It promises to be a doozie of a sale, so big it will take three days to clear out the contents of Toronto’s Four Seasons Hotel. And just my luck, the thing I want most will be sold on the day I’m moving. Would you buy a used bed in this era of rampant bed bugs? I have to admit I’m toying with the idea since I discovered that some of those beds are by Hästens, a mattress I have coveted since the moment I discovered them. A friend who got a sneak peak at the sale over the weekend mentioned that some of the beds have never been used and are being sold in their original packaging. How dreamy.
There’s no telling, of course, how high bidding will go on these beds which retail for around $10,000. I may have to arrange for a proxy bidder. And yes, there’s plenty more going under the hammer than just bedroom furniture: flat screen TVs, top-of-the-line kitchen equipment, doors, paneling, Murano chandeliers and sconces, bars, fitness equipment, chairs, tables, lamps, you get the idea. The sale will be held at the hotel (60 Yorkville Avenue) May 31 – June 2 with previews happening May 29 and 30 from 9 am – 4 pm. I’ll be there.