Chef’s Table

Have you ever made a reservation for a chef’s table at a restaurant? A chef’s table is a special table only available in some eatery’s that are located near or in the kitchen itself. It can be and thrilling and intimate dinning experience for the foodie in you. Many residential kitchen designs have this already; a dine-in kitchen with a corner banquette, or bistro table thoughtfully placed for the chef themselves and one or few other lucky ones.

The image above is a kitchen design by Frank Ponterio. See the use of a seductively darker paint colour to envelope the small dining area just steps away from the kitchen cabinets. The slipcovered linen chairs are brilliant, not only do they give an inviting feeling of plush furniture, but the slipcovers can be removed for easy cleaning. A great piece of art and pendant light fixture anchor the table to its designated spot. Read more

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An Evening With Your Valentine

Sometimes Adam and I like to go out for Valentines the day before or after the 14th so we miss the packed out restaurants and parking lots. We still make Valentines day a special occasion as an extra special dinner is planned for enjoyment at home. The bonus is that you get two days to celebrate! Here is what your evening could look like chez moi:

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Good Gracious: Acacia Cake Stand

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Being a good and gracious hostess can mean many things, but for me it means you never forget dessert! Breaking bread is so much more enjoyable with a good cup of coffee and a tasty morsel at the end of the day. Present your fresh pastries on a cake stand like this pretty Acacia Cake Stand by Magnolia Market. The attractive grain of Acacia wood is softened with subtle smooth turnings. Dig in.

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High to Low: Tray Tables

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These elegant tray tables do double duty as glam and utilitarian end tables to perch on the end of your sofa. Can you guess which one is $875, or $119? Click below to find out:

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Wishbone Serving Bowls

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Here is to wishing you a wonderful time spent with those whom you love! With so much holidays spent enjoying delicious treats and savoury dishes, why not serve them up in these hopeful glass dishes with golden wishbones?

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Flower Power Deco Vase

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How fun is this?! The Flower Power Deco Vase comes comes with three fruit cutters, a melon baller and vase with eleven stems to skewer your tasty design. This would be great for children’s parties, or any casual fete that could use a bit of whimsy. Available here.

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Stir Up Some Fun!

Fred's Cool Jazz Ice Stir Sticks by Bergo

Stir up some fun with custom stir sticks from the awesome Etsy community, or the Fred’s Cool Jazz Ice Stir Sticks. Just pour water in the cube tray and serve at your next party! I could see this used at a rock themed pre-teen party with grape guitar ice cubes served in Lemonade! Drinks up! $10.00 CA at bergo.ca

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Peacock Feather Dinnerware

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Macy’s has a new featured dinnerware line designed by a celebrity. The Edie Rose Peacock Feather dinnerware set is feminine and pretty and youthful, much like the designer herself! So who is it?

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Knitted Ceramic Dish

18 karat knitted ceramic serving dish

Looking for something interesting and different to give as a gift for a hostess with the most this season? Try the knitted ceramic serving dish by 18 Karat. I am all for interesting textures, and this cable-knit pattern looks as cozy as a thick pair of mittens. A perfect way to show your warm feelings.

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Hands Bowl

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What do you see? Thankful hands, hands held up in need, or comforting hands ready to cradle all the blessings given? This is the Hands Bowl by Yumi Masuko. The pure lines and softened edges of these outstretched giving hands remind me of my mom’s. This is the time of year to think on things we are thankful for.

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