View 42554403's profile

Picks for Entertaining Holiday Guests

While parties and presents are great, the best part of the holiday season is spending time and making memories with family and friends. Having loved ones stay in your home over the holidays can be both rewarding and nerve racking. But don’t fret! We’ve got a few home gadgets and gizmos up our sleeves to help your holiday guests feel extra special and welcome.

Remember: A little luxury and attention to detail goes a long way. Now’s the time to break out the good wine glasses and bedding!

Check out some of our housewares picks below:

all-clad, cuisinart, delonghi, entertaining at home, entertaining for the holidays, entertaining guests, holiday guests, house guests, lenox, Oneida, rowenta, shun, Vince Camuto Bedding, Vince Camuto Home

Bed & Bath:

Vince Camuto “Bal Harbour” 4-Piece Comforter Set- Create a luxurious and restful retreat for your guests with this stylish bedding set in a calming misty blue color.

Rowenta Ultra Steambrush- This handy yet powerful tool makes sure your bedding, curtains and even delicate party dresses are picture perfect!

Dining/Drinks:

Lenox Tuscany Classics Punch Bowl Set- Celebrate the season with classic punch served in this beautiful and timeless serving set.

Oneida “Aquarius” Red Wine Glass Set of 2- It’s amazing how fine crystal stemware can enhance your favorite varietals.

Cookwear/Cutlery:

All-Clad Large Roti Turkey Pan w/ Rack + Turkey Forks- Serve up that Thanksgiving masterpiece in this heavy-duty nonstick pan and get ready for the oohs and ahhs from your guests!

Shun 2-Piece Classic Carving Set- Made of sturdy Japanese steel to tackle all your turkey and roast carving needs like a seasoned pro.

Kitchen Electrics:

DeLonghi Convection Toaster Oven- Prepare delicious meals and side dishes efficiently with this space-saving kitchen essential.

Cuisinart Elite Collection ® 14-Cup Food Processor- Cut your prep time with this powerful and versatile machine so you can get back to enjoying the holiday festivities faster!

View 42554403's profile

Holiday Cooking with Breville

Pulling off the perfect holiday feast takes time, patience and, of course, the right kitchen helpers. While family and friends can be great help in the kitchen, having the right kitchen appliances is all you really need for a perfectly-executed preparation. After all, you know what they say about having too many cooks in the kitchen!

Below are some of our favorite Breville essentials for cooking up a holiday feast they won’t soon forget!

Breville, Cooking for the Holidays, Holiday Get-togethers, Holiday Gatherings, kitchen, cooking, cooking with Breville, entertaining at home, kitchenware, kitchen appliances, Zappos Home,

1. Breville the Smart Oven®

2. Breville the HemisphereControl Blender

3. Breville The Control Grip Immersion Stick Blender

4. Breville Slow Cooker with EasySear

5. Breville The Smart ScoopIce Cream Maker

6. Breville The Scraper Mixer Pro

View 42554403's profile

New Brand Spotlight: Artland

artland, artland tableware, entertaining at home, at home, houseware, kitchenware, tableware, Artland serving sets, artland glasses, parties, cocktail hour, cocktails
With showrooms in New York City, Beijing, Xian, and Guangzhou, and even wider distribution, Artland enjoys a major presence in the worldwide tabletop and home fashions industries. Artland’s vibrant patterns, prints, and colors are a splashy alternative to standard glassware.

When you’re searching for colorful glassware, beautiful home décor, and entertaining pieces sure to spark conversation at your next gathering, look no further than Artland for quality, functionality, and artistry.

View 42554403's profile

It's the Season for Summer BBQs!

With the 4th of July coming up, we thought we’d pay a much-deserved homage to one of our favorite all-American summer traditions: the backyard BBQ!

There’s nothing quite like firing up the grill for some hotdogs and burgers with great friends and family, sipping on cold beverages as we celebrate the summertime.

To help you craft the perfect backyard BBQ, check out some of our best kitchen gadgets below!

fourth of july bbqs, 4th of july, summer bbqs, summer barbeques, entertaining at home, backyard BBQs,all-clad, emile henry, OXO, kitchen gadgets, cooking gadgets, cooking gear, kitchenware, joseph joseph, wusthof, cuisinart, breville, bodum, Zappos housewares,

1. All-Clad Stainless Steel Barbeque Set (with case)

2. Cuisinart CPB-300 Smartpower Portable Blender/Chopper

3. Bodum Iced Tea Jug with Filter

4. OXO Good Grips® Chef's Digital Leave-in Meat Thermometer

5. Emile Henry Flame Top Grilling/Baking Stone

6. Joseph Joseph Index Advance Chopping Board Set

7. Wusthof Classic 2-Piece Starter Set

8. Cuisinart Frozen Yogurt/ Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker

9. Breville the HemisphereControl Blender

Aside from the typical BBQ fare, treat your guests to cold treats like homemade ice cream, or try this deliciously refreshing lemonade recipe from allrecipes.com!

Cucumber Lemonade – by Lori

1 cucumber, thinly sliced

1 12oz. can frozen lemonade concentrate

2 liters of lemon-lime carbonated beverage

Place the cucumber slices in the plastic filter of your Bodum Iced Tea Jug. Pour the lemonade concentrate and let stand for 10 minutes. Pour in the lemon-lime soda. Pour into glasses and garnish with lemon slices. Serve to your parched guests and enjoy!

