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EQ3 City Guide; Toronto

Nov 30, 2015

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Next up on our list of amazing cities is Toronto, Ontario, home to two of our retail locations, both located in the heart of the GTA.

 

Best Pizza: Terroni

 

With plenty of locations to choose from, Terroni has perfected authentic Italian pizza. On any one of our visits to Toronto, a stop at this classic eatery is a must. Plus, the Queen Street West location has the most ideal back patio that easily garners our number two best patio spot.

 

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Best Date Spot: Mr. Flamingo

New(ish) to the Dundas West area, Mr. Flamingo is tucked away from the street, situated in a very vibrant, yet cozy resto-bar. The ambience and the menu will definitely impress your date (especially the burrata), and you can conveniently go downstairs to Bambi’s (which is under the same ownership of Mikey Apples) to continue your date!

 

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Best Outdoor Market: Wychwood Barns Farmers’ Market

Easily do all of your grocery shopping in this one-stop shop filled with local farmers, bakers, fresh produce, jams, honey and fresh flowers.

 

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Best running route:  High Park

More of a park than a running route, High Park’s beautifully landscaped gardens and greenery does contain unpaved pathways making it the perfect spot for running, while experiencing Toronto at its best.   

 

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Best coffee shop: Sam James

With five coffee bars now open in the best parts of Toronto, Sam James keeps to the basics with simple store designs and the most amazing coffee.

 

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Best Brunch: Saving Grace

Serving everything from sweet and savory staples, along with seasonally inspired specials, the (very) long Saturday and Sunday line is worth every minute.

 

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Via Not just lettuce blog

 

Best Architectural Building:  Bar Raval

As one the newest, most talked about restaurants in Toronto, Bar Raval quite literally bars none. Its recent list of acknowledgments includes The Design Exchange Emerging Designer Award, Architect Magazine’s R+D award, and The Restaurant & Bar Design Award. Needless to say, its oiled mahogany millwork makes it the most beautiful bar in Toronto.

 

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Best music venue: Massey Hall

One of Toronto’s oldest music venues, Massey Hall has hosted everyone from Aretha Franklin to Justin Bieber. The amazing acoustics make even the furthest seats in the highest balcony feel as if they’re right on stage.

 

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Best cocktail bar: The Black Hoof cocktail bar

With ‘30s and ‘40s jazz music always on, the relaxed speakeasy vibe, and vintage-made cocktails, Black Hoof Cocktail bar is the best place for a manhattan…or two.

 

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Best Patio: Drake hotel

A Toronto staple, the Drake Hotel Queen Street patio offers the best people-watching, as you never know who you will spot checking in or out of the hotel!

 

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Blogger’s Style: Amy from Love on Sunday

Jun 27, 2014

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We are excited to introduce you to EQ3’s June Blogger of the Month, Amy Del Rosario! Based in Toronto, Amy currently works as a Graphic Designer for Joe Fresh Online. In addition to her full-time gig, Amy blogs over at Love On Sunday about vintage furniture, thrifting and photography, and also contributes regularly to Emma Reddington’s widely read design blog The Marion House Book.

 

Amy’s currently loving EQ3’s Micah Floor Lamp, and recently found a spot for it in her beautiful living room. Take a look…

 

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After 3 years of living in our condo, we finally decided on the the perfect wall treatment in our living room. We went from a mirror, to a large canvas painting and now have just finished our art wall. It’s the perfect spot to display our thrifted treasures (like the large mid-century clock on the wall), photos from our travels and different art we’ve collected throughout the years. It’s probably no surprise that this is my favourite spot in our home. I love to curl up on the sectional with a good book or magazine so it’s important to have options when it comes to lighting.

 

I chose the Micah Floor Lamp because of its colour and clean lines. I love the black shade and it’s the perfect size to illuminate the space and art wall. I also love the soft lighting it provides during the evening. The angled metal base is also great for small spaces since it can be tucked under the sofa and doesn’t take up much floor space. It really has made the space a lot more cozier for relaxing nights at home.  – Amy, Love On Sunday

 

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Image Source: Photographs credited to Amy Del Rosario

Blogger’s Style: Tanya from Dans le Townhouse

May 13, 2014

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EQ3’s May Blogger of the Month is Tanya from Dans le Townhouse! Tanya is a popular Canadian DIY and home decor blogger from Thunder Bay, Ontario. She and her husband are currently renovating the interior of their lakeside home with a focus on mid-century modern design.

 

Tanya’s laundry / mud room recently received an update with fresh paint, artwork and hard-working accessories. The EQ3+ Herman Miller Eames® Hang-it-All® was brought for its functionality and classic design. Take a look and see how Tanya’s putting it to use!

