The 10 Coolest Places to Sleep in Canada

As Canadians around the country celebrate our beautiful nation's birthday, we thought we would show you some of the craziest, weirdest, most beautiful places around the country where you can spend the night!

1. Hotel de Glace – Valcartier, QC

2. Chateau Lake Louise – Lake Louise, AB

3. Yurts in Algonquin Park – Ontario


 

4. Free Spirit Spheres - Qualicum Beach, BC

5. Vancouver Aquarium – Vancouver, BC

6. Ottawa Jail Hostel– Ottawa, ON

7. Around the Sea Rotating House- North Rustico, PEI

8. Teepees at the Goldenwood Lodge – Golden, BC

 9. Luxury Camping at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort – Tofino, BC

10. Making Waves Boatel – Toronto, ON

 

bedface 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

Finding and giving gifts this holiday season doesn’t have to be a harried nightmare, but feeling an edge of panic at a rapidly filling December social calendar, means it’s only natural that you’d want to get ahead of the game. Here at bedface, we want to ensure your festive joy to festive stress ratio is weighted a little more towards the joy side, so we’ve put together this holiday gift guide to smooth the way. Below, you’ll find handy suggestions that range from quick, versatile stocking stuffers to more luxurious stand alone items – that anyone on your ‘nice’ list will be sure to love. All of these gifts are available for under $200!

For room royalty

Whether you’re dropping hints to your significant other that it’s time to invest in your space or know someone who just loves to sleep in, give the gift of relaxation and calm.

  1. Escents - Lotus Aroma Diffuser Bundle ; $90
    Aromatherapy has long been used to aid with sleep and mood issues, making this an essential and functional item for anyone in the midst of hibernating this winter.

  1. bedface - Ola Volo Artist Series Duvet Cover ; $109
    Turn your bed into a piece of art with this duvet cover drawn by Canadian Artist Ola Volo. Her drawing were used for the cover of Artslandia magazine then transposed onto our duvet covers. 

For the Outdoorsy

  1. Kent Street Apparel - Merde Il Pleut Umbrella; $44
    It's time to put some humor in those stormy winter days. Lighten up your friend's rainy day with a Merde Il Pleut (Translated from French - Shit It's Raining) Umbrella from Kent Street Apparel. Available in 3 Colours. 

 

Ever seen a sweatshirt so long you can just cuddle up in it? Perfect for those cold nights at the cabin or the couch, the Hypno Slash Thuggie (and all of the other Thuggies products) will keep you looking good with your pants on or off ;)

 
Meet the strongest and most versatile jeans on the market. Their proprietary Extreme Stretch denim makes you look good at a rock climbing gym or a dinner party. We've been wearing ours around the office and haven't taken them off for weeks.

     

    For the stocking stuffers: 

    Looking for easy gifts that suit many people on your list? Buying cool things first and deciding who they’ll go to later? Here are a few neat items that do just the trick.

    6. iphone case; $16.99
    Help them jazz up and personalize their phone with a creative phone case. Show you’ve been paying attention to their current interests or introduce them to an artist you think they’ll enjoy. We personally love this ‘I’d rather be sleeping’ model from Milkyway because we’d really truly honestly rather be sleeping right now.

       

       

      7. Thuggies - 12-Pack of Chuggies; $54.99
      Do you have a few beer lovers in your family? Here is the perfect stocking stuffer for them! A hoodie for your beer, with a full insulator inside to keep your beers nice and cold!

        Chuggies by Thuggies

        For the kids:

        Delight the little ones in your life with cute winter clothes and splashes of bright colour.

        8. Identity House & Home - Little Lumberjack Toddler Toggle Coat; $78-128
        The youngsters will look effortlessly stylish and adorable bundled up in one of these re-purposed vintage blanket coats, handmade in trendy East Vancouver.

          9. Thuggies - Thugglet; only $44.99
          Help the cool kids get even cooler with an outrageously long hoodie they’ll never want to take off. Now they don't have to wear pants around the house or after swimming lessons.

             

            Happy shopping!

            #breakfastinbedface Contest Winners

            Steaming cups of coffee. Perfectly steeped tea. Seasonal fruits. Stacks of pancakes. Sizzling fry-ups. Baked goods fresh out of the oven. Mmmmmmm. Few things conjure such shared joy as breakfast foods and for many, the height of indulgence is carving out a slice of time to relax with breakfast in bed.

            Recently, we challenged some of our favourite food bloggers to cozy up with their bedface sheets, whip up their ultimate breakfast in bed, and share the process with us. The results were beyond what we could have hoped for! Over the last few weeks we’ve been teasing some of the entries via social media, but we’re now delighted to announce winners of the 2016  #breakfastinbedface competition.

            First place:

            Annie Chu of Chu on This

            Blog post: Attempting the Art of Breakfast in Bed

            Recipe: Blueberry Oatmeal Cups

            Annie’s gorgeous photos and ruminations on what makes ‘the idea of breakfast in bed so enticing’ made her post a stand out. She provided an engagingly written story complete with laugh out loud relatable humour. Her practical breakfast looked beautiful and yummy against her sheets. We loved how she spoke to the history and etiquette of breakfast and bed with honesty and curiosity. Congratulations Annie!

            Runners up:

            Nat & Tim Harris of A Cook Not Mad

            Blog Post: Breakfast in Bedface

            Recipe: Blackberry Ricotta French Toast with Blackberry Honey

            Nat and Tim masterfully brought their blog post together around the colour blue. With talk of changing seasons and impending hibernation, the wintery hue was a great choice. The attention to detail in matching the breakfast display to sheets made for wonderfully eye-catching, memorable photos. Enough to make anyone want to jump right into bed and tuck in!

            Dennis & May Pang of Pangcouver

            Blog Post: Breakfast in Bed with @bedfacesheets bed sheets | #bedface

            Recipe: Bacon and eggs, cranberry/orange scone, avocado toast, fig toast with ricotta and honey, yogurt and granola.

            Hard not to drool when looking at this photo, right? Not only did the Pang’s show off a range of tempting tastes but their love of creating and enjoying meals together made for an engaging post. Their young family’s slow morning weekend routine was wonderful to read about and captured the spirit of breakfast in bed.

            Congratulations to the runners up!

            It was an absolute pleasure to read through such creative and diverse blog entries. We’d be remiss not to share other notable mentions.

            The Healthy Foodie’s poached egg crispy quinoa cake brought gourmet decadence into the mix with a fine dining style experience.  

            A Certain Romance used the name of her sleep set as inspiration for her Sunny Side Up Mango Green Smoothie to great effect and reminded us that you don’t have to *like* mornings to start them right!

            Raincouver Beauty’s avocado sleep set and avocado + egg breakfast sandwich combination resulted in drool worthy comfort food.

            Peas & Peonies brought warmth and sweetness to the changing seasons with autumn flavours in her Pistachio Caramel Apple Butter Pancakes. Dessert for breakfast? We like your style!

            Thank you to all the bloggers for participating in #breakfastinbedface. We now have more than enough encouragement to start brainstorming in the kitchen, and every excuse to defend slow mornings and quiet starts. Back to bed it is!