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GIFT IDEAS, HOSTESS gifts | January 3, 2011 | by Kim Vallee

Cute Shoe Bags by Jak’s

jak's shoe bags

During the winter months, every woman needs a cute bag to carry her shoes when she visits a friend or goes to a party. The adorable shoe bags are the creation of Jak’s, a handbag brand founded by two sisters from Quebec City.  They come in several colors and three images to fit your style. [...]

GIFT IDEAS, HOSTESS gifts | January 17, 2010 | by Kim Vallee

Matcha Green Tea Shortbread Cookies by Tea Aura

tea aura's matcha green tea shortbread cookies

I enjoy shortbread cookies because they are not too sweet. I bake my own but I also like to try gourmet shortbread cookies. After all, they come handy when you are in a hurry. My latest find is the Matcha Shortbread cookies from Tea Aura, a small brand located in Toronto. I could not stop [...]

GIFT IDEAS, HOSTESS gifts | December 26, 2009 | by Kim Vallee

Cutest DIY S’mores Kits

s'mores kits by daisy chain

Look at the beautiful execution of the holiday bake gifts done by Amber of Daisy Chain. I like her attention to details. She assembled her own s’more kits that fit into a canning jar. The kit  includes the ingredients and twigs for roasting. The biggest task is to design and print nice custom labels. It [...]

GIFT IDEAS, HOSTESS gifts | November 10, 2009 | by Kim Vallee

Vintage Ornaments and Gift Ideas Soon at 20% Off

victorian style christmas tree ornaments

Available in silver or in smoke, the Victorian style handblown tree ornaments fit well into the glamorous feel of the 2009 Christmas. Crackling or diamond faceting on every ornament produces light-catching sparkle. Plus, an antiqued-brass cap adds an authentic finishing touch. Their price is already slightly reduced. Gift Ideas for Him Home decor is often tailored [...]

GIFT IDEAS, HOSTESS gifts

November 9, 2009 | by Kim

Brie Baker and Goat Cheese Baker

brie baker by petite maison wildly delicious

Every Holiday season, one cooking tool is under everyone’s Christmas tree. This year, the brie baker seems to be what retailers have [...]

GIFT IDEAS, HOSTESS gifts

June 11, 2009 | by Kim

Ninutik: The Modern Side of Maple Syrup

ninutuk :: maple sugar and maple syrup in modern packaging

Canada is the premier producer of maple syrup. Although the number of producers is impressive, if there is a constant is the [...]

GIFT IDEAS, HOSTESS gifts

April 29, 2009 | by Kim

Affordable Tabletop Items as Hostess Gifts

recycled bamboo fruit bowls :: recycled tea holders :: printed dolly gothic melamine plates

Everyone is looking for gift ideas that are unique and affordable. You are sure to get invited another time if you show [...]

GIFT IDEAS, HOSTESS gifts

April 14, 2009 | by Kim

Essential Small Serving Bowls for the Hostess

setting up a tapas table and three-part server

A quick way for the hostess to set up appetizers is to have easy access to unique small bowls. The bowls become [...]

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FOOD + DRINK, HOSTESS gifts, TABLEWARE

February 26, 2009 | by Kim

HemDing and ChipChopSliceServe by Thorsten...

HemDing and ChipChopSliceServe by Thorsten Van Elten

If you are looking for serving ware with a fun attitude, look no further than Thorsten Van Elten to deliver the unique [...]

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FOOD + DRINK, HOSTESS gifts, TABLEWARE

December 27, 2008 | by Kim

Black+Blum Brings Tasty Humor Inside your Home

Black+Blum Brings Tasty Humor Inside your Home

Located in London, UK, Black+Blum is an anglo-Swiss partnership that joined forces in 1998. I think they made cool stuff. I shopped [...]

FOOD + DRINK, HOSTESS gifts, TABLEWARE

December 21, 2008 | by Kim

Winter Appetizer Set by Heath Ceramics

Winter Appetizer Set by Heath Ceramics

The Winter Appetizer Set includes a 12×12 plaza platter in matte red and one each 4×4 plaza trays in matte red, burgundy, [...]

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COOKBOOKS, FOOD + DRINK, HOSTESS gifts

October 5, 2008 | by Kim

Baked: New Frontiers in Baking

Baked: New Frontiers in Baking

Since a copy of this book does not sit yet in my cookbook library, I will tell what it is all about [...]

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