Saturday, May 29, 2010

colurful stay

Pantone, a world leader in colour trends has expanded their brand by opening a new hotel in Brussels. Designed by Michel Penneman and Oliver Hannaert, the hotel promises to combines a chic, colorful design aesthetic with comfortable, well-appointed guest rooms. Let's get packing!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

take a seat

The next time you are in the gate area waiting for a flight or a train, take a minute and think about the seat you are sitting in. Is it comfortable? How does it look? This can be especially important if you are stuck staring at it for hours if you flight is delayed! Check this out, a little bit about the industry who design and manufacture these seats we spend hours sitting around in!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Check-in (Nicolas)

SPOTTED: Chicago
OCCUPATION: Sales Manager
-His layering of a hoodie with a more fitted jacket...who says comfort has to look sloppy?
-Black, simple Armani carry on...let's leave those backpacks at home!
-Great fitting broken-in jeans paired with classic Converse
-The small details like a variety of masculine bracelets paired with a utilitarian watch
NICOLAS' TRAVEL ESSENTIALS: A fully loaded, well charged iPod and newspaper!
TIP: A good nights sleep before a long journey can help you face anything!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Jetlegs Radio Travel Mix 2

It's that time of the year again....a stretch of much anticipated long weekends. For Canadians this upcoming marks Victoria Day weekend, and we are celebrating with a treat for everyone! Download this playlist, throw it on your iPod and listen to wherever the road, flight or rails may take you!

1. Love Is New - Broken Social Scene
2. Ladies In Blue - David Byrne & Fatboy Slim feat. Theresa Andersson (Here Lies Love, 2010)
3. Wherever You Are - Cassette Kids (Nothing On TV, 2010)
4. Greenwich Mean Time - Charlotte Gainsbourg (IRM, 2010)
5. Suffocation - Crystal Castles (Crystal Castles, 2010)
6. Leave House - Caribou (Swim, 2010)
7. Every Time You Go - Ellie Goulding (Lights, 2010)
8. Bump In The Road - Erik Hassle (Hassel, 2010)
9. Window Seat - Erykah Badu (New Amerykah, Pt 2 - Return of the Ankh, 2010)
10. Campfire Kansas - The Get Up Kids (On A Wire, 2010)
11. Shiny And Warm - Goldfrapp (Head First, 2010)
12. Glitter Freeze - Gorillaz (Plastic Beach, 2010)
13. Home - LCD Soundsystem (This Is Happening, 2010)
14. Crash Years - The New Pornographers (Together, 2010)
15. Pacific Coast Highway - Hole (Nobody's Daughter, 2010)
16. Mixtape - Jamie Cullum (The Pursuit, 2010)
17. Paris Nights/New York Mornings - Corinne Bailey Rae (The Sea, 2010)
18. Hey, Soul Sister - Train (Hey, Soul Sister EP, 2010)
19. Rewind - Diane Birch (Bible Belt, 2010)
20. Around Us - Jónsi (Go, 2010)
21. Coconuts - CocoRosie (Coconuts, Plenty of Junk Food, 2010)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Hit it: Chicago!

A recent jaunt to Chicago's Wicker Park/Logan Square hood
left me wanting more! Here is Jetleg's "hit it" list!

-Jam Restaurant is a great place to start you adventure. Everything on the brunch menu is delish. This chef driven establishment prides itself in using pure ingredients.

-Sprout Home is a gardener's paradise! There is even something for those who's thumb may not be, well so green. Favorites include stylish Swedish dish towels, recycled utility box terrariums and endless varieties of succulents in sleek planters!
P.S. They also have a store in Brooklyn NY!

-Crust is not your typical Chicago style pie. A focus on wood-oven flat bread topped with wild mushrooms, goat cheese, baby spinach, and lemon vinaigrette. Wash it all down with some house-made organic vodka infusions! Amazing!

-The Silver Room is a fantastic space which combines a variety of jewelery, fashion and accessories, most of which are produced by local designers with an art gallery. Hipsters will love their wall of inexpensive yet super cool sunglasses!

-The T-Shirt Deli is a super fun shop where you can have made-to-order custom shirts, aprons or bags. You may want to ask them to hold the onions!

-Paperdoll's huge selection of handcrafted cards, stationary and gifts will have you browsing and thinking....hmmm who can I buy THIS for? If you are not completely charmed by their unique selection chances are Maude the live-in house pug will!

Mark your calendar:
-Bucktown Art Festival (August 29-30)
-Logan Square Farmer's Market (Sundays, June-October)
-Renegade Craft Fair (Sept 12-13) Keep your eyes posted for one of our favorite vendors The Poster List
-Fashion Focus Chicago (Oct 22-25)

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Palomar Chicago

There is something amazing about staying in a spanking new hotel. Lucky for me I was able to spend a few days at the Palomar Chicago which is a member of one of my new favorite hotel chains....Kimpton hotels.
The hotel is located in the lively River North area of the city. The rooms are comfortable and modern but not cold. L'Occitane en Provence toiletries are a fantastic touch. Speaking of nice touches....there is a free wine tasting every evening in the lobby which is also stocked during the day with a Jelly Belly Bar (a personal favorite of mine)!
The Hotel restaurant, Sable Kitchen and Bar offers an amazing menu of traditional American food with a modern twist...(bison burger sliders and the homemade beef jerky are super tasty)!
TIP: don't forget to sign up for the Kimpton In Touch program so you can take advantage of the free wi-fi and complimentary items from the mini-bar.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Check-in (Tracey)

Welcome to a new series on Jetlegs called Check-in.
We are on the hunt for stylish and interesting people who are in transit. Look out as we may be chasing you down the next time you are jetside.

NAME: Tracey
SPOTTED: Toronto
OCCUPATION: Beauty Editor
-Loved her casual yet chic look.
-The grey layering of her t-shirts and sweater
-Fun sparkle in her flats
-Jetset sunglasses
-Check to see if your hotel has quality toiletries, why pack extra if you don't have to?
Always pack a good lip gloss with a hint of colour. Current favorite includes Smashbox Limitless Long Wearing Lip Gloss
-The other beauty essential is Rosebud Salve. It really is the swiss army knife of your make-up kit. Use it on your lips, dry skin or even to treat a pimple. Another tip is to add a small amount to your cheeks for an evening look

Sunday, May 2, 2010

colour theory

Paint company Dulux, has launched an amazing international project called Let's Colour.
The program is run by volunteers who go into grey and drab neighborhoods and literally freshen them up with a fresh coat of paint! The transformations are amazing!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

openings: W Hollywood

The W Hollywood has been attracting lot's of celebs since it's opening in February! Some of the list include Natasha Bedingfield, Russell Brand, Katy Perry and Dave Navarro!

Hold your breath

No need to hold your breath wondering about another volcanic eruption. UK carrier Flybe, is offering their passengers insurance for just such an event for only £6.99 !


Taschen, one of my favorite book publishers has just released a fantastic new book. 2oth Century Travel: 100 years of Globe-Trotting Ads. It's a wonderful visual time line of how travel has changed and was marketed over the last century. A must for anyone with even a hint of wanderlust!