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My Holiday Entertaining Tips for Coup de Pouce

kim vallee interview for coup de pouce decembre 2012

kim vallee interview for coup de pouce decembre 2012

I just want to share an interview that I did for the magazine Coup de Pouce. I was happy to share my entertaining tips with the journalist Annie Richer for an article about the top 10 rules to be the perfect hostess or guest this holiday season.

You can read it all in the December 2012 issue of Coup de Pouce  from page 107 to 111. Etiquette expert Cendrine Chénel also shares her tips. We talk about it from different angles.


The March episode of On Est Ensemble

on est ensemble march 2010 episode

on est ensemble march 2010 episode

Since last month, I am the host of a home deco segment on a French-speaking Web TV show called On Est Ensemble that is hosted by Philippe Régnoux. It is a fun experience and the team I am working with is awesome. It is a talk show co-produced by the Communauté Sépharade Unifiée du Québec and KAYAK Media.

On Est Ensemble is produced every month. The March episode is now online. My segment starts at 21:31 minutes. Elie shares a recipe after my segment. If you understand French, you will not want to miss his recipe. It is absolutely delicious. I will translate soon his latest recipe.

Women’s Fashion Shop

billie boutique in outremont

I also wish to thank Billie Boutique for lending me the beautiful clothes I am wearing. I selected a Tara Jarmon skirt to go with an adorable green top (maybe by Marlene Birger). The dressing rooms at Billie Boutique are stylishly girlie.

+ On Est Ensemble


Interviewed by Blog Out Loud

KIm Vallee's interview on Blog Out Loud

KIm Vallee\'s interview on Blog Out Loud

I was delighted that Rebecca Orlov of Loving Living Small who also writes about home design for Apartment Therapy asked me for an interview for the blog community blog Blog Out Loud. I admired the Blog Out Loud events since they started it last summer. In fact, it you are living in the San Francisco area, their next event will be March 4th. 2010.

Rebecca asked great questions. I talked about who I started blogging, my blogging schedule, how I found my voice for your blog and for Twitter, plus a few tips on finding a great blog theme.

+ Interview on Blog Out Loud


My Design Segment on a Web TV

web tv on est ensemble

web tv on est ensemble

I wish to share with you something great that happened to me. I now host a design segment on a french-speaking monthly Web TV show called On Est Ensemble (we are together). The group of people I work with is awesome. Since Monday night, the show is available online. If you wish to have a glance at my performance, it starts at 18:43 minutes.

Just after me, it is the recipe segment. The salad that Elie Benchetrit did was so delicious. I will translate it soon and share it with you.


Twice in the Toronto Star | Sharing Potluck and Entertaining Tips

my article for the toronto star

Yesterday, for a great day for me. I wrote an article of the printed edition of the Toronto Star about how to Make potlucks stylish. You can read my article online at I wish I could show you the printed version, which has my picture on it but a mishap at the newspaper stand here in Montreal meant that I was unable to grab a copy yesterday. Do not worry, my dear friend Eden Spodek of Barganista is sending me two copies.

live chat about holiday entertaining on the toronto star

After that, I was interviewed during an one-hour live chat by the public and Jane Van Der Voort of the Toronto Star.


A little bit of self-promotion

I wish to tell everyone that will be in Montreal on Saturday that I will be a speaker at PodCamp Montreal 2009. I hope to see you there. I will share my best blogging tips and will be on a panel of top design bloggers from Montreal.  For more details, check out the post I wrote on my social media blog.


kim vallee\'s interview on pepper design blog

Two weeks ago, I opened a new series on Pepper Design Blog by being the first interview Morgan did with a blogger. Follow her blog if you wish to spice up your home and your party. Last Friday, she interviewed Chris of Celebrations at Home. Chris gave wonderful tips to style your place to the party theme.


BlogLuxe Awards 2009: I need your Vote

2009 BlogLuxe Awards

I have been so busy lately that I just realized that At Home with Kim Vallee is a nominee for the BlogLuxe Awards organized by SocialLuxe Lounge in the Most Inspiring Blog Category. You can vote once a day until July for the first round. The five finalists will be announced July 6th, 2009. The two winners will be announced July 23rd, 2009 at the Swiffer SocialLuxe Lounge.

Nominations will close on June 23. Voting will remain open until July 6. You may vote once per day, per person, for your favorite blog in each category. The 5 blogs that obtain the most votes will become a finalist.

