The Dragonfly Inn. Image by: Gilmore Girls wiki Source: ELLE Canada
If the sleepy Stars Hollow is your vacation inspiration, have we got the place for you: these five inns will make you feel just like you’re staying at The Dragonfly. (Lorelai, Sookie and Michel not included.)
1. SUMMERSIDE INN BED & BREAKFAST Summerside, Prince Edward Island
The Summerside Inn Credits: Summerside Inn B&B
This charming B&B looks like it was plucked right off the streets of Stars Hollow. The gorgeous blue historic house is complete with stained glass windows and a front sitting room perfect for people watching – although we're not sure you'll spy anyone as entertaining as Kirk.
The bustling seaside town is equally as enchanting. Key attractions include the Harbourfront Theatre, a ton of historical sites and a lineup of festivals on the boardwalk. And as a bonus, if you want to pull a Lorelai/Wild moment and decide to take up hiking, the Confederation Trail passes right through town.
Rooms start at $120 per night.
The Summer room. Credits: Summerside Inn Bed & Breakfast
2. LADY MACDONALD COUNTRY INN Canmore, Alberta
The Lady Macdonald Country Inn. Credits: Lady Macdonald Country Inn
The mountains in the background are the only giveaway that you're in Alberta, not Connecticut. The front of this two-storey inn looks exactly like The Dragonfly (except for maybe the colour) and it has a living room that we’re pretty sure could have doubled for the Gilmore’s house.
Life in Canmore is all about the outdoors – it's located in Banff National Park – so think hiking, biking, skiing, wildlife. (Luke would love it.)
Rooms start at $145 per night.
The Lady Macdonald common area. Credits: Lady Macdonald Country Inn
3. HISTORIC DAVY HOUSE BED & BREAKFAST Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Historic Davy House Bed & Breakfast Inn. Credits: Historic Davy House Bed & Breakfast Inn
We don't ever find out where Luke and Lorelai go on their honeymoon, but the Historic Davy House with its lush gardens and gorgeous front porch would certainly be a romantic choice. Included with your stay is a gourmet breakfast made in a kitchen that Sookie would be proud to call her own.
And if you think the B&B is charming, just wait until you see the rest of town — not even Emily would be able to resist exploring the area's many wineries, food tours, local boutiques and the beloved Shaw Festival.
Rooms start at $159 per night.
The Davy House B&B kitchen. Credits: Historic Davy House Bed & Breakfast Inn
4. PHOENIX HOUSE BED & BREAKFAST Stettler, Alberta
Phoenix House Bed & Breakfast. Credits: Phoenix House Bed & Breakfast
This century home is the ideal jump-off point for all of the attractions in Stettler, including provincial parks, historical sites and community events like the annual Art Walk celebrating local artists. (Could you get more Stars Hollow?) For those looking for a loungey vacay, there's always the White Sands beach on Buffalo Lake.
Rooms start at $100 per night.
The Phoenix House living room. Credits: Phoenix House Bed & Breakfast
5. COLBY HOUSE BED & BREAKFAST Sydney, Nova Scotia
Colby House Bed & Breakfast. Credits: Colby House Bed & Breakfast
You may not be able to smell snow like Lorelai, but surely you can imagine how cozy it would be to stay at Colby House in the middle of winter. (I mean, the MacDonald room is so gorgeous with its antique furniture and fireplace mantle that you would think Michel had a hand in the decorating.)
Once here, you'll find that this seaside town has something for everyone: walking tours, a miner's museum, a craft & design center, and the world's largest fiddle. Taylor Doose would be so proud.
Rooms start at $125 per night.
The MacDonald Room. Credits: Colby House Bed & Breakfast
The cast of The Walking Dead.
Spoiler alerts ahead.
Steven Yeun, who plays Glenn on The Walking Dead, is having a much better 2016 than his character.
The actor married his longtime love, Joana Pak, in Los Angeles last weekend and, according to E! News, the couple is expecting their first child together. There's been no confirmation from the pair yet, but in the meantime, here's an adorable photo Yeun posted of his wife on Instagram on their wedding day.
Joana's sister also posted a photo of the happy couple.
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A look from Khaite's resort 2017 collection.
Although Alessandro Michele makes a compelling case for more-is-more, some of us will always be drawn to restrained, clean designs. These labels are proving that minimal style doesn't have to boring or unimaginative.
This LA-based label shows that minimalism and ruffles aren't mutually exclusive. Everything is crafted from deadstock vintage fabrics, giving the clothes a nostalgic feel.
For those of you who prefer your bikini free of palm fronds and hibiscus blooms, there's Aussie brand Matteau Swim, known for basic maillots and high-waisted swim bottoms in a palette of black, grey and white.
Launched this year by Catherine Holstein, Khaite is a balance of the masculine and feminine. Fans of the capsule wardrobe concept will find that pieces in the line, from structured shirt dresses to fitted denim, compliment one another perfectly.
Alnea Farahbella's label Toit Volant is made in the USA with a commitment to sustainable sourcing and manufacturing practices. The pre-spring 2017 collection is full of reworked takes on shirting, like this striped jumpsuit with a high collar.
This Montreal-based label keeps production local (the clothes are sewn in Montreal and some of the fabrics are printed in North America) and its ethos is similar to most of the other brands in this list: to let the individual add personality to the clothes.
Another L.A. brand with a dedication to North American manufacturing and sustainability, 5-year-old Shaina Mote is known for architectural, un-adorned basics and fluid silhouettes. If you could live your life without ever donning a polka dot or cheery stripe, the neutral colours in this line are made for you.
Founded by Tokyo-to-L.A. transplants Alexander Yamaguchi and Momoko Suzuki, brand Black Crane is an edgier, more street-wise take on minimalism – think cocoon dresses and wrap trousers with subtle origami and kimono inspiration.