Archive | September, 2007

ENTERTAINING, TABLETOP | September 30, 2007 | by Kim Vallee

3 blogs and a mood board – 2007.09.29 edition, part 1

3 blogs and a mood board – 2007.09.29 edition, part 1

This week I made two boards. The first one celebrates autumn at the cottage. It reminds me of the spectacular views delivered by the Canadian forests at this time of the year. 1 | Hostess with the Mostess for New stuff at Zanisa These natural slate boards available at Zanisa become markers. Little wooden pegs [...]

CAKES + desserts, ENTERTAINING | September 29, 2007 | by Kim Vallee

Hosting a party for a cause with the Sprinkles Pink Ribbon strawberry cupcakes

Hosting a party for a cause with the Sprinkles Pink Ribbon strawberry cupcakes

If you wish to create awareness for a cause, throwing a party around your cause is a great idea. For the fight against Breast Cancer, you can plan a dessert buffet or a tea party in the afternoon with your girlfriends. I fell in love with the cute cupcakes by Sprinkles Cupcakes a few months [...]

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

Doing the dishes: a simple pleasure at a dinner party

Doing the dishes: a simple pleasure at a dinner party

A mingling ritual at casual parties is certainly doing the dishes. Cleaning the dishes comes in play before and after a party. So it works best when the host is prepared. I compiled my top three tips to best distribute the work load. 1 | Do not accumulate before the party Clean all the dishes [...]

ENTERTAINING, HOLIDAY decorations | September 25, 2007 | by Kim Vallee

How to plan a Victorian Gothic feast for Halloween?

How to plan a Victorian Gothic feast for Halloween?

Halloween is a celebration for kids but grownups can have their fun too. Instead of a typical party costume party, why not organize a Victorian Gothic bash this year? Everyone can dress up nicely. You can host a formal dinner or opt for the food station formula. The 2007 October issue of Martha Stewart’s Living [...]

HOME + GARDEN, HOME decor

September 24, 2007 | by Kim

A small boutique in Montreal carries the...

A small boutique in Montreal carries the chandeliers by Incidence

With the popularity of my post about the Plexiglas chandeliers by Incidence, the search for retailers goes on. My search was in [...]

ENTERTAINING, TABLETOP

September 24, 2007 | by Kim

Let the art of Paula Scaletta set the tone of...

Let the art of Paula Scaletta set the tone of your party

The eco-friendly girl in me relies most of the time on linen napkins at dinner party. But I still stock some paper [...]

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ENTERTAINING, PAPER goods

September 23, 2007 | by Kim

3 blogs and a mood board – 2007.09.23...

3 blogs and a mood board – 2007.09.23 edition

Who said literacy has not place in party? This week’s mood board is about throwing Read & Write parties. You can host [...]

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DESIGN and style, LIVING

September 22, 2007 | by Kim

My 3 blogs and a mood board column is...

My 3 blogs and a mood board column is postponed until tomorrow

I have obligations this week-end so I have to postpone my story. I did the mood board this morning. You will not [...]

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HOME + GARDEN, KITCHEN design

September 21, 2007 | by Kim

Fit your kitchen to your entertaining style

bulthaup kitchen and dining room layout :: seating and table communications series by bulthaup

How do you do it? Simple, you start with the layout. Before you think about finishes and esthetic framework, it is best to [...]

ENTERTAINING, PAPER goods

September 21, 2007 | by Kim

Etsy watch | Artful recipe cards by etsy...

Etsy watch | Artful recipe cards by etsy seller pinkbathtub

I like collecting recipe cards. This is one of the things that you never seem to have enough. I try to find [...]

ENTERTAINING, PARTY ideas + decor

September 20, 2007 | by Kim

A space projector and three cool candle...

A space projector and three cool candle holders by UK Mathmos Lights

I came across Thaw by Mathmos Lights while reading The Notebook blog on Monday. This company from United Kingdom sells unique lightning [...]

ENTERTAINING, HOLIDAY decorations

September 19, 2007 | by Kim

The art of etched and carved pumpkins by...

The art of etched and carved pumpkins by Martha Stewart

The naive jack-o’-lantern of your childhood does not suffice anymore. Like everything else in life, Halloween decors took on a sophisticated trail. [...]

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