Archive | 2008

ENTERTAINING, HOLIDAY entertaining, RECIPES + menus | December 31, 2008 | by Kim Vallee

Toasting to the New Year with Fine Sparkling Wines

Toasting to the New Year with Fine Sparkling Wines

Now that the best Champagne houses built estates in the Napa Valley, we can enjoy the Champagne taste for less. My favorite is the Roederer Estate Brut, the first California sparkling wine produced by Champagne Louis Roederer. Mumm Napa is a popular choice amongst Champagne lovers. Looking at the comments on Wine.com, it proves my [...]

FOOD + DRINK, RECIPES + menus | December 31, 2008 | by Kim Vallee

My 2008 Posts in Review: April

My 2008 Posts in Review: April

I do not know if it is spring that inspired me but green living made my headlines often in April 2008 + To celebrate Earth Day, I gave you my tips on how to host an Eco-Chic Dinner Party. Raw food was on the menu. + I listed my favorite Reusable Ultra Compact Shopping Bags. [...]

FOOD + DRINK, HOME decor, TABLEWARE | December 31, 2008 | by Kim Vallee

My 2008 Posts in Review: March

My 2008 Posts in Review: March

As a blogger, I think it is a good exercise to take the time to go over what you accomplished over the last 12 months. Here are my favorite posts from what I talked about in March 2008. + As I talked about color trends, I was delighted to showcase elegant way to put vibrant, [...]

HOME + GARDEN, ORGANIZING | December 31, 2008 | by Kim Vallee

Ultimate Gift Wrapping Stations

Ultimate Gift Wrapping Stations

I wrote twice about gift wrapping stations. I still have to fulfill this dream in the comfort of my own house. After the biggest wrapping session of the year, I felt the need for a better system. I do not have a bad system. It is just that I need to put back everything on [...]

LIVING, TRAVEL

December 30, 2008 | by Kim

My 2008 Posts in Review: February

My 2008 Posts in Review: February

I traveled a lot last February. I went to Toronto for the IDS show, Boston, Vancouver, New York and San Francisco. + [...]

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COCKTAILS + wine, FOOD + DRINK

December 29, 2008 | by Kim

Champagne Cocktails to Celebrate the New Year

pomegranate champagne cocktail recipe

In a previous article for FoodTV.ca, I told you about the first ever Champagne cocktail, the Classic Champagne Cocktail introduced in 1899. [...]

LIVING, TRAVEL

December 29, 2008 | by Kim

My 2008 Posts in Review: January

My 2008 Posts in Review: January

I will spotlight 3 or 4 posts that affectionate for every month. I selected them for what they mean to me. January [...]

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FOOD + DRINK, TABLEWARE, TRENDS

December 29, 2008 | by Kim

2009 Tableware Trends

2009 Tableware Trends

It is that time of the year where we are looking at what the future will look like. I want to make [...]

LIVING, TRAVEL

December 27, 2008 | by Kim

Asking Questions about Los Angeles

Asking Questions about Los Angeles

I will visit again Los Angeles next January. Here are a couple of places I enjoyed when we went last year: + [...]

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FOOD + DRINK, HOSTESS gifts, TABLEWARE

December 27, 2008 | by Kim

Black+Blum Brings Tasty Humor Inside your Home

Black+Blum Brings Tasty Humor Inside your Home

Located in London, UK, Black+Blum is an anglo-Swiss partnership that joined forces in 1998. I think they made cool stuff. I shopped [...]

FOOD + DRINK, TABLEWARE

December 27, 2008 | by Kim

Modern Design Tableware by Eno

Modern Design Tableware by Eno

Eno Studio is a French brand build around delivering fresh design housewares at a price range accessible to most. A group of [...]

ENTERTAINING, HOLIDAY entertaining

December 25, 2008 | by Kim

My Christmas Eve Tablescape

My Christmas Eve Tablescape

The tradition continues. I am showing you my Christmas tablescapes. Last night theme was built around winter wilderness. Since we celebrated Christmas [...]

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