Meet my new best friend, Bialetti. This Italian espresso maker makes the best coffee, hands down. It is owned by 9 out of 10 households in Italy. I'm guessing they know a thing or two about coffee! After seeing Ina Garten and Giada DeLaurentiis use them on their cooking shows over the years, I've been meaning to get one. Can you believe it only costs $30? No kidding. And, it's the easiest thing I've ever used.
I have barely begun buying gifts and I'm already thinking about the gift wrap. I simply adore a beautiful presentation. Here are a few ideas that are sure to please.
My absolute favorite magazine is Canandian House & Home. Even though it costs more, since I'm in the U.S., it's worth every, single, little penny. I anxiously await for each issue to arrive in my mailbox.
The cover of this month's issue features this breathtaking kitchen which was named, Kitchen of the Year and is in the 2010 Princess Margaret Hospital Showhome. From the gorgeous lighting, bluestone pavers, rustic table and professional appliances, this is casual elegance at it's finest!
My scanner is acting up so I photographed the magazine so you could see...
I'm finally getting some time to catch up on the stacks of decor magazines I receive each month. I think I have over 15 subscriptions. I came across this home featured in Traditional Home located in Aspen, Colorado and immediately fell in love.
Thought I'd share my Thanksgiving table place settings with you. I love using simple, organic, and not too over-the-top items to create a welcoming place at the table. Fresh herbs and fruit, things you can either find in your yard or at your local grocery store, work perfectly.
This year I took an element I used a few years ago, but always love, rosemary sprigs. Not only does it look good, it smells amazing! Just as Thanksgiving should be. I tied each napkin with a pretty silk ribbon and a paper tag with each guests name.