Archive | July, 2009

ENTERTAINING, PARTY ideas + decor | July 31, 2009 | by Kim Vallee

Rustic Decor Ideas from Starbucks 15th Ave. Coffee & Tea

Starbucks New Stealth Store

Many people, including couples who are getting married, opt for a rustic party theme. These are good reasons for that. It is style that is inviting, that feels warm and cozy. You may have heard that Starbucks opened a new store concept, the 15th Ave. Coffee & Tea. Despite the design controversy, there are decor [...]

CAKES + desserts, ENTERTAINING | July 31, 2009 | by Kim Vallee

Fabulous Cakes by The Caketress

lori hutchinson cake design - the caketress

Everyone loves the sight of a gorgeous cakes. There are so much a part of any celebration. Thanks to #followfriday on Twitter, I discovered one more talented cake designer today. Lori Hutchinson is a Canadian who bakes from Collingwood, Ontario. Besides her cake design, it is the styling of her cake photos that caught my [...]

CAKES + desserts, ENTERTAINING | July 30, 2009 | by Kim Vallee

More Adorable Cupcake Towers by Blue Cupcake

fabulous cupcake tower creations by blue cupcake

It is not the first time I featured the work of Julie Desmeules of Blue Cupcake. What can I say, she never stopped to amazed me. I wish I was a guest at those parties. For grown ups, have a look at one of her Cupcake Wedding Tower and the Bon Voyage! cupcake she did [...]

BABY showers, ENTERTAINING | July 30, 2009 | by Kim Vallee

Fun Stuff from Three Potato Four

fun stuff three potato four

It is no secret that I love the vintage items at Three Potato Four.  Here are my three fab from what is online this week. These would feel at home in any family with young children. You could also build a baby shower theme around on item. + If you are planning a baby shower [...]

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July 29, 2009 | by Kim

Wedding Gift Ideas for my Etsy Finds

wedding gift ideas found on etsy :: picnic set and blankets :: couple silhouette print

Giving something handmade or crafted feels more special. Picnics are about taking the time to sit, eat and talk. It is about [...]


July 29, 2009 | by Kim

Save Time with the Frozen Gourmet Food at...

gastronomia frozen gourmet French food :: croissant and gratin dauphinois

I was invited for a tasting at Gastronomia that are located here in Montreal. Since 1998, they sell to upscale hotels, restaurants, [...]


July 28, 2009 | by Kim

New Placemats and Table Runners by Chilewich

brocade :: pressed vinyl :: tuxedo stripes :: new table mats and runners by chilewich

The latest table mats and table runners by Chilewich are getting more sophisticated. For a fall and winter table, opt for the [...]


July 28, 2009 | by Kim

Knoll’s Generation Chair Seems More...

Generation Chair designed by Formway Design for Knoll

I sit in an Herman Miller’s Aeron chair at home. It feels great as long as you sit properly. The problem is [...]


July 28, 2009 | by Kim

Heather and Ivan Morison: I am so sorry....

Heather and Ivan Morison's Balsa Wood Dome Tea House on Display at Barbican Waterside in London

This is a beautiful organic shape art installation. With their I am so sorry. Goodbye double-domed pavilion, Heather and Ivan Morison explored [...]


July 27, 2009 | by Kim

What’s Hot in Tea kettles: Color and...

colorful teakettles :: Cuisinart PerfecTemp :: Oxo Uplift :: Le Creuset Whistling :: Round Teakettle by Staub

When it comes to kettles, you first have to decide if you are looking for a stove model or an electric model. [...]


July 23, 2009 | by Kim

Etcetera Hanging Garden by Vincent...

etcetera hanging garden designed by vincent van for edition compagnie

One cool space saving garden accessory featured on the August 2009 issue of Living etc is Etcetera Hanging Garden designed by Vincent [...]

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July 23, 2009 | by Kim

Preview of Living etc August 2009

living etc august 2009 :: outdoor living and entertaining

From what I have seen, the August 2009 issue of Living etc is still about how to get the best out of [...]

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