Valletta Vintage \ Valletta \ Malta

Valletta Vintage is a seriously stylish collection of five studio apartments spread across three historic buildings in Valletta and Birgu, adorned with an eclectic mix of mainly vintage finds, complemented by bespoke and contemporary pieces. Owner-architect Chris Briffa’s passion for art and design comes across in each themed apartment. The Atelier (formerly Chris’s architect studio), The Gallery and The Library Room are housed in a restored 18th century limestone building by Fort St Elmo. Each features a unique charm, but we loved our Library Room, with its traditional Maltese balcony, hammock, architect’s steel desk, Philippe Starck lighting and potted plants. Lovers of all things vintage will appreciate the hip Retro Pad, a one-bedroom maisonette with beautifully restored furniture and designer pieces.

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Dar Beida \ Private House Rental \ Essaouira

Built in the 18th century and constructed in traditional Moroccan style, the house is located in the center of Essaouira, a seaside town about 2 hrs from Marrakech. Lovingly restored and subtly decorated the rooms are spacious yet tranquil, providing a cool retreat from the outside world. Visit this website for more rental info.

Le Marche St George / Vancouver

Nestled in a charming Vancouver neighborhood in the Mount Pleasant area, Le Marche St. George is tastefully manicured apartment ornamented with family heirlooms and exquisite art pieces. Only the owner, Janaki, a former Emily Carr student and set designer, could make this creation look so effortless. The stunning one bedroom apartment is located above her incredibly quaint shop, which sells a tasteful selection of local goods and organic produce, delicious coffees, artisan pieces and a beautiful collection of worldy wares. With its rustic European feel, it's easy to spend hours combing the shelves and savoring the delicious treats. 

Rented on a weekly and monthly basis, the apartment is currently booked until January 2015.

Images courtesy of Le Marche St George