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Health benefits of eating chocolate blog post by Room 2046 cafe shop studio Toronto Canada

Chocolate Cravings: 5 Health Benefits of Chocolate

Chocolate is the ultimate comfort food with a magical ability to improve your day with a single bite. Although it seems too good to be true, scientists are now finding evidence that chocolate, and particularly dark chocolate, does have beneficial effects on the body. We decided to investigate this further, and found five reasons why you should indulge in a sweet treat from Room 2046.

July 17, 2017 by Rachel C
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Mid-Century modern furniture blog post from Room 2046 cafe shop studio Toronto Canada

Mid-Century Modern Design: Eames and Tolix Marais Chairs

Mid-century modernism is a movement encompassing a style of architecture, furniture, and graphic design that dominated the middle of the 20th century. Perfectly exemplifying mid-century modern furniture, the Eames and Tolix Marais chairs have become synonymous with this design movement. These styles are still sought after today, due to both their iconic look and influential history.
Summer entertaining host and hostess gifts blog post available from Room 2046 cafe shop studio Toronto Canada

Summer Entertaining: Host & Hostess Gifts

Summer is the ideal time for entertaining, and being a good guest is as important as being a good host. You don't want to show up to any party empty handed, but a generic bottle of wine or bouquet of flowers will likely be forgotten by the end of the night. Read on to see some of our favourite ways to show your appreciation to your hosts and ensure you snag an invite to the next party all-in-one.  
Summer entertaining blog post dinner party by Room 2046 cafe shop studio Toronto Canada

Summer Entertaining Must-Haves

Canada Day and the Fourth of July have come and gone, and I think it is safe to say summer is officially in full swing. As the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, the season for backyard barbecues, pool parties, and dinner parties is upon us. These summer entertaining must-haves will ensure that your summer bash is lively, polished and relaxing.
July 05, 2017 by Rachel C
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Summer Summerhill Station Rosedale Toronto Neighbourhood Tour Blog Post by Room 2046 cafe shop studio

Take A Tour Of Our Neighbourhood: A Guide To Summerhill/Rosedale

The Room 2046 store is lucky enough to be based in the Summerhill/Rosedale area of Toronto, Canada. The stretch of Yonge Street from St Clair to Rosedale subway stations is full of shops, restaurants and businesses, making it an ideal part of the city to wander around and explore. Come along for a tour of some of our favourite spots in our neighbourhood!
Room 2046 Room Service curated gift box set cafe shop studio Toronto Canada

Room 2046 Presents: Room Service

Between birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, and the countless other gift-giving occasions throughout the year, finding meaningful presents for the important people in your life can be overwhelming. Thankfully, Room 2046 has come to the rescue with Room Service, a seamless and easy alternative to gift baskets!

June 03, 2017 by Rachel C
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Film stills from Moonlight by Barry Jenkins and Wong Kar-Wai's In the Mood for Love

Room 2046 Namesake Continues to Inspire

A frequently asked question in Room 2046 is the origin of the shop/café/studio's name. Although we joke about there always being two thousand and forty-six items in the store, when in fact it is a reference to the works of Wong Kar-wai.
The Myers-Briggs-Inspired Holiday Gift Guide

The Myers-Briggs-Inspired Holiday Gift Guide

This holiday, how about selecting those special gifts according to your loved ones' personality types? Inspired by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), the questionnaire designed to assess psychological preferences in how people perceive and experience the world, this fun guide is organized by the four dichotomies central to the theory.
November 27, 2015 by Kumala Nio
From Pen to Pitchfork: An Aquaintence with Farmers' Welsh Lavender

From Pen to Pitchfork: An Aquaintence with Farmers' Welsh Lavender

Canadian Nancy Durham began her career shift from journalist to farmer through a £1,000 farming grant that afforded the cultivation of several thousand lavender plants on her farm in South East Wales. With its unique terroir at 1100 feet, her lands’ rich red soil is described as having a slightly “nutty scent,” affecting the aromatic characteristics of the robustly fragranced lavender in her brand, Farmers’.  
November 24, 2015 by Kumala Nio