Archive | March, 2012

ENTERTAINING, PARTY ideas + decor | March 30, 2012 | by Kim Vallee

Party Must-Have: The Giant Round Balloons Decorated by Geronimo Balloons

geronimo party ballons stylish

Balloons are often a must at birthdays and big parties. The ones from Geronimo Ballons stand up for two reasons: first, Jihan “Jihanimo” Zencirli only uses 36-inch perfectly round ballons and second, it is how she uniquely decorated each one with fancy frill. They are made to order. Hand-cut fine paper, fringe, long trail of [...]

FOOD + DRINK, TABLEWARE | March 29, 2012 | by Kim Vallee

Lucirmas Upcycles the Wine Bottle into a Table Set

pure bottle

Sometimes, you simply need to adapt the shapes of everyday objects to create new ones. If we omit the handmade process of the making, this is basically the visual approach of Lucirmas, a Barcelona-based glass studio. Lucirmas uses 100% recycled glass to create tableware.  Take for example, the Pure Bottle. Lucia Bruni imagined a cleverly designed 3-piece [...]

ENTERTAINING, EVERYDAY entertaining | March 27, 2012 | by Kim Vallee

The Costco Challenge: The Making of a Stylish Cocktail Party on a Budget

stylish canapes costco challenge

This article from Town & Country is the proof that you do not need to spend a fortune to entertain in style 20 guests. Event planner David Monn bought at Costco the food he needed to make stylish canapés. David Monn spent $10.40 per guest. His cocktail party menu was comprehensive with 8 savoury hors d’oeuvres and 2 sweet treats. [...]

ENTERTAINING, HOLIDAY entertaining | March 26, 2012 | by Kim Vallee

Easter Egg Decorating and Crafting Ideas

easter egg hunt prizes

At only a few weeks ago from Easter, it is more than time to plan your Easter Egg activities. Hiding special eggs adds cheer and joy to your Easter Egg hunt. I like to include eggs that the kids can keep after the party. The wood hen sized eggs would be a nice addition to any [...]


March 16, 2012 | by Kim

Amusing Chop Knife by Normann Copenhagen

chop knife

No, these are not donuts! Lucidipedere Studio created for Normann Copenhagen a fun version of the classic mezzaluna. I always use a mezzaluna to [...]

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March 16, 2012 | by Kim

My Must-Haves at Fish Eddy for Spring and...

sunday brunch

Shown here: Party Glass $5 USD Fish Eddy introduced a new line of party glasses that are simply too adorable to ignore. I imagine [...]


March 5, 2012 | by Kim

Alphabet Animals, Farm to Table and Farm...

modern-twist farm buddies :: alphabet animals and farm to table placemats

I am counting the months until my son could use those. I have been a fan of the Kidz Box since they were [...]

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March 5, 2012 | by Heather

Paint Dipped DIY Round-Up

paint dip utensils kitchen diy

Paint-dipped furniture has been making the rounds as a subtle way to embrace the bold and bright color trend. But if you’re [...]


March 3, 2012 | by Kim

Duff Goldman and an Easter Cake

duff easter cake

Time flies. Easter is one month away. Looking at this cute Easter Cake made by Tina, a baker at Mara-Mi Store + Cafe [...]

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March 3, 2012 | by Kim

Dinner Party Ideas: The Making of a...

moroccan-inspired dinner table mood board

Ethnic cuisine is still the most popular dinner party theme. People likes it because it is easy to organize and get the [...]


March 2, 2012 | by Heather

Vintage-Inspired MP3 Player for Kids

vintage mp3 player kids music

Most kids don’t have any difficulty finding their way around tech devices, yet we probably wouldn’t let them out of sight with [...]

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