Fitness by Jacflash’s FIRST Women’s Fitness and Nutrition workshop!

I am beyond excited and thankful for all who participated in my FIRST #fitnessbyjacflash women’s fitness and nutrition workshop! We had 40 incredible women who attended- I am overwhelmed by the response for these workshops- we SOLD OUT all 40 tickets in less than 3 hours!

Sunday’s workshop included a total body circuit workout with one of my favourite trainers Lara Marquez (@lara.marq.fit) and a discussion with the incredible holistic nutritionist Ashleigh Norris (@thesoulfulsprout) who discussed the connection of brain/mood and gut health.

There was endless goodies supplied by @greenhousejuice, @impactkitchen, @broyaliving, @tonicakombucha, @lakantocanada, @sundayorganictan, @sapsuckerh2o, @genuinehealth, @onelife_meals and more!

Check out some more photos of how it went below and make sure to share and hashtag #fitnessbyjacflash!
Because of it’s huge success I am going to make this Sunday workshop with Lara a weekly, beginning on the 28th and I will be branching out to work with different trainers and speakers for a weekday, evening workshop as well!
Please email me jaclyn@jacflash.net if you are interested in attending the next one and visit www.fitnessbyjacflash.com and my instagram @jaclyngenovese to stay posted on future events.
Now let’s get STRONG together!!!!

GET FRESH x PUMA Pop Up

Spaces by Jacflash was so happy to design the Pop Up shop for the reveal of Get Fresh and Puma collaboration shoe. Toronto’s fashion scene is quickly escalating to one of the most influential cities in the world. Get Fresh was recognized by Puma because of their resilience and drive to be positive role models.   

The owner of Get Fresh, Jebril Jalloh says, “This collaboration is bigger than me. It’s for us, it’s for Toronto. It is for everyone that has a dream to do what they love.”

We took the concept behind this shoe and replicate it in the design. From the entrance to the back of the space, every design element tells a story of how Get Fresh got to where it is today. Incorporating urban elements from the same era of the journey like shoes on a wire, license plates, cassette tapes, and a 90s TV.

Our favourite part of the final result was how the limited budget worked in our favour. Materials and previously used items that would for some, not be thought of as usable, actually work together with simplicity and co ordination to create an overall show stopping event.

The faux rooms were designed to look like 3D pop-up cards, representing each shoe. The rooms with a series of license plates, and cassette tapes represent when Jebril sold clothes and mixed tapes out of his car to make rent. These nostalgic elements are disguised in the same colour as the room, but still stand out because of there texture and signature shape.

 

The 90s Toshiba Television plays the Get Fresh fashion show from Toronto Fashion Week on a loop, reflecting how the past directly plays out the present. We painted this the same off-white as one of the shoes, and layered white skids to support it.

Instagram plays such a huge part in Toronto’s social scene, this is why we wanted to create a lot of seating areas that could not only be used for trying on your sneaker size, but also as photo-ops. The row of colour coordinated chairs are ‘lit up’ from a modern light pendant, in burgundy and almond colours. Staged in front of full length mirrors, this is a perfect spot to shop, and take a picture. 

Finishing Details

As this project in downtown Toronto comes to a close, we want to talk about the simple elements and accessories that we believe make the space truly unique and extravagant.

We chose to have all gold fixtures and hardware in the master suite to stand out and act as the bathroom jewelry against the almost monochromatic tile and vanity. All fixtures were custom made by Rubinet – they have so many finish options and and a great reputation for being good quality. The handle profile we went with is a modern cross lever, paired with a rounded arched neck. The look of these fixtures is really simple and contemporary. Even the toilet paper holder is gold!

Throughout the entire house we chose to update all of the main level potlights and added the same ones to the second level as well. All LED Halo lights in a cool tone to brighten up this older home. However, we did add one feature wall sconce between the two vanity mirrors. This antique was found during the reno and immediately became one of our biggest inspiration pieces for this design.

In the shower we did a herringbone pattern with the 2″ x 12″ marble tile in a honed finish. If you want this look for a cheaper price, ask your supplier to cut a 12″x12″ tile into 6 pieces. These skinny tiles are extremely fragile, so make sure to order more than required! This tile was the accent strip for the tile north wall and floor. We were able to use a linear shower grate at one side so this tile was usable on the floor, instead of having a slope on all sides with a centered drain. The main tile is a 12″x24″ porcelain tile to look like carrara marble – at a fraction of the cost.

Downstairs in the living and dining area, we have all white walls with black accents. By adding windows on either side of the original arch it makes the two spaces feel more connected and open. These matte black frame windows were custom made and designed by yours truly.

Because we were having these windows custom made, we asked the manufacturer to also make a few accent pieces like this fire log holder and towel rack in the same matte black metal. We absolutely love the way the warm tones of the wood tie in with the fireplace mantel and original doors. The same metal is repeated for the master bathroom shower and water closet enclosures.

 

Glamorous Condo

Our client is the owner of a PR company in downtown Toronto. She wanted to create a space that was sophisticated and inviting, but definitely with a feminine touch. We had a good budget to work with, but we tried not to go overboard in order to get the biggest impact.

    

The condo itself had great bones to work with. It has a good size, open concept living area and master suite. Hardwood floors throughout and lots of natural light gave it huge potential to be beautiful.

 

The key with condo living, is to maximize every piece that you put in to make sure every piece is also functional. When renovating a small space, it is important to use every square inch that you have available. Storage was huge for our client. Woman have a lot of clothes, and Cheryl was no exception. We displayed some of her favourite fashion finds, but also gave her more storage in her new TV console, and open shelving. The backdrop for the open shelves is a subtle marble wallpaper on one wall as a competing element with the large windows both other walls.

 

Sometimes condo-sized furniture actually makes a small space look smaller, so we chose a full size, slightly curved couch from Elte, in a grey lilac velour. We paired a smaller marble coffee table with a Mongolian fur stool to coincide with the scale of the couch, but also has the option of more seating.

 

The bedroom is one of our favourite girly, textural, and glamorous spaces that we have designed so far. We have a gold bed frame that has clean modern lines, with a lower headboard to not draw attention to the lower ceilings. Having a queen sized bed allowed for two large night stands that don’t necessarily match, but have equal presence. The custom made neon sign and framed photograph from House Eleven, accompanied with the white brick wallpaper tone down the femininity to give a more urban feel.

Spaces by Jacflash was very fortunate to have this project displayed on West Elm Toronto’s Instagram! Check it out here >> West Elm Instagram