Dining rooms can be an art in themselves, from the centerpieces, to the chairs, to the artwork on that adorn the walls...or anything really that's part of the room makes a difference in the over all look. Here are some fun and unique ones that I love
A chic and luscious cafe/restaurant style dining room
mixing old and new. a frame adorned wall, woodsy table, and ghost chairs
A country shabby-chic, pastel palette, dining room
jade and mint, ombré green tones make for a serene dining space here
monochromatic and rustic...
A see-through dining table?Clear glass makes up most, if not all,
of this dining room. Definitely unique
A paris like, baroque-esque, inspired dining room...
This dining room's focal point are definitely those chairs. In Pantone's 2013 color of the year, these emerald green chairs go perfectly with the black and white floor and brass & white, artistic lamp fixture
Luckily I got to back to the land of the sun for thanksgiving! I loved being back even though it was only for four days. While I was there, I saw UAE preparing for National Day and it seems like the preparations and decor are in full gear!
Reunited with my brother!
Upon my surprise visit to my friends at my old school AUD I noticed flags, and light fixtures all around..
I also was informed about Kitsch cupcakes' special offer for National day. How pretty are these cupcakes?!?!
Heres the info:
Kitsch Cupcakes, Dubai’s first specialized cupcakes bar, will be introducing a special range of cupcakes to mark the 41st anniversary of the United Arab Emirates this year. The cupcakes will be available from the 25th of November 2012 onwards.
The UAE National Day cupcakes can be customized to be made in any of your favorite flavors. You can select any one of Kitsch’s 25 different flavors of cupcakes including Kitsch’s best seller, the indulgent Red Velvet!
The special range of UAE National Day cupcakes will retail starting at AED 14 each and will be available at Kitsch Cupcakes Jumeirah Beach Road, Kitsch Cupcakes DIFC and Kitsch Cupcakes Abu Dhabi located at The Souq in Central Market.
Can’t be bothered to drive? Customers can also place their cupcake orders and have it delivered to their doorstep by simply dialing Kitsch’s dedicated cupcake hotline 800 – CUPCAKE – it’s as simple as that!
Celebrate the UAE National Day with the most scrumptious & delicious treats in town! Rated as the best tasting cupcakes in the UAE by 3-Star Michelin & Celebrity chef Marco-Pierre White and voted the number 1 cupcake in the UAE, it definitely won’t let you down!
For further information, please visit www.kitschconcept.com or contact 04-395 6963
With winter around the corner, the dropping temperatures creates for more indoor activities. It also makes for the perfect time to stay in a couple hours and organize things around the house.
There's nothing like an organized closest, so here are a few tips and strategies from the industry's professionals for organizing your closet. Today we focus on how to organize folded and hung clothes so that finding and enjoying them are way easier!
Strategy: Folding Clothes
If you prefer to fold your clothes or have a lot of clothing that is best stored folded, Meryl Starr, a professional organizer in New York and author ofThe Organizing Workbook, recommends these tips for folding clothes within your closet.
- Shelves should be about 12 inches deep, roughly the
depth of a stack of clothes. You don't want a lot of
wasted space in front or behind.
- Ventilated shelves promote airflow around folded
clothes, which cuts down on the possibility of mold,
mildew, and pests.
- Group like with like (jeans with jeans, etc.).
Same-size items stack more neatly
- Put clothes you use most in the center at eye level.
-Don't stack higher than about a foot, and leave at least
6 inches between the top of the stack and the next shelf
for easy reaching in.
- Add drawers to collect smaller items. If you don't have
drawers, use a basket or two. Position drawers below eye
level so it's easy to peer in.
Strategy: Hanging Clothes
Hanging up clothing inside a closet is an easy way to keep clothing organized, especially if you have a lot of dress clothes, suits, or dresses. Lorie Marrero, creator of The Clutter Diet online program, recommends these tips:
-- For the double-hang area, put the shortest clothes on
the top rod and hang the bottom one as high as possible
under them. Use space freed up near the floor for a shoe
rack or storage bins.
-- Organize garments by category and separate with hanging
labels; the more specific the categories the better. For example,
subdivide your shirts into short- and long-sleeve, or casual
and dressy. Bonus points: Organize by color within a category.
-Keep shoes, purses, and jewelry in hanging organizers there
are dozens on the market, so you can see them alongside your
...for pumpkin pie. Yum! Theres nothing better in this season than savoring a slice of pumpkin pie and a scoop of vanilla ice cream...or two! Oh, and don't forget the whipped cream! I always fall back onto Libby's traditional and classic pumpkin pie recipe. It couldn't be easier to make at home, and results are perfect every time.
• 3/4 cup granulated sugar
• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
• 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
• 2 large eggs
• 1 can (15 oz.) LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
• 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
• 1 unbaked 9-inch (4-cup volume) deep-dish pie shell
Whipped cream (optional)
(preheat oven to 425˚F)
Sugar, cinnamon, salt, ginger, and cloves in a small bowl. Beat eggs in a large bowl. Stir pumpkin and sugar-spice mixture. Gradually stir in evaporated milk
Into pie shell.
In preheated 425°F. oven for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350°F.; bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 2 hours. Serve immediately or refrigerate. Top with whipped cream before serving.