Conferences where I was a speaker

  • WebCom Montreal 2012, Panelist on “Comment réussir en-ligne au 21e siècle?”
    We discussed the future of ecommerce, including the impacts of technology, social media, opt-in culture on how retailers do business online and offline.
  • Webcom Montreal 2010, Panelist on “Twitter au féminin” (Twitter by and for women)
  • WordCamp Montreal 2009, The Perfect Migration to WordPress: Why and How with Jérôme Paradis
  • PodCamp Toronto, I gave a talk and I have been on panel for the 2010 and the 2009 editions
  • PodCamp Montreal, I gave a talk and I have been on panel for the 2010, the 2009, the 2008 editions
    I pioneered talking about the women blogosphere and non-social media topics


My expertise and insights are sought by journalists working for traditional media and online publications. I was featured in:

  • House & Home, Online edition
    March, 2012 – Photo gallery: Kim Vallee’s favorite places
  • Maison et Demeure, Online edition
    February, 2012 – Gallerie de photos: Mes idées déco pour les jeunes familles
  • La Presse, Daily Newspaper in Quebec
    December 13th, 2010 – Réussir son réveillon, interviewed by Ève Dumas about Holiday planning and menu tips
  • She Knows, online magazine
    November 30th, 2012 – Blogger Traditions: Christmas decor ideas by Sheelagh Daly
  • La Presse, Daily Newspaper in Quebec
    November 29th, 2010 – Ambiance Festive 101, interviewed by Ève Dumas about Holiday entertaining tips
  • HomeStars, Home renovation community site
    November 10th, 2010 – Tips for holiday decor from Kim Vallee
  • La Presse, Daily Newspaper in Quebec
    May 25, 2010 – Named one of the 8 stars of Montreal 2.0 – Les Incontournables du Montreal 2.0
  • The Gazette, Daily Newspaper in Montreal
    May 10, 2009 – interviewed by Susan Semenak for my insights about the mommy blogging sphere  – The Mommy Diaries
  • The Canadian Press, News agency
    March 31, 2009 – interviewed by Lauren La Rose about Edible Art Seen through Cake Design
  • Reader’s Digest Canada, Web site
    February 2, 2009 – interviewed by Deena Waisberg about The Feminine Side of Blogging
  • Elle Quebec, Magazine by Transcontinental Media
    July 2008 pages 56-58 – interviewed by Martine Pagé about home decor tips for couples moving together
  • The Province, Daily Newspaper
    June 24, 2008 – interviewed by Cheryl Chan about decor and menu tips for a family-style, stress-free outdoor Canada Day party
  • The Gazette, Daily Newspaper in Montreal
    May 28, 2008 page F4 – interviewed by Ian Howarth on planning an outdoor party
  • Le Journal de Montreal, largest circulation and readership amongst Quebec daily publications
    December 20, 2007 issue – Christmas party tips and good manners
  • Clin d’oeil, Fashion Magazine with 897,000 readers – produced by TVA Publications
    December 2007 – Noël glam en 10 étapes, a 10-step guide for a glamourous Christmas party written by Marie-Julie Gagnon
  • Pure, Magazine by Rogers Publishing
    December 2007 – Caroline Fortin wrote a 2-page article about how to host a stress-free party, titled Recevoir sans stress
  •, Web site
    June 2007 – I shared tips with Nadine Anglin  for her Party Planner: Canada Day Bash article

TV Apparences

All recorded live.

  • On Est Ensemble, Web TV show
    I’m the host of a monthly segment about design.
  • Le TVA 17 heures, Daily News show on TVA
    December 20, 2007 show – 3 minutes live interview with Pierre Bruneau about the top 5 unacceptable behaviors at a Christmas party
  • Noir de Monde, TV show on CH Global
    January 14, 2007 show – 15 minutes live interview on new trends in funeral events, with Karine Bouchard and Harry Delva

Columns and Freelance Writing Contracts

My client list includes the blog of HGTV, Food Network, The Toronto Star, Canal-Vie and Montreal Santé. Here are a sample of my published articles:

Toronto Star, in their print newspaper and Web

Canal-Vie, blog déco

Style Sheet, blog of