Archive | August, 2010

FOOD + DRINK, TABLEWARE

August 15, 2010 | by Kim

French Bull’s Astrology Porcelain Mugs

astrology porcelain mugs by french bull

I usually do not go for astrology items but the fresh and bold illustrations used by French Bull caught my eye. They [...]

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COCKTAILS + wine, FOOD + DRINK

August 13, 2010 | by Kim

Make your Own Vermouth-Soaked Cocktail Olives

dry martini with stuffed olives

This is a time saver if you like to serve dry martinis at parties. At least three days before the event, you [...]

FOOD + DRINK, FOOD presentation

August 12, 2010 | by Kim

Orange-Banana Smoothie Pops in Canelé Molds

baking tin popsicles

These orange-banana smoothie pops will be great for a summer brunch. You can improvise with your favorite fruit combinations. These fruit pops [...]

COOKING tools, FOOD + DRINK

August 12, 2010 | by Kim

Staub Enameled Cast Iron Braisers and Cocottes

staub enameled cast iron mini cocottes

Staub is an alternative to Le Creuset cast iron cookware. Both are French. I own two Le Creuset dutch ovens but you [...]

LIVING, URBAN Living

August 11, 2010 | by Kim

Not Far from a Tree Harvests Fruits in Toronto

nor far from a tree fruit picking in Toronto

Not Far from a Tree is a worthy initiative that is in operation for the third summer in Toronto. Founder and director [...]

CAKES + desserts, ENTERTAINING

August 11, 2010 | by Kim

Explosive Birthday Candles

explosive birthday candles on a cake

Here are two sets of birthday candles that would be perfect for a pirate party. They add a special touch to your [...]

FAMILY, KIDS party

August 10, 2010 | by Kim

Lemonade and Sunshine Birthday Theme for...

ice cream in mason jar served at the lemonade and sunshine party

If you are looking for inspirations for a shabby chic party theme or a vintage tea party in a garden, look at [...]

CAKES + desserts, ENTERTAINING

August 9, 2010 | by Kim

Delightful Mondays: Pretty Cakes and a Baby...

cake by magpie's cake

The airy cakes from Magpie’s Cake are sublime. It is easy to imagine layers of tulle, lace and other luxurious fabrics when we [...]

FAMILY, KIDS party

August 9, 2010 | by Kim

The Ultimate Pirate Birthday Party Decor

pirate ship for the ultimate kid birthday party

This pirate birthday party for a little boy is second to none thanks to a magnificent kid-size pirate boat. A mom designed [...]

ENTERTAINING, PAPER goods

August 7, 2010 | by Kim

DIY Gift Bags, Japanese Style | Etsy Finds

diy wax paper gift bags

I love the idea of custom made gift bags to fit the occasion or the party theme. That would be awesome for [...]

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ENTERTAINING, PARTY ideas + decor

August 6, 2010 | by Kim

How to Host an Olive Oil Tasting Party

olive oil tasting party planner

Hosting a tasting party adds a fun element to a dinner party. But the key is to know how to dose everything, [...]

HOME + GARDEN, KITCHEN design

August 4, 2010 | by Kim

Great Kitchen Tips by Samantha Pynn

kitchen by Samantha Pynn

I love the open shelves of this kitchen designed by Samantha Pynn. We all dream of building a kitchen from scratch but [...]

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