It’s as beautiful as it is functional. It cools, it soothes, it sparkles. No self-respecting hostess would ever be caught without it. For this weeks’ new-use highlight, I’m turning the spotlight on ice, ice, baby! Whether you buy it in bulk or make it yourself (perhaps in a fun shape, like one of these?), it’s an undeniable must-have and it’s got more uses than you might think. Check out a few of them below.
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Pie holds a special place at my Thanksgiving table. While I’m not a turkey dinner person (I know!), I always look forward to the dessert course, and pie always pleases. If you’re making the effort to bake your own pie – be it pumpkin, pecan or apple – you’ll want it to arrive in one piece. This simple and attractive pine Piebox, handcrafted in Chicago, is the storing and transporting solution.
If you haven’t read this book, I strongly recommend you do! Written by Frances Hodgson Burnett, it’s one of my all time favourite stories from my childhood, but would be a great read at any age. You can only imagine how thrilled I was to see this gorgeous hardcover version (and how beautiful it will look styled on my bookshelf)!
I know, I know…this isn’t really ‘design related’. BUT I love board games and when I was sent a press release about ‘The Game of Things’ I just had to share. This game isn’t new, it’s celebrating it’s 10th anniversary this year actually, but it’s a blast! For anyone who hasn’t ever played, I recommend you try it out – it’s pretty much guaranteed to make you laugh. Perfect for those upcoming holiday parties or for fall weekends when your family just wants to bundle up and stay inside with a cup of tea.
When it comes to cooking a large meal there’s one thing I haven’t quite mastered yet, and that’s timing. Because of this, when I’m on the hunt for a new recipe, I usually try to find easy one-pot meals. This way, I don’t have to worry about something overcooking, and it cuts down on the amount of dirty dishes.
If you feel you can relate, or are simply looking for a new recipe to serve family, friends or dinner party guests, why not give one of these tasty one-pot meals a try.
1 Cheese cannelloni with spinach and artichokes
A one-pot recipe for cheese cannelloni that’s bursting with taste.
It’s getting to be that time of year again…the holidays. Which means presents. Which means wrapping! Last year, the Design Team created 4 different styles of DIY wrapping. This year, I looked to some of my favourite wallpapers for wrapping inspiration. And since our November issue is now available, I thought I’d share some behind the scenes pictures from my crafting. It was a ton of fun and not that hard to do (I promise). These would be great crafts to do with kids! Read on to learn more about the steps and to see some progress shots from the shoot!