Archive | May, 2007

COOKBOOKS, FOOD + DRINK | May 30, 2007 | by Kim Vallee

Book review: Dishing with style has all the ingredients for easy entertaining

Book review: Dishing with style has all the ingredients for easy entertaining

I received Dishing with style by Rori Trovato for my birthday from a modish girl friend and her husband. She knows that I prefer cooking books with lots of beautiful pictures. I am visual girl after all. I read the book this morning. Wow, Dishing with style fits like a glove into my entertaining philosophy. [...]

ENTERTAINING, PARTY ideas + decor | May 29, 2007 | by Kim Vallee

Recycling the best wedding details from m. writes for an alumni reunion

Recycling the best wedding details from m. writes for an alumni reunion

  My husband and I both have our alumni meetings one week apart. He will go to his high school reunion. Mine is with my fellow friends of the actuarial department of Concordia University. Before I became a designer, I was surrounded with probabilities and expected values. I got tired of it pretty quickly due [...]

BABY showers, ENTERTAINING | May 28, 2007 | by Kim Vallee

Men-only Baby shower + Father’s Day Gift Idea: Dad Diaper Bags

Men-only Baby shower + Father’s Day Gift Idea: Dad Diaper Bags

The newest trends towards men-only baby shower party and the even more popular parent baby shower party has contributed to the popularity of the dad diaper bag in the wish list. Modern dads take care of their babies. But& men do not want to be seen with a female design diaper bag. So why not [...]

ENTERTAINING, EVERYDAY entertaining | May 27, 2007 | by Kim Vallee

David Rocco’s Dolce Vitae soundtrack hits the stores June 12th, 2007

David Rocco’s Dolce Vitae soundtrack hits the stores June 12th, 2007

Fans of this cute Canadian-Italian male will be pleased to learn that a David Rocco’s Dolce Vitae CD will be available in stores across Canada June 12th, 2007. If you get the deluxe CD, you get is over 50 pages of photos from the TV series, 17 track hits and selected featured recipes. The standard [...]

FAMILY, KIDS rooms

May 26, 2007 | by Kim

Kids’ rooms are a part of better...

Kids’ rooms are a part of better entertaining

The first rule when you having guests over at your house is to have a clean, well presented house. On the style [...]

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CAKES + desserts, FOOD + DRINK

May 24, 2007 | by Kim

Whimsical wedding cake toppers by Weddingstar

Whimsical wedding cake toppers by Weddingstar

I want to share a smile or two with you. This is not really about at home entertaining but we are around [...]

HOME + GARDEN, OUTDOOR space

May 24, 2007 | by Kim

Stock up the essentials for voguish beach...

Stock up the essentials for voguish beach parties

This hot and sunny day inspired me to write about party essentials around the pool or at a lake. I am taking [...]

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ENTERTAINING, PARTY ideas + decor

May 23, 2007 | by Kim

How to cheer up a monochromatic tabletop?

How to cheer up a monochromatic tabletop?

I said it before but let me repeat the principles behind successful design. What you need to do is to create several [...]

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HOME + GARDEN, OUTDOOR space

May 21, 2007 | by Kim

Having a small lot is not an excuse for not...

Having a small lot is not an excuse for not designing your outdoor space

The outdoor season is finally here. I can safely claim that most of the people living in the north side of North [...]

FOOD + DRINK, RECIPES + menus

May 18, 2007 | by Kim

A little talk about what I am working on

A little talk about what I am working on

  Brunch is one of my favorite meals because it fits my lifestyle during the week ends. This extract from Wikipedia nicely puts [...]

ENTERTAINING, PAPER goods

May 17, 2007 | by Kim

An ode to stylish presentation by Papered...

An ode to stylish presentation by Papered Together

Your mom may have told you that look does not count, but in reality it is not true. People judge you on [...]

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ENTERTAINING, PARTY ideas + decor

May 15, 2007 | by Kim

Take a look at my birthday’s decorations

Take a look at my birthday’s decorations

I was born on a Mother’s Day. My husband organized last Friday a fabulous dinner party with 10 of our friends to [...]

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