Archive | April, 2009

GIFT IDEAS, HOSTESS gifts | April 29, 2009 | by Kim Vallee

Affordable Tabletop Items as Hostess Gifts

recycled bamboo fruit bowls :: recycled tea holders :: printed dolly gothic melamine plates

Everyone is looking for gift ideas that are unique and affordable. You are sure to get invited another time if you show up at the door with any of three hostess gifts: + Bryan Parks of Kwytza Kraft decided to give a second life to an everyday object that is commonly throw away after a [...]

LIVING, TRAVEL | April 29, 2009 | by Kim Vallee

The Exceptional Smushies at Café Royal in Copenhagen for my Gastronomic Wednesday

rud christiansen owner of cafe royal

A 300-year old tradition got a makeover at the Café Royal in Copenhagen. The Danish smørrebrød was invented in Denmark when poor people could not afford two pieces of bread. Later, as people get more money the smørrebrød became more complex. It is a popular lunch dish. Do not be surprised of you do not [...]

FAMILY, GAMES and Toys | April 28, 2009 | by Kim Vallee

Green Living Toys for my Eco-Friendly Tuesday

green toys

We are never too young to learn to principles of green living. Pretend games were part of my favorites as a kid. These days, we can find green doll houses and city life accessories. The toys also have to walk the talk and be made of organic or eco-friendly materials. If you have an upcoming [...]

HOME + GARDEN, ORGANIZING | April 27, 2009 | by Kim Vallee

The Most Adorable DIY Ideas for my Organizing Monday

repurpose things for gardening and as storage solutions

This post explores how you can repurpose things to get your home better organized. The wonderful Fiona of Cafe Cartolina made my story easy when she discovered a wonderful site filled with practical and cute DIY projects. There are ideas from the Do It Yourself magazine. There were so many great ideas that I did [...]

FOOD + DRINK, TABLEWARE

April 27, 2009 | by Kim

Edward Wohl’s Sandwich Boards and...

wooden breakfast board and butter knife by Edward Wohl

Thanks to my resourceful mother, I will get my own DIY sandwich boards; I opted for an 8 x 12-inch board since [...]

FOOD + DRINK, RECIPES + menus

April 26, 2009 | by Kim

Chickpea and Mango Salad Recipe Followed by a...

chickpea and mango salad

Both recipes are from the Chef at Spa Eastman, a spa who won several awards. The latest is the Eastern Townships’ Final [...]

FOOD + DRINK, RESTAURANTS

April 26, 2009 | by Kim

Restaurant La Montée is a Treat

la montee dish samples

A few weeks ago, we were invited by a couple to eat at La Montée. I am delighted that L. & S. [...]

FOOD + DRINK, TABLEWARE

April 24, 2009 | by Kim

Colorful Tea Accessories and Audrey Murano...

audrey murano glass tea strainer for koziol

Koziol did it again: I am in awe. I spot this adorable tea strainer while researching the best tea strainers. But really, [...]

HOME + GARDEN, OUTDOOR space

April 24, 2009 | by Kim

The Piramide Portable Outdoor Lighting and...

lampara piramide next to tipi by gandia blasco

If you recalled the tipi by Gandia Blasco, you know that their design is unique and trendy. This Spanish family-run company mastered [...]

HOME + GARDEN, HOME decor, OUTDOOR space

April 24, 2009 | by Kim

The Glamour behind the Ensombra Parasol

ensombra parasol by odosdesign for gandia blasco

This is not a new product but these pictures are stunning. It feels very old LA. I love the mood. I am [...]

FOOD + DRINK, RECIPES + menus

April 23, 2009 | by Kim

My Dish Picks from FoodGawker | 2009.04.23

tomatoes tart :: wilm mushroom filled pasta :: green beans :: meyer lemon cake :: kim's picks on foodgawker

My stylish living philosophy includes beautiful, tasty and healthy choices when it comes to home cooked meal. Making one special dish may [...]

HOME + GARDEN, HOME decor

April 23, 2009 | by Kim

In Love with the Donut and the Sushi...

donut ottoman :: sushi collection for moroso

These fabrics specially designed by the Dutch Edward Van Vielt for the Sushi collection by Moroso are stunning. I really like the [...]

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