Archive | November, 2007

FOOD + DRINK, RECIPES + menus | November 30, 2007 | by Kim Vallee

Winter Bar at Quays of the Old Port

Winter Bar at Quays of the Old Port

I had the chance to try out the Winter Bar before its official opening. Set under an illuminated canopy, the Winter Bar is a cool bar steps away from The Quays Skating Rink. This year, the design is even better than in the previous years. For the first time, the Winter Bar will be open [...]

ALL occasions, GIFT IDEAS | November 30, 2007 | by Kim Vallee

Double-Take: a retrospective of Bettina Forget’s paintings

Double-Take: a retrospective of Bettina Forget’s paintings

To make your dinner party more special, think about adding a little field trip. Tips on how to entertain your guests Visiting a small art exhibition in a private gallery forms an ideal activity because it does not take too long. They occur all the time so you get no problem finding one at the [...]

FOOD + DRINK, FOOD presentation, RECIPES + menus | November 30, 2007 | by Kim Vallee

Tastespotting watch | enRoute Best New Dining Trends

Tastespotting watch | enRoute Best New Dining Trends

This in-flight magazine for Air Canada always brings significant views on restaurants and the dining experience. It is clear that classics making a comeback are growing in importance. From the November 2007 issue, I am listing enRoute latest trends in dining: Tap Water Feist Tiny Restaurants with Tiny Menu Blackboard Menus – I am a [...]

GIFT IDEAS, Gift WRAP | November 29, 2007 | by Kim Vallee

Flickr watch | Vintage wrapping papers

Flickr watch | Vintage wrapping papers

Nicely wrapped gifts look more impressive. A friend told me that in the Japanese culture, the gift appearance is quite important because you are not supposed to open the gifts in front of everyone in their culture. I think they missing out, this is part of the fun. With small gifts, people may put more [...]

ALL occasions, GIFT IDEAS

November 28, 2007 | by Kim

Feeling cozy under the Christmas tree

Feeling cozy under the Christmas tree

Every year, Second Cup introduces a new holiday gift collection. Their catalogue is small and reflects trends. This year cozies and knitted [...]

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HOME + GARDEN, HOME decor

November 27, 2007 | by Kim

Hang your artworks right the first time with...

Hang your artworks right the first time with Hang & Level

The booming of the renovation sector brought us many innovations at the hardware store. New tools have emerged to simplify our life. [...]

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ENTERTAINING, TABLETOP

November 27, 2007 | by Kim

Weddings a la Provencale

Weddings a la Provencale

I am glad that Jenn, a reader and a blogger with an eye for fabulous home decors, introduced me to this inspiring [...]

DESIGN and style, LIVING

November 26, 2007 | by Kim

Shopping Alert | Studio sale at Gogoglass

Shopping Alert | Studio sale at Gogoglass

If you are a regular reader, you probably recalled my post about the colorful glass cooking tools of Annie Michaud. Next Saturday, [...]

ENTERTAINING, HOLIDAY decorations

November 26, 2007 | by Kim

Modern festive decorations | 3 blogs and a...

Modern festive decorations | 3 blogs and a mood board – 2007.11.26 edition

If you are into retro Scandinavian style, here are some clues on how to put on your holiday decorations. I even tossed [...]

MEDIA buzz, REVIEWS

November 23, 2007 | by Kim

Inspiring the readers of FoodTV.ca for...

Inspiring the readers of FoodTV.ca for Holiday entertaining

You can imagine that being published on a publication for the first time is a great feeling. I am sharing the good [...]

FOOD + DRINK, RECIPES + menus

November 22, 2007 | by Kim

Tastespotting watch | Autumnal dinner menu

Tastespotting watch | Autumnal dinner menu

Anyone throwing a Thanksgiving dinner party must be cooking right now. Going with the spirit of the day, I plan an autumnal [...]

ENTERTAINING, HOLIDAY entertaining

November 22, 2007 | by Kim

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

I wish Happy Thanksgiving to all my American readers. For my international readers, you may not be aware that Thanksgiving is probably [...]

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