & Bistro in Fitzroy, Australia is a gorgeous spot to enjoy many drinks and take in the art-deco decor, designed by Bergman & Co.
Poodle Bar, a modern interpretation of chiaroscuro; placing the patron at the centre of their experience. The ground floor embedded in a romantic textural representation of the past whilst situating us delightfully in the present through the careful placement of contemporary art, wildflowers and greenery. The archways acting as a conduit to a different scene, likened to the experience of being in a gallery, eyes adjusting to the varying levels of light and shade as the rooms are traversed.
Photos: Derek Swalwell
We are finally out of lockdown (#3? I can’t even keep track anymore) and heading to a restaurant for tacos tonight for my husband’s birthday. I’m super excited to get out of the house. The Boho bar in Odessa, Ukraine designed by Eugenio Kolomiychenko is definitively showing off some boho chic style! The details in this space are incredible – the wood bar, the mandala design in the plaster wall, exposed brick, the beautiful lighting…. how I would love to spend an evening here!
Here in Ontario we are back in a state of emergency/stay-at-home order/lockdown #3 so there’s no cute cafés open to go hang out in and eat some avocado toast like this sweet spot, PINKAVO Café in Langley, B.C. designed by studio illa. Love the simplicity of this space and the Cedar and Moss lighting. Happy Sunday, stay home and stay safe!
I’m thankful that restaurants are open again here in Ottawa (except if you’re a family/group of 5, stay home as only tables of 4 allowed) despite our COVID numbers being high (78 new cases yesterday and 3 deaths). I spotted this restaurant called Apollonia in the portfolio of NYC based Space Exploration that opened last year in Williamsburg though google tells me it’s now permanently closed. Not sure if that was due the the pandemic but it’s so heartbreaking to see the effects of it on small businesses. Anyhoo, it was a beauty while it was around. Simple and classic, and I love the repetition of circles and arches.