View 42554403's profile

Picks for Summertime Entertaining

One of the great joys in life is entertaining at home for friends and family. With BBQ season in full swing, we’re excited to fire up the grill, serve up some refreshing cocktails and share some yummy summertime fare with those we love! From good ol’ homemade apple pie to salads and burgers, great food is meant to be enjoyed with great company.

Check out some of our favorite dining and kitchen gadgets for pulling off the perfect lunch or dinner get-togethers in your backyard this summer.

at home, home, kitchenware, tableware, diningware, entertaining at home, bar accessories, glassware, bar glasses, Emile Henry, BIA Cordon Bleu,Echo Design Home, Vitamix, Riedel, Gorham, Dansk, Lenox, Le Creuset, Spiegelau,

1. Lenox Tuscany Classics Beverage Pitcher

2. Echo Design Latika Seafoaf 4-Pc Place Setting

3. Vitamix CIA Professional Series

4. Dansk Classic Fjord All Purpose Serving Bowl

5. Gorham That's Entertainment Bar Set

6. Riedel H2O Classic Bar Long Drink 2-Pc Set

7. Lenox Chip & Dip Serving Plate

8. Le Creuset Bistro Grill

9. BIA Cordon Bleu BIAmboo 4-Pc Salad Plate Set

10. BIA Cordon Bleu 2-Pc 3-Section Server Set

11. Spiegelau Beer Tall Pilsner Glass Set

12. Emile Henry Le Grande Pie Dish

For a refreshing summer treat for the whole family, try this delicious smoothie recipe from Vitamix®!

Citrus Smoothie

vitamix, smoothies, vitamix blender, citrus smoothie, Vitamix Blender Ingredients:

1 orange, peeled and quartered

¼ lemon, peeled, quartered and seeded

½ cup fresh pineapple chunks

¼ cup fresh mango chunks

1 cup ice cubes

Place all ingredients in the Vitamix in the order listed. Start at Variable 1 setting and turn on the machine. Slowly increase the speed to 10 then to High. Blend for 1 minute or until desired consistency is reached. Enjoy!

View 42554403's profile

Tips & Picks for Game Day Entertaining

As the dust from the playoffs start to settle, and the last two teams standing face each other for the big game, football fans across the country congregate to enjoy the competition, food, friends and of course, those awesome commercials!

If you’re planning on hosting a game day party to root for your favorite team (or just enjoy this last hurrah of the season if your team didn’t make the cut!), here are a few tips to get you prepared along with some of our top picks for football fun at home:

It’s all about atmosphere. Make your home more festive than any bar in town by incorporating team colors—napkins, paper plates, serving bowls, pennants, balloons… It IS a party after all! Try having a football ready to toss around between guests during halftime. It’ll get everyone in the touchdown spirit!

Snacks, snacks, and more snacks! Chips and dip are a great game-day go to. Since this IS the biggest game of the year, why not elevate your selection of dips by whipping up something special in a slow cooker? Mom’s chilli anyone?

at home, football, football games, Waechtersbach, DeLonghi, Mitchell & Ness, New Era caps, New Era hats, Bodum, Highbury, Krups, Spiegelau, Waring Pro, Wilson, entertaining, entertaining at home, game day fun, game day entertaining, BBQs, parties, football parties, football party,

1.Mitchell & Ness NFL® hats, 2. Waechtersbach Fun Factory Serving Bowls (Set of 2), 3. Krups Beer Tender, 4. Spiegelau Beer Glasses (Set of 2), 5. DeLongi 5-Quart Stainless Steel Slow Cooker, 6. Highbury Whittier 3-Section Tray, 7. Waring Pro Buffet Server, 8. Wilson NFL Game Ball, 9. Bodum Picnic Charcoal Grill

Tailgate favorites are always a hit. An at-home football party calls for BBQ classics, wings and ribs! They keep hungry guests happy…even if their team is on the losing end. Set up a buffet-style table with a heated server, some colorful serving plates and some stick-to-your ribs recipes.  

Cheer on your team with a selection of beverages. Beer and soda are the obvious must-haves for football parties, but make sure you offer lots of cold water, too! If you really want to impress your guests, bring the bar home by serving a traditional foam-topped beer from your personal beer draught tap!

View 42554403's profile

New Brand Spotlight: Waechtersbach

Waechtersbach, Waechtersbach  ceramics, Waechtersbach red glaze, Waechtersbach red glaze ceramics, plates, ceramic plates, coffee mugs, kitchenware, dining, tableware, kitchen accessories, home goods, entertaining at home

Since 1832, Waechtersbach™ has been producing high-quality ceramic tableware and kitchen accessories manufactured in Germany. Known for its vibrant colors and luminous glaze work, Waechtersbach prides itself on adding color and beauty to the lives of customers worldwide. Red glaze is a particular specialty, and Waechtersbach's bright, saturated red is world renowned.

Check out Waechtersbach ceramics on Zappos.com to liven up your dining experience!

View 42554403's profile

New Brand Spotlight: Reed & Barton

reed & barton, home,flatware,silverware,glasses,glassware,dining,at home,entertaining,,entertaining at home,new brand spotlight,

In business for over 186 years, Reed & Barton is one of the country's foremost marketers of fine tableware and giftware. Stylish entertaining starts with great flatware, stemware and of course, the perfect tabletop presentation. Reed & Barton creates a fine selection of silver and stainless steel flatware, along with everything the discerning host needs to make the most of the at-home dining experience.

Check out Reed & Barton for your home or for a great housewarming or wedding gift!