Archive | October, 2007

COOKING tools, FOOD + DRINK | October 31, 2007 | by Kim Vallee

Did you know that an AGA cooker is a green option?

Did you know that an AGA cooker is a green option?

The Classic enameled Aga has an interesting story. First this is the invention of Swedish Nobel Prize-winning physicist Gustaf Dalén for his wife. In 1932, the classic Agas became all British. They are produced in the central English town of Coalbrookdale. For your information, British call our range a cooker. What makes an Aga so [...]

ENTERTAINING, PARTY ideas + decor | October 30, 2007 | by Kim Vallee

A wonderful DIY take-away gift to wrap up a casual 5-service dinner party

A wonderful DIY take-away gift to wrap up a casual 5-service dinner party

This party favor is just adorable. I saw it on The Style Dept, a home decor show on HGTV Canada. Better yet, this DIY party favor is cheap and fast to create. It was used for an outdoor party but the Potted Herbs with a recipe card party favor can work in an interior setting. [...]

ENTERTAINING, FOOD + DRINK, HOLIDAY entertaining, RECIPES + menus | October 30, 2007 | by Kim Vallee

Homemade tricks and treats

Homemade tricks and treats

Go nuts with home cooked treats for your own Halloween party. All night long you will pass candies to the kids ringing at your door. But what about your family? I compiled a list of 3 treats that are easy to make the day of the event. Beware, your family will ask you to cook [...]

ENTERTAINING, TABLETOP | October 29, 2007 | by Kim Vallee

Colorful tableware objects are the best sellers at MOMA

Colorful tableware objects are the best sellers at MOMA

I talked to you earlier about the trends towards colors and baroque inspired motifs. Manufacturers and designers are pushing the looks they want us to adopt. But do people embark? So as a follow-up story to this week 3 blogs and a mood board, I went to verify if the cool crowd is really into [...]

COOKING tools, ENTERTAINING, FOOD + DRINK, HOME + GARDEN, HOME decor, TABLETOP

October 28, 2007 | by Kim

Vibrant colors in elegant pieces | 3 blogs...

Vibrant colors in elegant pieces | 3 blogs and a mood board – 2007.10.28 edition

Using colors is the easiest and the cheapest way to decorate a room or a table. The style, the shape and the [...]

ENTERTAINING, EVERYDAY entertaining, FOOD + DRINK, HOLIDAY entertaining, RECIPES + menus

October 28, 2007 | by Kim

Stylish Haunted House dinner party menu for...

Stylish Haunted House dinner party menu for grownups

You wish to have friends over on Halloween’s day, why not plan your gathering around a stylish haunted house affair? This elegant [...]

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ENTERTAINING, HOLIDAY entertaining

October 27, 2007 | by Kim

Extraordinary Halloween makeup artistries by...

Extraordinary Halloween makeup artistries by M·A·C

If you are invited to a Halloween party, you need a costume. You can rent one but the look is clichéd. If [...]

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ENTERTAINING, TABLETOP

October 26, 2007 | by Kim

A social plate fitted for wine stemware, soda...

A social plate fitted for wine stemware, soda cans and glasses

I shown you several mingle plates in the past. The one by Superior Devices is quite different than the others for two [...]

FOOD + DRINK, RECIPES + menus

October 26, 2007 | by Kim

A stylish potato, apple and camembert entree...

A stylish potato, apple and camembert entree cooked by La Tartine Gourmande

With the week-end at the corner, it is the perfect time to introduce this delicious entrée prepared with seasonal products. This recipe [...]

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October 26, 2007 | by Kim

Back to normal

Back to normal

We had a problem with our server around supper time yesterday. My blog was down for a few hours. My tech guy [...]

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ENTERTAINING, TABLETOP

October 25, 2007 | by Kim

How to dress up your table with bears and...

How to dress up your table with bears and moose?

We are right in the middle of the hunting season. In the Canada and the North of the United States, the colorful [...]

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ENTERTAINING, EVERYDAY entertaining

October 24, 2007 | by Kim

Minimize your environmental footprint with a...

Minimize your environmental footprint with a green party

The largest party season after the wedding season is about to begin. It is never too late to infuse green elements to [...]

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