Indigo Spring/Summer 2014 Collection

I was graciously invited to attend a media event at my local Indigo at Chinook Mall in Calgary, AB to see their Spring/Summer 2014 Collection. I jumped at the chance, I am a big fan of this store. I was also able to bring a friend and brought my girlfriend Cheryl to come and have some fun with me. It was a great evening. They gave us little cards to fill out for our wish list and one lucky person got everything they wrote down, made the night so enjoyable!!

When you walk into Indigo you instantly have a warm inviting feeling. It is all about home, family, entertaining, and of course one of my favorites, reading!!

It is so lovely to grab a coffee from the Starbucks and wander the aisles looking for a good read. I, of course, head for the foodie books.

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I did pick myself up a new read called Provence 1970 about Fisher, Child and Beard and the reinvention of American Taste. Can’t wait to sink my teeth into that one!!

Indigo isn’t just books anymore, it is a lifestyle store in my mind. Bringing all that you need, to you in a one stop shop!! Look at all this amazing product. I love the big glass containers, heavenly!!

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This looks like such a great book!! Don’t you just love summer!!

Indigo 2014 by Noshing With The Nolands (4) (Small)These are a great idea for a hostess gift, monogrammed cheese boards!!

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Look at all the amazing wooden serving dishes. I would love one of each please!! Okay, a dozen of the placemats!!

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Entertaining made easy is all about what is on these shelves!!

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Marimekko is a fantastic Finnish design company that has the most gorgeous of prints!!! Add a little color to your table with these gorgeous napkins!!

Indigo 2014 by Noshing With The Nolands (6) (Small)I have a real thing for tableware, I could never have enough. Look how pretty blue and spring-like these are!!

Indigo 2014 by Noshing With The Nolands (10) (Small)To go with the tableware are these lovely napkins, perfect to make your Easter table bloom!!

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Little pretty hors d’oeuvres were passed around for us to nibble on, plus chocolate and a lovely lemonade.

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Thinking of dad for his big day coming up? Here are some ideas!!

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This was my favorite out of all of the items because who doesn’t Love Weekends!!

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Come on by your local Indigo and see all they have to make your home bright and beautiful. There are also loads of baby, kids and fashion accessories plus lots more.

Knork Flatware

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Knork2I was given some of this beautiful flatware to sample. Knork is a utensil with an edge. It was founded by Michael D. Miller who sought after a new dining experience. The fork is not only designed for its simplicity and elegance but its has been integrated to be a knife also. The edge is not sharp enough to cut you but can easily go through many foods.

The accompanying knife is very impressive also, it has the quality and sharpness of a good steak knife. Something that is rare in a flatware set. The utensils are heavy and substantial also signifying good quality. Heavier than your average set, for sure but not too heavy to be easily managed and enjoyed.

Knork1Bravo’s Top Chef and Top Chef Masters use it, along with Rachel Ray!! Wolfgang Puck’s Los Angeles Food and Wine event uses it exclusively!! This will be the first choice for us when purchasing a new set of flatware. Its smooth contoured handles are highlighted with a beautiful matte or glossy finish, adding a stylish addition to your table.

Restaurants using Knork include Stefan Richter’s Stefan’s at LA Farm, Chris Cosentino’s PIGG, Ricardo Zarate’s Picca and Mochica in LA, Aaron Sanchez’s Mestizo and Richard Blais’ FLiP Burger, Homaro Cantu’s iNG in Chicago, Chef Ludo’s LudoBites, Adam Fleischam’s Umami Burger restaurants, Kevin Gillespie’s Gunshow, Bryan Caswell’s Reef in Houston as well as many other acclaimed restaurants across the country.

I love table settings, from modern to classic and flatware is a very important element in balancing that right look. Surprise the foodie in your life or that bride to be with this gorgeous flatware. They will be delighted!!

KnorkKnork also has a great outdoor set with the same fantastic fork and its functionality. They come in a pack with all these great colors. Perfect for that outdoor BBQ or picnic.

Knork3Check out their site for all the details and pricing at KNORK.

 

Wedding Invitations and so much more!!

Do you have wedding nuptials coming up in 2014? In need of gorgeous wedding invitations? You of course, first have to let everyone know to Save The Date.

Minted has gorgeous invitations for any occasion but just around the corner is wedding season. Something you have to be thinking about if you are the bride to be!!

minted_weddinglanding_mainbanner_2013Q2_v02Why choose Minted?

-Designs by independent artists

-Luxe paper, the thickest in the industry

-Customize a design, make it your own

-Personalized service from a design team

-Fast and Reliable, 5-7 days turnaround

Plus you can receive a sample kit for free!! This makes the wedding decisions for invitations so much easier!!

Minted has so much more for all your special occasions. Their product selection is very extensive, giving you so many wonderful choices in card shapes, envelopes and liners. Minted offers a proof service too, so you can see your card after you have designed it, leaving no room for error!!

I am kind of jazzed about their menu cards, but that is the foodie in me coming out. I love to have attractive menus for my guests to view what delicacies I will be serving them for the evening. They are fun and easy to do!!

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They have a whole line of photo cards to for the holidays, Valentine’s, baby and more. Look how adorable those baby ones are!!! You have to supply the cute baby though!!! Just saying!!

minted babyCome over to Minted and have a look around, stay awhile, there is lots to see!!