The Sunday Post - La Belle Sirene

The Sunday Post

Sunday, June 08, 2014

On Wednesday, I went to see the grand opening of the Royal Connaught Hotel in Hamilton. This hotel is a huge piece of Hamilton history, it was built in 1916 but has been abandoned for the last 10 years! After a few months of secret construction it has reopened to be used for condominiums, and it is a big step in bringing life back to the downtown core. I loved that they paid homage to the hotel's past with these models. 

Earlier on Wednesday, my mum and my friend Heather came over and we chatted and drank plenty of tea. It was a really nice way to spend a sunny afternoon.

One super exciting moment this week, was the construction of my new coffee table! I really enjoy thrifted and vintage pieces of furniture and my apartment is full of them but I had a glass coffee table that didn't really fit in. I'd been planning to build a new table from scratch but one day I stumbled across the top to a really old circular table and fell in love. After some help from my amazing mum, we managed to remove the bracing and extra bits of wood from the bottom and placed it onto the iron base of my old coffee table. Voila! The perfect rustic piece to finish off the living room! 

On Saturday I went down to check out the Dundas Buskerfest with Heather and the lovely Sharon from UndertheBlush. We had an amazing time checking out some awesome buskers  and even got a little shopping in. By the end, we were all exhausted but it was well worth it! Expect a post soon about this awesome event!

How was your week? 

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  1. Sounds like a lovely week - oh and I love the table x

  2. Check out that awesome sunburn. Haha
    I had a lovely time as well! :) can't wait for fashion week!

    xo Sharon |

  3. I saw quite a bit of action on social media about the hotel reopening. I think it's fantastic. All my family is from Hamilton and Ancaster, and I hate how a lot of the history is slowly disappearing (at least they still have the Ancaster Old Mill though). Hamilton needs some more classy joints, am I right?

    1. I love the Ancaster Old Mill! I totally agree, it is really sad but at the same time there are so many buildings being restored and we are so lucky to live in an area that still has those buildings!


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