Archive | September, 2011

ENTERTAINING, HOLIDAY entertaining | September 29, 2011 | by Kim Vallee

Blood Bath Props for an Horror Movie Halloween Party

Butcher's Apron and blood bath shower gel

You can scare your party guests in an unusual room of your home, that is the bathroom, with the Blood Bath collection by Spinning Hat, a London based gift design company. Designed to recreate an ultra realistic horror movie shower scene, the products range from a shower curtain, bath mat, shower bath, a butcher’s apron [...]

FOOD + DRINK, RECIPES + menus | September 28, 2011 | by Kim Vallee

How to Peel a Garlic Bulb in 10 seconds

how to a garlic head in 10 seconds

With the big Holiday season only a few months away, it is good to know tricks that can save you time in the kitchen. In this video, SAVEUR magazine‘s Executive Food Editor, Todd Coleman, shows you how to peel a whole head of garlic in less than ten seconds. It’s a bit noisy but effective. More [...]

ENTERTAINING, HOLIDAY entertaining | September 28, 2011 | by Kim Vallee

DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids

super hero halloween costumes

I recall when I was young how my mom and I made my Halloween costumes. This was part of the fun and it helped to build the excitement for the big day. The choice of ready-to-wear Halloween costumes has incredibly increased since. Still, we should not overlook the ease to create Halloween costumes for kids. [...]

ENTERTAINING, HOLIDAY entertaining | September 27, 2011 | by Kim Vallee

Halloween Trick or Treat Ideas

halloween parfait topped with a witch hat

The first idea that caught my eye are these DIY witch hats that topped a poisoned parfait from the Bewitched Halloween bash designed by Paula of Frog Price Paperie. The witch hat decorates the spoon; there are no instructions but it is not hard to figure out how she hand crafted them. It could become a wonderful art [...]


September 26, 2011 | by Kim

Tableware for Thanksgiving at West Elm

Mary Matson thanksgiving tableware

Mary Matson, a Brooklyn-based graphic artist, collaborated with West Elm on a collection of playful plates and serving pieces for the Thanksgiving table. The salad [...]

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September 19, 2011 | by Kim

What To Do in Montreal: Magie des Lanternes...

magie des lanternes 2011

My husband, our baby and I had a great time at the opening night of Magie des Lanternes. It is truly magical. [...]


September 16, 2011 | by Kim

A Collapsible Dining Table

modern scandinavian restaurant

It is just after I checked the furniture used for this modern Scandinavian restaurant that I realized that the dining table they [...]

DESIGN and style, LIVING

September 16, 2011 | by Kim

Textile Field Installation by Ronan and Erwan...

Textile Field installation

The Bouroullec brothers have designed an art installation that democratizes a visit to the museum. For the London Design Festival, the Victoria [...]

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September 15, 2011 | by Kim

Ideas to Steal: Baby Potatoes in a Mason Jar

baby potatoes in a mason jar

We have seen tons of use for the Mason jar, and this one is a keeper. Next time that you are having [...]

FOOD + DRINK, FOR all the family

September 13, 2011 | by Kim

Mommy Tools: Four Artisanal Breads by Weston

premiere fournee

I went to the Première Fournée media event last week where I learned the tricks of the trade of artisanal bread making. [...]

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September 13, 2011 | by Kim

Serve your Breakfast in a Bento Box

breakfast in a bento box

I always look for unexpected ways to serve food that are easy to do. I never thought to serve breakfast in a [...]

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September 13, 2011 | by Kim

Personalized Favor Bags for a Kids Party

personalized favor bags

Bridgett Edwards founded Perideau Designs in 2009. She is a mom who designs beautiful personalized stationery and party supplies. I particularly like [...]

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