Archive | October, 2009

ENTERTAINING, HOLIDAY entertaining | October 31, 2009 | by Kim Vallee

Last-Minute Recipes for Halloween

halloween pumpkin soup and spooky deviled eggs

In case you are looking for more inspirations on what to serve at your Halloween party. + This Pumpkin Soup in a small pumpkin bowl is elegant. You could recycle the idea for Thanksgiving. Via Noob Cook. + Devilled egss are back in vogue. The Spooky spider eggs are a cute adaptation of the classic. [...]

HOME + GARDEN, MODERN architecture | October 30, 2009 | by Kim Vallee

Jenn Ski’s Mid-Century Modern House Photographed by Bob O’Connor

mid-century modern interiors photographed by Bob O'Connor

I always dreamt of living in a mid-century home, which is probably why I enjoy so much the Home Sweet Home series by Jenn Ski. Several weeks ago, renowned photographer Bob O’Connor took pictures of her interior. She put a couple of her blog but you will see more on the blog of Real Simple [...]

ENTERTAINING, HOLIDAY entertaining | October 30, 2009 | by Kim Vallee

Glamorous Halloween Party

glamorous halloween party by meg baisden photography

Photographer Meg Baisden already hosted her Halloween party. And what a fabulous party it was! Her Halloween decorations were fun, festive and so sophisticated. It has just the right amount of glitter to suit an evening event. You can add glitter to any objects. This allow you to buy less expensive props knowing that you [...]

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ENTERTAINING, HOLIDAY entertaining | October 30, 2009 | by Kim Vallee

True Blood and Vampire Wines for Halloween

vampire and true blood wines for halloween

Another proof that Halloween is influencing the market at all levels is the wine business. Really, one key difference between the wineries in the United States and the wine makers in Europe is that the American wine makers explore other avenues than the wine connoisseur language. Let’s face it, when I host a party I [...]


October 29, 2009 | by Kim

Opera: the chic return of the folding camper

opera folding trailer

I am curious about this upscale folding camper that comes with luxury beds and an enclosed teak veranda. I perceived it as [...]


October 29, 2009 | by Kim

Kroom Makes Toy Storage and Furniture with...

kiddy table and stool set by krooom

Founded in 2006, Kroom transforms recycled cardboard in adorable kid furniture and toy storage solutions. Cardboard can be durable and strong. You [...]

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October 29, 2009 | by Kim

My Branded Cupcakes by Sweet Things

cupcakes with my logo by sweet things

When Juanita Koo saw on Twitter that I was going to Toronto, she decided to give me a sweet treat. She sent [...]


October 29, 2009 | by Kim

Elegant Red and Black Candy Apples

red and black candy apples by mattbites

The partner of food blogger Matt Armendariz of Mattbites made the most stylish candied apples I have ever seen. Matt qualified the result [...]


October 28, 2009 | by Kim

David Stark Greener Holiday Collection at...

David Stark holiday collection

The way I decorate for Christmas has changed a lot over the years. The cool Christmas looks are miles away from what [...]


October 28, 2009 | by Kim

Everyday Housewares on your Thanksgiving Table

clothespin as napkin ring :: modern bistro place setting

Here are two super affordable ideas to show creativity on your Thanksgiving tabletop without breaking the bank. At Bistro Chez Roger in [...]


October 27, 2009 | by Kim

How to Make Spider Web Icing

spider web icing step by step instructions by bake at 350

To conclude today’s marathon on Halloween treats, I am leaving you a link to a tutorial I spot on Bake at 350. [...]

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October 26, 2009 | by Kim

Halloween Cupcake Wrappers

cupcake wrappers for Halloween

I found those at, and if you are hurry, you should receive them before Halloween. Using a special container is one [...]

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