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all i want for christmas is…

I have had a big crush on this blanket by Swedish designer Pia Wallen for quite some time.

sah wish list cross blanket all i want for christmas is...

Image courtesy of Story North

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win a kenwood triblade hand blender

This morning on CityLine, Tracy Moore and I baked up a storm in the kitchen recreating the Plum Cake that’s featured in this month’s issue of Style at Home, and gave one lucky audience member a Kenwood Triblade hand blender before it’s available in stores this October. Now, I want to give one away to our online readers!

tara cityline win a kenwood triblade hand blender
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ikea copenhagen: ps collection preview

As you may have read in this months issue of Style at Home, I was in a girl’s dream-come-true when I learned that I would be jumping a flight to Scandinavia to visit Sweden. So, last February, I visited the birthplace of a store that is near and dear to my heart – IKEA.

You can imagine my delight when I realized that I would be previewing the launch of my ultimate fave “PS Collection“, and be given the opportunity to sit and talk with some of the designers of PS 2012. Amazing!

ikea royal copenhagen flagship store ikea copenhagen: ps collection preview

The Royal Copenhagen Flagship Store in Copenhagen is so stunning, and houses many different Royal Copenhagen patterns, all of which are hand-painted on china.

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