Archive | December, 2007

ENTERTAINING, FOOD + DRINK, HOLIDAY entertaining, RECIPES + menus | December 31, 2007 | by Kim Vallee

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Dear Readers, I hope that all your dreams come true in 2008. In any event, I wish you Health, Joy and Happiness. Happy New Year! Kim 1998 Vintage of La Grande Dame I spot this gorgeous Couture Gift Box of La Grande Dame. If you are looking for a splurge for the hostess, this gift [...]

ENTERTAINING, HOLIDAY entertaining, HOME + GARDEN, HOME decor | December 30, 2007 | by Kim Vallee

Hip New Year Party Inspiration

Hip New Year Party Inspiration

For my second board, I wanted to do something for the hipper crowd. I came over this eye catching restaurant in Santiago, Chile while browsing the blogosphere. Wow! Imagine hosting a New Year party in a place like this. I cannot tell you all the details about this restaurant because I spot it on Plateforma [...]

ENTERTAINING, HOLIDAY entertaining | December 29, 2007 | by Kim Vallee

Glamorous New Year Party Inspiration

Glamorous New Year Party Inspiration

For us, Christmas is a family celebration while New Year is a time to have fun with your friends. I concocted some design and menu ideas for the glamorous girl who invited her friends at home. I always savor a tasty dinner at New Year’s Eve but I always plan for lots of time for [...]

ENTERTAINING, HOLIDAY entertaining | December 28, 2007 | by Kim Vallee

The Making of My Christmas Tabletops – part 2 | DIY

The Making of My Christmas Tabletops – part 2 | DIY

My second tabletop is easier and faster to assemble. For that reason, I will explain my design choices in this post. Baubles in a glass vase were popular this year. I could have used a taller vase but I like that we see the top ornaments without interference. I bought several large uniquely shaped baubles [...]

ENTERTAINING, HOLIDAY entertaining

December 28, 2007 | by Kim

The Making of My Christmas Tabletops –...

The Making of My Christmas Tabletops – part 1 | DIY

As I told you earlier, I designed two tablescapes for Christmas. The first one was for our Christmas Eve party (réveillon) and [...]

CAKES + desserts, ENTERTAINING

December 27, 2007 | by Kim

Konstantin Slawinski satisfies all appetites...

Konstantin Slawinski satisfies all appetites with its S-XL cake

It is simpler to separate a cake into identical pieces, but the fact of the matter is that everyone wants a different [...]

ENTERTAINING, HOLIDAY decorations

December 26, 2007 | by Kim

Event Decoration Trends at Christmasworld...

Event Decoration Trends at Christmasworld 2008/2009

We just celebrated Christmas but retailers are already looking at next year styles. As a true fashionable crowd, you want to be [...]

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ENTERTAINING, HOLIDAY entertaining

December 25, 2007 | by Kim

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

In Quebec, the big event for Christmas occurs on Christmas Eve. Traditionally after the Midnight Mass in France, Canada and several Roman [...]

ENTERTAINING, HOLIDAY entertaining, PARTY ideas + decor

December 24, 2007 | by Kim

The art of taking pictures at a party

The art of taking pictures at a party

Just in time for the big Christmas party, I taught it would be handy to give you tips on how to take [...]

ENTERTAINING, HOLIDAY entertaining

December 23, 2007 | by Kim

My mantle Christmas decorations

My mantle Christmas decorations

For the last days before Christmas, there is still time for one or two last minute inspirations. I made a simple vignette [...]

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COOKING tools, FOOD + DRINK

December 21, 2007 | by Kim

Last minute gift ideas at Gogoglass

Last minute gift ideas at Gogoglass

If you read my blog often, you already know that Gogoglass is a favorite of mine. I owned her Lemon Reamer and [...]

FOOD + DRINK, TABLEWARE

December 21, 2007 | by Kim

Last minute gift ideas at Ceramik B

Last minute gift ideas at Ceramik B

If you are looking for innovative handmade ceramic serving ware, plates and bowls and you are in the Montreal area this Saturday, [...]

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