Archive | July, 2007

HOME + GARDEN, MODERN architecture | July 31, 2007 | by Kim Vallee

Trend report: Pod living by Jade Jagger calls for stress-free entertaining

Trend report: Pod living by Jade Jagger calls for stress-free entertaining

What is interesting about the Pod living concept is really the fact that you can quickly hide your mess by just closing the doors. It works like a charm if you suddenly have the urge to host a cocktail party at your place. When you watch the media you feel that a key feature of [...]

FAMILY, KIDS party | July 30, 2007 | by Kim Vallee

Boys and Girls birthday party themes by Pottery Barn Kids

Boys and Girls birthday party themes by Pottery Barn Kids

If you have ever shop at Pottery Barn Kids, you know that the store is all about creating cute and almost fairytale environments for your children. With all the fun kid accessories in the store, it is easy to design a theme birthday party if you shop there. Because their staff is fully aware that [...]

BABY showers, CAKES + desserts, FAMILY, FOOD + DRINK, KIDS party | July 30, 2007 | by Kim Vallee

Be the queen of cupcakes in time for your next kid birthday party

Be the queen of cupcakes in time for your next kid birthday party

We are seeing the popularity of cupcakes at birthday parties, baby showers and even as wedding cakes. The Cupcake wave caught Montreal over the last twelve months with the opening of several cupcake shops; we had none before. We are more used to the taste of French pastries here. So we may judge cupcakes from [...]

GIFT IDEAS, Gifts for HER | July 29, 2007 | by Kim Vallee

Running errands in style with the Oktak bags that are now on sale

Running errands in style with the Oktak bags that are now on sale

I usually suggest kitchenware as hostess gift ideas. But etiquette does not rule out bringing something else. If you are staying for the weekend at a friend house, you can give her something more personal. Magazine bags, tote bags and wallets will thrill the fashionista and the ones that like to be organized. I received [...]

COOKING tools, FOOD + DRINK

July 27, 2007 | by Kim

My new Friday’s night column: Small...

My new Friday’s night column: Small points on my notebook 2007.07.27

Starting now, my Friday’s night post will be about the little things I bookmarked through the week on my notebook. Things that [...]

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ENTERTAINING, PARTY ideas + decor

July 27, 2007 | by Kim

Wonderful party supplies at Cox and Cox

Wonderful party supplies at Cox and Cox

I am a North American girl who dreams of living her old days in a small and charming European village. I am [...]

COCKTAILS + wine, FOOD + DRINK

July 26, 2007 | by Kim

Surubaotini: the best raspberry martini in...

Surubaotini: the best raspberry martini in the universe

My husband, Jerome Paradis, created this recipe after I told him about the Surubao drink that I saw on David Rocco’s Dolce [...]

COCKTAILS + wine, FOOD + DRINK

July 26, 2007 | by Kim

My list of must-have bar tools

My list of must-have bar tools

Cocktails are a big part of at home entertaining. Before you can aspire to become a mixologist, you need to start with [...]

ENTERTAINING, PAPER goods

July 25, 2007 | by Kim

Personalized avatars invade the social...

Personalized avatars invade the social stationery market at PosePrints.com

Personalization is hot these days. Social stationery does not escape this trend. The mother and daughter team of PosePrints.com launched a new [...]

HOME + GARDEN, HOME decor

July 25, 2007 | by Kim

The raw organic style viewed through Blue...

The raw organic style viewed through Blue Nature furniture

Following my last week trend report on raw material, I noticed that July-August 2007 issue of French Elle Décoration published several articles [...]

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COOKING tools, FOOD + DRINK

July 25, 2007 | by Kim

No more guesswork about the age of leftovers...

No more guesswork about the age of leftovers with DaysAgo

I went to DemoCamp Montreal 3 tonight. Jerome, my husband, presented one of his software creations. That is why I am so [...]

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FOOD + DRINK, TABLEWARE

July 24, 2007 | by Kim

Housewarming and Hostess gift ideas: Tea...

Housewarming and Hostess gift ideas: Tea towels on etsy

Beautiful tea towels are a little indulgence. If you let them hang around your kitchen, even your everyday dish cloths must look [...]

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