Archive | January, 2010

ENTERTAINING, EVERYDAY entertaining | January 31, 2010 | by Kim Vallee

Stylish Sunday Brunch with Baked Eggs Florentine

stylish sunday brunch tabletop on canadian house and home January 2010

I love these pictures of a Sunday brunch that was featured on Canadian House and Home. You will not have to wake up at 5 in the morning to set up this stylish tabletop. Whether you have a brunch with friends or family and kids, everyone will feel welcome with a navy and white tabletop. [...]

FOOD + DRINK, TABLEWARE | January 30, 2010 | by Kim Vallee

Wood You Like a Cup of Tea by Jakob Solgren

Jakob Solgren's teapot Wood you like a cup of tea

As we visited the Interior Design Show in Toronto last weekend, one trend that is still going strong is the tree barks and branches. My husband and I were happy since our banister design is inspired by branches. The Swedish design Jakob Solgren put it at a new level with his stylish teapot. I love it. At [...]

CAKES + desserts, ENTERTAINING | January 28, 2010 | by Kim Vallee

Pinch Cake Lemon Mousse Strawberry Trifle

Pinch Cake Lemon Mousse Strawberry trifle recipe by tartelette

I love strawberry shortcakes. Therefore, I could not resist not showing you the Pinch Cake Lemon Mousse Strawberry Trifle made by Helen of Tartelette. She used the pinch cake recipe from Rose Levy Beranbaum’s Heavenly Cakes. She layered the cake with lemon curd mousse and fresh strawberries. + get the pinch cake lemon mousse strawberry [...]

FOOD + DRINK, RECIPES + menus | January 28, 2010 | by Kim Vallee

Darth Vader’s Macaron Tasting Event at Point G

tasting cocktail with darth vader at point g macaron boutique in montreal

I attended last December this wonderful event at Boutique Point G, a must-go place for french macarons in Montreal. They invited the cream of social media crowd for a tasting cocktail at their store. Although I was sick, I could not miss that. What about Darth Vader? It was the costume of a molecular chef [...]

MEDIA buzz, REVIEWS

January 28, 2010 | by Kim

My Design Segment on a Web TV

web tv on est ensemble

I wish to share with you something great that happened to me. I now host a design segment on a french-speaking monthly [...]

ENTERTAINING, HOLIDAY entertaining

January 27, 2010 | by Kim

Fresh Pine Branch Centerpieces

centerpiece idea with cottage vibe

Bring the cottage feel to your dinner table with a winter centerpiece.  I imagine this look for a romantic dinner this Valentine [...]

HOME + GARDEN, HOME decor

January 26, 2010 | by Kim

Communicative Coffee Table by Di Wu

communicative coffee table by di wu

This table feels so right for an early morning post. The concept is fun for brainstorming – something we often do my [...]

FOOD + DRINK, RECIPES + menus

January 24, 2010 | by Kim

Mixed Citrus Salad by Smitten Kitchen

mixed citrus salad with feta and mint by smitten kitchen

What a beautiful pink, orange and red dish! Winter is the time for citrus, so let’s make good use of them not [...]

HOME + GARDEN, HOME decor

January 24, 2010 | by Kim

First Coverage of IDS 2010

ids 2010 highlights :: light fixtures against a mural

I was extremely busy with many work-related tasks over the last few weeks. Therefore, a weekend getaway in Toronto to visit the [...]

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FOOD + DRINK, RESTAURANTS

January 23, 2010 | by Kim

Toronto’s Best of Brunch on Where...

Drake's Corner Cafe + Bistro in Toronto

I am looking for a place to eat breakfast this morning before we head to the IDS. The current issue of Where [...]

LIVING, TRAVEL

January 22, 2010 | by Kim

Top 5 Toronto Weekend Meals by Alexa Clark

kultura restaurant in toronto

I am so glad that Alexa Clark accepted to participate in my top 5 Toronto places for a weekend Toronto. Alexa writes [...]

LIVING, TRAVEL

January 22, 2010 | by Kim

5 Things to Do in Toronto this Weekend by Ali...

ali de bold's suggestions for what to do in toronto this weekend

Since I will be in Toronto this weekend to visit the IDS, I asked two popular Torontonians, which happen to my friends, [...]

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