Archive | April, 2012

HOME + GARDEN, OUTDOOR space | April 25, 2012 | by Kim Vallee

Orla Kiely Garden Collection for Wild & Wolf

orla kiely garden collection

I wish that I could give or receive the Orla Kiely for Wild & Wolf for Mother’s Day. I am particularly fond of the Orla Kiely Flask; it would be great for picnics. The signature pattern plant pots are available in small (orange), medium (grey) and large (green). A hand trowel and a garden fork complete the collection. [...]

ENTERTAINING, PARTY ideas + decor | April 24, 2012 | by Kim Vallee

Yuri’s Night in Montreal

hoop danse with yuri's night banner

Two weeks ago I attended the fifth edition of Yuri’s Night in Montreal. This is a party to commemorate the first man in space, Yuri Gagarin. The party was organized by my artist friend Bettina Forget. I must say that she raised the bar this year. The theme was spaceport. We had to fill an online [...]

HOME + GARDEN, OUTDOOR space | April 13, 2012 | by Kim Vallee

For the Birds: Five Stylish Bird Houses and Feeders

modern bird houses

Squirrels should not be able to eat the material of these bird houses. I selected two glazed ceramic bird houses and three made of metal available in several colours. Except for the Piep Show XXL, which is designed to feed large group of birds, these bird houses should provide good protection for the birds that [...]

ENTERTAINING, PARTY ideas + decor | April 13, 2012 | by Kim Vallee

Party Must-Have: Confetti Bunting by Engel

confetti bunting

I am pretty sure that if you hang these retro fabric confetti buntings, they would be a hit with your party guests as much as the giant balloons of two weeks ago. Since they seem to only be available in The Netherlands and in United Kindgom, you may consider making your own with your fabric leftovers. SOURCING: [...]

FAMILY, KIDS party

April 12, 2012 | by Kim

My Son’s First Birthday Jungle Party (Part...

1st birthday snack food :: jungle theme

Click here to read part 1 of my son’s jungle theme birthday party. I do not think that kids party are about [...]

FOOD + DRINK, TABLEWARE

April 10, 2012 | by Kim

LookBook: Geometric Orange At Your Table

retro orange and blue

It is no secret that I love orange as much as I love modern style. I like so much the clean lines [...]

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FAMILY, KIDS party

April 6, 2012 | by Kim

My Son’s First Birthday: The Making of...

zack 1st birthday with Kim Vallee

Last month, my little boy reached 1 year old. You can imagine that I wanted to celebrate it in style. I had [...]

COOKING tools, FOOD + DRINK

April 5, 2012 | by Kim

My Must-Have Kitchen Tools at World Market...

spring garden measuring tools

Here are a few items to be surrounded by spring tones while cooking and baking. Shown here: Spring Garden Measuring Bowls $9.99 USD [...]

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FAMILY, KIDS rooms

April 4, 2012 | by Kim

Liberty of London Fabric Garlands Made in...

les triplettes garlands

This morning I had breakfast with Sophie Manessiez Guinet, the co-founder of minibulles.ca and Les Triplettes and the other panelists to prepare our e-Commerce [...]

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BEVERAGE, FOOD + DRINK

April 4, 2012 | by Kim

Must-Have this Easter: Euphoria by Kusmi Tea

euphoria tea

Here is a perfect Easter gift idea since it will please even people who count their calories. To be safe I suggest [...]