These awards are organized for BlogHer 2009. The winners will be publicly announced at the pampering party to kick-off BlogHer ‘09. The hostesses for the SocialLuxe Lounge are Allison Czarnecki of Petit Elefant, Jennifer Sbranti of Hostess With The Mostess, Jane Maynard of This Week For Dinner, Marie LeBaron of Make and Takes, Ciaran Blumenfeld of Momfluential, and Beth Feldman of Role Mommy.

MEDIA buzz

A Great Day for Women and Mom Blogs

A big news in the Quebec blogosphere was a Quebec Web celebrities list made in response to The Web Celeb 25 by Forbes. The Christiane Charette radio show on the French channel of Radio-Canada hosted this Top list.

How they did it?

Michelle Blanc, Bruno Guglielminetti and Dominic Arpin compiled their own list of 25 Web celebrities and from that they produce the top 10 list.


I am happy to report that two bloggers from our circle made the Top 10. At the 3rd position is Martine Gingras of Martine pioneered the mom blog in Quebec. She is very good.

m-c turgeon

M-C. Turgeon is an artist, blogger, podcaster and crafter. She runs a Web design and communications  studio. She founded Creacamp, a meeting for creative women  in Montreal. M-C Turgeon writes either in French and in English on her blog. She is very active online and offline.

It did not stop there. Several bloggers from the women and mom blog circle were chosen in the top 25 lists, including me. I wish a express my warmest thanks to Michelle Blanc and Bruno Guglielminetti for giving me this honor. Women in other spheres also appear on the Top 25 lists. Slowly but surely, the Web stops to be a gentlemen club.

Upcoming Talk


I wish to remind you that I will be talking about Women and Mom Blogging and Marketing at the next PodCamp Toronto at 2:45 pm on February 21st, 2009. The topics covered are all exciting. In you are in Toronto that weekend, come to visit. It’s free.

+ Top 25 of Michelle Blanc
+ Top 25 of Bruno Guglielminetti
+ Top 10 on Christiane Charest

MEDIA buzz

Live Interview with Elaine Griffin | Feb 4, 2009 at 12:45

elaine griffin :: new york interior designer

Today, I will interview Elaine Griffin, a leading New York interior designer, author and editor in a live streaming video interview. It will be a new experience to be on the other side. I will be the interviewer instead of the interviewee.

It should be interesting. A recognized tastemaker, Elaine Griffin is a contributing editor of Elle Décor. She designed the Good Works Makeovers for Oprah’s O at Home, and is ranked as one of House Beautiful’s Top 100 American Designers. Her first book will be out in Autumn 2009.

The Interview Topic

Elaine will share her design ideas to enhance the exterior of your house. You will learn how you can add curb appeal on a budget. I will ask her about the latest trends in front entryway.

The live streaming feed will be up from 12:45 to 12:55 pm EST today (February 4th, 2009). I know it is at last minute, but check if you can add it to your agenda. If you are unable to make it, I will publish the video later this week.

+ Live Video Stream of the Interview
+ Elaine Griffin

MEDIA buzz

Talking about Women Blogging

This post is a little bit of self-promotion but I wish to share with you the good things happening in my life.

In the News


First, Deena Waisberg interviewed me a few months ago about women blogging. Her article is published in Reader’s Digest. Deena introduced the world of blogging through the eyes of a few Canadian bloggers.

She asked me if she could interview one of my readers. After asking permission, I referred her to Sabina DeShazo of Barefoot in the Orchard. I wish to thank both for their collaboration.

Session at PodCamp Toronto 2009


I posted my session on the wiki. It will be a follow-up to the session I did in Montreal. Last time, I did an introduction to the world of women and mom blogs. Now the scope will be an Updated Look at Women and Social Media.

The core of the session will be on what is happening in the world of women and mom marketing and blogging. We will look at the latest metrics. See how blogging and social media enhance the life and the daily activities of modern women. I will share great initiatives but I also want to hear about yours. So if you are in the Toronto area, I wish you will come.

  • What: PodCamp Toronto 2009
  • When: February 21 and 22, 2009 (a weekend)
  • Where: Rogers Communications Centre at Ryerson University, Toronto, ON
  • Cost: Free!

PodCamp Toronto is made possible by the generous contributions of our sponsors. Visit for more information and Free Registration.

+ The Feminine Side of Blogging in the Reader’s Digest
+ PodCamp Toronto 2009 blog