 

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“Our petite main floor laundry room doubles as a mudroom, pantry, and Szuka’s room (our 85lb puppy). We’re saving up to renovate, but for now white paint on the walls, ceiling, oak trim and doors have made the small space seem brighter and larger. We added a curtain on an easy-to-slide curtain track to hide the unattractive machines, decrepit laundry tub, and laundry rack. On the other side, we had to keep a pair of unsightly grab bars up, but who even notices them with our beautiful, new Eames Hang-It-All®? I don’t think I need to sell anyone on the aesthetic merits of the classic Hang-It-All. I will say that I’m so happy EQ3 sells a white version of this timeless rack because against the all-white walls it looks so sculptural. I’m especially fond of how it helps this utility room feel more cohesive with the mid-century inspired décor blossoming in other rooms of the house. Even with its good looks, the Hang-It-All is a workhorse: drying snow-soaked mitts and hats (without pulling them out of shape) is easy thanks to the solid wood balls, plus there is plenty of space for everything from Szuka’s collar to guests’ coats. And, in a pinch, I’ve even hung clean laundry on it when our dry rack is full!”  – Tanya, Dans le Townhouse

 

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Image Source: Photographs credited to Tanya Watson

Blogger’s Style: Danielle from Urban Walls

May 1, 2014

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Last month’s EQ3 Blogger of the Month was Danielle Hardy! Danielle is the designer and owner behind Urban Walls, an online shop that designs and sells vinyl wall decals for the home. She has a great understanding of trends in home and fashion. Urban Wall’s designs have been popping up all over the internet – from sites like Just Bella to The Every Girl to Brit + Co.!

 

Working in the design industry has given Danielle a great eye for interiors, as is evident in her posts on the Urban Walls blog (blog.uwdecals.com), as well as in the home she shares with her husband, two sons and 8 month old daughter. See how she’s warmed up her family’s neutral living room with EQ3’s Square Solid Teak Wood Stool.

 

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“My pick from EQ3 was an easy one. My home for the most part is a very neutral and calming space. I fell in love with the Solid Teak Wood Stool because it fulfills my love for texture but it also is the perfect piece to put beside my couch for all those magazines, candles and cups of tea that accumulate throughout the day. Its beautiful and functional. Practical and sophisticated. You can set your book down on it or pull it up for extra seating which is exactly what I look for when making a purchase for my home. I currently live in a townhouse that is on the smaller side and can easily feel cluttered at the best of times. When I bring something in to the room it has to decoratively work with what I already have but it also has to be functional. I have a lot of chrome, greys and leather in this space and found that the stool brought huge amounts of warmth and visual interest to something that can easily feel cold and uninviting. It transformed this little nook into something special.”  – Danielle, Urban Walls

 

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Image Source: Photographs credited to Danielle Hardy

Blogger’s Style: Marie-Ève from Lake Jane

Mar 11, 2014

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We are thrilled to have Marie-Ève Best as EQ3’s March Blogger of the Month! Based in Montréal, Marie-Ève runs Marie-Eve Best Interiors, a design consulting business that focuses on sustainable and accessible design. She works with homeowners to redesign their spaces using a combination of new and existing pieces, and regularly sources furniture from EQ3.com for her clients. Marie-Ève is also the founder and editor of Lake Jane, a blog sharing her love of design, decor, fashion, food, travel and more.

 

She recently moved into a new house, and has been busy designing every room to suit her young family’s needs. As is often the case, the master bedroom was the last room in the house to get Marie-Ève’s attention, but armed with a pair of EQ3 Tate End Tables, Marie-Ève has now transformed her bedroom into a beautiful, functional and modern space.

 

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“I love a bedroom to be serene, airy and open. I usually leave the walls quite bare, stick to all-white bedding and carefully select accessories that are both functional and interesting to dress up the space. Our king-size bed is a monster so it leaves little room for more furniture, which means that I have to be extra selective about the pieces we bring into the room. Up until recently, we were using outdoor tables as end tables. This was due, in part, to laziness and to the fact that simply we couldn’t find nightstands that featured clean lines, a large surface and a height that worked well with our low (and gigantic) king-size bed. I don’t like nightstands with too many shelves or drawers because they inevitably become cluttered and are a pain to dust. What I need is a simple table that can hold my bedside essentials: a book or two, my cell phone and a candle. After months of looking at nightstands that were too big or too high for our bed, I began to look at end tables instead and found that I had way more options available to me. Investing in versatile modern end tables is always a good idea because you can easily move them to another room, like a living room or den, should you want to switch things up.

 

I chose the Tate Side Table because I loved the simple tripod leg contrasted with a large round white surface. The design is timeless and the scale is perfect for a bedroom. It has more than enough room to hold our bedside essentials and has a light footprint that allows the space around our bed to breathe. The oak legs blend in nicely with the floors making the tables feel even lighter.”  – Marie-Ève, Lake Jane

 

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Image Source: All photographs credited to Marie-Ève Best

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